Microsoft is doughtily fighting against Google and Apple, and though it still doesn’t show as remarkable sales numbers as its rivals, everything is better in terms of updating. There are not that many Windows Phone smartphones but those that are already available in the market need some bug fixes. Nokia and HTC jointly with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are pushing out Portico update for several devices.

As WPCentral reports, T-Mobile HTC 8X owners are getting Windows Phone Portico update now. It changes both the operating system and the firmware bringing them to OS 10211 and firmware version 1532.20.20004.531, respectively.

The same source also reports AT&T exclusive Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are getting their updates too. Verizon’s models will be getting the update sometime later.

Though Microsoft hasn’t put any changelog for the update, it is said to bring many enhancements referring to overall stability ending random reboots or freezes. Plus, there will be an option to select SMS messages and SMS call reject.

We recently talked about the Nokia Lumia 920T (the Chinese version of the original Lumia 920) that got 100.000 pre-orders during the first 24 hours and 2.5 million pre-orders within a couple of weeks. Now I have gladsome news for all Chinese consumers, as the entire bunch of Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones is available for purchase.

Yesterday Nokia China began selling the low-end Nokia Lumia 620, the mid-range Nokia Lumia 820 and the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 for RMB 1999 ($318), RMB 3499 ($560) and RMB 4599 ($736), respectively. They will also be available via major carriers and retailers in the country.

China is the biggest smartphone market and many top manufacturers like Apple and Samsung do their best to conquer it. Nokia is no exception, but unlike other companies Nokia has some privileges thanks to its earlier performed activity. This country is the only one close to the US in app usage, and is likely to surpass it very soon. So making those handsets available in China will help Windows Phone 8 get more popular.


People like to play with electronics, and when a company like Nokia persuades them to do crazy things (remember the amazing everyday ads?), users don’t miss their chance to have a fun. But when unusual experiments are made by scientists or carriers, those devices should be chosen carefully not to shame the authors.

I bet you are not aware the Nokia Lumia 800 was propelled into space by a balloon. It was done by scientists at the University of Southampton. The phone soared as high as 32km (20 miles) and landed after 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Now the same experiment was performed with the Nokia Lumia 920. Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa sent several units of this model into space. The maximum height it reached was 30km (19 miles), and spending about 27 minutes in sub-zero temperature the phones landed. As the retailer reports, all models but one have successfully landed. So those who find the “lost” Lumia 920 will be rewarded 1000 EUR ($1294 USD). The last known coordinates are Latitude: 61.324573, Longitude: 27.734175, thus it is in Finland, most likely in water.

If you find the phone, there is a special number on the container you can call or you can email


The Nokia Lumia 920 is not known only for its sexy design and Windows Phone 8, but also for its perfect screen and outstanding camera. Today we’ll talk about PureView Phase 2 camera that makes this handset more and more appealing. Needless to go deep into its technical features because we can assess the job it does directly from the photos provided by an enthusiast, Keng Chang.

The Lumia 920 has been compared with a professional digital camera dubbed as the Canon EOS-1D X. It’s a high-end camera costing around $6,500-$7,000, so you should take all compared photos with a grain of salt. Besides this, the Lumia 920 is the follow-up to the Lumia 900 and it would be reasonable to see how it takes over its predecessor.

The side by side comparison of photos taken by those three devices clearly shows the 18.1MP Canon EOS-1D X is out of competition, but, still, the Lumia 920 still does a good job. Do not get surprised at seeing only nighttime and low-light photos because this is the only feature the Lumia 920 can’t boast of, and the author has had a goal to find out how bad it is in comparison with other cameras.