Tagged With Microsoft Lumia 650

Windows Phone may be on life support, but Microsoft seems committed to keeping it alive -- even if it means killing off the last vestiges of Nokia's storied Lumia brand. New reports say the Lumia name may be abandoned in favour of Surface, with a possible new Surface Phone coming out within the next couple of months.

Search for the phrase "Windows phone" in Microsoft's announcement of the new Lumia 650 and you'll find... nothing. Sure, it's a Windows phone, but Microsoft has well and truly decided to go all-in on its strategy of aligning its powerful Windows 10 tablet and laptop and desktop devices with the lower-powered Windows 10 Mobile platform to attract customers.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Microsoft has announced that the "sleek and productive" Lumia 650 is available to buy from today for $299.

With a metal frame and 5-inch HD OLED display, Microsoft says the the Lumia 650 provides "sophisticated design at an affordable price" and is perfect for both business and personal use.