Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Camera Extras, more apps

The Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 already received some of the updates that Nokia promised (in the US and China at least) at the WP summit and now it's time for the older duo - the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 - to get their own. There's a little something for the 900 and 610 too.

To be clear, the new apps are available in the US and China for now. They will be released worldwide in July.

Camera Extras include four features - Smart Group Shot (which uses Scalado's technology), Action Shot (which does burst shot), Self timer and Panorama (these two are self-explanatory).

Check out this video for more details on Camera Extras.
The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are getting two other features - Internet sharing (Wi-Fi tethering) and flip-to-silence (muting alarms and ringers by flipping the phone over).

The 900 and 610 already have these features, but there's something new for them as well. It's called contact share, it's going to be available to all Lumia smartphones, and it lets you send and receive Business cards over SMS.

The Play To app, which enables DLNA on all Lumias, is already available for download.

To install the new apps, your Lumia 800 or Lumia 710 will have to be updated to Windows Phone 7.5 (are there even any people who haven’t updated yet?).

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Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

The Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders at UK retailers' sites are finally starting to list launch dates. Amazon UK will be the among the first stores to get it.

Amazon UK has the 808 PureView (black and white) listed for £500 ($780) with a release date of June 30. That's for a SIM-free phone naturally, with VAT included.

Play.com also has the 808 and it's asking £520 for it. They will be releasing the phone on July 2.

Clove UK is less clear on the launch date - the site notes "First stock delayed until mid-late July. Color variants to be confirmed." The price is set at £504.

Then there's Expansys UK, which lists all three color versions (black, white and red) at £500, but there's no launch date given.

We checked the sites of UK carriers for the Nokia 808 PureView but there's nothing there yet.

UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

If you are a UK resident, hoping to get the 41MP of cameragoodness that is the Nokia 808 PureView at a nicely subsidized price, we have some bad news for you. None of the British carriers will be offering the Symbian smartphone, so getting it SIM-free will be your only option.

O2, Three and Everything Everywhere (which is the company behind the UK branches of Orange and T-Mobile) have all confirmed that they won't be carrying the device and so has Vodafone Britain. Virgin Mobile UK has left the door open for further negotiations with Nokia stating that it won't be offering the Nokia 808 PureView "yet", but you shouldn't get your hopes too high.

It's obvious that carriers prefer to subsidize smartphones running on data-hungry platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone and the expensive data plans that go with those, so we guess turning a deaf ear to the Nokia 808 PureView was expected. Symbian is not exactly the preferred OS for those who like to constantly stay connected, so carriers have little return on its investments in it.

So, spending about £500 on a Nokia 808 PureView seems like your only chance of getting the device. Still interested?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Check out a Lumia 900 running the new WP 7.8

A Senior Manager over at Redmond's Microsoft campus got hold of a Nokia Lumia 900 running avery early build of Windows Phone 7.8 and decided to tape the new homescreen and upload it to YouTube.

He demonstrates the live tiles resizing in all three modes - small, medium and large. Doing so also changes the amount of information that the tile gives you. For example a small SMS live tile gives you only the number of unread messages, while a large one also gives you a quick preview.
Microsoft has also posted a dedicated page, detailing the new features that will come to existing 7.5 users via the WP 7.8 update - you can find it here (note that an account is needed to view it).

Among the highlights are the new Start screen, the currently around 100 thousand apps for WP and information about the Lumia-exclusive camera enhancements and a new way of sharing contacts and track data usage.

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Amazon gives Lumia 900 for $0.01, AT&T contract still required

The US Amazon is selling Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T for 1 cent once again, and this time the offerisn't even limited to new users only.

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T offers LTE connectivity and is the company’s current WP flagship. The fact that it won't get to taste Windows Phone 8 is pretty damaging for the Lumia 900 market prospects, but maybe this promotion and the consolation WP7.8 update will help.



Still WP8 smartphones probably won't be on the market for at least another four or five months so if are about to sign an AT&T contract, you might as well take Nokia's offer for free lifetime navigation, a 4.3" AMOLED and a super cool polycarbonate unibody.

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Here's why current WP phones won't get Windows Phone 8

Microsoft caused a lot of excitement when they announcedWindows Phone 8, but also a good deal of disappointment when it became clear that the new OS won't be coming to the current crop of Windows Phone devices.

