Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:02 pm
T-Mobile USA has unveiled that its Nokia Lumia 521 would be available starting next month (May). The new Windows Phone 8 device will be offered via its own channels, Walmart, and Microsoft Retail stores. Pricing details have not been announced yet, but customers should expect the handset to be cheap.
As you probably already know, the Lumia 521 is exclusive to T-Mobile. Even so, it resembles the Nokia Lumia 520 (which was just released in the UK) a lot, hence it offers: a 4 inch IPS display with 800 x 480 pixels, 4G (HSPA+, not LTE), Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1430 mAh battery, and MicroSD card support (up to 64GB).Read more
Courtesy : www.unwiredview.com
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
Samsung, how far you’ve come. The Korean electronics giant has been quietly plugging away at smartphones for a decade, dabbling with Palm and Windows Phone, and its own Java-based quasi-smartphone OS before finding its feet with its first round of Galaxy S phones.
It was the Galaxy S II, though, that led Samsung to truly break out in the U.S. The Galaxy S II was released under that name on three out of four major wireless carriers, which meant that Samsung could start powerful marketing campaigns around the phone. Once the Galaxy S III came out as the “anti-iPhone,” available by the same name on every carrier, Samsung’s place in the sun was cemented.Read more
Courtesy : www.pcmag.com
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 4:06 pm
This is a rumor that was flying around at the turn of the year, and got somewhat shot down by Stephen Elop’s words to the effect that Nokia (NOK) was focused on Windows Phone.
However, it’s not because of such rumors that I’m writing this. I’m doing it because at this point there is further data which reinforces the fact that Nokia would be hard-pressed not to launch Android phones.
As Windows Phone 8 launched, again the hopes were fanned that this would be the time when it would get decent market share. However, now, months later, the data are confirming that such was not the case. The Microsoft OS languishes at 3.1% of the market while Symbian has all but disappeared at 0.5%. Naturally since Nokia can only have part of the Windows Phone share, it’s destined to occupy a sliver of the smartphone market and fall off the ranks of the largest smartphone manufacturers (Source: comScore, “comScore Reports January 2013 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share”).Read more
Courtesy : seekingalpha.com
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
It is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 operating system based device
Nokia’s much awaited Lumia 620, the cheapest Windows Phone 8 operating system based smartphone, will be launched in India next week on March 12. It is priced at Rs 15,199.
The handset is available for pre-order from various online retailers. While Flipkart is offering it for Rs 15,199, Infibeam is offering users to prebook it for Rs 2,000 and says that “the item will be released on March 12″.
Nokia Lumia 620 was supposed to be launched in India in the second week of February this year but was delayed due to some unknown reasons. Lumia 620 has a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 mobile processor and it features a 3.8 inch touchscreen ClearBlack LCD display with multi-touch point support.Read more
Courtesy : www.themobileindian.com
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 3:24 am
Nokia should be credited for formulating stunning budget Windows devices in the past. It’s most recent iteration, the Lumia 620 stands proud with its curved, contoured cup styling, masking under it a brand new Windows Phone 8 OS and a 1GHz dual-core processor.
While the handset is no powerhouse when compared to its heavyweight siblings, Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, it has enough juice for running daily errands and delivering a sweat-free mobile experience.
The Lumia 620 frames a handsome detailing. It brings onboard a second layer of colored, transparent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects. Available in a rainbow of colors, (white, black, yellow, cyan, and magenta), the exchangeable shells can be customized to suit your taste. Read more
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:59 am
Nokia is expected to announce two more Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2013.
Nokia is quietly planning to introduce two more Windows Phone 8 smartphones, namely Lumia 520 and Lumia 720. The confirmation arrives from a list of devices passing certification published by the Indonesian Directorate of Post and Telecommunication. These two devices Lumia 520 (RM-914) and Lumia 720 (RM-885) have passed the communications test for Indonesia region and are almost ready for launch. The Nokia-Microsoft team has already offered the Lumia 510, Lumia 610 and Lumia 710 with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango/Refresh running on it. Read more
Courtesy : www.themobileindian.com
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:19 am
Seated in a luxurious bus on the edge of the Las Vegas Convention Center parking lot, Nokia executive VP of sales and marketing Chris Weber talks around the company’s plan to differentiate its phones in 2013.
It will surprise Nokia followers little to learn that this year, the Windows Phone-maker will be all about photos.
Two main categories define how good pictures will be: hardware choices, like using higher-end lenses that let in more light, and software algorithms that render clear, bright images with pop.Read more
Courtesy : ces.cnet.com
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 5:22 am
We posted earlier about the increasing market share of Windows Phone in UK. Adduplex data has previously revealed that the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 610 are UK’s most popular Windows Phones, and this week’s data by USwitch has underscored the increasing popularity of the handset, with the Nokia Lumia 610 rising 5 places from the 9th spot last week to the 4th place in USwitch’s list of UK’s most popular mobile phones this week, ranked by deal popularity and sales.
The statistics are derived from uSwitch.com and their network of mobile phone comparison partners.Read more
Courtesy : wmpoweruser.com
Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Even though Nokia seem inseparable from Windows right now, they have posted a job on LinkedIn seeking a Linux expert to work on “exciting new projects” and “mobile phone technology”. All of this hints at them really wanting an Android expert, rather than a Linux.
As you may know, Linux is the structure that Android is built on, as Linux is for most everything we use nowadays. Looking for a Linux expert to work on mobile phone technology is a rather weird job and this may just be Nokia’s way of hiding their Android phone.
Many other web programs and applications run on the backbone of Linux that Nokia use. This is why we are putting a “possible” label on this article, because realistically, Nokia may be looking for a new maps operative, or someone to work on software. The title is “Principal Software Engineer”, meaning the chap that gets this job may not be working on the phone.Read more
Courtesy : www.tapscape.com
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Research in Motion (RIM), the struggling manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone, has announced the launch date of the mobile device it hopes can return it to relevance — the BlackBerry 10. Toward that end, it’s also releasing a series of SDKs for its developer community.
The BlackBerry 10 will be revealed to the world on Jan. 30, 2013. RIM did not divulge in its release when the actual devices will go on sale, however. “Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event,” the release states. At the event, RIM will also show off the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
RIM emphasized three features of BlackBerry 10 it believes will separate the phone from the competition. First is BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub. The Flow is described as a UI that has transparent navigation across open apps and the Hub, which is the central repository for messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events. In theory, the Hub sounds similar to hubs in Windows Phone 8, such as the People Hub that integrates social networks.Read more
Courtesy : adtmag.com