The screenshots above come from Russia and they are allegedly snapped off of Nokia’s upcoming TV application to soon grace Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia TV would nicely compliment an already interesting application offering that the Espoo-company is offering to its Windows Phone customers.
According to the report, Nokia TV will allow for video show streaming on WiFi and Data from a searchable database of local network offerings. The first country to see the app will allegedly be Finland, with local stations like YLE, MTV3 and Nelopen being supported. There’s no info on [...]
After recently updating its Nokia Drive and Maps applications for Windows Phone, the Finnish company isn’t stopping here as the Nokia Music application also received a version bump to number two.
The good folks at WPCentral reached out to Nokia and found out that the new version of Nokia Music only includes UI and audio improvements. However, every incremental version number counts and speaks of dedication. As it unfortunately turns out though, the application refresh is not available in the U.S. (which could be good news for international readers who were always [...]
When Nokia and Microsoft agreed to collaborate last year in February it was not sure which company was the other one’s safety belt; truth is Nokia needed to regain a huge chunk of the market lost and Microsoft needed a strong hardware partner to build the buzz for Windows Phone.
After launching the first Windows Phones — the Lumia 800 together with the Lumia 710 — five months ago, Nokia is confident. “Our strategy is working. When we formed an alliance last year with Microsoft our intention was to regain lost share. After one year, it is still working. We [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all that’s good and bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In today’s show we begin by talking about all the rumors that surround the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. We later cover all the recent commitments that Nokia has made for the current Nokia Windows Phones in the market. We continue with our week’s coverage of the Nokia concept redesign for Windows Phone and Project Detroit. We later discuss the recent leaks of Windows Phone Tango’s multitasking capabilities [...]
Back in the day when we reviewed the LG Optimus 7, one of the Windows Phone 7 launch devices, we took a closer look at the “Play To” DLNA application which since has been renamed by the manufacturer to SmartShare.
However, Nokia is now releasing a Beta of a similar app, called “Play To”, for Lumia Windows Phones. The principle is the very same: you can display pictures and videos on DLNA-capable devices over WiFi, if you are on the same network. These can be TV sets, BlueRay players, or a computer running Windows 7 for instance. Future releases will most [...]
If you have a Windows Phone made by Nokia, any of the Lumia devices, really, you will be able to use the Creative Studio which is now available as a free download if you have an Espoo-designed phone. It’s basically a simple photo editing application which could help you get more out of a boring (or dull) image.
The best feature is probably the live preview where you can see real-time results, in the camera application, of the effects you apply. That aside, there’s also a panorama mode if you’re interested and not willing to wait until the Lumia 800 gets this as [...]
Early this morning, we found out that Nokia had revealed a new feature for its Lumia 610 when publishing the phone’s specs online, confirming support for sharing the handset’s cellular data connection with other devices via a wireless hotspot. At the time, we wondered if this news meant that the extant Lumia models would see similar support via update one day in the future. Sure enough, that now looks to be the case, with Nokia mentioning that tethering will be making it to all of the Lumia-series Windows Phone handsets.
The subject came up in a Q&A posted on [...]
Windows Phone fans in China can already pre-order the HTC Triumph — the HTC Titan, really — and it looks like Nokia doesn’t want to let HTC get away with it, at least if Stephen Elop can do something about it.
According to the CEO, March 28 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are waiting for Nokia Windows Phones in China. There were no other details but given the recent rumors as well as documentation found on the Chinese Regulatory Authorities websites, the Lumia 800 as well as the Lumia 710 (in their GSM and CDMA variants) are possible candidates. [...]
As we’ve previously mentioned, the Nokia Lumia 800 is getting a software update in certain regions. From the official Nokia forums we find out that the update refers to devices in India and Singapore and contains the 1600.2487.8107.12070 refresh.
It brings essential improvements: enhanced battery standby and talk time performance, battery capacity icon instead of question mark on top right of screen, improved bass in audio performance, soft-key illumination at all brightness levels, fixes for device performance issues including self-reboots, freezes and [...]
We recently learned just which smartphone models Nokia may be preparing to show off at this year’s Mobile World Congress, including the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610. There’s another Lumia model that we’ve talked about in the past but haven’t heard much about lately, one that’s starting to make some noise again. Could Nokia be planning on using the MWC to demonstrate this supposed Lumia 719, as well?
We last mentioned the Lumia 719 just before our coverage of the CES began, when we were still trying to work-out what Nokia would have to display at that [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800, together with the Lumia 710, will land in Australia starting March. At the end of last month we’ve heard that the Lumia 800 will be available from carriers like Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone as well as through all major retailers in the country. According to Chris Carr, Nokia Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, the Lumia 710 will go for $379 outright, and the Lumia 800 for $699. The carriers for the Lumia 710 are Optus and Virgin Mobile.
As far as the white Nokia Lumia 800 is concerned, the manufacturer told the world it will be available in [...]
When Nokia announced the Lumia 900 last month, it marked the end of a lot of speculation into what the company was planning for its follow-up to the Lumia 800 and 710. Now, with the 900 well on its way to arriving, that guesswork is turning to future Nokia Windows Phone devices. We hear a rumor about one such model, supposedly the Lumia 730, this morning.
