I suppose if you have been on the lookout for a Windows Phone-powered device for the longest time, you would have had set your eyes on what Nokia – and subsequently Microsoft, have up their sleeves. Microsoft’s most recent foray in this department comes in the form of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, where they will arrive in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants. The Lumia 640 XL will be out as a single-SIM 3G variant, with pricing set to vary by market and operator; while the Lumia 640 is tipped to cost approximately 139 euros for the 3G model and 159 euros for the LTE model. As for the Lumia 640 XL, it will cost around 189 euros for 3G and 219 euros for LTE.
Both of these handsets are said to be powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, with 1GB RAM accompanying it. The Lumia 640 XL will be the larger of the two – obviously, which means they will feature a 5.5″ and 5″ HD display, a 13MP Zeiss and 8MP camera, and 3,000mAh and 2,500mAh batteries, respectively. While these handsets will arrive with Windows Phone 8.1 right out of the box alongside the Lumia Denim update, do expect them to also play nice with the Windows 10 update when that happens. Check out the photo gallery right after the jump for both handsets.
2016: Year Of Windows 10 Mobile Updates For Older Devices
It is quite a feeling to have a smartphone getting the latest operating system update up and running, that is for sure. After all, you can never quite tell just what kind of goodies that your handset would receive now, can you? Those who are rocking to a Windows Phone 8.1 device might be looking forward to spending Christmas with a Windows 10 Mobile update but it seems that such hopes will have to be shelved for the moment.
It seems that there will be no Windows 10 update arriving this month as originally speculated, and the time frame itself has been altered, being even more vague in nature – where it has been mentioned to be “early next year”, which could jolly well mean any time, even in April. Looks like patience needs to be had in boatloads here.
Xiaomi Mi 4 To Receive Windows 10 This December 3rd
So, you are still rocking to the Xiaomi Mi 4 and are more than happy with the device, right? Well, how about enjoying an operating system upgrade when December 3rd rolls around? This is what will happen to the Xiaomi Mi 4, where it has been teased by Xiaomi’s Founder and President Lin Bin on Weibo, citing the December 3rd date. I suppose it is encouraging to take note that this bit arrives close to nine months after Microsoft and Xiaomi came to an agreement, where there would be support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview on the Mi 4 handset.
Just in case you were wondering, there is another device from Xiaomi which will rock to the Windows 10 OS, and that would be the recently announced Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet, with that particular device arriving in a 64GB memory configuration alongside an asking price of $205 thereabouts.
Windows Phone Store Data Leaked Makes Its Rounds
Trivia lovers, here is something that might just pique your interest. After all, don’t you wish you had all sorts of information at your fingertips? Windows Phone lovers will be pleased to hear that there is a leak concerning information about the Windows Phone Store, and such information can be said to be ‘ancient”, as it dates back all the way to October 2011 with the introduction of Windows Phone 7.5.
So far, the most popular downloaded app happens to be Facebook with more than 112 million installations – no surprise there at all, I suppose. WhatsApp is behind Facebook considerably at 92 million downloads, while OneDrive has 62.5 million downloads. Located close to the bottom of the food chain would be PayPal that picked up a mere 1.6 million downloads all this while, and 2.5 million for Telegraph.
Third party apps as well as games have had their fair share of hits, too, like Tube HD that handles the playback of YouTube videos with more than 13 million downloads. Of course, these figures would pale in comparison to what Android and iOS platforms have garnered all this while.