Windows Phone News: Smartphone


Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 now on sale in the UK, with 'Tango' on board?

The HSPA + variant of the Nokia Lumia 900, which is the European version now is available for sale in England courtesy of Phones4U. 
However interesting novelty regarding the Lumia 900 is that according to the reports from TheVerge the Lumia 900 will be sold under the Windows Phone Build 8773.98 , which is next Windows Phone update aka Tango or wp7.5 refresh
Currently, the Redmond company has not said when it will start the update on current devices,but hopefully it will not be long wait.
More info at Phones4U.
Via TheVerge

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Viber finally arrived on Windows Phone

After much anticipation and many requests for information from you on the arrival of Viber for Windows Phone, here is the good news you have expected for long time,Viber finally has released their official application for Windows Phone!

Viber is a multiplatform application that allows you to send messages or make calls to users who have installed the same app on their devices; Viber is already widely used in the iOS and Android.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Samsung Focus 2 - New Windows Phone smartphone from Samsung coming to AT&T

AT&T introduced its third Microsoft Windows Phone handset with LTE on Monday. The Samsung Focus 2 launches on May 20 for $49 with new two-year contract, which is priced lower than the $99 Lumia 900 and $199 HTC Titan II. The handset uses a 4-inch Samsung Super AMOLED display and comes in a glossy white finish.

The Nokia Lumia 610 has arrived in China (Unboxing)

Announced at the Mobile World Congress last February, the Nokia Lumia 610 is now on sale in China. The low cost Windows Phone device of the Finnish giant,  completes the first steps into the vast Chinese market, very important test for Nokia that puts high hopes on this smartphone sales to recover and regain lost market share in last month.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

HTC Mozart updated to Windows Phone Tango aka WP7.5 refresh (Updated)

It seems that the much-discussed update to Windows Phone Tango is being released at this very hour, to report it is Aviraj Ajgekar, Technology Evangelist for Microsoft writing on his  technet blog that his unlocked HTC Mozart  received an update that upgraded his HTC Mozart to  software version 7.10.8779.8.

You acknowledge that you have received as many as 3 consecutive updates to bring your own device, the shift has seen these different versions, build 8112.7 -> 8773.98 -> 8779.8.Despite this, the download time of several updates is quite low, probably because Windows Phone Tango does not offer a significant number of new features.,mostly some fixes and updates to the OS (mostly around enhancing MMS).

Update: Aviraj has deleted the post from his blog and no one else is reportedly getting this update. Is yet another Microsoft employee being misinformed or was this an internal update for testing?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

AT&T: Lumia Nokia 900 is the second best selling smartphone in April!

It seems that the new Windows Phone  flagship from Nokia  has intrigued the smartphone customers so much to achieve sales podium, according to rankings from Amazon and the  AT & T.

In our first article that we have posted  a few days after the official launch of the Nokia 900 Lumia in the United States, we reported that the smartphone  has been highly appreciated by users so much to achieve good sales results, unexpected winning the first and third place in the Amazon sales charts.

Regarding last month, the Nokia Lumia 900 has reached second place among the bestselling smartphones sold by AT&T, bypassing the notorious Samsung Galaxy SII and immediately after Apple's iPhone 4s who is still in first place with 70% at AT & T. This is good news for Microsoft and for the Finnish company, engaged in the development and support of all Windows Phone.

We hope that the flagship of the Finnish company can defend itself from attack by Samsung with the latest addition the Samsung Galaxy S3 presented a few days ago and that of the newest HTC Android flagship phone HTC One X.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Apple and Samsung share the 99% of the profits of the global smartphone market

Horace Dediu of Asymco has made ​​available the data in its possession about the operating profits extracted from the eight major manufacturers of smartphones in the world in the first quarter of 2012 and from that data we can see Apple and Samsung flying high.
It seems, in fact, that Apple and Samsung together possess 99% of total industry revenue , with Apple that makes the lion's share with its significant 73%, although its share has declined slightly, compared to 75% the previous quarter. Samsung, meanwhile, has increased its share from 16% to 26%, totally demolishing all other manufacturers.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

(Video) Here comes the first unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 900

First unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 900 appeared on YouTube  for AT&T.
The package prepared by the U.S. operator, and Nokia does not seem to contain a pair of headphones, but the elegance of the device is definitely out of question. So we just have to wait the arrival of the new Lumia stores, hoping to carve out a significant market share in both Europe and America.
Video to follow.

Via WPCentral

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nokia claims to be number one Windows Phone OEM

Among very interesting advertising campaigns and events organized by Nokia to announce its Windows Phone devices, the Finnish company claims to be delighted with the partnership with Microsoft.

