Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 8
  • by | February 3, 2014 5:27 PM

    Nokia's Lumia 520 and 521 have become the best-selling Windows Phone 8 models around thanks in no small part to their incredibly affordable price tags. Not only did they launch cheap, but they've been getting even cheaper, and we regularly see them selling for well under $100. When you've got a smartphone phone going for $50 off-contract during one of these promotions, sooner or later someone's going to ask, “why aren't we just giving these things away?” As it turns out, that day has arrived, and shoppers at Microsoft's online store hoping to snag a one year Xbox Music subscription are ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 2:54 PM

    For the past couple months, we've been talking about an unreleased Samsung Windows Phone 8 device, the company's model SM-W750V. The evidence that has shown up so far has been particularly strong; we're not talking about rumors from unnamed sources or anything nearly so nebulous, but instead traces of the phone showing up in official government import records, and in a UAProf listing on Samsung's own servers. While its existence looked confirmed, we still lacked any understanding of Samsung's plans for the phone – was it still on-track for a release, and if so, how would it arrive? ...

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  • by | February 2, 2014 3:58 AM

    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 2:08 AM

    On January 21, Beats Music was launched in the US, and, on the day of the announcement, an iOS (and a tad later, an Android) client was available to download for those who wanted to take the service for a spin. While a Windows Phone version of the app was not immediately ready for download, users were promised a client soon. You can follow the source link below to download and install Beats Music on your Windows Phone. The service gives you access to more than 20 million songs which you can either stream or save to your device for offline listening. Beats Music also offers personalized ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 7:59 PM

    For a little while now, a rumor's been kicking around that Nokia's working on a spinoff of the Lumia 1520 phablet, most often referred to as the 1520v. From the start, the idea has been that this would be some kind of mini version of the handset, but the details haven't been entirely clear. Over the weekend, a whole bunch of new info arrived, and while it does offer a fair selection of new tidbits, all the conflicting info sure isn't doing a very good job of getting to the bottom of this puzzle. Let's start with the screen. As a mini 1520, we'd hope to see the 1520v to keep the same 1080p ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 2:41 PM

    The tough part about legal battles is definitely being the company that loses. If you all remember, last July Microsoft made it public that it was forced to rename its SkyDrive service after the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) claimed the name legally. Redmond was given a couple of months to find a new name, and that time has come. Microsoft has just announced OneDrive, which shouldn't be confused with a new service, as it is merely the new name the company is giving to its existing SkyDrive service. The transition will take some time though, and Microsoft is not providing specific ...

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  • by | January 25, 2014 4:07 AM

    You really have to use the Nokia Lumia 1020 in order to experience the quality of the images it generates, and to understand and leverage the creative power that it lends you. However, comparing it to a dSLR, and even saying it is better than one, is a statement some of you might agree with, while some will shake their heads disapprovingly. Nokia thinks the Lumia 1020 is the way to go, and you all should just forget about dSLRs and professional lenses. Check out their reasons in the video below. But before you do, Nokia and AT&T have taken this opportunity to discount the phone on the ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 12:13 PM

    It's that time again when companies are publishing their earnings data, and last night we took a look at how Microsoft and Nokia have been doing. Some of the companies in the smartphone game are laser-focused on mobile devices; take HTC, for instance – smartphones (and the odd tablet) are all it does. On the flip side, we have these big conglomerates like LG or Samsung that have plenty of diverse interests, with the phones themselves only acting as one component. Lately, we've been talking about Samsung and reports of its smartphone growth slowing down – and this idea's been at the ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 7:10 PM

    One week back, we were talking about the forthcoming arrival of Nokia's quarterly figures, and floated a theory based on some of the disclaimers the company shared that the publication of that report might just coincide with the culmination of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's smartphone business. Well, that hasn't actually come to pass just yet, but those numbers themselves have indeed arrive, alongside a set from Microsoft itself. Let's take a look at how both of the companies fared in the mobile space in Q4 2013: Nokia's situation isn't great, but it's not awful, either. Bottom line: ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 11:41 AM

    We’ve got a month and a day to go before the Mobile World Congress is officially underway. You had better believe that you’ll be hearing a whole lot more about what to expect in the weeks to come, but today we start things off with an early press event announcement, as Nokia shares news of a press conference scheduled for Monday, February 24. What will the company likely be bringing along to share? Well, we’ve already heard a couple Nokia MWC rumors, like how it might mark the launch of a Lumia 1820 metal-bodied handset or a Lumia 2020 eight-inch tablet – despite earlier rumors ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 7:01 AM

     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 2:49 AM

    After Verizon officially confirmed the name of the device to be the Nokia Lumia Icon, the page was pulled just to reappear again online together with a price tag and everything -- needless to say the page has been pulled once more. However, as the screenshots reveal, the press render of the device featured a Wednesday the 5th date on the Calendar tile. So does this most recently leaked screenshot from the upcoming user guide, revealing a bit from the Nokia Lumia Icon availability. And, as @evleaks rightfully noticed, Wednesday the 5th can easily be either next month, in February, or the ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 8:52 PM

    After spending years waiting for a revamp for Windows Mobile 6.5, we'll admit that nothing had prepared us for the dramatic change that Windows Phone 7 had to offer. Back in 2010 the need for a third successful player in the mobile space was urgent, and since Pocketnow was born as a "Pocket PC" website more than a decade ago, it was clear that we had high hopes for Microsoft's next mobile platform. With its great minimalism and social integration, Windows Phone has gathered a rather interesting cult following that has ensured it a future as the world's third largest mobile operating system ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 3:27 PM

    Most people closely relate mobile enterprise solutions with BlackBerry. And rightly so. The company formerly known as Research In Motion dominated the mobile enterprise industry for well over a decade. But the company has since slipped from its glory days. Ever since, others have stepped up to fill the gap and the mobile enterprise industry has evolved itself into a vastly different beast. Mobile enterprise devices are no longer just for email or handling light work on the go. Mobile devices are now used as point of sale (POS) systems, vital retail sales floor tools, and much more. Last ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 12:39 PM

    Two big announcements should be coming out of Microsoft over the next couple weeks: we expect to learn of the ultimate conclusion to its acquisition of Nokia's smartphone wing, and we're hoping to learn who might be the company's next CEO. We've heard that we could expect the CEO news early this year, and sources are claiming that the decision's already made, now just waiting to go official. Just who will take over Steve Ballmer's duties remains to be seen, but whichever candidate gets the board's nod, they might have a familiar face looking over their shoulder, with word that Bill Gates ...

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