Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone

This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

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This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

After purchasing the mobile arm of Nokia, Microsoft decided that all Nokia branding from its Windows Phone mobile devices must go, and instead be replaced by Lumia. The company is ready to make the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, and has posted images of what the new branding will look like on the Nokia blog. More →

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Ultrascope Nokia 3D

This amazing 3D-printed automated observatory is the best reason ever to own a Nokia Lumia

By on October 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

This amazing 3D-printed automated observatory is the best reason ever to own a Nokia Lumia

Many grow up looking up to the skies with wonder and amazement. Children dreamed of what it would be like to travel to space to float around and use all that science-fiction inspired technology. Many of us will never get the chance to realize that dream, although this 3D-printed Nokia Lumia-powered automated robotic observatory might be as close as we’ll ever get.

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Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 Google Search

This is how Microsoft is trolling Google in new Nokia Lumia phones

By on July 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

This is how Microsoft is trolling Google in new Nokia Lumia phones

The Microsoft-Google enmity is one of the very interesting rivalries in the tech world, and the Windows maker has just taken another hit at its archenemy. The Verge has learned that Microsoft has purposely removed the option for Nokia Lumia owners to select Google Search as their default smartphone engine on newly launched devices, including the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. Interestingly though, some European versions of the handsets do let users select Google Search as the default search engine for online queries, and Microsoft has not commented on the matter. More →

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Galaxy S5 vs Nokia Lumia

This is how Microsoft trolled Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Terminal in London

By on May 27, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

This is how Microsoft trolled Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Terminal in London

Samsung has taken over Heathrow’s Terminal 5, one of the busiest terminals in the world, with Galaxy S5 ads and signs in a major marketing campaign promoting its recently launched flagship handset. As a result, Microsoft’s Nokia handset division, which used to enjoy similar prominent placement in the terminal, decided to troll its competitor. More →

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Microsoft Lumia Sale

Microsoft is now offering $65 worth of free apps and content with flagship Lumias

By on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft is now offering $65 worth of free apps and content with flagship Lumias

Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC’s newest smartphone-peddling rival is none other than Microsoft. As the biggest software company on the planet continues to increase its focus on hardware, it is now tasked with building Windows Phone’s global market share almost entirely on its own. In an effort to get things moving in the proper direction at the high end of its newly acquired smartphone lineup, Microsoft on Thursday announced a new promotion: Buy a new Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520 or Lumia 1020 and get $65 worth of games and other content for free. More →

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8.3-inch Nokia Lumia Tablet

Nokia’s not done yet: 8.3-inch Lumia tablet, 4.5-inch phone in the works

By on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Nokia’s not done yet: 8.3-inch Lumia tablet, 4.5-inch phone in the works

Nokia may have a couple of new Lumia devices in testing, if an Indian logistics website is to be believed, including an 8.3-inch Lumia tablet and a 4.5-inch dual SIM smartphone. The two devices have been seen in shipping manifests on website Zauba, and while the site doesn’t list them specifically as Nokia products, the two unknown devices have model numbers similar to what’s currently available from Nokia. More →

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Nokia Refocus Camera App Now Available

Nokia unleashes new app to make Lumia cameras even better

By on November 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

Nokia unleashes new app to make Lumia cameras even better

New hardware is playing a big part in Nokia’s plans over the next several months, but one compelling piece of first-party software that the company highlighted at Nokia World 2013 finally released on Wednesday, and it’s worth checking out for anyone who regularly uses their Lumia’s camera. Nokia Refocus is now available on the Windows Phone Store for any Nokia PureView  smartphone. More →

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BlackBerry 10 Lumia Smartphone Sales

Surveying the saviors: A look at BlackBerry 10 and Lumia sales so far

By on July 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

Surveying the saviors: A look at BlackBerry 10 and Lumia sales so far

BlackBerry posted dismal fiscal first-quarter results on Friday that sent its stock plummeting more than 25%. The May quarter marked the first full quarter of BlackBerry Z10 sales and the quarter in which the Q10 launched, but BlackBerry still shed 4 million net subscribers. Nokia has fared a bit better in recent quarters, but its new Lumia phones are still struggling to gain traction in a market dominated by Android and the iPhone. BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone are intended to be BlackBerry and Nokia’s respective saviors, but this clash of the bantams is slow going thus far. In an effort to illustrate the companies’ progress to date, mobile analyst Benedict Evans charted BlackBerry 10 and Lumia shipments to date compared to legacy platforms. More →

