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Lumia 1320, Nokia’s night creature?

Lumia 1320, Nokia’s night creature?

| October 8, 2013 | 24 Replies

Whenever someone mentions Batman and Nokia in the same sentence I always think about either the Nokia 5800 or that special Lumia 800 (and 900) with the etched Batman logo on the back. But there seems to be a new addition to those thoughts with the Lumia 1320. 1320? Yes, the Lumia 1320 which we […]

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Leakyleak: Lumia 1520

Leakyleak: Lumia 1520

| October 4, 2013 | 33 Replies

We all knew it was coming and now it has just become a little more official. Evleaks just posted a press render of the upcoming Lumia 1520. Nokia Lumia 1520, in red, 2013 pic.twitter.com/kc6C253q4f — @evleaks (@evleaks) October 4, 2013 There isn’t much new to be seen as the leaks have been coming in force […]

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Is wearable tech the next big thing?

Is wearable tech the next big thing?

| October 3, 2013 | 38 Replies

It started when the first rumours of the Apple ‘smartwatch’ were surfacing (again) earlier this year, the thought was strengthened when it became clear it was Samsung that was making a wearable piece of technology. And now with the reviews of said Samsung device and ever so slight rumours about a Nokia ‘smartwatch’ it reached […]

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Windows Phone deemed safe enough for government use

Windows Phone deemed safe enough for government use

| September 18, 2013 | 16 Replies

Good news for Microsoft and Windows Phone 8, the operating system been deemed safe enough for use by US government officials. The certification was done by the US government organization NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) who now deem Windows Phone safe enough for use following the FIPS 140-2 standard. Microsoft’s OS is only […]

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Nokia tablet also spotted in AdDuplex stats

Nokia tablet also spotted in AdDuplex stats

| August 27, 2013 | 21 Replies

If yesterday’s news wasn’t enough to substantiate the rumour of Nokia launching a tablet, maybe today’s news will. AdDuplex came across some new devices in their logs, a few new Surface devices, but also a few unnamed Nokia codenames. The first sighting was a RX-107 named device which first popped up late 2012. Subsequently they […]

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B(r)ing your Windows Phone up to scratch with these new Bing apps

B(r)ing your Windows Phone up to scratch with these new Bing apps

| August 7, 2013 | 16 Replies

If you ever used Windows 8, you’ve probably also used one or two of the inbuilt Bing apps like Weather or News. Both apps are good at what they do and it made me wonder why these good apps weren’t yet available in Windows Phone. Wonder no more, since Microsoft released Bing Weather, News, Sports […]

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Official Vine app coming to Windows Phone

Official Vine app coming to Windows Phone

| July 11, 2013 | 2 Replies

Today is mostly just Lumia 1020 news so some other news is easily missed, like an official Vine app coming to Windows Phone. It was already somewhat mentioned in the Lumia 1020 presentation but now The Verge confirms that it is coming. With the Lumia 1020 that makes for some very high quality Vine videos. […]

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Microsoft to add much needed corporate features with update(s)

Microsoft to add much needed corporate features with update(s)

| July 10, 2013 | 11 Replies

    It isn’t uncommon knowledge that Windows Phone is lacking some much needed features either for consumers or the corporate customers. The latter group appears to be on Microsoft’s radar as they are preparing a business upgrade to the Windows Phone operating system. The update contains things like: S/MIME support for mail encryption Auto-triggered […]

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Bing Audio now available in 14 more countries

Bing Audio now available in 14 more countries

| July 3, 2013 | 3 Replies

Most of you probably already know Shazam and Soundhound, two must have apps (or get just one, that’s sufficient as well) for recognizing that great tune on the TV, in an online ad or in that great GoPro video you just saw. Now there is another great addition to music recognizing apps; Bing Audio. Microsoft’s […]

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Quick and dirty camera comparison Lumia 920 and Lumia 925

Quick and dirty camera comparison Lumia 920 and Lumia 925

| July 1, 2013 | 21 Replies

This far from scientific and probably even further from a proper camera comparison, but this is one thing I was personally very interested in. How does the Lumia 925 camera compare to the 920? Unfortunately I don’t have a Lumia 925 on hand, but luckily my fellow writers Ali, Michael and blog owner Jay do […]

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Blackberry quarterly results don’t appear to be a big threat to Nokia

Blackberry quarterly results don’t appear to be a big threat to Nokia

| June 28, 2013 | 142 Replies

Today Blackberry announced its quarterly results for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year. Normally I’m not that interested in what the competition does in terms of devices shipped, I care far more about the experience they deliver in both the hardware they sell and after sales. Hence I chose Nokia. This time it […]

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Living with: Lumia 920

Living with: Lumia 920

| June 27, 2013 | 17 Replies

There is this recurring theme in the world of mobile phones, we live from leak to announcement to review. After that last step there is usually not much more, it almost seems like the life of a certain device ends after it got reviewed and there is nothing left but to look forward to the […]

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What’s the logic behind Nokia’s launch schedule? (Rant)

What’s the logic behind Nokia’s launch schedule? (Rant)

| June 11, 2013 | 104 Replies

Just a few days ago we saw the sales launch of the Lumia 925 in Germany. There isn’t much more to say about the 925 other than that it is an improved version of the 920. A good one in my eyes, after all it addresses quite a few ‘problems’ some smartphone buyers might have […]

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Wireless charging, already phased out or reinvented?

Wireless charging, already phased out or reinvented?

| May 14, 2013 | 46 Replies

Wireless charging, it was pretty much the best thing since sliced bread when it was introduced in the Lumia 820 and 920 late last year. Since then things seem to have changed a bit, wireless charging is still pretty well represented in Nokia products and accessories, yet it seems phones aren’t coming with it built […]

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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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