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By and large, the Lumia line has looked fairly uniform to date, relying on polycarbonate frames, bold colors and stand-out camera features to differentiate itself. The Lumia 925, despite being one of the final Lumias to ship with Nokia's branding, stands as one of the first in the range to truly carve a different path on the design front. It's the first Lumia to roll metal into its design, and while you'll still recognize it as a tried-and-true Lumia at a glance, there's no question that it's cut from a different cloth. In many ways, the Lumia 925 stands as a gentle refresh of the Lumia 920. It adds a bit of metal to its construction, slims down the overall package, and includes a nice boost... Read more...
We're inching closer to the end of an era. Now that Microsoft has acquired Nokia's mobile phone unit, we'll soon see Microsoft-branded handsets rolling out in place of Nokia's own hardware. The company has made a heroic attempt to fight the tide of Apple's growing popularity coupled with the surging share of Android, but currently, Windows Phone holds only around 5% of the global market in smartphones. By and large, the Lumia line has looked fairly uniform to date, relying on polycarbonate frames, bold colors and stand-out camera features to differentiate itself. The Lumia 925, despite being one of the final Lumias to ship with Nokia's branding, stands as one of the first in the range to truly... Read more...
While Apple is over in Cupertino doing its best Ebenezer Scrooge impression by shunning cash discounts on products in favor of bundled gift cards, Microsoft is doing Black Friday the right way. There are some significant discounts on various Microsoft gear over at its online store, which not only means upfront savings, but you also get to avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowd. The original Surface tablet can be had for $199, marked down from $349. Sure, it's saddled with Windows RT, and who knows if that operating system is long for this world or not, but at $199, it's at least an interesting proposition. If you're willing to spend $368 on Surface, Microsoft will bundle in a few extras,... Read more...
Nokia may be prepping another Windows RT tablet, and this one will be an 8-inch model to complement the 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet that recently went on sale at Verizon. The 8-inch tablet is codenamed “Illusionist”, according to Evleaks. While noting that Evleaks is often spot-on when it comes to these rumors (and thus it’s very likely that all of the above is true), other sources are citing additional details, so bear that in mind. For instance, there are no leaked images of this thing. Nokia Lumia 2520, the bigger brother of the alleged Nokia Lumia 2020 Digitimes says that the 8-inch tablet will be the Nokia Lumia 2020, and it will be a higher-end device that will land... Read more...
Now that Microsoft has fully consumed Nokia's mobile product division, this could go down as one of the final pieces of hardware to ever ship with the Nokia brand name on it. After years of catering solely to the smartphone market, Nokia has extended the reach of the Lumia line to cover tablets, too. The Lumia 2520 is one of the more eye-catching Windows 8.1 RT slates on the market, shipping with a full copy of Office 2013 Home & Student as well as Outlook RT. The tablet will be shipping to Verizon stores on November 21st, replete with 4G LTE and an off-contract price of $500. That's impressive for one major reason: it wasn't too long ago that tablets were being sold for nearly as much on-contract,... Read more...
That rumored Nokia tablet is now a Real Thing, as the company announced its Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet along with a slew of other products, including two new Lumia phones and three Asha handsets. The Lumia 2520 tablet looks quite a bit like Microsoft’s Surface tablets, right down to the kickstand and Type-style keyboard. (It’s almost as if the two companies are in cahoots.) The 10.1-inch device features a 1080p HD display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a less reflective finish than some other tablets, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz) chip is under the hood. Nokia Lumia 2520 There’s also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD slot, connectivity to SkyDrive, 6.7MP... Read more...
Not long after Apple unveiled its iPhone 5c, which is available in a variety of attractive colors, Nokia took to Twitter to give a shout-out. On top of a picture showing off its own recent Lumia line, which also comes in a variety of attractive colors, it says, "Imitation Is The Best Form of Flattery". Shots were fired, and for the most part, it seemed to get a chuckle out of a lot of people. Clearly, however, the fact that Nokia took a jab at Apple in this way struck some as a bit odd, given Apple enjoys a huge piece of the smartphone marketshare pie, while Nokia's share is so small, it'd be equivalent to a single bite (and who can have just one bite of a delicious pie?). Still, Nokia's Lumia... Read more...
