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Harvey Norman now stocking the Lumia 1520

Harvey Norman now stocking the Lumia 1520

| November 24, 2013 | 14 Replies

Thanks to a catalogue that showed up in the mail, we can confirm that the Lumia 1520 has arrived in Australia, priced at AUD$898 (plus there is that $20 app voucher promo currently running), and there is stock at various stores in Australia, according to another source. What this means, is that all you hardcore […]

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“Microsoft focusing on increasing Windows Phone volume with GDR2; features coming later” wpcentral

“Microsoft focusing on increasing Windows Phone volume with GDR2; features coming later” wpcentral

| July 30, 2013 | 82 Replies

WPcentral wrote a piece today explaining Microsoft strategy with GDR2/GDR3. This is my attempt of making sense of  said strategy. Part of the problem is also a misunderstanding of Microsoft’s strategy: GDR2 is less about new features and more about enabling new hardware.  Same thing with the GDR3 release, expected around October, empowering next generation Qualcomm chipsets […]

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Nokia Announces Maps Rebranding to “Here”; Available Cross Platform/OS + 3D Mapping via EarthMine

Nokia Announces Maps Rebranding to “Here”; Available Cross Platform/OS + 3D Mapping via EarthMine

| November 13, 2012 | 105 Replies

In a somewhat puzzling move Nokia have officially announced that “Nokia Maps” will from now on be known as “Here”, no not “Nokia Here” just plain “Here”. Apparently this rebranding is to somehow help Nokia Maps  “Here” take on Google Maps which has for a long time dominated the US Market. Although I fail to see the need to remove the […]

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Nokia No Longer In Top 5 SmartPhone Manufacturers

Nokia No Longer In Top 5 SmartPhone Manufacturers

| October 27, 2012 | 175 Replies

It was less than a year ago that Samsung outsold Nokia and became the world’s largest MOBILE PHONE (Not only smartphone) manufacturer; after which Nokia slowly started sliding further and further down the line. as of this week Nokia are no longer part of the top 5 Smartphone manufacturers (but are still 2nd place to Samsung in total phone […]

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Microsoft Patents “3D Tiles UI Concept” – MyNokiaBlog Did it First.

Microsoft Patents “3D Tiles UI Concept” – MyNokiaBlog Did it First.

| October 26, 2012 | 30 Replies

Remember the image above? If not allow me to jog your memory, about 18 Months ago (April 2011) one of our very own readers and contributors “Peter” came up with a concept of 3D cubes for WP, which would allow tiles to deliver more content, without the need for more tiles on the actual screen […]

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Nokia Moves New Offices to Chicago; 150 new Jobs + 100 More Location Service Hirings

Nokia Moves New Offices to Chicago; 150 new Jobs + 100 More Location Service Hirings

| October 25, 2012 | 23 Replies

Earlier this week Nokia announced a move for their “Mobile Xpress Internet services” division from Itasca (also in Illinois) to Chicago; merging with the Chicago office which is already Nokia’s largest office in North America (about 1,500 employees after the move). Nokia have also added 100 new job positions to it’s mapping/location services to help […]

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How Many Lumias Were Sold in the US Last Quarter? Probably Well Below Half a Million

How Many Lumias Were Sold in the US Last Quarter? Probably Well Below Half a Million

| October 24, 2012 | 84 Replies

The following post doesn’t have any solid “official” numbers to support it, but it does a few to “guide” it towards the point I’m making; in other words this is a HUNCH; don’t prosecute me…please Earlier today At&t launched their quarterly profits announcing total sales of 6.1 Million Smartphones; 4.7 Million of which were iPhones: 6.1 – […]

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Nokia Music Getting Over 1 Million Downloads a Day; in India Alone!

Nokia Music Getting Over 1 Million Downloads a Day; in India Alone!

| October 22, 2012 | 36 Replies

Earlier this week we contacted the folks behind Nokia Music asking if they had any numbers to share with us, regarding Nokia Music and Mix Radio. Unfortunately at the current time they couldn’t share too much information regarding the number of Mix Radio plays, conversions and downloads but one astounding number we did get was: “With Nokia […]

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Lumia 820/920 confirmed for Australia; Pricing and release date comes to Italy

Lumia 820/920 confirmed for Australia; Pricing and release date comes to Italy

| September 27, 2012 | 65 Replies

First up, I got emailed earlier today about the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 being confirmed for Australia. That is good news as the initial “availability map” (since removed) never included Australia. The Lumia 920 will be launched on Telstra, compatible with their new 4G network. The Lumia 820 will be available to “Vodafone and […]

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