by Michael Fisher | January 15, 2013 3:32 PM
A few days ago, we reported that Nokia had released preliminary financials for the fourth quarter of 2012 alongside a preliminary outlook for the first quarter of 2013, numbers which led some to reign in their gloom-and-doom speculation about everyone's favorite Finnish underdog. The company announced that its Devices & Services devision -the one responsible for smartphone sales- "achieved underlying profitability" in 4Q2012 and that its margin for that quarter likely fell "between break even and positive 2 percent." Nokia sold 86.3 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, of which ...
by Jaime Rivera | December 27, 2012 3:32 PM
You know, the touch screen isn't new. It was actually developed for the first time in 1965, and one of the first companies to ever use the technology on a mobile device was Apple with their first Newton PDAs. Sadly, as you remember, that didn't work so well and Apple killed the project just a couple of years later. Still, even after one company failed in making it a mainstream, along came Palm and Microsoft and completely shaped an industry that now powers the reason for being of this website. Who would've thought that a technology that was so cool even back then would fail until somebody ...
by Michael Fisher | December 6, 2012 6:59 AM
Like its magenta-hued Lumia 810 cousin, the Lumia 822 is a custom build of Nokia's midrange Lumia 820 for an American carrier. Unlike its blocky T-Mobile USA companion, though, the 822 packs LTE support into its redesigned frame to accomodate the needs of its host, the much-larger Verizon Wireless network. The 822 marks not just Nokia's slice of a Windows Phone resurgence on America's largest carrier, but the first significant Nokia phone of any kind to land on Verizon in quite some time. In the absence of CDMA-friendly versions of either the Lumia 900 or Lumia 920 on Big Red, it also ...
by Michael Fisher | November 29, 2012 3:17 PM
On Tuesday, I wrote a piece detailing three features the Nokia Lumia 920's camera needs right now in order to reach feature-parity with its contemporaries on Android and iOS. Preparing for that editorial naturally meant spending a lot of time with the Lumia 920's viewfinder software, which does a good job blending the sleek minimalism of Windows Phone's Modern UI with Nokia's rich set of camera customizations. Probably my favorite of those customizations -available on all Windows Phones but better-stocked on Nokia Lumia devices- is the Lenses feature, which fills the viewfinder screen ...
by Adam Z. Lein | September 10, 2012 8:16 AM
Back in 2009, when Palm first released the Palm Pre, we got our first look at wireless charging with Palm's "touchstone". It was awesome. All you had to do was set the device on the special little plastic platform and it would kind of stick to it with magnets and start charging the battery. The Palm Pre had some cool touchstone related features too such as activating speaker phone when docked and automatically answering when an incoming call is active and you remove it from the touchstone. (You can see our original Palm Pre review here.) Of course we all know what happened to the ...
by Anton D. Nagy | September 5, 2012 3:18 PM
So the Nokia Lumia 920 is out and there are mixed reactions, as to every new piece of technology which gets unveiled nowadays. Some love it (fans of the brand and not only) and some not that much. At the end of the day sales, numbers, and units sold will do all the talking. The rest is just speculation. We've asked ourselves whether the new Lumias have what it takes to survive and we also had our own rant regarding the way Nokia decided to shift PureView technology towards low light sensitivity and image stabilization (coming from a zoom perspective on the 808). We just wished that the ...
by Michael Fisher | August 22, 2012 3:50 PM
One of the most fun things about following the fast-moving world of technology is playing the what-if game. What if you took the best attributes of your favorite platform and combined them with the best hardware on the market to create the closest thing to an epic dream device? It's a game we used to play a lot on webOS-enthusiast message boards, where a whole bunch of Palm fans congregated to praise the software and bemoan the hardware behind our favorite mobile platform. "If only HP would offer webOS on an Evo/Galaxy S/Magic," many said, "the slab-lovers would come out in droves and ...
by Jaime Rivera | August 15, 2012 1:41 PM
This just made our week so much better. Nokia and Microsoft have just sent out invitations for an event on September 5th in New York City and it spells Lumia all over it. It's been a couple of weeks since Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 to the public, but sadly we still didn't have any devices to feast our eyes on. There are already a couple of leaks as to what the devices may look line, and so far, I must say many of us are quite pleased. What we're still not sure of is if we'll see a Lumia tablet to make the scene along with some Lumia smartphone hardware, but hey, it's still ...
by Adam Z. Lein | July 20, 2012 9:17 PM
Nokia's free GPS Navigation software available for Nokia Lumia devices tonight has seen its 3.0 update which brings some great new features. The feature I've been waiting for is the ability to pin destinations to your start screen. It's a bit difficult to find, but if you go to the Set Destinations window and then tap and hold on a location in the History or Favorites listing you'll find the "Pin to Start" option. That will give you one-touch access to launching Nokia Drive and setting that location as your destination. The other feature I was primarily hoping for is unfortunately not ...
by Adam Z. Lein | July 18, 2012 12:28 PM
Nokia is interested in learning more about how exactly people use their phones and more-specifically how they use their Nokia Lumia phones. Last week they were happy to see that Nielsen's survey showed that 96% of Nokia Lumia 900 owners were extremely satisfied. If you've got a Lumia 900 or any other Nokia Lumia device, feel free to head on over to Nokia Conversations and fill out their survey. We imagine Nokia will use the results to try to make future products that you'll find even more enjoyable. Click here to see the survey. Source: Nokia Conversations
by Anton D. Nagy | July 9, 2012 2:03 AM
Richard Kerris, Nokia's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, unveiled that "it wont be long" until Verizon fans will finally get the opportunity to use Nokia devices. Currently the Finnish phone maker has no offering on Big Red and future possible customers are either left waiting for a Nokia phone or have to leave for another carrier in order to grab one. Unfortunately, no exact time frame was made public. As far as the PureView technology is concerned, the one which debuted on the Symbian-powered 808 which is, as of now, available in the U.S., it will come to Windows ...
by Michael Fisher | May 21, 2012 9:11 AM
Most new-phone launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they're widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we're lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It's a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it's a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about ... a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there's followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people ...
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