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The Surface Book's keyboard pulls off, so you can walk around and use the monitor like a tablet or clipboard. Microsoft had acquired Nokia's handset business back in September 2013, and an year down the line in September 2014 it made a decision to drop Nokia's branding from its Lumia range of smartphones. While there's a lot of technological sophistication among Microsoft's new devices - the company even announced a "fully untethered holographic computer" - its Lumia smartphones are a standout.

While there's a lot of technological sophistication among Microsoft's new devices - the company even announced a "fully untethered holographic computer" - its Lumia smartphones are a standout. Microsoft's rumored 5.2-inch Lumia 950 and 5.7-inch 950 XL high-end smartphones-both with vibrant OLED displays-made their official debut. Powered by Windows 10 OS, it has 32GB in built memory with an expandable card slot. It will be launched in November for $549. The larger 950 XL comes with a 5.7-inches IPS display with 2,560 x 1,440 and whopping pixel density of 518 ppi that will ensure the device isn't knocked out easily in the competition. Both devices will also come with a dedicated camera button and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. It will be launched in December for $139. However it can't be said how will it fare just yet. Without the keyboard, the Surface Book functions as a tablet. It also has Cortana combination and clings to the edge along the Surface Pro four for simple space. At the same time, it also comes with an app rebranding, as it ditched the purple in favor of a more neutral shade of blue, as Microsoft itself explains, so you might notice a few visual differences, too, after installing the new version.

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