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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Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft
Sep10

Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft

Since buying Nokia’s devices and services division earlier in the year, Microsoft has been ripping the company up. First Redmond pulled the plug on feature phones, saying it would stop making them within 18 months, than it ditched Nokia’s early steps into Android, and now Microsoft has decided it will stop using the Nokia name altogether. According to reports today, the Lumia 730 and 830 launched last week will be the last to also...

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Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget
Sep04

Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget

Microsoft had a ready-made company on its hands when it bought Nokia’s mobile devices division earlier this year. That’s why Redmond has been able to just carry on as normal, releasing Nokia’s Lumia devices as if the company never came under new ownership. The latest arrived today at IFA, the Nokia Lumia 830, as Microsoft’s latest mid-range addition to the Windows Phone 8 market. Microsoft is pushing the 830 as an affordable way to...

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Lumia “Selfie” Tease for Microsoft September 4th Event
Sep01

Lumia “Selfie” Tease for Microsoft September 4th Event

With Apple's event coming up later this month on the 9th it's easy to forgot that Microsoft has an event coming up on the 4th. The rumor is that this event introducing the Microsoft Lumia 730/735 with it's key feature being a 5mp front facing camera. The above invitation that they sent out seems to confirm this rumor. Rumored specs for this device are as follows: 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack display Quad-core Snapdragon processor 1 GB of...

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Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?
Aug27

Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?

  Being a Nokia user since the mid-nineties I am trying to wait patiently to figure out what Nokia's next smartphone move will be in mid 2015/early 2016  when the company is completely free of its Microsoft contract. So I posed the question to Nokia Via Twitter and they responded.   As you can see from above they claim that they will be making Windows Phone devices when they can start making their own smartphones again. However...

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Microsoft Lumia 830 next to the Lumia 930
Aug25

Microsoft Lumia 830 next to the Lumia 930

Microsoft is holding a press event at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 4th and the company has confirmed it will be launching at least one new smartphone. In fact, there are likely to be two new handsets rolled out, the "selfie" oriented Lumia 730 and the camera focused Lumia 830. The latter of those devices has shown up again today in a render that puts it shoulder to shoulder with the Lumia 930. The Lumia 930 was once known...

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