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Nokia N1 Android Tablet due January 7th 2015

Nokia N1 Android Tablet due January 7th 2015

| December 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

In a few weeks, Nokia’s come back to the consumer market will arrive. The Nokia N1 is said to hit China’s shores on January 7th.  GSM Arena are not sure whether it means launch or actual purchase availability. Better sooner rather than later because the longer this is delayed, the older those specs become. The […]

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Android on Sammy Galaxy Note 4: Feels like I’m using Symbian again #Freeze #Lock

Android on Sammy Galaxy Note 4: Feels like I’m using Symbian again #Freeze #Lock

| December 22, 2014 | 25 Replies

When Nokia went WP, Android seemed to be the go to place for the avid Symbian fan. It had more of the freedom that as powerusers, they expect. But with all that extra power seems to come a lot more responsibility. Like staying on top of what’s open. How many times on my N8 did […]

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More affordable flagships? Phablet 1320 successor might have 14MP back, 5MP front camera.

More affordable flagships? Phablet 1320 successor might have 14MP back, 5MP front camera.

| December 22, 2014 | 9 Replies

There are reports that say the Nokia Lumia 1320’s successor will have some updated cameras. The phablet currently has a 5MP and 1.2MP combo but this looks to be changed to 14MP and 5MP respectively. 5MP at the front strengthens the selfie line of Lumia whilst a 14MP bumps up the camera to something more […]

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Last minute stocking filler: Nokia Lumia 520 for $20 (Amazon/AT&T)

Last minute stocking filler: Nokia Lumia 520 for $20 (Amazon/AT&T)

| December 21, 2014 | 8 Replies

Amazon lists both the unlocked 520 and the AT&T 520, the latter goes for just $19.99. Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T)   That’s cheaper than a fairly decent dumb phone. I’d get this if I needed a backup or a secondary phone where I wouldn’t mind in the phone went missing (e.g. Elective next year! […]

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Video: GTA San Andreas on Jolla Phone

Video: GTA San Andreas on Jolla Phone

| December 21, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a video of GTA: San Andreas on the Jolla Phone. What we’re warned in the video and as you can see from watching is that there’s lag throughout the game. The frame rate is a bit poor but at least it plays. This is more the hardware than the actual OS (or Jolla running […]

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Weekend Watch: Always Listening Cortana on Nokia Lumia 930 “Hey Cortana” with Lumia Denim.

Weekend Watch: Always Listening Cortana on Nokia Lumia 930 “Hey Cortana” with Lumia Denim.

| December 20, 2014 | 2 Replies

I’m surprised there aren’t more videos of this in action since this is quite useful on paper. Always listening Cortana means that the awesome voice assistant on WindowsPhone can be activated without you having to touch the phone or press any buttons from anywhere (including the Microsoft Band). Just say, “Hey Cortana” and you can […]

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Lumia Denim for Nokia Lumia 822, 928 and Icon – ‘early’ 2015. Wider roll out early January.

Lumia Denim for Nokia Lumia 822, 928 and Icon – ‘early’ 2015. Wider roll out early January.

| December 19, 2014 | 11 Replies

No Christmas Lumia Denim for these folks on the Nokia Lumia 822, 928 and Icon but at least they’ll be getting it in ‘early’ 2015. The delay is more Verizon than anything. And whilst some people already have Denim, the other LumConv post indicates that the wider roll out appearing in waves will happen Early […]

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Jolla Phone at Amazon UK for £199

Jolla Phone at Amazon UK for £199

| December 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Simonas tweeted that the Jolla phone was available for  £199 at Amazon UK. RRP is about 273GBP (349 EUR). http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jolla-Sim-Free-Smartphone-16GB-White/dp/B00HJA7A3Y  

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MixRadio sold to Line

MixRadio sold to Line

| December 18, 2014 | 10 Replies

Nokia’s music services evolved into the relatively popular MixRadio. But as part of Microsoft, it may have had some clashes with XboxMusic. There’s been discussions since August that MixRadio will be spun off as an independent entity to let it continue as a service. Today, we hear that LINE has purchased MixRadio from Microsoft.  LINE […]

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Nokia Networks possible merger with Alcatel Lucent?

Nokia Networks possible merger with Alcatel Lucent?

| December 18, 2014 | 4 Replies

There are a few reports out today that suggest again that Nokia Networks has been in talks with Alcatel Lucent with regards to a potential Merger. Reuters says that those familiar with the rumours say the talks never really stopped over the last 5 years. Nokia has some dough from the Microsoft buy out of […]

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Gift of Update 10! – Happy Holidays from Jolla #Sailfish #Changelog

Gift of Update 10! – Happy Holidays from Jolla #Sailfish #Changelog

| December 18, 2014 | 3 Replies

Sailfish Sailors on twitter are tweeting that they’re downloading Sailfish Update 10 today. Those with the FirstOnes OTH get it first. Below is a huge and extensive changelog from https://together.jolla.com/question/59874/release-notes-opt-in-upgrade-to-software-version-11038-uitukka/#59874-highlights-of-bug-fixes: What’s new New overlays for Maps – satellite, car (daylight mode), transit (public transport) and night mode Quicker access to favorite places on Maps Search […]

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Background Wallpaper and more interactive live tiles for WP10

Background Wallpaper and more interactive live tiles for WP10

| December 17, 2014 | 9 Replies

We’ve seen many concepts before showing what the metro tile interface might look like with a background wallpaper. Based on Nazwil’s tweet on what W10 on phones might look like, Dexter created the image above which was said to be perfect – though with a bit less translucency. Along with background wallpapers, we also get […]

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Lumia Denim Rolling Out: Official How to video – featuring a Nokia handset!

Lumia Denim Rolling Out: Official How to video – featuring a Nokia handset!

| December 17, 2014 | 7 Replies

Microsoft’s help channel have a video on how to update to Lumia Denim. Check out how the handset still says Nokia (not blurred out). Cheers Alvester for the tip!

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Feel Good Lumia #MakeItHappen: Surprise Christmas homecoming

Feel Good Lumia #MakeItHappen: Surprise Christmas homecoming

| December 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Being home for Christmas is something most of us who celebrate it might take for granted. But there are those who are separated from their loved ones. This video shows how first, Skype is keeping those people in touch and second, a surprise where Microsoft brings those people together as part of their #MakeItHappen campaign. […]

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See more from your selfies: Victoria Falls with Stephen Alvarez – Lumia 735

See more from your selfies: Victoria Falls with Stephen Alvarez – Lumia 735

| December 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Nat Geo photographer, Stephen Alvarez has gone from PureView Lumias to the selfie specialist, Lumia 735. That big kitty is super cute ^___^. Good thing the cheetah seems gentle. This is one of the newer videos from the Microsoft Lumia account (they had been reuploading videos from the Nokia YouTube)

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