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Lumia

  • Nokia Lumia 525 official, rocks candy-coated covers and 1GB RAM

    Nokia’s Lumia 525 is the nippy sibling to the Lumia 520, a budget phone with loads of nifty software and hardware features that made it genuinely stand out from the rest. The Lumia 525 adds a few more hardware updates to the 520’s basic framework, such as more RAM. The Lumia 525 looks the business, thanks to its premium and ultra-glossy style. Is it thanks to the swap-in, swap-out covers, available in orange, yellow or white that makes it such a desirable candy bar phone? Nope, it’s the specs which are more than fair for a phone of this price....

  • Nokia’s 41MP Lumia 1020 hits South Africa, soon

    It was announced today that Nokia’s latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, has arrived in South Africa. The 1020 was officially revealed back in July and was hailed for potentially replacing your digital camera as it carries a massive 41MP camera on its back. The Lumia 1020’s camera features Nokia’s PureView technology and optical image stabilisation which Nokia says “produces some of the sharpest images produced by any digital camera.” The camera-phone hybrid is meant to make a professional photographer out of any average Joe as the camera delivers “crystal quality” and “blur-free” pictures using ZEISS optics with six...

  • Nokia suspected of releasing 8″ tablet dubbed ‘the Illusionist’

    Nokia launched its first Windows tablets last month to much astonishment. To a certain extent at least — although nobody really expected Nokia to launch the Lumia 2520 10″ tablet, a series of leaks spoiled the element of surprise. Today, leaks and rumours started floating around yet again suggesting the Finnish tech giant is preparing to launch a 8″ Lumia tablet going by the name the “Illusionist”. Evleaks, an account that has been pretty damn accurate with its so-called leaks, has blown the whistle with The Verge eventually backing its claims. Nokia Illusionist is going to be their second RT tablet, but...

  • Nokia 6″ Lumia 1520 ‘Bandit’ may have 20MP PureView camera, cost $820

    Nokia’s been teasing an event, “Nokia World” which will unveil its newest device, believed to be the so-called “Bandit” or Lumia 1520. Tomorrow we’ll hopefully see the new Windows Phone 8 smartphone officially in action. Although rumours and leaks have been pinballing throughout the web, a recent leak suggests it’s most likely to have a US$800 price tag which is more expensive than most smartphones out there. Apart from the 1520’s massive 6″screen, it also carries a 1080p display. On top of that it’s said to have a 20MP PureView camera and is powered by the latest Qualcomm processor (Snapdragon...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet outed on Twitter

    Is what’s pictured above, care of Twitter tipster evleaks the real deal? Possibly. The oft reliable Twitter user evleaks managed to grab a shot of Nokia’s tablet, the Lumia 2520. It’s a great, clear shot of this cyan tablet and looks like it’s taken straight from a press release. The great eye of Microsoft and Nokia stares down on us, looks in our direction with a lidless glance and casts some unconfirmed specs of “Sirius” our way: It’s going to run Windows RT, which in our opinion is a terrible mistake A  quad-core Qualcomm 8974 (ARM) CPU will power it. This is a...

  • The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6″ beast and here’s a picture of it

    Nokia’s dead right? A forgotten company eaten by the giant Microsoft machine. No, as Microsoft quietly digests Nokia, phones like this, the massive Nokia 1520, leak out of the digital orifices. EVleaks pulled this sneaky shot from the nether and posted it to twitter. Nokia Lumia 1520, 2013 pic.twitter.com/asZhT2YVsH — @evleaks (@evleaks) September 6, 2013 Here’s a closeup: Now let’s tell you about this phone with a 6-inch display and we reported on it ages ago. The Lumia 1520 was originally called “the bandit” but that’s a damn stupid name, 1520 is much better. It sounds enormous. And it is. The 6″ display...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 1520 ‘Bandit’ 6-inch giant reportedly leaked

    If you’ve read our review of the Nokia Lumia 920 you’ll know it’s incredibly chunky. You should also know by now that Nokia isn’t scared of announcing fat screen smartphones like the 4.7-inch Lumia 625. Today, the Nokia 1520 which is also known as Nokia’s Bandit phablet, has allegedly been photographed — and it’s all kinds of big. Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520 — @evleaks (@evleaks) August 27, 2013 Not only does it have a ridiculously scraping-by-tablet-territory sized display, it’s also expected to have impressive high-end specs which is something the Lumia 625 lacks. According to Windows Phone Central, it will host...

  • Nokia Lumia 625 unveiled with massive 4.7-inch screen, 4G and rainbow colours

    Nokia’s just launched the Lumia 625– a massive screen with a small price. This 4.7-inch will have 4G and goes for US$290 (R2 845). We first caught sight of this fella, lumping around somewhere in China. Although claiming the title of having the biggest screen yet, this Windows 8 phone probably has the crappiest display ever. The woeful 480 x 800 will put many buyers off the most. According to the Verge, the viewing angles are extremely limited and the contrast levels poor. The 4G modem is pretty decent, though, and will be what most customers will flock to. “Fun, fast...

  • Nokia’s new budget Lumia 625 spotted in China with biggest screen yet

    Nokia’s apparently set to release a budget Lumia device to solidify its operations in China — a market that’s proving increasingly tricky for the Finnish phone manufacturing giant. This Lumia 625, ranked as a mid-range 4.7-inch smartphone, is expected to go for about US$325. The Lumia 625 has, like all wireless devices in China, gone through certification at the radio communication device regulator TENAA’s website. As The Next Web reports, the Lumia 625 will be officially launched later this month. It’s believed that this lower-end Windows 8 phone will have a 4.7-inch WVGA screen powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 1020: a great camera, but is that enough?

    In New York, Nokia’s just launched the Lumia 1020, a massive phone with a 4.5-inch display and a crazy 41-megapixel sensor. It could be Nokia’s most ambitious phone yet, but do you still really care about gimmicky features that you’ll only use every so often? Nokia’s making a play with some serious imaging hardware, but will this be a phone for the everyday user? We posted the specs and hardware earlier, so it’s up to Nokia to wow us with a few surprises at least. Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 1020 is all about: “200 years ago, photography was born,” began...