Just how many variations on the same design can the market take? I guess the fair answer to that is different from person to person and there’s always the good old saying according to which you shouldn’t fix something that is not broken (or, in this case, that still sells).
Apple’s iPhones look fairly the same; of course there are differences from one major iteration to the other (3, 4, 5) but the design principle is alike.
Before Samsung launched its Galaxy S 4 [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through our initial coverage of the much-anticipated Samsung ATIV S. Then we go through more Samsung news, only that this time with some unexpected, and not-so-stellar Galaxy Grand announcement. Then we talk about the HTC M7 leaks along with the bad news that the HTC Butterfly won’t reach Europe. Google makes the news afterwards as their Play Store fills our Christmas hopes with lots of deals until January 1st 2013. We end today’s show talking about Nokia’s plans to bring Windows Phone 7.8 to previous Lumia devices, and the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google’s anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it’s Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia [...]
A Windows Phone update should land shortly for Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices as promised earlier by the manufacturer. The targeted release date for these updates should be today as it is scheduled to go out “globally from June 27th in a phased update through Zune”.
You can check on the update to see the status by following the link below. It gives you detailed information pe region (and we checked, for the moment all the statuses are “waiting for approval” but this should change soon).
As a reminder, the refresh should bring three important [...]
When Nokia released its 12070 update for the Lumia 800, it was attempting to fix a few outstanding bugs in its Windows Phone smartphone. The update addressed power management issues, fixed some phone lock-ups, and was supposed to improve audio performance. It seems that in tackling that last one, though, Nokia ended up introducing some brand new glitches, and users noticed erratic volume behavior. Not content to let those bugs stand unchecked, there’s now a new Lumia 800 update starting to go out, bringing the phone up to firmware 12072.
The primary component of 12072 is [...]
Owners of the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800c (which is the Chinese version) will definitely get the Internet Sharing option — that is tethering — in the next update which seems to be Tango, aka Windows Phone 7.5 refresh.
According to reports, NaviFirm is now listing localized versions of the update for the aforementioned devices, meaning that the roll-out should start soon. In addition to the platform refresh and Internet Sharing there are also add-on apps like Sportstracker, News and Creative Studio. So far Belgium, the Netherlands and Vietnam seem to have the [...]
If you have a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone then you’re not a stranger to the company’s own “Where’s My Update?” page where you can find detailed info about past and present updates by region, country and operator.
Looks like the page is also hinting future updates as Lumia 800 devices on Vodafone are listed with “Software under creation” status. This means that there will be a refresh coming up which can either be rolled out later to all devices (in which case it could be the WiFi tethering update) or only limited to Vodafone and fixing [...]
After a crucial decision to turn to Windows Phone as principal smartphone strategy, Nokia’s Windows Phones have been on sale in Europe since the end of last year. “No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone,” a European carrier’s executive in charge of mobile devices said.
This is a huge problem Nokia is facing and European carriers believe Nokia has failed to challenge the dominating competitors, Google and Apple. “If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell”, said [...]