Nokia Lumia 630

Microsoft preventing new Lumia owners from changing the default search engine to Google [update]

Microsoft preventing new Lumia owners from changing the default search engine to Google [update]

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Microsoft has disabled the option to change the default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phones. Previously, consumers were able to switch between Bing and Google depending on personal preference, which would alter which service the Windows Phone would utilize when searching the internet using the Internet Explorer address bar. After acquiring Nokia's handset division, Microsoft has...

Cricket Wireless offers Lumia 630 for 'free' after discount and rebate starting Friday

Cricket Wireless offers Lumia 630 for 'free' after discount and rebate starting Friday

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Cricket Wireless has announced it will begin selling the Lumia 630 on Friday, July 11, and the Windows Phone 8.1 device will be "free" after taking into account an activation fee discount combined with a mail in rebate. Cricket says it will be the first US pre-paid wireless carrier to offer the Lumia 630 for sale. Normally the price of the phone would be $99.99 but the carrier has...