Category: Windows Phone

Video & Gallery: Lumia 530 Unboxing + #MixRadio Swagbag

Video & Gallery: Lumia 530 Unboxing + #MixRadio Swagbag

| September 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

The kind folks sent us a lumia 530 to check out, as well as a bunch of amazing accessories in what we’re calling the Mix Radio SwagBag, check out what we got in the vide below, along with the unboxing of the Lumia 530: http://youtu.be/TWEvQkgZSkw Check out the full gallery of photos over at GeekonGadgets: […]

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Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

| August 30, 2014 | 2 Replies

Dear MNB readers, In this episode of Weekend Watch, we cover the value that is to be gained in purchasing a Nokia Lumia 635 either for yourself or someone else as a gift. I consider value to be the sum of a lot of things and it varies from buyer to buyer, user to user […]

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Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

| August 30, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers! Welcome to another edition of Weekend Watch! For this episode, our focus (pun from picture above) is on Games or specifically, gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635. Some readers are rightfully concerned with the gaming potential of the $99 no contract Lumia 635 as it only has 512MB of RAM to stuff […]

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Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Unboxing

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Unboxing

| August 30, 2014 | 5 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! Welcome to another edition of Weekend Watch! As Weekend Watch is all about watching instead of reading something, without further ado, I present to you the Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle unboxing video: YouTube Is the Lumia 635 available in your area? Have you seen it in person or tried it out and […]

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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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Video: Nokia Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 925 & 920 – Hardware, Specs and Design Comparison

Video: Nokia Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 925 & 920 – Hardware, Specs and Design Comparison

| August 26, 2014 | 10 Replies

As requested by some on my youtube on twitter, here’s a video detailing all the hardware, design and spec differences between Nokia’s lime-up of 9XX WP 8 devices. Of course the Lumia 930 has the upper hand coming out much more recently than the 920 and 925, but in terms of design and dimensions the […]

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Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Replies

Spotify for Windows Phone has finally been updated to allow users to listen to music free (with ads), instead of requiring a paid subscription. A feature that’s been available on iOS and Android for quite a while now, although I personally am a Mix Radio fan, given the fact that it’s free (if you don’t […]

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Ars Technica confirms better battery on WP8.1 vs Android; I.E. 39% better sunspider javascript vs chrome

Ars Technica confirms better battery on WP8.1 vs Android; I.E. 39% better sunspider javascript vs chrome

| August 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

Ars Technica have reviewed the identical hardware of the HTC One and also found that with WP there is indeed better battery on same performance. Moreover, I.E. appears to have better sunspider javascript scores than chrome. The 801 processor helps edge the 930 out a bit but of course, it’s identical to the Android HTC […]

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Video: Nokia Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 1520 Hardware, Design & Specs Comparison

Video: Nokia Lumia 930 Vs Lumia 1520 Hardware, Design & Specs Comparison

| August 24, 2014 | 4 Replies

Since the Lumia 930 and the 1520 are Nokia’s current “flagship status” devices, here’s a quick video running down the differences between the two devices in terms of hardware, design and specs.

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Deal Alert: Lumia 1520 Free On Contract, Lumia Icon for a Penny

Deal Alert: Lumia 1520 Free On Contract, Lumia Icon for a Penny

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Reply

Just a quick heads-up, Amazon have both the Lumia 1520 and the Icon free (or close to free)  with a standard two year agreement for At&t/Verizon. Both devices are in the top of the lineup in the specs race, and given that Nokia are rumored NOT to be releasing a new flagship device this year, […]

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

| August 22, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers, Earlier in August, the Nokia Lumia 635 launched on the AT&T network as a no-contract Go Phone for $99. This is a great deal as you can use the Go Phone Lumia 635 with an existing non-Go Phone AT&T SIM card so basically the Lumia 635 is yours for $99 plus tax. The original […]

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Reply

The lumia 630 is the first Dual sim Windows Phone from Nokia, and also the first official WP 8.1 device available, so here’s our review of it in under three minutes: Additional Viewing material: Lumia 630 boot speed and general performance test: Lumia 630 Gaming Performance Test: Lumia 630 Video quality test:  

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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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Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

This yellow alien looking thing is what appears to be Cortana for China, with the nickname “Xiao Na”.  She speaks Mandarin in voice/speech and text with specialised suggestions for those living in China such as information on air quality.  UK Cortana gets specialised UK spellings and pronunciations. Interestingly the UK accent comes with a ‘UK personality’. […]

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MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Microsoft Mobile has published updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+. Unfortunately, Microsoft Mobile isn’t consistent with including change logs with their updates and the change logs that are there are often from older updates so we are left to guessing what has been updated in the newest releases.     Windows Phone Store Download links: MixRadio […]

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