Nokia’s Lumia 925 handset is the first in the Lumia line to feature a metal body, something that some feared would result in issues with its antenna and reception. Addressing those concerns, Nokia has posted a rundown of its antenna design in a blog post today, discussing the steps taken to ensure antenna performance and
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A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year’s Google I/O and BlackBerry Live — yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn’t have any truly new hardware for us, it’s started up its own on-demand music service, gave us more details on Google Glass, redesigned its Maps and, well, it was a very long keynote. Join us after the break for a numerical breakdown of that and the rest of the week’s big news.
Nokia’s Smart Devices Chief On Instagram, Android, Phablets & The Continued Lack Of A 41MP PureView Lumia
Nokia has added another device to its burgeoning Lumia portfolio of smartphones today, with the introduction of the Lumia 925: a sleek, PureView-branded handset that will be its first flagship on T-Mobile U.S. At today’s London launch, Nokia executive VP of smart devices, Jo Harlow, sat down with TechCrunch to field a few questions.
Nokia Lumia 920 users tempted by the improved lens of the Lumia 925 and the new Windows Phone’s broader ISO support should probably hold off before they trade in, with Nokia’s photograpy chief Juha Alakarhu promising an incoming update will significantly narrow the gap between the phones. While all eyes are on the new Lumia
In the US, you’ll be able to pick up the just-announced Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. In T-Mobile’s press release it lists all the specs of Nokia’s 4.5-inch device, but no details on pricing or release date.
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If you’re looking for details, you might be disappointed. We don’t know much about the alleged Nokia Lumia 925 pictured above, other than its rumored codename: Catwalk. We probably don’t have too much longer to wait for a full spec list, however, with the company hosting a launch event in London tomorrow. The relatively low-resolution press shot posted by @evleaks on Twitter shows a Windows phone with styling typical of the Lumia series. There does seem to be a slight taper toward the face of the device and we can report the headphone jack appears to be on the top edge. Otherwise, we’re as in the dark as you are. But just stay patient — all will be revealed tomorrow.
Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 928, its Windows Phone 8 smartphone for Verizon, and the device it has been steadily teasing over the past week. Packing a 4.5-inch OLED display and an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera, along with Verizon LTE 4G support, the Lumia 928 also has three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones for better audio recording. It’ll
Nokia has teased its next camera-centric Lumia, running a promo campaign on UK television this weekend for the “EOS” Windows Phone 8 handset it is expected to officially unveil on Tuesday, May 14. The commercial, which focused on the dual-LED flash of the new smartphone, as well as what looks to be its slightly protruding
Another day, another string to the Nokia Lumia 928‘s bow, and the slow Finnish drip of information ahead of the new Windows Phone’s release now turns to the optical image stabilization (OIS) on the 8.7-megapixel camera. Anti-shake during still photo framing and video recording is one of the features most praise on the Lumia 920,
AT&T customers who took the plunge on Nokia’s Lumia 900 have had to sit idly by and watch Windows Phone 8 supercede the software loaded on their own devices, but they’ll soon be able to experience at least part of what WP8 brings to the table. Nokia announced earlier today via Twitter that the Windows Phone 7.8 update is not available to owners of the one-time AT&T flagship.
Nokia is teasing the Lumia 928 — a phone it has not officially announced yet, despite all the leaks, rumours and, er, magazine ads — in a camera comparison video posted on its U.S. website. All this teasing smells like a new strategy for Nokia to try to manufacture a little hype for the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 flagship, which is apparently heading to Verizon.