It should come as a surprise to no one that Microsoft hasn't been pleased with how smartphones equipped with its mobile OS have been selling, with many speculating that a solution could only come about if the company took things into its own hands. Well, with its announced acquisition of Nokia, it's clear that Microsoft believes the same thing - but just how far are things going to go? According to new reports, Microsoft could go the way of Google and develop its own phones and then get a third-party to manufacture them (in this case, taking advantage of Nokia's resources). If Microsoft were to take this route, it's believed that the device would fall into the Surface family - and wouldn't you... Read more...
Ever imagined what a phablet based on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform might be like? For the time being, you'll have to keep imagining because those plans by Nokia are now on the back burner. Nokia had originally planned to launch a Windows Phone phablet by the end of this month, but with the company's handset business changing hands to Microsoft, it's not clear when or if a phablet will see the light of day. According to Reuters, Nokia was going to announce a batch of new Windows Phone devices this month, including a handset with a display larger than 5 inches. The event was supposed to take place in New York, though it appears that's been pushed back by several weeks. For the time being,... Read more...
Microsoft is acquiring Nokia’s mobile business, effectively ending any possibility that Nokia Lumia phones might someday run Android, and the Redmond-based company is wasting no time in rebranding the line of handsets currently bearing the name “Nokia”. According to a photo dug up by IBtimes, a UK advertisement from Microsoft for the Nokia Lumia 520 shows that the “Nokia” name that’s usually centered at the top of the phone is gone. Otherwise, it’s identical to a Nokia Lumia 520 product photo that’s been around for a while. Credit: Twitter/Brian Robertson via IBtimes A Nokia spokesperson clarified the branding somewhat by saying, "Microsoft would... Read more...
On Labor Day, Microsoft and Nokia issued a press release confirming that Nokia's devices division was being wholly acquired by Microsoft. It was a fairly short release, and just like that, it was done. But here's the thing: while it was easy to announce, it took a ton of work to get where we are today. The New York Times has a report outlining the timeline of events that led to this historic move -- a move that will remove Nokia's branding from future smartphones, and a move that proves Microsoft is serious about getting into the vertically integrated hardware arena. The story tells a wild tale, where Microsoft weighed options of buying BlackBerry or HTC in order to grab yet another hardware... Read more...
More leaks are emerging regarding the rumored Nokia Lumia 1520, codenamed “Bandit”, this time in the form of what purports to be the device’s home screen. Among the clues that this is a shot of the 1520 is the time in the upper right corner, which Nokia typically uses to indicate the model number. The image is from evleaks, which has scored some credibility in the past, and it’s worth noting that the original size is nearly 1920x1080. Specifically, it’s 1820x1023 (note that the bottom of the image is lopped off a bit), and that would corroborate the purported 1080p HD display and thus also indicate that GDR3, or Windows Phone 8.1, will ship on the device. (Source:... Read more...
The rumor mill has been churning lately as it pertains to Nokia products. In addition to a Nokia Windows RT tablet dubbed “Sirius”, there’s rumored to be a 6-inch phablet called “Bandit” coming, as well. We saw a leaked photo of what purports to be the future device’s screen, and the rumor was that the device would have a 1080p HD screen, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a rear 20MP camera, and a polycarbonate body. It appears that the “Bandit” will be called the Nokia Lumia 1520, and additional specs and features may include the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update and Qi wireless charging. The source of the leaked photo is unknown, so we’ll take... Read more...
AT&T will be selling the Nokia Lumia 925, the successor to the popular Nokia Lumia 920, starting on September 13th for $99.99 with a 2-year contract. The 925 joins the Nokia Lumia 1020, 920, 820, and 520 in AT&T’s lineup, and the black version of the handset will be an AT&T exclusive. The 925 Windows Phone device has a polycarbonate plastic-and-aluminum body and features a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (with curved Gorilla Glass 2), a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16GB of onboard storage, and an 8.7MP PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash, and optical image stabilization that shoots in 1080p HD. The 2000 mAh battery purports to offer 10.3 hours of talk... Read more...
There's no question, what we do here at HotHardware definitely has its perks.  Sure, the hours are long, the work can be grueling with benchmark run after run, take after take in the video studio or fighting with finicky, just-released products that don't want to cooperate.  So what sorts of things do we do to relax and blow off a little steam?  Well, sometimes we take the hardware for a joy ride; in this case quite literally. You may recall our recent review and showcase of Nokia's Lumia 1020 Windows Phone, with its high resolution 41 Megapixel camera, floating image stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics.  Of course you do.  We were pretty impressed by the device actually... Read more...
