Lumia 1030 Rumours: May Come With Verizon Carrier

Released in 2013, Nokia Lumia 1020 has enjoyed immense popularity among the users and rumors indicate that the smartphone might soon get a successor. If NWE reports turn true then the upcoming handset, Lumia 1030 will soon make its way into the market and possibly with Verizon as carrier.

 Lumia 1030 to come with Verizon carrier- More specs to be unveiledMicrosoft and Verizon to come together in Lumia 1030

 Even though the recently leaked image  does not provide much information on the specifications or features of the smartphone, GSM Arena has noted that the phone is carrying the logo of Verizon close to the rear camera. The logo of Microsoft is clearly visible on the front side of the phone, which indicates that the company may tie with Verizon for their upcoming launch.

While Lumia 1030 is gradually making headlines, speculations regarding the high-end smartphone Lumia 940 as well as Lumia 940 XL does not seem to end anytime soon.

In a recent report, GSM Arena suggested that  940XL will boast a 17-megapixel rear camera camera along with 5-megapixel front camera and a 5.7-inch display. To make it a worthy buy, the phone is reported to possess  2,560 x 1,440-pixel QHD screen resolution and a huge storage of 16GB. Microsoft though so far concentrated on the budget phones, is trying to lure the premier phone buyers with its 940 XL and is planning a  Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset with octa-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Yet, as of now, there is no confirmation from the company regarding the launch of the devices or their specifications. 

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Nokia Lumia 920 Saves A Man’s Life In China

We all have come across many jokes which say that mobile phones made by Nokia are indestructible. A recent incident took place in China where a man was buried under a wall after the wall got hit by a long steel bar.  The man who survived this horrendous accident stated that he used his Nokia Lumia 920 as a shield to protect his head from the debris. He also stated that it was because of his Nokia device that he did not suffer any major injuries on the head. The victim of this accident while addressing the reports also said that when the wall started falling, his Nokia mobile phone was still in his hand and he put it up on his head in order to protect his head from the falling debris of the wall.

We all might wonder how the hell a mobile device can save a man’s life but judging by hisNokia Lumia saves a man’s life in China statement, there is no denying fact that Nokia Lumia 920 played an important role in keeping his head safe.

It was because of the mobile phone that he did not receive any severe blows on his head. But the best part of the story is that even after suffering major impacts from wall, the phone is working perfectly fine apart from some scratches on the display unit.

However, not everyone is lucky to get out of these situations since it was also reported that two people died in this accident and another three were admitted to the hospital in critical condition.    … Read the rest

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Lumia 1020 To See Lumia Denim Update Over Air From AT&T

 The Lumia 1020 will finally get the much-awaited updates for all those on the AT&T carrier. With this, there also emerges scope that the other handsets in the Nokia Lumia line up could see the Denim update.

The Lumia 1020 had seen record sales post release and its main highlight has always Lumia 1020 To See Lumia Denim Update Over Air From AT&Tbeen the 41 MP PureView rear camera. The add-ons too must not be forgotten– specifically the optical image stabilization and f/2.2 aperture.

The 4.5-incher screen might appear dwarfish now but let us not forget that the handset was released  a couple of years back. However, the 720p screen resolution gives great scope for image viewing and the angle views too are perfect.  The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor offers much meat and especially with 2 GB RAM, multitasking is a breeze. Onboard storage of 32 GB takes care of all your music and movie needs. Decent selfies and video calls are warranted with 1.2 MP front camera.

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Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications Revealed

There is a new entrant in the mid-range smartphone market– Asus ZenFone 2. Asus has tied up with Flipkart, to sell its various models in the Indian market.

With killer features and a budget price tag, the smartphone from ASUS is set to give fierce Asus Zenfone 2 Release Datecompetition to devices such as Nokia Lumia 830, Moto E 4G, Micromax Yu Yureka, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Moto G 2nd Gen and Microsoft Lumia 730, amongst other mid-range devices from HTC and Xiaomi.

The main specs of ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL variant are-

  • 5 Inch IPS HD Screen with 1280x720p resolution
  • 8 MP main shutter and 2 MP secondary clicker
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Atom Z2560 processor
  • 16 GB onboard storage
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2500 mAh battery

We are pitching the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500CL variant, priced close to INR 9900, against  Micromax Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. 

