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Microsoft at MWC: Announcing the Lumia 640, 640 XL and New Universal Smartphone Keyboard

Microsoft at MWC: Announcing the Lumia 640, 640 XL and New Universal Smartphone Keyboard

| March 2, 2015 | Reply

About an hour ago in Barcelona Stephen Elop took the stage once again in Barcelona, just as in the Nokia days to announce a couple of new Lumia devices. The new Lumia 640 and the 640 XL, an attempt by Nokia to streamline the naming scheme and make it a bit more comprehensible to understand where […]

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New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

| March 1, 2015 | 2 Replies

In what appears to be an interesting change from being called 1330 (phablet successor to 1320) there may instead be a 640XL. Reflecting perhaps the 640 specs but in a larger frame. Could this help out with the confusing numbering between generations? Tom Warren has previously tweeted expecting both the 640 and a 1330 (640 XL?). […]

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Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

| March 1, 2015 | 1 Reply

For those folks that have Qi Wireless Charging on their Lumias, IKEA (the largest manufacturer of furniture) is going to have built in wireless charging. Set your phone on your coffee table or night stand, boom, charging. Possibly desks and other types of furniture too. Why Qi? The volume of smartphones in the market, which […]

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9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

| February 28, 2015 | 8 Replies

As part of the planned 18,000 job cuts post purchase of Nokia,  9000 more are due to be cut. Manufacturing is shifting more to Vietnam whilst closures will be made in Beijing and Dongguan.   Source CheersAlvester for the tip!  

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New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

| February 27, 2015 | 5 Replies

Some welcome news to the Windows ecosystem.  Japan based Freetel will be bringing out  a phone with  Windows. Seems to be a strong mid range,  64 bit Snapdragon 410 on a 1080p, 5″ display. Let’s hope 1080p will be the new standard for Lumia mid range too. Source

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Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

| February 26, 2015 | 5 Replies

  Hello MNB Readers! The long awaited Lumia Denim update has finally arrived for the AT&T Lumia 1520! Daniel Rubino of Windows Central writes: Although app and OS updates are great, what is even better is when companies post the entire changelog of what exactly is new. Luckily for us, AT&T agrees with this idea. Daniel […]

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Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

| February 26, 2015 | 12 Replies

In an interview with Rajiv Suri,  he reiterates the direction of new Nokia without handsets.  Instead they will be a leader in the programmable world. Location is key to this. There are still strong aims to be connecting people one way or another. Source Cheers Wean Irdehfor for the tip

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Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

| February 26, 2015 | 8 Replies

  Dean tweets that they’re in preparation for MWC15. Let’s hope this once Nokia born project goes from strength to strength as an independent entity outside Microsoft,  with great cross platform experiences over more countries (E. G hey Philippines). https://twitter.com/deano_42/status/570590629799067648?s=02

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Google Chat and Facebook Chat are no longer available in Outlook.com

Google Chat and Facebook Chat are no longer available in Outlook.com

| February 25, 2015 | 5 Replies

Microsoft sent out this email: Dear Outlook.com Customer, Within the next couple of weeks, we will be discontinuing support for Facebook Chat in Outlook.com. And due to Google’s decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by the Google Talk platform, we can no longer provide Google Chat in Outlook.com. We understand that this may disappoint some of our […]

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Video: Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 Yliaavanlampi on Jolla Phone

Video: Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 Yliaavanlampi on Jolla Phone

| February 24, 2015 | 18 Replies

Here’s a quick demo of Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 “Yliaavanlampi” as demoed on Jolla phone. As well as some new features, there are a ton of bug fixes. New weather application with events feed integration available through store Browser with new interface Colours in ambiences can be adjusted Email authentication capabilities can be autodetected Improved low […]

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Lumia Challenge #AchieveMore

Lumia Challenge #AchieveMore

| February 23, 2015 | Reply

The challenge runs from Feb 23rd – March 8th and is all about celebrating what you do outside of your 9-5 job. Show the Lumia community  what you do when you’re really you via photos on Twitter or Instagram using the #AchieveMore and #LumiaChallenge hashtags. Perhaps you go out being a Lumia photographer, are getting fit or […]

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4K Rich Recording Drum Solo capture (Denim on 930 with Lumia Camera)

4K Rich Recording Drum Solo capture (Denim on 930 with Lumia Camera)

| February 23, 2015 | 3 Replies

You may or may not have a 4K screen to appreciate the extra pixels, but you’re probably more likely to have some good enough headphones to realise how superior Nokia’s history of audio recording has been, climaxing with the 930 and 1520. Having something as simple as stereo recording changes the whole environment of the […]

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Weekend Watch: W10 keyboard on phones

Weekend Watch: W10 keyboard on phones

| February 22, 2015 | 2 Replies

Mark demoes the new keyboard in Windows 10. It looks mostly familiar but there is a new dot cursor and mic button. I’ve found cursor keys quite useful to have (SwiftKey has a row of this) but this seems like potentially a better layout. The only thing that concerns me are current bugginess. Mark shows […]

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Dual SIM Lumia 640 with digital TV heading to Brazil?

Dual SIM Lumia 640 with digital TV heading to Brazil?

| February 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

Some info on a possible Lumia 640 has cropped up.  Other than dual sim,  this mid range or even entry level piece also comes with Digital TV.   Source

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Art of Map Making from HERE : Converting data to information

Art of Map Making from HERE : Converting data to information

| February 20, 2015 | 4 Replies

HERE has shown how they collect data. But what do they do with it afterwards?

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