Microsoft rolling out firmware update to enable 4G support for some Lumia phones in India

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Microsoft India is currently rolling out a minor software update to select Lumia devices to support 4G LTE networks. As Airtel continues to roll out its 4G service across the country Microsoft saw the need to enable 4G radios on devices which have the functionality built into the hardware but lacked the necessary software. So if you are using a Microsoft or Nokia Lumia device which has support for 4G globally, you should update your device to make the jump to 4G. Continue reading “Microsoft rolling out firmware update to enable 4G support for some Lumia phones in India”

Nokia brings NexGTV for Lumia and Nokia X devices with live streaming of IPL

Nokia has launched few apps across its platforms just in time for Indian Premier League(IPL). With the launch of its new apps, Nokia wants its customers to to get the best of the IPL experience by keeping track of latest scores, listening to commentary, engaging with their favorite players on social platforms and to top it off – watch the match LIVE.

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Nokia Lumia 525 Review

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Nokia Lumia 525 Review

When the Nokia Lumia 520 was launched at the Mobile World Congress event last year, not many knew that the company just introduced its first best seller in the Lumia series. It went on to become the most popular Windows Phone ever made, for the fantastic value it offered for the money. But there was one longstanding issue that Nokia had to fix, the small amount of RAM that denied a lot of people new games and apps that were trickling down to Windows Phone.

So, in the series of upgrades that Nokia delivered to existing hardware with small changes, aka adding a 5 to the model number and re-releasing it, we now have the Lumia 525 that fixes the one issue that most wanted fixed. Hence the Lumia 525 comes with 1 GB of RAM and a minor look and feel refresh but overall retains everything else about the Lumia 520 because may be Nokia thought “why fix something that isn’t broke?”. So, how does the Lumia 525 match up to the newly re-invigorated competition, and what does the 1 GB of RAM bring? Let’s find out in our in depth review.

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Nokia brings folders to Windows Phone with its Black Update for all Lumia WP8 devices starting today

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One of the most requested features on Windows Phone(since 7), creating folders on the start screen, has been fulfilled by Nokia in its latest firmware update “Lumia Black”. The update, slated to be available for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices, was already available for the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1020(AT&T), but begins its official rollout with the brand new folders feature today. Nokia has been the clear leader in Windows Phone, so it bringing a highly requested feature is nothing new, as we have seen so many features being implemented by the company in the past. The new folders feature will just be one among the many that Nokia users will get with the latest Lumia Black update that will eventually roll out to all the Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices soon.

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An official hands on of the update –

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Nokia MixRadio – A new refreshed Nokia Music Service

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Nokia is still one of the most loved brands in India, and Indians are quite music loving people. Nokia understood that massive business opportunity few years back and before the competition, launched Nokia OVI Music services globally and in India. Back then Nokia was the only mobile manufacturer invested heavily in Entertainment and Music services in India. Yes, world had Apple iTunes but in India Nokia Ovi Music was the only service with massive tie-ups with majority of Music Labels, Artists, Copyright Owners, etc. Nokia Dropped the OVI branding and their Music services renamed to Nokia Music. Continue reading “Nokia MixRadio — A new refreshed Nokia Music Service”

Nokia is back in the smartphone race as it becomes the fourth largest smartphone brand in US

Nokia posted its Q3 2013 sales report a week back and it showed signs that the Finnish mobile phone giant is slowly fighting its way back into the smartphone race. Nokia saw a successfully Q3 2013 where it sold 8.8 million Lumia smartphones which was 1.4 million more than its previous quarter – Q2 2013 where it managed to sell around 7.4 million smartphones. During the course of Q3, the biggest gain for Nokia was the increase in Lumia smartphone sales in USA.

During Q2 2013, Nokia sold less than half a million Lumia smartphones in US and that numbers hugely improved as Nokia was able to sell nearly 1.4 million smartphones in USA during Q3 2013. The entry range smartphones like Lumia 520 were the driving force behind Nokia’s surge in the smartphone market in US.

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Half of the Angry Birds games go free for Windows Phone 8

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Angry Birds has been a longstanding mega hit gaming franchise from Rovio and usually, a copy sells for 99 cents, or 55 Indian rupees, in the local currency. There was a time when the original game went free for a while, as a part of Nokia’s promotion, but suddenly now, half of the collection has gone free. We are not sure if this is a store glitch or something, but exactly half of the Angry Birds collection has gone free in the Indian Windows Phone 8 Store. The games that have gone free are – Original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, while the Seasons, Rio and Space are still showing as paid.