Well, that didn't take long. Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, has just experienced a $30 price-drop, settling at $269 (with contract). This move comes HOT on the heels of our review that we posted earlier today, and given the overall thoughts on the device, a price-drop does help the phone to look a bit more attractive. In his exhaustive look, Ray found that the Lumia 1020 performed no different than last year's Lumia 920/925, which does put a damper on things. We're talking about a phone that's $269.99 under contract, after all. No contract = $699. Apart from that, the 1020 can boast the unique feature of having a mammoth 41-megapixel camera, which was found to deliver quite... Read more...
Nokia's battle in the global smartphone race is an intriguing one, and those who follow technology have long wondered if the company's decision to hitch its wagon to Microsoft was a wise one. When Stephen Elop came in as CEO, Nokia was in a rare position: it could choose which platform it wanted to support for the foreseeable future. Of course, choosing Windows Phone was a polarizing choice. Android loyalists yearned to see Nokia hardware running Google's mobile OS, while early fans of Windows Phone were thrilled to have such a well-regarded hardware maker on-board. Since the Windows Phone OS alone probably isn't enough to sway many smartphone consumers to try a Lumia device, Nokia has resorted... Read more...
Nokia's battle in the global smartphone race is an intriguing one, and those who follow technology have long wondered if the company's decision to hitch its wagon to Microsoft was a wise one. When Stephen Elop came in as CEO, Nokia was in a rare position: it could choose which platform it wanted to support for the foreseeable future. Of course, choosing Windows Phone was a polarizing choice. Android loyalists yearned to see Nokia hardware running Google's mobile OS, while early fans of Windows Phone were thrilled to have such a well-regarded hardware maker on-board. Over the past couple of years, Windows Phone as a whole has struggled to gain mass acceptance. Meanwhile, iOS and Android have... Read more...
Nokia, perhaps more-so than any other smartphone manufacturer in the game right now, needed to find a way to make something special. The new Nokia Lumia 1020, though it sports essentially the same internals and display as Nokia's Lumia 920, most definitely is different, and perhaps even a very attractive alternative, depending on your specific needs. 41 megapixels of resolution, floating image stabilization and a powerful camera app to back it up, will make the Lumia 1020 pretty "special" to a lot of people, some of whom might be considering a Windows Phone for the first time as a result.  We're quickly working up a detailed review on Nokia's new Lumia 1020 but wanted to give you our initial... Read more...
Nokia has been trying hard to play catch-up in the smartphone race for a long time now, and as Microsoft's strategic partner with the Windows Phone operating system and ecosystem, they've got their work cut out for them, with a gridiron full of Android and iOS devices offering compelling and powerful solutions.  And so, Nokia, perhaps more-so than any other smartphone manufacturer in the game right now, needed to find a way to make something special. The new Nokia Lumia 1020, though it sports essentially the same internals and display as Nokia's Lumia 920, most definitely is different, and perhaps even a very attractive alternative, depending on your specific needs. 41 megapixels of resolution,... Read more...
Every relationship has its nuances, and usually, every relationship has its fair share of bickering. Even if you love someone unconditionally, there will typically be scenarios where you just can't agree or see eye-to-eye. One had to expect something similar when looking at Microsoft and Nokia, which tied each other to the hip years ago with Windows Phone. Nokia simply hitched its wagon to Microsoft's mobile OS for the future of its smartphone range, and now it's having to live with the decision of selecting an operating system that is having a terrible time gaining ground in the market. One of the biggest gripes from would-be users is the dearth of apps. The world's most popular apps just aren't... Read more...
The mobile market is no place for wimps; competition is very steep and very fierce, and even giants with deep pockets like Microsoft can’t seem to compete. According to Forbes, Windows Phones are actually in jeopardy of disappearing in the U.S. and in Europe after sales of Nokia Lumia phones (essentially the flagship devices for Windows Phone 8) dropped to half a million units in North America last quarter. Apple’s iPhone still does brisk business at the high end, and the forthcoming rumored “low cost” iPhone will no doubt take a bite out of midrange sales. Android is flourishing thanks in large part to Samsung and its many, many handsets and tablets running the OS at... Read more...
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