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HTC Pulls a Nokia, offers One M8 to Galaxy S4 owner after phone catches fire

HTC Pulls a Nokia, offers One M8 to Galaxy S4 owner after phone catches fire

| July 27, 2014 | Reply

  The social media team of Nokia, now part of MM, used to do (and possibly still does) some great things on the web. When Nokia became aware of stories of inappropriate customer treatment by other companies, they stepped in to give a hand. It’s nice of Nokia to do, but even greater kudos is achieved […]

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Press Release: Nokia Corporation Interim Report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014

Press Release: Nokia Corporation Interim Report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014

| July 27, 2014 | 4 Replies

This is a summary of the Nokia Corporation Interim Report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014 published today. The complete Interim Report with tables for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014 is available at http://company.nokia.com/financials. Investors should not rely on summaries of Nokia’s interim reports only, but should review the full interim reports with tables. Nokia Corporation […]

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Press Release: Jolla Phone in Kazakstan

Press Release: Jolla Phone in Kazakstan

| July 26, 2014 | 22 Replies

Jolla Ltd., the smartphone company from Finland, launches in Kazakhstan with Mobile Invest Smartphone company from Finland, and Mobile Invest based in Almaty, Kazakhstan today announced to start the sales of the Jolla smartphone in Kazakhstan. Jolla is a new Finnish smartphone running its independent operating system, Sailfish OS. Based on the heritage of MeeGo, […]

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Video: Nokia Lumia 530 promo

Video: Nokia Lumia 530 promo

| July 25, 2014 | 9 Replies

Here’s the usual handset only promo for the newly announced Nokia Lumia 530. It also features scenes with the Coloud Bang speaker.

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Microsoft wirelessly charges Nokia Lumia 930 organically with Apples and Potatoes

Microsoft wirelessly charges Nokia Lumia 930 organically with Apples and Potatoes

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Reply

  Microsoft have created a massive installation using fruit and veg to charge a Nokia Lumia 930.   Outside Westfield shopping centre, Shepherd’s Bush, Microsoft and Carphone Warehouse unveiled a combined charging project – an enormous 20ft wide and 8ft high installation featuring a phenomenal amount of fruit and vegetables, which, amazingly, is able to […]

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MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Microsoft Mobile has published updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+. Unfortunately, Microsoft Mobile isn’t consistent with including change logs with their updates and the change logs that are there are often from older updates so we are left to guessing what has been updated in the newest releases.     Windows Phone Store Download links: MixRadio […]

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Mary Jo Foley explains ‘One Windows’ – what it is, and what it isn’t!

Mary Jo Foley explains ‘One Windows’ – what it is, and what it isn’t!

| July 24, 2014 | 19 Replies

  For a long time, Microsoft has been building towards shifting to a unified Windows experience. We have often wished for more seamless transitions between devices, often yearning that our phones could be as versatile as the desktop/tablet counterparts. There have been some misconceptions regarding what having One Windows actually means. MJF tries to give […]

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout appears in store

Modern Combat 5: Blackout appears in store

| July 24, 2014 | 6 Replies

Successor to the graphics intensive MC4, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is available in store ($6.99/£4.49). Kudos on Gameloft for getting this available on WP along with iOS and Android. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/modern-combat-5-blackout/21ed995b-239d-4ffe-b352-76fc11cd940c?signin=true   Supposedly ‘only’ 776 MB. The WP store says around that too (777 MB). I thought it would be larger. We’re having final assessments today […]

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Nokia’s Coloud Bang 19 Euro speakers

Nokia’s Coloud Bang 19 Euro speakers

| July 23, 2014 | 13 Replies

With 8 hours of playback time, Nokia also announced a new accessory from Coloud, a mini speaker called the Coloud Bang. AKA the MD-1C, it’ll be appearing next week at just 19 Euros. A neat feature is the ability to daisy chain some Bangs together to make an even bigger sound. Via

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Adam Giles demoes the new Nokia Lumia 530, 4″ Polycarbonate, quad core and fixed focus camera

Adam Giles demoes the new Nokia Lumia 530, 4″ Polycarbonate, quad core and fixed focus camera

| July 23, 2014 | 28 Replies

Is this the first fixed focus Lumia from Nokia? Feels like edof again without the benefits. But hey, it’s an entry level handset. Though having said that, the 520 has AF (well the 620 has a flash, camera button and front camera which 630 misses out on). The experience should be nice and smooth since […]

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Jolla Sailfish Launcher for Android (alpha) updated to v0.2.1

Jolla Sailfish Launcher for Android (alpha) updated to v0.2.1

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Replies

The Jolla Sailfish launcher for Android got an update to v0.2.1. This update appears via Google Play Store for the Alpha Testers. List of changes: Fix running under ART virtual machine “Fix” PIN code query problems by not dismissing the android lockscreen at all. Users need to set lock screen to “none” from the security […]

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SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

| July 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

OneDrive got updated to version 4.2.0.0 which brings: choosing where to download files to phone progress page for uploads/downloads contact sharing improvements bug fixes performance improvements   Battery Saver also got an update but there’s nothing specifically mentioned as to what the changes are.

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Video: Preview of the new dynamic Lockscreen app for WP8.1?

Video: Preview of the new dynamic Lockscreen app for WP8.1?

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Replies

We’ve seen screenshots before. I don’t know if this is an actual preview of things to come or spamware apps. It’s quite dynamic, very animated. WPC says this is the new lockscreen app using the new APIs. Others say it’s a layer on top of the lockscreen. Not sure. Either way, the point is, with the […]

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MyDreamNokia #106: Cute little Nokia Lumia 330 – Asha/mobile phone replacement concept

MyDreamNokia #106: Cute little Nokia Lumia 330 – Asha/mobile phone replacement concept

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Replies

More very realistic renders by PhoneDesigner, featuring the Nokia Lumia 330. It has a small 3″ screen fit for the Asha days. It looks like a little classic Nokia brick with a touch screen. I like the call UI at the top. Making the now ‘tiny’ iPhone 5S look huge. 540×240 pixels… The main issue […]

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Video: RAW vs JPEG, advantages and disadvantages

Video: RAW vs JPEG, advantages and disadvantages

| July 21, 2014 | 3 Replies

    For those serious about mobile photography, or photography in general, you’ll want to be taking advantage of any RAW shooting capabilities (Nokia Lumia, Nokia Camera Settings: 1 Capture Mode, 2 JPEG 5MP + DNG 16MP). This is especially useful for those who like to do some editing of their photos as the RAW […]

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