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US Government manages to get iOS running on a Nokia Lumia

We know the US Government has some amazing powers, and it seems this also includes being able to get a Windows Phone to run iOS when needed.

In the video above we have a Nokia Lumia 920 suddenly reveal itself to be running iOS when it receives a tornado warning from FEMA.

The video has obviously been edited from what the video agency originally produced, and UK readers will know unlabelled Windows Phones show up in ads numerous times running what appears to be Android (e.g. this Betvictor ad) and it probably means Nokia’s hardware is just so photogenic produces are unable to resist using them, despite the unfamiliar OS.

The video can be found at www.ready.gov/alerts.

Via Reddit.com

AT&T finally pushing out the Windows Phone 7.8 update for the Nokia Lumia 900

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Here is something at least a few hundred thousand Windows Phone users are waiting for.  Nokia Care US has tweeted that the AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.8 update is now available on Zune.

The software will update your phone to build 2175.2307.8862.13100 and deliver:

  • New start screen experience with resizable tiles: to change the size, tap and hold the live tile
  • Theme colors added
  • Lock screen improvements: Bing photo of the day as wallpaper, and accidental input protection for the security code
  • Operating system version 7.10.8862.144
  • Fix for functionality issues with Live Tiles, such as Live Tiles not updating
  • After the update, check out Nokia Collection in Marketplace for new or updated Nokia apps

If you have forgotten how to update your phone because it has been so long, read more here for further instructions.

Are any of our readers seeing the software? Let us know below.

Via WPDaily.com

One Day Sale–Nokia Lumia 900 for only $219.99 unlocked

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Less than 12 months ago the Nokia Lumia 900 was the flagship Windows Phone, and while a lot happened in the last year the handset remains a pretty good Windows Phone.

The device is now on sale at 1saleaday.com for only $219.99 unlocked.  The special deal only has around 7 hours still to run, so if you want to grab this icon for cheap see the offer at 1saleaday.com here.

Thanks Michael for the tip.

Custom ROMs now possible for the Nokia Lumia 900, but its not for the fainthearted.

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WinPhoneViet reports that hackers have defeated Nokia’s Bootloader security, and just like with the Nokia Lumia 800, has now enabled custom ROMs for the handset, as can be seen in the screen shot right.

The process is currently not for the fainthearted, requiring the phone to be taken apart and the use of an ATF Box, but may eventually result in a simpler software-only method.

If you have the requisite hardware and the desire to make it work, read more at WinPhoneViet here.

Refurbed AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 on sale for only $200 contract-free, only 6 hours left

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1saleAday.com is featuring the Nokia Lumia 900 today, and are selling refurbished versions of the AT&T handset for only $199.99 with free shipping.

As a reminder the handset with its 4.3 inch Clear Black screen was last year’s mid-year flagship, with LTE, an 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of built-in storage.

The deal is for a limited time, and only has 6 hours left at the time of publication.

If you are after an affordable contract-free Windows Phone 7.8 handset, grab it from 1saleaday here.

Thanks Kamal for the tip.

Official Windows Phone 7.8 update for the Nokia Lumia 900 demoed

The Windows Phone 7.8 for the AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 has recently popped up on Navifirm. WPCentral has given the update a twirl and uploaded the video tour above.

The video shows that there is not too much to be excited about, with the update featuring the new Start screen and Lock screen, with Bing Wallpapers, new Accent colours, some updated logos and not much else.

Nokia WP 7.8 users will of course be able to download Nokia’s Bluetooth file and contact transfer apps and ring tone maker, so there is a bit more than the video coming. No date for the roll-out has been announced yet, but with the Nokia Lumia 800 getting the update at the end of the month it cant be too long now.

Via WPC

Nokia Italy says Windows Phone 7.8 update coming “in a few days”

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Here is an upgrade to the story from Nokia Spain who said the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be coming in January, carriers allowing.

Nokia Italy saw that and raised by saying on twitter that the update “will be released in a few days.”

