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All signs are pointing to Microsoft’s Lumia 650 being the end of the line for the long-running Lumia smartphone family. First ushered in by Nokia, then absorbed by Microsoft, it now looks as though Microsoft will pin its future smartphone hopes on in-house designed “Surface” phones. But before we get to that point, Microsoft has to actually get the Lumia 650 out the door. And today, Microsoft took the first step by putting the smartphone up for preorder in the United States and Canada. Although you can preorder the Lumia 650 today, it won’t actually ship until April 1st. When it comes to the actual smartphone, don’t let its premium finish fool you into thinking that this is a high-end phone.... Read more...
We’ve been talking about the Lumia 650 for months, but Microsoft has officially spilled the beans on its latest low-end smartphone. If previous reports are accurate, this will be the last smartphone to wear Lumia branding, and unfortunately, the storied phone line is going out with a whimper instead of a bang. Microsoft is targeting the Lumia 650 at business customers and has actually infused the device with a somewhat higher quality build than the flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The smartphone features a diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, measures in at just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at a feathery 4.3 ounces. “This really is a beautiful phone. We’ve paid attention to every detail,... Read more...
The leaks keep happening, yet Microsoft still isn’t ready to “officially” lift the veil on its latest mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone: the Lumia 650. Just a few days ago, famed smartphone leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) provided a press render showcasing the front of the device. Today, a number of new press renders have surfaced showing the Lumia 650 from numerous angles, although none show the device from the rear. The renders clearly show off the smartphone’s thin 7.27mm metal-rimmed frame, which should give it a more premium feel than the much more expensive Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. As we’ve previously reproved, the Lumia 650 is spec’d as follows: 5-inch 720p AMOLED displayQuad-core... Read more...
Could it be the end of the line for Microsoft’s (and formerly Nokia’s) Lumia brand of smartphones? According to a new report, the upcoming Lumia 650 will be the last smartphone to wear the Lumia branding. The Lumia 650 will reportedly be unveiled on February 1st, and there will likely be little fanfare whatsoever for what could be the end of the Lumia line. Microsoft is expected to announce the smartphone via low-key blog posting, which sounds about right considering that the Lumia 650 doesn’t look like much of an improvement over last year’s Lumia 640.Microsoft Lumia 650 [Image Source: Evan Blass] The rumored specs of the Lumia 650 (RM-1152) include: 5-inch 720p displayQuad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more...
Just before Christmas, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela seemingly confirmed the existence of a new mid-range smartphone: the Lumia 650. Capossela was asked by Microsoft watchers Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott when the [until this point] unannounced product would be released. Instead of avoiding the question altogether, Capossela replied that no definite release date had been pinned for the Lumia 650. Now, notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass has managed to get his hands on an image of a Lumia 650 engineering prototype. The leaked image confirms at least one rumored aspect of the Lumia 650’s design — it has a metal rim around the perimeter of the smartphone, which oddly enough... Read more...
Microsoft’s first-party Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones are the first smartphones to ship running the company’s brand new Windows 10 Mobile operating system (check out Marco’s review of the Lumia 950 right here). Unfortunately for those with legacy Lumia devices, the wait for Windows 10 Mobile will be a bit longer, with Microsoft recently stating that it will not send out the over-the-air (OTA) update until next year. In the mean time, Microsoft is working on a new mid-range smartphone that will slot in below the Lumia 950. The Lumia 650 has been rumored for quite some time, but Microsoft has never made any official comments on the device. However, the existence of the Lumia 650 has been... Read more...