The Nokia Lumia 928 just went official and the Finns wasted no time releasing its official hands-on video.
Ifi Majid of Nokia is handling the latest Verizon-exclusive WP8 smartphone and uses the video to highlight some of the phone’s main features. Naturally, one of them is the 8.7MP PureView camera, a first for the platform. Read more »
Microsoft has commenced a global rollout of full resolution video and photo uploads to its SkyDrive cloud storage service.
This feature was until now available only in some areas, with Microsoft stressing that the global rollout took so long due to the large bandwidth requirements. Read more »
Foursquare app for the Windows Phone 8 platform has been updated and the latest version comes with a bunch of new features.
Foursquare 3.0 now allows you to pin people and venues to your start screen. The update allows provides notifications on your lock screen and lets you check-in and share locations using NFC. Read more »
If you happened to install the YouTube ‘app’ on your Windows Phone device, you’d have been disappointed to learn that it was nothing more than a link to the mobile version of YouTube and not an actual app, such as the one you’d find on Android or iOS.
Microsoft has now updated the app and now it behaves the way it’s supposed to. First of all the app has been redesigned and now sports a completely redesigned UI. You can now access your videos, playlists and subscriptions from within the app and also pin them to the Start screen as a Live Tile. Read more »
Rovio has released a new app for the Angry Birds classic game for Windows Phone. It contains over 100 new levels and is available for every Windows Phone-powered handset out there.
The new Angry Birds app is compatible with Windows 7.5, 7.8 and 8.0-based phones, even those with 256MB of RAM. It comes with Xbox integration for WP8 version. Read more »
Toshiba has announced the launch of WT310 tablet, designed exclusively for business users. The slate comes with a wide range of features, which include the DigitizerPen that converts handwritten notes into editable text.
Toshiba WT310 runs on Windows 8 Pro (64-bit), sports an 11.6″ Full HD screen and is powered by the latest Intel processor technology for Ultrabooks.. Read more »
Microsoft is rumored to launch its next generation Surface tablets at its Build Developer Conference, which will kick start on June 26.
According to the upstream supply chain sources, the company already has about 1-1.5 million Intel based units in its inventory and the components are said to be supplied from the end of 2012. Read more »
The original Angry Birds, the game that made Rovio famous, is now available on the Windows Phone app store. And if that wasn’t good enough, the game is free for a limited time.
Despite being available for Windows Phone 7 for a long time, Rovio failed to include all of the updates that it launched for the game’s iOS and Android counterparts. The new version fixes this and is available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Read more »
Refocus is quite an interesting camera app compatible with all Windows Phone 8-running smartphones. It has one major feature – it lets you refocus after you snap a picture.
This sounds cool and is quite simple to operate – the app just takes a few shots with different focus and works with those. There is no magic or heavy post-processing involved here. Read more »
Microsoft has been asking users of other platforms to switch to Windows Phone for a long time now but so far the biggest hurdle has been the lack of a good quality apps on the platform. Or at least that’s what it seems like. Things aren’t that bad in reality, though, and there are Windows Phone versions of several of the popular apps out there right now.
To bring this to everyone’s notice, Microsoft has now released a new app for Android, called Switch to Windows Phone, which scans your Android phone for all the installed apps and then shows you which ones are available on the Window Phone Store. Read more »
It looks like Facebook for Windows Phone 8 is on its way to catching up with its iOS and Android counterparts. A new beta of the official app for Microsoft’s smartphone OS improves the social networking experience, while allowing users to submit their feedback.
The app’s beta redesign includes support for high-resolution photos, improved sharing of posts, and Facebook Timeline. Read more »
Nokia and Microsoft have been targeting Android and iOS in their ads and campaigns, urging users to switch to Lumia while Microsoft is planning on releasing an Android app demonstrating the variety of WP’s apps.
Well the latest ad coming from Redmond is dubbed Don’t fight and sarcastically portrays Samsung and Apple’s fans as bickering fanboys, who just love to promote their favorite brands and bash their opponents. Read more »
Apple iPad is still the most satisfying tablet for the US users, according to a report from JD Power research, who are known for providing customer satisfaction insights.
The study from the firm covers five key factors, which include performance, ease of operation, styling and design, features and the cost of the device. Read more »
Is it me or is Nokia’s Beta Labs the most important part of the company? The Labs team constantly churns out Nokia-exclusive apps and features in a bid for your attention. The latest is a beta version of Nokia Chat for Windows Phone 8.
Chat is not a new service – it’s been around Symbian and Series 40 (including Asha) for a while now. Now Windows Phone powered Lumia phones get to join in on the discussion, too. Read more »
Yesterday, Nokia finally went through with its long-coming plan to disallow unauthorized users to download from their online repository for firmware updates, Navifirm+.
It has since been revealed that users who retained their Navifirm+ caches are still able to download updates from the repository. Read more »