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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nokia’s colourful Android smartphone ‘Normandy’ leaked, shows dual-SIM

    Nokia's rumoured Android smartphone has been spotted a few times around the web recently showing the colour range and some other noteworthy tidbits. The so-called Normandy is an interesting project tease and would be Nokia's first venture into Google's mobile OS territory, setting itself apart as a Windows Phone exclusive OEM. The rumours started back in December when The Verge claimed that Nokia is planning on releasing a low-end device aimed at emerging markets early this year and is going "full steam ahead" with the project. This image by @evleaks was recently tweeted and shows the Normandy running Skype, and...

  • Sony in talks with Microsoft to likely launch VAIO Windows Phone

    Hints and past speculations suggest that Sony is working on a Windows Phone. The company has been steering away from the Nokia-dominated Windows Phone arena, and has thus over the years only focused on building Android smartphones. In a recent interview, however, head of Sony Mobile Europe Pierre Perron told TechRadar that Sony wants to broaden its horizons and is looking to Microsoft as an alternative. While there have been rumours and possible leaked pictures since last year, indicating that there might be a VAIO smartphone on the horizon, we've never heard it from Sony. Perron said that Sony doesn't...

  • Apparently Nokia’s developing an Android phone set for early next year

    So word on the street has it that Nokia's developing an Android smartphone -- a first for the Finnish tech giant. According to the all-so-famous evleaks and a couple of other sources, the project has been codenamed "Normandy" and the smartphone is meant to be targeted as a lower-end device set for 2014. If The Verge has its facts straight, unknown sources claim that Nokia is planning on releasing it early next year is going "full steam ahead" with the project. The Verge has also noted in Septmeber that it's meant to be a low-end device aimed at emerging...