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Lumia 950 and 950XL Rumor Roundup: Photos leak showing the new Windows phones

Microsoft is expected to announce two high-end Windows smartphones this year. Previously known as the 940 and 940XL, there's a chance the company may rename them the 950 and 950XL. Here's everything we think we know about them so far.

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Bumper Microsoft event with new Surface and Lumia hardware rumored for October

Rumors say Microsoft has got plenty of new Surface and Lumia hardware to show off, and it's apparently going to do so at a bumper event in October. Flagship Lumia phones, the Surface Pro 4, and even the Microsoft Band 2 are all possible.

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See how gestures would have controlled Microsoft’s cancelled McLaren phone

Remember that Microsoft McLaren Windows phone from last year? It was supposed to offer Kinect-like gestures, but Microsoft cancelled it. This new video of the device sheds some light on this mysterious device.

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Microsoft’s Lumia madness could continue later this year with three more midlevel Lumia phones

Even though Microsoft is rumored to release its flagship Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL smartphones later this year, the company might also release three more Lumia handsets: the Lumia 550, Lumia 750, and the Lumia 850.

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Microsoft looks to tone down its portfolio by releasing no more than 6 smartphones a year

Microsoft's recent $7.6 billion writedown was troubling enough, but now the company will reportedly not release more than six phones per year. Microsoft looks to reportedly accomplish this by streamlining its portfolio.

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Microsoft slashes 7,800 jobs from its phone business and writes off $7.6B in Nokia costs

Microsoft announced it would write down $7.6 billion as part of its acquisition of the underperforming Nokia. It also announced job cuts of 7,800 and a renewed focus on high-end handsets.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL: AT&T claims the XL, while T-Mobile and Cricket nab the 640

Microsoft introduced two new Lumia smartphones back in March: The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The mid-range phones sport solid specs, low price tags, and are both available in the US now.

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Lumia fans, get ready: Microsoft reportedly plans to unveil two flagship phones this year

According to two separate reports, Microsoft's planning to unveil two new flagship Lumia phones later this year. They'll both feature unique hardware and support Windows 10's Continuum feature.

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The new Windows Phone 10 preview includes Project Spartan and a ton of new apps

A new Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview release, Microsoft's very first beta for mobile, includes Project Spartan, plus a bevy of core app updates. It's still unstable, but progressing closer toward a final release.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640XL: Pre-orders start in the UK, while the U.S. must wait for AT&T

Microsoft introduced two new Lumia smartphones back in March: The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The mid-range phones sport solid specs, low price tags, and are both starting to go up for pre-order around the world.

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Microsoft, Sony, Oppo, and Motorola all pledge allegiance to the Snapdragon 810

Microsoft, Sony, Motorola, and Oppo are all working on new mobile devices which use the Snapdragon 810 processor, ready for release later this year, according to a document released by Qualcomm.

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MixRadio is now owned by the Line messaging app

Popular messaging app Line has acquired Microsoft's MixRadio streaming music service, which it apparently plans to operate independently of its own, recently announced Line Music service.

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Microsoft may not release a new flagship Lumia phone until late 2015

A new rumor report suggests Windows Phone fans wanting a high-end device from Microsoft are in for a long wait. If it's accurate, Microsoft won't launch a flagship Lumia phone until September 2015.

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Got a Windows Phone 8 Lumia? It will definitely get Windows 10

With Windows 10 still a year out from availability, we've assembled announces pertaining to current Windows Phone handsets receiving the update. Read on to see if your phone made the cut.

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The first Microsoft Lumia phone is here, and it’s the Lumia 535

Microsoft has announced the first Lumia smartphone to come wearing its own name, and it's the budget Lumia 535. The phone fits into Microsoft's own "5x5x5" design philosophy, meaning it comes with two 5-megapixel cameras, and a 5-inch screen.

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