Archive for October 6th, 2012

Video: Optical Image Stabilisation demo on Nokia Lumia 920 (at&t)

Video: Optical Image Stabilisation demo on Nokia Lumia 920 (at&t)

| October 6, 2012 | 13 Replies

  It was possibly a lot clearer in the first video this morning (the clip seems to be played back on the device), but here’s another session showing a demo of optical image stabilisation (close up) on the Nokia Lumia 920. Notice the immediate change in the viewfinder when the OIS is off and when it […]

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Paul Thurott: Explaining Nokia’s Lumia Exclusivity Strategy

Paul Thurott: Explaining Nokia’s Lumia Exclusivity Strategy

| October 6, 2012 | 93 Replies

Paul Thurott’s blogpost linked below attempts to explain Nokia’s rationale for having carrier exclusives for their new Nokia Lumia devices. I can see both sides of the argument, though I’m one to wish things weren’t exclusive to one carrier. http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/windows-phone-8/explaining-nokias-lumia-exclusivity-strategy-144433 Apparently the sales of the 900 went better because of carrier exclusivity as opposed to […]

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Video: Nokia Music Presents – Janelle Monáe –  performing Cold War at Social Media Week

Video: Nokia Music Presents – Janelle Monáe – performing Cold War at Social Media Week

| October 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Here’s a video from Nokia US. I think it’s a part of their Nokia Music presentation at Social Media week (the video only went live now). They had Janelle Monae performing. There’s also a blogpost at NokConv from a couple of weeks ago http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/09/21/nokia-kicks-off-social-media-week-la-with-free-janelle-monae-performance/

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Nokia 808 PureView wins Best Camera, Nokia Lumia 800 wins Best design at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2012

Nokia 808 PureView wins Best Camera, Nokia Lumia 800 wins Best design at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2012

| October 6, 2012 | 25 Replies

  This made me laugh. Not because the Nokia 808 PureView would obviously win the best camera price for Mobile Choice consumer awards, but that PhoneArena says ‘it narrowly edged out SGSIII’. Narrowly? Narrowly? By narrow you mean a gap the size of the Grand Canyon, right? We were talking solely about their camera performance, […]

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Weekend Read: GeneralTheDestroyer on BBC’s Russel Howard’s Good News

Weekend Read: GeneralTheDestroyer on BBC’s Russel Howard’s Good News

| October 6, 2012 | 42 Replies

I’m in the middle of some Uni work, BBC iPlayer on the side for background noise when I hear on Russell Howard’s Good News programme, a very familiar voice. GeneralTheDestroyer?! Did a youtube video spontaneously load? Nope, GeneralTheDestroyer was on the BBC programme (3rd October) being quoted contrasted against some die hard iPhone fans, with […]

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Nokia Lumia 920 pre-order in Italy, 99EUR deposit

Nokia Lumia 920 pre-order in Italy, 99EUR deposit

| October 6, 2012 | 7 Replies

  Nstore Italy has a pre-order booking price of 99EUR for the Nokia Lumia 920. That goes as a deposit to which you will pay the rest (500EUR) totallying 599EUR. Availability early November. Similar time to 800 perhaps. http://www.nstore.it/nokia-lumia-920-con-windows-phone-8.html Colour selection apparently only in second phase, available in ‘black and white’. Colours you say? Via […]

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Weekend Watch: 13 minute hands on with the Nokia Lumia 920 (in French) #ElectricPikachuYellow

Weekend Watch: 13 minute hands on with the Nokia Lumia 920 (in French) #ElectricPikachuYellow

| October 6, 2012 | 36 Replies

This is a hands on of the Nokia Lumia 920 (electric pikachu yellow!). The sharp screen can be appreciated here by zooming into the small text and still seeing text that is readable. For those with poor vision, WVGA (and even nHD) is fine, but there will also be others who can appreciate high pixel […]

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Weekend Watch: 11 Minute Nokia Lumia 820 hands on (French)

Weekend Watch: 11 Minute Nokia Lumia 820 hands on (French)

| October 6, 2012 | 9 Replies

Here’s a hands on of the Nokia Lumia 820 (in French) lasting 11 minutes long. And they’re actually allowed to look at the whole phone. I’m not sure if this is WP8 or WP7.8, I can’t see much has changed. It slightly worries me that MS still has no idea about how to display a […]

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Video: Cyan Nokia Lumia 920 hands on.

Video: Cyan Nokia Lumia 920 hands on.

| October 6, 2012 | 20 Replies

  This is a video hands on of the cyan Nokia Lumia 920. As well as being a lot of fan’s favourite colour, check out the portion where they demo PureView shaking. We’ve seen this before – the bit where they shake the camera, press shutter to activate PureView and the viewfinder is smooth. A […]

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Ilari Nurmi, head of Product Marketing at Nokia leaves

Ilari Nurmi, head of Product Marketing at Nokia leaves

| October 6, 2012 | 105 Replies

  Reuters reports that Ilari Nurmi, previously head of Eseries and later head of  product marketing at Nokia, has left the company. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/05/us-nokia-exec-idUSBRE89412B20121005 Seems people in marketing keep leaving Nokia. Not that it makes me surprised because the last thing Nokia understands is marketing. Well, marketing and execution. Sometimes, I wonder if they ever bother […]

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