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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 20:17

Nokia releases their cheapest Windows Phone


Nokia's revenue is still generated through the sales of cheap devices in emerging markets. In accordance with the shifting business to Windows Phone, the company has also offered a cheap device based on the Microsoft OS. The new Lumia 510 will replace the 610 as the new entry level Windows Phone smartphone. Initial markets are India and China, but after it launches in September it should move quickly to other Asian and South American countries.

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:58

Nokia mocks Apple and the iPhone 5


After the Samsung commercial in which they stated that the next great thing is already here, referring to their Galaxy S3 and where they listed the features they have comparing to the much shorter iPhone 5's list, Nokia has released their own commercial. In this commercial they mock the Apple's device. They have also released a video advertisement on YouTube that features the iPhone 5 and their new Lumia 920. The movie does not include any dialog but it's pretty clear what the message is.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:03

Instagram on Windows Phone 8

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It looks like we will have the Instagram app on new Windows Phone 8 devices. The Famous Photo editing and sharing application has recently been purchased by Facebook and this is could be a sign that they are keeping their independency. The app is available for both Android and iOS for free currently and according to multiple sources it should be coming to new the Windows platform by the end of the year. The interesting thing is that the app is apparently produced by Microsoft. The main reason for it is that the Instagram team doesn’t feel that their time and work is worth producing app for this struggling mobile OS.

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Monday, 10 September 2012 06:04

Nokia’s Lumia 920 to be released on November 2nd?


After Nokia finished with presenting their new Lumias, everyone was wondering when they would officially come to stores. Preorders will start on October 29th together with the official release of WP8 and 3 days after release of Windows 8. According to new rumors, the Lumia should arrive already officially on November 2nd. It is expected that they will rush Lumia's release as much as they can because new iPhone comes very soon, and here time is literally money.  Preorder will be available at official Nokia Store and Microsoft Store Websites.

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Friday, 07 September 2012 17:50

Samsung Galaxy S III reaches 20 million units sold


It took only 100 days for the Galaxy SIII to reach 20 million units sold; they marked 10 million at the end of July.  Now the company has announced that they have doubled the numbers. Samsung said that the Galaxy S III achieved this level three times faster than Galaxy S and six times faster than Galaxy S II. Since 2012, the Galaxy S and S II have marked over 50 million units sold. With the S III Samsung has made their biggest sales in Europe at around 6 million devices, followed by Asia at 4.5 million and North America with 4 million. The final 2.5 million units were sold in Samsung’s homeland, Korea.

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For quite some time Nokia was in a near death state and it was harder to believe with every moment that they were able to get out of despair. With or without WP8 people simply lost trust in the company. The first results of the Nokia and Microsoft partnership were the Lumia 800 and 710 which came at the end of 2011 beginning of 2012. They came with new Windows Phone 7 and failed pretty hard. They just couldn’t find customers with the competition from iOS and Android devices. To make it easier for you to get perspective, Nokia sales were around 10 times lower than iPhone's. That was a huge slap in the face to both Nokia and Microsoft. Today they presented us two new Lumias; the 920 and 820 models. These two phones could be what Nokia needs to come back from the dead, but if things don’t go as planned we just can’t see what else could save them.

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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 10:32

HTC reserving September 19 for their mysterious event


Since practically every single smartphone powerhouse has announced their big events, HTC just had to join the masses. They have decided to keep everything veiled by mystery, but some rumors are that it could include Windows Phone 8. The event will take place in New York City starting at 11:30 AM EST. The announcement states “Join HTC to see  what's next”, and if rumors of a WP8 device are true they could fall in the shadow of Nokia’s new Lumia devices that will be presented tomorrow, also in New York. There are three HTC devices that are expected to be revealed, from entry-level to new flagship range.

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Friday, 31 August 2012 19:42

Nokia Arrow pictures leaked

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After we announced few days ago that Nokia will be launching its Apollo series, featuring “Arrow”, “Phi” and “Atlas” models, today we have the first leaked photos of Arrow. The Nokia Lumia 820, should be a mid-range device that will run Windows Phone 8 as we can see in the pictures. These pictures show a fairly slim device with a white casing, one led on the back (probably a flash), and of course there is also a fairly big camera lens. We can also see in the pictures that it has some basic Microsoft software like Internet explorer, Microsoft Office and the Xbox software.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:27

Windows Phone 8 comes on October 29th


Rumors going around Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 are saying that we could see some of these phones as early as October 29th. According to an anonymous source that gave this information to ZDNet October will be a very important month for Microsoft. Beside the launch of their new OS, Windows 8, they will launch the Surface RT, and after that Windows Phone 8. The month gets wrapped up with October 30th and the start of Microsoft's Build 2012 conference. Even though several manufacturers will release their Windows 8 or Surface RT devices on October 26th, Microsoft decided to wait 4 more days to release Windows Phone.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:02

Samsung's WP8 devices leak


Info on Samsung's Windows Phone 8 smartphones has leaked. So far there are specifications for 2 devices and approximate prices for the European market. It is believed that Samsung’s WP8 devices will be based on Galaxy S III. The lower end of the two that we have information about is the GT-I8370, codename Marco. It will feature 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution (800x480). The main camera is 5 megapixels while the front one will have 2 Mpix. The 8GB of integrated memory will be expandable with microSD memory cards. The processor is a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait running at 1.5GHz. The Estimated price for the European market is between 350€ and 450€.

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