The AT&T Nokia Lumia 830 WILL have Qi wireless charging
Oct29

The AT&T Nokia Lumia 830 WILL have Qi wireless charging

There where some questions on if there was going to wireless charging on the AT&T version of  new Nokia Lumia 830 and if so what type of wireless charging.  Previous devices have came that have come with Qi wireless charging in the past have had it removed by AT&T .  There are two types of wireless charging Qi and PMA....AT&T is on board with the PMA standard which isn't used by default on Lumia devices.  This  made the...

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Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales
Oct27

Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales

When the news broke officially that Microsoft was rebranding all of its Nokia Lumia devices "Microsoft Lumia" it made me wonder how this move would affect sales. After all, while Nokia wasn't the hottest name plate out there it still had a good reputation for building quality devices. Plus no matter what device you use now there is a good chance that you owned a Nokia device in the past and it served you well. On the other hand when...

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Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding
Oct24

Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding

Yesterday’s news that Microsoft is axing the Nokia branding for Lumia smartphones ended months of speculation, but also left a lot of questions unanswered. Microsoft has used a Nokia Conversations blogpost to explain many of those questions. When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since...

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Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In
Oct22

Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In

Ever since the buyout of Nokia's handset division by Microsoft we knew this day was coming...The day where Microsoft would kill the Nokia branding in favor of their own.  That day is here all Facebook user of any Nokia account woke up to this message this morning. In the next few days you’ll receive a message directly from Facebook about this page changing name. We're about to become Microsoft Lumia! Watch this space for more news...

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Nokia HERE Maps now available on Android
Oct21

Nokia HERE Maps now available on Android

Nokia’s HERE Maps is one of the better alternatives to Google Maps and even comes with some features that Google’s effort lacks. Recently Nokia announced HERE Maps for select Samsung Galaxy smartphones through the Korean company’s Galaxy Store. That was the first step to a wider Android roll out and today Nokia has confirmed that HERE Maps is now available for the wider Android user base. The app is not currently on the Google Play...

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Here Maps Now on Android Devices
Oct08

Here Maps Now on Android Devices

It has been a while coming but Nokia's Here maps has finally hit Android devices.  For those of you not familiar with Here Maps it is a very capable mapping system that runs much more then smartphones it also runs stand alone GPS devices.  However the reason most user love it so much is offline maps.    This means data savings when you are in signal range and still getting navigation services when you are out of signal range...

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