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HTC and Microsoft to bring dual boot devices soon

HTC and Microsoft to bring dual boot devices soon

Even though there are quite a few smartphones running on the Windows Phone platform since a couple of years now, they still haven’t managed to attract a large fan base. Same could be said for Taiwanese tech giants HTC who (according to their recent financial results) are struggling to keep pace with the other OEMs. As the famous saying goes, “If you can’t beat E’m…Join E’m” and that’s exactly what the two tech giants have in mind. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is planning to integrate its Windows Phone Operating System on the Taiwanese manufacturers Android handsets and according to a few rumors, they are also willing to reduce or waive any associated licensing fees. Microsoft wants to make their platform, which holds a 3.7 percent market share, appealing to OEMs, especially after acquiring their own hardware arm from Nokia. Licensing fees (or lack thereof) that rival Android might be one way to do this. With this latest proposition, would we be seeing a dual boot HTC running on both Android and Windows Phone? Only time will tell. Stick around for further...

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Samsung’s Next Windows Phone 8 is Codenamed Cronus

Samsung’s Next Windows Phone 8 is Codenamed Cronus

Samsung introduced their first Windows Phone 8 running smartphone the Galaxy ATIV S last year, but it has kept its main focus on Android smartphones. Nokia (now owned by Microsoft) is “the” manufacturer of Windows Phones and has established itself slowly in the market. Needless to say Samsung are not backing out of this area and according to our favorite leakster @evleaks they are about to launch a new Windows 8 running smartphone soon. The SGH-I187  is codenamed “Cronus” and is expected to come under AT&T’s banner. Sadly when it comes to specs the only confirmed thing we know is that it will be having  a 720p display, processor power or camera or anything else is still rumors only. According to the rumors though, Cronus will have 1GB of RAM will have 8GB internal storage and would be powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset, which is not all that powerful, but then again this smartphone is expected to be in the budget category. The device though will surely be running on Windows Phone 8, but will be GDR2 or GDR3 that will be the...

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Nokia’s First 6-inch Phablet – The Lumia 1520 coming soon

Nokia’s First 6-inch Phablet – The Lumia 1520 coming soon

Even though Nokia is a ship which is rapidly sinking, it still manages to keep itself ashore with something new. This time around is the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 Phablet. You read that right guys!! The Lumia 1520 is expected to have a massive 6-inch full HD 1080p screen making the device fall under the “Phablet” category. This would certainly be a first of its kind by Nokia who till now were only focusing on devices that were under the 5-inch barrier. Other rumored specs include a quad-core processor, and a 20MP Camera having the traditional Carl Zeiss Lens. We’ll unveil the rest of the specs as soon as they start emerging in the weeks to come. Nokia phones through out the years have been renowned for their respective cameras that promise to capture some of the most amazing still pictures from a handheld device with the newer models such as the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 being able to capture ultra sharp images even under low light conditions. Rumors suggest that the 1520 will work similarly to the Nokia Lumia 1020 . It will take a 5MP and 16MP photo simultaneously where the 5MP photo is used for sharing, and the 16MP is used for editing, adding to photo albums, etc. According to our rumor maestro @evleaks the device is expected to launch on 22nd October at a Nokia live event. More details to surface soon. Till then do stick around...

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Nokia unveils low-priced 4G compatible Lumia 625

Nokia unveils low-priced 4G compatible Lumia 625

With the introduction of Nokia’s elusive line of Lumia devices running on the ever growing Windows Phone 8 platform, the company has witnessed quite a remarkable surge in recent times and the year 2013 has proven to be a true example of what the Finnish cellular giants have in store for us in months to come. With that said, the company have today announced the new Nokia Lumia 625, a reasonably priced 4G compatible smartphone that promises to deliver high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen and a host of other exciting features. The Nokia Lumia 625 also provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinema graph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.   “With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.   Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, the Nokia Lumia 625 delivers a richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a competitive price. Live Tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier. With access to more than 165,000 apps including Vimeo, Temple Run and WhatsApp, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers faster mobile fun, as well as safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10 – making it ideal for viewing videos, games, and other content. The Nokia Lumia 625 also offers SD memory card support, allowing up to 64GB of additional content storage. Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud(TM) to create BOOM(TM) headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control. With its big screen and super-fast connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers leading maps and location experiences from HERE, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.   The device will be available in a range of five bright colors including orange, yellow, bright green, white and black with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalization which add to the Live Tile personalization brought by...

