Numerous apps and games have been announced for Windows Phone at Nokia World 2013, but there's one app in particular which is worth mentioning on its own - Xbox Video. That's right, folks. Xbox Video is coming to a Windows Phone near you. So, what's the app going to do and why should you be interested?
Nokia’s Windows RT 8.1 tablet, dubbed the Lumia 2520, is getting a lot of positive feedback here at Nokia World from attendees. The high resolution, super bright display is easily one of the best we’ve come across and the handful of Nokia exclusive apps, including StoryTeller and HERE Maps make it a compelling purchase.
A few days ago Microsoft pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update due to startup issues that a limited number of users experienced. According to Microsoft one out of every 1,000 Surface RT 8.1 updates were experience problems that bricked the devices.
Microsoft took the issue head on and pledged to work diligently to resolve the situation. They even released a Windows RT 8.0 recovery image to restore buggered devices.
Over the past year we’ve had a handful of chances to sit down with Nokia’s Juha Alakarhu. He is Nokia’s camera guru and is one of a handful of individuals responsible for Nokia’s dominance in mobile photography. We first saw him at CES last year where we learned about the future of optical zoom on mobile cameras and saw his Frankenstein 808 PureView.
We just had a chance to sit down with him again here at Nokia World 2013. We saw Nokia’s new app called Refocus, learned about RAW support for Lumia devices, and how Nokia Black is going to make your current smartphone better at pictures.
Today has been a rather hectic day with Nokia World 2013 and all. We knew it was going to be a right blast, but Nokia has unveiled much more than originally expected. If you're happy with news that the likes of Instagram and Vine are coming to the platform, boy are you in for a surprise. Turns out, there are loads more apps and games on the way too. It's a good day for the Windows Phone Store.
A first look at the Lumia 1520's 20 MP camera
This morning, Nokia finally pulled the wraps off of the Lumia 1520, a device with a massive 6-inch 1080P display. But besides the great display, the Lumia 1520 also features an outstanding PureView camera with a 20 MP sensor. In addition, the algorithms for the camera app have been improved for better noise reduction, tone mapping and oversampling when compared to older Lumias. We’ll have more on that shortly in our Juha Alakarhu interview.
Well the rumors of Nokia combining its Pro Cam and Smart Cam photography apps into one package have proven to be true. Just a little while ago Nokia released its Nokia Camera App for Lumia Windows Phones.
Announced today alongside the Nokia Lumia 2520 at Nokia World 2013, is this, the companion keyboard case. Nokia didn't go down the touch-cover style route with the 2520, instead opting to produce a full tactile keyboard with gesture trackpad. It's also a case, protecting the tablet front and back, and it's got some additional juice via the on-board battery, that Nokia claims is good for an extra 5 hours battery life for the tablet. And round the back, there's not one but two USB ports.
Line is a popular messenger app for our Windows Phone that touts over 260 million global users that span over 231 countries. Line was updated today, bumping it to version 3.0 and adds voice call support, a few new stickers and the customary bug fixes/performance enhancements.
Call support provides free voice calls for Windows Phone 8 devices only.
Along with the free voice calls, the update delivers four types of free special stickers to add a little spice to your messages. The four freebies are Moon, Brown, Cony and James.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 wasn't the only large screen Windows Phone announced today at Nokia World 2013. Also in Abu Dhabi is the Lumia 1320, with it too sporting a 6-inch display, it's a more affordable option to entering the supersize space compared against the 1520. As such, some of the specs are toned down to keep the price point attractive, but that doesn't mean this is a 'cheap' device, not at all.
While the ink has barely dried on the official announcement for the Nokia Lumia 1520, we are now seeing it available for pre-order in Russia.
The 6" screen Windows Phone is marked at 29,990 Rubles, which is about $940 US. Delivery is free and it looks like the expected delivery date is November 21st.
If you happened to tune into the live stream earlier today for Nokia World 2013, we're interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on how it went and whether you were impressed or not. The event is still ongoing, we're on the floor now soaking up as much content as possible for you all, but how did you feel coming away from the presentation itself? Check out our poll after the break.
SophieLens Pro has been updated and re-released as SophieLens HD. The Windows Phone 8 photography app updates it's user interface to a more sleek design, adds high resolution support and more. SophieLens HD
The update takes the app to version 220.127.116.117 and refines the user interface with control icons in the four corners of the screen that give you access to flash controls, filter effects, camera toggle (front/rear cameras) and app settings.
Sure, Nokia World 2013 is still going strong and new hardware have been announced, but Nokia has today unleashed updates for two of the company's Windows Phone apps. HERE Maps and HERE Transit have both been bumped to new versions. But what's new? Jump past the break and we'll bring you up to speed.
Nokia World is still going strong in Abu Dhabi and we have plenty of coverage yet to bring you today, but one of those is of high priority: Executive Vice President, Devices & Services, Stephen Elop. Of course many of you know him as the former President and CEO of Nokia (until Microsoft agreed to buy the hardware division of Nokia in early September). That change will eventually result in Elop becoming Executive Vice President at Microsoft once the deal is finalized in early 2014.
In a roundtable discussion with a select few in the media, we were able to ask Elop about today’s announcements, which included the Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 and new Asha devices.
Nokia has always been a pioneer in mobile photography. Devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1020 are just some of the latest examples of how Nokia continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on mobile. Today at Nokia World 2013, we’ve just learned of how Nokia continues to plans on pushing the envelope with mobile photography. RAW support anyone?
Nokia music is expanding. The service is launching in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, following the recent release in Indonesia. That's not all as Nokia is also taking its music service to new hardware. We're not talking about phones or handheld devices, but vehicles. The company is pushing hard for market penetration, as well as setting out on new ventures.
Announced as part of the apps suite coming with the new Nokia Lumia 2520 here at Nokia World 2013, Nokia Video Director does exactly what it says on the tin. It takes video clips you've shot either on the tablet, or that you've shot and transferred from your Lumia smartphone, and edits them into slick looking videos with ease.
Announced today in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World 2013, the new Lumia 1520 is a step into the realms of the supersized smartphone. Make no mistake, it's a large phone, but it isn't the only supersized smartphone out there. Taking a tour of the booth, we've managed to snag a quick side-by-side comparison of the Lumia 1520 with a couple of the leading large phones from Sony and Samsung; the Xperia Z Ultra and the Galaxy Note 3. Suddenly, the Lumia doesn't seem quite so huge.
Nokia has finally done it. They’ve announced their first Windows 8.1 RT tablet. It’s called the Lumia 2520 and is actually incredibly compelling. We’ve got some hands-on photos and videos for you folks to check out. Like the Lumia 1520, the display on the Lumia 2520 is breath taking. Let’s check it out.
We're at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi today where Nokia has unveiled the new Lumia 2520, a Windows 8 tablet. Alongside the tablet, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 have also been unveiled as two new "phablets." While we bring you the latest from the floor, there's room for you to comment on our coverage, as well as engage in conversation over on our forum. Say hello to a handful of new forums.
Nokia World 2013 is in full effect now. Nokia has just shown off a handful of new devices in the Asha and Lumia range. The one we’re most excited about is the Nokia Lumia 1520. The device (and its display) is simply remarkable. We just spent some time with the Lumia 1520, so read on to see our first impression, photos and video from our time with it.
Nokia today unveiled that an official Vine (www.vine.co) app is well on the way to Windows Phone. If you're not familiar with the service, it's a social network owned by Twitter. You essentially record and share clips that are up to 6 seconds in length. The recordings can be of anything you choose, be it cats, humorous sketches or just random updates.