All Articles by Robert Brand

Nokia reveal more about Dolby sound enhancements going into the Lumia 920 and 820

Nokia reveal more about Dolby sound enhancements going into the Lumia 920 and 820

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Nokia are still telling the compelling story of all they have packed into their upcoming Lumia 820 and 920 devices. We have compiled charts and graphs that include these speeds and feeds but so far, we haven’t touched on their sound capabilities. Our smartphones increasingly act as our only music source so it’s good to see that Nokia haven’t left sound out in the cold for their new...

Bluetooth 4.0 Certification comes to Nokia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices

Bluetooth 4.0 Certification comes to Nokia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices

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This will prove to be good news for those who were slightly disappointed to see Nokia’s new Lumia devices were only going to support Bluetooth 3.1. According to a listing on Bluetooth.org, both the Lumia 820 and 920 support Bluetooth 4.0. Bluetooth 4.0 allows for the transfer of information from super low power devices. The reason it’s a big deal is that it will allow for things like...

Asus WinRT tablet prices leak, leading to wild assumptions on success and failure

Asus WinRT tablet prices leak, leading to wild assumptions on success and failure

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Asus seems to have leaked it’s pricing for its coming Windows 8 tablets and convertibles prompting some to leap to their word processors and get on the fear, uncertainty and doubt bandwagon. We all know that pricing for tablets is an extremely sensitive subject, just yesterday we looked at Steve Ballmer’s interview to see what he had said about Surface pricing. Even though some sites...

Steve Ballmer talks about Microsoft’s epic year whilst sporting two Lumia 920s

Steve Ballmer talks about Microsoft’s epic year whilst sporting two Lumia 920s

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The Seattle Times interviewed CEO Steve Ballmer recently and the man behind Microsoft is sounding quite confident about this year’s upcoming launches. During the interview, Ballmer gave his impression of how momentous this year’s launch line-up will be for Microsoft and he even pulled out two Lumia 920 phones from his pockets. Many have speculated wildly on this interview in relation to...

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

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Interestingly on the eve of another iOS announcement, there are signs that business leaders could be more excited about the combined possibilities of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 than iOS.  Jason Hiner spoke to some IT leaders to see what they were waiting for. The results were surprising. Its no secret that IT departments have begrudgingly come to the current ethos of bringing your...

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

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Nokia, Verizon and Qualcomm look to shake things up during a power conference at the beginning of November The International Wireless Power Summit 2012, set to take place on 1-2 November, will involve industry heavyweights discussing furthering the cause of moving Wireless Power into the mainstream. We have recently seen Nokia go forward and incorporate Qi wireless charging into its new...

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

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Yesterday we saw a whole heap of information presented by Nokia covering hardware and services, with so much to get through some things were only touched upon. One such area was of Nokia’s plans for maps and directions. We’d previously covered Nokia’s goal to maintain leadership in location so this segment was of great interest. During the keynote a much clearer insight into their plans...

Nokia announce more app exclusives: Bloomberg, Michelin, YouSendit and Angry Birds Roost

Nokia announce more app exclusives: Bloomberg, Michelin, YouSendit and Angry Birds Roost

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With the launch of the new Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia has also announced new group of exclusive apps coming to the Lumia line of WIndows Phones. The apps making it to the demo during the Lumia showcase was Angry Birds Roost which will be Nokia only for the first three months of availability. The new Lumia handsets will boast NFC technology and Nokia have secured...