This lady is getting a reputation for being a little ‘crazy’ at Nokia. The weird and wacky of the day is charging the phone by dancing. Or kinetic charging. Some watches have this feature. The main aim is really to charge by passive movement. We can actively use movement to charge things with devices […]
Pics: Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Sony Xperia Z2 + Sunlight readability test video (Note 3, vs iPhone 5 vs 1520)
It’s often difficult to see screen comparisons from another picture or video. They’re usually best seen in person. Such was the case here when comparing the Nokia Lumia 1520 against the new Sony Xperia Z2 with what Sony calls an improved display. Credit where it’s due, it’s a beautiful and vibrant screen. Where sunlight readability […]
As previously stated, in the change of branding from SkyDrive to OneDrive (to due BSkyB thinking it would be confused with their products…) MS offered an extra 3GB for those who used the auto upload feature. Something I’ve been a major fan of since first going WP. Today I received my confirmation that I’ve got that […]
UKDN Waterflow has undergone a fairly extensive business plan review about the markets they want to go into and where they operate. The Lumia devices fits in terms of the ease of use, integration with Windows. They first started using them for office based staff and folks in the field. Beyond that, they’ve worked […]
Facebook Messenger was announced to come to Windows Phone about a week ago at MWC, and it’s already here! the app works as expected with quick notifications and virtually no delay, the Facebook Messenger app also acts as a standalone messaging app meaning that people should be able to reach you by your phone number […]
The folks over at UnleashThePhones have just released yet another video, this time showing off Cortana in action on WP 8.1. Cortana is accessed by a live tile shortcut in the demo (hopefully though long pressing one of the navigation buttons will suffice in the future). After that some questions are details are taken for […]
Rudy Huyn tweets that he’s made yet another app, a cloud storage one during MWC. He says this will be available tonight. I’m not quite sure specifically which cloud storage this will be for. Reddit isn’t either and is hoping it might be called 6box (drop box) or even work with all the […]
First things first, I feel so out of the loop. Facebook trends? I knew facebook had been trying the whole twitter popularised #hashtag, but I didn’t know they had a similar ‘trending’ thing that shows the popular topics in discussion. Anyway, Cortana seems to be one of the top topics, along with Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy […]
For those who haven’t even seen part one of Nokia Asha Tips, check this link out first. Nok Conv already has part 2. Most seem straight forward things but there are some neat things everyone might not be aware of such as changing the QWERTY keyboard back into the super classic T9 mode.
Around Valentine’s day, Nokia shared a video about LumiaLove showing different couple photos taken on a Lumia. Today, using the rainbow symbol with Nokia Lumia colours, Nokia says say it with ‘pride’. Nokia – Connecting People Say it with pride #LumiaLove pic.twitter.com/s2hhnW3mpH — Nokia (@nokia) March 4, 2014
Samsung is using all their muscle (money) to pretty much be everywhere. Advertisments 24/7 in your face, product placements, endorsements, what have you. And it’s working. After briefly riding on Apple’s coattails with their iPhone clones, they got the recognition they needed and now are going from strength to strength with their products in their […]
Did you know that for every 10 people that Nokia scanned their MWC badges when going to the Nokia booths (I think specifically the press bit where you could get internet/seats/food/drink) they planted a tree? Nokia already has a plant a tree initiative but since this year’s MWC Theme was to meet you under the […]
Whilst WP has had voice controls for a while and WP8 did slightly improve on them, project Cortana is bringing with it a huge overhaul to the voice control’s usability. Tom Warren has leaked some info now and again and now shows us some more. First what Cortana looks like above and the settings page […]
Another part of the 007 themed new Nokia handsets. Something codenamed, “Martini” says @evleaks. Shaken not stirred? Perhaps some next gen OIS handset or perhaps the name is fitting for another reason entirely. Nokia watchers: look out for Martini, another Windows Phone Blue handset. — @evleaks (@evleaks) March 3, 2014 Cheers Alvester for the tip!
Over at GSMArena, they have a leaked image of the new Oppo Find 7, which as well as having an insane 2560×1440 display might also feature a PureView rivalling 50MP Camera. Now it was Nokia themselves that said it’s not all about the MP. The 808 and 1020 have the biggest MP but also the […]
We’re all about supporting indie devs here at MNB. Often we get devs reaching out to review their apps, or promote changes etc, and we’re happy to help. (If you want us to cover your app or dev related venture, feel free to get in touch). Anyway, a great service called UserVoice exists and allows […]
Video: WP8.1 booting on ASUS eeePC and Sammy netbook. qHD (960×540) and QHD (2560×1440) resolutions seen again.
eeePC! I haven’t heard that name in ages. The netbook king before tablet killed off netbooks. Anyway, check it out here booting WP8.1. It’s interesting to see both panels (start screen, app menu) on the same screen. That’s more an artefact. Only the ‘left’ side behaves as you’d expect. The right menu list sort of […]
Earlier today there was a post discussing and detailing getting the Android Nokia Store onto Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Here, Nicolas Suffys demoes the store in action. Video is in French. I don’t know precisely what’s being said other than the odd word (telecharger…download?) Nicolas SUFFYS
At MWC, Nokia announced BBM would be coming to Nokia Lumia (amongst other apps). Well, Nokia X is a given since that’s Android. But it may be coming to Nokia Asha too. NokConv asked the folks of BBM about getting it on Asha. Normally we wouldn’t see Nokia answering let alone asking about future things […]
Nokia CTO: New Nokia building advanced technologies with partners, license huge patent portfolio (Samsung PureView :p)
Henri Tirri, Nokia CTO says that the ‘new’ Nokia (after D&S is gone) will capitalise on innovations in sensors, materials and cloud. Nokia has a huge and rich patent portfolio. Not only will licensing deals be made but also advanced R&D with partners too. The once dominant Finnish mobile giant will reinvent itself in the […]
More worlds colliding; Here’s Sailfish os on Jolla with the Nokia X Android Store. Although Nokia went with Android, they flooded the handset with their own services as well as that from Microsoft. XDA developers (previously an enthusiast community mainly for the Windows side, hence XDA, are now mainly those tinkering with Android) have the […]