Tag: NOKIA

Lumia 830 released today

  The first pre-orders for the Lumia 830 are being despatched today.  Last week we detailed some of the prices for the phone, but for anyone looking to purchase it the best deal at the moment is with, wait for it, Woolworths.  Yes, the long forgotten face of …

Hands on with the Lumia 930 camera

A decent camera is something most of us want, myself included. Let’s not forget that we used to use small 5 megapixel lenses that would never be able to replace a point and shoot camera. Thankfully Nokia were one company who decided to focus on this area, no …

Nokia 735 gets official pricing and release date

Yesterday we brought you news that the Lumia 735 was available to pre-order SIM free, today we have received official confirmation of the launch date from Microsoft – the 2nd of October. In case you missed it, the 735 is the 4G version of the 73x range, similar …

Microsoft continues killing off Nokia name

It seems that Microsoft have started the process of moving the business and branding from Nokia to Microsoft directly. If you head over to Nokia’s UK website you now get redirected to Microsoft’s own website. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, there have been rumours that new …

Lumia 930 free wireless kit offer back on

For those who are happy to forsake the Glance and Micro-SD features on the soon-to-be-available Lumia 830, the superior-specced (is this a word?) Lumia 930 has had a price drop and the offer of a free wireless kit revitalised.  When it was first released in the summer those …

Goodbye Nokia.

I’m always banging on about it, but brand is a major fact when people are buying a phone. Buy an iPhone and the Apple logo on the back is part of what you’re after. Say “Nokia” to someone and, unfortunately, a lot of people will think of something …

Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 – Up close

We took a detailed look at the new Windows Phone handset on Thursday but our friends at PhoneDog have got a great hands-on demo showing the device in action. Equipped with that PureView 10 megapixel camera, the Lumia 830 is just 8.5mm thick and has a solid metal …

Lumia 730 and 735 Launched. Can I take a selfie?

Two additional Lumia handsets have just been launched by Microsoft – the Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735. They are, to quote the PR people, “Built for Skype and selfies”. If you’re into that, these might be for you. So, to Skype and take snaps of yourself …

Microsoft launch the Lumia 830

Having a fancy camera phone is great, but if it’s too expensive then people could go for a cheaper option. That’s the thinking from Microsoft at least, who have today announced new Nokia Lumia kit at “more accessible” price points. The 830 is known as their “affordable flagship” …

Nokia’s Here Maps is Launching on Android Devices

When Microsoft purchased Nokia it didn’t actually purchase all of it, and ones of the teams left behind were the team responsible for Nokia’s impressive Here Maps. Popular for it’s true offline & wide scale mapping functions Nokia have struck a deal with Samsung to bring it’s Here …

Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan can now be installed.  The usual …

New Nokia Lumia 830 to Microsoft Mobile branded

It has been rumoured for a while that we would see the Lumia 830 at IFA on September 4th, along with a 730. Along with what specs the phone will have, there was also a few rumours flying around as to what sort of branding the phone would …

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. – Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. – Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200. – …

Nokia Lumia 930 – Review

The Nokia Lumia 930 is possibly one of the last phones to be released under the Nokia banner, with future devices coming under the Microsoft banner. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Lumia 930 is the highest spec’d phone they’ve ever released. But is it …

Nokia Lumia 2520 chopped down in price, but be quick

If you’ve just read our Lumia 2520 review and want to buy it, head down to the “not really known for their bargain prices”-store that it John Lewis. They’re taking a whacking great £150 off the Lumia 2520 for the next few days only. This will drop the …

Has the Lumia 930 had its chips?

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one. Yes, I could throw in a large amount of potato-puns, but to be honest I’m trying to pick myself up after seeing the picture associated with this story. The idea and PR stunt itself is a great one. …

Lumia 930 offered up across the UK

We’ve had a number of companies in touch about this handset and the offers they’re running on it. If you’re following us on Twitter or checking the site regularly, you’ll already know about the EE deal, but here’s a run-down .. EE For a limited time, EE is …

Nokia X – Goodbye, we hardly even knew you

The Android-powered Nokia phones, which were meant to be a step onto the Lumia ladder, will no longer be worked on. New handsets and development is being put into “maintenance mode” whilst work shifts onto Windows Phone handsets. This comes just hours after 12,500 Nokia staffers were shown …

Microsoft begin Nokia bloodbath

With the name “Nokia” now forever connected to Windows Phone, Microsoft are having to make some pretty big decisions. One of the first is to layoff a massive 12,500 staffers from the Nokia team. Yes, 12,500. The cuts from the mobile business form the bulk of the 18,000 …

Nokia Lumia Cyan Update roll out starts

The time that all Nokia WP8 users have been waiting for has arrived. Microsoft just announced that the Lumia Cyan Update is starting to roll out …..now! It will be reaching your device very soon and will bring some significant enhancements to your device. The main features that …

