We feel really sorry for users on the Windows platform. First you guys have to put up with apps – even mainstream ones – that aren’t updated since God knows when then you have that small ecosystem of the Windows Store. Now on top of all that, it seems like that Windows 10 Mobile release for older phones isn’t coming this month.
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Microsoft‘s latest Windows 10 smartphones haven’t had the best of receptions. Despite top-of-the-line hardware, it seems the Windows 10 OS just isn’t a match for the other established mobile operating systems. But, Microsoft is not done releasing new Lumias as we now have what looks like an official date for the Lumia 650: February 1.
However, there is also word that this could be the last Lumia smartphone of this year. So, Surface Phone anyone?
Apart from the Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagship models, Microsoft has also introduced its affordable Lumia 550 smartphone for the Malaysian market. During its official launch, the Lumia 550 was only offered on contract to Digi business customers. If you’re looking to get a Windows 10 smartphone on a budget, you can now do so without strings attached.
Whenever designing is concerned, you’ll always have people who simply don’t understand your “art”. Thus lies the subjectivity of it all but when you have a majority of people who feel that your attempt is a half-hearted one, prepare for the worse – especially when a fan releases a concept and it makes your (in this case Microsoft/Windows) UI look silly.
Fitbit earned the number one wearable title last year with nearly 4.4 million wrist companions sold. And while their devices have never been sleek, fancy or elegant, they’re hoping that the latest Blaze might help more people jump into the whole fitness watch scene.
But this is not really a smartwatch, by definition. It doesn’t have third-party apps like other smartwatches (Apple Watch and Samsung Gear S2) out there. This niche segment that Fitbit hopes to approach could be for those who want to be fitness focused, yet not jump into a whole new world of complications associated with “smartwatches”.
It’ll be interesting to see how the masses react to a more fashion-focused fitness tracker/watch, considering how Swiss (TAG Heuer and Breitling) makers have also decided to join in. Maybe the days of the analogue are over.
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Microsoft‘s Windows 10 Mobile flagships have not had the…warmest of receptions. Both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL were plagued with bugs and poor (particularly plasticky) build quality which irked even the most steadfast of Windows Phone fans.
Perhaps Microsoft simply doesn’t know how to make good flagship mobile devices, but that’s a tough claim to make considering not many are having a go at it.
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Looks like the “I Will Follow You” man will extend his reach to the latest Microsoft smartphones, following the announcement of the exclusive bundle from the partnership between Microsoft and Digi.
Did we mention? This will be the first time you’re seeing Continuum: a PC-like experience on your Lumia 950 or 950 XL via Display Dock and Windows 10 on any smartphone. The question is, will it change Microsoft’s success in the local market? Let’s see if Digi enterprise/business customers take advantage of this special deal.
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Can’t wait for the 15th December? You can finally secure your Microsoft Lumia 950 unit before its official launch. Online retailer Lazada has started offering pre-orders for the new flagship device and they are giving out the Microsoft Display Dock worth RM309 to the first 50 customers.
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With our fluctuating currency, be prepared to fork out more for the Lumia 950 / 950 XL when they our local shelves. From the looks of it, it will definitely cost more than their former Nokia Lumia 930.
Offering the best of Windows 10 in a mobile form factor, the flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are finally making an appearance in Malaysia. The folks at Microsoft Malaysia are throwing a launch party on the 15th of December and you can stand a chance to win passes to the event.