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 […]
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?). […]
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 […]
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!
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
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
Here’s a quick demo of Sailfish OS 184.108.40.206 “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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
HERE has shown how they collect data. But what do they do with it afterwards?