Microsoft will now certify third party accessories for Lumia models

Microsoft will now certify third party accessories for Lumia models
Microsoft might not be interested in manufacturing accessories for the recently unveiled Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. But the company still wants to make sure that Lumia owners are buying accessories that will work with their new Microsoft handsets. With that in mind, the software giant has launched a certification program for companies interested in producing official Lumia accessories.

With this program, Microsoft can not only make sure that purchased accessories will do what the manufacturers claim that they do, but also make sure that the quality of these products are worthy enough to be purchased by Lumia owners. In other words, it gives Microsoft control over these products even if it is not designing, producing, marketing and selling them.

Microsoft has even developed a logo that says "Designed for Microsoft Lumia," which lets accessory buyers know that the product they are buying has been tested by Microsoft. Two case manufacturers, Mozo and Krusell (from Finland and Sweden, respectively), are the only two certified case providers thus far. Microsoft, which made cases for its previous Lumia models, will apparently be content to stick the logo on accessories that it certifies.

The Mozo and Krusell websites can both be found in the sourcelink. The former says that it will soon open up its Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL cases to pre-orders, while Krusell's site shows off some of its new cases, including one that also holds credit cards. The good thing about a program like this, is that it allows Lumia owners to feel confident in the accessories they buy, as long as they carry the new logo.


source: Krusell, Mozo, WindowsCentral

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Mozo is the best....looks so premium

2. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Glad to know you're listening to your fans now microsoft. You're way too behind on the accessory department, that's why I dropped using my lumia 1020 because I can't get third party bumper case for it.

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

4. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Mozo customer service has been superb. Will be purchasing some Lumia 640 back covers from them.

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