The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

I just finished writing the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Normally when I get a phone to review, I’m able to write a full review within two weeks. While I’ve recorded video reviews for both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, here I am writing a review two months after their launch. There’s really just so much to talk about in the flagship Windows Phone space…

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Microsoft Promises New Plan to Deliver Firmware to Insiders

Microsoft Promises New Plan to Deliver Firmware to Insiders

Today, Jason from Microsoft posted in the Answers forum about firmware updates to Insiders, saying that Microsoft is working on a way to make them available. As it stands, Insiders don’t have access to firmware updates, as firmware updates are on the production servers, not on the Insider servers. In order to receive a firmware update, the Insider must roll back through the Windows Device Recovery Tool to get the update, and then update again…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Welcome to the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. First, a little bit of a backstory. Normally when I receive a new phone to review, it takes about two weeks before I can write a proper review. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been on the market for over two months now and I’ve been using them since day one. In the past two months,…

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More Lumia 950 Back Covers Now Available!

More Lumia 950 Back Covers Now Available!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I used to use cases on my phones. I owned a lot of cases so my phone would look different according to my mood. Eventually, I came to a realization. Part of the reason that I’m buying this phone is because it’s a beautiful piece of hardware. Why would I want to cover that up?

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Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Ever since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were announced, everyone wanted to know about Verizon. Would the devices work on Verizon? If not, why not? It was quickly found that the new Lumias would not work on Verizon’s network. Sure, the hardware is there but the device would not activate on Verizon’s network.

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Hands On with Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile

Hands On with Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile

One of the most interesting things about the Microsoft event on Wednesday was that they never really said the words “Windows 10 Mobile”. They even went so far as to say that the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL run “full Windows”. Of course, the definition of “full Windows” can be debated until the end of time. It’s clear that Microsoft doesn’t want you to view Windows 10 Mobile as a mobile…

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Hands On with Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Hands On with Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

The best part of being able to go to the Microsoft event on Wednesday was that I got to try out all of the cool new devices. I got to try the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Book, and I even got to try out HoloLens! Here’s my impressions of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

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Microsoft Finally Launches Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Finally Launches Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Panos Panay came on stage at the Microsoft event today. Can I just say he is freakin awesome? Definitely one of the best presenters around. They need to keep this guy around. First of all, liquid cooling in these phones. What? Right, liquid cooling. Both devices will use 1440p AMOLED displays, the 950 being 5.2″ and the 950 XL being 5.7″. Also, they both have Glance, which is something we all care about. Panay promised…

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Can Microsoft Really “Wow” Us Today?

Can Microsoft Really “Wow” Us Today?

It’s 13 minutes before the big Microsoft event and I’m hammering away at my keyboard because I have something I want to say. We haven’t seen a flagship Windows Phone since June, 2014. We haven’t seen a flagship Surface since May of that same year. With the outcry for Windows devices for enthusiasts, it’s no secret that Microsoft really can’t leave anything on the table today. Paul Thurrott wrote an article called “This is Microsoft’s…

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Microsoft’s Big Bang Hardware Event will be October 6

Microsoft’s Big Bang Hardware Event will be October 6

It’s official. Microsoft has sent out invitations to the “Big Bang” hardware event on October 6. We’re expecting to see the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 4, and Microsoft Band 2. Very little is known about Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2. In fact, almost nothing is known about Microsoft Band 2, except for the fact that it will still run only firmware and not Windows 10 Core. Surface Pro…

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