First rumored details of next Lumia device surface
Details of Nokia's next smartphone may have started leaking, just one week after the company launched its long-rumored Nokia X Android device range. A device claimed to be codenamed "Martini" may be the next major Lumia release from the company, though there is currently little in the way of information for what the device will be capable of, aside from the name and operating system.
Five-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor in Nokia Lumia Icon
Nokia has launched its Lumia Icon, a Windows Phone 8 device that is exclusive to Verizon. Surfacing in earlier rumors, the Lumia Icon takes most of the specifications of the Lumia 1520 and squeezes it down into a much smaller device, and is fronted by a 5-inch Full HD display with Nokia ClearBlack technology for viewing the screen in direct sunlight.
Choice of Lumia 520, Lumia 521 when buying Xbox Music Pass subscription
Microsoft is offering a budget Nokia smartphone and anXbox Music Pass subscription from the Microsoft Store for $99, for a limited time. The offer, available in the United States and Puerto Rico, consists of a 12-month subscription to the music service, along with the choice of either a Lumia 520 on AT&T or a Lumia 521 on T-Mobile, as off-contract devices.
Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Nokia Camera App heading to Lumia devices
Nokia has started offering its Lumia Black update for Lumia devices worldwide, after its initial rollout in the United States. The upgrade, which will take place over the next few weeks, will include a number of improvements including Windows Phone 8 Update 3, App Folders for easier Start screen personalization and grouping of apps, and support for Bluetooth LE.
Nokia's Lumia 1520 sells out of initial Indian run
Nokia's Lumia 1520 handset appears to have seen initial success following its launch in India. The six-inch, Windows Phone 8-powered phablet has sold through all color options in that country, WinBeta notes, just days after its debut. The quick sell-through is surprising, given the Indian market's typical preference for lower cost handsets.
Dual-SIM smartphone homescreen shows possible Lumia 630 name
Two separate leaks suggest Nokia is still working on new mobile devices, despite the impending acquisition of its Devices and Services division by Microsoft. The home screen of a device codenamed Moneypenny has apparently surfaced, at the same time as new images of a protective cover for the long-rumored Lumia 929.
Verizon upgrades Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini to Android KitKat
Verizon is rolling out Android KitKat to its current range of Droid smartphones. Owners of the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini will receive the update from today onwards, with version 4.4 of the operating system bringing a full-screen mode, camera improvements, an updated Droid Zap app, an update for Motorola Assist, and support for the Fitbit, among other items.
Nokia says Lumia 2520 is business up front, party in the rear
It's apparently "business up front, party in the back" for Nokia's new Lumia 2520, as a new commercial from the Finnish hardware maker compares the tablet to a mullet. The spot for the company's Windows RT-powered device spends more time focusing on haircuts and filthy fingernails than it does Nokia's actual tablet. The goal of the app may be to highlight the 2520's capabilities as both a productivity and entertainment device, but its reception in the tech media so far has been marked by puzzlement.
Nokia steps in to provide Galaxy S4 owner with new phone
Nokia has offered a free Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia device to a man whose Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire earlier this month. Richard Wygand's GS4 smoked and burned while it was charging, and Samsung's reaction to his posting images of the device on the Internet sparked a controversy last week, as the South Korean tech giant appeared to try to buy Wygand's silence with the promise of a new phone. Nokia contacted Wygan and offered him a Lumia by Twitter.
Smaller Nokia tablet retains 1080p IPS display of Lumia 2520
More details for Nokia's rumored 8.3-inch tablet have surfaced, suggesting that the Lumia 2020 will ship with a 1080p-resolution IPS display. The device, a smaller form of the Lumia 2520 tablet, was spotted alongside its larger stablemate on import entries to India, which if true would see both tablets aiming to be released in the country in the future.
Aereo launching cloud DVR service in Baltimore on December 16
Aereo has revealed that it will be launching its cloud-based DVR service in Baltimore in time for Christmas. Residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area, including 11 central Maryland counties, will be able to sign up and subscribe to the service when it goes live on December 16th, though this will still leave Aereo considerably short of its goal of expanding to 22 US cities before the end of this year.
Leaked photo shows Verizon-branded Lumia 929
Nokia apparently will soon release its Lumia 929 smartphone on Verizon, as images of the device have shown up on the Internet. Windows Phone Central published leaked images of the device on Saturday, seemingly confirming that Verizon will get a special White colorway of the handset. Serial leaker @evleaks also published photos of the deviceThe release date for the device is as yet unknown, but a number of leaks have shown off what will likely be its specifications.
