Nokia might have downhearted the current generation Lumia users by keeping them deprived of the latest Windows Phone 8 OS, but it is ensuring that they are not completely left out its features. Nokia earlier announced that it would be releasing an intermediate version Windows Phone 7.8 which would bring most WP8 features to these devices. Read more
Windows Phone hasn’t kicked-off as Microsoft would have expected it to, for lack of carrier support as well as manufacturers holding off until the OS was fully brewed. Microsoft recently unveiled the features of its latest Windows Phone 8 OS, followed by various rumors of carriers and manufacturers jumping on the WP bandwagon. The Verge has learned from a reliable tipster that HTC would be launching three Windows Phone 8 devices – a flagship device called ‘Zenith’, mid-range ‘Accord’ and entry-level ‘Rio’. Read more
The Nokia Lumia 900 is finally official. As expected, Nokia announced the Lumia 900 at the CES 2012 and would be exclusive to AT&T in the United States. Read more
After Nokia announced the Lumia phones in India last month, the phones are now officially up for pre-order. Nokia is taking pre-orders of Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 across all outlets of Nokia Priority Dealers in India. The exact pricing of the phones is not yet announced, but on talking to one of the Priority Dealers, we are told that Lumia 800 would retail at Rs.29,000 while the Lumia 710 would be available at Rs.22,000. Nokia and Windows Phone enthusiast can reserve their Lumia device for a booking amount of Rs.1000.
For those who don’t know, Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are the first Windows Phone devices from Nokia. Lumia 800 is powered by a single core 1.4GHz processor and would run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It has an 8MP snapper which records HD videos at 720p. Lumia 710 is a stripped down version of Lumia 800 sporting a 5MP camera and same 3.7″ ClearBlack display. Both phones bring various Windows Phone goodies like People Hub while Nokia Drive navigation, Nokia Music and Sports Hub powered by ESPN.
In over a year of its introduction, The Windows Phone Marketplace has crossed the 40,000 app mark. The number comes as reported by All About Windows Phone, comes from their own app tracker. According to their estimates, Windows Phone Marketplace is growing at a rate of 165 apps per day. Read more
Although the current Windows 7 lineup of Nokia devices are yet to be available in various parts of the world, but its France head doesn’t shy off vaunting the rabbit in Nokia’s hat. Talking at an interview with French Newspaper LesEchos, he hinted at future lineup of Lumia devices as well as a Windows 8 powered tablet. Read more
Alongside the flagship Lumia 800 Nokia also unveiled an affordable Windows Phone device at Nokia World conference, dubbed the Lumia 710. It is powered by the same single-core 1.4GHz processor with 512MB RAM and a 3.7″ ClearBlack display. It has a 5 megapixel snapper with auto focus and LED flash. It also comes preinstalled with Nokia Drive and Nokia Music. Its 8GB mass memory is expandable with microSD support upto 16GB. It comes in two colors – stealthy black and crisp white. It is also customizable with colorful interchangeable back covers. The phone would be available in India by year end and hits UK shelves sometime in November. Expected to retail at approx €270 ($375, Rs. 18,000).
Nokia has unveiled a bunch of new smartphones at the Nokia World conference. Amongst the launches, Nokia also take the covers off its first Windows Phone device, the Lumia 800.
Lumia 800 gets its alluring looks from Nokia N9, while its internals undergo various upgrades. The 3.7-inch 800×480 AMOLED device would be running Windows Phone 7.5, Mango. It is powered by a 1.4GHz single-core processor coupled with a 512MB of RAM. It has an 8MP snapper with Carl Zeiss lens and f/2.2 aperture to intensify its performance in low lights. The camera can record 720p HD videos. It would be available in three colors : cyan, magenta and black. Read more
A group of Developers at Windows Phone Hacker forum have developed a homebrew solution to organize applications into folders in Windows Phone. Apple’s iOS and now Google’s Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) have folder creation by default in the OS. The developers claim that this solution is a little “clunky” right now and they are working on refining the code and would soon implement it. The hack however would work only on developer unlocked version or on jailbroken devices. The developers would soon release more information on the hack.
Looks like it won’t be Nokia who would be taking the covers off world’s first Mango phone. Fujitsu walks off with that title with the launch of Fujitsu IS12T, proudly touted as the world’s first Windows Phone Mango device.
Besides that title, the device also has some serious specs to boast of. The 3.7″ touchscreen display phone would have an impressive 13.2 megapixel snapper, 32GB of internal storage, 11 days of standby battery backup and would come with Mango pre-installed. The phone would be available in three striking colors – Citrus, Magenta and Black and would launch next month in Japan only.
The Mango update for Windows Phone platform brings some 500+ improvements to the OS. Other Mango devices in the making HTC Omega, HTC Eternity, LG Fantasy and ofcourse various Nokia devices of near future.