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Blurry cam photos of RM-985, Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 830

Blurry cam photos of RM-985, Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 830

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Nokia Lumia 830 just got certification in Brazil. Along side that, there’s more blurry photos. It has a removable back cover and Microsoft Mobile branding inside. MicroSD options here. Dimensions: 139.4 mm x 70.7 mm x 8.5 mm. The 930 is 137 mm x 71 mm x 9.8 mm. 5″ 720p possibly? Source: WPC

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

| August 22, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers, Earlier in August, the Nokia Lumia 635 launched on the AT&T network as a no-contract Go Phone for $99. This is a great deal as you can use the Go Phone Lumia 635 with an existing non-Go Phone AT&T SIM card so basically the Lumia 635 is yours for $99 plus tax. The original […]

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Miracast Dongle in the works from Microsoft for wireless HD streaming

Miracast Dongle in the works from Microsoft for wireless HD streaming

| August 22, 2014 | 3 Replies

WP8.1 (at least with Cyan and appropriate hardware 930/1520) does wireless HD streaming. The 930 does this very simply and my TV picks it up quite easily (one of the only ways the Smart Feature has provided useful). Now, I don’t know why folks just can’t use miracast dongle from other manufacturers instead of waiting for this […]

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Video: Get Nokia N9/Symbian Squircles on your Nokia Lumia homescreen

Video: Get Nokia N9/Symbian Squircles on your Nokia Lumia homescreen

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

That wasn’t the main point of the video, but there’s potential there. When WP8.1 gave us the transparency tiles with parallax type wallpaper, some used blank coloured backgrounds to show simply the icons. In a similar light, these icons have been modified to appear as circles. It looks more like the generic smartphone homescreen. If […]

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Combined Windows Phone and Windows RT to be unveiled September 30th Along with Windows 9

Combined Windows Phone and Windows RT to be unveiled September 30th Along with Windows 9

| August 21, 2014 | 7 Replies

Tom Warren says that we will be seeing Windows 9 on September 30th. Along with this, there will be a combined Windows RT and Windows Phone which MS might take time to detail at the event. Early versions of Threshold is said to have Cortana built in but it’s not clear whether that would make […]

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Jolla Jobs – Interaction designer

Jolla Jobs – Interaction designer

| August 21, 2014 | 100 Replies

Jolla’s looking for an “interaction designer”. Closing date is the 25th August to send in your CV to  jobs@jolla.com . Jolla offers you a unique opportunity to work in an exciting international and dynamic start up made up of a multicultural, passionate and professional crew. You could be part of the Jolla design team with a chance […]

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Video: Honestly, I’m a wannabe. – Jodilly Pendre, Microsoft Nokia Philippines

Video: Honestly, I’m a wannabe. – Jodilly Pendre, Microsoft Nokia Philippines

| August 21, 2014 | 8 Replies

  From the still named Nokia Philippines channel, they’ve got Jodilly Pendre, first runner up of Asia’s Next top model. No, I don’t know what’s going on here either. Whilst we’re on the subject of being clueless, what’s with the dubbing of this video?

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Tentacles: Enter the Mind available Free in store

Tentacles: Enter the Mind available Free in store

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

This was one of my favourite games on WP7 and I’ve missed having it on WP8. I’m excited to play it. It seems that the environment interaction is more 3D than the previous 2D (or did I just never get through all the levels?). http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tentacles-enter-the-mind/d05c984b-7224-4892-ab64-d1a675e57c0f There’s a clone of the original tentacles game but I haven’t […]

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Jolla’s Marc Dillon Accepts My Ice Bucket Challenge

Jolla’s Marc Dillon Accepts My Ice Bucket Challenge

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Reply

Yesterday, I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I wanted to challenge someone different. So I decided to challenge Marc Dillon of Jolla. Marc graciously accepted my challenge, and nominated Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen and Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbCs7k5tg9g If you’re interested, my video is below. […]

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Video: Nokia Lumia 1520 versus HTC One M8 for Windows

Video: Nokia Lumia 1520 versus HTC One M8 for Windows

| August 20, 2014 | 3 Replies

  The Windows Phone version of HTC’s One M8 is compared against the Nokia Lumia behemoth, 1520. It’s interesting that they kept the name simply One M8 (for Windows). Folks will call both One M8 instead of losing the brand value by having it named something else. It’ll help perhaps when sales are mentioned. Here’s […]

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Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft #Boldness

Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft #Boldness

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

There was an email exchange yesterday between controversial ex MS CEO, Steve Ballmer and new MS CEO, Satya Nadella. Anywhere Ballmer is mentioned, you get discussions either side of field that shows either his achievements or his blunders. The reason for leaving? He said that due to the multitude of commitments he’s taking on, it […]

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Press Release: Michael Halbherr to step down as CEO of HERE and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team

Press Release: Michael Halbherr to step down as CEO of HERE and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team

| August 20, 2014 | 17 Replies

Nokia today announced that Michael Halbherr has decided to step down as CEO of HERE and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team, effective September 1, 2014, in order to pursue his own entrepreneurial interests outside of the company.  “I would like to thank Michael for his leadership, passion and achievements during his eight […]

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v8.10.14157.200 Update for Developer Preview Update 1

v8.10.14157.200 Update for Developer Preview Update 1

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Reply

There’s a minor update available for Developer Preview Update 1 (v8.10.14157.200) I didn’t get a chance to confirm what the update was when I went to the “Phone Update” settings. It just began installing the update (and stuck for a while at 8%). Oh wait. I had low phone memory space on the 1520 (too […]

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

| August 19, 2014 | Reply

The lumia 630 is the first Dual sim Windows Phone from Nokia, and also the first official WP 8.1 device available, so here’s our review of it in under three minutes: Additional Viewing material: Lumia 630 boot speed and general performance test: Lumia 630 Gaming Performance Test: Lumia 630 Video quality test:  

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5 days online gets Nokia XL 574,000 sales in China

5 days online gets Nokia XL 574,000 sales in China

| August 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Part of the Nokia thrill still? There’s reports that the Nokia XL did surprisingly well in China alone and on just one e-commerce site. In the space of 5 days, it sold 574,000 units. Over 210,000 were sold on the first day. However, that is during a promotion period. It would be something else if […]

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