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  • Lumia 920 review: It’s big, it’s really big, but oh so sexy

    Turns out if you say "I haven't used a Windows Phone" loud enough someone will send you one. While floating about in my quasi-world of "I know everything imaginable because my iPhone is awesome" a giant Nokia Lumia 920 landed on my lap. I can't stress this enough -- this phone is big. I am not sure what Nokia was trying to do here -- take us back to the old days where phones were as big as a person's head? Design: it’s all kinds of beautiful Getting away from my size issues for a moment, the Lumia is a breath of...

  • First Lumia with Pureview, Nokia EOS leaks images and specs

    The heat from Nokia’s Lumia 925 hasn’t even had time to cool off and we’re already being pummeled with a new Nokia device: sneaky images of a smartphone which will most likely be called the Nokia EOS have emerged care of mega-smartphone site, GSMarena and WPCentral. The images were taken by a twitter user Vizileaks who started the party with this tweet: Nokia Lumia PureView EOS XX Megapixel#nokia #lumia #pureview #betterthanacase @engadget @gizmodo @evleaks @theverge twitter.com/vizileaks/stat… — ViziLeaks (@vizileaks) June 5, 2013   The Nokia EOS is said to have a 41-megapixel PureView camera and a Xenon flash, but the exact megapixel count...

  • Nokia’s 4.5-inch Lumia 925 is official, costs €469

    Nokia’s Lumia 925 is official. While Nokia plans to launch the Lumia 928 today, it’s one-upped itself with the surprise release of the 925, a 4.5-inch Windows Phone with an all-new aluminum body and an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera. The Lumia 925 isn’t going to set the world on fire and for €469 (US$616), it also costs too much. Priced to move Here’s the full tech specs for the Lumia 925: Networks: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, WCDMA, 2100, 1900, 850, 900, LTE 2100, 1800, 2600, 900, 800 Memory: 1GB RAM, 16 GB user memory Display: 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768) Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon Camera: PureView 8.7-megapixel...

  • Nokia Portable USB Charger is a beautifully designed curio

    Some gadgets sometimes slip through the cracks, but not hopefully Nokia’s Universal Portable USB Charger. For roughly US$15-20 (based on the price of Nokia’s other external chargers), we’ll soon be able to pickup this enticingly cute portable 1720mAh charger from Nokia. It weighs 65g, measures 57x57mm and looks like a real life charging icon, made into a very attractive charger. Nokia’s new charger, the DC-18 has a battery icon on the front that mimics the power status of most smartphones. Tug on the microUSB on top and the cable pulls out, ready for charging. We’re not sure yet how the...

  • Nokia Asha 501 is a “next gen” 3-inch touchscreen for $99

    Nokia’s Asha range, an affordable line of feature phones pretending to be smartphones, has cranked out the 501, a US$99 full touch device. Nokia calls it “next generation”, we call it overenthusiastic marketing. What the Asha 501 represents though, thanks to its sleek design and candy-coated colours - bright red, bright green, cyan, yellow, white and black. It’s a first for Nokia too, as the Asha 501 is a micro-SIM phone with “Easy Swap SIM technology” (change SIM cards without turning off the device). It also has a respectable 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 4GB internal memory, 17 hours talk time....

  • Lumia 928 challenge demos ‘distortion free audio recording’ powers

    Nokia’s latest Lumia, the 928, is up against the Galaxy S III again, in an audio test that shows off its “distortion-free audio recording”. Yesterday, the 928 demoed its HD-recording properties as the Windows Phone recorded a crisp, stutter-free action shot. This time, we’re in New York city as the Lumia 928 records a (literally) underground jazz band. Nokia’s embedded a volume distortion meter is on the right-hand side of the video. Distortion happens in the red, it says and during the Lumia recording session, the volume never distorts, even at high levels. This could very easily be doctored, but...

  • Nokia Lumia 928 night-time video outshines iPhone 5 and S III

    Nokia’s Lumia 928, the latest smartphone to support PureView technology, was outed earlier this week with a single ad. Now, Nokia’s released a demo video that shows off the imaging chops of the Lumia 928. The Lumia 928 pairs off against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III in a video demo that seems a little biased towards Nokia’s Carl Zeiss lense-equipped smartphone. After the Lumia rides “The Hurricane" (an insane-looking roller coaster) and after a minute, the view swaps to a side-by-side of the Lumia/iPhone 5 and then the Lumia/Galaxy S III. During the video, Nokia shows...

  • Nokia to possibly add Lytro-style cameras to future phones

    Nokia, a company that is struggling to find its footing against Apple and Samsung, is now reportedly pinning its hopes on array cameras, best known as the technology behind the focus-free Lytro cameras. According to Bloomberg, Nokia aims to “win back” customers by pairing with California-based startup Pelican Imaging and investing in array camera technology. Array cameras aren’t the exact same as the technology used in Lytro, but it’s very close. The blanket name is a “light-field” camera: images are captured in a 4D light field, with the image sensor positioned behind the microlenses. With this setup, it’s possible to...

  • Nokia Asha 210 pulls a HTC, launches with WhatsApp button

    Nokia recently announced the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp Key. For phones in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, WhatsApp is the special feature. For Latin America and Europe, it’s a Facebook key. The single or dual-SIM Asha 210 costs a paltry US$72, is 2G only and has a standby time of up to 46 days. This is cheap phone, with plenty to offer and it’s perfectly priced. Moreover, it could be Nokia’s answer to the BlackBerry Curve range: a cheap phone, with free WhatsApp for life and a battery life that seems practically...

  • Nokia Lumia 720 review: leader of the pack

    Being the middle child is always difficult, so in that respect the Nokia Lumia 720 has it tough as it nestles slap bang in the centre of the Finnish firm'sWindows Phone 8 range. Arriving on the scene alongside the budget-focussed Nokia Lumia 520 atMWC 2013, the Lumia 720 provides a happy middle point in a line up which also includes the Lumia 620, 820 and 920. The Nokia Lumia 720 is available for around £300 ($460/AU$445) SIM-free, while on contract you'll be able to pick it up for free from £22 per month over two years. This pits the Lumia 720 against the likes of the HTC One SV, Samsung Galaxy...