There's a reason for that - the two OSes may look similar on the outside, but they are vastly different on the inside. The new core that enables so many cool features (multiple CPU cores, better graphics) is shared with Windows 8 RT (based on Windows NT) and not Windows Phone 7 (based on Windows CE, same as Windows Mobile).

Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, says that it's not impossible to port WP8 on older devices, but the cost of doing that would be very high and the benefit very little - WP8 enables multi-core support, higher resolution screens, NFC, microSD card support and so on, none of which will make a difference on the legacy hardware.

What they are getting (as part of the Windows Phone 7.8 update) is the new start screen - it's the most noticeable change in the OS and will actually benefit the current Windows Phone smartphones.

Users who move to the new version of the OS will get to keep using their Windows Phone 7 appsas those will work on WP8. There's no backwards compatibility for the newly developed WP8 apps though and there's nothing that can be done about it - for example, the Adreno 205 just won't cut it for games intended for a Snapdragon S4 (which packs an Adreno 225 or 305).

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView gets its first firmware update

It's just been over a week since the Nokia 808 PureView went on sale and Nokia has already given the phones its first firmware upgrade.




Although an official change log is not available, but according to All About Symbian, the update brings with it improvement in scrolling performance, quicker saving of the 38 megapixel images, smoother auto-rotation and other performance enhancements and bug fixes.

The v112.020.0310 update is now available over-the-air and can be downloaded directly on to your phone, or you can download it by connecting your phone to Nokia Suite.

Click here to read the full review of the Nokia 808 PureView.

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Nokia outs exclusive Camera Extras app for Lumia phones

Nokia has released a special app for its Lumia series of smartphones. Currently available on the Windows Phone Marketplace, the Camera Extras app will give users four new shooting modes for their devices.



The new modes are Smart Group Shot, Action Shot, Self-timer and Panorama shot. The first one allows you to capture burst shots of a group of people and then automatically chooses the best one judging by face expressions, while the second allows you to capture fast-moving objects improvingshooting speed. The other two are quite self-explanatory.

For now only users in China and the United States are bound to get the update. Other countries will follow later in July. Head to the Windows Phone Marketplace to get the juicy app now.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lumia 800 and 710 users to get software update on June 27

Yesterday, much to the disappointment of the existing Lumia owners, it was announced that they won't be getting the Windows Phone 8 update but instead the stripped down Windows Phone 7.8 update, that brings the new homescreen from Windows Phone 8, among other minor features.



However, Nokia promised to continue support for the Lumia devices and regular updates that add some unique features to the Lumia phones.

Now Nokia has announced that the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 will be getting another softwareupdate on June 27. This update will bring features such as internet sharing, flip-to-silence and media streaming.

All of this in addition to some other great features that Nokia announced for the Lumia range, such as the camera enhancements, contact sharing, data counter, DLNA and exclusive Zynga games such as Words With Friends and Draw Something.

If you are a current Nokia Lumia user, do let us know what you feel about these updates.

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Nokia announces a suite of new Windows Phone apps

Nokia are proud of bringing the added value of their proprietary apps to their Windows Phoneproducts.

In an attempt to offset the sad news that its current lineup won't get an upgrade to Windows Phone 8, Nokia is introducing new apps to the already available phones and updates to the existing ones.



The new apps by Nokia start with PlayTo, which allows sharing of your phone's content over DLNA to compatible HDTV sets or your home stereo. We've already heard about that one and there's already a version of the app at the Nokia Beta Labs.



Nokia Counters would allow you to monitor your phone usage including talk time, number of messages and data traffic and even set limits. You can also check stats about the communication with your contacts.



The Camera is also getting a software upgrade on Nokia phones. These will now make use of newly added self-timer, action shot, panorama and smart-group shot.

The Smart Group shot is based on Scalado's technology. When making group shots, the phone takes several consecutive photos and then allows you to pick the best face for everyone in the scene.



The Panorama will allow for almost automatic capturing of panning landscape images and it will then auto-stitch them for you.



The current location-based proprietary Nokia apps are also getting updates. Nokia Maps will now let you upload photos, write reviews of places and sync favorites with a computer.

