Windows Phone comes with a tool called Phone Storage which gives a basic idea of how much space is used up by app and other media on the device, but if you happen to have a Nokia Lumia device then you will have a new app called Storage Check ( on Firmware 1232.5957.1308.003 which was pushed out as an OTA update to Lumia 920, not sure if the other Lumia devices got this.. I hope you guys can let us know via the comments ).
Nokia has just unveiled the Lumia 510 budget smartphone in India. Nokia didn’t gave an exact date of launch but said that it will be available in November. Initially, the Lumia 510 will be launched in China and India, followed closely by other Asia-Pacific countries and South America. It will be available in 5 eye catching colors: Red, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black. You will be able to purchase this Windows Phone device for under Rs 11000 (205 USD).
TechRadar have posted an insightful article on the design principles used in the Lumia line of phones, informed by an interview with Kevin Shields, Executive Vice President of Nokia.
It’ covers some interesting ground and really highlights the dedication Nokia have to designing beautiful hardware; a dedication that many of us are soon to reap the benefits of.
Engadget got the opportunity to interview Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in his own office. In the interview he talks about the PureView technology, his view on the new HTC WP8 phones, future of current WP7.5 devices and more. Check out Stephen Elop’s exclusive interview to Engadget after the break .
Here is another exclusive app which currently hit the Nokia shelves for their Lumia range. Viber along with Nokia has released Viber v2.2 exclusively for Nokia Lumia devices. Viber is now out of beta and now offers HD calling along with free messaging and photo sharing to other Viber users.
With the dust settling following Nokia’s announcements last week, and analysis of the new phones’ screen performance, imaging capabilities and wireless charging flowing strong (not to mention the obligatory scandal in the form of a not-so-genuine PureView advertisement), one new feature for both the new Lumia line up and Windows Phone 8 has received relatively little coverage; Near Field Communications (NFC).
Most commonly associated with mobile payments, NFC has experienced a slow uptake so far, despite the convenience it promises. Concerns regarding mobile payments sensibly center around security, and while such concerns can be easily resolved, NFC offers so much more capability than mere payments that it’s surprising how slowly it is being introduced.
Nokia UK is offering Nokia Monster Headphones worth up to £199 to people who buy any Lumia devices during June.
Another great app exclusive to Nokia “Contact Transfer” is most likely going to offer the easiest way for you to import all of your existing contacts from your old mobile phone ( Android / iPhone / Blackberry / Symbian or any other device with bluetooth ) to your new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. The app comes pre installed on your Nokia Lumia devices ( its also available in the Nokia Section in the marketplace ).
Contact Transfer Video
According to Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility Nokia’s Lumia 900 has exceeded expectations and its great to see that kind of praise coming from the CEO of AT&T Mobility. Speaking at the JP Morgan technology conference, he had the following statement to make about the Lumia 900.
I am really pleased with what I am seeing out of Microsoft and Nokia coming out with their first product. The operating system works really well. It is simple, it is easy to use, it is intuitive.
The reception to the Lumia launch has actually exceeded our expectations. So we think there is a very good chance that Microsoft will have a very good OS that will be right in there with iOS and Android.
When they come out with Windows 8 in the fourth quarter, I think it will actually add to the value that that OS brings to the marketplace, in that that will be the first time that you can truly have a similar experience on your PC, on your tablet, and on your smartphone from soft Microsoft. From what I have seen and the previews that I have been given, I think it is going to be exceptionally good. I am very upbeat in what they are bringing to the market.
If you happen to stroll by Federation Square in Melbourne yesterday ( 31/03/2012 ) chances are you would have seen a huge TV and a lot of people gathered to try out the Augmented Reality game with Angry Birds , a virtual dance off with Timomatic or see a Kangaroo take directions from a virtual voice, this virtual Augmented Reality was powered by the Xbox Kinect and was organized to promote the Nokia Lumia in Melbourne. I was told the event started off at 9:00 AM and will be up and running till 7:00 PM , I strolled in at around 2:15 or so. There was a small gathering there , mainly kids waiting to have a crack at the Angry Birds and have a dancing session with Timomatic.
AFAIK Nokia is the only OEM that has done something like this to promote their Windows Phone lineup and being a WinPhan I wanted to see what they would do here in Melbourne. Read on to see what were my thought about this promotional event by Nokia.
With CES2012 now over, you would think there would be no more announcements from Nokia and Microsoft. This however does not stop the rumour mill from turning. The latest Nokia news spreading the net is of the AT&T exclusive handset, The Nokia Lumia 900, will be released on other networks by Q4 2012 (some claim Q2 2012) and it will sport a spanking new 12 megapixel rear camera, which is nice… (Note: the Lumia 800 only has 8 megapixel camera and the AT&T Lumia 900 only has an 8 megapixel camera too.)
I have been waiting on more info regarding the 20 game EA and Nokia exclusive deal, I am happy to tell you that there are now 27 announced Nokia Lumia exclusive games coming our way in the coming months. The exclusivity is no doubt to be free to all Lumia owners with paid versions after an exclusivity period (a few weeks at a guess). The YouTube video that user WindowsPhone uploaded, has now been made private and therefore removed from public view.