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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?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Nokia Could Have Two Androids In Works Beyond The X!

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normandy-leak-jan-13We all are THIS close to Nokia’s announcement of the Nokia codenamed Normandy and man these leaks! Come Monday, that handset should take its place on stage for the world to see, but a new rumor suggests that it could be just the tip of the iceberg, and Nokia may have a pair of additional Android-based smartphones still in development.

The issue is though, as much as we want these rumors to turn true, we don’t know how much the base Nokia X is true, again, all we can say is keep your fingers crossed for this event!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 22nd, 2014 at 5:13 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?!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 11th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

New Lumia 630 Would Bring Dual-SIM to Windows Phone!?

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630-shotevleaks on a spree of leaking new Windows Phone tips and now we have a rumour with a photo to back it up. The Lumia 630/635 codenamed “Moneypenny” would bring Dual-SIM support to Windows Phone alongwith alleged On-Screen buttons.

Based on the network indicators, we think both SIMs could be active simultaneously. Nokia has its eyes set on developing markets, and giving those users this sort of flexibility may be key to winning many over.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 24th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Windows Phone 8.1 Features Leaked!

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PhoneHeroThe Verge claims they have got their hands on some exclusive Windows Phone 8.1 news and that there are 2 prune features to look for in the upcoming release.

New quick settings are exposed by a short swipe from the top, and a longer swipe will display a full notification history in current beta versions of Windows Phone 8.1. Both additions address some highly requested features in Windows Phone. Another key feature in the upcoming 8.1 update is the inclusion of “Cortana,” a personal digital assistant.

 

These two highly anticipated updates could make Windows Phone popular in the near future. It is currently being tested by officials at Microsoft and would be out by April 2014.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 16th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Windows Phone 9 To Launch Next Year, Could Ditch Metro UI!

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lumia-1520-1Eltar Murtazin has been at the source of a lot of rumours that have been stirring up recently. He claims that Windows Phone 9 will launch sometime in the second half of next year, and that its arrival will signal the end of RT as a separate platform.

Also more interesting is the fact that he suggests that the next version of Windows Phone has something special, that special treatment is no Metro UI.

That makes us think that if these Live Tiles – which are an identity and an Integral part of Windows Phone OS, wont be anymore then what would the functionality be like?

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 12th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

This is Nokia’s Android Phone : Report

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This Phone, codenamed the Normady was rumoured to be the missing link between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT .This did give us a lot of hope and now the news gets even more exciting considering  another anonymous tip the media is relying on.

Many of us were hoping and even speculating that Nokia at some point should consider Android as it’s OS for its amazing hardware. The Verge sources claim that the Normandy is a new breed of low-end phones from Nokia based on a tweaked version of Android “that’s not aligned with Google’s own version”. Consider this to be something like Amazon’s heavily skinned version of Android on their Kindles.

Android or not, this Normandy is expected to launch sometime next year so stay tuned.

Source : TheVerge

Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 11th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Oh look, a Nokia smartwatch that Microsoft is likely to kill!

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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…

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 17th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Nokia charges a Lumia 925 with lightning!

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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.”

Written by Dion Guillaume

September 27th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Nokia may leave India in favour of Chinese

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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…

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 24th, 2013 at 8:16 am