Nokia Transport enables you to pin a location to your Start screen, which you can later touch to get the best transport links to there from your current location.

And finally, Nokia Drive will be monitoring your commutes and make note of all the different routes you take. With time, it would be able to offer you these alternative routes so you can pick whichever works for you best on a certain morning - the shortest or the scenic route. (Boy, am I glad to hear about those innovations!)



The new apps and updates should hit the Windows Marketplace over the next few weeks, so keep an eye for notifications.

Nokia also announced that Nokia smartphones will get Zynga's hit titles Words with friends and Draw Something this fall. The apps will be exclusive to the Nokia smartphones in the first two months of their release.

Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, HTC to make the first phones with WP8

Microsoft's preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile OS is over and there's an important takeaway - which companies will debut the first WP8 phones and where the chipsets for those phones will come from.

Nokia is obviously one of the companies that will be building Windows Phone 8 handsets - they bet the house on Microsoft. Joining them are Samsung, HTC and Huawei. This list is interesting for two reasons - first, LG has dropped off the race and second, Huawei has joined in. Huawei should help Microsoft expand its presence in the vast Chinese market.



Qualcomm will continue to be the sole source of chipsets inside Windows Phone 8 devices. Microsoft said that they will be concentrating on dual-core processors, but whether we should be looking forward to Snapdragon S3 or S4 chipsets is a mystery.

Oh, and in case you missed it, current WP7.5 phones will get a 7.8 update but no Windows Phone 8 for them. At least Nokia will be introducing some cool new apps.

Update: AnandTech is now reporting that the new Windows Phone 8 based devices will use the Qualcomm MSM8960 processor. That is the same Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor that we have seen inside the HTC One S and the AT&T version of the One X, which means we can expect some really good performance from these phones.

Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

As we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the WindowsPhone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will be providing the future WP8 smartphones with their Snapdragon S4 Plus chipsets.



The S4 Plus uses two Krait CPU cores, clocked at up to 1.7 GHz and built on a 28nm manufacturing process. Along with those, the chipset utilizes an Adreno GPU of either the 225 or 305 variety. It features Bluetooth 4, 802.11n Wireless (2.4/5GHz), 3G and LTE radios and supports cameras with up to 20MP resolution.

The very first WP8 handsets to hit the market will use the Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chip, but further down the road Microsoft and its hardware partners might launch devices with S4 Pro or evenquad-core S4 Prime chips.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Legacy devices denied WP8, offered WP7.8 instead

After several long months of contradicting rumors, the owners of the current crop of WPsmartphones finally got official information regarding the eligibility of their devices for a WP8 upgrade. Sadly, the answer Microsoft delivered isn't the one we were all hoping for.

It was confirmed that the just announced Windows Phone 8 won't be coming to any of the existing WP smartphones. The reasons for this are yet unclear, with some pointing to the limited hardwareand others speculating it's just an attempt by Microsoft to make users upgrade.

The consolation is that even if you don't change smartphones, at least some of the cool WindowsPhone 8 features will be made available to you. Microsoft will be treating legacy hardware to a Windows Phone 7.8, which will enable the resizable live tiles as well as a few other features that weren't explicitly mentioned.




The Windows Phone 7.8 update will be brought directly to the users, which means carrier approvals won't slow down its rollout. There's no saying yet when the update will be delivered, though.

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Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8 [DEVELOPING]

Microsoft is holding a press event today to give us a "sneak peek of the future of Windows Phone". Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, took the stage and bragged that seven of the top nine phones in Amazon's marketplace are Windows Phone handsets.

But that's the past - Joe Belfiore took over to preview Windows Phone 8. One huge change in WP8 is the shared core. This means that Windows Phone 8 shares the kernel, drivers, security, graphics and more with Windows 8. With it, devs for either OS can easily port their work to the other OS.



There will be 8 platform announcements based on this shared core.



Windows Phone 8 will support multi-core processors thanks to the shared kernel. For this fall, Microsoft will focus on dual-cores. Next up, higher resolutions will be supported - WVGA is joined by 720p (1280 x 720) and WXGA (1280 x 768). All existing Windows Phone 7.5 apps will work without modification on the new OS regardless of the resolution.

Removable storage is another highly requested feature that will be enabled with WP8.



