The 950 will cost $549 (£360), and the 950 XL is priced at $649 (£425), with both becoming available in November in the US. No pricing was detailed for Australia but both phones will be on sale "before Christmas". A lower-tier phone, the Lumia 550, sports a quad-core processor and will be available in December in the US for $139 (£90). (UK prices and availability weren't announced, so the prices above are conversions.). The stakes are particularly high for Microsoft in mobile. The Redmond, Washington-based company has convinced just 3 percent of smartphone owners to adopt devices running its Windows Phone operating software. That figure is dwarfed by the 83 percent market share that Google's Android software commands, according to IDC.
With so few users, Windows Phone is little more than a vanity project, though it's still important, Smartphones have become a key to the tech industry, sparking a renaissance that turned Apple into the world's most highly valued company and Google's software into one of the most widely used in the mobile world, Microsoft is hoping to bring in new phone customers olixar iphone 8 / 7 plus case with fidget spinner - black / white with a handful of features, including Windows Hello and Continuum, both important aspects of Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, With Windows Hello, the new Lumia phones can be unlocked using a person's fingerprint or face scan, Continuum, which like Apple's Handoff feature helps link the mobile and desktop worlds, will configure Windows 10 depending on what device a person is using, For instance, Continuum will able to know when you're using Windows 10 with a mouse and keyboard attachment and when you've switched to a touch interface with finger- and pen-based inputs..
Also, the Lumia devices include "glance screen" technology that show a quick view of notifications, emails, texts, time and date when a person pulls the phone out of his or her pocket. Microsoft made its name producing Windows software that powers desktop and laptop PCs. But that industry is struggling, with shipments of PCs mostly flat in 2014, according to research firm Gartner. Smartphone shipments, on the other hand, rose 28 percent in the same period and sales of those devices now outnumber PCs roughly four to one.
Microsoft's new Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch screen, liquid cooling, a 20-megapixel camera, You can connect it to a screen, keyboard and mouse to use it as a computer, Like it's little brother, the Lumia 950, the 950 XL can turn into a Windows 10 computer using a feature called Continuum, Connect it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse and it will act as both a computer, with full Windows 10 apps, and a smartphone, The Microsoft Display Dock olixar iphone 8 / 7 plus case with fidget spinner - black / white lets you connect the phone to accessories including the mouse and keyboard..
With Continuum, you can run full Windows 10 applications off the Lumia 950 XL. Here you can see the XL running Word. Like the Lumia 950, shown here, the Lumia 950 XL has a front-facing camera that can scan your iris to unlock the phone. On the back, there's a big camera like we've seen on many Lumias before. There's a dedicated camera button, optical image stabilization and a triple-LED flash. The Lumia 950 XL (right) is big, with a 5.7-inch screen with a whopping 564 pixels per inch. The phone runs Windows 10 Mobile.