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‘Google Cardboard’ for Lumia with InMind VR

‘Google Cardboard’ for Lumia with InMind VR

| July 6, 2015 | Reply

If you’ve ever tried Google Cardboard, it’s surprisingly amusing and immersive for what it is. The contraption (usually cardboard but you can get fancier ones) hold the phone close to your face and a lens for each eye magnifies a center portion of a halved screen which when combined with the device sensors creates some […]

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Spotted: Nokia Lumia in Terminator Genysis

Spotted: Nokia Lumia in Terminator Genysis

| July 5, 2015 | 4 Replies

Jason tweeted us that the Terminator Genysis movie had a lot of Nokia Lumia presence. WMPU has at least one screenshot showing the Nokia Lumia 1520. As Cortana gets smarter by the day, it might not be too long until she is fully self aware. SkyDrive, Skype, SkyNet. MS actually has something called SkyNet UI […]

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One handed “Reachability mode” demoed on Nokia Lumia 1520

One handed “Reachability mode” demoed on Nokia Lumia 1520

| July 4, 2015 | 4 Replies

For larger screen displays, it may be helpful to have ‘usability features’ for when you’re using one hand. There’s some form of it on my Note 4 where windows get shrunken to fit the left or right hand side. W10 takes cues from Apple and brings the screen down though as you can see in […]

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Lumia: The right choice for Business?

Lumia: The right choice for Business?

| July 3, 2015 | 5 Replies

Here’s a Microsoft promo for Lumia, positioned as the right choice for business. It focuses only on Lumia, no mention of the competition. Though no mention of anything either as it’s just music and text. Viewers on YouTube seem to like this approach. There’s a whole bunch of things in Lumia that means it’s built […]

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MTR’s Lisa on the 5.7″ Lumia 640 XL

MTR’s Lisa on the 5.7″ Lumia 640 XL

| July 3, 2015 | Reply

Lisa Gade checks out the mid-range Lumia 640 XL on AT&T (99 cents on contract or $250 without). As usual, the experience across all Windows Phones is pretty consistent. Gaming on a mid-range CPU dealt with a demanding Modern Combat 5 – playable with a touch of lag. The big screen is great for gaming […]

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Lumia 1030? Nokia Lumia 1020 successor? Similar to McLaren…? #LumiaFlagship

Lumia 1030? Nokia Lumia 1020 successor? Similar to McLaren…? #LumiaFlagship

| July 2, 2015 | 20 Replies

A self proclaimed Lumia 1030 bezel was recently leaked. Should we be excited? #Microsoft's #Lumia1030 aka #McLaren is finally coming to #Verizon !… 😉 http://t.co/dIvFsPL9kq pic.twitter.com/i3sHWViHFc — OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 1, 2015 Rubino at WC as per usual has his suspicions, postulating that this might be an old picture of McLaren since that device will be […]

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Microsoft stops collecting own mapping data, sends 100 Bing engineers to Uber

Microsoft stops collecting own mapping data, sends 100 Bing engineers to Uber

| July 1, 2015 | Reply

Uber is on a roll bolstering their mapping efforts. Their business is all about location. This move along with bidding for Nokia’s HERE solutions means less reliance on Google and greater room to grow and stretch their lead, especially when it comes to business outside of Uber’s traditional driver/taxi service. i.e. self driving cars, same day […]

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Which do you prefer name wise? Windows Camera or Lumia Camera?

Which do you prefer name wise? Windows Camera or Lumia Camera?

| June 29, 2015 | 6 Replies

Nokia Camera became Lumia Camera under Microsoft. Now there’s Windows Camera. Is that replacing Lumia Camera or Microsoft Camera? Also…is this simply so all Windows Devices can use that camera app (i.e. Surface) or for other brands? What does this mean for Lumia? I think possibly just having one unified interface would be best. We […]

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Camera wars: Ancient Nokia 808 PureView gives LG G4, S6 and Z3+ run for their money

Camera wars: Ancient Nokia 808 PureView gives LG G4, S6 and Z3+ run for their money

| June 23, 2015 | 9 Replies

3 years and four months ago, Nokia launched the Nokia 808 PureView which still to this day other cameraphones are having a hard time competing with, especially in terms of producing an astonishing amount of detail. The likes of the LG G4 and S6, fair play to them, are giving some fantastic pictures and what […]

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CityMan and Talkman have friends:  Guilin, Honjo, Saana, and Saimaa

CityMan and Talkman have friends: Guilin, Honjo, Saana, and Saimaa

| June 21, 2015 | 9 Replies

  Some potential other lumias according to @evleaks. Cityman and Talkman, previous Nokia devices now codenames for upcoming lumias. Guilin – city in southern China? Honjo – city in Japan? Saana – mountain in Finland? Saimaa – a lake in Finland? Whether the name is an indicator of anything remotely connected with future devices is […]

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Nokia had four tablets in the canned mix

Nokia had four tablets in the canned mix

| June 20, 2015 | 13 Replies

Nokia had plenty of ‘internet tablet’ family members. But as to newer, larger tablets to compete with iPad, until their N1 and the Lumia 2520 there wasn’t anything but a magical wait of ‘when would Nokia make their tablet’. When it’s too late of course. Anyway, according to @evleaks, there were at least four more. […]

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TheRegister says Nokia’s demise wasn’t Elop’s Fault, TheVerge asks what will Elop Steal Next?

TheRegister says Nokia’s demise wasn’t Elop’s Fault, TheVerge asks what will Elop Steal Next?

| June 19, 2015 | 27 Replies

An Editorial from TheRegister actually has Stephen Elop’s back. I think it’s interesting to mention this perspective given that Elop is synonymous amongst many Nokia fans and Finns as the “Trojan Horse” sent from Microsoft. Andrew Orlowski feels that blaming Elop is, “chauvinistic nonsense, which seeks to transfer blame away from years of complacency and […]

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Rajiv Suri saying Nokia is coming back to smartphone market?

Rajiv Suri saying Nokia is coming back to smartphone market?

| June 18, 2015 | 42 Replies

The latest will they, won’t they is of course Nokia coming back to smartphones. In the past Nokia has constantly denied rumours only for them to become true, e.g. coming back to devices…no..no..no…here’s the N1 guys. Well that might be shortening a more complicated story but nobody’s got time for that full recap. Manager-Magazin.de reports […]

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Video: Jaguar XJ HERE Maps Auto guidance Promo

Video: Jaguar XJ HERE Maps Auto guidance Promo

| June 18, 2015 | 3 Replies

There’s a whole bunch of Jaguar adverts on TV at the moment. I haven’t seen this one yet but this promo is about the Auto guidance maps. There’s a nice, touch based, driver friendly interface. This new approach to guidance from HERE anticipates your needs and solves problems for you. I’m pretty sure the promo […]

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TheVerge: ‘Microsoft puts the final nail in Nokia’s coffin’

TheVerge: ‘Microsoft puts the final nail in Nokia’s coffin’

| June 18, 2015 | 16 Replies

TheVerge have an editorial by Vlad about how Microsoft has put the nail on Nokia’s coffin. With the exit of Elop and Harlow, Vlad says: Any glimmer of hope that Nokia wouldn’t be subsumed into the Microsoft monolith and would continue along its own path, albeit under a different name, has today been extinguished. I […]

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