Nokia has announced that a beta trial of its DLNA streaming app Play To will be available for Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia devices.
Like similar streaming apps, Play To lets you wirelessly share photos, music, and videos to DLNA-enabled devices, including TV’s and receivers. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 520 was only announced this morning and T-Mobile USA is already claiming a piece of the action. The carrier will get a dedicated version of the phone – 521 – which differs only in the supported 3G frequencies.
The Lumia 520, or 521 in this case, is an upgrade over the current 510 – it runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor, with double the RAM (512MB), double the internal storage (8GB, there’s a microSD card slot too) and 720p video capture. You can check out our hands-on impressions from the MWC for more info. Read more »
Facebook announced partnerships with multiple mobile operators to provide free or discounted data access for its website usage. As we already know, much of the Facebook’s usage is from the mobile devices and the Mark Zuckerberg’s company is trying to make it easier on the wallets to access it.
Facebook’s latest promotion offers you free or discounted data access on Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS and, of course, for every platform, for which the service has been optimized. Read more »
Maps and Drive have long been one of the staples of Nokia Windows Phone devices, and today they’re being rolled as part of Nokia’s HERE cloud location service.
Also integrated are the Transit and City Lens apps, which allow for quick access to public transit information and nearby POIs in addition to the cartography and navigation features provided by Drive and Maps. However, the services will no longer bear the Nokia branding. Read more »
Lately, smartphones are becoming an integral part of our daily lives and it is important that our device’s battery offers us enough juice for longer hours of usage. That’s where a portable charger plays its important role and Nokia has unveiled a wireless car charger for its Lumia 920 smartphones, which should help its consumers enjoy that extra liberty of usage when they are on the go.
Nokia’s wireless car charger comes with NFC built-in and is designed like a Nokia car phone holder. Aside from the obvious benefit of the wireless charging, the NFC functionality will allow you to start a specific app or turn on specific car mode setting on your smartphone just by placing it on the stand. Read more »
At Nokia’s press conference here at MWC, CEO Stephen Elop announced that the number of available Windows Phone apps has reached and surpassed the 130,000 milestone.
Popular new additions include the WhatsApp cross-platform messaging client, as well as the re-branded HERE suite of navigation and mapping applications. Read more »
It’s the routine in action – moments after unveiling a product, the manufacturer publishes a set of promo videos, highlighting its strengths.
In the case of Nokia we’re now seeing two videos – one for the Lumia 720 and another one for the Lumia 520. These follow after the break. Read more »
We approached the Nokia Lumia 620 battery test with mixed feelings. Windows Phones had hardly topped our charts so far and the meager 1300mAh battery of the Lumia 620 didn’t bode well. Still, we had certain hopes for it as its screen is not that big and the dual-core CPU is clocked only at 1Ghz.
Battery tests are time-consuming affairs and we’ve had several of those piling up. The Lumia 620 review has been published for a while now, but it’s only now that we are able to publish its detailed battery performance test. Jump after the break to get the full account. Read more »
Out of the blue Nokia has posted a video comparing its Maps app to Google’s own.
The video focuses on showing how the two solutions manage offline maps in a number of examples and things didn’t look too good on the Android device. Read more »
Nokia recently unveiled its Music+ service and now the subscription is available for the Nokia Lumia users in the US market.
Nokia Music+ aims to take on the host of currently available music streaming services with a much cheaper price tag. The latest service from Nokia offers you unlimited downloads for offline use, unlimited skips and allows you to use the service on as many devices as you have, while barely affecting your credit card bill. Read more »
Microsoft’s upcoming OS update scheme named Windows Blue, which will allow the company to have a low-cost Windows platform on a yearly update schedule is supposed to get underway later this year. Now, Microsoft has more or less confirmed the arrival of the upgrades through a job posting on its careers site.
Microsoft has called for a software development engineer to join its core experience team to work on the new Windows UI, representing most of what customers touch and see in the OS. Read more »
Microsoft Surface Pro tablets went on sale in the United States and Canada as per its schedule. Surprisingly, the 128 GB model of the much criticized tablet ran out of stock with in few hours of its availability in the Microsoft’s online store.
Many retailers including Staples and Best Buy were also running out of stock of that particular version. Read more »
HTC might soon introduce a new new color option for its Windows Phone 8x smartphone. The white color variant of the device was spotted in one of the tweets from HTC’s official tweeter account (@HTC).
The device in the image is quite similar to the leaked press images of the yet to release HTC One, but the smooth corners confirms that the device is Windows phone 8X. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 620 is here once again, this time in its final retail form and sporting a more serious black matte finish.
Targeted at users on a budget, the Nokia Lumia 620 aims to bring Windows Phone 8 experience along with Nokia’s excellent software addons like Music and Drive to the masses. Read more »
For some reason, Samsung decided not to bring its Ativ S Windows Phone 8 flagship to the United States. Instead, the Korean giant released the Verizon Exclusive, LTE toting, and seriously pocketable Samsung Ativ Odyssey.
The Samsung Ativ Odyssey looks and feels a lot like a mini version of the Ativ S. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. Read more »