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  • Meet the new 3310: $25 Nokia 130 plays music and video, lasts full month on single charge

    This is a strange move from Microsoft if there ever was one. After scrapping the Asha and X ranges from Nokia's fleet, the company has decided that it should remain in the low-cost phone market after all. Its latest offering? The cheapest-of-the-cheap Nokia 130, costing just US$25. Yes, it's a ridiculously low price and that usually means skimping on a few options, but for a feature phone, the 130 flaunts some smartphone-like potential. Yet buyers won't get a touchscreen, camera, or connectivity above 2G. It's as basic as a phone can get, but this in itself seems to be one...

  • Dying Nokia X range ditches Android for Windows as Microsoft cull continues

    Well, here's an unsurprising surprise. Microsoft's big boss, Satya Nadella has announced that Nokia's Android-based X range will ditch Android as its OS in favour of Windows. This means that the Nokia X2 will be the last Android phone the company will (likely ever) offer. Microsoft, in its bid to "evolve", has lined up some 18 000 job cuts in the coming months, with more than a third of those coming from the newly integrated Nokia Devices and Services division. Another hammer blow to the once lucrative company is the destruction of the budget Nokia X Android range. Instead of...

  • Nokia Lumia 1525 could release on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

    The Lumia family's about to get a lot bigger, in potentially more ways than one. Nokia's upcoming Lumia 1525 will be launching on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, according to @evleaks. Unlike the recent rumours suggesting a "Nokia by Microsoft" Android-powered phone's imminent arrival, this particular model will be loaded with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. It will also sport an upgraded Snapdragon 801 SoC, and will likely slot ahead of the 1520 in the Lumia pecking order. The Lumia 1525 from Nokia by Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8.1-powered 1520 with the SoC ... - http://t.co/xUFm3Ekwcx — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 7, 2014   Its older...

  • Nokia X2 versus Nokia X: here’s whats new

    Anyone purchase the Nokia X? For those who held out, well done. For today Nokia announces the X2, a shinier, slightly bigger sequel to the X, the company's first Android phone. We didn't really know what the differences were between the Nokia X and the X2, but a quick comparison (via GSMArena) sorted us out. Display: the resolution remains the same at 800x430, but screen size increases from 4 to 4.3". Memory: RAM jumps from 512MB to 1GB Mobile internet: It's the same HSDPA internet but it's jumped to release 7, so mobile speeds can reach a possible 21.1Mbps. Bluetooth has also upgraded...

  • Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim review: double the fun

    The Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM is the first Windows Phone 8.1 based smartphone that is currently available in the market. But more importantly, it is the first dual SIM smartphone based on the Windows Phone platform. Dual SIM compatibility is one of the most sought-after features for developing countries so adding this feature is like another feather in the hat of Windows Phone platform. But how fares the Lumia 630 Dual SIM? Let’s find out. Sturdy design and looks Nokia is known for providing sturdy build quality and funky designs in its range of mobile phones. The Lumia 630 comes...

  • Nokia 225 is a slim, inexpensive, internet-enabled feature phone

    Would you like a slim, cheap Nokia phone with internet access? Then the Nokia 225, a 2.8" feature phone with Xpress Browser, music playback and a 2MP camera may be ideal for you. Also, it's dirt-cheap at €39. Ever better, it comes in five colours: red, yellow, green, black and white. This exceedingly low-cost phone has social media apps Twitter and Facebook preloaded. There's a bunch of games as well, Block Breaker 3, Asphalt 6, Assassins Creed 3, The Avengers and Real Football 2012 says The Next Web. And because it's a Nokia, the battery has excellent life. Nokia promises...

  • Meet Nokia’s new flagship (and budget) Lumias… and Windows 8.1

    Boom! There's a new Lumia in the world. Well, three actually. Nokia announced the new phones at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference, unveiling not only a new flagship device (the Lumia 930), but two new budget options -- the dual-sim Lumia 630 and the 4G capable Lumia 635. It also offered a glimpse of the mystical Windows 8.1, which will run on all three of its new phones, and will also be available to any Lumia currently running Windows 8. So, what were the highlights? The Lumia 930 Nokia's gone big with its new flagship -- no, I don't mean it's...

  • Nokia X review: plenty noise, zero x-factor

    Nokia has released some great smartphones in the past couple of years -- at least hardware wise. Devices like Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 taught everyone else how to make smartphones with image quality rivalling that of dedicated digital cameras. When there were rumours of Nokia testing some Android smartphones, heartbeats quickened. But after a couple of leaks, it was evident that Nokia would be releasing an entry-level hardware device with Android. After being officially revealed during MWC 2014, it has been released at a price matching that one of the Lumia 520. Is it worth enough to spend on a...

  • ‘Nokia X’ rooted to run Google Apps, and Nokia approves

    The Nokia X has barely even seen the light of day and already one intelligent developer, fresh from MWC, has rooted the X to run Google apps. There's even a forum posting that teaches you how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NRjbR8RmWPs Nokia's X line of phones (the X, XL and X+) run a rather low-level version of Android, 4.1.2 so rooting it was fairly easy for the developer. The XDA forum user exploited the system at the core level with Gandalf (not the white-haired wizard), a one-click rooting app that works with most Android devices. Then, he installed an app to access the file...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 Review: big, bold and beautiful shooter

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 signifies the increasing importance of large screen phablets in the market. Although Windows Phone is comparatively hardware efficient, a lot of people want their devices to feature fastest hardware. It is bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone till date. Based on hardware specifications, it can easily compete with any other high-end Android phablet in the world right now. It comes with a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor and a top-notch 20MP PureView camera. But are on-paper hardware specifications enough to win the smartphone race? Let’s find out. Design & build quality The Lumia 1520 looks...