Nokia's new Windows RT tablet still has bugs
Nokia's newly released Lumia 2520 tablet appears to suffer from a screen malfunction that causes it to become inoperable until reset. The issue emerged this week in a Nokia device support forum, with several commenters saying the displays on their just-bought devices will not wake from sleep mode. The issue, when it occurs, does not resolve itself until the device is reset.
Design of Lumia 525 largely unchanged from predecessor
Nokia has launched its rumored successor to the Lumia 520, its popular Windows Phone smartphone. The Lumia 525 is relatively unchanged from the Lumia 520 for the most part, with it sharing a similar design and internals, though the original's 512MB of RAM has been upgraded to 1GB, which will certainly help performance in apps.
Nokia phablet with 20MP PureView camera out in UK, Australia soon
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has landed in Australia, following its launch in the United States and other countries. Not to be outdone, the six-inch phablet with a 1080p display will also be heading to the United Kingdom for launch on December 6th, with both carriers and third-party retailers said to be stocking the device.
Line reaches 300M users, aims for 500M within 2014
Mobile messaging app Line has passed the 300 million user milestone, increasing from 200 million in just four months, with CEO Akira Morikawa aiming for the company to reach 500 million users in total within 2014. While the company has previously tried to drum up interest in the United States, Line states that the largest growth areas are in fact regions such as Spain and Mexico, with future expansion plans targeting India, Turkey, and Western Europe.
Smaller Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored for release early next year
Nokia could be planning to release a smaller Windows RT tablet in the coming months, one that would in theory compliment its current 10.1-inch Lumia 2520, according to a new rumor. The Lumia 2020, thought to be the eight-inch "Illusionist" tablet that surfaced earlier this month, could be heading to market in the first quarter of 2014.
Windows Phone app updated with new name, new look
Nokia has rebranded its music streaming service for Lumia smartphones, and has updated its Windows Phone app at the same time. Nokia MixRadio operates in a similar manner to the advertisement-free Nokia Music service it is replacing, this time with a greater emphasis on the downloadable mixes, as well as introducing a personalized mix.
Windows RT-powered Lumia tablet set to launch next week
Nokia next Friday will launch the Lumia 2520, its recently unveiled Windows RT tablet, on November 22, the company revealed today. A post on Nokia's Conversations blog confirmed that the Lumia 2520 would be available in retail outlets next week. A 4G LTE version of the device will also be available in AT&T retail outlets and online.
App allows for focal point to change after photograph has been taken
Nokia is rolling out its Lytro-style Refocus app to other devices in the Lumia range with high-resolution cameras. The PureView-equipped Lumia 1020, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928 now join the Lumia 1520 in being able to change the point of focus in a photograph after it has been taken rather than before, with the app now appearing in the Windows Phone Store.
Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders open in US, ships November 22nd
AT&T has opened up pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, with the device shipping on November 22nd, later than first thought. Priced at $200 on a two-year contract, $585 off-contract, and $27 per month under AT&T Next, the Lumia 1520 offers a six-inch 1080p IPS display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera on the back.
Nokia doubles down on Windows RT tablets with Illusionist
Nokia may release a Windows RT-powered 8-inch tablet in the near future, doubling down on its investment in Microsoft's troubled mobile Windows platform. Serial tech secret leaker @evleaks tipped the existence of a device code-named Illusionist on Monday, though the tweet did not give a time frame for the Illusionist's launch. An 8-inch device would complement Nokia's existing Windows RT-powered Lumia 2520, which is a 10.1-inch slate.
Lumia 929 shown complete with Verizon branding, PureView camera
Photographs for two unannounced Nokia Lumia devices have surfaced, suggesting that two more device launches are in the works before the company hands its mobile phone arm over to Microsoft. The Lumia 525 has appeared in a filing with a Chinese certification agency, while another report offers a large number of close-up photographs of the Lumia 929.
Lumia sales improve year-on-year from 2.9M to 8.8M
Nokia has made an unexpected operating profit of 118 million euros ($162 million) for the third quarter, according to its latest financial results. The profit, stemming from net sales of 5.66 billion euros ($7.8 billion), is a marked turn-around from the $755 million lost for the same period last year, and helps to compensate for the $151 million operating loss it endured in the second quarter.
Video shows off new aluminum Windows Phone device
Nokia appears to have a new, high build quality Windows Phone 8 device in the works, as a new video has emerged showing what is said to be the Lumia 929. The video showed up on the WPCentral forums, having been posted to the YouTube account of SDphones on Saturday. It appears to show a Lumia device with an aluminum construction, much like the company's Lumia 928 from earlier this year.
