Tag archive for ‘Windows Phone 7.5 Mango’

Nokia Lumia 900 Review

by GULLIVER - on Jun 5th 2012 - No Comments
Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia’s latest entry in the smart phone wars is the Lumia 900, first unveiled at the CES 2012 this past January. It was hailed as one of the most exciting products at the show and even won the award for Best Smartphone. The award was good news for Microsoft, given their push to gain ground on iOS and Android, but certainly news...

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 Coming to Australia in June

by GULLIVER - on May 18th 2012 - No Comments
Lumia 900 and 610

Two latest Nokia Lumia smartphones will be launched in Australia next month. This was officially announced yesterday at a media event organized by Nokia. Those handsets are the Lumia 900 and 610, which are already launched in several countries and have already managed to win users’ hearts. Australia has always been kind to Nokia and...

Canadian Wind Offering Nokia Lumia 710

by GULLIVER - on May 3rd 2012 - 1 Comment

The Nokia Lumia 710 is available in many countries via many carriers but Canada has started an interesting race in terms of offering Windows Phone-packed smartphones, and you mustn’t be surprised at hearing more carriers are launching this handset. Today we have another carrier, Wind, which will release the phone. Wind will sell the...

Nokia Lumia 900 Vs HTC Titan II: Video Comparison

by GULLIVER - on Apr 28th 2012 - 1 Comment
Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II

AT&T is the carrier offering two beasts running Windows Phone OS. They are the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. Both handsets are very popular among smartphone lovers and can be called highest-end smartphones though Android lovers won’t agree with me pointing at the single-core processors coming under the hood. Besides this,...

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Coming on April 8 at $100

by GULLIVER - on Mar 27th 2012 - No Comments

Nokia has finally ended our sufferings regarding the launch date of the Lumia 900. Now it’s official and the phone will be launched on April 8. The price tag is not changed and the handset will be offered for $100. This is by $100 less  than the price AT&T requires for another Windows Phone-powered device, the HTC Titan II. On...

Nokia Lumia 900 Available for Pre-Order at Swiss Retailer Digitech

by GULLIVER - on Mar 20th 2012 - 1 Comment

The Nokia Lumia 900’s launch date is getting closer, and though no exact launch date is set, it doesn’t prevent retailers from listing it in their lineup. As for now, the phone goes to Switzerland, where it is listed on Online Swiss retailer Digitech’s pre-order page. The retailer requires CHF 699 ($760), but it doesn’t mention...

Nokia Lumia 800 And Lumia 710 Comparison Video

by GULLIVER - on Feb 24th 2012 - No Comments

The purpose of every smartphone vendor is to make handsets competitive to other brand devices. But what to do if your native smartphones are so good that can be compared with each other? That’s a Million Dollar Question that must be answered.

For this deal we have to pay our attention to AllAboutPhones’ video, where the author has compared the only available Windows Phone devices of Nokia. Of course, I am speaking about the Nokia Lumia 800 and the 710. Both handsets stand out due to their awesome features, but being designed for different markets and having different target users their specs lists vary.

The Nokia Lumia 800 sports a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla Glass and ClearBlack technology, a 1.4GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory, an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and dual-LED flash allowing users to capture high quality pictures in dark conditions. The device also runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, which can be found on the Nokia Lumia 710 as well.

The second WP smartphone with Nokia branding is packed with less powerful features like a 3.7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and 8GB of internal memory.

However, the specs lists can’t talk about everything, so it’s better to watch the comparison video below.

Apollo Will Bring IPv6 Support for Nokia Windows Phone Handsets

by GULLIVER - on Jan 31st 2012 - No Comments

That’s not a secret the IPv4 networks are being changed to the IPv6-only networks, but as it has been awaited this process is not without pain. As for Nokia, it has almost completely switched to Windows Phone OS and geeks require more and more improvements and alternatives from the latter. Talking honestly, Microsoft and Nokia are doing their best to be a good alternative for all those users who want something different from Android and iOS. Unfortunately, at the moment Windows Phone doesn’t provide all necessary features they want. At first it refers to IPv6-only feature, but it seems the help is coming and with the launch of Windows Phone Apollo everything will be put in its places.

