If you thought that you couldn’t buy a new Windows Phone 8 device below $300 and would have to pay a buck load of money to have one in your pocket? well not anymore.
Image Credits [Nokia]
Nokia has just revealed their latest Lumia entry level release and no it is not like those cheap Lumia 510′s and the 610′s .The Lumia 620 runs on a Qualcomm S4 1GhzDual core processor with a 3.8″ Clear Black WVGA display with 800 X480 resolution and it runs Windows Phone 8, sports a 5 Megapixel rear shooter and a fromt facing VGA camera,8GB of memory(with a Micro SD slot).All this at a cost of $249
making it the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device till date.
The device will be available in 7 exchangable covers with matte and gloss finish.The device will start shipping in January in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East initially and then European Countries and other regions will be added to launch list.
Source [Nokia Press Release],Via [The Verge]
Its been a couple of weeks since the launch of Windows Phone 8 and the users have already started reporting a few issues with the newly launched hardware!
As reported earlier by TheVerge,Many of the users over WPCentral forums , have reported about their HTC 8X’s random reboot issues and the trend continues over the Microsoft Support forums with users reporting reboot issues .
The issues are not restricted to HTC hardware but some of the Nokia Lumia 920 users are also reporting Freezing issues and Battery issues reported in Nokia forums.
So there are definitely some initial issues which are needed to be sorted out by Microsoft,we will keep you posted about the future updates on that front.
As we inch closer to the public release of Windows 8 slated for October 26th launch,we are getting more and more rumors about the upcoming Windows 8 based tablets every now and then.
The recent one involves a Windows 8 tablet coming from Nokia.Though for a long time it’s been in the rumors.According to recent reports coming from WPDang,Nokia may be working on a windows 8 based tablet as per the supposedly leaked internal slides.The image consists of a Windows Phone device and a Widows 8 based tablet claimed to be running on a x86 based processor,since the picture sports a desktop mode(though WinRT version of Windows also feature a desktop mode).
Another report coming from WPCentral suggests that,Nokia which will be announcing their Windows Phone 8 devices next week on 5th Sept,So it would be an ideal time for their Windows 8 based tablet announcement.Though there is nothing official about the Nokia Windows 8 tablet,we will have to play the waiting game till next week.
Nokia has sent up a press invite to some of the popular bloggers in India for an event which will be held at New Delhi on 6th of July.With the upcoming Batman movie Dark Knight Rises right around the corner,its about the right time to kick in with the promotions with special edition Phones.
If we have a look at the press invitation which sport a Dark Knight Rises poster in the background,indicates that we might see a Nokia Lumia 900 Special Dark Knight Rises Edition phones along with the normal version of Lumia 900 and the entry level Lumia 610.Though none of the releases have been confirmed from the official sources at this moment.
There’s also talks about the New Music Services from Nokia,The Nokia Music store might also be launched for the Lumia devices.Along with the Mix Radio Music Streaming application for Lumia and we can see a version of the same for the recently launched Pureview 808.
It remains to be seen after the announcement a couple of weeks ago about the future of existing Windows Phones not getting the Windows Phone 8 update and rather a Windows Phone 7.8,would people take interest in buying a hardware which won’t support the upcoming version of Windows Phone ?
Nokia and their Windows 8 tablet plans have been making rumor mills for quite a while now,with the CEO hinting such a device is definitely on their roadmap but the question was when ?
Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Concept by Jonas Daehnert
But this report coming from Financial Times might flash some light on their plans for the upcoming tablets.The company’s outgoing chairman, Jorma Ollila confirmed to Financial times about Nokia’s plans for upcoming Tablets and Hybrid devices,he was quoted saying “Tablets are an important [product], so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors in the future.”
Though he didn’t go into more details about what platform will those devices run,but it is expected that Nokia will extend its partnership with Microsoft from Windows Phones to Windows 8 Platform as well.
It would be an interesting battle amongst the biggies when Windows 8 releases later this year,as we already know as many as 32 Tablets will be released from various companies like HP,Dell,Asus,Acer and now with Nokia coming to the party the competition is hotter than ever before !
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.
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.
All of us know that today is the launch date of Lumia 800 ,Nokia’s First Windows Phone in some of the countries in Europe region.Nokia Partnered with Microsoft to bring the new Windows Phone ecosystem to a new level a few months ago and is working hard to make it a successful one.
Now a new rumor has surfaced which reveals Nokia’s plans to get into the Windows 8 market with their version of Windows 8 based tablet according to a french windows phone website.According to the site apparently a French news paper caught up with Nokia France Head Paul Amsellem who reportedly revealed the future plans for Windows 8 tablet from Nokia is on the cards and that we can expect the first Nokia branded Windows 8 tablet as early as June 2012.
Also revealing the plans for some higher end as well as lower end Windows Phones from Nokia to take the Lumia series a step further.For what all of us know by far is that Windows 8 is expected to hit in the Q3 of 2012 ,so the date mentioned by the french site looks quite an infeasible one,but you never know,strange things happen!
If this turns out to be true,Nokia would eventually have to compete with the biggies like Samsung,Dell,HP who are well settled in the tablet business already,so Nokia would have to pull something huge if they want to withstand the competition.
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.
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.