Belfiore also showcased a game, Marble Maze, on a Windows 8 tablet that runs with minimal modifications on a Windows Phone 8 handset.

Windows Phone 8 will launch with Internet Explorer 10, which borrows a lot of pieces from the desktop browser. JavaScript performance is improved and sites that work on the desktop browser will work on the phone too.





IE10 on the phone will share in some security features of the desktop browser - like warning users of potentially malicious sites. The HTML5 support is improved both in terms of features and speed.

Windows Phone 8 also makes the jump to native code apps written in C and C++ - which both improves performance and makes porting stuff like games written for Windows 8 RT to Windows Phone 8 a breeze.



Microsoft will also compile all apps (WP7 and WP8) to speed them up. The developers don't have to do anything to benefit from this.

The new mobile OS will have full support for NFC too and will support 3rd party apps. This will allow your phone to replace a lot of things that you used to keep in your wallet (all WP8 phones will have the NFC hub). Microsoft bragged that their NFC wallet is better than Google's because the security is handled by the SIM card instead of the phone itself. The Wallet will debut on Orange France.

Yet another use for NFC is Tap-Send, which can be found in the share menu. It allows you to just tap two WP8 or Windows 8 devices to transfer a file between them.



Wallet also features Deals (digital discount coupon codes) that are integrated Local Scout, so you can look for deals nearby. Deals can be found through web searches, handed out or acquired by third party apps. Deals can also be shared.

Wallet also handles buying apps and in-app purchases (which are new too). Wallet stores your credit cards and will ask you which one you want to use to pay. It will ask for a PIN code, which will prevent other people from buying stuff on your phone.



A handy use for NFC is business cards - Joe Belfiore showed how easy it is to add a contact to the phonebook using just such a card. NFC can also be used to easily start a multiplayer game between two users using Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 devices.

As expected, Windows Phone 8 will use Nokia's mapping services. The map data can be stored on the phone, so you can use it offline. All third party apps can use Nokia's services, even offline.



Windows Phone 8 will appeal to corporate users with secure boot and BitLocker encryption. It will also allow administrators to manage devices remotely and push apps to them, which will really make supporting company phones easy.



The final of the 8 platform changes is an updated start screen. It features new Live tile sizes - both smaller and bigger tiles are now available. And better still, the user gets to change the size of each live tile. WP7.5 tiles will work without modification on the new OS, just like apps.





Changing the size of a tile will change the functionality it offers. There will be more colors to choose from for the live tiles too.

The improved multitasking of Windows Phone 8 enables seamless VoIP and video calls - e.g. a Skype call looks just like a regular phone call. Third party apps can use it too, not just Skype.



The multitasking-related improvements go on - location-based apps (like SatNav and so on) can work in the background even if you leave them to check a message, for example.



Windows Phone 8 will also compete with Apple's Siri. One app, called Audible, can be controlled with speech commands like playing an audio book, searching and more. Unlike Siri, third party developers can easily hitch a ride on Microsoft's speech platform and add voice commands to their apps.



By the way, Audible will be available for WP7.5 phones later today.

Microsoft has another business-oriented feature - the Company Hub. It will allow a company to highlight apps specific to the company itself to make them easily accessible to its employees.



Upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices will be built by Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei built on a Qualcomm platform. You've probably noticed that LG is not on the list.

Unlike WP7, WP8 updates will be distributed over the air. Microsoft will support every WP8 device for at least 18 months.





You can watch the event as it happens live:


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Nokia 808 PureView now available for pre-order in the US



The Nokia 808 PureView has made the next step towards US availability - just a day after it was announced that the cameraphone monster would be sold stateside through Amazon, it's now available for pre-order.

As promised, the price is set at $699 SIM free. No carrier has stepped up to subsidize the 808 PureView yet, but the penta-band 3G support means the phone should work on both AT&T's and T-Mobile's networks. By the way, only the White color version is listed for now and it's not clear when the Red and Black variants will be available.

The actual shipping of the Nokia 808 PureView will begin on July 8, so it will be a while before US buyers will get to hold thephone in their hands. You can check out our blind test or see how the 808 stacks up against a Canon 5D Mark III to help pass the time.

