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Archive for February, 2013

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My New Love; the Nokia Lumia 720

My New Love; the Nokia Lumia 720

| February 28, 2013 | 77 Replies

As someone who closely follows the smartphone world I get to see a lot of great products, unfortunately sometimes these phones linger in my head longer than they would in any sane person’s mind. The end result being an almost uncontrollable urge to read every article, watch every video and just think about which ever […]

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Windows Phone Captures an Impressive 16.3% of Poland’s Market Share

Windows Phone Captures an Impressive 16.3% of Poland’s Market Share

| February 28, 2013 | 29 Replies

According to the latest reports coming in Windows Phone has seen some significant increases in Poland’s market share bringing it 16.3%. With the Low priced Lumia 610 leading the WP invasion due to its attractive pricing, I can only imagine what will happen when the Lumia 520 and 620 come out. Via

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What a Nokia Fan Carries With Him to Cover Mobile World Congress

What a Nokia Fan Carries With Him to Cover Mobile World Congress

| February 28, 2013 | 11 Replies

A couple people have asked me what I took with me to Barcelona, as well as what I use in my daily life as a full time Nokia Lover, part time blogger. Well here’s a quick look at what I was lugging around with me in my trusty Jansport backpack all around Barcelona for the […]

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Video: Nokia Lumia 920 Vs. Sony Xperia Z; Hardware/Design Comparison

Video: Nokia Lumia 920 Vs. Sony Xperia Z; Hardware/Design Comparison

| February 28, 2013 | 17 Replies

I stopped by the Sony booth real quick to take a look at their latest flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z; which packs a 13 Mp camera and a 5 inch 1080p screen. I wasn’t really planning on making a video but I ended up doing one in the spur of the moment. The Xperia Z does […]

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Ultimate Lumia Comparison; Lumia 920 vs. 820, 720, 620 & 520

Ultimate Lumia Comparison; Lumia 920 vs. 820, 720, 620 & 520

| February 28, 2013 | 37 Replies

During our Q&A session with the Lumia 720 & 520 product managers (still haven’t typed it up yet); I got a chance to stack the full WP8 family against each other; so here’s a quick video detailing the differences in each of them; and a couple family portraits (I haven’t seen any of the full […]

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First Look at Lumia 720 Front and Rear Facing Camera Video Samples (Still in Prototype Phase)

First Look at Lumia 720 Front and Rear Facing Camera Video Samples (Still in Prototype Phase)

| February 28, 2013 | 33 Replies

Earlier today over breakfast we met with the Lumia 720 and 520 product managers and had a good chat (I’ll post about that later). I also managed to take the cameras on the 720 for a quick spin, and I must say it’s also pretty impressive (especially the front facing videos). The camera on the […]

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NokConv: An innovative approach to imaging with the Nokia Lumia 720

NokConv: An innovative approach to imaging with the Nokia Lumia 720

| February 28, 2013 | 1 Reply

  Quick heads up on this intriguing article from NokConv about their approach behind the camera for the Nokia Lumia 720. Although not a high end device, Nokia still wanted to get the best images possible (for this price point/design) with new innovations such as the f/1.9 aperture for tackling low light in a different way (without […]

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Videos: Nokia Glam Me self portrait lens demoed on Nokia Lumia 720

Videos: Nokia Glam Me self portrait lens demoed on Nokia Lumia 720

| February 28, 2013 | 9 Replies

Here’s a few videos showing one of the new lenses for self portraits Lumia called Glam Me. More than just filters, you can edit parts of your face, your skin, eyes, teeth etc as taken by the front facing camera (which is very high quality on this 720). wpxbox thenokiablog WMExperts•

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Video: Nokia 808 PureView Digitizer & Display Replacement

Video: Nokia 808 PureView Digitizer & Display Replacement

| February 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

Another quick video. This time with the trusty LE55ONS showing how to change the screen on the Nokia 808 PureView I strongly recommend you buy a digitizer that comes with the rubber frame. I did try and separate with heat but it seems impossible without causing damage. WARNING: The LCD(AMOLED) display is extremely fragile and will […]

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Video: Jolla Sailfish demo on Nokia N950

Video: Jolla Sailfish demo on Nokia N950

| February 28, 2013 | 55 Replies

Quick heads up on this Jolla demo from MWC. Michael Fisher talks to the Jolla CTO about Jolla, Sailfish and Nokia. Jolla CTO Stefano Mosconi was kind enough to spend some time at MWC 2013 showing us his company’s new Sailfish smartphone OS, and then answering a few questions about Jolla, Sailfish, Nokia, and the […]

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Windows Phone and the near future

Windows Phone and the near future

| February 27, 2013 | 68 Replies

Mango, Tango, Apollo, Portico and now even GDR. You would be forgiven if you lost track of all these code names that are circling around the web. Most of you will probably know that the above names are referring to milestone builds of Windows Phone, but what is that new GDR term mean? And what […]

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NatWest and RBS Banking apps come to Windows Phone 8

NatWest and RBS Banking apps come to Windows Phone 8

| February 27, 2013 | Reply

Hi all, I was browsing the WP8 Marketplace yesterday, and I came across the NatWest banking app, something which I, and I’m sure many of you have been waiting for. Fortunately for me, I use NatWest so this was perfect, and of course because NatWest is part of RBS, they have an app too! But this […]

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Nokia Indexing the Real world – the next Google, potential to be “a significant disruptor”

Nokia Indexing the Real world – the next Google, potential to be “a significant disruptor”

| February 27, 2013 | 69 Replies

  Quick heads up on this article over the The Register. Nokia’s crunching up big masses of data to index the real world in a bid to outflank the likes of google.  Here we’re seeing precisely how Nokia is capitalising on their location platform. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/27/nokiareal_world_search/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/27/nokiareal_world_search/page2.html But with “real world search”, Europe’s biggest tech company […]

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My Dream Nokia #83: Nokia Catwalk Nokia Lumia 1008 WP8 Blue Concept 38mp PureView V1+V2 twisty barrel camera

My Dream Nokia #83: Nokia Catwalk Nokia Lumia 1008 WP8 Blue Concept 38mp PureView V1+V2 twisty barrel camera

| February 27, 2013 | 24 Replies

Next up on the concept list is the Nokia Lumia 1008, the Nokia Catwalk, also by seasoned My Dream Nokia designer, Edgar Mkrtchyan. The evolution from previous designs is present, what with the twisting barrel camera that allows for a large camera whilst allowing the phone to still be very slim. An interesting addition are light […]

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Lumiapps: Asphalt 7 Finally pushed for WP(8?) Available in store for 0.99USD/0.79GBP

Lumiapps: Asphalt 7 Finally pushed for WP(8?) Available in store for 0.99USD/0.79GBP

| February 27, 2013 | 10 Replies

Asphalt 7 is finally available to download for WP. This game is a whopper at 878MB! I’ve already hit buy, downloaded and played it very briefly. It’s looking quite good. http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=013e9108-6170-496f-9328-3b57f2b4732f This game allows multiplayer play and is not subject to Xbox LIVE parental settings. Microsoft shares User IDs and gamertags. Hit the speed of […]

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