Refocus app allows for Lytro-style post-shot refocusing of image
A number of software updates for Windows Phone and Lumia devices have been announced at Nokia's media event earlier today. Apps such as Vine and Flipboard for Windows Phone were demonstrated running on Windows Phone, while a number of photography related updates for PureView devices were also revealed.
Six-inch Nokia phablets include premium, mid-range offerings
Nokia has revealed a pair of Lumia phablets, a first for the manufacturer. Both the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320 sport six-inch displays and Windows Phone 8, and though the two are superficially similar, the Lumia 1520 is a premium offering, while the 1320 is meant to be a more affordable, lower-specification model.
Lumia tablet packs Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB expandable storage
Nokia has launched its rumored "Sirius" tablet during its Nokia World event. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows RT slate that packs a 10.1-inch 1080p AH-IPS display, which is claimed to be bright enough to read outdoors and is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, as well as retaining most of the design language of the Lumia range despite the increase in size.
Nokia's Lumia sales continue to creep up
Sales of Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phone-powered devices continue to creep upward, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Finnish phone maker, whose mobile division was recently bought by Microsoft, is said to have sold more than eight million Lumia devices in the third quarter of this year, up from 7.4 million in the previous quarter. Should the new figures bear out in Nokia's forthcoming earnings statement, that would mark the fourth straight quarter of increasing smartphone sales for the firm.
Nokia offers free Netflix to Vodafone UK Lumia customers
Nokia is offering a free subscription to Netflix to customers buying certain Lumia devices on Vodafone in the United Kingdom. Originally reported by the Financial Times and later confirmed on the Vodafone website, the purchase of the Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 will provide six months of Netflix, while the Lumia 1020 includes a free full year subscription to the video streaming service.
Nokia World event set to introduce first phablet, tablet
Nokia has issued an unusual teaser for its forthcoming Nokia World event scheduled for October 22 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pictured appears to be to the previously leaked Nokia Lumia 2520 6-inch Windows Phone phablet and the similarly leaked Windows RT 8.1 tablet codenames known as the Sirius. Also pictured, intriguingly, is a notebook – it could be a literal representation of the ad copy, which reads ‘Watch the action on your screen of choice,’ or a reference to Nokia’s upcoming acquisition by Microsoft and an acknowledgement of the close integration of its devices and Microsoft’s Windows empire.
Suggested to slot into Lumia range above Lumia 625
Nokia may be preparing to launch a large-screened mobile phone that will apparently be a flagship "budget category" Windows Phone device. The Lumia 1320, previously codenamed internally as "Batman," could be one of the last few devices to leak ahead of the phone manufacturer holds its Nokia World event on October 22nd.
Windows Phone 8, Nokia firmware adds new camera app, FM radio
AT&T will be rolling out updates to some Windows Phone 8 devices used on its network later today, according to a post on the carrier's forum. The General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) update for Windows Phone 8, along with the Amber firmware for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, will start to appear as a notification on subscriber devices later today, with the updates downloadable over a Wi-Fi connection.
Rear 20MP camera, 5-inch display touted on Lumia 929
A pair of images said to show the front and backsides of the Nokia Lumia 929 have surfaced. The leaked promotional renders of the device, apparently heading to Verizon complete with carrier branding, shows what has been said to be a large display slightly smaller than the rumored 6-inch Lumia 1520, suggesting it could have a 5-inch screen.
Android project persists amid buyout process
Nokia is reportedly continuing to develop Android phones despite the buyout agreement with Microsoft. The report follows recent leaks pointing to a secret program that is said to have successfully installed Google's mobile OS on the Finnish cellphone maker's Lumia hardware.
Six-inch Nokia phablet, 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet could be shown
Nokia is holding an event on October 22, which is expected to be the launch of the six-inch Lumia 1520 and possibly the 'Sirius' tablet as well. The event itself is believed to have been delayed from a late-September launch, though it is reported that the original plans were pushed back due to the announced acquisition by Microsoft.
Nokia Lumia 1520 gets new photo leak ahead of launch
The forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 'Bandit' Windows Phone 8 phablet has had the clearest pictures of it leaked yet. The 6-inch device will ship with the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 on board which brings with it both 1080p support and support for quad-core processors for the first time. The device has been pictured in photos next to the recently announced Sony Xperia Z1 5-inch smartphone to give a better sense of how much bigger it is than previous Windows Phone 8 devices.
