Recent Articles

Headlines

3 years ago

Summarizing Nokia World

24
24

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. 

More →
2
0
0
0
3 years ago

Nokia announces the no-nonsense Lumia 710

5

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

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

Nokia announces the Lumia 800

38
38

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

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

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

9

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!

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

Nokia YouTube page featuring the Lumia family

1
3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 pricing and availability

4

 

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.

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

Nokia: "The Amazing Everyday"

3
3

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.

More →
2
0
0
0
3 years ago

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

17

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.

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

Zune Pass headed down under

13
13

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

More →
1
0
0
0
3 years ago

Bump Out - Review

0
0

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.

More →
0
0
0
0
3 years ago

Mood Swing - App Spotlight

0
0

Mood Swing - App Spotlight

Feel the need to track your moods from day to day? Maybe even hour to hour? If so, there's a Windows Phone app out there that might be of help.

Mood Swing is a simple, straight forward, frustration free app that is designed to track your moods. Feel the need to share your joy? Mood Swing also has Facebook and Twitter integration to allow you to share how your feeling with your friends.

You choose your mood by the respective cartoon face and add what you have on your mind from a preset category list and optional text field. You can even attach a photo to your mood entry.

Once you save your mood, it is added to your mood history where you can see how you've felt over a period of time; view a pie chart of how your moods add up; and even read about what your moods may mean.

Settings allow you to choose an appropriate cartoon representation, add custom categories for the "What's on your mind?" entry and set your Facebook/Twitter integration.

Mood Swing could easily double as a diary and you could always use it to dispute your wife's/girlfriend's claims that you're always in a grumpy mood. The app is not recommended to illustrate how grumpy your wife/girlfriend can be though.

There are two versions of Mood Swing available over at the Marketplace. A free, ad supported version can be found here and a $.99 ad-free version that can be found here.

More →
1
1
0
0
3 years ago

Isotoner Smarttouch Gloves - Review

6
3 years ago

Orbital circles around to Xbox Live this week

4

The Xbox Live releases keep a-coming, thank goodness. Following on the heels of completely realistic Australian racing simulator Jet Car Stunts is this week’s release, Orbital. Already a hit on other mobile platforms, Orbital comes from Swiss developer BitForge and publisher Microsoft Studios.

Orbital is a space-themed puzzle game in which players fire orbs out of a cannon that bounce around the screen. Each orb turns into a number when it stops moving. The object is to clear the orbs by reflecting subsequent shots off of them. Sounds complicated, but it’s simple to grasp when you play it. The Windows Phone version includes three different single-player modes in addition to a local multiplayer mode.

Orbital comes out Wednesday, October 26 and will cost $2.99. Can’t wait? Grab the two-song MP3 soundtrack for free right now.

More →
1
0
0
0
3 years ago

Beards and Beaks is the Xbox Live Deal of the Week - Eskimo kisses!

5

Beards & Beaks is one of WPCentral’s favorite games to talk about – it’s got a couple of affordable paid DLC levels, it’s been updated for Mango, and our own Rich Edmonds has long-wished to grow a gnome-like beard. It’s also the Xbox Live Deal of the Week this week, on sale for the low price of $1.99.

Beards & Beaks is a casual real-time strategy game in which players control an army of gnomes by flicking the guys around the screen. With lots of different types of levels, gnomes, and enemy crows, the gameplay is surprisingly diverse. Plus it has easy Achievements, which some folks like even better than ice cream. Since I’ve already earned them all, I think I’ll go get some ice cream now. Oh, but if you want to know more about the game, check out our full review and our interview with the game’s producer.

The Beards & Beaks sale starts this Wednesday and lasts for one week only. Get the game here on the Marketplace.

More →
1
0
0
0
3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 to be revealed tomorrow

26

Our good friends over at WinRumors have received some juicy, exclusive captures from a reader of the Nokia Lumia 710 (Sabre) and 800 (SeaRay). We're expecting these two devices to be announced tomorrow at Nokia World, and we're excited to see how the devices feel in the hand. The 800 is obviously taking the look from the N9, which is by no means a flaw. 

We're going to be amidst the action tomorrow so stay tuned for video coverage of hands on and more details. Check out the Lumia 710 below, it's great to see Nokia pumping out alternative designs and we'll have yet another white Windows Phone to choose from, but there's no SD card slot available for additional storage.

Source: WinRumors

More →
1
0
0
0
Show More Headlines

Pages