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May 4, 2015

How to become a Jedi Knight with Lumia

May the Fourth be with you! Discover how the Force of “Star Wars” can be with you on your Windows Phone, always.

For some people, today is merely May 4. For Star Wars fans, it’s May the Fourth (pretend you’re Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lisp and it sounds like “May the Force”), a high holiday to celebrate the classic science-fiction franchise.

Feel the power of the Force by transforming your Lumia experience into one befitting a Jedi Knight. Here are some tips to get you started.


Themes and Ring Tones

Star Wars Wallpapers (99 cents)

Enjoy a selection of more than 100 HD wallpapers hand-picked from the first six “Star Wars” movies and the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated series. Each wallpaper scales uniformly on all Windows Phone devices.

Save them to your photos hub and then make one your lock screen. You can also make one your Start page background theme by going into the “start + theme” section of Settings.

Star Wars (free)

This unofficial app includes more than 150 sound clips from the films, including a soundboard of popular quotes (“It’s a trap!” and “I am your father”) and six tunes that can be turned into ring tones.

Unleash the Force

Lightsaber (free)

Turn your Lumia into a tiny little lightsaber. Using the phone’s motion-detecting sensors, swing your smartphone to create random combat sounds.

Wave lightly to make a swooping sound or swipe hard to make a slashing noise. Select from one of five epic “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” characters such as Yoda, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan to have the screen mimic their iconic lightsaber.


Ultimate Saber (free)

With eight different lightsaber hilts, eight different guns, and the ability to conjure lightning, Ultimate Saber is a dream “Star Wars” weapon-simulation app. My favorite part is switching the guns to first-person mode and using the Lumia camera to target friends and spray them with laser fire.

Ultimate Saber supports 21 languages and even has an interactive tutorial to show you how to operate it.

Return of the Six

Did you know it’s possible to watch all six “Star Wars” films on your Lumia in Digital HD? The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection includes never-before-seen bonus features and has a current retail price of $94.99 USD.

For more information on how to purchase, read here.

Games Strike Back

Star Wars: Commander (free)

In this action-packed combat strategy game, you’ll charge into battle on distant planets and lead your troops to victory. Build a base, recruit an unstoppable force, and challenge players across the “Star Wars” universe.

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Mission (free)

Become an intergalactic hero in “Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions,” an action-platformer game set in the animated cartoon universe. For more information, read our detailed story about it here.

Angry Birds Star Wars II (free)

Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, this special edition of the Angry Birds game franchise lets you use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation. Or, you can choose a much darker path, and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, and other baddies.

Lumia May the Fourth Trivia Challenge

Are you a true Jedi Master? Then put your “Star Wars” knowledge to the test in our #LumiaMay4Sweeps trivia contest! Join us today on Twitter at 11am PT to win big!

Make sure to follow @LumiaUS to be eligible for prizes and re-tweet to win!

Please note: All are welcome to participate, but you must reside in the U.S. to be eligible to win a prize.

How will you be spending May the Fourth? Let us know below, young apprentice!