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Top Features of the Microsoft Continuum

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

If you’ve checked out the HP Elite X3 recently, you’ll see that we’re giving away a free Microsoft Continuum Dock with your purchase. Continuum allows you to turn your handset device into a desktop PC when you connect it to a larger display using the free Display Dock.

Here’s the official explanation from Microsoft:


Top features of Microsoft Continuum include:

1. Surfing in Desktop Mode:

Simply connect your handset with the Continuum dock to a bigger screen or monitor using Microsoft Display Dock and you’ll be able to surf all of your favourite sites on a desktop PC or on a laptop are supported in a full desktop view.

2. Continue to use your Phone even when it’s Connected to an External Display

Great news for multi-taskers.  You’ll still be able to use your phone to make calls, messages and snap images with the camera at the same time as enjoying the benefits of the external display.

3. Speed up with Desktop Shortcuts:

Enjoy all the efficiency of your Windows PCs/Laptop’s keyboard shortcuts with the keyboard shortcuts thanks to Continuum can do it as well. 

Windows Continuum is compatible with the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950XL and the HP Elite X3.


5 ways Cortana wins over Siri

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Microsoft announced last week that they were releasing the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14342 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Some of these improvements and updates add functionality to Cortana, so we take a look at Microsoft’s virtual assistant to see what she offers over Apple’s Siri.

To start enjoying the benefits of Cortana you need to activate her. Here’s how:

  1. Click in the search box next to the Start menu button.
  2. In the window that appears click the “I’m in!” button.
  3. Read the privacy terms and click “I agree”. If you don’t agree you can’t use Cortana.
  4. On the next screen choose whether you want to enable “Hey, Cortana” to allow your PC to always listen for you voice, which allows you to speak your commands to Cortana without clicking anything first. If you want to enable this, click “Yes please”.
  5. Now, on the final setup screen, enter your name, or what you would like Cortana to call you and click “Use that” to confirm it.

So just how does Cortana win over Apple’s Virtual assistant Siri?

1. Microsoft’s virtual assistant maintains a list of the users’ preferences, its “notebook,” to provide relevant information to the user. What’s more, Cortana’s notebook currently has about 15 customisable categories of information to make Microsoft’s assistant smarter and more life like, including everything from the user’s academic background to their favorite sports teams.

2. Cortana has been designed to recognise context, allowing it to understand follow up requests and provide useful answers even when you phrase things differently.

3. People Reminders will remind you of important information when you next have a call or message conversation, for example, you’ll be reminded of your mother’s birthday as you call her on that date.

4. Developers have the ability to hook into Cortana’s functionality via common APIs, meaning apps can have voice control without complex programming.

5.  Cortana is tied into different apps, allowing it to check out your boyfriend’s Facebook feed for you, or tell you the calorie content of your lunch, adding it to your calorie tracker.

Experience Cortana for yourself on the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.


Free Microsoft Display Dock, Office 365 Personal and Tech 21 Case with the Lumia 950

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Looking to buy the Microsoft Lumia 950? We’ve got great news for you:

 free microsoft display dock and tech 21 case

Not only are will you enjoy the top notch features of the 950 (including the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile, enriched tile layout, Cortana’s location-based reminders, a 5.2 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Microsoft Lumia 950’s iris authentication detector and Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor), but you’ll also receive a trilogy of freebies too.

Under our current offer you’ll get the following perks free:

1. Microsoft Display Dock (worth £64.98)

free microsoft display dock

Simply and easily transform your windows 10 mobile into a PC by plugging the Lumia 950 via USB-C and using a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for a PC-like work environment and an upscaled Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook experience. With the Microsoft Display Dock you’ll also multitask like a pro, as the device allows you to use your handset as normal without interrupting the work on the large screen.

2.  Office 365 Personal for a whole year

Get one year of Office 365 Personal, worth £59.99, when you buy a Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL. Create a file on your laptop, edit it on your phone and finish it on your tablet; Enjoy a PC-like experience powered by your phone; Connect a Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL to a Microsoft Display Dockand enjoy a full screen editing experience; Use 1 TB of FREE OneDrive cloud storage.

3. Tech 21 Evo Case (worth £29.99)

free microsoft lumia 950 tech 21 evo case

Wrap your Lumia 950 in superior protection with this case made from ultra-durable FlexShock material, which absorbs, dissipates, and repels impact.

Purchase the Microsoft Lumia 950 Sim Free Today and receive all of these incredible offers.


*Limited time offer valid only with purchase of a new Lumia 950 or 950 XL (tech 21 case only available when purchasing the 950) and online offer registration via the Lumia Offers App from 24th May 2016, to 30th June 2016, while supplies last. Valid credit or debit card required at time of redemption. See full offer terms. Value shown is based on suggested retail price; actual price may vary. You can find details of the Microsoft Display Dock here. Microsoft and their family members, participating retailers, their agents, or anyone professionally connected with this Offer are not eligible. Promoter is Microsoft Limited, whose registered address is at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1WG.


