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2 years ago

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

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Nokia, Verizon and Qualcomm look to shake things up during a power conference at the beginning of November The International Wireless Power Summit 2012, set to take place on 1-2 November, will involve industry heavyweights discussing furthering the cause of moving Wireless Power into the mainstream. We have recently seen Nokia go forward and incorporate Qi wireless charging into its new Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones. A bold move but it is just the start...

The event, which will last two days, will also see Daimler AG, Phillips, Powermat Technologies and the Wireless Power Consortium all presenting.

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2 years ago

Green Day to perform at Irving Plaza in NYC to celebrate Nokia Music in the US

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The other day when Nokia announced that their music streaming service was headed to the US, they mentioned a special concert to celebrate featuring the band Green Day. At the time, no date or event was mentioned and instead we were told to tune in later.

Now, details have come forth about that big show—somewhat.

Evidently Green Day will be playing a concert at Irving Plaza here in New York City, on Saturday September 15th.

Unfortunately this isn’t an open concert ala Nicki Minaj and instead, fans have to enter into a contest via Facebook. Green Day only wants the “biggest fans” to go to this show, so in turn, you need to act like a PR agency for the quasi-pop punk band by advertising the heck out of ‘em.

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2 years ago

Adobe Reader for Windows Phone getting first update to version 10.1 (Confirmed)

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First shots: Adobe X for Windows Phone has finally arrived

We’re still rubbing our eyes to figure this one out but we’ve had no less than two emails from readers that they’re receiving an app update for the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The update is bringing it from version 9.0 to version 10.1.0 build 20120818. What’s more, as you can see above, we have the pics to evidently prove it.

Reportedly users in the Netherlands and Australia are able to get the update, however when we’ve repeatedly checked the Marketplace we’re still at 9.0 here in the US. What’s more, we were unable to see the update in the Web Marketplace outside the US.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia and the Windows Phone 8 event in New York - Everything you need to know

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Introducing the Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView Technology

It was a sizeable day for Nokia, Microsoft, ourselves and consumers yesterday as we saw Nokia take to the stage and unveil the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Windows Phones. Windows Phone Central was there at the front of the event, and as Bill O'Reilly likes to scream - "We're doing it live!" (NSFW), so we blogged it live.

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2 years ago

Nokia pushes v2.0 of App Highlights out of beta for Lumia phones

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The latest version of App Highlights from Nokia

It sure has been a busy lately for Nokia and their various Lumia apps and that trend continues today with App Highlights v2.0.

As far as we can tell, this has been in beta over at the Nokia Beta Labs for a few weeks but it has now gone to the masses, judging by our update notification. So what are the changes?

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2 years ago

What to think about Nokia after yesterday’s 16% stock price collapse

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Yesterday, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage to unveil two important new Lumia phones powered by Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 OS.  Despite positive reviews of the hardware, the stock collapsed by 16%.  

What does all this mean?  Why did the stock collapse and what does it mean for the future of Nokia and Windows Phone?  Is there a real message here, or is this simply panic and depression on the part of investors?

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2 years ago

Mobile payment system LevelUp supporting NFC and Windows Phone

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LevelUp already uses QR codes, next up is NFC

Boston-based startup, SCVNGR, developers of the LevelUp mobile payment platform, have announced the addition of NFC-based payment support. Currently, LevelUp uses apps on iOS, Android, and most recently, Windows Phone, to generate QR codes based on customer credit card accounts linked to the app. In turn, those codes are read by devices at payment counters, which are provided to vendors free of charge. The new NFC readers will add one more layer of convenience to the process.

In a humorous press release, which is par for the course, self-described Chief Ninja Seth Priebatsch had this to say.

"It's always been super important to us to make LevelUp work for any and every consumer on the planet. Our goal is to have LevelUp be the universal way to pay with whatever phone you may have, at whatever place you may be, whatever carrier you're on, whatever card you want to use and whatever technology you prefer. For us, that means being as open as possible to both consumer technologies and merchant point-of-sale systems to make the experience as simple as possible."

LevelUp recognized that "the proverbial fire has been lit for the industry" to start incorporating NFC in mobile devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, both of which were announced yesterday in New York. 

You can see the full press release in its entirety after the break...

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2 years ago

Win a Lumia 920 in Nokia's Submit Your Switch and Win contest

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Nokia has a new contest over at Facebook where you could win one of five Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phones. All you need to do is tell Nokia why you would like to switch to a Lumia 920 from your current phone.

The closing date for the contest is Friday, September 21st so you have time to give your entry some thought. All you need to do is enter your name, email, contact number and why you want to make the switch to the Lumia 920.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central 148 Special - Nokia in New York recap

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In case you just woke up from a coma and had no idea that Nokia unveiled their next-gen phones yesterday, we have our thoughts from our impromtu podcast yesterday.  Join Daniel Rubino, Rafael Rivera and Jay Bennett for a late day analysis.

HD video after the break...

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2 years ago

Nokia takes Counters app out of beta and heads to the Marketplace

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2 years ago

PayPal App for Windows Phone now officially available in the Marketplace

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We reported a while back that Nokia were helping to bring PayPal to Windows Phone. Well for all those out there that have been waiting with bated breath, it’s finally with us.

We are still trying to confirm the availability in all regions but can confirm 100% that UK and USA are able to see and install the app--you don't need a Nokia phone either. Having installed the app its looking very nice indeed, sporting a smooth scrolling panoramic layout. For a version 1.0 release this is looking very good indeed.

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2 years ago

Verizon to sport the Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone as the '822'?

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The shiny new Lumia 820, announced yesterday by Nokia

The Lumia 820, Nokia's mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone, was announced yesterday at the company's press conference in New York. We're still awaiting confirmation on which Windows Phone(s) carriers will be getting, but some light might have been shown on Verizon's plans for Microsoft's mobile platform.

A photo was sent into Engadget of a terminal showing the Verizon Device Management System. According to this listing, Verizon will be sporting a "Lumia 822" - possibly a carrier branded version of the announced handset (much like the HTC Arrive with Sprint). While it's not the Lumia 920 that many were hoping for, the Lumia 820 does pack a number of intuitive features and improvements over the previous generation of hardware.

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2 years ago

Screenshot functionality in Windows Phone 8 demonstrated

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Xbox Live Review: Shoot 1UP

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Xbox Live isn’t exactly overflowing with shoot-em-ups.  After the pretty but generic and sadly unsupported by its developer OMG: Our Manic Game came along, it took over a year for the more serious Dodonpachi Maximum to arrive. Thankfully Shoot 1UP from indie developer Mommy’s Best Games launched less than a year after its predecessor, though only after experiencing several delays on the development side. But it’s here now and easily qualifies as the most fun shmup this reviewer has played in years.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Windows Phones heading to Phones 4u

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