Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  • by | June 11, 2012 5:32 PM

    Last week, we learned that in addition to Nokia releasing a special edition Lumia 900 for the release of The Dark Knight Rises, it looked like the 710 would see a similar Batman tie-in. We got to see some Batman-themed Xpress-on covers for the 710, but didn't have any details on just how widespread they might be, nor on what you'd have to do to get one. While we still haven't heard any official word, details on the promotion have now leaked, for those of you interested in a Dark Knight Rises 710. To get one of these Batman covers with your 710, you'll need to get to pick up a new 710 on a ...

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  • by | June 7, 2012 7:01 PM

    Last month, we learned about Nokia's plans to bring back a special-edition Lumia model that was Batman themed, this time giving the honor to the 900 instead of the 800. The phone features a Batman logo on its rear and is loaded with some exclusive Dark Knight Rises content. With limited availability (including none that we heard of in the States), though, it might not be the best option for everyone, no matter how big a Batman fan you are. That's why we're glad to hear that there may be another Nokia Batman tie-in, and this time for the Lumia 710. This is by no means official confirmation ...

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  • by | June 6, 2012 7:22 PM

    Just over a month ago, Nokia announced that hope was in sight for owners of the Lumia 900 who had been complaining about purple-tinged screens, visible when they turned their phones' brightness down low. While news of an update that would resolve this issue was great, the company didn't have any ETA on when such a release might be ready to go. Today Nokia announces that the update is indeed ready for prime time, and will be first be hitting 900 owners on AT&T in the States. That problem with the purple tint to the display is probably the most noticeable issue this update addresses, but ...

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  • by | June 5, 2012 8:26 AM

    Nokia has updated its Maps application bundled with Lumia Windows Phones to version 2.o.21.304. The new version of the application is more social and it allows you, for instance, to add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. You can also sync your favorite places with maps.nokia.com, which makes them available online or on other platforms in case you have an account (Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo). You can also pin stuff to the home screen so if you have a Nokia-made Windows Phone we advise you to update your Maps client. Source: Nokia

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  • by | June 5, 2012 4:33 AM

    Nokia introduced the Lumia 610 with the occasion of this year's MWC in Barcelona as the company's budget Windows Phone solution for emerging markets. It is also aimed at competing with low-end Android phones which are cheap in Nokia and Microsoft's joint effort to bump of the marketshare of the platform. Low specs on the Nokia Lumia 610 and a cheap price point doesn't mean build quality and materials suffer. They're excellent as you would expect from a Nokia phone. However, the screen is a low-end screen itself so don't expect your ClearBlack AMOLED one on the 610. It is powered by a ...

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  • by | June 1, 2012 12:19 PM

    Custom ROM hacking on Windows Phone may not get the same level of attention as the vibrant ROM scene on Android, but take a moment to look for them, and you'll find a similarly dedicated group of hackers trying to push the limits of what's possible on Microsoft's locked-down OS. Just like the Android ROM guys, these Windows Phone enthusiasts face plenty of obstacles in their way, not the least of which are secure bootloaders that prevent custom ROM flashing. Luckily for owners of the HTC Radar and Titan, custom HSPLs have just been released for the pair, opening up the door for flashing. ...

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  • by | May 30, 2012 7:26 PM

    Two nights ago, we told you about a new limited edition Batman Nokia Lumia 900 that would be arriving to help promote the upcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises. At the time, we had little more than a picture Nokia had tweeted of the handset to go on, other than the impression that it looked pretty cool. Now the rest of the puzzle has started coming together, and we've learned plenty of additional details about how the phone will be released and what you can do to get one. The advertising campaign for the phone has begun, letting us know that availability will be starting right at the ...

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  • by | May 30, 2012 12:10 PM

    Windows Phone users have been waiting a long time for Microsoft to bring its Photosynth tech to the platform. When we saw the company release an iOS version of Photosynth over a year ago, we wondered what was taking so long to get a port ready for Microsoft's own system. At the time, it uncharacteristically placed blame on the OS itself, noting that low-level access to phone hardware was needed and it would still be some time before the OS was ready for Photosynth. That wait may have been longer than we'd like, but Photosynth has finally arrived for Windows Phone, giving its users the ...

