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Archive for January 26th, 2013

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Unlocking Carrier Branded Cell Phone Now Deemed Illegal in USA

Unlocking Carrier Branded Cell Phone Now Deemed Illegal in USA

| January 26, 2013 | 70 Replies

One of the few advantages of living in Jordan is that no carriers brand and lock cell phones to their network. A law passed by the Library of Congress 3 months ago deemed it illegal to unlock a cellphone branded to a carrier in the US (think Lumia 920/900 on At&t). However it is still […]

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WP8 Reference Design from MS coming Mid-2013 – Surface Phone?

WP8 Reference Design from MS coming Mid-2013 – Surface Phone?

| January 26, 2013 | 31 Replies

Digitimes repots that Microsoft is going to be launching a reference design WP8 device mid 2013. Not sure if they learnt the lesson regarding their “reference design” Surface tablet and how that irks other manufacturers rather than the intended “spur them to do better” http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130125PD213.html The intention is apparently to expand the “ecosystem”. (Perhaps, MS, instead […]

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Weekend Watch: Sony Xperia Z vs Nokia Lumia 920

Weekend Watch: Sony Xperia Z vs Nokia Lumia 920

| January 26, 2013 | 43 Replies

  Here’s a quick comparison between Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Sony’s Xperia Z. Sony’s Xperia Z and Nokia’s Lumia 920 are both camera phone supremes. One has a brand new Sony Exmor RS sensor capable of HDR video while the other is loaded up with optical image stabilisation for the best night time shooting there […]

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Weekend Read: Nokia Lumia overtakes Android and Apple for Sanoma Oyj

Weekend Read: Nokia Lumia overtakes Android and Apple for Sanoma Oyj

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Quick heads up on this story a couple of days ago submitted by Benz. Sanoma Oyj is the Finlands biggest media group and second biggest in the Nordic countries (Digitoday is also part of this group). They are reporting that Nokia Lumias are the most used mobile device across their mobile services. Mobile devices account […]

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Cyan Lumia 920 Finally Back in Stock at Amazon

Cyan Lumia 920 Finally Back in Stock at Amazon

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

The cyan Lumia 920 which has been out of stock at Amazon since the first batch of Lumias came in is finally back. You can pick it up for $99 on contract or $499 off contract from the link down below: Amazon Link: Nokia Lumia 920 4G Windows Phone, Cyan (AT&T) Also interestingly I noticed that Amazon wireless has upped […]

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Serbia and Israel Finally Added to Nokia/Here Maps

Serbia and Israel Finally Added to Nokia/Here Maps

| January 26, 2013 | 45 Replies

Although Here maps is pretty great it does lack severely in some countries; in fact it was non-existent in them, showing absolutely no mapping details at all.  Now the folks at Nokia conversations have announced that a huge refresh to the mapping database took place, which most importantly added maps of Israel & Serbia. Also added/refreshed were 133,000 Km of roads in […]

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