Nokia’s worst-kept-secret in Windows Phone, the Lumia 928, may not be officially announced, but that hasn’t stopped the company from pitting it against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in a low-light camera test. The Finns still aren’t mentioning the Lumia 928 by name – though the video comparison is at the Lumia 928
Now that the Lumia 928′s mere existence is official, Nokia’s posted a video comparing its footage-shooting chops against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light conditions. The folks in Espoo also revealed that the handset will be toting an 8.7-megapixel camera, matching the Lumia 920. Naturally, the film showcases just what PureView tech, paired with a Carl Zeiss lens and proprietary OIS can do. After letting the 928′s footage do the talking for roughly 50 seconds, Elop and Co. turn to side-by-side comparison shots, pointing out better color saturation, sharper image focus and less noise. Head past the break to catch the shootout in its entirety, and get a sense of deja vu.
So, print is the new digital. At least when it comes to Verizon’s imminent — and now
surely fully acknowledged — Lumia 928. The billboard spotted over the weekend enthused about the camera, but told us little else. This magazine spread spotted in Vanity Fair, however has a few more details. As hinted at, we can expect PureView goodness (though we’re guessing a-la 920, rather than the 808), plus a Carl Zeiss lens and Nokia’s proprietary OIS. As for the rest of the phone, well, that’s still largely under wraps, we’ll just have to wait until the next print run — or not.
Update: The Nokia link in the advert is now live, at least enough to show an official image.
The next couple months are gearing up to be pretty busy, and Nokia’s joining the fun with a press event on May 14th. The Finnish company is putting out a rather hefty teaser to get us intrigued, stating that the Nokia Lumia story continues, and we’ll get to “see what’s next.” The timing of this new device is rather curious, given the fact that the flagship Lumia phones typically get shown off later in the fall. Is this the rumored 41MP PureView Windows Phone we’ve been hoping for ever since the 808 came out? Perhaps we’ll see the Lumia 928 that we hear is supposed to hit Verizon in May (though London would be an odd and unlikely locale for a US-only handset unveiling). Could it simply be a lower-end device along the lines of the 520 or 620? We doubt that as well, but either way, we’ll be there to get the scoop as Mr. Elop (we’d expect) shows off the latest Windows Phone coming out of Espoo.
Nokia’s Lumia range is, depending on those you ask, either getting crowded or becoming more flexible, with the new Lumia 720 slotting in-between the 620 and the older 820. With its 4.3-inch screen adding up to a pocket-friendly size, the Lumia 720 makes a strong argument for the Windows Phone midrange. Still, we’ve already praised
It’s been a long time coming, but Verizon Wireless customers should soon have another high-end Windows Phone 8 device to lust after. After the handset was spotted both in both the FCC’s and Verizon’s systems, noted leaker @evleaks has come through yet again with a new image of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 (formerly known as the “Catwalk”).
We’ve heard about the Nokia Lumia 928 off-and-on this year, reporting early in March that the handset had surfaced in Verizon’s inventory log, having been placed nearly two months earlier than that on January 17. A couple months later, it was tipped that the Lumia 928 would have an aluminum body and some other googies.
How does a US carrier get around AT&T’s exclusivity of the Lumia 920? Why, it releases an exclusive of its own, of course. News of the Lumia 928 is probably familiar to many of you, which has been rumored (and spotted in inventory systems) as an upscale Windows Phone for Verizon. Now, things just got real, as @evleaks has just released the first glimpse of the Lumia 928, and adorned in black, we’re quite sure that Batman would approve. Naturally, Big Red’s branding adorns both the front and back of the device, but at least there’s a modicum of restraint. This being Nokia’s second Windows Phone outing on Verizon, we’re crossing our fingers that the phone was spared a beating with the ugly stick. We’ll reserve judgment until we can get our grubby mitts on one.
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)
We’ve some really unfortunate news to share with Lumia 810 owners who’d purchased the handset on T-Mobile’s word that a software update would enable LTE support. As it turns out, despite the Lumia 810′s hardware readiness and regulatory approval to access Band 4 LTE, that’s not going to happen — T-Mobile isn’t going to release the update. Sadly, this isn’t an April Fools’ prank. If you’re scratching your head about the revelation, you’re not alone. Representatives for the UnCarrier first revealed to us back in January that a software update would enable LTE functionality, which is a position that it’s maintained up through last week. As it stands, this leaves T-Mobile without an LTE offering for Windows Phone users, as the smartphone field is now limited to the Apple iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4. We’ve asked T-Mobile whether it might make concessions to those who purchased the Lumia 810 on good faith that an LTE software update would be released, but for the moment, you’ll need to find solace in the carrier’s speedy HSPA+ 42 network.
