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  • 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″ 1280×720 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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