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Introducing the Nokia Lumia 1020 – The World’s first 41 Megapixel Windows Phone

Introducing the Nokia Lumia 1020 – The World’s first 41 Megapixel Windows Phone

Nokia have proudly unveiled the all new “Lumia 1020” today at a mega press event in New York City. The device that had everybody talking since its rumors started to surface a few weeks back was finally unveiled much to the joy of the capacity crowd. The Lumia 1020 is the first Windows Phone 8 running device to feature an absolutely massive 41-megapixel camera sensor that has the tendency to not only put some of the most reputed DSLR’s to the ultimate test, but also at the same time solidifying its status as one of the best cameras to ever feature in a handheld device by a long long mile. Besides the eye catching camera, the phone sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (1280 x 768 pixels, 15:9 aspect ratio) made with Gorilla Glass 3, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2000 mAh battery, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE support and 32 GB internal memory. Coming back to the main attraction of the phone, the camera’s sensor is most certain to leave a few photo enthusiasts drooling….trust me !! Featuring a maximum 7712 x 5360 resolution, it’s the largest backside illuminated image sensor of its kind in any smartphone and a generation beyond the one Nokia included in its 808 Pure View model released last year. The sensor sits behind a sandwich of six Carl Zeiss lenses, which combined with the camera’s optical image stabilization technology, help deliver super-sharp photos even in low light. There’s a xenon flash for stills, an LED flash for video, and a 1.2 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera for HD chats. The Lumia 1020 records HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second and lets you zoom in up to four times closer to the action with no loss of quality (up to 6x closer in HD 720p). It also has a technology called Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones resulting in movies that will look and sound absolutely amazing on a home theater system. Another neat trick: the Lumia 1020 actually creates two images every time you press the camera button in Nokia Pro Camera—a super high-res version for editing and archiving, and an over-sampled 5-megapixel copy for easy sharing via email or social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. As far as the image capturing software is concerned, the Lumia 1020 comes with a built-in app called Nokia Pro Camera that’s designed to take advantage of the phone’s record-setting image sensor and make it easy for anybody to shoot, edit, and share pro-quality photos and video. Professional photographers can also use it to manually adjust flash, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance,...

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Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Samsung at London yesterday officially unveiled its next generation of ATIV tablets, the Samsung ATIV Q. It is a first ever tablet which runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows at the same time. Users will be able to switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 seamlessly. According to Samsung you can use this device as a tablet or a laptop or use dock as a stand. The 13.3 inch qHD+ (3200×1800) touch screen, makes multitasking a lot of fun, as Samsung showed how simple it was from playing Angry Birds on Android, and then switching to Windows for some work. The Hybrid tablet/laptop packs a lot of power under the hood, with an Intel Core i5 Processor and 4GB of Ram. The ATIV Q comes with a 128GB Solid-State Drive, which makes it all the more powerful. Now, with all that power you require a strong battery, according to Samsung the ATIV Q’s battery has a 9 hours of battery life. The tablet also comes with a 720p Camera,  1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI, an RJ45 port that support dongle accessories, and an SD card slot.   Even with these many ports the tablet is only 14mm thin and weighs just 1.29kg. The hybrid tablet comes with a keyboard and a S Pen, so you can bring out the artist in you. The tablet till now is available in Ash Black at the moment, no news for more colors has been announced yet. Samsung seem to have outdone themselves this time, with there first ever Dual OS powered hybrid tablet , what will Samsung come up with next? A Dual OS smartphone perhaps?...

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