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Author Archive: Michael Faro-Tusino

Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com

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Jolla Tablet Now Supporting Australia and Canada

Jolla Tablet Now Supporting Australia and Canada

| November 22, 2014 | 2 Replies

The Jolla Tablet, currently being crowdfunded, with over USD$1 million pledged so far (and still 18 days to go), has added Australia and Canada as supported countries that they’ll now ship to! The good thing here is that Australia and Canada were added because users asked for it. It really shows Jolla’s commitment to listening […]

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Jolla Tablet Reaches Goal in Under 3 Hours: $425,000 Pledged and Counting

Jolla Tablet Reaches Goal in Under 3 Hours: $425,000 Pledged and Counting

| November 19, 2014 | 14 Replies

This is incredible! Jolla sought out crowdfunding to make their first tablet a reality and well, it’s already a success! With a goal of $380k, the campaign not only reached that in less than 3 hours, but is already at $425k and it doesn’t look to be stopping! Jolla has added an extra perk ($204 […]

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Kyocera Looking to Create Nokia Morph Style Wearable-Phone Hybrid?

Kyocera Looking to Create Nokia Morph Style Wearable-Phone Hybrid?

| November 4, 2014 | 2 Replies

Every smartphone company these days seems to be entering into the wearable market. We’ve seen Samsung, Motorola, LG, Apple and even Microsoft enter into the space. Though, we got glimpses of wearable tech that Nokia was conceptually-prototyping way back in 2008! The original press release for the Morph said that “elements” of the conceptual device […]

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#MoreLumia Accessories Galore: HD-10, DT-930 and More Announced

#MoreLumia Accessories Galore: HD-10, DT-930 and More Announced

| September 4, 2014 | Reply

Devices and updates to software weren’t the only thing on show by Microsoft today at their IFA press conference in Berlin. Alongside the Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia Selfie App and Lumia Denim, Microsoft unveiled a range of new accessories. The Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia phones (yes, that’s the actual name) accessory, […]

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Nokia Lumia 730 (Dual-Sim) and Lumia 735 (4G) Announced

Nokia Lumia 730 (Dual-Sim) and Lumia 735 (4G) Announced

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Reply

Alongside the other products (devices and software) announced today, Microsoft has revealed the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735. The Lumia 730 is a Dual-Sim device, with the Lumia 735 being 4G-LTE equipped. Boasting a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, powered by a 2220mAh battery, with a 4.7″ display and a 6.7MP rear camera, with an F/1.9 […]

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Nokia Lumia 830 Announced

Nokia Lumia 830 Announced

| September 4, 2014 | 8 Replies

Microsoft has taken to IFA to announce the Lumia 830. Chris Webber, VP of Sales for Microsoft Devices, said Microsoft was “challenging Apple and Samsung” to show that premium flagship devices could be affordable. Coming in Dark Grey, Orange, Green and White, the Lumia 830 comes with the latest Lumia Denim software update.   The […]

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Lumia Denim Update Revealed

Lumia Denim Update Revealed

| September 4, 2014 | 10 Replies

Today at IFA in Berlin, Germany, Microsoft has taken to the stage to announce the newest addition to the software portfolio, Lumia Denim. Lumia Denim, just like Amber, Black and Cyan, brings the benefits of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, along with some added extras. Lumia Denim brings with it a “Hey Cortana” hot-word to […]

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Employees from Nokia’s Oulu Office Create Polestar.fi; Showcasing Finnish Talent for Hire

Employees from Nokia’s Oulu Office Create Polestar.fi; Showcasing Finnish Talent for Hire

| August 29, 2014 | 5 Replies

We’ve seen many companies rise from the ashes of Nokia, whether it be CloudBerryTec, or Jolla, or the ones who tried but didn’t quit make it, like Nokita. Polestar.fi is here, and there ready! Polestar.fi is a company of collected talent who operated out of the Oulu facility. With over 500 employees, Polestar.fi are hoping […]

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Jolla’s Marc Dillon Accepts My Ice Bucket Challenge

Jolla’s Marc Dillon Accepts My Ice Bucket Challenge

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Reply

Yesterday, I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I wanted to challenge someone different. So I decided to challenge Marc Dillon of Jolla. Marc graciously accepted my challenge, and nominated Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen and Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbCs7k5tg9g If you’re interested, my video is below. […]

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Microsoft Announces Nokia 130 (+ Dual-Sim Variant) – €19

Microsoft Announces Nokia 130 (+ Dual-Sim Variant) – €19

| August 12, 2014 | Reply

In a surprise turn of events, Microsoft has launched the Nokia 130 & Nokia 130 Dual Sim. The 130 is designed to keep you entertained with videos and music for hours rocking a Micro-SD slot, 1.8″ color display and a 1020mAh battery capable of 36 days standby, 13h talk time (on 2G), video playback of […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Dev Preview Begins Rolling Out

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Dev Preview Begins Rolling Out

| August 4, 2014 | 32 Replies

If you’re on the Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview, I’ve got some good news. The 8.1 Update 1 has started rolling out. This brings some enhancements to the start screen, adding folders, and expands Cortana availability to the UK, as well as Australia, India and China (though in an Alpha capacity). We’ve gotten the update […]

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Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

| July 18, 2014 | 66 Replies

For those who have been eager to get their hands on the Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK), the wait is over! Jolla today pushed out details about how you can build Sailfish for your Android device. Currently, devices supported by CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 are supported in the HADK, and there are plans to […]

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MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

| July 17, 2014 | Reply

MixRadio’s future has been up in the air following today’s news on job cuts. Good news is, MixRadio is sticking around, but will be looking to go solo. Jyrki Rosenberg, head of MixRadio told Music Ally that they’re “planning a spin-off.” Whilst MS will focus on the WP platform, and making sure its “the best […]

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OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

| July 17, 2014 | 273 Replies

Earlier, we got news of a dramatic shift at Microsoft that potentially will see 18,000 employees displaced and forced to find other opportunities. Most of these will be related to the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We’ve also gotten word of Nokia’s Asha and X devices being ceased, as well as MixRadio now […]

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What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

Alongside the launch of the Lumia 930 in Australia, Nokia/Microsoft are giving 20 people a chance to win their own Lumia 930. All you need to do, is say what you would do to win a Lumia 930. Be creative with the way in which you present the idea, as it may be what sets […]

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