And with only two smartphones on worldwide market  Nokia Lumia  800 and Lumia 710, Nokia claims to be the manufacturer who has sold more Windows Phone terminals in the world. This is surely due to the capabilities that Nokia has carrying out marketing but also for the professionalism, quality and warranty products. 

To increase its market share, Nokia is creating new Windows Phone terminals at low cost, as Lumia Nokia 610, which will cover the low end users to meet and compete with price-sensitive devices based on competing systems. 

Nokia's words:

"Our strategy is working. When, last year we entered into an alliance with Microsoft, our intention was to regain lost market share. We're working but we are satisfied. We are number one in terms of sales in the world market Windows Phone. We are growing. "

Kantar recently revealed Nokia was responsible for 87% of Windows Phone 7 sales in UK in the 3 months ending February 19th, and with the lack of marketing by other OEMs like HTC and Samsung, it is increasingly becoming a Nokia only game. 


Thursday, March 22, 2012

TIM Brasil will holds launch event for Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 will be launched in Brazil tomorrow, and to celebrate the event TIM Brasil is launching a series of events to celebrate the arrival of the first Nokia smartphones with Windows Phone 7 in the country, namely the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800. On the evening of 21 March, thirteen TIM stores in major Brazilian cities will hold events for guests, partners and customers. 
From midnight, those outlets will be open to the public to purchase one of the new Lumias. Customers who register online by 19:00 hrs on 20 March have the chance to win an Xbox 360 and a Nokia Lumia 800.
The cities involved in the promotion are: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santos, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza and Belem. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Windows Phone outsold Symbian in the U.K.

Microsoft is waiting for its investment in the platform Windows Phone bear fruit with an increase in market share, but in the meantime managed to reach a goal, in fact in the last three months with its Windows Phone OS in the United Kingdom has outsold Symbian OS. This news comes from a study by Kantar Worldpanel.
Certainly we are not talking about important issues, WP7 in Britain has reached a market share of 2.5% of sales surpassing the 2.4% of Symbian, of course there is much to rejoice given their small share, but it's still a goal to gain positions in the standings.

Among the products with Windows Phone Nokia is the overall winner with his Lumia 800 has gained 87% of sales, thus becoming the number one brand of Microsoft products. Other countries are appreciating more and more this system in Germany has its share of 3.1%.Here also is the host Nokia, in fact every 10 smartphones of the Finnish WP7 9 are, of course it's complicated now understand the reaction of other OEMs that use this OS, probably caught from healthy competition will present products more competitive, giving a strong push to sales.

Now we await new implications for the Microsoft OS that will surely grow, thanks to two new models Nokia Lumia Lumia 900 and 610. Then is our opinion that the release of Windows Phone 8 and integration with the world and Tablet PCs will lead to more widespread, forecasts for Europe talk about market shares around 12% by the end of the year.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 passes Bluetooth certification

The arrival of the Nokia Lumia 900, which will cover the high-end market for Windows phone  is expected in the coming months.As shown in the image, the Lumia Nokia 900 has passed the steps of the Bluetooth certification and this means that the release is getting closer. 

The certification shows the same standards as the Nokia Windows Phone considering that unlikeWindows terminals Phone competitors can receive via bluetooth contacts from old Nokia terminals through the Nokia exclusive application implemented in its marketplace.

Source ; Via WMPU

Monday, March 19, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 is available for Pre-order at Rogers Canada

While we are all speculating about the Lumia 900 launch date in US, Rogers Canada is now taking pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 900.Rogers has officially set the pre-order live for the Nokia Lumia 900 LTE. It’s looking like the 3-year contract price is set at $99.99, but you’ll need to sign up for a monthly rate plan of $45 or more. 

Those who pre-order the 900 are entered for a chance to win a private screening of The Dark Knight Rises and a special edition Dark Knight Lumia 900. Five runners up will have to catch the movie in theaters but will get a special edition Lumia 900.

“Pre-order or reserve yours today and be entered for a chance to win a private screening of The Dark Knight Rises — in theatres July 20th”.  

More info about this offer at Rogers

Friday, March 16, 2012

Nokia FAQ confirms tethering coming to Nokia Lumia 710, 800

According to an FAQ published on Nokia Connects tethering is coming to Nokia Lumia devices "soon". The FAQ was primarily about the Lumia 900 but covered Nokia's other Windows Phone 7 devices. 

