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Nokia Unveils New Sleek and Smart Asha 501 in India

Nokia Unveils New Sleek and Smart Asha 501 in India

 Nokia today announced its newest member in its already long line of Asha devices, the Nokia Asha 501 at a live event held in New Delhi, India. The latest entry in the Asha series caught a lot of eyes mostly because of its sleek and sturdy design with some people even going at lengths to even comparing the shape of the Asha 501 with Nokia’s Lumia range of Windows Phone devices. The device is expected to hit stores sometime in Q2 and is available in bright red, bright green, cyan, yellow, white and black color variants. The phones which come with matching colored headphones give a little more funky look specially for those who prefer to do a little styling and profiling with not only their clothes and the way of living but also through their smartphones (no pun intended). Nokia Asha Software Platform The Asha 501 is powered by a new software platform, which fully leverages Nokia’s investments in Smarterphone, which it acquired in 2012 and builds on the best aspects of Series 40 to create something fresh and innovative. The result is an evolutionary operating system that is fast, responsive and easy to use. The Asha platform is faster, more responsive and more flexible too. This means new features and functionality can be anticipated with future updates. There is a good news for developers as well who will be able to create apps for the Nokia Asha 501 that will also be compatible with future Asha platform-based devices. Living in the Fastlane  The forward-thinking approach to the Asha 501 extends to the user experience. At its heart is a landmark new feature called Fastlane. Inspired by the much-loved swipe motion gestures on the iconic Nokia N9, Fastlane makes it faster and easier to access whatever is most important to you. Whether it is the applications you use the most, the latest images you’ve captured or your social network updates, Fastlane is designed so that you’re never more than a swipe away. Think of it as intelligent multitasking, or think of it as an interactive second home screen. Either way, Fastlane tracks your past, present and future, showing up to 50 of your most recent activities. It brings all the different elements of your smartphone experience together.   Smarter Internet In just a few short years, more people will be accessing the Internet on a mobile phone than any other kind of electronic device. This is why the Asha 501 continues Nokia’s focus on the ‘smarter Internet’ with an updated version of the Nokia Xpress browser with a fresh new user experience. Of course, it still uses cloud-compression technology to reduce data by up to 90 per cent, making it both faster...

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Nokia Asha 210 – First Phone with a Dedicated Whatsapp Button

Nokia Asha 210 – First Phone with a Dedicated Whatsapp Button

Nokia today launched in UK, their very new budget Qwerty phone “Asha 210”. The highlight of the device is its sleek Qwerty keyboard, which makes texting a whole lot of fun. One other unique feature of this phone is that it has a dedicated Whatsapp key, which is quite handy considering people on the go these days use Whatsapp more than normal sms. The Asha 210 comes with a 2MP shooter, which takes decent images thanks to Nokia’s Smart Imaging software. Editing pictures is very easy with is in built editing software. The phone does not have a front facing camera so if you want to take your own pic then there is a voice guided self portrait feature, which helps you make sure your face is in the frame. The phone fulfills  your social needs with Twitter and Facebook integration, so you van easily update your status, tweet or share pictures and videos. Not only that but, with the help of  Nokia Slam technology, you can easily transfer your stuff via Bluetooth without having to pair your device. The device comes with a 3.5mm jack so that you can listen to music on the go, talking about music, you can store thousands of songs, thanks to the availability of a micro SD slot, which goes up to 32 GB. The downside though is that the device itself has an internal memory of only 64 MB, so you will definitely be needing an SD card for all your other stuff. The device comes in two variants with Single as sim card  and Dual-sim card slot, the Dual-sim variant has smart swap capabilities so that you do not have to shut off your phone every time you swap sims. The Nokia Asha 210 will be available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta, and white, in Q2 of 2013 with a retail price of around $72. Specifications:- System: GSM/EDGE 900/1800 (Single and Dual SIM), 850/1900 (Single SIM only) User Interface: Series 40 Dimensions: 111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm Weight: 97.3 g Display: 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240), up to 65k colors Memory: Up to 64MB, support for up to 32GB microSD card Connectivity: WiFi, EGPRS multislot class 32; Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR;...

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Leaked Images of Two New iPhone 5 Variants

Leaked Images of Two New iPhone 5 Variants

Apple after launching their iPhones tend to launch a S version after a couple of months. They did that for their iPhone 3 and iPhone 4, now it seems that they are continuing this trend with their latest iPhone 5. Leaked images have been found on the web of two new variants of the iPhone 5, one of which could be the new iPhone 5S. The first picture shows that the iPhone 5 has got two new siblings, a younger brother and a older (bigger) brother. The red model seems to be smaller than the original iPhone 5 but still looks to be bigger than the iPhone 4. The blue version seems very interesting, with a much bigger screen size and body but yet slimmer than the iPhone 5. There is no doubt that that one of these could be the new iPhone 5S . The front of the device seems to be made of glass, but whats interesting is that rest of it is made of plastic. Well then, don’t we all know a familiar Korean brand who sports its phones in plastic? So, What do you guys think about these two phones?...

