Skype has just released the full version(earlier it was in beta) for Windows Phone over the Windows Phone Marketplace.The popular VoIP app is available for download for free over the marketplace.
Currently Microsoft has Tested and verified the following Window Phone Devices whch can perfectly run the Skype 1.0 app without any issue,here is the list of certified devices,
• Nokia Lumia 710
• Nokia Lumia 800
• Nokia Lumia 900
• HTC Titan
• HTC Radar
• Samsung Focus S
• Samsung Focus Flash
At the moment the low end Tango based devices which run on 256MB devices,as reported earlier on their blog post
,that Skype would require atleast 512MB of memory to install and Run Skype on a Windows Phone devices.
As we know Microsoft updated their Hardware Specifications for the lower end Windows Phone Devices with minimum 256MB RAM,after which we saw the release of devices like the Nokia Lumia 610,ZTE Orbit with these new low end hardware specifications.So there are known issues wihlow end devices running the Skype app.
But according to Nokia that is not the case,in fact Nokia itself came forward and reported to Engadget
,about the app which ran perfectly wellon Lumia 610,stating that there were some initial challenges running the app on it.Though they didn’t went into detailing what challenges they faced while making it run on the lower end windows phone.
At the moment there is no word on other low end devices being able to run the skype app,we can expect the upcoming version of the app to be compatible with the low end devices .
It was less than a month ago that we reported about the 50,000 app milestone for Windows Phone apps and within a month of reaching that mark Windows Phone has leaped up with a 10,000 more apps to get that tally up to the 60,000 marks giving the marketplace a perfect kick-start for the year.
As reported Earlier by AllAboutWindowsPhone the marketplace is growing at an astounding rate of over 400 apps per day,which was around 265 apps per day when it reached the milestone 50,000 figure.It took the marketplace 40 days to reach the previous 10,000 apps leap i.e from(40,000-50,000).
So if all goes well it wont be surprising to see the 100,000 apps mark at the start of the Second Quarter of 2012.With the coming updates for Windows Phone like Tango and the next major update Apollo,this might really turn out to be the year of Windows Phones with the new hardware devices lined up for release later this year from the biggies like Nokia,HTC and others.
Last week we saw the Lumia 800 pre orders starting off in india with the device being priced at 29,999INR with the device being launched by the mid of this month.
Today Nokia officially announced the second Windows Phone the Lumia 710 rollout with multiple countries around Asia including India,other countries include Singapore, Hong Kong and Russia while the global rollout is also expected in weeks to come.
The Lumia 710 which is targeted at the entry/mid range market have features similar to the Lumia 800,with a 1.4ghz processor,3.7″ LCD Display,8 GB of Internal memory,interchangable back panels with 5 different colors and a 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash,powered by windows phone Mango update.So Lumia 710 will eventually be released along with the Lumia 800 in India which is also releasing in the same week.Some of the unique features about the Nokia Windows Phones are the Nokia Drive and Music app.
As far as the pricing is concerned,what we can confirm from our sources the lumia 710 will be priced at 19,999 INR.
The Wait is Finally over ! After official announcement last month in India,Nokia is finally all set to launch their first Windows Phones in India.The Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are now officially available for Preorder across the Nokia Priority stores across the country.
There are no official pricing announcement but the Lumia 800 is expected to be around the 28,000-29,000 INR mark while the Lumia 710 is expected to be around the 22,000 INR mark as spotted earlier today by abhishek baxi from ILPW.The phones are now up for the pre orders over the Nokia Priority stores with 1,000 INR register amount for the device.
The Phone itself is expected to be released by Mid December according to Windows Phone India’s official facebook page.While the Lumia 800 is a high end Windows Phone with 3.7″ AMOLED Capacitive display powered by Windows Phone Mango update and 1.4Ghz processor with Adreno 205 GPU to go with 16GB of internal storage,also sports an 8Megapixel camera with Dual LED Flash,the Lumia 710 which looks like rather a stripped down version of 800,sports a 3.7″ LCD Capacitive display with Mango update while the CPU and GPU remains the same for this one as well the internal memory is 8GB as compared to Lumia 800′s 16GB.Sports a 5Megapixel camera with LED Flash.
While the Nokia 800 will be up against the High end Dual core android competitors like Optimus 2X and Samsung Galaxy SII the lower end Lumia 710 would be competing against the likes of Samsung Omnia W and HTC Radar,of which HTC Radar is already available in the market,while the Omnia W is also expected to be released later this month.
After the revealing of their first Windows Phones at the Nokia World last month it was expected that the first Windows Phones would eventually make it to the indian mobile phone market and today Nokia officially announced the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 for Indian Markets.
Both the devices Featuring the latest Mango update of Windows Phone packed with more than 500+ features.Both the phones feature a 3.7″ Display,while the Lumia 710 features a WVGA TFT display the Lumia 800 features a ClearBlack AMOLED display,talking about the processing power well here both of them are pretty Even-Stevens with 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm processor and 512MB RAM to go with it.The Lumia 800 being the higher end device will feature 16GB of internal memory while the smaller one Lumia 710 would feature 8GB memory,the 800 would sport a 8 Megapixel display and the 710 would feature a 5 Megapixel display,both the devices would Feature The Nokia Maps.
While they haven’t yet announced any pricing details for the phones at the moment,according to the early estimates excluding the taxes the Lumia 710 would cost around 19,000 INR and the Lumia 800 would cost around 28,000 INR.The phones would hit retail stores in the mid December.