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The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 710 announced for T-Mobile


After announcing the Limited The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 800 and Lumia 900Nokia is now bringing the limited edition magic to the cheaper Lumia 710.

Now before we begin, we would like to say that this offer is only valid for Lumia 710 devices on the T-Mobile network in the US. With that out of the way, let's see what Nokia and T-Mobile have in store for us.
For starters, this limited edition phone will be offered free (on contract, of course) from T-Mobile between June 20, 2012 to August 31, 2012. The phone will be available in black, cyan, magenta, yellow and white. The Lumia 710 does has not received the same laser engraving treatment as its older siblings and has to make do with simple printed-on graphics.
Apart from this the phone will also come with a special The Dark Knight Rises app along with special content such as wallpapers.
But what if you already own a Lumia 710 from T-Mobile? Then you can go and get a free The Dark Knight Rises Xpress-On Color Cover by going to your nearest T-Mobile store and choose from any of the colors mentioned above.
To get more information about this promotion, click on the link below.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nokia launching the 808 PureView in the US for $699

After initially dropping North America out of the list of countries getting the 808 PureView, thenconfirming that it will in fact be getting the phone, Nokia has now gone ahead and made the official launch announcement.



The 808 PureView will be sold through Amazon.com and will set you back by $699 without a contract. No proper release date has been mentioned but the pre-orders will begin later this week or you can also sign up to be notified when the device goes on sale.

To check out the performance of this 41 megapixel beast, check out our blind test here and a comparison against DSLR camera here.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook (Possibly an announcement on a Windows PureView 808 Phone)

Nokia USA has posted a series of teaser images on Facebook with June 18, 2012 on them, which naturally caused quite a stir. Initially, it was thought that Nokia's news will be somewhat related toMicrosoft's announcement, which is bound to take place on the same date. A careful examination of the photos however points at an announcement of Nokia 808 Pureview availability in the United States.



Here's why we can expect to see the 41MP shooter's arrival to the United States. The first photoshows Hawaii, whose area code is 808. One the second one, we have the Roland TR 808 Drum Machine. Finally, there's the CD cover for a band named 808 State. Are you convinced yet?

We can reasonably expect the Nokia 808 Pureview availability to take place in the same fashion as all previous Symbian offerings from the company. That is in an unlocked, high-priced flavor.

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Nokia to lay off 10,000 employees, sacks three key executives

The bad news from Nokia's camp just keep on coming in. First the Finns announced they are letting Vertu go, and now they have issued a press release stating the company will be sharpening its strategy by adding 10,000 lay-offs.



The staff reduction is due to several factory closings in Canada, Germany and Finland, and is planned to happen before the end of next year. Furthermore, three key executives will also be waving a last goodbye to Nokia.

Those are the chief marketing officer Jerry Devard, the executive VP of mobile phones Mary McDowell as well as the executive VP of markets Niklas Savander. All of them will leave Nokia come June 30. Their places will be filled in by Timo Toikanen, executive VP of mobile phones and Chris Weber, executive VP of marketing and sales, as well as senior VP of communications Susan Sheehan on July 1.

Also, Nokia emphasizes its ongoing push of Series 40 and Series 30 devices to developing markets in its goal to reach the next billion internet users.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

Nokia has finally launched the highly anticipated Nokia 808 PureView in India, which as we already know, will be one of the first markets in the world to get the phone.



The phone is priced at ₹33,899, which is approximately €484.5 / $607, making it one of the most expensive Nokia phones in history. Of course, this is the M.R.P. (maximum retail price) and actual price should be a bit less.

Just to recap some of the feature of the phone, the Nokia 808 PureView has a 41 megapixel camerathat uses Nokia's PureView technology to combine multiple pixels to create high quality images. It also uses that tech to provide you with up to 3x lossless digital zoom. The camera also has a xenon flash and can record videos in 1080p resolution.

Other features include a 4.0-inch, 640 x 360 resolution AMOLED display, 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, USB On-the-Go, NFC, HDMI-out, DLNA, Nokia Maps software and Nokia Belle operating system.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Head of Nokia US: PureView coming to Nokia Lumia phones



Another Nokia executive is teasing the addition of PureView technology to the Finnish company's Lumia line of phones and yet again there are no commitments when it comes to dates when such a device might get announced.