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Apple On The Verge of Launching iRadio

Apple On The Verge of Launching iRadio

    Its been quite a long time since we all have been hearing rumors revolving around the launch of Apple’s all-in-one music streaming hub, the iRadio. The device which was originally sheduled for an early 2013 release, has seemed to get delayed a bit further since Apple is playing hardball with music labels for the pricing of some of the music titles. According to reports, Apple want 6 cents per 100 songs streamed by users, where Pandora pays 12 cents per 100 songs. We’ll have to now wait and see as to when and at what rate the company comes to a mutual agreement. From we what we have been told, the company is said to come up with an agreement with Universal Studios and Warner Brothers to provide the long list of music titles.     With the launch of the iRadio, Apple are planning to take on Pandora, who currentyly lead the internet streaming service, followed by Spotify, RDIO, Last.fm and others. Given Apple’s reach into the mobile market, such a service could seriously hurt other competitors’ market share, but if recent reports are to believed, Google and Amazon also want to hop in the game, which could make for an interesting playing field. There were also reports stating that Apple’s new iRadio service will be offered for free, as Apple plans to use its iAds advertising platform for revenue. Several references have already been found in internal iOS code, adding a bit more spice to the rumours. Till now, we’ll have to wait and see as to how far these rumors actually turn out to be true. Stick around for further updates and insights into Apple’s next big...

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Nokia and Coca-Cola Join Hands – Lumia Devices To Be Used In Sales Operations

Nokia and Coca-Cola Join Hands – Lumia Devices To Be Used In Sales Operations

  With the launch of the Lumia Range of Windows Phone 8 Powered devices, Nokia are once again hoping to establish a stronghold in the smartphone industry and with that said, it is now starting to attract companies who are adapting newer technologies for their various business operations. The Coca-Cola Company in Vietnam and Cambodia is one such entity which has joined hands with the Finnish cellular giant. It was announced in a recent Press Release that the devices would be used on a daily basis by sales associates in those markets for order processing, equipment validation and market execution improvement. With this new found alliance, Nokia have promised to offer the employees of Coca-Cola full support for Microsoft(TM) Office on the Microsoft(TM) Windows Phone 8 platform, allowing easy synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Office 365 as well as seamless integration with Outlook. The features enable employees to work flexibly and remotely with secure access to all their corporate data and systems. Here is what Nokia had to say in its official Press Release; Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced that Nokia Lumia smartphones will be used by select sales forces of The Coca-Cola Company in Vietnam and Cambodia. The devices will be used on a daily basis by sales associates in those markets for order processing, equipment validation and market execution improvement. Nokia Lumia smartphones offer Coca-Cola employees full support for Microsoft(TM) Office on the Microsoft(TM) Windows Phone 8 platform, allowing easy synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Office365 as well as seamless integration with Outlook. The features enable employees to work flexibly and remotely with secure access to all their corporate data and systems. Business level security also comes as standard on Nokia Lumia, with hardware-accelerated encryption, secure boot, sandboxed apps and remote device management capabilities. The high level security means that should an employee misplace their smartphone, confidential company information is still protected. “Our collaboration with Nokia and Microsoft enables us to utilize our sales automation and market execution tools on two very progressive platforms,” said Javier Polit, Chief Information Officer of the Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company. “We will be able to activate our teams with capabilities that enable us to further improve our execution and customer services by obtaining actionable insights. The Nokia Lumia and Microsoft platform fit our enterprise landscape well.” “By combining the Windows 8 platform with eye-catching design and innovative technologies, we have created smartphones that ensure Coca-Cola employees can operate flexibly across multiple geographies and time zones and still remain fully productive,” said Stephanie Mosticchio, enterprise sales manager for North America at Nokia.  “Providing seamless synchronization with Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Office,...

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Nokia Launches New Range of Windows Phone 8 Lumia Devices and Accesories in Pakistan

Nokia Launches New Range of Windows Phone 8 Lumia Devices and Accesories in Pakistan

Nokia proudly unveiled its latest range of powerful Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8 (WP8) today at an event held in Karachi, Pakistan. These flagship devices included the Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and the Lumia 620 with all three devices promising to deliver a “distinctive experience through Nokia’s revolutionary technology and gear accessories”. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Alessandro Lamanna, vice-president marketing  for Nokia IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa) had this to say, We are focused on redefining the future of smart devices and continue to invest towards delivering truly compelling experiences to consumer’s across price points. With the launch of Lumia Windows Phone 8 range, we aim to usher an era of unique innovations in the smartphone market. The announcement today is yet another a giant leap in the remarkable progress we have made against our strategy announced in February 2011. We are working with partners across the board to take the Lumia experience to consumers more and more faster. The roll out of not two, but three devices marks not just our intent and agility but also reflects our commitment to our consumers in Pakistan. With the range of accessories and partnerships to bring wireless charging outside the home, we are also boosting wireless charging into the main stream. All this innovation adds up to one thing – “Its Time to Switch to Lumia!”     Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Salman Siddiqui, Country Lead – Channel Sales, Microsoft Pakistan said, With Windows Phone 8 we created a new way to think about smartphones, one that puts people at the center. With the same look and feel, the same technology core and cloud service, Windows Phone is built seamlessly to work with Windows 8, you can learn it once and use it everywhere. From Tablet to PC to Phone, it is all there for you whenever and however you want it. Nokia has done a phenomenal work to bring Windows Phone to life with truly stunning hardware, there’s a phone for everyone, these phones are colorful, different and diverse.” Nokia 920   BODY  Dimensions 130.3 x 10.7 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc Weight 185 g DISPLAY  Type IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Yes Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2 PureMotion HD+ display SOUND  Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes MEMORY  Card slot No Internal 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM DATA  GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps EDGE Class 12 Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR NFC Yes...

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