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All posts tagged "Lumia"

  • The cancelled 3D Touch-toting Lumia McLaren gets full review

    Microsoft and Nokia's cancelled Lumia McLaren handset is perhaps one of the most disappointing stories in the history of the Windows Phone platform. You know, aside from the platform's lack of success in general. Cancelled just a few months before its late 2014 release, the McLaren offered an innovative 3D Touch feature that was unlike anything we've ever seen on a mobile device since. While Apple's take on 3D Touch required users to press down on the screen, leaks and video footage showed that the McLaren's take required users to hover their finger over the display instead. Now, Windows Central has managed...

  • Watch Microsoft’s cancelled take on 3D Touch in ‘leaked’ video

    A new video has emerged, purportedly showing some fancy "3D Hover Touch" functionality on Microsoft's cancelled McLaren smartphone. The handset, which was supposed to be released in Q4 2014, was cancelled earlier that year for unknown reasons. The cancellation meant that Microsoft was left without a high-end smartphone for almost two years, until the Lumia 950 and 950XL were released late last year. The phone was widely tipped to be packing some innovative display technology, allowing users to hover their fingers over the screen for certain features. Now, a video has emerged out of China, claiming to show this function on a prototype device. The video...

  • Microsoft drops first Lumia branded device: a cheap, colourful selfie-shooter

    Microsoft's first branded Lumia has just been revealed. Sans the Nokia brand of course, the Lumia 535 is a low-cost, colourful smartphone with a grand focus on all the software Microsoft has to offer. Apart from the 5MP LED flash at the rear, the colourful selfie-shooter carries a 5MP front cam that's meant to be used alongside the Lumia Selfie App. The app enables you to "enhance" your selfies with filters and easily share them with friends from the app to OneDrive, Instagram, Twitter and so forth. The friendly five incher carries a quad-core 1.2GHz processor together with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal...

  • Ahead of IFA launch, someones leaked the Nokia Lumia 830

    Microsoft had planned to surprise the world with the Lumia 830 at its IFA Berlin launch tomorrow, but the internet had other ideas, Chinese tech site WPDang in particular. Thanks to its sleuthing, we've got images of the Lumia 830, along with specifications. The Lumia 830 is a middle-of-the-road smartphone, slotting in between the Lumia 1020 and 930 in terms of raw power. It has a 5" 1280x720 resolution display, 4G LTE, a 10MP PureView camera squashed into the rear, "better grip feel", MicroUSB card slot, Snapdragon 400 CPU (which is fairly weak) and a removable battery. This Lumia (outfitted with Windows Phone...

  • 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 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...

  • Nokia Lumia 1020: the best call making camera in town

    On a recent trip to Paris, I took some of the most amazing photographs that I had ever taken on a mobile device. The richness of the colours and the luxurious hues made my images come to life and, quite honestly, delicious to look at it. This was possible because the device I was taking those pictures on was the Nokia Lumia 1020. Design: meet the skinny hunchback I am not going focus on this too much because if you've seen one Lumia device, you seen them all. Anyone who has used the 920 or the 925 pretty much gets the...

  • 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 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 launches three new Ashas, Lumia 1520 and 1320, plus 2520 tablet

    This morning it's all about Nokia. Later on, Apple's going to try and capture some of that gadget magic we crave. Nokia's going to show us a new super-sized phone, Apple's going to punt refurbished tablets. But you came here for Nokia news, and the Finnish company has delivered. From Nokia World, live in Abu Dhabi earlier today, Nokia launched "the next generation of Nokia innovation", namely three new Ashas (the 500, 502 and 503). It's also catered to the phablet market with the 6" Lumia 1520 and the "for the youth" 1320 (also 6"). Finally, it announced its...