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Nokia says Nokia brand still very much alive!

Nokia says Nokia brand still very much alive!

| September 14, 2014 | 10 Replies

  On Friday, Nokia EVP (Actual Nokia), Barry French had a press release out at NSN blog. It was in reference to the news going around that Microsoft would be dropping the Nokia name from Nokia Lumia. Just because Microsoft have dropped the Nokia brand, it doesn’t mean the death of it. Whilst Nokia’s mobile […]

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Reddit and UserVoice suggestions for Cortana

Reddit and UserVoice suggestions for Cortana

| September 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Redditor clang_ley has some suggestions for Cortana. On top of increased features/abilities, it’s about having a more natural conversational personal assistant. http://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone/comments/2gcg1q/suggestions_for_cortana/ At the moment, there is a small degree of conversation that can be carried out and Cortana can remember a few things. A lot of these suggestions would sound even better when Cortana gets an […]

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Videos: “Windows 9″ with more Windows Phone Metro Tiles and Action Centre and Mac like multidesktop

Videos: “Windows 9″ with more Windows Phone Metro Tiles and Action Centre and Mac like multidesktop

| September 14, 2014 | 3 Replies

A look at what ‘windows 9′ will look like. No major change, just refinement. This one is the desktop version but with some tile integration. Tiles get added to your start screen which can be seen in desktop view and not its own transported fullscreen window when in “All Apps” View. Above is the all […]

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Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

| September 14, 2014 | Reply

The Flipboard peeps seem to have been quietly working on their app, all the way to version 2.3 in store. It’s not yet downloadable but may be soon. Flipboard is your ‘personal magazine’. It’s a news aggregator basically that transforms the stories you’re interested in. You can add by topics or by RSS URL. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/flipboard/e5723a43-42c8-4e25-b322-115f07bd44f1 […]

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Trekstor – Another Windows Phone OEM – very iPhoney

Trekstor – Another Windows Phone OEM – very iPhoney

| September 13, 2014 | 3 Replies

Lumia is making more friends! Here is Trekstor, another OEM with WP8.1. It looks very iPhone 3GS to me. Quadcore 1.2GHz, Snapdragon 200 4.7″ 720p 512MB RAM 8MP back, 2MP front. 8GB internal + expandable It’s a positive sign to bolster the WP offerings so they aren’t only Lumia and the single HTC WP. Although […]

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Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

| September 13, 2014 | Reply

In case you weren’t aware, the prolific developer Rudy Huyn, has been making an app for one of the newest social media services called “Secret”. Perhaps a bit like “Post Secret” or “Grouphug.us” where people can posts secrets/confessions anonymously. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/6cret/8d9e009d-7c3b-4090-9647-9ff9c98b172e With Secret however, you can see posts from friends but it just won’t say which […]

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Next Jolla Sailfish OS software update, Uitukka just around the corner – Major update with Qt 5.2

Next Jolla Sailfish OS software update, Uitukka just around the corner – Major update with Qt 5.2

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Reply

Jolla tweets and posts on the community pages that the next update, named Uitukka, is just around the corner. The Finns have cooled down from the Finnish summer and have been working tirelessly to finalise and polish the next update. They’re almost there but they want a few more weeks to get to good quality, […]

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4K storage: SanDisk announces 512 GB SD Card – Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-1

4K storage: SanDisk announces 512 GB SD Card – Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-1

| September 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

What a hefty memory card! Sandisk have announced their 512GB SD Card! I think it was two years ago that the biggest SD card capacity maxed out at 256GB. Phone capacities (i.e. MicroSD) are a little bit behind. 128GB is currently growing in popularity. It’s amazing to consider how much memory storage and consumption grow […]

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Coloud Bang Portable Speakers Review

Coloud Bang Portable Speakers Review

| September 12, 2014 | 3 Replies

Over on GeekonGadgets we got our hands on a pair of Coloud Bang portable speakers for review, the bottom line is we liked them. Check out a couple excerpts of the review below, and if you’re interested head over to the full review for more pictures, details, thoughts and random stuff. Portable: VERY, at only 96 grams […]

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The Verge: For its era, what was the greatest smartphone of all time?

The Verge: For its era, what was the greatest smartphone of all time?

| September 12, 2014 | 38 Replies

In a recent article over at The Verge, Chris Ziegler declared the Nokia N95 as the best smartphone of that era. What era? Roughly 2006 – 2007 and I’ll throw in 2008 for good measure. A quick glance through the comments shows that smartphone newcomers or users that began using smartphones either at or after the launch […]

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Concept: Microsoft Sporty Smartwatch

Concept: Microsoft Sporty Smartwatch

| September 11, 2014 | 3 Replies

Resembling a bit of the gear-fit  (if only for the wide screen), this is PhoneDesigner’s Sporty Microsoft Smartwatch. Is Microsoft going to be awkwardly late to the point of obsoletion or fashionably late and catch everyones eye? What compelling thing can they do with smart watch that isn’t really being done? https://twitter.com/PhoneDesigner/status/509030504176566272/photo/1

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Next iPhone Killer: The Nokia Bullet

Next iPhone Killer: The Nokia Bullet

| September 11, 2014 | 13 Replies

Nokia’s known for their toughness, e.g. the protection provided by the hilarious Nokia 3310 bullet proof vests. But did you know they actually did make bullets at point? Masters of transformation, this was just one of the things they must have dabbled in. https://twitter.com/vpkivimaki/status/510150813315260417/photo/1 via @pureviewclub

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Microsoft’s 400 Million Dollar Surface product placement – Announcer still calls them iPads

Microsoft’s 400 Million Dollar Surface product placement – Announcer still calls them iPads

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

It could simply be one of those cases where less techy minded people call non-Apple devices by their apple equivalent (e.g. MP3 players all being iPods, smartphones as iPhones, and so other tablets as iPads). Microsoft is reported to have paid $400 million to become the official NFL tablet. Whilst you can see devices, it […]

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Microsoft branded phone? Surface Phone? Lumia 1030?

Microsoft branded phone? Surface Phone? Lumia 1030?

| September 11, 2014 | 9 Replies

When we were told of the name “Nokia” being phased out of Lumia, as hesitant as we were it may be good for being more memorable. Shorter name; flows off the tongue better. What’s with this ugly branding of Microsoft on the face of the phone? Yes, the bezel itself is slim but that could […]

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Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

Hello MNB Readers! Spiderman Unlimited is now available for Windows Phone! From the Windows Phone Store description: PLEASE NOTE: Spider-Man Unlimited does not support HTC: 8X Swing into a hand-drawn Comic-Verse in a brand-new episodic adventure! Unite the Spider-Verse and recruit an army of Spider-Men to stop the new Sinister Six, who have opened a […]

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