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3 years ago

Nokia 800 for € 499 and € 99 on Orange France plus free Monster headphones

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For those who are on Orange France, you'll want to take a look at this deal from The Phone House. If you pre-order it today they'll also throw in a free pair of those Monster headphones valued at € 199. You can order it without a contract for € 499 or with for € 99, which seems like quite the deal to us.

Word of warning though on those Monster headphones...we're not liking the stability of the jack end as far as the cable goes. Other than that, sound quality is excellent.

Source: Phone House; via MonWindows Phone

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 shows up for pre-sale in Italy

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It looks like the Nokia Lumia 800 is has alreasy popped up for pre-sale in Italy.  The popular online store Euronics has the new handset available for 499€ ($695).  According to the site, the Lumia 800 officially goes on sale on November 20. 

The newly-announced Lumia 800 is a pretty impressive first offering from Nokia:

  • Single-piece body.
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED display at 800x480 resolution
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor with hardware acceleration
  • Windows Phone 7 Mango
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage, 512MB programmable memory
  • Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); quad-band 3G (850/900/1900/2100); 14.4Mbps
  • 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash
  • 720p video capture at 30 fps
  • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • aGPS

 Source: Euronics; Via: Plaffo (Thanks for the tip, Antonio!)

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3 years ago

Nokia 710 Lumia hands on [Video]

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Nokia 710 Lumia hands on [Video]

So we got to play a bit with the Nokia 710 Lumia which was just announced here at Nokia World. Overall it's a solid phone with great build quality and those fantastic physical keys in front (which don't feel "cheap" at all to us).

The device while not as elegant as the 800 is still a winner in our books with an excellent camera and that amazing Nokia screen on board. Plus the white color is a nice change for Windows Phone.

Check out the video for our quick impression and if you want more, we'll shoot another later. And yes, the Nokia 800 Lumia video is on its way too...sit tight. Sorry for the alarm by the way. Looks like someone really wanted a new Nokia phone!

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3 years ago

Quick take: Microsoft Lync Mobile for Windows Phone

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Hey, look at that! Microsoft Lync Mobile was on hand, in beta form, for us to play with on a Nokia 800. The communications app for enterprise was quite snazzy and very fast from  our brief hands on. You get your contacts, IM, email and status updates all from within a very nice Metro app.

No video support in this version but for the basics it looks solid. Look for it as a free download soon in the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

Nokia's media campaign for 800 and 710 Lumia in photos

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We've heard about Nokia's plans to advertise the heck out of their new Lumia line (the 800 and 710) and now we get to see what some of it looks like in person.

There's little doubt that Nokia's artistic stylings match elegantly with Microsoft's Metro design language and the two play off of each other nicely.

Here at Nokia World they have a whole section dedicated to what their in-store stands and advertising stylyings will look like. We give it an A+.

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3 years ago

Summarizing Nokia World

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Summarizing Nokia World

As one could have guessed from our ranting and raving about the Press WiFi (and the UK cellular network), we had little opportunity to cover what was being presented on stage. However, don't be fearful about disappointment as we have summarised the entire morning in easy-to-digest chunks. Should you be confused about what actually happened and what was presented to the audience then head on past the break. 

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3 years ago

Nokia announces the no-nonsense Lumia 710

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Where the Nokia Lumia 800 goes off the beaten path, the Lumia 710 takes things to a more familiar place. Featuring a more traditional unibody design -- albeit one with interchangeable battery covers -- the Lumia 710 is geared toward the more social (read: younger) crowd, and it's available in black or white, with either black, white, cyan, fuchsia or yellow covers.

But just because the Lumia 710's geared toward the younger set doesn't mean it's lacking specs. Try this on for size:

  • 3.7-inch TFT LCD display at 800x480 resolution
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • 8GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
  • Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); quad-band 3G (850/900/1900/2100); 14.4Mbps
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Dimensions: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 125.5 grams
  • WIfi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • aGPS

It'll cost about 270 Euro.

