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Archive for May 9th, 2013

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Q&A with Stephen Elop on the Asha 501

Q&A with Stephen Elop on the Asha 501

Myself and a select few bloggers were invited to an intimate Q&A session with Stephen Elop, thanks to Nokia Conversations. We weren’t allowed to record the session, however I took a few notes (but missed a few key points too sadly). Note: Nothing is verbatim. Q: Why did Nokia go with a capacitive screen on […]

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Vodafone UK to stock New Nokia Lumia (Catwalk) “big, bold and beautiful” Next Chapter unveiled on 14 May London

Vodafone UK to stock New Nokia Lumia (Catwalk) “big, bold and beautiful” Next Chapter unveiled on 14 May London

| May 9, 2013

Vodafone UK are already confirmed to be stocking the new Nokia Lumia that’s appearing in London on May 14th. They’ve seen it and call it “big, bold and beautiful” and they’ll be amongst the first networks in the UK to have it. http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/05/09/nokia-lumia-event/ Cheers Muerte for the tip!  

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Lumia 620 Officially Drops Anchor on US Shores; Priced at $179

Lumia 620 Officially Drops Anchor on US Shores; Priced at $179

| May 9, 2013 | 9 Replies

The Lumia 620; which was only recently out-priced as the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device available (by the 520 and the 521) will now officially be available for Purchase in the US on “aio wireless”. The phone is priced at $179 on contract/plan and comes in Cyan, with the option to switch out to anther color free […]

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Gallery: Asha 501 Color Fiesta

Gallery: Asha 501 Color Fiesta

| May 9, 2013 | 50 Replies

Nokia Conv. have posted a mini gallery of the brightly colored and pretty 501, check out some  pictures of the whole family below: More at the Official Nokia Conversation blog: http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/05/09/nokia-asha-501-exclusive-photos/

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Announced: Nokia Asha 501

Announced: Nokia Asha 501

In the event in Delhi, Nokia unveiled its newest Asha device, the Asha 501. The Asha 501 not only continues the N9′s legacy of bright coloured polycarbonate bodies, but also it’s Swipe UI. Yes, the Nokia Asha 501 runs on a refreshed version of Asha Touch that highly resembles MeeGo-Harmattan. The Nokia Asha 501 is […]

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Video Promos: Asha 501- Everything You Love is a Swipe Away

Video Promos: Asha 501- Everything You Love is a Swipe Away

| May 9, 2013 | 14 Replies

Here’re a pair of quirky promos for the 501; filled with loads of swiping goodness: Smarter Internet:

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New DC-18 Portable Charger; 1720 mAh

New DC-18 Portable Charger; 1720 mAh

| May 9, 2013 | 9 Replies

Check out this sexy new portable charger from Nokia; the DC-18  with a pretty sweet capacity of 1720 mAh. The battery icon on the charger changes depending on the charge status. Official page: http://www.nokia.com/global/products/accessory/dc-18/  

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Nokia Asha 501 coming in at 99 USD, June 2013, reinventing affordable smartphone

Nokia Asha 501 coming in at 99 USD, June 2013, reinventing affordable smartphone

| May 9, 2013 | 6 Replies

Stephen Elop said the affordable smartphone area is a 40B industry for 2014. The Nokia Asha 501 is expected to come in at just 99USD, to be delivered to millions of people around the world in June. They’re having a Q&A now

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Nokia Asha 501 Official Specs; $99 Pricetag!

Nokia Asha 501 Official Specs; $99 Pricetag!

| May 9, 2013 | 24 Replies

So unfortunately the impressive list of specs we posted yesterday weren’t very real; here’s a list of the real goodies in this pretty little sucker: Dimensions:  99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams Camera: 3.2 MP Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days Talk time: […]

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Video: Nokia Asha 501 promo video – Mini N9 on show :D

Video: Nokia Asha 501 promo video – Mini N9 on show :D

| May 9, 2013 | 16 Replies

So, we’ve been talking about the new Asha 501, hearing and seeing on the live webcast exactly how the new Smarterphone OS based Asha platform has been revamped to be like the Swipe UI on the Nokia N9. Now check out this promo video. UI, swiping, multitasking, keyboard, clock, double tap to unlock, always on […]

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Nokia Partnership with Facebook to use data for free to access Facebook on new Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Partnership with Facebook to use data for free to access Facebook on new Nokia Asha 501

| May 9, 2013 | 5 Replies

Folks using Facebook on Nokia Asha get to use it for freee with Nokia’s partnership with Facebook. That’s right. Data plan or not, people can now access facebook for free on their new Nokia Asha 501.

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Nokia Store Now Supporting App Trials and In-App Purchases

Nokia Store Now Supporting App Trials and In-App Purchases

| May 9, 2013 | 7 Replies

In efforts to make the Asha platform more developer friendly the S40 store now supports in app purchases as well as trialing an app before purchasing! Which is probably the coolest feature about the WP marketplace, and a feature that’s not even in the iOS store (the trials).

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Nokia Asha 501 is like a Mini N9, double tap to wake, Swipe everywhere

Nokia Asha 501 is like a Mini N9, double tap to wake, Swipe everywhere

| May 9, 2013 | 85 Replies

With Swipe everywhere, Peter Skillman shows off the Nokia Asha 501 which as rumours were told before is just like a mini Nokia N9 (including always on clock with double tap to unlock)! Swiping keyboard to change languages The scroll feature is like the N9 The UI menu like the N9 The clock appears to […]

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Nokia Asha 501 gets 48 Days of Standby and 17 hours talktime  (+Swipe, swipe, swipe and multitasking)

Nokia Asha 501 gets 48 Days of Standby and 17 hours talktime (+Swipe, swipe, swipe and multitasking)

| May 9, 2013 | 6 Replies

Nokia has smashed durability and longevity with the Nokia Asha 501 claiming 17 hours of talk time and 48 Days of standby on the new Asha platform on the Nokia 501 (based on the Smarterphone acquisition). Peter Skillman is also showing off Asha Swipe, he’s on a ladder!

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New Asha Platform based on Smarterphone acquisition, with Swipe! Peter Skillman demoing

New Asha Platform based on Smarterphone acquisition, with Swipe! Peter Skillman demoing

| May 9, 2013 | 11 Replies

The Asha 501 has the new Asha Platform based on Nokia’s acquisition of Smarterphone. It has swipe Peter Skillman is now demoing the new Asha platform! Peter Skillman is an amazing presenter for @Nokia. This is what we want when presenting new devices! Knowledgable, genuinely excited…

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