Those of you on contract with Verizon Wireless may be excited to hear that the Nokia Lumia 928 has been spotted on Verizon’s inventory log. The Lumia 928 has actually been placed there way back in January 17th, and it should be coming out sometime in the near future. Verizon’s customers have been waiting anxiously
This week at Mobile World Congress 2013 we’ve seen Nokia‘s own Lumia 820 and 520 getting their own custom casings (not just covers, that is) with the MakerBot Replicator 2 – live and in-action! While it was just this January when Nokia first released their own 3D case printing files for the Lumia 820, MakerBot
We know that Verizon is adding at least one more Nokia Lumia to its stable in the near future. However, there’s been little in tangible evidence to suggest just what’s coming to the carrier’s Windows Phone line. A purported leak to Phone Arena from Verizon’s internal product listings could help fill in that picture. It mentions a Lumia 928, and not much else — but Nokia’s naming customs immediately suggest that this will be Big Red’s rumored variant of the Lumia 920, which is currently limited to AT&T in the US. The device isn’t necessarily connected to the RM-860 we saw at the FCC, although it does support murmurs that Verizon wants at least some kind of improvement over the strictly middling Lumia 822. If the 928 is real, we’re mostly left wondering whether or not it will come quickly enough to remain relevant.
Via: My Nokia Blog
Source: Phone Arena
Nokia just tried to hustle a certain RM-914 model through the FCC, but thanks to an earlier glance at the Fed’s Indonesian counterpart POSTEL, we know we’re actually looking at the Lumia 520. As the Finnish outfit just announced, that model represents the new low-end of its Windows Phone 8 line, though it’s decently spec’d with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4-inch 800 x 480 IPS display and 1,430mAh battery. While eschewing LTE, the device will pack various WCDMA and HSPA+ frequencies for 3G, though in this case, we’re not looking at WCDMA 900 / 2100 bands, meaning it’s indeed a US model. Its next stop ought to be store shelves later this quarter — followed by your pocket, if the $ 183 or so WP8 handset rings your bell.
When it comes to gleaning very early details about new smartphones, one of the best places to discover references of new models is in ad network log files. This is exactly where Alan Mendelevich, who operates an ad network called Adduplex, discovered references to new Nokia Lumia smartphones. The man discovered references to four new
Here’s a spoiler: Nokia’s Lumia 620 is arguably the most balanced device in the company’s current line-up, and it makes a case for being the best mainstream smartphone on the market today. Excessive praise for a cheap Windows Phone? Perhaps, but when it comes to blending price, specifications, size, and flexibility, the Lumia 620 ticks
The Nokia Lumia 620 is an entry level Windows Phone 8 smartphone that puts a polished mobile computing experience in your pocket without breaking the bank or compromising usability with awfully underpowered hardware. Its performance beats plenty of budget Androids but the trade-off is far fewer apps.
According to the folks over at The Verge, Nokia is geared to provide Verizon with a flagship Lumia Windows Phone codenamed the Laser. The information is said to come from individuals who are familiar with Verizon and its 2013 plans. The device is said to be a version of the Lumia 920, and will be
If you liked the look of the previously India-bound Lumia 510 but live on the other side of the world, there’s now no need to fret. Nokia has just confirmed to Omio that they will be bringing their cheapest Windows Phone device to Blighty — although there’s no word yet on UK-specific pricing or willing carriers. The phone was priced up at $ 200 when announced, which will net you a humble 4-inch display and 800MHz processor. Retailer Phones 4U accidentally let the Windows Phone 7.8 slab slip out onto its coming soon page and although it’s already been erased, we’ve added some screen-grab proof after the break.
