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World’s Most Popular Windows Phone To Have A Successor!

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gsmarena_001 (1)The Nokia Lumia 520 set a benchmark in the sales of  Windows Phone around the world by delivering the WP experience at a price point that was so unbeatable.

Confirmed specifications of the Lumia 530 aren’t available at this time, but  guesses based on the image above say that the  Lumia 530 will sport a 4.3″ display. That’s a slight bump from the 4.0″ (800 x 480 pixels) display of the Lumia 520.

You still do not get a front-facing camera, the capacitive buttons are not replaced by on-screen ones marking the inclusion of Windows Phone 8.1 onboard. When it comes to the price, we think Microsoft shall play safe by keeping it in the same competitive range.

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May 29th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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T-Mobile Is Bringing The Lumia 530 To The US!

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lumia-525-colorsPhones that great smartphones have proved that they are surviving because they are champions in an all new category – the best value for money, and there is no doubt the Lumia 530 is a great phone when it comes to that.

According to @evleaks, T-Mobile will end up carrying the Lumia 530. That’s something really weird because last year the carrier had its own 520 variant, the 521; if we’re indeed looking at the 530 , not some disguised version of the same phone, and this could mean interesting, new hardware.

However, we shall keep our chances since Nokia usually targets the Asia-Pacific with their value for money phones first and not the US, let’s see if its a renamed phone or something really new!

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May 24th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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Moto E Vs Lumia 520 : Battle Of The Low Cost Aggressives!

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Moto-E-vs.-Nokia-Lumia-520-1Motorola and Nokia both have had majority of their sales recorded thanks to their mighty and aggressive mid-rangers, namely the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Motorola Moto E.

So if you find yourself in a situation between  one and the other, which one should you go for? Let’s make it simple for you :

Camera :

5 MP (FF)  Vs  5 MP(AF)

The Camera on the Motorola Moto E as well as the Nokia Lumia 520 max out at a resolution of 5MP which is not bad considering that flagships that can pull off the game at 4 MP, that said both lack superior optics and would rather just get the job done. The Lumia has a lens that can focus on near as well as fat objects but the Moto E simply fails at macro shots.  They aren’t worse but you shouldn’t expect these phones to be anything more than utility snappers.

Processor :

1.2 GHz Dual Core Vs 1 GHz Dual Core

 

Both, the Moto E and the Lumia 520 have the Dual-core Snapdragon 200 CPU with Adreno 305 on-board. That said, performance on both is on-par since Windows Phone doesn’t really break a sweat even on super low end hardware. The same amount of fluidity is observed on both the devices with the Moto E just getting an ever so slightly edge due to it’s higher clock speed.

RAM:

1GB Vs 500MB

There is a major difference in the RAM department and hence one would think it would be a decision making point, right? Nope, Android KitKat 4.4.2 on the Moto E is more optimized for low end hardware than ever, that said, then too the Android OS takes up 500MB of RAM leaving the rest for User apps most of the time. On the other hand WP 8 can swiftly breeze through the OS with user apps in memory even at 512MB.

Display:

4.3″ Vs 4″

There is no confusion here, the Moto E has a bigger and higher resolution display and it needs so, Windows Phone has bigger and clear tiles and it doesn’t need so many more pixels, none of them disappoint, but the Moto E is definitely better .

Battery :

1,980 mAh Vs 1,430 mAh

Motorola Moto E takes the crown over here too, the bigger 1980 mAh battery adds a significant amount of longevity to the Moto E.

Conclusion :

By now the Moto E has been ahead of the already proven Lumia 520. This does mean that the Motorola Moto E has marked itself as the best value budget phone in the sub $150 USD category. Add a couple of features like the Splash Proof body and a Front Facing speaker, and you won’t find yourself in much of a confusion to choose between the two.

Even if you have been tied up in the WP ecosystem, all the apps are available on Android and some of them work even better (Yes, even Whatsapp! )

 

 

Written by Chintan Vithlani

May 22nd, 2014 at 4:56 pm

$99 Windows Phone Saves Policeman’s Life!