How does the Lumia 650 compare to the Lumia 950 and 950xl?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Yesterday saw the launch of the Microsoft Lumia 650, a budget friendly Windows 10 handset, with a decent set of specifications for the price tag. Marketed by Microsoft as a budget friendly, smaller alternative to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950xl we take a look at what this has to offer in comparison to the flagship handsets.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the more powerful of the Windows devices being compared, but they also have the higher price tag to match. The Lumia 950 offers 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory with microSD expansion and a Snapdragon 808 processor. The larger Lumia 950 XL offers the same as the 950 in regard to RAM and memory, but runs on has the Snapdragon 810 chip.

Microsoft 650 vs 950 vs 950xl

The more budget friendly Lumia 650 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with microSD storage expansion. This is obviously a compromise in spec compared to the flagships, which is also seen  in terms of camera and battery capacity, but in our opinion it does offers more than the other budget friendly Lumia, the Lumia 550 in most specifications.

When comparing cameras on the handsets, the Lumia 650 does reveal it’s budget friendly price tag, with a mere 8 megapixels – quite a drop from the 20 mega pixels of the 950 and 950xl. However all models offer the same 5 megapixel front facing camera, which is useful when holding FaceTime meetings or capturing selfies.

The recently released Lumia 650 is the thinnest and most lightweight Windows 10 device currently on the market, making it good for those who travel frequently. The 650 offers an AMOLED display similar to the flagship handsets, but it is slightly smaller at 5-inch, with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720.

All handsets offer the best of Windows 10, including OneDrive and Office allowing you to be more productive thanks to the ability to sync across Microsoft devices. However, Microsoft have left some disappointed with the lack of one useful Windows 10 feature from the new Lumia 650: Continuum.


Microsoft has responded to the lack of Continuum, stating:

“We are aiming to deliver the most productive Windows 10 Mobile devices at all price points,” said an official Microsoft Spokesperson. “With the Lumia 650, our goal was to create a beautiful device that’s affordable for businesses to buy and deploy.”

“In this price range we are giving customers smart business tools, including seamless Office and OneDrive integration and Cortana, so users can stay productive and synced across all Windows 10 devices. We encourage users looking for Continuum productivity features to explore the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.”

You can purchase the Lumia 650 Sim Free and the Mozo Back Cover Case for the 650 with next day delivery today.

If you decide on one of the flagship handsets, don’t forget to check out our Mozo cases for the 950 and 950XL to keep your device sae.


Mozo leather cases of Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL Now in Stock

Monday, February 15th, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that the extremely popular Mozo leather covers for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950xl handsets are now back in stock in two designs.


The Mozo Back Leather Cover protects your handset by replacing the original back cover on your Lumia 950XL/950 device. The cover is compatible with NFC and Qi wireless charging and is specifically designed for the Lumia 950XL

Mozo have also offered a genuine leather flip case for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL. This case features a magnetic closure, a handy built in slot for credit cards and has all the necessary cut-outs for full handset usage.

Purchase the Mozo Notebook Leather Flip Case for the Lumia 950 XL in black, the Mozo Notebook Leather Flip Case for the Lumia 950 in black and cognac, the Mozo Leather Back Cover for the Lumia 950 also in black and cognac, or the Mozo Leather Back Cover for the Lumia 950XL  in black today for next day delivery.


Free Office 365 with the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Our latest offer benefits those looking to purchase the Microsoft Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950XL. Free with your purchase you will enjoy a full years subscription to Office 365 Personal, providing you many perks for both home and at work.

What’s included in the offer?

When you purchase the Lumia 950 or 950XL you will receive a free Office 365 Personal license providing access to the latest versions of your favourite Office apps and the following features:

  • Enjoy Office 365 Personal on one PC/Mac, one tablet and one smartphone.
  • Edit/create a files on your laptop, phone or tablet.
  • Experience a PC-like experience powered by your phone.
  • Connect a Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL to a Microsoft Display Dock* and enjoy a full screen editing experience.
  • Store your documents with 1 TB of FREE OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Save and share your  photos, files, documents and music to your own online storage space.

Free Office 365 with the  purchase of Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL

Follow these three easy steps to claim Office 365 Personal on your new handset:

  1. Launch the pre-installed Lumia Offers app and accept the Ts&Cs.
  2. Select the ‘1 year Office 365’ from the list of available offers.
  3. Enter your email address ago receive the email instructions on how to claim your 1 year subscription from the Microsoft Store.
  4. Timings of offer: 14 Jan 2016 – 30 June 2016. Redemption until 30 July 2016.

Purchase the Microsoft Lumia 950 or Microsoft Lumia 950XL Sim Free today.

