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Canceled Nokia Lumia prototype surfaces with impressively slim bezels

A new prototype for a canceled Nokia Lumia device has surfaced, showing off an impressively thin bezels design that could have eventually made their way to the Windows Phone line.


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Argentinian retailer Fravega starts using Microsoft branding to sell Nokia Lumia phones

Retailers in Argentina are starting to sell Nokia Lumia smartphones using Microsoft branding now. At least one retailer, Fravega, in the area is now selling Nokia's Windows Phones through the use of store signs and displays that bear Microsoft's name and logo. Though the phones themselves have not switched over to the Microsoft Mobile branding, it looks like changes are starting to happen with retail banners.


Nokia Strategy Summit: Lumia portfolio gains momentum in India

We are in Goa, the beautiful beach state in West India, for the sixth edition of the annual Nokia Strategy Summit. Apart from the sun and sand, it’s been a summit of nostalgia (last summit before the Microsoft acquisition), a reflection on a successful 2013, and way forward for 2014.


Nokia gets festive with a comical Lumia Christmas tale

I can't say I'm a big fan of getting up early on a Sunday morning but at least today I had something to smile about once I dived into my emails. Nokia U.S. are officially oozing Christmas spirit with the latest video to hit their YouTube channel


Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

As the India smartphone market overall grew by 229% year over year (YoY) in the third quarter of 2013, Nokia's Lumia range of devices continued to show a growth trajectory and garnered close to 5% market share. In the mobile phone market in India, Nokia is on the second spot, close on the heels of market leader – Samsung. This latest data coincides with the continued strong growth in India for Windows Phone.


Nokia and HTC steal top spots at international design competition for Windows Phone efforts

Windows Phone 8 launched over half a year ago and the message was clear from both HTC and Nokia. Devices were going to be loud, colorful, and playful. They were to be an expression of the operating system they housed inside. The HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 led the charge of premium handsets we could choose from. Both OEMs have recently been recognized for their work by the industrial design community. They did it by taking top spots in the communication tools category at the International Design Excellence Awards.


Nokia Storage Check gets some bug fixes in latest update

The Nokia Storage Check app for Windows Phone has gotten a small update to version 1.2.1.2. Unlike the last bump, which added some significant features, this is just some bug fixes.


Bring your Lumia: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf begin official Qi wireless-charging rollout

What do San Francisco Microsoft fans love more than coffee? Free wireless charging for their Nokia Lumia devices of course!

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has integrated wireless charging docks into their shop tables for customers to charge any QI enabled phone. The move is an obvious promotion by Nokia (which was announced last December) as the table is plastered in their logos – not to mention the Nokia brochures sitting on the side. Despite the advertisements being for the Nokia Lumia, if you have smartphone with a wireless charging case – you can join in on the fun.


Windows Phone advertisements pop up at AMC theaters and gives your popcorn bag a makeover

Microsoft’s push for Windows Phone has to lead to advertising popping up in a variety of locations; the latest includes your popcorn bag at AMC Theaters.

The American movie theater chain’s popcorn bag features a blown up view of Windows Phone’s signature start screen with a side caption reading “Meet the only phone with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to what matters most.” Movie goers can then scan a QR code to demo Windows Phone on their own device.


Share your Cinemegraph on Twitter and win some cool prizes from Nokia

Nokia loves to run promotions that highlight features on their phones vs. other OEMs. Right now they’re running a contest called Nokia Lumia Challenge that highlights photography features on their Windows Phones. The first part of the contest back in mid-January was to photograph color match your Lumia to its surroundings and photograph it. The second part starts today and is all about making creative cinemegraphs.


Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 Windows Phones evidently exist and are coming soon

With Mobile World Congress 2013 just around the corner, it makes sense that we start hearing about some new phones from Nokia.  Up on the list are the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, expected sequels to the current Lumia 510 and Lumia 710 series but with OS upgrades and more refined specifications.

The news come via recent filing with Indonesia's equivalent to the FCC, lending heavy credence to their existence (that and we are expecting a 710-follow up with Windows Phone 8). The Lumia 720 (RM-885), listed as manufactured in China, could be destined for many markets including T-Mobile US where the Flame was recently outed. Likewise, the Lumia 510 (RM-914) is also listed on the Indonesia filing.


