Microsoft on Wednesday came out firing with a few headlines for Windows Phone fans, with a new phone and a revamped new app. The Lumia 530 is an exciting Windows 8.1 phone for European users, and Uber arrives with new features and excitement for Windows Phone fans.
The newest member to the Windows Phone 8.1 ecosystem is the Lumia 530. While this phone is mainly focused for the European market, it is still a great phone. Plus, having Uber on the phone will allow for easy transportation on the go, and give you instant rid options.
Lumia 530 Details
The Lumia 530 is a somewhat low-end phone in regards to specs, but its aimed for the European market, and will only be less than 90 Euros when it launches. This entry level phone will allow users of all types to get into the Windows Phone market, and gives the Lumia brand more exposure across Europe.
Spec-wise, the Lumia 530 has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a 4-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display and a selection of interchangeable colored shells. It will come in a single SIM or dual-SIM mode version. Also, a new Bluetooth speaker known as the Bang by Coloud will launch alongside.
Uber Comes Back To Windows Phone
Windows Phone fans will remember Uber when it launched last year, but it was pulled quickly by Uber. The newest Uber app is back in the Windows Phone Store, and it has a ton of new features for Windows Phone users. Users can request a ride using the app, and have the on-demand service pick them up without waiting for a taxi.
Additionally, users can compare rates across the range of Uber vehicles, add a credit card so payment is made automatically, set the pickup address with the app, and get emailed the receipt when all is done. New features like fare quotes, shareable links, ETA, and splitting fares will be available in future releases. It’s a great app, and anyone who has used Uber will love it.
Windows Phone got a ton of love on Wednesday. A new phone and a great app courtesy of Uber.