As the leaked Nokia presentation says, Windows Phone users will have to wait for Apollo update to be able to connect to IPv6-only networks. I think you have not forgotten when in the middle of last year it was rumored, Mango would come with IPv6 support, but in practice on IPv6-only networks Windows Phones are not able to get IP addresses. Of course, this was a big disappointment and as it seen from the picture provided by WMPowereuser while IPv6 support is very variable, Windows Phone doesn’t boast of its support amongst the major and not so major operating systems.

Well, it is awaited many changes will come this year, and tech world is waiting for the complete change from IPv4 to IPv6-only networks, therefore if Nokia wants to stay on the top, it must work hard, which I don’t doubt at all.

Nokia Lumia 900 via AT&T at $99.99 on March 18

by GULLIVER - on Jan 26th 2012 - No Comments

A leaked AT&T roadmap observed by BGR reveals the Lumia 900 will hit AT&T stores on March 18 at a quite surprising price, $99.99.

Even if you are not a Nokia fan, you must agree this pricing is what Nokia and Microsoft (plus, AT&T) need to snatch some market share from Google and Apple. With this price tag the well-armed Nokia Lumia 900 can go ahead of such a device as, say, the iPhone 4S. On the whole, the Lumia 900 has all chances to become the king of Q1 — a mere glance at this handset is enough to conclude we are dealing with one of the best handsets in the world. Besides LTE support, it comes packed with a 4.3-inch display, a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 8MP rear camera, a VGA secondary camera and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, which has already won the hearts of many geeks.

This offer is a perfect gift for those who are in love with Nokia’s novelties, but who have not picked one because of different reasons; perhaps they were waiting for something more from Nokia, which is not the mid-range Lumia 710 (offered for free). The Lumia 800 would still be an attractive option but it’s not available via any carrier. So now that the Lumia 900 is on its way, Android and Apple must do something to change the situation. But can they change the natural flow of the events?

Nokia Lumia 710 Software and Battery Life Video Review

by GULLIVER - on Jan 23rd 2012 - No Comments

This is the last time we are discussing the Nokia Lumia 710 features as our Nokia Lumia 710 review is already on its way. As you remember we firstly described it in our Nokia Lumia 710 Design Review, then responded to our reader requests and previewed it. A couple of days ago we introduced to you the Lumia 710 hardware review video, and now due to WMPowerUser guys we have the Lumia 710 software and battery life review video.

At first sight the Nokia Lumia 710 launched via T-Mobile in the US is a simple Windows Phone-powered smartphone. But trust me, this phone greatly differs from other handsets running the same OS. That distinctive feature is Nokia Collection of apps about which we talked in our Nokia Lumia 800 review. No other WP handset features those apps. The list includes such applications as Nokia Drive (Turn-by-turn GPS navigation), Nokia Maps, Nokia Music, ESPN and so on.

Beyond doubt the phone comes with a number of attractive specs, but there are lacks regarding internet sharing and video calling. The latter can’t be corrected because there is no front facing camera, but hopefully upcoming updates will fix the internet sharing issue.

The Lumia 710 is Nokia’s second smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, accordingly users get the needed apps and widgets from Marketplace. Probably right now this is the main disappointing thing, because users are not able to find many apps there. Nevertheless, don’t get upset, because Marketplace is rapidly growing and soon it will offer a respectable number of apps.

As for the battery life, the Lumia 710 comes with a 1300mAh battery expected to provide a day of life time. But if this is true, there is another WP-flavored device in T-Mobile’s lineup ready to provide a longer life time, the HTC Radar. On the whole, these two phones are often compared with each other as they both sport almost same features. However, in terms of battery life the Radar 4G is more powerful, as for battery sizes, the Radar gets about 7.5 minutes per 1 mAh of battery, while the Lumia only 1.5 minutes per mAh of battery.

Only one thing’s left to do — for a broader idea push the play button and watch the video below.