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  • by | May 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    I’ve recently learned that there are two things about being a mobile-phone reviewer. The first thing: you get to handle awesome gadgetry days or weeks ahead of its official release date, and you’re not just allowed to use the heck out of it; you need to, in order to do your job. That’s the awesome thing. The other, less-awesome thing: you eventually have to give it all back. “Empty Nest” is a recurring column discussing what I miss -and what I don’t- about the devices I’ve had to return. ___ The Nokia Lumia 900 review unit I just sent back came to my door under somewhat ...

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  • by | May 29, 2012 2:17 AM

    It's not a typo as many would have thought. O2 Germany confirmed it on Twitter that it is no mistake, the Nokia Lumia 900 with 32GB (the white variant) indeed exists and it will most probably land on the carrier soon. Still, there is a thin chance of this to be a mistake because if it turns out to be true, many owners of 16GB variants of the Lumia 900 across the globe (and especially on AT&T in the U.S.) will be disappointed. Instead, we should be happy for our fellow Windows Phone fans in Germany; still, they don't have an exact availability date and pricing yet. Those who passed on ...

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  • by | May 28, 2012 8:01 PM

    When it comes to marketing tie-ins that seem just too big to resist, second only to the Olympics might be the summer Hollywood blockbuster. Just as we're seeing Olympic-themed phones going up for sale, there's also going to be a limited edition Lumia 900 released by Nokia just in time for The Dark Knight Rises. Nokia already had a very limited-edition Batman-themed Lumia 800 available, but with that one now gone, this 900 could be your only chance to snag an official Batman smartphone. Unfortunately for Batman fans in the US, the only markets we've heard of that are currently slated to see ...

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  • by | May 25, 2012 2:59 AM

    3.7-inch WVGA screen, 256MB RAM, and 8GB of storage space, those are the specs of the Nokia Lumia 610 which was introduced at this year's MWC as the Finnish manufacturer's budget Windows Phone offering, though it should be even cheaper in order to compete with some low-end/mid-range/budget Android phones. If you live in the U.K. and you've got your eyes on either the cyan, magenta, white or black variants of the Lumia 610, you should prepare to welcome it in the first week of June. While there was no information made public about the contract-free (SIM-free) price, the phone should cost ...

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  • by | May 24, 2012 9:30 AM

    The latest IDC numbers are in and they seem to further confirm the trends not just only for those who closely follow the numbers but also for those who follow the industry and what happens in this fast-moving world. Not much has changed at the top of the mobile world, in terms of top six smartphone Operating Systems; Android and iOS are sitting comfortably in the highest positions. Google and Apple have both consolidated their position. Android has a market share of 59.0% in 2012 Q1 (growing from 2011 Q1's 36.1%, with increased shipments from 36.1 million units to a whopping 89.9) while ...

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  • by | May 23, 2012 4:37 AM

    If you have a Windows Phone and you like to be always connected to what's going on in the world, even while you're mobile, head over to the Marketplace and grab the official Wall Street Journal application -- that is if you have updated to Windows Phone 7.5 in order to continue accessing the Marketplace. With the application you'll get live news and on-demand video directly from 2,000 reporters across the globe. Instead of having text versions of the articles you will be able to watch video clips and select from a large list of topics. There are also Programs you can enjoy as well as a ...

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  • by | May 23, 2012 2:09 AM

    You really shouldn't be surprised! It's not that there were no warning signs along the way. Microsoft made it very clear that you will not be able to use the Windows Phone Marketplace once the changes are in place and your phone is still running a version of Windows Phone below 7.5. So, as of recently, if you can't download, buy, update, or review apps in Marketplace -- both on the phone and on the web-- it's because you didn't update to Windows Phone 7.5. Of course, you might be running an earlier build of the platform and still be able to access the Marketplace; this will soon change as ...

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