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Nokia Lumia Lytro Camera

Nokia says it’s working on Lytro-like ‘computational photography’ for Lumia phones

By on May 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Nokia says it’s working on Lytro-like ‘computational photography’ for Lumia phones

Earlier rumors suggested Nokia might be working on exciting new photography technology for its upcoming smartphones, and now a Nokia executive has seemingly confirmed as much. BGR sister site BGR.in interviewed Nokia smartphone boss Jo Harlow, who confirmed that “computational photography” functionality is being investigated for inclusion in upcoming Lumia smartphones. “If you look at where imaging is going, computational imaging is an area of exploration,” Harlow said. “Being able to capture even more data — data you cannot even see with the human eye that you can only see by actually going back to the picture and being able to do things with them.” Halrow added that available computing power had previously been a barrier to bringing Lytro-like technology to smartphones like the company’s Lumia Windows Phones, but “changes in the processing capabilities of smartphones opens it up as an area of exploration.”

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Nokia Lumia Executive Steven Overman Resigns

Nokia executive responsible for Microsoft partnership quits [updated]

By on April 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

Nokia executive responsible for Microsoft partnership quits [updated]

Steven Overman has resigned from his position as vice president for global branding and marketing strategy at Nokia, BGR sister site BGR India reported. The former executive was responsible for drafting the high-profile partnership with Microsoft, and also for marketing the company’s Lumia and Asha smartphones. Before joining Nokia in 2010, Overman previously worked at Lowe Worldwide where he led the marketing team that handled Nokia’s account. Despite producing a number of appealing products with extensive marketing campaigns, Nokia has continued to struggle. Lumia Windows Phone shipments increased to 5.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up from 4.4 million in the previous quarter. In North America, however, the company only shipped 400,000 smartphones, down from 700,000 in December. More →

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Nokia Lumia Launch Date

Nokia to unveil next-generation Lumia phone on May 14th

By on April 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Nokia to unveil next-generation Lumia phone on May 14th

Nokia on Thursday sent invitations to bloggers and the press for an event at which it will unveil at least one next-generation Lumia smartphone. “You are warmly welcome to join us in London on 14 May for the next chapter of the Lumia story,” the invitation said. Specific details about the upcoming announcement were not provided. Nokia is reportedly working on a number of new Windows Phone handsets that will debut in 2013, including the Lumia 928 and a phablet with a screen that measures between 5 and 6 inches diagonally. An image of Nokia’s invitation follows below. More →

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Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum design

Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum casing

By on April 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM.

Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum casing

Images said reveal an upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone appeared on the popular Chinese social network Sina Weibo earlier this week. The images, which have been confirmed as authentic by WPCentral, show an improved design with an aluminum case, a shift away from the traditional polycarbonate cases of past Lumias. The upcoming handset is said to be equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8.7-megapixel rear camera. Other specs are rumored to include 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 2,000 mAh battery. The smartphone will reportedly be announced on May 15th for a late June release date on T-Mobile. A second image follows below. More →

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Nokia Lumia EOS Pureview

Nokia’s 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer

By on February 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM.

Nokia’s 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer

Earlier reports indicated that Nokia (NOK) was preparing to bring its 41-megapixel PureView camera technology to its Lumia line of Windows Phone devices. The company was said to be working on a new smartphone, code-named EOS, with an improved design and an upgraded PureView camera that would launch later this year. Sources speaking to The Guardian on Monday confirmed the handset’s existence and revealed that it is scheduled to launch in the United States this summer. It has previously been suggested that AT&T (T) will be the first carrier to offer the EOS smartphone. Nokia declined to comment “on market rumors or speculation.”

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