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2 years ago

Nokia releases Entrance by AOL for Lumia Windows Phones

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It looks like Nokia still has a few more exclusive apps for their Lumia Windows Phones to release.

Entrance by AOL, the app appears to be an all-around media/pop-culture/movie/music app that even features augmented reality for finding movie theaters around you. In addition, you can watch movie trailers, listen to music (including full-length albums), stream more than 60K radio stations and you can evidently pin just about everything to your Start screen.

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2 years ago

Nokia reveals the Lumia 920 Pureview Camera (updated)

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Nokia Lumia 920 will have a Pureview Camera

When Nokia released the 41 megapixel Pureview Camera everyone was impressed with the image quality and just about everyone asked when we would see a Pureview Camera on a Windows Phone.  It may not be the 41 megapixel version but Nokia has announced that the new Lumia 920 Windows Phone will be fitted with a 8.7MP Pureview Camera with image stabilization.  Nokia refers to this as floating lens technology.

While the 8.7MP camera may be a disappointment to some but realize the 41 megapixel sensor isn't what defines a Pureview Camera.  It's the software driving the sensor combined with the sensor itself, along with the overall design of the camera that makes a Windows Phone camera  a Pureview Camera.

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2 years ago

Nokia confirms Qi standard Wireless Charging in Lumia 920

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The Lumia 920 was announced today at the Nokia Windows Phone 8 press conference in downtown Manhattan, New York. Among the specifications and features presented was wireless charging, which will please many who don't enjoy fiddling with USB cables.

This is a new feature to the Windows Phone platform that enables Lumia 920 owners to recharge their smartphone by simply resting it on top of a supported accessory. Nokia will be releasing its own charging units, including plastic mats and Fatboy pillow units.

Making use of the Qi standard, we'll likely see public charging stations / mats being used to top-up Windows Phones. Exciting times ahead. 

Check out our live blog and the Nokia feed for more details released today.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone officially announced (updated)

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Announcing the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone

Nokia has officially revealed the Lumia 920 Windows Phone.  As rumored, the announcement came during this morning's Nokia/Microsoft event in New York City.  Specifications are still a little vague for the Lumia 920 but we know it will have a Pureview Camera with floating lens technology, PureMotion HD+ screen technology.

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2 years ago

WPCentral Nokia, Microsoft LIVE Blog from New York City

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2 years ago

Nokia hoping to dine on jellybeans today

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Nokia hoping to dine on jellybeans today

As we all sit here on tenterhooks awaiting the coming announcement from Nokia and Microsoft, Nokia’s twitter account just posted something strange. In what appears to be a little knock directed at Google’s Android OS, Nokia say “Today we dine on Jellybeans”.

Nokia appears to be stepping up their PR antics in the run up to the announcement with placards at Samsung’s recent event and of course the teaser trailers. Considering how well regarded Jellybean is, Nokia must be feeling confident they have the goods on this fine day.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Game Review: RoloRun

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Windows Phone Game Review: RoloRun

There is a decent selection of online games over at the Windows Phone Marketplace where you compete against other players. You have games that you compete head to head like Duudle, games where you have global leaderboards like Trine's Hangman where you compete for position, and then you have games where everyone competes at the same time for the highest score like Wordament. RoloRun falls into the latter category.

With Wordament you compete to solve word puzzle for the highest score, whereas with RoloRun you compete to see how far you can race Rolo. Every two minutes, a 90 second round begins. On-screen controls will let you race Rolo across a series of platforms that vary in size. RoloRun is a simply drawn up game for your Windows Phone that grows on you.

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2 years ago

From the Forums: Preparing for the big day and Samsung's ATIV of 'Death'

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2 years ago

Elop: Nokia and Microsoft unveiling all of Windows Phone 8 tomorrow

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Image from the WSJ Live interview with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

In an online video interview just posted to WSJ Live, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop discusses Nokia’s strategy going forward with Windows Phone, their regular phone business and what to expect tomorrow.

While no specifics were revealed, it has been confirmed that Nokia will be showing off a fully-functional Windows Phone 8 OS on their new devices—rubbing the point home that Samsung was unable to do this just a week ago. From the interview..

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2 years ago

Nokia, Windows Phone 8 and New York City – Our rumor roundup and what we are expecting

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Nokia's big day has the tech-world aflutter. (Yes, we said aflutter!)

Yes folks, we’re just over half-a-day away from finally putting all of the puzzle pieces together and getting to see what Nokia has planned for the initial release of Windows Phone 8.

In turn, we figured we do a little wrap up those rumors, leaks and images to better prepare yourself for tomorrow.

Speaking of, tomorrow we will have a Live Blog during the event starting at 9:45am ET. Nokia will also be streaming the announcement, which we will have running in conjunction with our coverage (seeing as video has delays, we’ll be slightly ahead with our photos).

Afterwards, we expect some hands on time with whatever is revealed and we have an interview lined up for later in the day with Nokia. Then it’s on to the party in the evening. So grab some coffee and a seat, because it’s going to be a wild ride...

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2 years ago

Report - Nokia Lumia 900 no longer selling in the top 3 on AT&T

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The Lumia 900 Windows Phone has dropped out of the top three selling mobile devices on AT&T, according to data collected by Canaccord Genuity. The Nokia flagship smartphone has enjoyed a number of months in the top three positions for best-selling devices (we covered Amazon's list), but due to weakening sales it has since fallen prey to competition. 

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2 years ago

Developers - New AppBizDev app marketing and monetisation podcast launching

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Alan Mendelevich, the genius behind the AdDuplex advertising network for Windows Phone developers, has launched a new marketing and monetisation focused podcast titled AppBizDev (www.apbizdev.com). The bi-weekly podcast aims to aid developers and businesses who choose to launch apps on Windows platforms - be it Windows 8 or Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Xbox LIVE - Galaga Legions DX now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace (Video)

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Windows Phone monthly photo contest winners

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Microsoft Windows Phone Monthly Photo Contest - Pet Photos

Microsoft held its first Windows Phone Monthly Photo Contest last month. The first contest them was pet photos and Microsoft received hundreds of photo entries.

After sifting through them all the Windows Team Blog staff picked a handful of entries that stood out for their creativity and execution.  These photos are  highlighted the Blog's website and include the above photo by Max. K which was taken with a HTC Mozart.

There is no word on what the contest theme will be for this month but once we catch wind of it, we'll pass it on. In the meantime, if you're sharing photos via Twitter, use the hashtag #WPPhoto and Microsoft may highlight them on their official handle.

You can find the full selection of pet photos here at the Windows Team Blog website and some of our favorites after the break.

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2 years ago

Leaked photos of cancelled Nokia “Lauta” RM-742 N9 Successor prototype

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How would you like one of these running Apollo?

My Nokia Blog have received a photo collection of an N9 successor, codenamed 'Lauta'. If it were released, it's reported to have been the immediate successor to the N9 and would have been launched soon after, but was subsequently scrapped due to Nokia's decision to support Windows Phone and drop MeeGo.

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