Articles by Seth Brodeur

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by Seth Brodeur
May 23, 2013

If you recall, all the way back at the beginning of last year, India's Jet Airways helped celebrate the release of the Lumia 800 in India by draping many of their planes in Nokia advertisements.

They have since followed up with a fantastic app for Windows Phone 7...

Can you figure out what's new in Facebook's latest update?
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by Seth Brodeur
May 13, 2013

The slick new Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone, which was released at the end of April, and saw some bug fixes and minor improvements a few days later, has just received its second update. Version 5.0.1.2 doesn't seem to come with a change log at all, so it's not...

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by Seth Brodeur
May 13, 2013

Cloud storage provider Box has updated their official apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with new features geared toward security for both businesses and individuals. The new version adds not only versatility for end users, but the kind of security measures...

The Nokia Lumia 521 marches on to Walmart and T-Mobile stores
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by Seth Brodeur
May 09, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 521 continues to spread across the country. After a quick and successful start on Walmart's and Home Shopping Network's websites, the Lumia 521 will be coming to Walmart brick and mortar stores this Saturday, May 11, for a measly $129. The Microsoft...

Huawei's W1 is heading to a Walmart near you
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by Seth Brodeur
May 09, 2013

Huawei is throwing their hat into the US Windows Phone 8 market with their W1 smartphone, known in other parts of the world as the Ascend W1. The snazzy W1 will be coming to Walmarts across the country as a pre-paid, no-contract offering that will be priced "...

Amazon
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by Seth Brodeur
May 02, 2013

Amazon.com has just updated their beloved mobile app with some bug fixes, performance improvements and a couple new features. Version 2.1.80.27 has added extended screen sizes and higher resolutions in order to display more product information on the screen and better...

Nokia Chat
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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 25, 2013

Nokia has released the beta version of their new Chat app for Windows Phone 8. Nokia Chat lets you keep in touch with your Yahoo! Messenger contacts or friends who use Nokia Chat on other platforms. It's been around for quite a while on Asha, S40, and Symbian, but this...

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 23, 2013

HERE Transit (formerly Nokia Transit), which helps you get from point A to point B using public transportation, got a nice little update today. In addition to the usual bug fixes, it also adds some handy new features.

This latest version now lets you view a list...

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 23, 2013

According to two unnamed sources, Bloomberg is reporting that Verizon will start selling the Nokia Lumia 928 next month. This comes shortly after earlier whispers that Big Red's version of the Lumia 920 would be officially announced on April 25, which seem to fall in...

Microsoft
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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 11, 2013

Finance behemoth Goldman Sachs has downgraded the rating of Microsoft's stock from Neutral to Sell in a report that went out to investors this morning. The rating change was based on what analyst Heather Bellini sees a downward trend for Microsoft's PC...

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 11, 2013

 

Since first being captivated by the beauty and excellence of Nokia's Lumia family of Windows Phone devices, people having been wondering if Nokia would follow Microsoft's lead by creating a Windows-based tablet, like the Surface. While we're nowhere closer to...

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 08, 2013

An invite sent out by Huawei Philippines is teasing what might be the release of their Ascend W1 on April 12. The invite states "We are unveiling higher and bigger 'doors'" and depicts the side view of what surely looks to be the Ascend W1 in white and it's Lumia-like...

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 02, 2013

Noted VOIP client, Viber, which just submitted its beta 2.1 version for approval a few days ago, has already gotten a significant makeover that adds a bunch of features for Windows Phone 8. Most notably, version 2.2.2.0 adds free calling with HD sound quality, but it...

Nokia Lumia 520
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 28, 2013

Nokia's newest economically-friendly offering, the Lumia 520 has showed up for sale on eBay. This black or red, factory unlocked version looks to be the first 520 to be offered in the US and can be purchased outright for $239.99 using the Buy It Now option. Shipping is...

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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 21, 2013

Just a couple of days after seeing a price drop on the HTC 8X 16GB on AT&T to $99, along comes a deal at the Microsoft Store with a heck of a bargain on the Nokia Lumia 920. You can get Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 handset for free now, with a new line of...

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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 11, 2013

Today in Germany, the District Court of Mannheim ruled that HTC was not guilty of infringing on two patents owned by Nokia, including one involving the use of Google Play on HTC Android devices. The patent (EP0812120), which nebulously covers a "method for using...

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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 07, 2013

A Taiwanese company by the name of Polytron Technologies has built a device seemingly from the future, or our dreams. Their creation is an almost completely transparent smartphone made up of smart glass with liquid crystal molecules that can display images. The result...

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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 07, 2013

Today Nokia released its financial Form 20-F to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which outlines its long-term business targets and outlines their relationship with Microsoft. Amongst the dense financial lingo and obvious goals to grow their sales...

Lumia 620
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 19, 2013

A tipster has told MobileSyrup that Canada's TELUS will be launching the Nokia Lumia 620 in the next few days. The Lumia 620 will be the successor to the Lumia 610, which TELUS currently offers. It is expected to be free on a 3-year contract or $250 outright.

HTC 8S
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 14, 2013