Following the availability of Xolo Win Q900S, Micromax Canvas Win W121 is also now available for order from both Flipkart and Snapdeal in India. It is available for as low as Rs.9499 from these retailers. The device comes with the following specs,
- Windows Phone 8.1 OS
- Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
- 8 MP Primary Camera
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
- 2 MP Secondary Camera
- 5-inch Touchscreen
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 Quad Core Processor
- FM Radio
Order it from Flipkart and Snapdeal.
AdDuplex have posted their monthly Windows Phone stats collection on the 25th August.
The most interesting data from the survey is that the Nokia Lumia 630 is progressing quite well in the market, now taking up 3.5% of the installed base, suggesting a few million of the devices have been sold in the last few months.
The official NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. With this new app, you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon and follow your favorite team no matter where you live. If you have DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, you’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV!
Live Streaming Video
Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL®*
Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time
Fantasy Football Integration
Follow your NFL.com fantasy team while you watch your game
Big Play Alerts
Never miss a big play with on screen alerts
Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard
Scores, Stats, and Schedule
See scores and game stats for the current week’s completed and in-progress games. Check the schedule for the upcoming games
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft is soon expected to reveal Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 Windows Phone devices. The main difference between both of these devices will be the network capability, while Lumia 735 will feature 4G chip, 730 settles for Dual Sim 3G targeting developing markets.
The handset is 68.5 mm by 134.7 mm and is expected to include a uni-body polycarbonate design, 4.7 inch 720p screen, dual-SIM capability, 6.7 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera, Carl Zeiss lens, Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 graphics, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The device lacks hardware navigation and camera keys.
Find more images after the break.
Rudy Huyn has completed initial work on his 3rd party Secret client, 6cret.
The app will allow Windows Phone users to tap into the gossip network which is currently only available for iOS and Android users.
Rudy of course has a reputation for delivering high quality apps for 3rd party services not available for Windows Phone yet, and often when these apps do arrive on Windows Phone his apps remain superior in terms of fit, finish and features.
One of the key differentiation feature available on Nokia Lumia devices was the HERE location apps. After Microsoft acquired Nokia Devices and Services division, HERE team operated independently under Nokia. Recently, they revealed their interest in releasing apps for many other platforms. Today, they made it official that HERE Location apps are coming to Samsung Galaxy Android devices for free, thanks to licensing deal with Samsung. Just like how HERE apps works on Windows Phone devices, Galaxy users can now enjoy free offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation in over 200 countries. Also, advanced features like live traffic, real-time transit schedule are also present in this app.
HERE for Samsung’s Galaxy phones can pair with the Samsung Gear S to sync routes with the smartwatch. Additionally, it works with Glympse and with Samsung’s Car Mode. As Lumia devices has lost one of its key exclusive apps, Microsoft should step up its game to differentiate Windows Phone platform with more compelling apps like HERE Location suite. What do you think?
Every time a Windows Phone handset is reviewed we hear how the OS is great, but if you care about apps you should not even bother looking at one.
Fortunately, according to the latest Comscore research, those who do not care about apps may include up to 2/3 of smartphone users.
Popular 3rd party web browser UC Web was updated today to v188.8.131.524 Beta in Windows Phone Store. This update brings all new UI for the home screen, improved user experience with new address bar, better tab switching and more.
- New Cooler UI Totally new speed dial with a cooler UI.
- Richer Site Navigation Beautiful graphics make it easier to find the latest hot sites.
- Merged Address Bar and Search Box Offers you a more intelligent input experience.
- Better Tab Switching More intuitive gesture control for switching tabs.
Thanks to Ritwick Dey for the screenshots!
After so many delays, Xolo has finally released their Win Q900S Windows Phone 8 device in the Indian market. We had a chance to check out the device today and we are happy to report that this device is not a disappointment. It is incredibly light and when I first took it out of the box without battery inserted, I thought it was a dummy unit instead of a real phone! The screen is sharp and the build quality is average. I didn’t like their power and volume buttons which are harder to press. I’ll share more about this device in the coming days. You can check out the unboxing photos after the break. Surprisingly, this package also comes with a leather-like flip cover for your device.
Microsoft has just added some very useful features to the Android version of the OneDrive app.
The app will now connect to both your personal and work OneDrive from the same app, and the app now also features a 4 digit PIN to keep your personal pictures a bit more secure.
Both features sound pretty desirable, and Windows Phone users will be happy to hear:
All Windows Phone devices had an uniform core platform user experience, one of the main reasons behind it was the home/back/search button requirements for Windows Phone OEMs from Microsoft. With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft enabled OEMs to have software keys instead of capacitive hardware keys which will allow them to save costs. In the recently released Xolo Q900s Windows Phone device, the functionality of hardware keys got changed.
Usually, pressing the right hardware key will open search experience while the left key is used for back and multi-tasking. But in this device, you have the opposite where you will long press right key for multitasking and press left key for search. We are not sure whether this is a bug from Xolo or they intentionally designed this way. Either way, Microsoft should fix this issue because it offers bad experience to old Windows Phone users who got used to the old arrangement and functionality of hardware keys.
Find how it works on Xolo Win Q900s after the break.
While we all pay close attention to the month of month fluctuations in the progress of Windows Phone, sometimes it is helpful to step back and look at the bigger picture.
The latest Kantar results for the 3 months ending July 2014 are out now, and the numbers show some signs of a European recovery, likely led by the Nokia Lumia 630 and to a lesser extent the 930.
At 9.9% market share Windows Phone numbers are once again up in UK, while Windows Phone sales has once again overtaken iOS in Italy at 13% of the market. The OS also continues to keep big year on year increases in Spain, though at 4.8% it is down on last months 7.5% numbers.
Sales are however down in France and Germany, I think reflecting lack of traction of the Nokia Lumia 930, particularly in Germany, which always had a preponderance of high end Windows Phones.
In USA market share is marginally up at 3.9%, and in Australia there are also month on month improvements.
Overall in EU market share is up year on year at 8.5%, while iOS on the other hand is down to 1.6% Year on Year.
We should see the full impact of new handset releases over the next 2 months, but it appears that Windows Phone is finally starting to turn the corner after a very fallow spring.
See the full numbers after the break.