Microsoft Says Mango Phones to Support LTE, Dual-Core Chips
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will eventually be available on handsets that include dual-core processors and Long Term Evolution 4G, said Microsoft's Andy Lees in an interview with AllThingsD. While Lees didn't make any specific product announcements, he said that the newest WP7.5 devies will be "all single core, but I suspect that they will be faster in usage than any dual-core phone that you put against it, and that’s the point." Lees said that Microsoft needed to optimize its platform for dual-coree chips, which is why it hasn't supported them before. Devices with dual-core chips are coming. Lees also said the company held off on including LTE support until second-generation LTE components became available. "The first LTE phones were big and big (users) of the battery, and I think it's possible to do it in a way that is far more efficient, and that's what we will be doing." Lees didn't say when phones with dual-cores and LTE will arrive. Lees also indicated that Microsoft is already working hard on the next version of Windows Phone so that it can keep pace with its Android and iOS rivals.
Microsoft Debuts Two Low-Cost Lumias
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435, two entry-level Windows Phones. Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and include core software features such as Microsoft Office, Skype, OneDrive, HERE Maps, and Cortana.
Acer Jade Liquid Primo Hits Microsoft Store
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Microsoft Announces the Lumia 640
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Lumia 535 First Windows Phone to Wear Microsoft Name
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 535, the first phone it has revealed without the Nokia brand since it acquired the company's handset division earlier this year. The 535 is a low-cost smartphone meant for emerging markets.
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