All Articles by Abhishek Baxi

Microsoft all set to launch the Lumia 540 in India on May 14

Yet another budget device, the Lumia 540 is expected to launch in India tomorrow as Microsoft has sent out invites for a press event to be held in New Delhi.

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Here are some photos of the first Microsoft Priority Reseller store in India

Recently, Microsoft formally began the transition of Nokia-branded retail outlets, with the first ever Microsoft Priority Reseller Store in the world opening in India in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb. We've got some photos from the Gurgaon store. Check out the gallery!

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A quick video tour of Lumia Camera 5.0 and the Lumia 640 XL

In this video, let's take at the Lumia camera apps, and what all it has to offer after the Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update. The latest camera app is the Lumia Camera 5.0 and it brings the next generation of image processing algorithms to capture sharper pictures with more detail both day and night.

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First impressions of the Micromax Canvas Laptab, the new Windows 2-in-1 device launched in India

India's leading handset maker, Micromax, today announced its maiden foray into the laptop category by launching the new Canvas Laptab, a 2-in-1 Windows convertible device that has a detachable keyboard, allowing it to be used as a standalone tablet.

The Laptab has been designed as a unique offering of decent specifications at an affordable price to accelerate PC adoption by first-time users, while also addressing the needs of more experienced people looking for a compact and portable device.

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Lumia Knockout on Wheels – Microsoft India's new initiative to showcase budget Lumia phones

As Microsoft India announced the launch of Lumia 430, the most affordable budget Lumia device as yet, it also leveraged the opportunity to announce the company's first ever outreach campaign in smaller cities and towns of India for Lumia devices.

The Lumia Knockout on Wheels has been conceptualized to demonstrate the uncompromised and unparalleled smartphone experience on the Lumia 430. The drive flags off from New Delhi, and will cover over 20 cities across the country taking the Windows Phone experience to tier 2, tier 3, and tier 4 towns in the country for the first time.

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Microsoft launches the Lumia 430 in India for INR 5,299

In a closed media round-table, Microsoft India announced the launch of the Lumia 430, the company's most affordable Windows Phone device as yet.

The Lumia 430 is an entry-level Windows Phone, but doesn't cut too many corners in the crucial areas. There's 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage with micro SD card expansion. It also packs in a front camera. The 4-inch dual SIM device attempts to hit all the right notes for both affordability and desirability.

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Lumia 430 to be likely launched in India tomorrow

Microsoft India is likely to launch the Lumia 430 in India at a closed event scheduled for tomorrow in New Delhi. The tagline - The new benchmark in affordable smartphones in India – suggests the Lumia 430, the most affordable Lumia device by Microsoft, announced in March earlier this year.

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World's first ever Microsoft Priority Reseller store launches in India

Microsoft has formally begun the transition of Nokia-branded retail outlets, with the first ever Microsoft Priority Reseller Store in the world opening in India in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb.

The Ambience Mall rebranded store was unveiled by Chris Weber, Corporate Vice President, Mobile Device Sales at Microsoft.

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A quick tour of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

The latest mid-range smartphones from Microsoft, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, pack in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone operating system.

Let's take a quick look at all the new features that this update brings and a video tour as well. At the moment, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 is only available out of the box on the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, but Microsoft has confirmed Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 'GDR2' for select handsets, including the Lumia 735 and Lumia 830. Availability is currently unknown, but it's in the works.

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How to stream Youtube videos from Windows Phone to Google Chromecast

We know Google doesn't develop apps for the Windows Phone platform, but Windows Phone developer community fills in quite well. While we don't have an official YouTube app for Windows Phone, we've got terrific third-party YouTube apps like MetroTube and myTube since quite a while.

But my latest crush is Tubecast because it offers the ability to cast the YouTube video onto your TV screen using a Chromecast. Watch our video to see it in action.

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A consistent Windows Phone experience is the unique selling proposition of budget Lumia devices

One of the highlights of the current crop of budget Lumia devices is that they offer Windows Phone experience consistent with the more expensive and flagship Windows Phone devices. Of course, they differ in the internals and hardware capabilities, but the platform experience is pretty much the same.

I used a Lumia 532, the latest budget smartphone from Microsoft, for a few weeks as my daily driver and in the following video, I see how it fares against the Lumia 830 I've been using since a while.

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HTC closely working with Microsoft for a Windows 10 device

On the sidelines of the India launch of HTC One M9+, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, in New Delhi earlier today, HTC shared that the company is closely working with Microsoft as Windows 10 shapes up to bring a new device to market.

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TrulyMadly, the popular dating app in India, arrives on Windows Phone

TrulyMadly is a popular dating app in India. Quite similar to Tinder, the biggest USP of TrulyMadly is profile verification via Trust Score and matchmaking. The app focuses on introducing two right single people and ensures that it does not spam any users profile and only suggests verified and relevant matches for a user, based on his/her preferences.

The app has recently landed on the Windows Phone Store. The first release had some issues, and a quick update has taken care of those while bumping up to version 1.1.

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Live Interior 3D Pro, the brilliant interior designing app for Windows 8, is on sale this week

Live Interior 3D Pro is a useful app for Windows 8 devices for homeowners planning to renovating their home or planning improvements and professional Interior Designers trying to bridge the gap between ideas and visualization.

I've written about the app before when I first discovered it, but the app has come a long way since then. There's a Light Editor dialog that helps create and control light sources and Type & Representation dialog for setting object type, origin, as well as adjusting 2D and 3D representations. There are several more small but nifty additions as well.

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Bing and Cortana are ready for the Indian Premier League 2015

The eight edition of the Indian Premier League, the premier club tournament of Twenty20 cricket, is upon us, and sure enough Bing and Cortana are ready for it. Microsoft offered similar extensive coverage for the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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How the Lumia 532 fits into Microsoft's budget lineup

In recent times, Microsoft has had a lot of budget smartphones in the market and that could confuse potential buyers. There are the siblings – Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 – launched together, and the Lumia 535 and Lumia 530 launched a while ago. Of course, there's also the Lumia 430 announced recently, but I haven't had the chance to look at it as yet.

The Lumia 532 and 435 pack in almost similar internals barring a few differences. Let's take a look at how the Lumia 532 is different from the Lumia 435 (our review here) and other budget Lumia devices.

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Microsoft launches the Lumia 640 and 640 XL in India

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are mid-range Windows Phone devices announced by Microsoft last month at the Mobile World Congress. The company has brought the latest in Lumia action to India.

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Join India's popular fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy, in his quest to uncover mysteries on Windows Phone

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is an upcoming Indian crime thriller film based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles and is scheduled for release this weekend.

To accompany the movie promotions, Yash Raj Films and Games2Win have partnered to bring a thrilling detective game to Windows Phone. The game is set in the city of Calcutta in 1943 - a city plunged in war, hate, and crime – where people live in fear and shadows. And there is only one man is in search of the truth – Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

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Acer's latest 2-in-1 device - Acer One - goes on sale in India

Acer One, a 2-in-1 device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing, is now available in retail stores in India. Targeted at young consumers, the device is best suited for consumers who are looking for a compact, portable, and multi-functional device for balancing productivity and entertainment.

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Leading South Asian content provider, YuppTV, launches an Xbox 360 app

YuppTV is one of the leading over-the-top (OTT) content provider for South Asian content and features shows in 11 languages. The company has today announced the launch of its application for Xbox 360 offering a world-class viewing experience with over 200+ Live TV channels worldwide and 10 days of Catch-up TV along with unlimited movies.

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