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Windows Phone More Power Conservative than Android; HTC M8 For Windows Outlasts Android Version

Windows Phone More Power Conservative than Android; HTC M8 For Windows Outlasts Android Version

| August 25, 2014 | 2 Replies

Since the HTC one M8 is the first device to run both Android and Windows Phone on truly identical hardware, it gives us a rare glimpse to compare both devices side by side in a clearer light, without any other factors affecting the performance besides the OS at hand. So Slashgear went ahead and did a […]

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Video: Gaming on the budget Nokia Lumia 530

Video: Gaming on the budget Nokia Lumia 530

| August 25, 2014 | Reply

Geekyranjit shows the gaming capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 530. The quality of the sound is immediately noted. Although it plays very well, the screen’s viewing angles is somewhere Nokia has compromised on. From Subway Surfer to Asphalt 8, this quad core packs a punch. No problems either with apps installed on the microSD. It can play […]

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Litchfield: What if Nokia stayed on MeeGo and Symbian in 2011? Or Android? And other tough questions

Litchfield: What if Nokia stayed on MeeGo and Symbian in 2011? Or Android? And other tough questions

| August 25, 2014 | 72 Replies

  It seems like I’m having dejavu – news about WP about to take off, now questions on what would have happened if Nokia went with MeeGo and Symbian or even android in 2011. It’s all questions that have been asked before but now with great hindsight, it’s all being asked in a different context. Steve […]

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Huawei Says Tizen is Destined to Fail, No More Windows Phone’s for Now

Huawei Says Tizen is Destined to Fail, No More Windows Phone’s for Now

| August 25, 2014 | 12 Replies

  Huawei’s boss Richard Yu talked a bit publicly about competing OSes and the future of Huawei, regarding Samsung’s homegrown Tizen OS he said it “no chance to be successful”, and they won’t perusing that route for the time being. In terms of Windows Phone where they already have two devices on the market he said “it […]

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HERE Jobs: Explore a career with HERE

HERE Jobs: Explore a career with HERE

| August 25, 2014 | 1 Reply

On the job search subject, here is HERE from Nokia careers. Their linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/heremaps/careers Job positions include: Senior Software Engineer (C++ / Qt / QML) in Connected Car team Senior Java Developer Software Engineer, Java/Scala Field Collection Driver II – Columbus/Pittsburgh Western Region Inside Sales Representative – Northern Europe (UK, Nordics, Benelux) Inside Sales Representative […]

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Tiles staying in Windows 9 Threshold Modern UI 2.0 – Interactive live tiles?

Tiles staying in Windows 9 Threshold Modern UI 2.0 – Interactive live tiles?

| August 25, 2014 | 3 Replies

According to the folks of WinBeta, they’ve got some inside info on what Windows 9 Threshold. Where does this info come from? Not quite sure. But anyway… Interactive live tiles may be on the way (wow, so new, much innovation!). WP8.1 already has interactive live tiles of sorts with their new folders but now they […]

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WP about to go big? hmmm…

WP about to go big? hmmm…

| August 25, 2014 | 11 Replies

The stars are aligning and Reddit appears to be discussing another post about how WP could make it big. http://www.neowin.net/news/is-windows-phone-about-to-go-big Vlad Dudau makes an interesting comparison with Android of which WP in WP8.1 is making similar moves just before it became huge. WP8.1 apparently is no longer in the catchup stage feature wise, similar to FroYo. […]

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Video: New demo of 3D printed OLED Jolla “The Other Half” (and LED notification?)

Video: New demo of 3D printed OLED Jolla “The Other Half” (and LED notification?)

| August 25, 2014 | 3 Replies

Here’s the latest iteration of the OLED “The other Half” back covers for Jolla Phone. This is the one with an OLED panel at the back. What’s that at the right though – LED notification? That for me would be useful (like on the Nokia N900) The panel shows battery life, time, missed call and […]

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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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Weekend Watch: Samsung Galaxy S5 challenges Nokia Lumia 930 and HTC One to Ice Bucket Challenge – Response video

Weekend Watch: Samsung Galaxy S5 challenges Nokia Lumia 930 and HTC One to Ice Bucket Challenge – Response video

| August 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

You may have seen this video from Samsung where the Galaxy S5 participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. Well someone responded on behalf of both parties.  Although not technically waterproof/resistant, they handled things well. Well, they should have. Apparently the 930′s headphone jack got a bit exposed and the phone had to go […]

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@Nokia_UK welcome tweets @HTC back  to Windows Phone #Frenemies

@Nokia_UK welcome tweets @HTC back to Windows Phone #Frenemies

| August 24, 2014 | 7 Replies

The Nokia UK twitter account tweeted HTC that it was good to have them back on Windows Phone with the hashtag frenemies. Nokia, when it was Nokia, was always open about welcoming competition as it helped the overall ecosystem which helped them. Or well, should have. Now that the mobile division is now Microsoft, it’s […]

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Google Play: Nokia N9 MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan theme for Android, WP in the works

Google Play: Nokia N9 MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan theme for Android, WP in the works

| August 23, 2014 | 10 Replies

Chen got in touch with us (first to say our email wasn’t working – hopefully is fixed now) and to let us know of his Android app. There are the iconic N9 squircles (which Chen points out is a bit different to the Symbian ones). There are currently over 330 icons and more still being […]

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Weekend Watch: 50 or so Cortana (USA) actions

Weekend Watch: 50 or so Cortana (USA) actions

| August 23, 2014 | Reply

This video from Phone Buff shows the 50 or so actions that the US Cortana can do. There are regional variants (such as the UK one sometimes not being up to par – though her singing voice is quite good :P) so bear that in mind when you see Cortana. She’s improving everyday and has […]

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Weekend Watch: Windows Phone vs Android on HTC One

Weekend Watch: Windows Phone vs Android on HTC One

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Reply

When hardware is pretty much identical, what are the OSes really like? Whilst Michael Fisher likes the new changes to WP, he finds it still a bit rougher than Android in ways. The ecosystem changes not simply in terms of apps now but also wearables. The Android has LED notification support. (Wasn’t there an old […]

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