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Nokia Unveils The Lumia 925 With Full Metal Body and PureView Camera Lens

Nokia Unveils The Lumia 925 With Full Metal Body and PureView Camera Lens

Nokia today at a Press Conference introduced the new Nokia Lumia 925 which is the successor to Nokia’s current award-winning flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, along with new features and a wide range of third party applications coming exclusively to the Nokia Lumia Series. One of the standout features of the new device is the aforementioned PureView lens that includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images (a Nokia specialty for which even the Lumia 920 is greatly admired). Another talking point about Nokia’s new flagship smartphone is its metal body which is the first of its kind adapted by the Finnish tech giants making the Lumia 925 the first device sporting a full aluminum feel and look to it and also making it more robust for everyday use. When the phone is flipped around, we can see a polycarbonate back casing that comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.Nokia have also stated that from now onward, most of its flagship devices would come enclosed in a metallic body somewhat similar to the Lumia 925. Coming back to the focal characteristic of the The Lumia 925, the camera, which introduces an entirely new Nokia Smart Camera mode, (stated to come as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the nearfuture). The Nokia Smart Camera feature offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image. Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app titled Oggl which allows people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creators and photography enthusiasts from around the world. Picture Taken In Daylight   Picture Taken At Night In Low Light Conditions In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram. The device also has full support for Nokia’s other leading services that include the “HERE” suite of integrated location and navigation services and “Nokia Music” for unlimited streaming of free music playlists. Speaking at the event, Mr. Jo Harlow, Vice President of Nokia Smart Devices had this to say regarding the new product; “We keep innovating. “We’re advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new...

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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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Is Nokia FINALLY Thinking of Switching Over to Android ?

Is Nokia FINALLY Thinking of Switching Over to Android ?

  Now who would have thought that I would be writing a post related to a topic which till now was considered a “Taboo” for Nokia user’s. Did that ring any bells ? No ? Well now since it has come out of Nokia’s CEO’s mouth himself, I wouldn’t deny the possibility of it happening in the near future. Apparently Nokia are weighing in their options and are now planning to diversify their products by adding other “alternative” solutions to its impressive range of smartphones. This might open a gateway for the Finnish cellular giant to finally shift their attention to other OS’s currently available and the very first one  (for obvious reasons) that springs in mind would most certainly be Google’s very own little green messiah….Android ! Most recently an interview with Nokia’s CEO Mr. Stephen Elop was conducted by renowned Spanish newspaper, El Pais in which the Chief Executive was asked to whether the company are indeed planning to diversify their options for the future; and would their be any chance for us to FINALLY see an Android powered Nokia device in 2013 to which he had this to answer: The way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting with Windows Phone. That’s what we’re doing. Now, what we’re always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What’s next? What role does HTML5 play? What role does Android or other things play in the future? We’re looking further into the future, but in terms of what we’re bringing to market, and what we’re immediately focused on, we’re focused on Windows Phone.     Though Elop’s wordings do make a distinction between Nokia’s current smartphone strategy of being focused on Windows Phone, and the changeable immediate future (“what’s next?”)  and then deliberately inserting a question mark over where Nokia might go in that evolving tomorrow ? His answer is certainly not a commitment to a platform switch, but if I was Microsoft I would be inclined to read between the lines and interpret this as a passive warning as to not take Nokia’s commitment for granted. Who knows what the future has in store for us but things are starting to look bright from now only.  The one question which does seem to arise here is whether Nokia would switch over to Android or would they be sticking to their initial promise which they made back in 2011 when they announced their coalition with Microsoft and also dismissing Android on the grounds that it would be too difficult for it to stand out from the crowd using Google’s flagship OS. So what’s your take on this ? Would you like to...

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Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 running on Windows Phone 8 launch in India

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 running on Windows Phone 8 launch in India

There is some good news for our friends in India who are waiting to get their grimy little hands on a Windows Phone 8  (WP8) running device. Nokia has finally launched their flagship Windows 8 phone the Lumia 920 in India, not only that the Lumia 820 came tagging along too.. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be coming with the Portico update (fixes  wifi, sms draft and reject call issue) .     Major retailers such as UniverCell and Sangeetha have confirmed that both the models have been selling like hot cakes right out of the oven.  The Lumia 920 will be costing around $697 that is Indian Rs. 39000 and the Lumia 820 will be around $504 that is roughly around Indian Rs. 28000.  There is one more budget model of this Windows Phone 8 series, the Lumia 620, according to sources it will be available by February, no other detail has been given of it so far....

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Microsoft’s new Windows Blue update customized for 7 inch tablets

Microsoft’s new Windows Blue update customized for 7 inch tablets

Not so long ago we had mentioned about Microsoft’s plans of launching an updated version of its Windows 8 range of products in the form of Windows Blue. Well those rumors have finally been put into play by the software giants who have now confirmed the  launch of the updated version some time this year (an exact date wasn’t revealed in-spite  of our efforts to squeeze it out from one of the company officials who we recently met). The update is rumored to be made specially for Tablets ranging between 7-8 inches.     The news seems to be quite a refreshing one for Windows users who always wanted to see regular updates being rolled out for their handheld Windows running devices and even though Windows 8 and Windows RT has done a remarkable job in bringing quite a few larger tablets (usually 10″+) and hybrids in the horizon, people still feel that these large devices can be quite bulky to carry around  and are not so keen with the idea of carrying these devices with them all the time. This might be one of the reasons why more and people are getting inclined towards smaller portable devices which are not that hard to carry around and are relatively quite light in weight as well.  ...

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