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All posts tagged "Lumia"

  • Nokia adds US$99 Asha 308, 309 to the mix

    Nokia's finished messing around. After a fairly exciting product launch of its flagship phones, the Lumia 820 and 920, Nokia's now gone and released two baby-smartphones. Let's welcome the Asha 308 and 309 to the party and see what these hardy devices offer outside of the new "fluid swipe" interface. The new Nokia Asha 308, but not like you can tell the difference. Humble hardware These phones are not meant for the usual suspects. These are smartphones for the rest of us. There's the tough but tiny 3-inch screens, a 2MP rear camera and Nokia's Asha Touch UI which is really a...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 — The flagship Windows Phone 8 device appears – is it any good?

    Nokia's Lumia 920 is seen by some as a vital phone for the survival of the company – but is it a leading smartphone worthy of Windows Phone 8? We'll get it out the way early on: Nokia was being overly-cautious with the Lumia 920 at its Nokia World press event – we were allowed only brief time to take pictures and were only shown the device being used, rather than play with it...

  • Nokia’s new Lumia 820, 920 embrace a cord-free future

    At a Microsoft event scheduled for 5 September, Nokia is planning to unveil its two new Windows 8 Phones, the Lumia 820 and 920. Most excitingly, the Lumia 920 will have wireless charging. This is Nokia's high-end Windows 8 phone, so nothing but the best for these candy-coloured slabs of Finnish delight. Wireless wonder The 32GB, 1.5Ghz CPU-rocking, 4.5-inch HD screen of the Lumia 920 will use an inductive wireless charging method. So drop...

  • Reviewed: Nokia Lumia 900

    I had some time with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 900 last weekend. As an avid Windows Phone fan, I’ve been looking forward to using the latest and greatest Nokia. The Lumia 800 was a slight disappointment on launch as it had less features than my HTC HD7 with the stock version of Windows Phone. To be honest I was very surprised to find that the Nokia Lumia 900 came with the latest software out of the box. Microsoft updated all Lumia devices last week to software version 8773 which included things like internet sharing et al. Setting up the...

  • Things we dig: old-school Snake on Nokia’s Lumia

    Complete with green screen and everything, Snake is back! Developed by Willem Middelkoop for Nokia's Lumia smartphone range; it can be downloaded from Windows Phone Marketplace. The Lumia touch screen is transformed back to the early 2000s with an image of a 3310 on the screen to play on. For those that grew up in the ‘90s, it’s right in the childhood. Just like with the 3310, you use the 2, 4, 6 and...

  • Nokia PureView sets sights on next-gen Lumias

    The PureView 808, last seen merrily snapping 41-megapixel shots, is making its way to next-gen Lumia phones, says Nokia bigwig Chris Webber. "You can expect we'll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform in future Lumia devices." Webber won't reveal when the PureView tech will rocket its way to future Lumia models, but he assures megapixel-hungry fans his company is "absolutely committed" to bring this dazzling image sensor to Windows phones. Let's...

  • Nokia finally does something cool, releases City Lens for Lumia

    The beta of the Lumia-only City Lens app is live and bursting to be downloaded. Sure, there was a Symbian version but that OS is older than Bill Gates' pick-up lines. Let's concentrate on the now. Open the app, point it a city and "selected points of interest" appear. Kind of like an augmented reality app, but rubbed in that minimalist Nokia finish. So what's it all about then? The camera viewfinder becomes...

  • Is the Lumia doomed to fail?

    It’s unfair to say that Nokia’s bid to usurp Apple and Android smartphones is doomed (hell, we loved the Lumia 800), but European telecoms seem all but convinced of the Finnish giant's imminent failure. Four of the top European telecoms who have wisely chosen to remain anonymous have told Reuters that the Lumia range of phones just isn’t good enough to rival iPhones or Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Has Nokia struggled to reach even a semblance of respect in the eyes of the geek been noticed? Hell yes. Can Nokia win the hearts of the telecoms? Hell no, says Reuters. Nokia is...

  • Surprise! Nokia TV enters the fray

    Nokia TV was bound to happen and according to this leak, TV services are due for release on the company's range of Lumia phones. With Nokia TV, users can view local video broadcasts and the first country to receive this blessed gift will be the home of Nokia itself, Finland. Channels included in the launch will be Nelopen, MTV3 and YLE, the oldest television channel in Finland. The report says that the TV...

  • Lumia 800 heads to China, renamed 800C

    People of China, Nokia's Windows Phone the Lumia 800 is primed for arrival, and it's been renamed the Lumia 800C. While knock-offs of the famed Windows Phone have been doing the rounds, nothing tastes better than official. China Telcoms today lifted the veil on the Lumia 800C (available in cyan or black), saying that the phone plans to launch later next month. When the 800C finally arrives, the app store will be ready,...