This contest is only applicable for UK users. If you want to own a Wireless Charging Shell (CC-3065) for your Nokia Lumia 925 device, NokNoki.tv is giving 10 away as part of their Lumia Cyan summer giveaway. You have to just comment on their post on what you’re looking forward to most with Lumia Cyan and your name will be added into the draw.
Nokia Lumia 925 Wireless Charging Shell (CC-3065) comes in four different colours, Black, White, Red and Yellow and is a slim and stylish shell that clips over the corners of the phone. With cut-outs on the rear for the PureView camera and Flash you’ll find the jacket doesn’t happen your using of the phone in any way.
Check out the contest here.
Back in April, we reported that Microsoft is working on a selfie focused Windows Phone 8.1 device that will be released later this year. The device which is being developed under the codename ‘Superman’ will feature a 5MP front cam will be a 4.7-inch mid-range Windows Phone device that will be released during the release of second update for Windows Phone 8.1 in later part of 2014.
Today, NokiaPowerUser reported that this device will be Lumia 720′s successor with product codes RM-983, RM-984 and RM-985. The device is expected to be revealed at the end of August and will be initially coming to Verizon and AT&T in the US followed by global roll-out.
NPU claims that this device may have 5-inch, 720p display, Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8 MP Carl-Zeiss rear camera with low-light improvements, a “big selfie cam” in front and it will run Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 out of the box.
Earlier this month, we posted images of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 530 device. Today, a Vietnamese retailer posted the listing of the device confirming the earlier leaked specs.
- Dual Sim capability
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
- 5MP fixed focus camera
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Memory
- 4-inch, 854 x 480 resolution display
- 129gms weight
- Support for MicroSD card.
- 1430 mAh battery.
I expect the price of the device to be around $100 – $120 USD.
At Microsoft Faculty Research Summit 2014, Microsoft discussed about developing the Cortana digital assitant for Windows Phone devices. Mike Calcagno, General Manager, Bing Experiences, Microsoft, and Larry Heck, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research discussed the evolution of Cortana and building a better digital assistant on stage. Watch the video above.
During the launch of Lumia 2520, Nokia and Dreamworks partnered for an exclusive game called Dragons Adventure: World Explorer. This game is now available for Lumia Windows Phone devices. This game takes advantage of real time data from sources like HERE Maps, FourSquare and The Weather Channel to create a unique world of possibilities.
Dragons Adventure: World Explorer is an innovative gaming experience which transforms the real world into the fantastic world of How to Train Your Dragon 2. Help Hiccup and Toothless rescue captured dragons from evil dragon trappers by completing quests around the globe, then soar over familiar landmarks and roads in your own neighborhood by taking the game on the go. Intuitive gyro controls let you experience the thrill of flight. Will you learn how to train YOUR dragon?
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free. Watch the game demo after the break.
Microsoft today surprised everyone by announcing the new Video Tuner app for its Lumia Windows Phones. Video Tuner is the video editing app you have been waiting for your Lumia devices since its release. It makes video editing process as simple as possible. It includes all the basic features you expect from a video editing app such as trim, crop, rotate, flip, mirror, and speed change. In addition to that, you can even adjust exposure / contrast / saturation / volume in the video.
And once you are done with editing, you can share them to Instagram, Vine and others with few touches! Download this free app from Microsoft here.
In the last few weeks, we have seen many reports about the upcoming Lumia 530 Windows Phone device. Today, Nokia Lumia 530 images were leaked on Chinese social media. This device is expected to be launched in the coming months with the price tag around $179 for an unlocked device.
The main difference from Lumia 520 is that this device will support Dual Sim and it is expected to feature Snapdragon 200 processor along with 512MB RAM. Find another image after the break.
Groupon app for Windows Phone devices just got updated to v4.0 in Store. The new update allows users to add items to card, search anywhere from the app and more. The bad news is that this improved version is available only for non-Lumia devices for now. The Groupon app which was released as a Lumia exclusive was not yet updated in Store.
What’s new for Version 4.0:
- Groupon now allows you to add goods to your cart and continue shopping!
- You can search for deals from anywhere in our app!
- Find nearby deals easily with the nearby tab!
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
As per @evleaks, Microsoft is going to release three new Nokia mobile devices in the coming months. Evleaks posted an image of the internal schedule which shows that one device called RM-1017 is coming to the market in August-September time frame while other devices RM-984 and RM-1024 are coming in September to October time frame. We believe Microsoft is targeting this holiday season in the US with the upcoming flagship Windows Phone devices.
Release schedule for three upcoming Nokia devices; actual release is usually 3 to 4 weeks after the “Sales decision.”
Yesterday we reported that Tom Warren from The Verge claiming that Android apps are coming to Windows Phone/Windows RT. Today, Eldar tweeted that the rumors about Android apps coming to Windows platforms are true and Microsoft has implemented this through Virtual Machine. In this case, all the Android apps will be running on a VM inside a Windows device. Eldar also claims that all Lumia devices will be able to run these Android apps.
What do you think of this move from Microsoft to reduce the app gap in Windows platform in the near future?
Late last year, The Verge revealed that two Nokia Lumia handsets will feature “3D Touch”, which is believed to be a gesture-based system which would allow users to scroll the web browser or move to the next music track merely by moving their hand above the screen. Last month, we came to know about the device Microsoft has been working on with the codename ‘McLaren’ that will feature 3D Touch. Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is working on a 6-inch device that will also feature 3D Touch similar to McLaren.
Both these devices are expected to be targeted for this holiday season in the US with the announcement coming in October. Neowin also reported that Microsoft is looking to make 3D Touch as one of the main differentiation for premium Windows Phone devices. Check out the demo of 3D Touch from MSR after the break.
This is a big news! Reliable @evleaks today reported that Microsoft is now looking to release a Lumia device based on Android. These devices will also be branded as ‘Nokia by Microsoft’. More details on these are not yet available. And we are not sure why Microsoft would want to do this when they have established Lumia as a Windows Phone brand. Microsoft is already selling Android (AOSP) based devices with the brand name ‘Nokia X’. Releasing a Lumia device based on Android(AOSP) will dilute the Windows Phone brand and may create confusion among the consumers.
Alan Mendelevich from AdDuplex notes that these handsets may be more high end Android handsets, vs the the current low end offerings, saying:
Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that they will offer Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1 device in the US later this month. This is considered as the successor to the super successful Lumia 525 WP8 device.
- The Lumia 635 will first be available from T-Mobile from July 5th on the Home Shopping Network to Simple Choice prepaid customers, and online beginning July 9th at www.t-mobile.com at $0 down + $7 per month for 24 months with a postpaid T-Mobile Simple Choice plan.
- The Lumia 635 will then be available online and at select MetroPCS stores beginning July 18th for a promotional price of $99, and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide July 16th.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS also announced that they are planning to make available an Over-The-Air update to Windows Phone 8.1 later this year for customers who own Nokia Lumia 521 and Nokia Lumia 925 devices.
To learn more about Lumia 635 and other Windows Phone devices at T-Mobile, visit here. To learn more about MetroPCS’ current Windows Phone device, visit here.
See T-Mobile’s hands-on video after the break.