We will not be holding our breath, especially if carriers are involved, but with only 3 weeks left in January I guess there are not that many “days” left after all.

See the tweet here.

Via Plaffo.com

Nokia Care stores in Lebanon flashing Lumias with Windows Phone 7.8

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Jeffrey wrote to tell us that his local Nokia Care service centre in Lebanon has flashed his Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8.

The Care centres have apparently been offering the service for the last 2 weeks, presumably using the ROMs from Navifirm, and Jeffrey reports his handset is working pretty well afterwards.

Unfortunately Nokia’s special Bluetooth Sharing and Ringtone maker apps for Windows Phone 7.8 are not available yet, but this should only be a question of time.

We have heard similar stories from India already, so the practice may be quite widespread.  If you want the latest OS on your phone and don’t mind losing your SMS messages and other content, check your local Nokia Care centre and stop waiting for your carrier.

Thanks Jeffrey for the tip.

Nokia Lumia 920 still got it–Topping AT&T Best Sellers on Amazon

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The Christmas rush is over, but that does not mean people have stopped buying phones.  And if its an AT&T phone you are after, it seems on Amazon that phone is a Black Nokia Lumia 920.

The handset has been hovering around the top of the AT&T Best Sellers chart, and at the time of writing is occupying the first slot.

Of course that position unfortunately somewhat transient, but what is not is that the device in all its variants remains AT&T’s top-rated handset on Amazon, in fact with the Lumia 900 taking 7 out of the top 10 spots.

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Hopefully all this will translate into a decent quarter for Nokia, who certainly deserves some holiday cheer.

Thanks Arun and Michael for the tip.

Windows Phone 7.8 for Nokia’s full Windows Phone 7.5 range now available

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If you don’t care about the data on your device you can now find Windows Phone 7.8 ROMs on Navifirm for Nokia’s full range of Windows Phone 7.5 handsets, including the Nokia Lumia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900.

The firmware is available for most European countries and APAC variants . It includes Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 updates, but none of Nokia’s exclusive features.

If you are brave and reckless, here is a guide for flashing the firmware. Everyone else should hang on, as the arrival of the software for all devices is a clear sign the software will be pushed out to devices pretty soon.

Via NokiaPoweruser.com

Google Trends shows interest in the Nokia Lumia 920 exceeds NL 800,900 peaks, still growing

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Demonstrating something which Nokia themselves have alluded to, it seems the the Nokia Lumia 920 is benefiting from the groundwork laid by the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 before it, and has exceeded the peaks of interest in both handsets, if search volume as measured by Google Trends is any indication.

Of course the search volume is still only a small percentage of that for the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, but if Nokia ever manage to sort out their supply problems there is little doubt the handset will sell better than either of its predecessors.

See the embedded chart after the break.

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Nokia Lumia 900 running WP 7.8 spotted in Nokia store in China

LiveSide.net reports that a Nokia Lumia 900 running preusmably an official version of Windows Phone 7.8 was spotted at the “Lumia Experience Store” at Raffles City, Shanghai.

Pictures of the handset was posted on Sina Weibo and according to the Sina Weibo user Kevin Liu, besides the new start screen not much else new was spotted.

We have heard via Nokia Italy that besides the start screen also Xbox Smartglass and the Rooms feature will be available, and we will have to wait for a more detailed hands-on to see if those are indeed in place.

See more pictures at LiveSide.net here

Nokia Lumia 900 gets some product placement on Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest music video

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It may no longer be Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone, but it does not mean the Nokia Lumia 900 does not get to mix with the starts.

We have already seen Jessica Alba wielding it (and then dropping it for the Nokia Lumia 920), and now we have Carly Rae Jepsen’s taking some pictures with it in her latest video The Kiss.

I don’t think we can say how effective this kind of advertising is in getting new Windows Phone users, but it certainly make us current owners pretty happy.

Via WPSuperfanboy.com