HTC sells stake in Saffron Digital
HTC has announced that it is selling off its 100-percent stake in Saffron Digital, which had been acquired in 2011. The division had specialized in mobile multimedia delivery, suggesting HTC was working on its own video delivery service. HTC is selling Saffron for $47 million, taking a slight hit compared to its original purchase price.
Nokia Lumia 1020 due on Telus, Rogers in Canada in the future
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be heading to Canadian carriers in the near future. The phone producer's Twitter feed for Canada states that the camera, complete with its 41-megapixel rear camera, will be available to buy on both Rogers and Telus soon. Launch dates and prices for each carrier were not revealed, but should be a similar cost to that of the AT&T version, namely around $300 on a two-year contract.
Nokia tablets leaks out with Verizon 4G LTE branding, thin design
The Nokia 1520 codenamed 'Bandit' has been given its first photo leak ahead of its expected availability in the US this November. The device in the photo appears to carry the same 6-inch front glass panel with Nokia branding that leaked out of a Chinese factory in late July. When it arrives, it will be the first Windows Phone 8 device with a display greater than 5-inches, and will be one of the first with a 1080p display.
AT&T rumored to carry Nokia Lumia 925 from next month
The Nokia Lumia 925 will allegedly make its way to AT&T next month for $99 on-contract. The smartphone, said to be replacing the Lumia 920 currently offered by the carrier by WPCentral, will apparently go on sale two months after the device launched on T-Mobile in the United States, and could head to other US carriers in the coming months.
Lumia 820 used by cabin crew to provide near real-time card processing
Microsoft has revealed that Delta Airlines has made a large purchase of Nokia devices, for use by flight attendants. Over 19,000 Nokia Lumia 820s were bought by the airline, which will end up being employed by cabin crew as onboard point-of-sale devices, complete with an attached card reader for near real-time credit card processing.
Nokia commences rollout of Amber update to Lumia phones
Nokia has started to roll out the Amber update for Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8. The rollout, set to occur throughout August until the end of September according to Nokia Conversations, will introduce the Smart Camera app, improved image processing, the Nokia Pro Camera for Lumia 920, 925, and 928; Nokia Glance Screen for when phones are inactive, faster map updates, changes to Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, and a new FM radio app.
Nokia pushes camera capabilities in epic new Lumia 1020 ad
Nokia has released a highly dramatized video that is designed to highlight the power of the 41-megapixel PureView camera built into its Lumia 1020 flagship smartphone. The video uses extensive CGI to animate in microscopic detail how light is captured by the lens and is captured by the sensor. It then shows the light particles being converted into digital signals before it is displayed to the user on the Lumia 1020's PureMotion HD+ display.
Larger than 5-inch 1080p display touted, possible launch in September
Nokia could be launching its first Windows Phone phablet later this year, according to a new rumor. The device is also said to be the first of a "new era" of quad-core Nokia Lumia smartphones, potentially increasing the performance when compared to dual-core device launches from the company, such as the Lumia 1020.
Nokia claims its Lumia smartphone cameras are better than the iPhone
Nokia has copied the Samsung and Microsoft's attack ad approach towards the success of Apple and its iPhone. In this instance, Nokia parodies the style and language of Apple's recent iPhone "Photos Every Day" ad that highlighted the popularity of the iPhone camera and ending with the statement, "every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera." Nokia counters this in its latest Lumia ad claiming, "every day, better photos are taken on Nokia Lumias than any other mobile."
NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 keyring uses Windows Phone app for tracking location
Nokia is making an accessory for its Lumia device range that will help users find keys or other attached objects, according to a report. The "Treasure Tag," claimed to be launching in the next few weeks, will use a combination of NFC for initial pairing and Bluetooth signals to track the location of the tag in relation to the smartphone.
Expansion to 19 new cities could help pull customers from Cricket Wireless
MetroPCS has expanded its network by another 15 markets, making the carrier effectively double its reach in less than three months. The roll out to 19 new cities is accompanied by the addition of two new 4G LTE-enabled smartphones for the phone network, namely the LG Optimus F3, and the carrier's first Windows Phone 8 device, the Nokia Lumia 521.
AT&T starts shipping 42MP Nokia Lumia 1020 to customers
AT&T has started selling the Nokia Lumia 1020 to customers. Available as a pre-order since July 16th, the Windows Phone 8 smartphone with the 41-megapixel PureView camera and Carl Zeiss lens is now shipping from the carrier's online store, and is expected to be in retail locations later today or over the weekend. The Lumia 1020 is priced at $300 when bought on a two-year contract, $659 off-contract, or $33 per month under AT&T Next.