Image Credits Nokia
Recently there were a lots of leak floating around the web for the upcoming Windows Phones from Nokia and as per the earlier leaks, Nokia sea ray, sabre and ace are expected to be revealed today by Nokia.
But even before the official announcement Tom warren has got hold of some details about two of the upcoming windows phones,the Lumia 800 i.e the “Sea Ray” and the Lumia 710 i.e the “Sabre”.
While the Lumia 800 looks like the Windows Phone version of the Nokia N9,Sabre i.e Lumia 710 on the other hand will feature a 512 MB RAM and 8GB of memory and as per nokia’s new naming conventions Sabre looks like an entry level affair while the Sea Ray a mid range while the 3rd one which is missing from this leak the Lumia 900 i.e “Ace” will most probably will be a high end device.
These devices are expected to be revealed later today and the availability of these two devices is expected in the month of November in the Europe.However United States people might have to wait till the year 2012 to get hold of the Nokia Windows Phones.
Windows Phones were launched a year ago with multiple manufacturers like HTC,LG,Samsung,Dell and along with the launch of the new ecosystem Windows Phone Marketplace was released with 1,000 apps with the initial launch.
After the initial stages the marketplace were made available worldwide with many developers coming to the newly growing platform in the month of November with new flurry of apps and games coming to the marketplace with Xbox Live titles and some remarkable apps and games from the independent developers as well.
As we celebrate the first anniversary of the Windows Phone and the Marketplace Launch the marketplace reaches yet another milestone with over 35,000 apps in the marketplace and quite recently with the release of Mango the Web Marketplace also went live.
According to WPApplist here are the current statistics of the Windows Phone Marketplace.
- There are 35234 apps worldwide
- 35131 in the USA Marketplace
- 5081 of the apps are inactive
- 52% of the apps are available for FREE
- The Average price of the apps is $1.70
So now it’s in the list of top 3 platforms with a large number of quality apps in the store the top two being Android and iOS and with the recent development and Mango release and the SDK with 1,500 more API’s the future looks promising.
Today Microsoft was to officially launch the Windows Phones in india in a press event in New Delhi,at the event they showcased some of the Windows Phone devices which will be available in india in coming months along with tthe introduction of the new Mango Features to the Media.
Parallel to this event HTC announced their first Mango device for indian Markets the HTC Radar powered by 1GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB RAM and with a crisp display of 3.8 ” Super LCD Screen,sports in 8GB of internal memory and a 5 megapixel camera (rear facing) and a front facing camera for video calling.
This makes it the second windows phone after Samsung Omnia W which was announced last week by samsung but that device will be available in the month of november ,but this one will be available in the market within a few days from now tops next week and we can also expect HTC Titan somewhere around the end of the year in india.
This one rather looks like HTC Mozart with a Front Facing Camera with rest of the specifications quite similar(baring the 8 Megapixel camera),if history is any indication we will soon see a price drop for this one as well as with the first generation windows phones which dropped to as low as 16,000INR from HTC the Mozart and the HD7.
Windows Phones were launched all over the world last year and though the official launch never happened in india we still got chance to get our hands on the Windows Phones courtesy HTC and Dell who themselves released their first breed of Windows Phones in india in late 2010.
Now as reported earlier by Abhishek Baxi ,Microsoft is all set to officially launch the Windows Phones Platform in India,as he received an invite for the same event in the mail.We can expect a new breed of Windows Phones from Nokia and other manufacturers soon in the asian market .The launch is set for the 12th October and will take place in New Delhi.We have already seen some of the recent Windows Phone launch like Fujitsu Toshiba’s Mango powered phone and quite recently we saw Samsung India Releasing Samsung Omnia W which is also powered by the Mango update which will hit the stores this November.
Details of Nokia’s Upcoming Windows based phones have been leaked in the wild after last weeks news of Sabre and Ace this one is the newest leak from the Nokia family of the Windows Phones,suggesting of launch of Nokia’s Windows based phones in near future.The leak reveals the name of the new Nokia’s Windows based phone to be “Sun”.
It is speculated that, the new phones will be available to users after Nokia’s conference later this month.The phone includes the following specifications:
- Windows 7.5 Phone Mango
- 1.4Ghz Processor
- 16GB storage
- 8MP camera
- Unibody shell polycarbonate
- 3.7-inch AMOLED screen
- Micro sim card
Nokia Sea Ray
- Mango WP7.5
- Clear Black Display CBD
- 8MP Auto-Focus
- 3.7″ AMOLED screen
- 16gb internal storage
- 1.4GHz processor
- battery 1540mAh
- 25GB skydrive
- 3.7″ LCD
- 8GB internal storage
- 5mp Auto-Focus
- 1.4GHz processor
- interchangeable back cover
- 4.3″ AMOLED Screen
- 8MP AF
- 1.4 GHz processor
- 16GB internal storage
Nokia is expected to reveal its first Windows Phone device at its Nokia World 2011 conference in London later this month. It is expected that many of Microsoft’s employees will be speaking at Nokia World on the latest improvements with Windows Phone 7.5 and also of some of Nokia’s software enhancements. Nokia is believed to be preparing its “Sea Ray” device for the first official public unveiling, alongside “Ace” and “Sabre” devices. Nokia Windows Phone devices are expected to hit the stores in coming months.