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Lumia_520_Brazil_PoliceNokia’s handsets have been dubbed in a million different ways as an indestructible shield, starting with the unforgettable Nokia 3310  that did save a man’s life by taking a bullet head on.

But those were the times when hardware actually was “hard” to break. With a $99 Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520, one can’t expect the same, right? Turns out Nokia is still bundling some muscle with this phone. A Nokia Lumia 520 helped save a Brazilian policeman’s life.

An off-duty cop found out an ongoing robbery in his parents house and was even shot at several times, one of which was dodged by him and other taken by the Lumia 520 in his back pocket. Well, even after this WP is the second most popular OS in Brazil!

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May 5th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

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Windows Phone 8.1 Announced, This Is The New Home Screen!

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10172649_697408930295453_1140676339_nImage Courtesy : The Verge

So at this Build 2014 conference, Joe Belfiore took the stage with the announcement of Windows Phone 8.1, while this article is being written, the conference continues, but here is a quick look at some new enhancements :

Joe Belfiore took the stage to get us started, announcing two new hardware partners, Micromax and Prestigio. Action center is a palace where users will not only see notifications, but can take a detailed look at phone status, including Dual SIM settings including custom quick toggles.

Also no more dealing with just plain solid colors as Live tile backgrounds, users can now select their picture to make live tiles more personal.

A more rumored feature for voice assistance called “Cortana” now officially makes it’s appearance. Users can access it using the search button while the Cortana learns from the “notebook” which holds your personal information. Cortana will be available as a Beta software in the US only and would be further made available after a series of tweaks in time.

Which feature excites you the most?

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April 2nd, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Windows Phone 8.1 Available For Preview Next Week?!

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WP8MeetMatchAs we speak we are just days away from Microsoft’s Conference where the company is expected to announce the next major iteration of Windows Phone – WP 8.1.

Just like everytime a new version is expected for release, developers get exclusive access to try it out, so supposedly, Microsoft will begin the Developer Preview Program for WP8.1 on April 10, a week from Thursday. This would give Windows Phone users with App Studio accounts the ability to install WP8.1 before the release of any formal updates from OEMs.

We would still like OEMs to post schedules for updates but till then in the meantime, the developer access is our best bet to getting our hands on.

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March 31st, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Nokia Lumia 530 Rumoured, Another Extremely Affordable WP?

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Nokia-Lumia-525-becomes-officialNokia’s flaghsips might not be able to catch up the way the Lumia 520 has sold worldwide, it’s clear that people like what they are getting at a lower price.

Nokia has, in recent times, been banking upon the same strategy they used to boost Windows Phone sales, to get their Nokia X sailing, but they now think it’s time to the 520 gets an upgrade. We don’t have any specs listed with the news, and either ways specs don’t matter here since this device is supposed to still be an entry level phone, this time maybe an upgrade in the OS itself, Windows Phone 8.1 maybe?

Are you interested in an entry level Lumia?

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March 18th, 2014 at 5:35 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’s Voice Assistant Cortana Looks Like This!

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cortana-tvThere’s a lot to look forward to in the coming release of Windows Phone 8.1,one of the highlights being the Cortana voice-powered search, which is Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now.

 A key part of Cortana is its ability to save information and data in a Notebook system. Notebook will allow the Cortana digital assistant to access information such as location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information. Instead of a Halo-style 3D avatar, Cortana will be represented by a pair of spinning blue circles.

Yes, you can also make Cortana speak your real name, and by “Master Chef”, just dont get it to your head though *wink*

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March 3rd, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Nokia X Now Runs Google Launcher, Play Store! Excited Now?!

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nokia-x-googleRecently news of XDA folks porting over the Apps from the Nokia X to generic Android phones made rounds, today, it’s vice-versa!

Today we see a Nokia X handset running Google apps including the Google launcher and the Google Play Store. Android is crazy flexible as we know it, with some good amount of developer support, devices that forked, can fly!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

March 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 am