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Trousers That Charge Your Lumia!

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gsmarena_001On a scale of 1 to 10, how cool do you think it is if your phone charged everytime you put it in your pocket? If you think this is something that you want, then read on.

A fashion designer took this task up with the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate. A. Sauvage worked with Nokia to create the “smart trousers” as part of his Modern Man collection. This stylish piece of clothing will charge your Lumia or any phone compatible with the wireless charging tech inside Microsoft’s charger.

The thing is that this is not just a proof of concept, this is a real thing and you’ll be able to buy these on Amazon real soon. Excited  or are regular pants good enough?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

June 18th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Microsoft Wants You To Wear Their Windows Smartwatch!

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Microsoft-Smart-WatchEvery tech giant we know off is playing hard to lead the smartwatch game, agreed not all have a product in the market yet, but they have created a lot of buzz and continuously teased something new that is coming.

We had no news about Microsoft participating in this segment, until now. New leaks suggest that the company is working on a wrist based wearable running on a custom version of Windows. It is allegedly being built to compliment the curves of your hand and wont be carrying a high resolution display by any means.

GearLive refers to the device as “the Surface watch,” and reports that it has a similar interface as the current line of Microsoft products.

Are you excited for this product, would you like it if you had Xbox connect gaming capabilities?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

June 10th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Facebook Messenger For Windows Phone – Now Available!

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Facebook-Messenger-Windows-PhoneMicrosoft had promised a Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone at MWC, and making good on its promise, the official chat client is now available for download.

With the app you can now read messages without opening the app, send and receive photos, stickers, basically everything that you can do with any other Facebook messenger. With the addition of this one, but essential client, the app-gap has become even smaller. However, to have this one, you must be running Windows Phone 8.

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March 5th, 2014 at 8:39 am

Microsoft To Keep The Lumia Name For 10 Years,But Doubtful Of Nokia!

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8-Microsoft_V2_610x458Nokia put up quite a show at MWC this year and it did manage to keep the curiosity of the masses alive till the announced the X line of devices.

As quoted by an interviewer at CNET ” He(Greg Sullivan) confirmed that Lumia as a brand would continue under Microsoft, but refused to confirm whether the Nokia name would survive on phones too. But a Microsoft spokesperson has since told me that the handset division of Nokia will continue to make phones under Microsoft, phones with Nokia logos on”

Microsoft’s acquisition of the finish phone manufacturer is due to complete in the first quarter of 2014 after which there will be a definitive answer to Nokia’s fate!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 26th, 2014 at 4:53 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

Nokia’s Android Phone Will Be Unveiled At MWC!

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nokia-normandy-ui-2The Wall Street Journal confirms in a new report that Nokia is going to release an Android-powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress later this month.

The phone is allegedly tailored in such a way that it wont promote some essential stuff that is incorporated by Google, basically a forked version of Android. Instead of traditional Google apps like GMail and Maps, it will have here maps and apps from Nokia and Microsoft. This Nokia X / Normandy as it’s codenamed, has been rumored since the longest time possible and ever since then it has been leaked till the actual phone with it’s UI was leaked recently.

Are you excited for this Nokia built Android Phone?!

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February 11th, 2014 at 5:04 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

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