No not really. This week there were rumours of Sony considering selling off their mobile division as their Android Xperia devices weren’t making the sales they needed. They were already in the process of “streamlining” aka trimming down, their mobile portfolio and concentrate on a few but great devices. Sony had some strong potential; cybershot, handycam, vaio, […]
A couple of related posts – both PocketNow and TheVerge share their feedback on the new Lumia Camera with Lumia denim and they’re really impressed, in particular with Rich Capture. PocketNow finds the 930 to take some of the best smartphone photos they’ve ever seen on a mobile device. 8.3MP shots from 4K video […]
A new Lumia with Nokia is a thing of dreams, so here’s a reappearance of a MyDreamNokia concept post. This is the Nokia Lumia J. Chamfered shiny edges – ahh, these give me fright as they scratch so easily. This one’s cool – LED lights certainly do grab attention. This would work in awesome combo […]
The Microsoft Garage Team is bringing some more improvements to their “Next” lockscreen for Android. I’ve really missed pressing the volume button to see music controls or having a look at the lock screen to see my music controls (the touchwiz lock has this but the Next lock covers it up). Now, I’ve got that […]
Nokia’s N1 for just China alone seems to be doing a pretty good job. The first batch of 20,000 units sold out in minutes and it seems the second batch has done the same (same number?). It’s a great way to keep the Nokia brand out there; a tablet more powerful on paper than the […]
Lumia Denim Promo: Claims to be the fastest and most intuitive photo taking experience on smartphone. EVER.
Here’s an official hands on demo with Lumia Denim. Having Kristina Björknäs, a Finnish Nokian now Microsoftie doing the demo makes it feel like part of the good old days :). You may remember Kristina from the 1020 launch. She’s a physicist who is passionate about imaging.
We saw a 24 carat gold Nokia Lumia 930 yesterday; this one is the official variant with gold ‘colour’. The packaging has changed slightly to reflect the new colours but is otherwise standard. MaiNguyen.vn
The Nokia Lumia 930 and 830 are coming in special gold versions. This is yet another version (I think from translation) but in actual 24 carat gold. What’s more there’s a pattern to it. One of my housemates have been asking for gold Nokia covers since his 620. I can see how the option can […]
The latest numbers from Microsoft indicate that there are now 560,000 apps for the combined wp and Windows stores. Eventually the goal of course is to have universal apps for of Windows, until then we have the numbers from the two stores. They should hopefully accelerate app building even further. You can’t install WP apps […]
Dust off your Pre and TouchPad, Palm (now HP’s) WebOS is back in the LG G watch R variant for Audi. I’ve mentioned it before but the LG G watch R was my fvourite smartwatch of 2014 and this new look potentially might make this one a star for me in 2015. And that’s without […]
We got a tweet from MobileMadhouse who created an infographic depicting the rise and fall of Nokia. Oddly enough of course, Alvester managed to get in there before the actual guys who made it :p. Here’s the full size imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/lfz0FzK.jpg @JayMontano In recognition of the N1, we've created a history of Nokia infographic. Check […]
It looks like high end offerings for an entry level price is getting swooped up. I’m very much inclined to get this too and not just because I have to get this Nokia tablet. There are too many good things going for it for me: Nokia name – a must for a Nokia nerd. Especially […]
I’m not really one to be too concerned about benchmarks – I care about how well it performs in real life scenarios. Especially on different platforms and OSes. The N1 is packing a 64-bit quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 with 2GB RAM. This is with Android Lollipop. However since much isn’t known about the Nokia […]
Gold is a re-emerging colour in the wave of more colourful devices. Although it was really Nokia that pushed through the whole ‘colourful phone’ in the age of black/white and grey (they’ve also always been doing colourful phones), I’d have to say it’s the iPhone that made all the other manufacturers follow too with gold […]
There’s a Nokia N1 launch event today in China, Nokia’s return to the consumer market with their first Android tablet. There was a note on Boxing day (26/12/2014) about the N1 announcement. Note the text is translated. It mentions something about the ‘Return of the King’. http://pad.zol.com.cn/499/4990972.html From the event: 1599RMB – that’s just 169.98GB/257.34 […]