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Lumia 730 & 735 Review

Lumia 730 & 735 Review

| October 17, 2014 | Reply

Over at GeekonGadgets we’ve published our full review of the Lumia 735 (and in turn essentially the Lumia 730 as well); so here’s a quick summary of what we thought about it, as well as the full video review. In short: Should I buy this phone? Yes… yes you should.  Read the full review, along […]

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New Book About the Nokia Elop Era; Elop Wasn’t a Trojan, but He Made Some Mistakes

New Book About the Nokia Elop Era; Elop Wasn’t a Trojan, but He Made Some Mistakes

| October 7, 2014 | 223 Replies

We’ve heard a lot of bits and pieces about what Nokia really was like under the reign of Elop, some good and some bad; now Jiipee tipped us off to a new book called  Operation Elop – Nokia mobile phones the last few years, which covers some of that. In bullet points summarized by Jiipee: – Nokia […]

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Nokia Lumia 635: Nokia Rich Recording?

Nokia Lumia 635: Nokia Rich Recording?

| September 3, 2014 | 6 Replies

Dear MNB Readers, Unknown to some (myself included), the Nokia Lumia 620 (yes, six, two, zero) had a single HAAC microphone that enabled mono Nokia Rich Recording (PDF) just like the two (stereo)HAAC microphones that debuted in the Nokia 808 PureView. Here is what Nokia had to say about their HAAC mics in the 808 PureView: What you’ll […]

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HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

| August 29, 2014 | 26 Replies

Earlier we reported that HERE maps would be powering Tizen smartwatches, now according to a post by the HERE team, HERE maps and all their navigating power will be available for free on Samsung Galaxy devices. Nokia (the part that owns HERE), struck a licensing deal with Samsung to bring the HERE maps and navigation […]

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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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Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView Vs Galaxy K Zoom

Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView Vs Galaxy K Zoom

| June 2, 2014 | 13 Replies

Sammy took the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom out of the S series and into its own ‘camera’ family in a bid to more seriously take on the reigning champions, Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView in the mobile photography world. AAWP compares all three handsets http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/19824_Battle_of_the_best-Nokia_Lumia.php Steve concludes that if the form factors were identical, […]

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What’s Next for MyNokiaBlog?

What’s Next for MyNokiaBlog?

| April 30, 2014 | 122 Replies

We’ve been reading a lot of comments suggesting what’s next for MNB; and that’s a difficult question to answer. We love the community that we’ve built here and all our dedicated readers; we take pride in being the go-to source for anything Nokia related, whether it’s a simple how-to guide, or a long rant about […]

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Video: Rajeev Suri Addresses the World as CEO of Nokia

Video: Rajeev Suri Addresses the World as CEO of Nokia

| April 29, 2014 | 21 Replies

Rajeev Suri was just announced to be Nokia’s new CEO earlier this morning, here’s his video addressing the internet/world as the new head of Nokia. *Spoiler alert there’s no mention of devices* He basically mentions the forward plans of Nokia in terms of technologies, HERE and other sectors; and its relationship to customers consumers and […]

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Weekend Watch: Office Mobile Comparison

Weekend Watch: Office Mobile Comparison

| April 12, 2014 | 19 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! It is the weekend again and here is another video to watch while most of us have the opportunity rest from work, school and anything else that we have done for the last 5 days! Microsoft’s announcement of Microsoft Office for the iPad was a HUGE announcement! Overshadowed by the iPad Office news was the late breaking […]

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MNB RG: Two-Tone Nokia N8 #Symbian #Tron

MNB RG: Two-Tone Nokia N8 #Symbian #Tron

| March 28, 2014 | 10 Replies

It has been some time since we last saw the Nokia N8. We got an email from ‘rovi’ sharing this two tone creation that reminds rovi of Tron – something the Nokia N8 featured in. Thanks for sharing! It looks proper neat! This was done as a DIY job to change the housing by following […]

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New Symbian App Store for 2014 and beyond – “AppList” in Beta.

New Symbian App Store for 2014 and beyond – “AppList” in Beta.

| March 13, 2014 | 29 Replies

With ceased support from Nokia for Symbian’s App Store, All About Symbian are introducing the AppList . Currently in Beta, it is an app store for 2014 and beyond. A web version can be found here: http://applist.schumi1331.de/ Steve Litchfield says the app is self updating, offering a download when updates are available. The list is a […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 gesture keyboard video demo.

Windows Phone 8.1 gesture keyboard video demo.

| February 18, 2014 | 17 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! Another day and another round of information concerning the Windows Phone 8.1 update that will be available in the coming months. This time, we have a video of the new gesture based (similar to Swype) keyboard that is reportedly a part of Windows Phone 8.1. From the CNET article: Swype, the much-ballyhooed […]

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Swype(like?) keyboard coming to Windows Phone says Tom Warren

Swype(like?) keyboard coming to Windows Phone says Tom Warren

| February 10, 2014 | 7 Replies

A user commented on TheVerge saying that the only thing they’re missing is something similar to the ‘Android Swype’ keyboard. Tom Warren replied that it’s coming. Tom Warren is more often than not correct on his MS/WP related comments. I’m not quite sure which specific Verge comments this came from but it was reposted to […]

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Available: Delight custom firmware for the Nokia E7, for faster E7 and installation of ‘unsigned apps’

Available: Delight custom firmware for the Nokia E7, for faster E7 and installation of ‘unsigned apps’

| February 3, 2014 | 8 Replies

Reports from AAS is that the Delight CFW for the Nokia E7 is now available. More disk space, more free ram, general faster operation and you can install ‘unsigned’ apps. The benefits of Delight custom firmware are obvious though more system disk space (a lot more), more free RAM, less bloat generally, all patches and updates […]

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Nokia Q4 Earnings Released; €198 Million Lost from Devices & Services, 8.2 Million Lumias Sold

Nokia Q4 Earnings Released; €198 Million Lost from Devices & Services, 8.2 Million Lumias Sold

| January 23, 2014 | 322 Replies

Nokia have just released their quarterly earnings report for Q4 2013, and although they previously announced that the devices and services would be listed under “discontinued operations” the report gives no indication of how many devices were sold; however the D&S net profit was NEGATIVE €198 Million; a poor display for the possibly last quarter. […]

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