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Nokia N1 Hands on Videos at #MWC15

Nokia N1 Hands on Videos at #MWC15

| March 4, 2015 | Reply

Everyone’s excited to get their hands on Nokia’s first tablet and consumer device post Microsoft buy-out of D&S. So far so good – great offering for a stunning price – Premium experience but affordable.  

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TheVerge hails Nokia N1 as the nicest Android tablet, software like a blend of lollipop and iOS

TheVerge hails Nokia N1 as the nicest Android tablet, software like a blend of lollipop and iOS

| March 4, 2015 | Reply

..that you can’t buy because of limited availability. Although launched in November last year and has been available in China, MWC15 is pretty much the first time most of the techsphere is experiencing it, including ones as big as TheVerge. They reckon it’s the Nicest Android Tablet That you Can’t buy. Provided  you can deal […]

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Lumia Flagship coming when Windows 10 is available

Lumia Flagship coming when Windows 10 is available

| March 3, 2015 | 5 Replies

It has been a long time since we’ve seen a Lumia flagship. The 1520 to me is THE reigning flagship but that was from October 2013. 2013! We almost saw something amazing with the cancelled Nokia McLaren but alas that was no more. According to TheVerge, Microsoft are of course working on a Lumia Flagship […]

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Videos: The 5.7″ Lumia 640XL

Videos: The 5.7″ Lumia 640XL

| March 3, 2015 | Reply

Here’s some hands on videos of the newly launched, newly named Lumia 640 XL! The 640 XL has a new display size for Lumia at 5.7″. Not the completely huge 6″ of the 1520 or 1320 but larger than the plethora of 5″ Lumias. It’s an almost all touch variety with physical buttons only for […]

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Nokia’s Z launcher gets Baidu for Chinese users, new icons, improved scribble and more fixes

Nokia’s Z launcher gets Baidu for Chinese users, new icons, improved scribble and more fixes

| March 2, 2015 | Reply

I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong on my Note 4 as to why clicking on a notification of an updated app brings me nowhere and does not list the app as being updated. On that regard, Z Launcher said it got updated and it mentions the following (mostly fixes) but new icons, Baidu search […]

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Nokia branding All over Will Smith’s Movie “Focus”

Nokia branding All over Will Smith’s Movie “Focus”

| March 2, 2015 | 1 Reply

I only just saw this at the movies but the Will Smith film, “focus” about misdirection was adorned by a lot of Nokia branding. I don’t have screenshots , but I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I thought I saw a N95…then a black Nokia Lumia 1020 (which was confirmed as […]

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New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

New simpler naming for lumia? Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL accidentally announced

| March 1, 2015 | 2 Replies

In what appears to be an interesting change from being called 1330 (phablet successor to 1320) there may instead be a 640XL. Reflecting perhaps the 640 specs but in a larger frame. Could this help out with the confusing numbering between generations? Tom Warren has previously tweeted expecting both the 640 and a 1330 (640 XL?). […]

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Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

Lumias and co sways IKEA to choose Qi Wireless Charging standard for their furniture

| March 1, 2015 | 1 Reply

For those folks that have Qi Wireless Charging on their Lumias, IKEA (the largest manufacturer of furniture) is going to have built in wireless charging. Set your phone on your coffee table or night stand, boom, charging. Possibly desks and other types of furniture too. Why Qi? The volume of smartphones in the market, which […]

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9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

9000 Nokia job cuts as manufacturing shifts from China to Vietnam

| February 28, 2015 | 11 Replies

As part of the planned 18,000 job cuts post purchase of Nokia,  9000 more are due to be cut. Manufacturing is shifting more to Vietnam whilst closures will be made in Beijing and Dongguan.   Source CheersAlvester for the tip!  

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New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

New WindowsPhone coming from Japan based Freetel

| February 27, 2015 | 5 Replies

Some welcome news to the Windows ecosystem.  Japan based Freetel will be bringing out  a phone with  Windows. Seems to be a strong mid range,  64 bit Snapdragon 410 on a 1080p, 5″ display. Let’s hope 1080p will be the new standard for Lumia mid range too. Source

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Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

Nokia aiming to be leader in programmable world

| February 26, 2015 | 12 Replies

In an interview with Rajiv Suri,  he reiterates the direction of new Nokia without handsets.  Instead they will be a leader in the programmable world. Location is key to this. There are still strong aims to be connecting people one way or another. Source Cheers Wean Irdehfor for the tip

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Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

Visit #MixRadio at MWC15

| February 26, 2015 | 8 Replies

  Dean tweets that they’re in preparation for MWC15. Let’s hope this once Nokia born project goes from strength to strength as an independent entity outside Microsoft,  with great cross platform experiences over more countries (E. G hey Philippines). https://twitter.com/deano_42/status/570590629799067648?s=02

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Google Chat and Facebook Chat are no longer available in Outlook.com

Google Chat and Facebook Chat are no longer available in Outlook.com

| February 25, 2015 | 5 Replies

Microsoft sent out this email: Dear Outlook.com Customer, Within the next couple of weeks, we will be discontinuing support for Facebook Chat in Outlook.com. And due to Google’s decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by the Google Talk platform, we can no longer provide Google Chat in Outlook.com. We understand that this may disappoint some of our […]

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Video: Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 Yliaavanlampi on Jolla Phone

Video: Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 Yliaavanlampi on Jolla Phone

| February 24, 2015 | 18 Replies

Here’s a quick demo of Sailfish OS 1.1.2.15 “Yliaavanlampi” as demoed on Jolla phone. As well as some new features, there are a ton of bug fixes. New weather application with events feed integration available through store Browser with new interface Colours in ambiences can be adjusted Email authentication capabilities can be autodetected Improved low […]

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4K Rich Recording Drum Solo capture (Denim on 930 with Lumia Camera)

4K Rich Recording Drum Solo capture (Denim on 930 with Lumia Camera)

| February 23, 2015 | 4 Replies

You may or may not have a 4K screen to appreciate the extra pixels, but you’re probably more likely to have some good enough headphones to realise how superior Nokia’s history of audio recording has been, climaxing with the 930 and 1520. Having something as simple as stereo recording changes the whole environment of the […]

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