Tag: NOKIA

Opinion piece: Switching from Lumia

First off, the facts. I have a Nokia Lumia 800 as my current phone and I love it, it does everything I need it to do. Not only well but it looks good too, I have converted half my friends and family over to Windows Phone. The first …

Nokia 920 to grab EE exclusive?

With just minutes to go until the Everything Everywhere launch we’re expecting the launch of 4G and possible handset exclusivity on the new faster network. The Financial Times is stating that the new Nokia Lumia 920 could be a network exclusive on EE. If Nokia could get its’ …

Instagram coming to Windows Phone?

Nokia has posted a new promo video to its YouTube channel which appears to leak that Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. Whilst the video is an animation intended to show off the benefits of Puremotion, it does seem to show a live tile with very similar info to …

Nokia 920 – More bad news

OK, firstly I want to say that I and the team at Coolsmartphone have a fairly well rounded respect for mobile platforms other than the one we currently use (and we do all use different phones!) I have a lot of time for Windows Phone, and have eagerly …

Why I thought the Nokia event was amazing

We’ve had a few personal opinions of the Nokia Lumia launch opinion recently. I thought I should perhaps share my thoughts because I really don’t agree. I have been using Windows Phone for a while now, along with Android and recently iOS, so I like to feel I …

That Windows 8 Phone can go Everything Everywhere

If you’ve been reading us at all, you’ve read that Nokia has announced its Lumia 920 Windows phone 8 flagship, the 4.5” beast with the pureview imaging technology that the Finnish company is touting to put them back at the top of the smartphone pile.   What seems …

Nokia announces Offline Maps

Nokia have been in the news lately, not only for their release of the Nokia Lumia 920 & 820, but also because of the controversy surrounding it. Today, however, Nokia have announced another fairly crucial feature for the new 920 and 820 phones – Offline Maps. This will …

The real Nokia 920 Pureview video

Yesterday Nokia sort of mislead people about the Pureview video they showed. In that it wasn’t actually filmed with a Lumia 920. Today they have posted a 16 second video showing real footage using the 920 and another smartphone. Here it is, the shot on the right is …

Opinion: Nice one Nokia But It’s Just Not Enough

So, the hype is over and the revelation of the new Nokia Lumia handsets has happened.  The Lumia 920 and 820 have been officially unveiled and are all shiny and new.  Are they enough to save Nokia? Running with a dual core processor with a 4.3 or 4.5 …

Nokia share price takes a dive. The compartments are flooding.

What happened there exactly? Out came Nokia, all guns blazing, with two very respectable handsets. Earlier, they had spent the morning telling people to “#SWITCH” and that they were about to feast on Android… Breakfast in New York on a big day for us! Today we dine on …

Nokia gets caught faking advert for the Lumia 920

So you’ve seen the coverage of the Nokia 920.. you’ve seen the details of the new hardware, the fancy screen, new dual core processor and the improved camera. Unfortunately it seems Nokia’s own advert for a key feature, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) was faked, or at least unfairly …

Lumia 920 and 820 – The details

A wireless charging pillow, advanced camera technology and a screen that detects the presence of skin, gloved fingers, or fingernails. The Lumia 920 and 820 are due to arrive “in Q4″ although we’ve not been given pricing just yet. What is also a bit strange is the fact …

Nokia Announce Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Nokia have just announced the new Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 to the world at an event in New York The Lumia 920 features include a PureView 8 megapixel camera , Windows Phone 8, a 4.5 inch screen running PureMotion HD+, a 2000mAh battery, Snapdragon S4 processor …

Watch Live – Nokia and Microsoft Press Conference

Nokia are assembling in New York for a major Windows Phone 8 launch. This is a critical stage for them, and they’ll no doubt be hoping that it’s not going to turn out like the Lumia 900 launch just a few months back. That quickly turned into hefty …

This afternoons Nokia Lumia leaks are…

Another photo of the upcoming lumia 920 has been tweeted by evleaks. This time showing the available colours of the Lumia 920. Red, yellow, white, black and grey. No Cyan unfortunately. But we will soon know for sure what is happening. They have also just posted a picture …

Prices are dropping on the Nokia Lumia 900

UK retailer Handtec have posted details on their blog detailing a price reduction on all three colours of the Nokia Lumia 900. You can buy either the black, white or cyan models. The new reduced price is £335.99 Inc vat. No doubt we will see prices dropping on …

My Phone History – James Eley

Being one of the babies of the Coolsmartphone team my phone history is considerably less impressive than Jamie’s museum of mobile tech!!! The first phone I ever owned had a colour screen and if I remember correctly I saved up my £2 a week pocket money for ages …

My Phone History – By Simon Allum

So after the chat about old phones in the most recent podcast it got us all talking (behind the scenes) about all the phones we have had through the years. So, inspired by that, a few of us have put together our phone history! So, here we go… Motorola M3188 …

