Nokia has launched its HERE maps for both the iPhone and iPad. The app enables directions for walking, but not for driving, and provides public transport information and guidance. Built on Nokia's strong NAVTEQ backend services means that Apple consumers will be able to search for locations accurately (see The Amazing iOS6 Maps for more giggles).
HTC and T-Mobile US have both today announced a partnership to provide children with life threatening illnesses and their families the opportunity to visit the Give Kids The World Village (givekidstheworld.org) and spend some time at the nonprofit "storybook" resort. Starting this Friday (November 23rd) through December 31st, those who purchase a HTC 8X from a T-Mobile authorised retailer will have the option to donate $1 of their purchase to Give The Kids World.
This is to help the donation pool to grow up to $75,000 and unlock the potential to provide an invaluable opportunity for a multitude of families. It's fitting that a Windows Phone 8 handset is used in this promotion for the charity as it sports Kid's Corner - a unique feature that enables parents to control exactly what their children have access to on the mobile device.
Bell Mobility Canada have made their intentions known to stock the colourful Windows Phone 8 flavoured HTC 8X for use on their LTE capable network.
Bell who claim to be Canada’s largest LTE network seem keen on the HTC 8X giving the device a comprehensive set of pages all to itself. They will be kind enough to supply a device on contract for as little as $49.95.
EE, the only UK carrier to launch 4G LTE services thus far, has unleashed its SIM-only plans. Pricing starts at £21 a month with a 500MB data allowance, and tops at £36 for a 5GB upgrade to further increase the capabilities of the 4G speeds. So are these prices any better than what's already available at the carrier?
Despite being one of the first Windows Phone 8 devices we saw unveiled the ATIV S has still managed to arrive the late to the Windows Phone 8 launch line up.
The device has plenty of people interested in its 4.8” AMOLED screen, slender body and expandable base memory but where can one be ordered from? Future Shop seem like they might be able to offer some help to lucky Canadians who don’t mind signing up for a three year contract to nab a device for $50.
It's common knowledge that the Microsoft Kin family of handsets suffered from a short life and quick death, with the hardware only being available for a matter of weeks. The poor devices never really saw the light of day when Microsoft's somewhat 'hip' mobile phones launched back in 2010.
Issues ranged from the hardware being too expensive to having too few apps and being slow and sluggish. Internal videos have now been published that show focus groups testing the Kin (using pre-production units that reportedly changed very little from the shipping product). It doesn't look good at all for the ill-fated devices.
The past two generations of Windows Phones have produced two innovative cameras. The 16mp camera on the HTC Titan II and the 8.7MP camera on the Nokia Lumia 920.
Both cameras are similar in that they use a back lighted sensor (BSI) that gives both cameras an edge with low light photography. The Titan II has the greater resolution and digital stabilization. The Lumia 920 has a faster lens (f2.0 vs the Titan's f2.6) and optical stabilization.
But does one of these Windows Phone camera giants have an edge as far as image quality is concerned?
From this Friday AT&T will be offering the Lumia 920 at any of its company owned retail stores for $49.99. Of course you’ll need to sign a contract for two years with voice and data, but at least the carrier will be matching both Amazon and Walmart.
This Friday will see plenty of ‘crazy deals’ but this still some compelling pricing from AT&T who are already selling the device for $99.99. The deal is available from this Friday 23rd to the 25th for those of you who are keen to grab one.
The Lumia 920, Lumia 820 have joined HTC's 8X and 8S Windows Phones over at the M1 Shop. The mobile phone retailer will provide an option for those residing in Singapore to make the purchase with the choice of four high quality Windows Phone 8 handsets.
Maybe EA and Nokia are in the holiday spirit or maybe they just made a mistake, because the normally priced Mirror’s Edge ($2.99) is now a steal for $0 in the Nokia Collection. It also received an update to version 220.127.116.11, which includes the new Xbox banner on the Tile and hopefully some Windows Phone 8 compatibility (we did run it on the Lumia 920 with no issues, so that’s good though there are no other features).
Listen up world travelers, contract free citizens, those of you stuck on T-Mobile: Groupon is offering one heck of a deal on the Nokia Lumia 900 with 4G LTE on board. The phone is evidently the AT&T branded US version but get this, it's completely unlocked meaning you can use it just about everywhere. Sure, you won't get T-Mobile's LTE (whenever that actually rolls out) but the 1.4GHz CPU and 4.3" AMOLED display is still a solid performer.
It hasn't been the best of starts for the new UK carrier since it launched the first 4G network in the country. EE holds exclusivity on the Lumia 920, with available handsets at Phones4u locked to the network, forcing consumers with different providers to look online at unlocked prices - which went anywhere up to £550. So why has there been so much outrage at EE and the Lumia 920 launch?
Ben Rudolph has returned with his marketing power to push Windows Phone 8 out the door and down to the elderly couple at the end of the road. It was only back in January that Rudolph kicked off the "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenges, which saw many participants attempt to best Windows Phone with competitor handsets.
According to a post published on the Windows Phone Blog, the team has run over 250,000 challenges in 54 countries - quite a campaign indeed. Recorded montages have been viewed more than 70 million times in total. But he's back with a new challenge - Meet Your Match. So what's new?
The Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Windows Phones are fitted with some really nice cameras. While it may be a topic for discussion on which camera is the better of the two, we've got two WPCentral Forums discussions going on that nicely shows off the capabilities of these two Windows Phone cameras.
We have some fantastic shots being shared over in the forums like the one above was taken by Sahkolihaa with the Lumia 920 of a sunrise in England. You can find the Nokia Lumia 920 photo sharing discussion here and the HTC 8X photo sharing discussion here. If you have a favorite photo taken with your new Lumia 920 or 8X, head on over to the forums and show them off. We've got a few more pics after the break.