Chinese site WPDang reports that Nokia may be planning to unveil the Lumia 730 at this month’s MWC. Very few details of the phone’s hardware have been revealed, but from the sound of things, this could end up as [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800 was GSM only until now — not that we didn’t know about CDMA plans. The picture above, and the ones below, seem to feature the new CDMA Nokia Lumia 800 which will be landing in China pretty soon.
It looks like the Lumia 800 will be available in China via China Telecom starting March. It will come in black, white and cyan color flavors and will feature a CDMA radio which will allow for operation on the carrier’s network. The Nokia Lumia 710 is also expected in the same timeframe and the Lumia 900 — most probably that device Nokia showed [...]
Nokia’s launch of the Lumia 800 has been largely successful, even if the phone itself may have arrived to market with a few issues in need of attention. Nokia’s been on top of getting updates out to the phone, already delivering a series of patches aimed at improving battery performance, and with more on the way targeting camera and audio issues. Lest you think the 800 is getting an unfair share of the company’s attention, today we’re seeing reports of a problem with its cousin the Lumia 710, along with signs of a Nokia response.
Nokia’s support [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800 not only was available in the U.K. since the very beginning — being one of the countries that got the phone in the initial wave — but it also enjoyed excellent feedback from the market.
Nokia has made an official announcement on Twitter that the younger brother, the Lumia 710, is available, as of now, in the U.K., joining the Lumia 800. We’ve also recently heard that the two Windows Phones from the Finnish manufacturer will be available in March in New Zealand.
The Lumia 710 features a Qualcomm MSM8255 1.4GHz processor, 3.7-inch [...]
Just yesterday we heard that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be landing in Australia on Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone — as well as through all major retailers in the country — in March. We’re now hearing good news about a New Zealand availability.
According to a recent Nokia New Zealand tweet, both the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in March. The Lumia 710 will be exclusive to Telecom New Zealand while its bigger brother, the Lumia 800 will be part of both Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone’s line-up.
If you, by any chance, are [...]
The Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile was launched (and available initially) for $49.99 with a new two-year agreement, but certain retailers managed to give the phone away for free, given you agree to the contract.
However, the Lumia 710 is now listed online at T-Mobile for $39.99 which is ten dollars less than what we’ve seen officially from the carrier. There are no details regarding a certain period of time in which this offer is valid so it’s kind of safe to assume that the price will remain $39.99 (online). Additionally, if you switch to T-Mobile or add a new line, [...]
The new Nokia Lumia phones have been seeing some excellent reviews. Many people are very happy with the new direction Nokia has taken in an attempt to reverse their decline in market share. However, as futuristic and beautifully designed as the new Nokia phones are, a lot of commenters in Nokia’s social network sites jokingly wrote that all they really need is the old “Snake” game from the classic Nokia phones of the 90s. It seems that Willem from Amsterdam decided to put together a Windows Phone game that replicates the old pixelated, small-screened, black & [...]
The Nokia Lumia 710 is by all means not a flagship device. For all intents and purposes this is designed to be an inexpensive low-end smartphone. You won’t find anything particularly fancy in this device, but that’s the point. Many people don’t want anything terribly expensive and fancy. Many people just want something functional and reliable and that’s what Nokia’s going for with this device albeit while giving consumers a cheap way to get in on the gorgeous and very highly rated new Windows Phone operating system. Is the Nokia Lumia 710 worth the very [...]
Nokia made its Q4 2011 financial numbers public and the company is reporting a solid fourth and closing 2011 quarter performance. Q4 net sales are around $13.6 billion (EUR 10.0 billion) and 2011 2011 net sales reported are roughly $50.96 billion (EUR 38.7 billion).
There were 19.6 million smartphones that Nokia managed to sell in the last quarter compared to 28.6 million the year before. However, Nokia shifted its principal strategy to adopt Windows Phone back in February of last year.
Out of the 19.6 million smartphones sold in Q4 2011, Nokia sold “well over 1 [...]
Stephen Elop was talking (not only) about Nokia’s Windows Phones in an interview in Las Vegas with the occasion of CES, an interview from which we already heard that the CEO doesn’t want fragmentation to be a problem for Windows Phone, as it if for a certain “other” ecosystem.
About the Nokia Lumia line, Stephen Elop said that there will be more models coming, something the company has been saying for quite some time. “710, 800, 900, and there is going to be more” are the words Elop used saying that he kind of likes “the fact that it was [...]
In celebration of the launch of the new Nokia Lumia 710, T-Mobile is running a sweepstakes where you can win one for free. All you have to do is let them know what smartphone features you like the best and of course enter your name and contact info in the web page below. Four winners will get a free Nokia Lumia 710. You might be thinking that’s no big deal since you can get one of those for free at Costco or Walmart anyway (with a new 2 year contract), but actually the contest also includes 1 year of free T-Mobile service in addition to the phone. I’m not sure if [...]
Ask any Google executive about Android fragmentation and you will hear the same answer: there is none, it has no impact or it could really be regarded as a positive thing, as Eric Schmidt referred to differentiation.
Ask any of the competing executives and you’ll hear nothing but the fact that Android is indeed fragmented. “We think Android is very very fragmented and becoming more fragmented by the day” is a quote you might remember back from the days of the late Steve Jobs.
“We don’t want fragmentation being introduced into Windows Phone [...]