Nokia Lumia 510 Review

When Nokia launched the Lumia 610 a few months back, we felt that it was a very good device to enter into the Windows Phone world but still just a bit more pricey than expected.With the Lumia 510, Nokia brings the Lumia range to a totally new and very budget friendly category of phones. The phone priced at under Rs. 9,999 is the cheapest way to get your hands on a Windows Phone device. The Lumia 510 provides an experience very similar to much higher priced devices in the Windows Phone segment at a fraction of the cost while making some compromises. Read on to find out what we think about the Nokia Lumia 510. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 510 Review”

Nokia Lumia 610 review

When Nokia announced the Lumia 610 back at Barcelona, it was promised that the handset and Windows Phone Tango will usher in a new era of smartphone. Here was a smartphone that was cheap and still performed well, in theory at least. It was a sound idea, but the compromises were just too big. Read on to find out why. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 610 review”

Dear Microsoft, Taking A Screenshot Shouldn’t Be A Privilege Nor A Struggle

I have had the Nokia Lumia 800 in my hands for a couple of weeks and been marveling at the Windows Phone Mango interface and usability. As a blogger, I want to share these with you, but you know what I discovered? You can’t take a screenshot on Windows Phone 7. Actually, you can, but you’ll need to go through so many hoops that you’ll want to kill yourself before the process is done. Here’s a rundown of my trials and tribulations over the past few days with the process, in hope of shedding a light on the sheer silliness of the situation.

First of all, a screenshot may not be vital for all users, but it’s vital for the platform

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Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Welcome to FoneArena’s review of the Nokia Lumia 710. The Lumia 710 is Espoo’s second Windows Phone 7 device. It is Nokia’s designated entry level smartphone aimed at introducing Windows Phone to the masses. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 710 Review”

Nokia Lumia 800 white version hands-on

It seems apt that Nokia has chosen to announced a new colour Lumia 800 this week. Europe has been blankated by snow – so what better way than to celebrate than making official the white version. White is a popular colour for a phone, and while the previous versions has always looked so darn beautiful on the Lumia 800’s Polycarbonate unibody shell, it just isn’t quite as sexy as it is in white. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 800 white version hands-on”

White International Lumia 900 leaked, by Nokia

Yesterday Nokia all but confirmed the white Lumia 800, which we will go hands-on soon. But they also showed off another Windows Phone device. Whether accidental or intentional, the Lumia 900 sans AT&T logo is featured, in plain sight, on their Facebook page. And in white. Continue reading “White International Lumia 900 leaked, by Nokia”

Nokia Lumia 710 unboxing

The Nokia Lumia 710, announced at last year’s Nokia World, is Nokia’s second Windows Phone device. The Mango-powered smartphone will be making its way across stores worldwide.

The Lumia 710 is Nokia’s attempt at making Windows Phone cheaper and accessible to the market. While the Lumia 710 can be considered an ‘entry level’ Windows Phone, the specs says otherwise. Unlike entry level Android phones for example, the Lumia 710 features the same speedy 1.4GHz Snapdragon SoC that powers the Lumia 800. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 710 unboxing”

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Welcome to the FoneArena Nokia Lumia 800 Review. It is barely eight months after Stephen Elop’s infamous burning platform memo, Nokia has announced their first ever Windows Phone 7 device and has even begun shipment to retailers in Europe. Many thought it was impossible, but Nokia did it anyway. Is this a sign that the once complacent giant has finally woken up to the reality of mobile phone business in the 21st century?

Speak to many Nokia employees and in their views are the same: the Lumia 800 is Nokia’s comeback phone. It isn’t the high end device that many hoped for, but it is the first step. After all you need to learn to walk before you run. For Nokia to be able to get the Lumia 800 into the hands of the press eight months after they started working on this device is impressive, but would that be enough. Read on to find out what we think about the new Lumia 800. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 800 Review”

Nokia Lumia 800: Nokia Drive and Nokia Music hands-on


Much has been written about how Nokia would attempt to differentiate their Windows Phone 7 smartphones to other Microsoft OEM licensees. Well now that we have our hands on the new Lumia 800, we can just see how much, if at all, Nokia has customised the UI in their quest to set themselves apart. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 800: Nokia Drive and Nokia Music hands-on”

Nokia Lumia 800 unboxing

A week after the Nokia Lumia 800 was announced, and less than a week after Nokia World 2011 ended, Nokia has begun sending samples of the Nokia Lumia 800 to the press. This is an impressive turnaround compared to previous years. In addition to that Nokia has also announced that the Lumia 800 will be released on 16 November, two weeks from now. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 800 unboxing”

Kik Messenger Introduces New Symbian, Windows Phone Apps At Nokia World

The cross platform messenger service Kik today launched its Symbian and updated Windows Phone apps at the Nokia World conference in London. The messenger competes with the likes of WhatsApp and is also  available on iOS , Android and Blackberry platforms. With the new Symbian app Kik Messenger users should be able to communicate regardless of platform of choice.

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Samsung Omnia W Hands-On

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We already know that recently Samsung India has launched three new smartphones in 3 different platforms namely, Android, BADA and Windows Phone. We attended the launch event in Delhi and here are the hands-on photos of Samsung Omnia W. Continue reading “Samsung Omnia W Hands-On”

Nokia 710 spotted over at Nokia Developer

My Nokia Blog reports that a Nokia 710 was spotted over at Nokia Developer earlier today. The phone sports specifications which are very similar to those suggested for Mango devices. Interestingly the OS is named as Maemo Internet Tablet 2008 but that is obviously meant to cover up the presence of Windows Phone 7 on the hardware.

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HTC Arrive gets updated to Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

HTC Arrive which was launched in March this year, with a sliding qwerty keyboard and a 1GHz processor running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, has received a Windows Phone 7.5 update which can be seen on Sprint’s site which was just updated.

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Nokia World 2011 – Five steps to do it right!

I have been a supporter of Nokia ever since i have started using mobile phones. I guess everyone knows about the enormous downswing Nokia has experienced the last couple of years, when they basically slept when every trend was born and then tried to keep up with some rather unspectacular attempts. Even the current crop of Symbian phones can not keep up with the pace of the mobile world. Those may be harsh words, but it is as it is, and I am saying this as a long time supporter. However, the absolut lowest point in Nokia’s history was reached at the infamous February 11 keynote. Not because of the Windows Phone/Microsoft partnership announcement, it’s more the way that everything about that keynote felt last minute. Poorly executed. Poorly communicated. Poorly translated by media and blogs. And then an even worse follow-up. The end of Nokia predictions and announcements have been following, as usual. Of course, every one with an IQ higher than a glass of mustard did not buy into this, without even seeing it all play out. Average Joe on the street however, will believe those reports, and will stop buying Nokia phones because of this and that .. that is, if he didn’t jump ship already!

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Nokia World 2011 is just around the corner and since I can’t make it this year, I thought I at least wanna send some hopes and wishes in Nokia’s directions. I feel like this year’s Nokia World is a very important, if not THE most important one in history, simply because there’s so much at stake. If done right, this could be the start of Nokia’s race back to the top. Sure, it won’t be easy, but it’ll be a good start. I am not sure if those are the right points to bring Nokia forward, but in my humble opinion they are:

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