We knew that Huawei’s 4-inch Ascend W1 will be hitting the UK at some point this quarter, but the company is once again launching a new device in its home country first. Currently available in black at the official online store, this dual-core, WCDMA 900/2100-flavored W1 is priced at ¥1,599 or about $ 260, making it the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device you can get in China — probably something that will help address Huawei’s smartphone penetration problem. Better yet, placing an order now will knock ¥100 (about $ 16) off the order but only while stocks last, so interested buyers better start calling their pals in China soon, especially before they shut down for Chinese New Year early next month!
The title of cheapest WP8 device in China was previously held by Nokia’s ¥1,999 (about $ 320) Lumia 620, though in the US it is available for just $ 249. Given the bigger screen and battery, the W1 might be a better buy, but we shall reserve our final judgement until we get to play with it properly. Meanwhile, somewhere in Redmond, Steve Ballmer is closely observing with a massive grin.
Nokia only released its 3D printing files for the Lumia 820 casing yesterday, but it didn’t take long for the DIY community to get their hardware warmed up and spitting out custom shells. MakerBot unveiled their Replicator 2X 3D printer a few months back, and have wasted no time setting it to work producing husks
Nokia is embracing the 3D printing community by releasing files that will let smartphone users create their own custom shells.
Nokia has released the 3D printing files for its Lumia 820 interchangeable casings, allowing owners to create their own custom shells for the Windows Phone. The free 3D-printing Development Kit (or 3DK, as Nokia is calling it) comes with not only the raw files for 3D printers, but guidance on what materials could be used, tips
One of Nokia‘s biggest selling points for it’s flagship Lumia 920 smartphone is the PureView camera resting on the back of the device. It’s the first handset to feature optical image stabilization, enabling stable video recording and great low-light capabilities, and Nokia has said that an update for the camera, as well other software aspects
Folks, there’s a new entry-level handset on the market from Nokia, but no… it’s not a member of the Asha family. As expected, the Lumia 505 is now official in Mexico. The Windows Phone 7.8 handset combines a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) ClearBlack AMOLED display with an 8-megapixel rear shooter that captures video at a rather paltry VGA (640 x 480) resolution. Nokia is uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the chipset within, but it was previously tipped that a single-core 800MHz CPU is running the show. The Lumia 505 includes just 256MB of RAM — another sign of its low-end aspirations — along with 4GB of internal storage and a 1,300mAh battery. You’ll find quadband GSM support on this one, along with WCDMA access (topping out at 7.2Mbps HSDPA) over the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands. As if things weren’t official enough, the Lumia 505 is now sitting happily over at Telcel’s website. For the moment, neither pricing nor a release date have yet been established. Stay tuned, ya hear?
Windows Phone 7.8 (build 8858.12560) was leaked on Navifirm last night, making the upgrade available to Lumia 510, Lumia 800, and Lumia 900 users. This gives users quite a jump on the eventual official update, which isn’t slated to begin rolling out until “early 2013,” according to Microsoft. The update brings with it an ensemble
If you’re talking about the Microsoft mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 and you want to think about how it might survive the next few years, you’d better be thinking about how to get the newest version of the OS into customers hands for free – and Nokia’s doing just that. With the Nokia Lumia
Nokia said its new Lumia 620 handset is its most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone yet, priced $ 249 when bought without a contract.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, with a generously sized 4.3 inch screen. It packs 4G/LTE and is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon chip. As well as running the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, WP8, it comes loaded with Nokia apps including Nokia Maps, turn-by-turn sat-nav Nokia Drive and subscription-free music service Mix Radio.
It’s time to get serious about Windows Phone 8 in Deutschland it would seem as the folks at Germany Nokia have made it clear that stores across the country have sold out of the Lumia 920. This report is joined by an on-ground report by a reporter from WMPowersuser in Germany who made a mad