As a part of Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana is a new Voice Recognition based personal digital assistant. Named after the AI in the popular XBOX title “Halo” the “personal digital assistant,” has the ability to search the Internet, set up alarms, shift calendar appointments, find restaurants, send messages, place calls and more.
Cortana is quite identical to Siri on an iPhone, tap a button and ask the ui a question, [...]
Just hours before their official launch in London, Nokia’s Lumia 925 aka Catwalk has been leaked. Following along with the leaks of the past the design is fully metallic and appears to be much slimmer than the previous generation Lumia devices. The overall design of the back shell also appears to be a bit different compared to the existing Lumias, with the front to back taper towards the edges, The edges also appear to be more squarish compared to the usual rounding seen on Nokia phones.
Nokia will full Launch the phone in a couple of hours, so stay tuned for the specs.
The Mac app for connecting and syncing your precious upcoming Windows Phone 8 device has been updated on the Mac App Store. Not only has the app been updated to Version 3.0 but it has also received a new “Windows Phone” name, to prevent further name changes one can presume. The app has added support for Retina MacBooks and also drag and drop sharing capabilities b/w some of Apple’s native apps like iPhoto and iTunes.
The new app will support all upcoming phones including the ATIV S, HTC WP 8X and 8S along with the Nokia Lumia Devices. Full Changelog below [...]
We are in Singapore for the launch of the new HTC Windows Phone 8 Devices, including the Windows Phone 8X and the 8S alongside Android devices like the HTC One X Plus. We will get you cover by cover so stay tuned to iGyaan and expect updates on Twitter ( @iGyaan) and Facebook as they happen.
HTC Windows Phone 8X will Be HTC’s flagship running Windows Phone 8 operating system, which was officially released on the 29th of October. It features a completely new approach to Windows Phone 8 Devices with a new polycarbonate unibody design and a list of new bright colors. The HTC [...]
Nokia has brought what others have failed to deliver, a Windows Phone at a budget price. The Lumia 510 has been launched at a press event in New Delhi, the 510 has a 4 inch capacitive screen with a 480 x 800 pixel density. On the spec sheet of the Lumia 510 you will find a 5-megapixel camera at the back (no front-facer), an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 256MB RAM and 4GB of non-expandable storage.
Nokia is targeting markets like India and China for this phone expecting it to penetrate the lower strata of Smartphone users shifting up from an Asha Phone to a smart phone. The price of the Lumia 510 is expected to be US [...]
Samsung is ready to launch the new Windows Phone 8 Lineup, with the ATIV S taking center stage. GSMArena managed to get a hands on with the product, they uploaded the video then removed it. But luckily enough the video landed up on Youtube so check it out.
Important details include4.8” Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2 dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU 2300 mAh battery on board MicroSD card Slot
Nokia has launched a new Xpress browser of or the Lumia line that is identical to the browser found n the new Asha phones.
Announced today via the company’s Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help users keep tabs on their consumption habits and even reformats favorited sites into a magazine-like layout.
The app also allows for simple searches for items across Bing and YouTube from within the browser.
Its not available in the marketplace as of now but can be downloaded from the source below.
HTC alongside the new Windows Phone 8S has also announced a new Windows Phone 8S which will be a cheaper variant of the 8X . Specs on this one include a 4 inch display with gorilla glass we are assuming a minimum 820×480 display. It has 512 MB Ram and a S4 processor running at 1 GHz vs the 1.5 GHz of the 8X.
Inbuilt storage is kept at 4 GB with a micro-sim and micro-SD card slot available. It features a twin colour (dual tone) polycarbonate unibody shell, and has a 5 MP camera with 720p video capability. The body of the 8S is 10.28mm thick and has tapered edges.
Samsung has two Windows Phone 8 devices found in the pipeline. According to the filing that’s been unearthed by The Verge, both are running on a dual-core 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset.
Looking at the leaked info, the Odyssey has a 4.65-inch high-definition Super AMOLED display and NFC ready for Microsoft’s upcoming wallet service. The Marco will have a smaller 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen and no NFC. Now these appear to be US versions of devices which will eventually land up in India, possibly with different names.
Nokia’s Q2 result shows that the company has made a loss of over US $ 1 Billion in last quarter, however sales were at US $9.2 billion which is still .5 Billion lower than last quarter.
Nokia has sold a total of 73 million handsets, most of which are thanks to the Asha series. Nokia is low on cash reserves as the company shows total $5.1 billion in reserves vs the $6.3 billion in Q1. Nokia did get $250 million support from Microsoft, but that does not have seemed to help the situation.
You can read the full report at the link below
While thousands complain about the fact that their devices will not be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft tries to give it a positive look. Ben Rudolph demonstrates hows Windows Phone 7.8 will look on existing Windows Phone 7.5 devices, while he shows off a Lumia 900 running 7.8.
The video shows how the new home screen will work on existing devices, including restructuring of tiles. The company is trying to push on on features that will be added, but there is no mention of the features that will be left out for those who actually took a skinny dip into the Windows Phone Pool.
Samsung’s global version of the Focus 2 will be replaced with the all new Samsung Omnia M. The device features Windows Phone Mango 7.5 running on a 1Ghz processor, a 5 Megapixel autofocus camera alongside a VGA front camera. The Samsung Omnia M will come with a 4 inch Super AMOLED Display. The model number of the Omnia M is same as that of the Omnia W which we reviewed some time back.
The phone will also feature Samsung’s popular Chat-On messenger, the company plans to bring the device to all regions of Europe.
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