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2 years ago

Join the discussion in our Nokia Lumia 625 Forums!

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Have questions about the Lumia 625? Want to discuss the pros and cons of the product and whether or not your mobile operator will be stocking the Windows Phone? Want to talk about how Nokia has nailed the low-end demand? You'll want to head to our new Lumia 625 sub-forum to get your discussion on. If you're already not a member of the largest Windows Phone site in the world, why not register today? We have cookies!

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2 years ago

Nokia releases Lumia 625 marketing video to show off the most affordable 4G Windows Phone

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As well as launching the new Windows Phone today, Nokia also kicked off the marketing train with the above video published on the company's YouTube account. Running through what's new in the Lumia 625, we can confirm that the product looks that good in person. We also caught a glimpse of the new headsets that are being developed in partnership with Zound.

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2 years ago

Nokia announces the affordable Lumia 625, sporting a massive 4.7-inch display and 4G

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Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone sporting a massive 4.7-inch display. But don't let size cloud your judgement. This isn't a high-end smartphone by any means. What we're looking at here is Nokia's continued attempts to reach out to multiple groups of consumers - today's announcement is for those who seek displays much like the Samsung ATIV S and HTC TITAN.

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2 years ago

Swipe Tunes for Windows Phone enables you to control your music with gestures

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If you're an avid fan of the array of music apps already available on the Windows Phone Store, but are seeking a unique experience with gesture-based controls, you may wish to check out Swipe Tunes. As the name implies, this is an app for Windows Phone 8 that enables consumers to manipulate playback through the use of gestures, instead of having to locate and select the desired icon or menu. 

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2 years ago

Nokia well positioned for approaching smartphone price wars as costs plummet

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In tech media, it’s always the big, whizz-bang devices that tend to garner the most attention from enthusiasts. After all, they tend to have a disposable income and they are at the forefront of mobile technology. They're also the loudest for complaints or praise, dominating the conversation.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a perfect example, coming in at nearly $700 without a subsidy and $299 with—most people can’t afford it, but it reaps the headlines. And people still want it to have better, more expensive specs. Meanwhile, mid to low range devices are met with derision and scorn as people who are in well financed, established markets chime in on a device not aimed at them. We even see it here on this site, where people just want quad-cores, 1080P displays and envelope-pushing gizmos, yet they lament devices like the Lumia 625.

But the reality of the market is that smartphone prices are dropping favoring devices like the Lumia 52x and Lumia 62x or Huawei with their Ascend W1 and W2. According to the IDC, the average smartphone price has plummeted from $450 to just $375 in the last year. That trend is expected to continue with the average price headed to $350 and lower in 2013 and that directly cuts into the profit margins of Apple and Samsung, who often bet on high-end smartphones like the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4 (neither of which are cheap).

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2 years ago

Streaming Luddite’s rejoice: Redbox is now on Windows 8 too

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2 years ago

New render of tomorrow’s Nokia Lumia 625 shows rainbow of colors, curved glass

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Now that we know Nokia is going to be revealing their latest entry-level challenger, the Lumia 625, tomorrow in London and we know the specs, we just need to see it more in all of its bright glory.

The Twitter leaker @evleaks has just posted this press render of the soon-to-be announced Lumia 625, showing it off in its various colors including red, yellow, white, black and a super bright green.

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2 years ago

Daniel Rubino talks to CBS Radio on the Nokia Lumia 1020

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After officially announcing the Lumia 1020 in New York City, Nokia is back in front of the mainstream news. From local news stations to major networks, it’s going to be hard to ignore 41 megapixels in a smartphone. But when it comes to anything Windows Phone related news there’s only one authority. You’re reading it right now. So who better for local NYC radio station WCBS 880 to talk to than our very own Daniel Rubino?

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2 years ago

Papirus launches app for Windows Phone 8, helping teams to better collaborate on projects

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Papirus (papirus.net) is a cloud-based team collaboration service and we've just been notified that they've released a Windows Phone 8 client. As one would expect to see in such an app, you can coordinate with a team, assign tasks, monitor progress and control workflow. If you're in a working environment, Papirus is definitely something worth checking out.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases Where's My App for iOS, Android converts on Windows Phone

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Microsoft has released Where's My App? for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices, a utility designed to help you find Windows Phone apps and games.  Where's My App? will show you the app availability and if what you are looking for isn't available, Where's My App? will suggest alternatives to consider.

Where's My App? isn't intended to replace the Windows Phone Store but rather highlight popular apps that are available on other platforms as well as offering alternatives for those apps that haven't found their way to the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Full specs for the Nokia Lumia 625 leak ahead of big unveil tomorrow

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2 years ago

Microsoft’s super cool, must-have app Fresh Paint, now available for Windows Phone 8

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If you want to “unleash your inner artist” then you will want to grab the amazing Fresh Paint app for Windows Phone 8. The popular app was released awhile back for Windows 8 and it brings the ability to basically paint and create original artwork right from your phone or tablet.

The app itself is relatively easy to use and straightforward, making it a simple choice for those of you want to paint on-the-go. Likewise, with the phone version you can take advantage of your phone’s camera to snap a pic and then hand color it in. Paint your cat, paint a statue, paint your boss...whichever floats your boat, we suppose.

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2 years ago

Nokia pushes out tiny update for Smart Cam app

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If you have a Nokia Lumia 925 (or someone with a Lumia 1020, we suppose) you may want to check to see if your Smart Cam app has an update. Today, version 1.3.3.2 came out, a bump up from 1.3.2.3 a few weeks back.

The update has no changelog, or rather, it’s the same as the previous one meaning this is most likely some last minute compatibility updates for the upcoming Lumia 1020 or other bug fixes.

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2 years ago

WeChat for Windows Phone updated with a handful of new features

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WeChat is a popular communication and social networking app that is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users. The platform is most popular in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and India boasting over 300 million users spread around the globe. The company started in China, but has recently been working hard to expand its international membership using brand ambassadors like Lionel Messi. The latest update for Windows Phone helps close the feature gap compared to Android and iOS. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Nokia working with Zound Industries on more affordable headsets

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Zound Industries, the company behind Marshall Headphones, Molami and Urbanears, is working with Nokia to bring consumers a range of affordable headsets, under the "Coloud" brand. Three new headsets have been customised for Nokia, including Boom, Knock and Pop, each with a unique design for those who wish to have a more personalised accessory for their Windows Phone.

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