Chris Webber, President of Nokia USA and Head of Marketing for North America, talked about the future of Nokia and their plans to expand their market share. PureView is part of the plan and Nokia is working closely with Microsoft to make sure that the technologyworks exactly right (we approve as long as the phones don't look like this).

Webber once again points out it's not about the 41MP that was arguably the biggest attention grabber, but it's the oversampling technology instead. This lends some credence that there will be PureView cameras with a lower raw resolution (which would reduce the maximum lossless zoom, but the other advantages of the technology shouldn't be affected).

You can watch the 20+ minute interview with Webber here - he talks about PureView a little after 3 minutes in.



You might want to listen to the rest of the interview too, he talks about how the market has moved to a battle of ecosystems instead of battle of individual devices and how Windows 8, Xbox and otherMicrosoft properties are beneficial for Nokia's Windows-centric strategy.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Nokia sold 2.2 million Lumia smartphones in Q1, analysts say



Nokia is stubbornly refusing to give us exact numbers on the Lumia lineup, but the analysts from IDC have stepped in to provide some guidance. According to their calculations, the Finns managed to move 2.2 million WP-powered smartphones in the first quarter of this year.

There are two ways to look at that number. The first is by realizing that 2.2 million units is an absurdly small number for a company that has WP as its single hope to get out of the hole it has put itself into. With Symbian doomed and MeeGo abandoned, the WP sales are the only ones that actually count for Nokia in the long run and 2.2 million is barely enough to put the company on the map, let alone suit its world's leading status.

However, you should also keep in mind that Nokia only shipped 1 million Lumia handsets in the first three months of market availability of the series. And that was during a holiday quarter, when overall sales are typically much higher than those in the first three months of the year. So an over two-fold increase is quite the achievement and shows that things are at least moving in the right direction.

So while the start is encouraging, Nokia is still far from safety and the Finnish company still doesn't have their work cut out for them if they want to make the smartphone market a three horse race, as Elop promised last year. The platform itself is currently going through a pretty tough time as itshardware limitations put it some way off the dominant forces on the market. The multi-core chipset-enabling Apollo update can't come soon enough too, as Android owners are already enjoying their Tegra 3s and Exynos Quads.

Here's hoping that Nokia actually announces the number of Lumia smartphones sold in the second quarter in their upcoming financial report, and that they are good.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T updated, bugs get fixed



The new update concerns only users owning the Nokia Lumia 900 from AT&T in the States. The model has been available there since March of this year and reportedly, has been selling really well. The success has been attributed to the amazing hardware and build quality, the sleek software and nonetheless, the low price and yet, wide advertising campaign.

The newly released update is available through the Zune software. The changelog is not really detailed but this seems like a bug-fixing release.

The official source mentions this:


▪ Removes purple hue which affected the screen of some devices in low light conditions

▪ Improved sensitivity for the proximity sensor

▪ Other minor adjustments and enhancements

There is no word about the connectivity issues some users have been having.

In case you are interested in the device, you are welcome to our detailed review.Source

Nokia 808 PureView is now on sale, unboxing pictures are inside

It appears that the 808 PureView has finally started leaving Nokia's factories and making its way to retailers.

Even though Nokia hasn't mentioned a word about it, we've received several tips in the last few days that the monster cameraphone has appeared in various stores, mostly in Asia. We even got in touch with a seller from Singapore, who was able to confirm the availability of the smartphone and send us the following photo as proof.


Nokia 808 PureView is now in stock with some retailers

Obviously this isn't an isolated case as the guys from Pureviewclub.com managed to obtain no lessthan three 808 PureView units and treated us all to a bunch of unboxing pictures.


Nokia 808 PureView unboxed

Obviously, the worldwide availability of the Nokia 808 PureView won't happen overnight and the gradual rollout appears to have already started in Asia. Europe is expected to follow in the next month or so with America coming last.


Nokia 808 PureView

As you can see the retail package covers the basics with a microUSB cable, a wall charger, a headset and a lanyard included in the box. Optionally, you can purchase an original Nokia protector case and a tripod mount.


Nokia 808 PureView optional accessories

So, if you want to be one of the first to get the Nokia 808 PureView and you happen to live in Asia, you might get the chance sooner than you think.