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Microsoft Culls 18,000 Staff: Does This Spell The End Of Its Devices?

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18,000. Although Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but 12,500 are expected to be from the newly acquired Nokia mobile business which added an extra 25,000 staff this year to swell Microsoft’s staff numbers to 127,000.


Welp, There Go Your Dreams Of Android On A Nokia Phone

Just after the news that Microsoft was about to buy it, Nokia let a curious little gadget drop: a Nokia phone running Android. And the Nokia X wasn’t just a one-off curiosity; it even has a successor. But that’s the end of the line. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says no more Android for Nokia.


Report: Microsoft Is Banning Google As A Default Search On New Lumias

Microsoft has apparently decided to remove the ability to set Google as a default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phone handsets. The Verge reports that the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930, the first handsets to be released officially under Microsoft control, ship without an option to use Google as the default search engine in its browser.


Nokia Lumia 930: Australian Review

It’s been slow-going for Microsoft’s adopted little brother, Nokia, but after a hard slog, the phone maker is finally starting to gain ground. The Lumia 930 is the next great hope for Nokia. Does it have what it takes to play with the big boys from Samsung, HTC and Apple?


Nokia Lumia 930 Gets Australian Price, Release Date

We’ve seen giant phablets and entry-level Android crossovers from Nokia in the last few months, but we haven’t had a decent Windows Phone flagship device in what feels like forever. Enter the Nokia Lumia 930: the latest colourful addition to the line-up, and now it has an Australian price and release date.


Nokia X2 Android Phone: 4.3-Inch Screen And Dual SIMs For $US135

Nokia has just announced an update to its first Android handset. The X2 is brightly coloured, cheerfully specced, cheap, and it even accepts dual SIMs.


Blackmailers Held Nokia Code To Ransom For Millions Of Euros

Blackmail is a nasty business, but it’s not just the stuff of movie plots: Nokia was in 2008 forced to pay “several million euros” to criminals who held its code to ransom, reports Reuters.


50 Lumia 1020s And A Surface Tablet Is All You Need For Bullet Time

There are many ways a company can promote its products, though arguably the best way is to show them in action. In the case of this joint venture between Nokia, Microsoft and filmaker Paul Trillo, we get to see the Lumia 1020 and Surface playing nice with each other, the result being the above video of, uh, art in motion. Oh, and a giant half-ring of many, many smartphones strapped together to form something called the “Arc Of Wonder”.


Beautiful Spinning Video Of New York Makes Me Go Both Ooooh And Barf!

This beautiful new commercial from Nokia uses the same principle of bullet time — the effect made popular by the movie The Matrix – but in a different way: Instead of freezing a moment in time, the rig is built to give the illusion that the world is spinning. It’s pretty, but it can make you a bit dizzy.


Now Is A Great Time To Buy A Cheap Phone

If you’re the kind of person that wants a top-of-the-line phone, there’s never a good time to buy: there’s always something newer and shinier and more exciting coming out. If you’re perfectly content with a mid-range or entry-level handset, though, you’re spoiled for choice right now.