Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
T-Mobile already made the announcement of Lumia 521 at the MWC back in February, today’s press release is the second official confirmation we’ve received about this exclusive device. T-Mobile is partnering with Nokia to bring the Lumia 521 exclusively to its customers. This Lumia smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8, like all other smartphones in Nokia’s signature range. T-Mobile says that the Nokia Lumia 521 is a perfect, everyday smartphone that embodies a range of high end features at a very affordable price. The smartphone will run on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network.
The Nokia Lumia 521 has a 4-inch super sensitive touch screen display with a resolution of 800 x 480. It has a 5 megapixel camera on the back capable of 720p video recording. There’s 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with an option to increase externally via microSD card. Its just 9.9mm thick and is said to feel a bit cheaper than the high priced Lumia smartphones. Lumia 521 will be available in May from Walmart, T-Mobile Retail channels and Microsoft Retail Stores. T-Mobile says that exact pricing and availability details will be shared at a later date.Read more
Courtesy : www.ubergizmo.com
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
While Blackberry has recently introduced Blackberry 10, the loss of market share by the once dominant company, or perhaps more importantly, the loss of mind share, may be unrecoverable.
Rumors continue to circulate about one of the main smartphone leaders buying Blackberry to absorb it into their own offerings. What has emerged is three major players — Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Apple’s iPhone is the clear market leader. There is little question about this. Even though Google’s Android outsells Apple nearly every month, the iPhone is the standard that all others aspire to be. It’s both good and bad to be the market leader. Just ask Microsoft. You can set the standard, but then every competitor in the industry will set their sights on knocking you off that top spot on the podium.Read more
Courtesy : www.seacoastonline.com
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 1:35 pm
With the launch of BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10, running on the much touted BlackBerry 10 OS, RIM, which is now BlackBerry, hopes to resurrect its market share. The Z10 is its flagship all-touch device and both devices running BB10 will play an important role in BlackBerry’s future in the mobile space. Another company trying to bounce back to its once enviable position is Nokia – with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS. With similar price range and relatively new OSes playing an important role in the resurrection of these companies, we decided a face-off between the BlackBerry Z10 and the Lumia 920. However, this comparison is purely based on the specs (on paper) and does not talk about the performance.
BlackBerry Z10 – Estimated to be around Rs. 40,000
This flagship BB10 device has a 4.2-inch display with a 768 x 1280 resolution. This brings the pixel density count all the way up to 355 ppi. So, we can expect sharp and crisp images. Though it doesn’t come with Corning Gorilla glass, the display is said to be sturdy and scratch resistant. It tips the scale at a mere 137.5 grams and has a sleek body to slip into pockets. The Z10 has 16GB of internal memory compared to Lumia 920’s 32GB, but can be easily expanded via the microSD card up to 64GB. Read more
Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at 8:07 am
Nokia first showed off the 808 PureView in February 2012 at Mobile World Congress, with the main feature of the device being its 41 megapixel camera. In addition, the 808 PureView featured Nokia’s Sybmian as its operating system, an odd choice considering Nokia’s close partnership with Microsoft these days.
As part of their Q4 report, Nokia released the following statement about the future of Symbian.
This news comes alongside Nokia’s earnings report that boasts $585 million profit and $10.83 billion in revenue. In terms of cash flow, the company is doing great. However, Symbian was not pulling its fair share of sales this last quarter. Nokia managed to sell 2.2 million Symbian smartphones, 9.3 million touch Asha handsets and 4.4 million Lumia Windows Phones. These numbers were enough for Nokia to call for the end of Symbian. Interestingly enough, rumors of a 41MP Windows Phone 8 replacement to the 808 PureView have now started to surface as well.
As for Symbian? Now that iOS and Android rule the mobile market, it is hard to believe that anyone will truly miss the aging OS. My best guess is that Symbian will make a quiet exit like webOS did. If you just asked yourself what webOS is, you proved my point.Read more
Courtesy : www.mobilemag.com
Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 12:54 pm
The James Bond-style gadget is said to have a 1.5in LED screen.
It will let users text, email and access Facebook — and communicate with the owner’s iPhone and other devices via Bluetooth. The iWatch will go on sale in 2013 according to reports from China, where most Apple products are made.
Other companies have tried to market similar smart watches in the past, but so far none has been a commercial success.
Microsoft gave up on its version in 2008, while Sony also produced a design that connected to mobile phones.Read more
Courtesy : www.thesun.co.uk
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 1:17 pm
Nokia may be working on yet another Microsoft-based product outside of its Windows Phone Lumia lineup. This time, the Finnish smartphone-maker may be prepping a tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system that may be taking center stage at a launch event in February at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard rumors of a Nokia tablet. In the past, through leaks, rumors, and patent application filings, we’ve seen various sketches for a Nokia-branded tablet, and at the time it was believed that Nokia may be using the MeeGo operating system for its tablet strategy. However, after Nokia and Microsoft inked an agreement to move forward with Windows Phone, MeeGo took a back seat and Nokia’s tablet plans were left in limbo.Read more
Courtesy : www.gottabemobile.com
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Despite Nokia’s close relationship with Microsoft due to the former’s support for Windows Phone 8 and arlier versions of the OS, the Finnish firm could be planning an Android-powered smartphone.
The company recently posted a job advertisement on LinkedIn seeking a Linux expert to work within a “start-up environment.” The ad makes mention of “exciting new products” and “mobile phone technology”.Read more
Courtesy : www.tomshardware.com
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Microsoft yesterday unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. The software launches on a handful of new devices from manufacturers including HTC, Samsung and Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the most high profile, and the launch of this device has been eagerly anticipated for quite a while.
It will be the Finnish manufacturer’s flagship device for the new operating system, and has already reportedly sold out of pre-order stock in Italy and the U.S. Although the handset only began shipping in the UK yesterday, it has already gained an enviable reputation as a camera phone thanks to a series of tests carried out by a number of mobile phone review websites.Read more
Courtesy : cmvlive.com
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Microsoft has failed in its latest Germany patent battle against Google’s Motorola unit.
The Windows system-maker had alleged its rival had infringed a way to let applications talk to a handset’s radio communications hardware.
The German court’s ruling ends a run of three previous patent victories scored by Microsoft over Google this year.
However, it has little practical effect since Microsoft has already secured bans against several Motorola products.
These include sales restrictions preventing stores offering about a dozen devices including the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx handsets.Read more
Courtesy : www.bbc.co.uk
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 4:31 pm
According to NPD Displaysearch the smartphone market is peaking this year. In the sense that this year, 2012, will be the peak year for new users to purchase smartphones. After this, the market will still grow substantially, of course, but by far the majority of the market will be current users upgrading or swapping out their phones, rather than new users moving to smartphones.
Despite the excitement surrounding the new iPhone, the volume of new smartphone shipments is lower than expected. NPD DisplaySearch downgraded its 2012 forecast of new purchases from 220-230 million to 177 million. The volume of replacement phones, however, is expected to increase as new smartphones enter the market.
There’s two points to make about this prediction. If it’s true then Microsoft has only a very small window (sorry) to get Windows 8 into this market and we would expect to see Apple and Android remaining as the dominant systems. For it is one thing to persuade someone looking to move to a smartphone for the first time to choose your OS. It’s entirely another to persuade someone upgrading to abandon their current ecosystem, apps and time invested in how the system works. So a majority replacement market works very differently in competitive terms from one pulling in large numbers of first time users.Read more
Courtesy : www.forbes.com