Coming to the specs for the ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML model, you will get hands on-

  • 5.5 inch HP IPS Screen with 1280x720p resolution
  • 13 MP main camera
  • 5 MP secondary camera
  • Atom Quad Core Z3560 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB onboard storage
  • 3000 mAh battery

So much for INR 11,900! And this may affect the sales of Moto G 2nd Gen and Microsoft Lumia 730.

Finally, rounding up the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML variants– one with 2 GB RAM and the other with 4 GB RAM, the prices stand at INR 13,900 and INR 19,850 respectively.

 

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT Tablet To Soon Have T-Mobile

The Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet is likely to be soon available with T-Mobile, according to a recently released new leak. Nokia released its Lumia 2520 slate in 2013, and the tablet operates on Microsoft’s watered-down RT version of Windows 8.1. The tablet is already commercially available in the US for quite some time, and it now seems that the tablet is expected to be soon having T-Mobile.Samsung S5 vs Moto G vs iPhone 5c

An image of the Nokia Lumia 2520 in some T-Mobile press material has been released by a well-known tipster @evleaks, which has so far correctly predicted things related to new launches and updates.

@evleaks has not quoted any date for the launch of the device on T-Mobile’s network. Nevertheless, T-Mobile will make an official announcement soon if it is planning to launch the tablet.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 has been equipped with a 10.1-inch full HD display having a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz under the hood. Some of the other features and specifications of the tablet are 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage capacity, as well as a microSD card slot for additional memory of up to 32GB.

Additionally, the Nokia Lumia 2520 sports a 6.7-megapixel rear camera and an 8,000mAh battery that has a capacity to provide up to 10 hours of usage. The tablet also has Wi-Fi, 4G LTE and Bluetooth as connectivity options.

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The Flaghsip of Nokia Goes on A High With Nokia Lumia 1020, The Camera Of Magnificance

Nokia recently took the wraps off its latest Lumia 1020 to launch it with a bang with a huge 41-megapixel camera that’s unmatched in the world of mobile phones. Let’s see how this latest device weighs up against its own flagship device- the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 920.

Specifications Lumia 1020 Lumia 925 Lumia 920
Display 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD + IPS LCD
Resolution 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768
Processor Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960
Graphics Adreno 225 Adreno 225 Adreno 225
Pixel density 334 ppi 334 ppi 334 ppi
Memory 2GB 1GB 1GB
Glass Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass 2
Storage 32GB 16GB, 32GB 32GB
Camera Rear 41-MP OIS f/2.2 6-element lens 8.7-MP OIS f/2.0 6-element lens 8.7-MP OIS f/2.0 5-element lens
Camera front 1.2-MP 1.2-MP 1.2-MP
Camera Flash Type Xenon + Dual-LED Dual-LED Dual-LED
Video recording 1080p 1080p 1080p
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 3.0 3.0
Connectivity NFC NFC NFC
Battery 2,000mAh 2,000mAh 2,000mAh
Weight 157.6 grams 139 grams 185 grams
Color options White, yellow, black Silver, grey White, black, yellow, grey, red
Dimensions 130.3 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm 127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5 mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.4mm 8.5mm 10.7mm
Body material Polycarbonate Plastic rear, aluminum sides Polycarbonate
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Wireless charging support Yes, with accessory cover Yes, with accessory cover Yes, built-in

 

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Now Out in Stores for $150

For those of you waiting in line to bag the stylish T-Mobile Nokia Lumia, pull up your socks folks, the wait is now over. Get your skates on and move to the local store as we hear that T-Mobile is now offering the Nokia Lumia 521 smartphone in its retail stores and on its website.

A good low price, Windows Phone 8 operating system, and Nokia’s apps and services are some of the features that make this smartphone a success. An exciting feature of letting users make calls via Wi-Fi using T-Mobile’s coverage makes the device quite appealing. This, however, marks Nokia Lumia 521 to be the first Windows smartphone to get Wi-Fi calling element. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

T-Mobile took out a press release to spread the word about having Nokia Lumia 521 in its stores, to ensure that nobody really misses out on the opportunity.

