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3 years ago

Nokia India publishes Lumia 510 'Trendify' social commercial

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Don’t adjust your spell checkers folks, ‘Trendify’ could be the next buzz we've all been looking for. Nokia India has posted a new video showing off the more affordable Lumia 510.

It’s all fun and games during the segment but getting down to business they are touting the Lumia 510’s social side. During the video we’re seeing all kinds of crazy hand to hand kissing going on during the little video, check it after the break.

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3 years ago

New and exclusive Nokia Lumia 505 coming to Mexico’s Telcel with Windows Phone 7.8?

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Nokia may be once again creating some exclusive phones for regional carriers and this time it’s reportedly the Lumia 505.

The phone first popped up on the questionable Facebook page of Guerrero Móvil, where not much info was provided besides the image and it being exclusive to Telcel.  At the time, that wasn’t enough for us to run with the story as there was no other confirmation of that device (and to be honest, anyone could throw together that carrier mockup).

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3 years ago

Blue HTC 8S now available at Clove for £224

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3 years ago

Nokia sells Espoo HQ for $222 million, company will remain at location

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3 years ago

Pirates Plunder: Windows Phone Game Review

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Pirates Plunder: Windows Phone Game Review

Pirate's Plunder is Flight Control styled game where you direct trade ships to the appropriate port, avoid high seas collisions, pirates, sea monsters and other dangers along the way.

Along with the main objective of docking your ships, there are a handful of side games with Pirate's Plunder that crop up to keep things interesting. Animations are nice, game play challenging, but the game has a cluttered feel to it. Still Pirate's Plunder has a bit of appeal to it and is worth a try.

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3 years ago

Nokia releases exclusive Windows Phone 8 app for ringtone creation

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Creating ringtones on Windows Phone isn't technically a difficult task, but it's not incredibly straight forward either. Nokia has taken steps to address this for its Lumia Windows Phone owners with a new app that's available in the Nokia Collection. Ringtone Maker is a simple app that does exactly what it says on the tin - it enables users to take tracks saved locally on the device and turn them into ringtones.

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3 years ago

Sonos Windows Phone controller, Phonos now available at half price

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We have received a note from the developer of Phonos that the recently updated Sonos controller app, Phonos is now on a half price sale in the Windows Phone Store.

If you are a Windows Phone user then you’ll likely already know that Sonos have abstained from making a controller app to work with their multi-room entertainment system for the platform. Phonos has been around for a while and we have reviewed it previously, it is now on a promotion offer until the end of the year.

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3 years ago

Gadget Show does iPhone 5 takedown while liking the Lumia 920?

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Here there and everywhere, Microsoft is busy promoting Windows Phone 8 here in London, at the same time Nokia is heavily promoting their Lumia 920. Billboard displays, dedicated TV adverts and even sponsoring dramas and product placements, it's everywhere. On UK TV, the Lumia 920 was on two separate gadget shows, one of which being Stephen Fry’s ‘Gadget Man’.

Last night saw the popular Gadget Show TV show put a bright red Lumia 920 with its wireless charging pad up against the HTC One X+ and the iPhone 5. In what can only be described as a hilarious iPhone 5 take down, the presenters gave all the props to the Lumia 920 and the HTC.

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3 years ago

Nokia hires orchestra for mobile phone ringtones

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Nokia has used the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to produce a number of classical numbers that are being used as ringtones on Nokia hardware. The manufacturer decided to use the orchestra due to classical ringtones proving to be popular among users when configuring their handsets. The pieces were composed by in-house sound designers, before being recorded with 55 members of the orchestra.

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3 years ago

Tweetro+ now available for Windows 8 RT

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We recently mentioned Tweetro, the new Windows 8 Twitter app for two reasons -- (1) we had a video tour at BUILD and (2) the app had to be pulled due to it being too popular. That latter part has to do with Twitter's new API changes and limits on how many people can use a third-party Twitter app. Needless to say, it's putting the crunch on Twitter devs. And it means they'll likely have to charge a pretty penny for their wares. Yes, Tweetro is back. But it'll cost you.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 featured at Radio Shack

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One of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone's latest cameos is in Radio Shack's recent television advertisement. There's not much to the sixteen second spot beyond a teenager showing off her mad texting skills at the amazement of her elder.

According to the promo, Radio Shack is offering the AT&T Lumia 920 for $79.99 after two year contractual discounts (new purchase or upgrades). Which isn't a bad deal on a very nice Windows Phone.  You may want to check the availability of the Lumia 920 at your local Radio Shack before you head to the store.  We had trouble finding the Lumia 920 listed online and the $79.99 might be an in-store only deal.

Source: Panda App; Thanks, Elchicos, for the tip!

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3 years ago

Tip: Turning a Windows Phone’s ringer completely off

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On Windows Phone it’s really easy to toggle between Ringer and Vibrate—simply press the volume key (up or down) and then tap the bell in the upper right hand corner to switch. But what about getting it to silent mode?

It’s a little tricky but easy once you understand how it works: Simply head to Settings –> Ringtones + Sounds and toggle the Vibrate function off. Now, when you tap the bell in the upper right hand corner, it will switch between Ringer + Silent. Sure, we wish there was an easier way to toggle between all three (ringer, vibrate and silent) but this is Microsoft’s current paradigm so that’s what we have to use.

Should Microsoft offer a third tap to toggle vibrate on or off? Let us know in the poll after the break. And make sure you check out our other tips and tricks.

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3 years ago

Chase Mobile re-appears in the Windows Phone Store

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The other day the Chase Mobile app vanished from the Windows Phone Store. While we haven't received official word from Chase as to the why, we do know there was a problem with the QuickDeposit feature.

QuickDeposit allows you to deposit checks into your account by snapping a photo of the check and sending it to Chase. For whatever reason the photos were going to your Windows Phone Pictures Hub instead of to your bank account.

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3 years ago

State of the Mobile Nations Survey: We need your opinion!

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State of the Mobile Nations Survey

With new Apple, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices hitting the market this fall, and new BlackBerry 10 phones just around the corner in early 2013, there have never been so many amazing phones on the market to choose from.

Before the holiday season hits, we wanted to pause for a moment and check in to see where everybody is at. It'll only take a minute or two to fill out this State of the Mobile Nations survey, and we'll love you forever if you do. Thanks for participating!

Take the Survey!

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3 years ago

Package Tracker for Win Phone 8 getting update with Lockscreen notifications

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