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Asphalt 8, Temple Run 2, Danger Dash, FIFA 14 and more games coming to Windows Phone 8

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Along with the new device announcements at Nokia World, several major apps and games also have been announced as “coming soon” to Windows Phone 8 devices. Instagram, Vien and Flipboard aside, there are a lot of big games coming to the platform too, albeit a bit later than its Android and iOS counterparts. Some of the big names include Asphalt 8: Airborne, Temple Run 2 and Danger Dash. Other notable additions are My Talking Tom, which has been a favorite on iPhones for a long time, and Ubisoft’s Rabbid Big Bangs and the popular platformer Rayman Fiesta Run.

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Nokia have reportedly sold at least 8 million Lumias last quarter, claims WSJ

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In a run up to the Nokia World event set to happen on the 22nd of this month, the Wall Street Journal has published a piece on Nokia, Elop and its future. The report also serves us new information that Nokia have reportedly sold at least 8 million Lumias last quarter, spanning from July to September, which is a more than double of what they had sold the same quarter, last year. This information, credited to “people familiar with the matter” is nothing surprising considering the fact that Nokia had sold 7.4 million Lumias the quarter before, with the momentum of the low cost Lumia 520 and other cheaper devices gaining marketshare all around the world. Major growth markets like India have seen a remarkably fast uptake of the Lumia 520, which is possibly the most VFM phone available, and this has naturally applied to other markets as well.

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Nokia Glance Background beta brings Sleeping Screen personalization to Windows Phone

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We all have, at one point in time, used a Symbian phone. Some of us have even used Symbian^3 phones, which had some unique Nokia software on them. One of those was the Sleeping screen beta that added glance-able notifications and nifty personalization options on a standby screen that is usually devoid of anything useful. Nokia had launched a similar thing for Windows Phone earlier with the Amber update, called the Glance screen, but it lacked and still lacks some of the functionality that came with Sleeping screen. In an effort to bring this unique feature on par with what Symbian had, the company has released a new Glance Background app through its beta channel. The app lets you choose your own wallpaper for the idle glance screen of your Windows Phone. Note that the 520 and the 625 are the only two devices that do not support this feature, the rest of the Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices do, and it works really well.

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Nokia Lumia 929 heading to Verizon, leak shows off 20MP camera and Windows Phone GDR3

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What you see above is a leaked press image of the Nokia Lumia 929, a device heading to the Verizon network in USA, exclusively. The image comes via @evleaks who has a good track record of getting it right. So, assuming the name is right, the Lumia 929 sports a 20 Megapixel PureView Camera on its back, which is purportedly the same one that is coming up on the Lumia 1520 too. The device also looks to have a polycarbonate matte body, which looks similar to the one on the Lumia 720.

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Nokia wants to reinvent innovation, teases an event on October 22nd

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Nokia has released the above picture on its social media channels, signaling an event in the middle east(likely Dubai or Abu Dhabi) on October 22nd, presumably for the Lumia 1520 Phablet and the Nokia Sirius Windows RT tablet launch. This news comes after rumours that Nokia might delay or cancel some of its products after the Microsoft deal, which makes some sense as some products may overlap within the same company, but if the teaser is to be believed, we will definitely see the Lumia 1520 at least, with the Sirius launch now a big question mark.

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Nokia Lumia 925 Blind Test Shootout – Results

Over a week ago, we conducted a quick blind test between the Nokia Lumia 925 and other popular devices. We had also opened two polls for you, the readers, to find out which one of them the Lumia 925 was, and which one of them produced the best results. Having amassed over a thousand votes, it is now time to reveal all the full resolution samples and the respective devices that were used to shoot them. Are you ready?

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Nokia Lumia 625 Unboxing

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It might be really hard to believe, but the Nokia Lumia 625, that launched recently, is the company’s largest phone till date, with respect to screen size. The UK Retail box of the 4.7 inch device just landed in our labs and naturally, we were bothered enough to unbox it and take a overview of the device on video, watch –

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Nokia Pro Cam on the Lumia 925 – a Walkthrough

Much has been said about the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its amazing camera prowess, but what made it fun was using the camera interface. Yes, the interface, also known as the Nokia Pro Cam, provided the much needed control and versatility for the robust camera hardware that Nokia packed in the Lumia 1020. But the other PureView devices are no exception either and Nokia made sure that 920, 925 and 928 users get the Pro Cam, and eventually they did. We immediately installed it onto the Nokia Lumia 925 and found it to work really well, just like how we found it on the Lumia 1020 earlier. So, we made a video to show you how awesome it is, take a look at the video walk through below and go past the break for a detailed walk through in images and text with bonus samples –

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