The press release read, “Beginning May 22, the Nokia Lumia 521- an exclusive to T-Mobile- will be available online at http://www.T-Mobile.com, at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers for $29.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $5 0% APR O.A.C for well-qualified customers with the new Simple Choice Plan.”

A device made in class, the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 features 4-inch 245 ppi (pixels per inch) 800 x 480 display. The smartphone operates on 1GHz dual-core processor and offer users 8GB of internal storage along with 512MB of RAM. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera at the back with 720p HD video recording feature. The smartphone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. It runs on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and offers download speeds of up to 21Mbps. The removable 1,430 mAh battery offers 9 hours of continuous talktime along with 330 hours of standby.

The entry level Nokia Lumia 521 smartphone can be bagged at a very good price of $150. There’s also a scheme, where customers make a down payment of $30, and pay 24 monthly installments of just $5 to own the device outright. Sounds like a great scheme. So have you taken your pick?… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 928- Say Lumos To Weave Magic- May Might Bring Lumia 920’s Offspring To Life

Lumos! And a halo takes me away into the world of Nokia. In the bright light, I glimpse a Nokia Lumia 928 in making. Tring tring! My Lumia 920 jolts me back to reality. Nokia has no plans to launch a Lumia 928, err, does it?

Unbelievably, leaks doing the rounds suggest that its flagship device the Lumia 928 is set to illumine the smartphone zone this May. The snippet hardly reveals anything expect a suave white body that is set to woo back those who abandoned Nokia for Samsung or Sony.

We failed to get any official comment from the Finnish makers. One byte we managed to get is from Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia saying, “I don’t know because we haven’t announced the Lumia 928.”

Bytes come and go but does our imagination? Here is the magic wand from our mind that has conjured these specs for the Nokia Lumia 928:

  • 4.5-inch display, 1280 x 768
  • 8.7-MP shutter
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 32GB internal storage

Till its May 15, go back to sleep, perhaps you too could say lumos to Lumia dreams. For now, it is just leaks and ideas that dominate our dreams of what the 928 could offer.

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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs HTC One Vs BlackBerry Z10 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Are We Falling Short Of Expectations?

Some of us thought that Nokia was all set to go on a long vacation but the Lumia 920 infused life back into the dormant company. Personally, I went wow on the Windows 8 phone from the Lumia lineup.

It held its crown on head even when the iPhone 5 was round the corner. However, now I wonder if Nokia Lumia 920 would remain secure without slipping onto quicksand.

Moreover, could we even call its competition that stares Lumia 920 in its face—HTC One, Blackberry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Give me a break.

While industry analysts still believe that Nokia must not be so loyal to Microsoft and Windows 8. Does that mean Microsoft feeds Nokia in terms of innovation and development? Bleeding way to maintain a relationship!

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia says, “There are moments where you fall short of expectations, you issue a profit warning, which causes everyone to cringe,” said Elop. “But when I see the employees proud and focused and doing great work, you know there are good times ahead because that’s what sets the tone for the whole company.”

And we hear him—patiently, waiting for an adrenaline pumping racer of competition between the Finnish giants versus HTC, Samsung and Blackberry.

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Nokia’s Gamble With Windows 8 Phone Pays Off: Lumia Models Catapults The Leader Back Into Game

Looks like Nokia’s gamble with Windows Phone is finally beginning to pay off. After consecutive quarters of disappointing results, the former world leader in mobile phones managed to jump up out of red during Q4 2012. Nokia managed to sell 4.4 million Lumia smartphones during this period, a much needed perk for the company, especially after a difficult Q3 when 2.9 million Lumia smartphones were shipped.

The total for Lumia stands at 14.3 million units until December 31, 2012. These figures completely match Nokia’s expectations for Q4. What comes as more good news for the company is that its overall sales volume in the North American market also saw an increase of 40 percent year-to-year, to 700,000 during Q4 2012. Q2 and Q3 saw Nokia selling 600,000 and 300,000 respectively.

While the U.S. sales are yet to register a dramatic increase, looks like Nokia’s slow and steady approach is definitely pushing the company in a positive direction. The future also looks promising for Nokia, which is all set to unveil more Windows Phone based devices at the upcoming World Mobile Congress to be held in February 2013.… Read the rest

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