Source: Nokia

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3 years ago

Nokia announces the Lumia 800

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Nokia announces the Lumia 800

Tell us you every thought you'd see something like this with Windows Phone, and we'll eat your old WinMo device. Nokia today in London at Nokia World (we're all up in that, by the way) announced the Lumia 800. To say it's visually stunning is probably the understatement of the year. Let's flesh it out:

  • Single-piece body.
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED display at 800x480 resolution, with the glass seamlessly melting into the body
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor with hardware acceleration
  • Windows Phone 7 Mango
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage, 512MB programmable memory
  • Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); quad-band 3G (850/900/1900/2100); 14.4Mbps
  • 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash
  • 720p video capture at 30 fps
  • Dimensions: 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm
  • Weight: 142 grams
  • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • aGPS

Plus a bunch of Nokia services thrown in, including Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia Music and Mix Radio. Plus all the Xbox support we've come to expect, and Internet Explorer 9. Look for it to for 420 Euros.

Source: Nokia

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3 years ago

Kinectimals sneaks onto Xbox Live along with Orbital, pulled a few hours later

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Yesterday we mentioned that Orbital would be this week’s Xbox Live release, and that has proven to be true. But it turns out that wasn’t the whole story. Microsoft has gone and sneaked Kinectimals onto the Marketplace as well!

Kinectimals is the portable version of Frontier Software and Microsoft’s feline-themed Kinect game. Players can choose one of five kitties or import an existing cat from the 360 version (which we haven’t tried just yet). Then it’s time to teach your kitty tricks by performing swiping motions, play catch, complete challenges, and buy lots of accessories. So far Kinectimals is a surprisingly faithful port of the retail Xbox 360 version, and it doesn’t even have the original’s obnoxious announcer, always a plus. The Achievements are also super easy. And last but not least, it’s Nodo compatible!

As for Orbital, it’s a Mango-only game. The simple concept, multiple gameplay modes, sci-fi graphics, and techno music all make for an addictive experience.

Both games are only $2.99, so buying both won’t break the bank. You can find Kinectimals here and Orbital here on the Marketplace.

UPDATE: Kinectimals' early release was a mistake. The game has been pulled and will return on November 2.

Thanks to TheWeeBear for the tip!

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3 years ago

Nokia YouTube page featuring the Lumia family

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 pricing and availability

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We've got word at Nokia World conference that the Lumia 710 and 800 is set to be released in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK in the next few weeks with pre-ordering kicking off with immediate effect on Nokia's website. Apologies for lack of live coverage and the absence of news, the Nokia Press WiFi is as stable as an active volcano.

The pricing is as follows: 

  • Nokia Lumia 800 (SeaRay) - €420
  • Nokia Lumia 710 (Sabre) - €270

Hong Kong, Russia, China, Singapore, India and Taiwan (to name just a few) are to see the above handsets later on this fall. The U.S. will expect to see Nokia's Windows Phone handsets early 2012, as previously reported. LTE and CDMA is to be supported too.

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3 years ago

Nokia: "The Amazing Everyday"

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Nokia: "The Amazing Everyday"

Nokia has introduced "The Amazing Everyday", which they plan to unleash to the world in showing off their new portfolio of Windows Phone handsets, while using humorous promotion. Stephen Overman presented two advertisements that show off the unique interface that Windows Phone features. check out a second one below.

Targeting the 25 year old demographic with Nokia's new marketing strategy will mean that the manufacturer can connect billions of people with up-to-date and relevant technology. Microsoft provides the socially optimised OS while Nokia expands connectivity and presentation through hardware. What a combination.

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3 years ago

We're live at Nokia World all day today and tomorrow.

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Howdy folks, yes we're here at Nokia World and will be bringing you all the news as it happens. The keynote is going on right now and unfortunately, the internet for press is a bit awful right now.

Look for our hands on with the new Windows Phones coming up in a few hours as well our interviews and general coverage of Nokia's new services and app.

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3 years ago

Zune Pass headed down under

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Zune Pass headed down under

After months of testing, Zune Pass is heading to Australia. Along with voice control for Kinect, Microsoft announced the release of the Zune Pass subscription service during a press event in Sydney.

The Zune Music Pass in Australia will run $11.99 a month and give subscribers unlimited listening capacity on their Zune software, Xbox console and Windows Phones. The Zune Pass will give Australian users access to around 11 million songs at launch.

The Zune Pass is slated for availability in the Australian market on November 16th.

via: Gizmodo.au

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3 years ago

Bump Out - Review

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Bump Out - Review

Like puzzle games? Bump Out is a neat little puzzle game for your Windows Phone that any puzzle aficionado will appreciate.

The goal is to bump or bounce soccer balls off the screen until you have only one remaining. The balls are placed on a grid and you slide one into another to bump them off the screen. Sounds easy, right? Bump on past the break to see just how easy Bump Out can be.

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