It's Carnival Time... Nokia and Samsung Windows Phones head to Brazil

Cissa Magazine, a popular Brazilian retail website, has announced that they will be getting a plethora of Windows Phone 8 handsets. In this case, a plethora means the Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620. According to Cissa Magazine's comment on WindowsPhoneBrazil's page, the phones will be available in early February...


Tickets for the Nokia + Deadmau5 event in London now available

Nokia's Deadmau5 event has opened up to the public, with tickets available for everyone to grab while they still last. We're expecting a large show with the Canadian artist blowing the roof off with intense sounds. We'll be attending, but we're sure Nokia will publish coverage of the event itself, so stay tuned if you're unable to attend.


Windows Phone and Surface both guest star in Hawaii Five-O episode

 

Hawaii Five-O, a TV show currently on CBS here in the states that is a "re-imaging" of the popular series by the same name. I had no clue people watched the newest incarnation, but I've been informed it's quite popular. Anyways, the Nokia Lumia 900/920 and Surface RT both make an appearance in the latest episode.


Most Verizon Lumia 822s and 8Xs start shipping out tomorrow

If you pre-ordered a Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless, rejoice! According to screenshots from Verizon's website, your phone will be shipping out tomorrow ... that is, unless you ordered a red HTC 8X. In that case, you can expect it in another week or so, on November 21. None of this is set in stone, however, so don't go blaming us if it takes a little longer. I went through the steps of choosing a HTC 8X in my region, Massachusetts, and got shipping dates ranging from November 15 to November 21. All of the Nokia Lumia 822s showed up as immediately available.


UK availability dates for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

Nokia has confirmed the available dates and exclusivity arrangements for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 today.

We have already had a list of those in the UK set to stock the devices but now we know a little bit more including how long the EE exclusive will last for the UK. Let’s clear this up.


Verizon's Nokia Lumia 822 checks in at FCC?

Midway through last week we saw the first real pictures of Verizon's upcoming Nokia Lumia 822 and then heading into the weekend learned a little more about it. Now, a posting over at the FCC reveals that the Lumia 822, may have checked in for certification. A filing for a device known simply as the RM-845 has cropped up with similar measurements to the Nokia Lumia 820, which the 822 is modeled after, and sporting Verizon's CDMA and LTE frequency bands. It also shows a MicroSD slot, which distinguishes it from other Nokia WP8 devices, like the Lumia 920.

The RM-845 is listed as having both NFC as well as quad-band HSPA 3G for international roaming. It may not be the flagship Nokia phone that people were hoping Verizon would get, but it's certainly a good first step. There hasn't been any concrete timetable announced, but with the likely Lumia 822 now in the hands of the FCC, we could possibly see it in time for Microsoft's October 29 launch of Windows Phone 8.

Source: FCC; Via:Engadget; Thanks for the tip, MaulerX!


Nokia Lumia Windows Phone challenge heads to Sweden

A new video has been published on YouTube that shows the Nokia Lumia team in Sweden challenging the general public to see if their competitor smartphone can best a Windows Phone at common tasks. We've previously seen similar campaigns in the UK with the "Dare to Live" tour and Ben Rudolph's Smoked by Windows Phone that started the challenges off at MWC 2012.

You know the drill already, whether it be uploading a photo to Facebook or locating the nearest restaurant for directions, the smartphone to complete said task is crowned the winner. As one can see from the video, the Nokia Lumia held its ground.


DEAL ALERT: T-Mobile showing Dad some love with free Windows Phones

T-Mobile is running a an awesome 2-day Fathers Day sale that includes a couple Windows Phones.

Today and tomorrow, you can snag a slew of 4G phones, tablets and hotspots for free with a new 2-year contract. Amongst the myriad devices is HTC's Radar 4G and Nokia's Lumia 710, which is available in both black and white. All devices are free after rebate and are available both online and in brick and mortar stores.

So if you're looking to avoid one of those "Cats in the Cradle" situations, head over to T-Mobile June 15-16 and get the old man some 4G goodness.

Source: T-Mobile; Via: WindowsPhoneDaily


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