Nokia Connects say that tethering will coming to the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 via a firmware update soon, and it will be included on the Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 610 from launch.
Q: When will the tethering update for the Lumia devices be pushed out?
A: It will be in coming soon for 800 and 710 via Zune update, for 610 and 900 it will be available at launch.
Q: From a design standpoint, I’ve found that not using the cover can lead to scratches on the chrome element around the camera on the Lumia 800, has that been taken into account for the 900?
A: It’s the same design on the 900 as on the 800.
Q: Is the camera on the Lumia 900 better than that on the Lumia 800?
A: The Lumia 900 incorporates camera optimisation for focus and colour balance.
Q: Does the 900 have the same audio hardware as the 800 or has it been improved? I also find the speaker volume low on the 800, is it better on the 900?
A: It’s the same speaker module on the Lumia 900 as the 800 but based on feedback from the market we have improved the audio tunings.
Q: Are the improvements to the audio tunings on the Lumia 900 to do with hardware or software?
A: It’s a combination of both
Source Nokiaconnects Via AAWP

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nokia's design director, Marko Ahtisaari: Nokia working on a revolutionary phone

Marko Ahtisaari, director of design at Nokia, seems to be very active in the last hours of the media point of view. After speaking of the Tablet, which would be using one third of his time, Ahtisaari told the Finnish Kauppalehti that Nokia is working on a new device capable of revolutionizing the user experience in the telephony world.
"When the phone is ready, you will not have to lower their gaze and to interact with your fingers touch the screen."
Ahtisaari later spoke about User Experience offered by IOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone.
According to the chief designer of Nokia, Apple's iPhone features a 5 year old innovation.iPhone and iPad could be seen as a poorly designed house, where the route that leads from the kitchen to the dining room always starts from the entrance. Symbian and Android are seen instead as a dolls' house, where you can choose any type of decor and furniture, but at the same time can only be used and exploited in that context. The best compromise seems to come (of course) from Windows Phone, a system that looks more natural than what the competition offers.
Source Kauppalehti ; Via MyNokiaBlog

FCC certifies Samsung SGH i667 Mandel 4G LTE Windows Phone

In December, thanks to an anonymous informant close to Microsoft had talked about the Samsung Mandel, Windows Phone device with support for LTE network .

HTC Titan 2 and Nokia Lumia 900 are two Windows Phone smartphones that are coming on the market but Samsung does not want to miss the opportunity and thanks to the FCC  we have confirmation that the device is seen in December arriving in the markets that use this type of network.

The Samsung SGH-i667 "Mandel" should use a 4.3 inch screen, fron camera and rear 8-megapixel camera. 

Source FCC ;Via Pocketnow

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nokia Lumia 719, passes certification in China

Nokia Lumia 719 has passed qualification on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website. While we didn’t see this device unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012, details of the device has surfaced once again, this time from the official Chinese government radio management agency SRRC showing that the device has recently passed certification

The Nokia 719c is a CDMA version of the Nokia Lumia 710, that according to some rumors was suppost to come to Verizon.

Not much is known about the Nokia Lumia 719 device yet, except the fact that it will have a 3.7” ClearBlack Display screen and 5 megapixel camera, which places it in similar category to the Lumia 710 and mainly targeted at the Asia, North America, and South America markets.

Source Liveside ; Via WMPU

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nokia is bringing "Flip to Mute" option to Windows Phone

According to the manual coming from the Federal Communications Commission report, the Lumia 610 will come on the market with the new "Flip to Mute" option.The Flip to Mute will only make the phone silent when another user is calling simply inverting the handset.

HTC has a similar feature but it goes through their external Attentive Phone application.Unfortunately it is not clear whether this will be a feature of Windows Phone Tango or will be exclusive to Nokia.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HTC Titan on AT&T for only $0.01, with new contract

While waiting for the release of the highly HTC Titan II in the general market, AT&T has offered the HTC Titan for a $0.01 with a new contract. 

Are you surprised as I am? The surprise comes from the fact that HTC is an excellent smartphone, perhaps the best Windows phone into service for the quality of the processor (1.5 GHz) , excellent sound and quality with which they made ​​videos and photos.
The question arises spontaneously: the guys at HTC have made this choice to show that Windows Phone will be set aside (to Apollo), or take advantage of the waiting period, the output of the new Titan II, which will be redesigned and improved version (16 megapixel camera and support for the LTE network) to push the Microsoft operating system on the market?
In both cases, this promises to be an excellent deal, a must for fans of HTC and Windows Phone!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 coming in Germany during the second week of May

A few days ago, some rumors had suggested the arrival of Lumia 900 in England on April 9, reported today as the latest rumors, the elder brother of Lumia 800 should arrive in Germany in the second week of May, precisely between 7 and 13 of the same month and will be available on German operator O2.

Meanwhile, the Finnish giant has not yet decided whether or not to launch the Nokia Lumia 610 in Germany.