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Nokia Shares A Wearable, But This Ain’t No Smartwatch!

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nokia-skirt-2After Smartphones, the tech industry is busy in the quest of mastering the next big thing. There have been wrist bands, smartwatches, glasses and fitness trackers that stick to different parts of your body – even inside socks!

By now we are all expecting the Apple iWatch this year with the second iteration of Galaxy Gear and a possible Google watch too. The campaign made by Nokia here is to send across this message that having a Lumia is in fashion. This is the work of  the designers at Fyodor Golan and Kin, who fashioned a one-of-a-kind skirt out of thirty-five Lumia 1520 phablets.

Well, so this is how Nokia wants to display the love of Smartphones, it wont be hitting any market soon, but it’s definitely eye catchy.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 16th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Nokia Paints It’s Social Accounts Green, Teasing Android?!

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nokia-green-fb-pageWe all know the color of Nokia is blue, deep blue, but that is not what you’ll see if you visit any of it’s social media properties i.e. Facebook & Twitter.

We all know that Nokia X/Normandy is the upcoming device that is ever since it’s inception rumored to run a forked version of Android. Leaks following do hint that there are chances that Nokia is just around the corner to launch this phone to the world.

A few weeks ago Nokia sent journalists a mysterious invite for a press event it will hold during MWC. The invite was to meet Nokia “under the tree” and of course since leaves are (generally) green, the invite had lots of green on it.

Let us know what you think about this, is just a co-incidence or a well planned and timely move?!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Woah ! Microsoft To Bring Android Apps To Windows!

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satya-nadella-560Of all the difficulties that Microsoft is facing with Windows Mobile, the app deficiency is the most alarming one and the most challenging to overcome.

A recent rumor that first surfaced on The Verge said that Sources familiar with Microsoft’s suggest that the company is seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone. While some analysts report that this might mean that Windows Phone can run almost all apps, it could also mean that Microsoft would near the death of Windows Phone.

Have we heard about something similar in the past?! Yes, Blackberry back in the day had decided to boost their BlackBerry 10 platform by enabling support of Android apps but it did not really turn any heads towards the company.

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February 12th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Is This The Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center?!

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wpactioncenter560pxMicrosoft is apparently preparing its first major upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 and on of the most essential features that it lacked – a notification center is now shown off in leaked screenshots.

In the first screenshot, the Notification Center, or “Action Center” as Microsoft is labelling it, is shown when you take a short swipe from the top of the screen.This will display various toggles or shortcuts. Toast notifications are shown off in the second image.

Are you excited for this major upgrade to arrive on your phone, do you think Microsoft has delayed it enough?!

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February 9th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Microsoft Offers Nokia Lumia 1020 / 1520 For Free Under Exchange!

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lumia-1020-durabilityIf you are using an Apple iPhone 4s or you have an Apple iPhone 4 lying around then you just got lucky! Also if you have a Galaxy SII from Samsung you better get excited.

Nokia is really taking advantage of customers waiting for newer iteration of these devices and pulling customers to the Windows Phone ecosystem with this marketing trick. If you trade in your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or Galaxy S2, you can get a free Nokia Lumia 1020or Nokia Lumia 1520 device from Microsoft.

Things to note though : Both the phones are offered on AT&T’s network and need a two year contract or upgrade.

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February 6th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Boom! Nokia X/Normandy To Be Part Of Asha Line-Up!

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normandy-renderIn some very exciting as well as depressing news for Lumia fanboys, well the Nokia Normandy would not be a Lumia running Android but rather an Asha device.

This is basically what an unnamed Senior Nokia India Executive unveiled, under the condition that his identity should be not unveiled further disclosing that this phone would be available in India from March. For obvious reasons, this phone seems to be built for emerging markets like India.

Are you excited for this Asha running forked-Android!?

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February 3rd, 2014 at 5:33 pm

KitKat On Nokia’s Android Based Phone,Confirmed!?

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Nokia-XThere is absolutely not a single day that passes by without a rumor of Nokia’s code named Normandy. The latest leak by TheGioididong.com suggest some interesting specs of the phone, says it would running Android KitKat.

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There appeared to be small window while they uploaded the above which taken down shortly after.The phone is expected to feature a 4-inch display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, powered by a lowly 1GHz dual-core CPU (probably a Snapdragon 200 chip). 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card fill out the flash memory column of the spec sheet.

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January 28th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Dual-Booting Android And WP, Now A Reality,Almost!

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bluebirdThe BM180 from the Korean manufacturer Bluebird mght not excite you when you read it until you come across this : “Dual booting Android and WP”.

Back in early 2013 there were rumours of Microsoft encouraging OEMs to push Windows Phone by enabling it to exist alongside another operating system so users can jump back and forth. While back then it was a far fetched dream, there is one very strong contender attempting just that.

The BM 180 is based on WP8, and looks and feels a lot like it, but with an industry focus, rather than being intended for personal use. That means it isn’t ready to be your daily driver as we speak. Also we are sceptical about how quick the switching would be so let’s just hang around till someone figures it out in a better way.

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January 18th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Nokia’s Normandy Phone Looks Like A WP – Asha Mashup!

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BeG-LEfCAAI58o7.png-largeThere is almost no day that passes by without a new leak of this Nokia Normandy smartphone which is making headlines for one sole reason because it is expected to be – Nokia’s first Android smartphone.

Very strong rumours say that the UI above is a forked version of Android like the one on the Amazon Kindle Fire line of tablets but that doesn’t convince us enough. Everything else looks the Asha OS just got a facelift. There are a lot of apps out there from Skype to Vine and even BBM and Viber that makes us think again, what really is the Normandy!?

It is expected to launch on February 25th so keep your fingers crossed Android fanboys.

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January 16th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

A Sony Windows Phone This Year!?

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sony-sign-wdAt this point Microsoft has a lot of questions yet unanswered that would decide the Windows Phone fate. We do know that Nokia – Microsoft now being one could mean that there is one big question- Will Microsoft encourage other OEMs to use their OS tp compete against their own manufacturing?

A Source says that Microsoft is in talk with Sony to push WP on their hardware . While at this point it might mean starting from scratch, Microsoft wants this to happen and would like to take the pain to get this sorted as soon as possible.

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January 2nd, 2014 at 4:57 pm