There is no denying the amazing Nokia Lumia camera with OIS and amazing low light photos. Nokia Lumia 920 is considered one of the best camera smartphone around and now with a 12x Telephoto Lens and Tripod the device might …
It’s been a while since my last posting. Things have gotten pretty busy for me over the last six weeks contracting with a new company and I don’t have as much time to devote to writing. Although, I will try my best to write more often when I have something interesting to share.
I wanted to share my thoughts on Windows Phone 8 and what I think can be improved with the UI. Especially the home screen. Let me just say that I am still using 7.8 (yes, I know! Soon, real soon) I have been enjoying the “newish” look for the most part. However, there are some things about the home screen that bothers me.
Smart watches are a hot topic this year and although so far we have not seen anything from the leading manufacturers, rumors say that almost every IT company work on such a device. Microsoft is reportedly joining Apple, Samsung and …
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This is by no means an accurate comparison but just by looking at the past 2 months of data over at hitslink we can see that Windows Phone has been increasing its marketshare and in the month of March, it has over taken Blackberry. Windows Phone managed to claim 1.5% as opposed to 1.24% in Feb of this year while at the same time BlackBerry fell from 1.39 to 1.38 in March. This site probably used the browser to identify what OS the device is running and which is probably why Android has only 24.85% marketshare.
Well it is that day of the year when you should refuse to believe anything that is passed on as news. In the world of Windows Phone there has been a few April 1st Pranks that went live , some of which were praised while the others faced harsh criticism. Today we are are going to take a look at the ones that related to Windows Phone and Nokia in general. If we missed something , drop us a comment and let us know about it.
It would appear Instagram is live on the Windows Phone Store BUT it would seem the app is still not available for download by the masses. If you follow the link below you can see the app on the marketplace but if you try to download it you are given an error message that reads Sorry, you don’t have permission to download this app. Now if you go through the description it reads
If that image above scares you turn away and run and don’t come back and watch this video. If for whatever reason you want to replace the battery on the Lumia 920, this teardown and reassembly will guide you on how to open up that lumia 920 and put it all back together. Stating the obvious here , if you didn’t already know : this will void any warranty you may have.
So lets get to it and see how its done.
While the Nokia Lumia devices with Pureview Technology did have a distinct edge over the HTC One when it came to still camera shots in low light conditions, it would appear the Ultra pixels on the HTC one might actually be good at capturing more light when it came to Video in low light conditions but the Nokia still has some cool features when it comes to video OIS for one which gives the Lumia 920 video less blur caused by camera shake and another thing you can notice in that video is the lag in the video , I am not sure if that is an Android thing or an issue with the HTC One’s camera software. That is with 29 FPS on the Lumia 920 and 24 on the HTC One, I am not sure why the comparison was done that way. In any case let us know what you guys think of this video demonstration.
The Nokia Lumia 720 made a splash when it was announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 , we did a review round up and most people had good thing to say about the device and now that it is finally about to hit our shores, we should start to look for the best place to get a great deal on this Windows Phone 8 device.
Microsoft has showcased some really cool new features on Bing Voice used on Windows Phone. The demo which was showcased at TechFest by Microsoft Research showed how these new technology helps to get faster and more accurate results with voice search on a custom Bing App on what looks like a Lumia 920. They demoed 2 new features on a Custom Bing App which uses the new online service for Bing Voice which made the app process the queries a lot faster.
Short and sweet! Microsoft has begun rolling out the windows phone 7.8 8862 update to fix the live tile issues (and possibly others). There was word that an earlier version of the update, 8860 provided the fix, but many who …
Well at least that is what it’s claimed to be but I really don’t see this challenging Google Glass. GlassUp is a new piece of tech that allows your glass to act as a heads-up display using a a projector to display the information on to the right lens. Its said to support a resolution of 320×240. Social networks like Twitter , Facebook and communication channels like emails and SMS will be integrated in to the HUD. One other interesting feature is that it will likely support augmented reality ( if the glass can integrate with Nokia City lens , I would be impressed ). The website also claims support for prescription lenses , which sounds good and they get points over Google Glass for that. Its also claimed that the charge on these devices will last one full day.
According to the website
The GlassUp eyeglasses report the incoming e-mails, text messages, tweets, Facebook updates, and other messages, so that the user can keep abreast on what is going on in this big world. The message is shown for only a few instants, on the side of the field of view, in an unobtrusive manner.
They work via a free Android app and a bluetooth connection, so you must have your mobile with you. They are read only, we believe it would be messy to try and manage the messages: to respond to a message you’ll have to go back to your mobile, as usual.
which is another way of saying … you still need to pull out your phone to reply to that text you gust received .. :(
A global notifications app is something that I believe all users would like to see. ( is there any one in here who would not want to see one ? ) , there has been some development in the homebrew front and Jaxbot had a app in the marketplace for a limited time and we had yanko work an a design concept a while back and not there is news about a new app called NotifyMe that is going to go live in the marketplace in a matter of weeks.
According to the developer the application will be free ( there will also be an ad free $.99 version ) will have a public API, so 3rd party devs can hook up their apps to use notification. During launch the app will support a weather application and a social hub ( Facebook and Twitter ) notifications. The launch will be for Windows Phone 8 and the dev plans to expand on to Windows 8 and WP7.8 soon after.
man: “Not quite, it’s a Windows 8 phone”.
me: “You mean, ‘Windows Phone 8?’”.
man: “No, it’s a phone with Windows 8 Pro installed”.
That is how I pretty much figured that conversation would go had I seen in person the rumored intelegent phone by i-mate. Various sources from wpcentral and the seattletimes say that i-mate (you remember them from the windows mobile days, don’t you?) will be showing off the 4.7″ handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Some quick specs:
At MWC 2013 Nokia added 2 new members to its Lumia range one is the Nokia Lumia 720 and the other one is the Nokia Lumia 520. In this post we will cover everything related to the Nokia Lumia 720. The Lumia 720 is the 820’s younger brother one of the stand out feature is that its the first smartphone with a F/1.9 camera aperture powering a 6.7-megapixel camera and for those wondering the front has a 1.3-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens. The phone looks like it wants to target the Social Media oriented in the emerging markets.
With the announcement of the HTC One today, Nokia’s main Windows Phone rival has really thrown down the camera-phone gauntlet.
Despite initial marketing hiccups, Nokia’s achievements in the smartphone camera space have been under hardly any dispute. The performance of the camera in the Lumia 920 – particularly under low light conditions – is nothing short of incredible due to the combination of smart algorithms and the first genuine Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) to ever grace a mobile phone. HTC’s best effort, the 8x, whilst beautiful to lay both the eyes and the hands on, simply doesn’t compare on camera performance.
All that could be about to change.
Windows Phone 7.8 has finally landed! It seems to be available on every device regardless of make, model or carrier.
Even my LG Optimus 7 (E900), which was rumoured to not be getting the update, can in fact get it. Maybe the rumour of there being no update from LG for the device is because Microsoft was pushing the update out instead?
As soon as it was featured on a number of sites as being available for everyone, I plugged my phone strait into zune & checked for an update…