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All posts tagged "nokia"

  • Nokia Lumia 830 tours New York with Denim Lumia Camera app [Gallery]

    We always tend to marvel at some of the new camera hardware that leaves manufacturers' testing tables. The likes of Sony might be the industry leader at the moment, but Nokia (and now Microsoft by proxy) is also known for making a spiffy camera or two. The Nokia Lumia 830, launched back in 2014, boasted a 10MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization (OIS) and an LED flash, but the phone recently acquired the new Lumia Denim update, and with it, the Lumia Camera app. Read more: Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update gives snappers 4K video recording Features like Rich...

  • Ware of the Week: Nokia Z Launcher

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile an app that we remembered from its November launch and its creator's recent remarks regarding smartphone hardware -- the Nokia Z Launcher for Android. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Button Savior Nokia has been in the news recently, with sources suggesting that the company is plotting a shock return to the mobile phone market it dominated in the...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 review-in-brief: Nokia’s last stand

    From the 3310 to the 930, here’s a toast to Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 930 is the last Lumia that will carry the Nokia name. Just before Microsoft snatched up the Finnish brand’s mobile and services division, the once-mobile phone leader managed to squeeze one last Lumia into the hands of Windows Phone die-hards around the globe. Its 5-inch sculpted Gorilla Glass face is held together by a non-removable shell: metal on the sides and a bright Lumia-esque colour on the back, which comes in your choice of shocking green or orange, or just plain black or white. The colour palette...

  • Microsoft Lumia 535 in its unboxed glory [Gallery]

    We've seen the Lumia name before in South Africa but it was usually pegged alongside the Nokia moniker. This connection will become more and more tattered as the years roll on now, but Microsoft has ensured that its label is stuck onto the back of the Lumia range, and this a bad thing at all. The Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first product of Microsoft's newly-found smartphone love to hit South African shores, and my, it's quite a looker. Read more: Microsoft launches first self-branded phone in South Africa, the Lumia 535 Boasting a 5.0-inch screen slathered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3,...

  • Microsoft launches first self-branded phone in South Africa, the Lumia 535

    Microsoft, after much faffing about it must be said, has finally debuted its first non-Nokia branded phone in South Africa. Dubbed the Lumia 535 it will set consumers back around R1699, which is quite steep considering its hardware but it is squarely aimed at the entry-to-mid level market. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset -- the same as found in MTN Steppa 2 smartphone -- is the brains of the outfit while it also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of microSD-expandable memory and a rather-large-considering 5.0-inch screen. Note the resolution is kept at the 960x540 budget range. Of course, there is an...

  • Nokia 215 is Microsoft’s new $29 ‘internet ready’ feature phone

    Microsoft has announced a new entry level mobile phone to compete against the horde of low cost Android handsets released last year. Interestingly, the new phone wears a Nokia badge. The Nokia 215, dubbed the “most affordable Internet-ready entry level phone yet” by its creator, is aimed at the first time mobile buyers in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe and will go on sale Q1 2015. It's not a smartphone as such and features no fancy Windows Phone OS bells and whistles. As a result, it's priced at just US$29, but it covers the entry level user bases rather...

  • 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...

  • Killstreak confirmed: Microsoft shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios

    The 18 000 job cuts announced by Satya Nadella earlier this week weren't going to go unnoticed, but Microsoft, for all intents and purposes, is on one massive rampage. After the newly-bought Nokia Devices and Services division suffered the first blow, the company is now slaying its under-performing Xbox Entertainment Studios. Just like the Nokia-Android X debacle, this move doesn't seem much of a surprise either. The division has been at pains to draw interest or projects in its relatively brief lifespan. The Santa Monica subsidiary, charged with providing interactive Xbox-exclusive television content for Live subscribers, employed around 200 people according...

  • 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...