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  • 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 800×430, 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. 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...

  • Nokia launches trio of Android phones: ‘Nokia X’, ‘Nokia XL’, and 5-inch ‘Nokia X+’

    Here we go: Nokia’s first Android phone, times three. The Nokia X, X+ and XL. Ranging from pocket-friendly to mini-phablet, the phones are all affordable, have dual-SIM slots and can run Android apps. All phones (with the expectation of the X, which launches today) are coming Q2 2014 and cost next-to-nothing, for an Android phone. All three phones launched at MWC moments ago. The Nokia X (€89) and X+ (€99) are one in the same, the X+ simply has more memory (4GB MicroSD card)) and RAM (786MB) “for those who want to enjoy even more music, photos and video”. Doesn’t...

  • Nokia launching Android smartphone ‘Normandy’ at MWC

    According to recent reports, Nokia is planning on releasing its Android smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. Codenamed Normandy, the smartphone marks an interesting shift. The Finnish tech company’s most popular operating system is Nokia and will soon be bought by Microsoft. Wouldn’t an Android smartphone complicate matters between Nokia and Microsoft? Apparently not. According to the Wall Street Journal, this peculiar move plays a part in Microsoft’s greater scheme of things. We’ve heard rumours and seen pictures of Nokia’s Android phone, dubbed project Normandy. Apart from the claim that it will have a 4″ 480×854...

  • Nokia Lumia 525 review: a thoughtful upgrade

    The Nokia Lumia 525 is a thoughtful upgrade to the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 was the best-selling Windows Phone device ever, mostly due to the great value for money it offered. The Lumia 525 is already raking up sales, at least in India and some other developing countries. After just a couple of weeks of official availability, the Lumia 525 is among the best-selling smartphones in the country. Nokia has upped the RAM from 512MB to 1GB which was the biggest quirk of Lumia 520. But how does it fare? Design & Build...