Lumia 930 launching 17th July

The latest Lumia flagship – the Lumia 930 – will arrive in the UK for sale on the 17th July, just 10 days away from today. The Lumia 930 is an amazing device packed with some great technology such as a 20 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera using PureView …

Phones 4u start selling the Lumia 635. Available today

The 4G version of the Nokia Lumia 630 is this, the Lumia 635. If it tickles your fancy you can head down to a Phones 4u store or get online to bag one today. It’s completely free from just £18.99 per month on a 4G contract or, if …

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

This is a special one for me, because – apart from using Windows Phone in a few example videos over the years, I’ve been a really big Android and iPhone user. Put it this way, Windows Phone has a big hill to climb with me. It’s going to …

Windows Phone 8.1 – Now it’s my turn

OK, here is the short version. I’ve not really gone near Windows Phone for a while now. Years in fact. Some of you have taken exception to my first thoughts of the OS whist looking at the new Lumia 630 yesterday. However, I want to tell you a …

Lumia 630 on test. How I broke Windows Phone

I’m going to write this while it’s all fresh in my head, and I’ll tell you why. This site was built off the back of a Microsoft Smartphone 2002 device called the Orange SPV. I, for years, was obsessed with Smartphone and Pocket PC devices from Microsoft. However, …

Lumia 635 Available in the UK from 3rd July.

Microsoft Devices have today announced that the Lumia 635 will be available in the UK for purchase from the 3rd July for a price of £119.99. It will be available on Vodafone, EE, 3, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon.   The 635 is designed to be a …

Nokia X2 launched

Bang on schedule, the Android-esque Nokia X2 has been announced. It has a 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) screen, dual- core 1.2 GHz CPU, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1GB RAM with 4GB storage and a microSD card slot. Microsoft… Sorry, Nokia are throwing in 15GB of online …

Nokia X2 on the way. Leaked images appear

Will the new Nokia X2 be powered by the new Microsoft Android-esque OS? Or will Windows Phone actually appear on this particular one? You may remember the first X Series handsets that we saw in Barcelona and, later on this morning, we’ll see the newest addition to the …

“A week with …” Special

It’s dawned on me that I’ve got three handsets here which are pretty interesting. I’m also aware that I’ve not published one of our “Week with” features for some time, so this could be an ideal combination. In my possession I’ve got the HTC Desire 816, which has …

The next Microsoft Android phone is apparently coming soon

Remember the fuss about a Nokia phone running Android? Is it still one of your deepest darkest desires? Well it looks like Microsoft are actually going to release another Android phone, again for emerging markets and again with a pretty basic spec. So no Android version of the …

Vodafone to take the Lumia 930

The Nokia half-nine (aka the Lumia 930) is,  according to the Vodafone blog, going to be available on the network very soon indeed. Their coming soon post states.. The Lumia 930 will offer Nokia’s trademark design prowess and PureView camera know-how. That’s alongside the new Windows Phone 8.1 …

The Elop pay-off skyrockets

Ex-Microsoft man Stephen Elop was sent into Nokia after the initial Microsoft deal and stayed with the company until the widely-expected sale to his former employers. Now,  after doing his task at Nokia,  Elop has returned to Microsoft. The sale of the Nokia handset division is now complete …

Nokia 2520 charger trouble

The Nokia 2520 is Nokia’s 10″ tablet running Windows 8 RT and so far has been doing reasonably well but it is has now run into a bit of trouble, in that the chargers have the potential to cause an electric shock. Nokia have advised that 30,000 AC-300 …

Nokia announce the Lumia 930

Today at the Microsoft event in San Francisco, Stephen Elop took to the stage and has announced a brand new Lumia flagship device. It runs on the new Windows Phone 8.1 platform and is known as the Lumia 930. This is the device we hoped to see back …

Nokia are at it again – Photographers do the swap

Remember our wedding photographer story? An entire wedding got captured on a Nokia Lumia handset and the results were pretty good indeed. Centrefold is a “bi-annual A2 folding poster publication” and, for this edition, they’ve taken all their photos with a Nokia Lumia 1020. The magazine was founded …

Podcast 83 – The Nokia week

It has been a big week if you are a fan of Nokia and a fan of leaks and rumours, so who better to have on as our special guest this week Jim O’Brien from Nokia News Ireland. Joining me and Jim this week were Ian and Ronnie …

Nokia and Lumia names to continue

With Microsoft about to complete the deal to purchase the Nokia handset division, there was a lot of speculation. Would we then see the end of the Nokia or Lumia brand on future phones or will these become Microsoft products? However, the good news for Nokia fans around …

Nokia XL Hands on

What side of the fence do you sit on? Do you think the Microsoft-owned Nokia are mad to produce an Android handset? Or is it a clever move. I was in the first category, but I’m starting to slide onto the other side of the fence after seeing …

Nokia X Series – Hands on

Dan has already brought you lots of information into the Nokia foray into Android here but I’ve just been running around their stand to get some early hands-on video and photos for you. What we have here is three new Android phones from Nokia. They’re colourful, a little chunky …