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Microsoft: Our Lumia 830 phone is top-shelf and budget-friendly

The Lumia 830 is an "affordable flagship," and the 730 and 735 are geared for the selfie-loving crowd, Microsoft says at IFA. Also coming: the Denim release of Windows Phone later in 2014.

By September 4, 2014

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9 of the best phones you need to consider for 2015

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Nokia takes aim at China with budget-friendly Lumias

With China overtaking the U.S. as the world's largest smartphone market, Nokia needs to re-establish its position there.

By February 24, 2013


RIM promises budget-friendly BlackBerry 10 phones

An RIM executive tells Fierce Wireless that the company intends to hit all price points with its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

By January 9, 2013


Apple prepping budget-friendly, 8GB iPhone 4?

Reuters says that the device will launch within the next few weeks, paving the way for the iPhone 5 to hit store shelves at the end of September.

By August 23, 2011


Microsoft reveals Lumia 950, 950 XL smartphones

The software giant hopes to reinvigorate its smartphone lineup by creating mobile devices it claims can be as powerful as PCs.

By October 6, 2015


Bringing your own smartphone to Verizon: What you need to know

CNET's Marguerite Reardon says the wireless industry is offering more choices for how you buy devices and gives her advice on figuring out what works best for you.

By August 28, 2015


How China's largest smartphone maker plans to conquer southeast Asia

Steve Vickers, Xiaomi's general manager in southeast Asia, is confident the company's e-commerce strategy can work in one of the most hotly contested mobile markets in the world.

By August 11, 2015


Apple loses top spot in Chinese smartphone market to Xiaomi

After two quarters as the leader of the pack, Apple has dropped to third place in the world's largest smartphone market, says research firm Canalys.

By August 3, 2015


Will Americans buy unlocked phones from Chinese brands? (Smartphones Unlocked)

Alcatel, Huawei and ZTE are hoping that low prices for quality products will lure US consumers online.

By July 1, 2015


Google Nexus 5X lands in US, UK and other key markets

The new Nexus device carries on the tradition as a budget-friendly phone without the frills and features often added by Android device makers.

By October 19, 2015