What I hope Nokia announce on the 5th of September

The 5th of September is going to be make or break time for Nokia. They are due to announce their new range of Windows Phone 8 powered Lumias. A lot of people will be watching this event with great interest. We have most corners of the tech world …

My Phone History – by Tom Ranson

So after the chat about old phones in the most recent podcast it got us all talking (behind the scenes) about all the phones we have had through the years. So, inspired by that, a few of us have put together our phone history! So, here we go… My first …

BBC Top Gear News App Now Available For All Platforms

At the risk of sounding sexist, ask a man what his main interests are and outside of women and beer the answer for the vast majority would be gadgets and cars. Hopefully we here at Coolsmartphone bring you your fill of phone related gadgets and now we can …

Windows Phone 8 Lumia looks a lot like older devices

Earlier this week a new Nokia-made handset appeared on the web and many were quick to point out that the device was running Windows Phone 8. This device apparently called the “Nokia Phi” and will be the follow-up to the Lumia 800. It looks to have a larger …

New Nokia Windows Phones coming in September?

Rumours are doing the rounds that Nokia may be about to launch not one but two new Windows Phone 8 devices in the month of September. The handsets are rumoured to be the Lumia 910 and 920 and will have multi core processors and high resolution screens, as …

Lumia rumours – Are the vultures really circling?

You may have seen a number of items recently surrounding the Nokia Lumia handsets. Powered by Windows Phone, there’s already some who have stuck together some numbers and calculated that 330,000 Nokia Lumia handsets have (probably) sold in the USA during 4 months of sales. There’s an element …

What’s Happening At Nokia?

Nokia appears to have a surprise instore for us in September.  At their flagship store in Helsinki which is currently closed for renovation the following posters have appeared in the windows. What Something Amazing could point to is anyone’s guess particularly considering the problems that Nokia are currently …

Opinion: Apple, Beauty or the Beast?

I listened with interest to Jamie’s self confessed rant on the Coolsmartphone podcast number 4 where he describes in great detail his thoughts on Apples actions around the patent lawsuits. It is really worth a listen, not only does his passion come across but so does the complexity …

JollaMobile are set to give Meego the life it deserves!

Now many of you out there may have heard of Nokia and their much heralded N9. The N9 was the first, and only, smartphone to run Meego; a pleasant little OS which was widely described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ when it was shown off last year. …

Bargain!!!!! Sim Free Nokia Lumia 800 for only £200

Bought to our attention by HotUKDeals, you can now purchase a Nokia Lumia 800 for the princely sum of £200.  A quick Google search reveals that the price is normally upwards of £300. The smooth one-piece body flows right around the floating 3.7″ ClearBlack AMOLED display. And the …

Update – Nokia 808 PureView coming to Orange, but not O2

The Nokia 808 Pureview is, it has to be said, a strange phone. Without “that camera” it’d probably be overlooked. It runs on a 1.3GHz CPU, it’s got a 360 x 640 pixel 4″ screen and has the usual WiFi, GPS, FM radio, microSD etc However, it’s got …

A week with… Windows Phone

Once again I find myself coming up with a phone based challenge. This time I thought “could I use Windows Phone for a whole week”. So this may sound a bit odd, as many people use Windows Phone alone and nothing else and they manage to live perfectly …

Nokia – Iceberg, right ahead.

This morning, like you, I read about the Nokia cuts. Nokia appear, in my opinion, to be hitting the same issue that Microsoft and Windows Mobile tackled four or five years ago. Complacency. There was far too much washing about. Nokia were the undisputed king of the mobile …

Nokia cuts another 10,000 Jobs – Acquires Scalado

Nokia is cutting another 10,000 jobs with a warning that its losses in the second quarter of 2012 will be bigger than expected. Times are not good for the beleaguered manufacturer with its shares being downgraded to junk status and losing 70% of their value since February 2011.  The …

Pureview Coming to Windows Phone?

We had Sony Ericsson’s original K range of handsets, then we had the Nokia N range and we have had the iPhone.  The one thing that all these phones have in common is an rather good camera. Now though we have moved into a different league with the …

Nokia Maps Updated, now includes personalised photos and reviews.

An update to the Nokia Maps application has today been released to the Windows Marketplace.   It’s available for download for free from Nokia exclusively for Nokia Lumia. One of the best ways to make a difference in location-based services is posting photos and reviews: that’s how you remember …

Nokia Lumia 900. It’s the Batphone Robin, let’s go!

Fancy getting a Nokia Lumia 900 but want it to be a bit more “individual?” Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Well, if you said “Yes” and knew where that quote came from, this could be just for you. It’s the Nokia Lumia …

Nokia Lumia 900 now available SIM free

Looking for the Nokia Lumia 900 unlocked ? The guys at Unlocked Mobiles have the Lumia £445.98 with Next Day delivery. It’s the latest Windows Phone from Nokia and features a 4.3″ 800×480 ClearBlack AMOLED screen and one-piece polycarbonate body. Other specs include WiFI, “all day” 1830mAh battery, …