It would appear that the first appearance of the Nokia Lumia 520 as the most common smartphone in use across the world earlier this year was not just a fluke. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Instead we're seeing this device continue to grow in popularity, quite likely because of its relative low cost and common smartphone abilities - not to mention the fact that it comes in a variety of fabulous colors.
Sygic: GPS Navigation, the offline nav-and-map app for iOS and Android, has added some new third-party integrations for discovering nearby deals and parking options. Already glutted with online and offline additions over the course of the company's decade-long history, the freemium Sygic app competes with Nokia HERE Drive, the offline nav-and-map app for Lumia devices. A ParkMe addition brings the older Sygic app back into parity with the Nokia app.
Nokia has released a somewhat misleading commercial having a go at a tablet that could be interpreted as an Apple iPad while touting its own, new Lumia 2520 tablet. The ad focuses on the competitor tablet's lack of a keyboard and allegedly shorter battery life. The problem with the ad is that it fails to mention that the attachable Nokia Power Keyboard that makes mechanical typing possible on the 2520 -- and extends the tablet's battery life by a claimed 50% -- doesn't come standard with the 2520.
Hot on the heels of the release of Nokia's 10.1-inch tablet the Lumia 2520, rumors of an 8-inch Lumia tablet are already astir. The mid-sized device would be the same one that is currently known by the code name "Illusionist" and would be officially dubbed and sold as the Lumia 2020. According to Digitimes, the release date will likely be sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has been some time coming. The glaring absence of a tablet in the company's range, and its refusal to discuss it until it could figure out a suitably "Nokia spin" on the segment, left us with big expectations. Turns out, the Nokia magic is making LTE standard-fit and borrowing the Lumia phone style for a Windows RT slate, but is that enough to differentiate the Lumia 2520 from the iPad and Microsoft's Surface 2? Read on for the SlashGear review.
Instagram for Windows Phone arrives today, landing in the Windows Phone Store complete with Live Tile support. However, the much-anticipated app is lacking a few features compared to its iOS and Android cousins, most notably that video support isn't present at release. Whereas the existing apps for other platforms allow short video clips to be recorded and shared, Windows Phone users will need to wait for a future update to get that functionality.
Nokia has relaunched its streaming music service as Nokia MixRadio, dropping the Nokia Music name and updating the Windows Phone app in the process. The reworked software, available only for Nokia's own Lumia Windows Phones, pushes the dynamic Mix playlists to the fore, which offer subscription-free themed tracklistings that can be streamed live over a data connection or cached for offline playback.
The very first modern Nokia tablet will be arriving in the form of the Nokia Lumia 2520, and it'll be hitting both the likes of AT&T and Verizon here in the United States. With Verizon, the tablet has been announced today as coming on the 21st of November and offered in both on- and off-contract iterations. While this is not a first for tablets going off-contract with the carrier, it's unique in that the idea is being presented so up-front.
There’s another Nokia tablet in the wings, readied for a release and reveal as early as Q1 of 2014, so says sources close to the matter speaking anonymously. This next-generation will follow along closely with the machine that’s being released this fall, that being the Nokia Lumia 2520. Just like what we got a hands-on experience with just this October, the 8-inch table will work with Windows RT - of course it will be pushed with Windows RT 8.1, but it’ll be RT all the same. That means an ever-so-slight bit of difference between full Windows 8 and a big difference for those hoping to roll with the full experience.
There's a 5-inch Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone out in the wild, one that goes by the name of Lumia 929 with Verizon's logo up front. The Nokia Lumia 929 will be bringing on the Windows Phone 8.1 heat this upcoming season with a 5-inch AMOLED display at 1080 x 1920 pixels. Inside you'll also find a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked in at 2.2GHz.
Today we've seen Nokia's financial Q3 results for 2013 and - though overall numbers leave something to be desired - it would appear that their "smart" phones strategy with Lumia and Asha is working. We've had a peek at Nokia's results and cross-referenced with the IDC's most recent numbers. We had a chat with the IDC's Research Manager for Mobile Phones Ramon T. Llamas on the subject as well, and have come to the conclusion that Nokia may very well be on the right track.