Valid credit or debit card required at time of redemption. See full offer terms at:


Mozo Lumia 950 & 950 XL Leather Cases Now in Stock

Friday, December 11th, 2015

For those who are purchasing the highly anticipated Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, your thoughts will soon turn to consider how to protect your latest tech.

This is where the stylish Mozo covers come in. Made from genuine leather and high quality craftsmanship, the Mozo cases will protect from everyday bumps and scratches, keeping your Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL safe on the go.

Available in two styles; leather back, or leather flip case with built in credit cards slots, and a range of colours including white, black, brown and red, there’s a combination that will suit everybody’s taste.


To protect the Lumia 950 check out the Mozo Leather back cover for the Microsoft Lumia 950 .

For those looking to protect the Lumia 950xl, you’ll want to purchase the Mozo Leather back cover for the Microsoft Lumia 950XL .


The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide – Part Two

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015


Today we are bringing you Part Two of our popular Christmas Gift Guide, offering gift ideas for your tech loving friends and relatives (or even for yourself). In this session we look at our best offerings from Windows, Mac and Wearable Tech.

The Windows 10 Option: Microsoft Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL

Say “Hi” to Cortana with the Lumia 950 and 950XL devices, both of which have Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed. Both devices are like mini-laptop computers, giving access to all your favourite apps. There’s also 15GB of free OneDrive storage, Continuum 3 which adjusts apps and content, together with an Xbox app for the gamers. Both models are similar with the XL having the larger screen. Both feature a 20 megapixel camera and 5 megapixel front facing camera and there’s also 4K video capture.

The Wearable Option: Motorola Moto 360 (1st Gen) for under £85

A quality, classic round watch designed with modern technology at the forefront and powered by Android wear. The device will keep you updated at all times by displaying all your notifications straight to your watch, wherever you are or whatever you may be doing. In traffic or waiting for a flight you can stay on track by glancing at your watch. And with voice contro, sending texts or emails couldn’t be easier. You can also keep tabs on your health with a built-in pedometer, heart rate monitor and steps counter. Just set your weekly goals and let your device keep you on track.

The Mac Option: Apple iPhone 6S 

The new iPhone 6S features a fast processor, 3D Touch Retina HD display and an enhanced 12 megapixel iSight camera, all powered by the latest version of iOS. The device features Live Photos which captures the few seconds before and after you press the shutter bringing a photo to life. The device features Apple Pay and TouchID together with a really smart Siri to help organise your life. With incredible performance and graphics, the iPhone 6S comes with apps available for you to stretch your imagination.

For any assistance when purchasing a gift please feel free to email our sales team who will help you narrow down the perfect choice for your recipient. Merry Christmas from all at Unlocked Mobiles!


The Windows 10 Mobile Experience is nearly here.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Windows 10 is more than just a desktop operating system as the latest Windows 10 Mobile is now coming to your phone. The Lumia 950 and 950XL have been officially launched and both these devices will enjoy the full Windows 10 experience on the smaller screen.

The tile based interface can easily be personalised by adding your own background wallpaper image and navigating the device is easy too. Windows 10 Mobile shares its “Settings and Action Centre” menus with the desktop version of Windows 10 making the mobile screen instantly familiar. You can easily switch between Skype messages and SMS and notifications will be synced with your PC.

You can dictate emails and messages via Cortana and with Office Apps such as Word, Outlook and Powerpoint you have an office on the move. Files will stay in sync across Windows 10 devices with free OneDrive cloud storage.

All your favourite apps, music and games are all in one convenient place. Download from the Windows Store onto your Lumia device for complete enjoyment across all your Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 Mobile features Continuum which allows the mobile device to be used as a PC by simply plugging the phone into an external monitor, plugging in a keyboard and mouse, the user interface will then scale up to resemble a PC desktop.

Microsoft will continue to provide updates and will offer new and exciting features to Windows 10 Mobile, so, enjoy all the benefits of Windows 10 straight away with the brand new Lumia 950 and 950XL.


We have the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950xl shipping out to customers from 2nd December for delivery on the 3rd December.


Get a free Tech 21 case with any purchase of the Microsoft Lumia 950

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is proving a popular purchase this month, thanks to the valuable Windows 10 and Continuum features. The handset does offer unsurpassed damage resistance is thanks to the Gorilla Glass 4 casing, however added protection in the form of an additional case is important to protect against scratches and unavoidable accidents. We’re giving away a free* Tech21 Eva Check case with any purchase of the Microsoft Lumia 950 (*while stocks last).

Free Tech 21 Case

Providing Advanced impact protection, and an ultra thin, featherweight design, the Tech 21 Evo Check case will ensure your Microsoft Lumia 950 stays safe on the go. *T&Cs apply

Purchase your Microsoft Lumia 950 today to receive a free case while stocks last.



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