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So, of course Nokia would be working on a smartwatch of their own. They have had smart necklaces, armbands, pretty much everything, and of course everyone else is doing it. Now we get to see a working prototype, which looks quite interesting.
Dr Kent Lyons, who worked on developing the Nokia smartwatch concept above, codenamed Nokia ‘Facet’, sent Engadget a video of the smartwatch in action, and it looks quite interesting to say the least. The device uses 6 different facets, basically it has six screens that can be removed to work on their own, attached to the dedicated armband to use as a weird smartwatch or whatever you wish to do with it, it seems. Each screen can run a different application or task, so theoretically you could browse tweets, while making an appointment on your calendar and sending a quick email while replying to a text.
Of course if it ever makes it to the open market, which is highly unlikely to happen, it would cost pretty much the same as or more than a Samsung Galaxy Gear. So, the choice is simple, buy a Pebble…
Nokia and the University of Southampton has teamed up to create an ubercool new proof-of-concept showing that in the near future, gadget freaks may be able to charge their devices by using the power of lightning.
Researchers from Nokia and the University of Southampton have created some ground-breaking new technology that would allow pretty much anyone to make use of the humongous current that lightning generates during thunderstorms. The fantastic proof-of-concept shows how natural occuring lightning it used to generate a current small enough to charge a simple mobile phone, in this case the Nokia Lumia 925, which just happens to be made out of metal. The idea is most certainly something radically different from what others are up to and may bring a new meaning to the term “wireless charging.”
It seems like Nokia and the Indian government’s constant squabbles are getting all the more serious after a heavy hearted letter sent earlier this year has surfaced. Written by Nokia, to the Indian government, the letter sees the Finns calling India their “least favourable market,” despite the market being one of the company’s top markets in terms of feature phone sales.
Nokia has threatened to abandon India in favour of China, shifting all of their large factories over to China. The company’s facilities in India has seen some raids in recent times over an apparent unpaid tax bill totalling over half a billion dollars. “A holistic view is needed to understand the big picture and to ensure that possible short term benefits of aggressively changed fiscal policies do not override long term policies to develop Indian economy, create growth and jobs by attracting investments into India with predictable business environment as has been done in the past … It is very important that the Indian government corrects quickly these surprising actions of individual tax authorities against Nokia to restore the trust of Nokia and other multinational companies in India as a good place of business,” Nokia was quoted as saying.
Whether or not the company leaves the Indian market, consumers won’t be drastically affected by the moves, but India will most certainly not be getting devices too soon after their global launches anymore…
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has barely gone on sale in the US and Amazon has already started offering discounts on the Finns’ first Windows Phone device that features the company’s industry leading 41MP camera sensor.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 first launched on AT&T a few weeks ago with a hefty $299 price tag, when signing a two-year contract that is. Amazon, who have offered plenty discounts on devices before, none this early after a launch though, has discounted the Nokia Lumia 1020 by $50, making it $249, upon signing a two-year contract with AT&T of course. Buyers are offered all the officially available colour options which is yellow, black and white.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has started going on sale in select markets already with the UK possibly joining in on the fun in September according to O2.
If you still have a soft spot for goo ‘ol Yahoo! then you’re in for a surprise, the struggling search company is set to unveil a new logo next month to usher in a new era of Yahoo! The new logo will incorporate the new brand that has seen a lot of restructuring and loads of acquisitions since Marissa Mayer took over last year.
The new Yahoo logo will apparently still feature the same old purple hues and the exclamation mark at the end, but will serve as a new identity for the company that has faced a lot of competition from Google and Microsoft’s Bing. The company has shut down a lot of its services, added a bunch of new ones and notably redesigned quite a few, keeping Flickr in mind. Let’s not forget their acquisitions in the last year, including the recent Rockmelt purchase and most importantly Tumblr, all of which apparently to get new talent into the company as they try to take back the markets they were once popular in.
Yahoo will apparently show off a different version of their current logo each day on a selection of their sites and services, with the new version finally being unveiled on September 5th, when the whole world’s eyes are on Samsung and other company’s new offerings.
Remember a while ago when Microsoft lost a trademark dispute over its naming of the Metro UI? Well, call it Deja Vu, but they’ve done it again. The company’s popular cloud storage platform, SkyDrive, will see its name being changed in the near future after losing a trademark dispute with British Sky Broadcasting over the SkyDrive name.
A court has ruled in favour of BSkyB over a trademark dispute with Microsoft over the Redmond giant’s use of the SkyDrive name for their popular cloud storage platform. Microsoft has been granted an undisclosed period of time after which they will have to change the SkyDrive name to something else in order to not infringe on BSkyB’s trademark. The internet has gone in a new naming frenzy with a popular name on The Verge being ‘BallmerDrive’ which obviously takes a stab at Microsoft’s CEO, but more likely suggestions include Bing Drive and XBox Drive, but of course in the end it will be up to Redmond’s top brass to make the final call.
It remains to be seen what the new name will be as well as how smooth a transition it will be from SkyDrive. Of course there is going to be a few confused souls running around. Sadly, Microsoft has no immediate plans to appeal the judgement, so change is imminent.
After months and months of constant bickering by Windows Phone users, and the use of a magnitude of different unofficial Instagram clients such as Instance and Hipstamatic’s Oggl, Instagram has started striking back at users who make use of unofficial Instagram clients by deleting such users’ uploads.
The move, albeit to combat spam uploads, has resulted in an outcry by Windows Phone users who have been crying for several months, begging the company to release a Windows Phone application. Nokia has even had a campaign in which they tried to bully Instagram into creating an official Instagram for Windows Phone application through #2InstaWithLove which failed miserably. Instagram has started deleted uploads by users that use unofficial Instagram clients, of which several are Windows Phone applications such as the popular Instance. Instagram officially noted that the deletions were caused by a change in their APIs that have been made to combat spam uploads on the service, all unofficial offerings seems to have been affected.
Instance’s creator, Daniel Gary, has taken to Twitter to calm disgruntled users down and promising a fix soon with the possibility of refunds being offered to users who purchased the application for their devices. Best to get an iPhone or Android device then, hey?
Nokia finally announced their new Nokia Lumia 925, an updated version of the Nokia Lumia 925 that sees a complete overhaul to the appearance of the device. It did come with a few surprises too though.
Nokia has successfully kept the Nokia Lumia 925 under wraps for quite some time, but with its official launch tomorrow, it was just a matter of time before EVLeaks revealed it to the world.