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AT&T’s Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

Plans to update the Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 have been slow-going, to say the least. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new life for the aging handset, as it welcomes a much-anticipated 7.8 refresh. Naturally, this means the former flagship is getting an injection of new features and improvements — namely, that revamped Start screen with flexible tiles. Users will also enjoy various enhancements to the lock screen, including the option to use Bing’s image of the day as a wallpaper. Rounding out the list are various other under-the-hood tweaks to make the experience smoother and help close the gap with current smartphone powerhouses. The good news is that it’s here now, and can be all yours by following the step-by-steps at the More Coverage link below.

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AT&T’s Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

Plans to update the Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 have been slow-going, to say the least. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new life for the aging handset, as it welcomes a much-anticipated 7.8 refresh. Naturally, this means the former flagship is getting an injection of new features and improvements — namely, that revamped Start screen with flexible tiles. Users will also enjoy various enhancements to the lock screen, including the option to use Bing’s image of the day as a wallpaper. Rounding out the list are various other under-the-hood tweaks to make the experience smoother and help close the gap with current smartphone powerhouses. The good news is that it’s here now, and can be all yours by following the step-by-steps at the More Coverage link below.

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AT&T’s Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

Plans to update the Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 have been slow-going, to say the least. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new life for the aging handset, as it welcomes a much-anticipated 7.8 refresh. Naturally, this means the former flagship is getting an injection of new features and improvements — namely, that revamped Start screen with flexible tiles. Users will also enjoy various enhancements to the lock screen, including the option to use Bing’s image of the day as a wallpaper. Rounding out the list are various other under-the-hood tweaks to make the experience smoother and help close the gap with current smartphone powerhouses. The good news is that it’s here now, and can be all yours by following the step-by-steps at the More Coverage link below.

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Windows Phone Tango Update for Nokia Lumia 900 Now Available for Download

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Tango update has been rolled out on Monday but made available for download on Tuesday, August 14th. The update promises to bring quite a handful of fixes and improvements making Lumia 900 a new device once the new firmware is successfully flashed into it. According to Matthew Miller of ZDNet, the package consists of three updates that would run about 45 minutes to complete installation.

Nokia Lumia 900 sports a pretty powerful camera sensor featuring Carl Zeiss technology so many enthusiasts believe Tango will have its focus set on improving the photography aspect and it’s true. For US Lumia 900 users, the first among the list of improvements is the camera. However, the Canadian version has its focus on Flip-to-silence feature.

Here are some of the key features WP Tango will bring.

Camera Improvement. While the loudest feature Lumia 900 had was the camera, it failed to impress professional and amateur photographers alike when it was released. Months and months passed and Nokia hasn’t released an update that would dramatically fix the issue until now. Many believe the poor quality images snapped by 900′s sensor was because of the hardware but Tango has actually fixed the issue. You can find more information about the fixes and improvements done for the camera from WP Central.

Flip-to-silence. This is among the features that the Finnish phone maker has been touting before and after Lumia 900 was released. This feature is well-described by its name; you can put the phone to silent mode by just flipping it over. This may be a very important feature for students or people who might be attending meetings but are bringing their phones with them. There is no setting that can be found for this feature because it is always on.

Screen Brightness. This is one of the features promised by Nokia to come with Tango update. After flashing the phone, users would be able to notice that the device will dim down almost unnoticeably when in regular room light. It may not be something special but it will help reduce battery strain and apparently saves power.

Volume Rocker. Previous versions of the OS will disable the volume rocker when on stand-by; to adjust the volume, a double-tap was needed to wake the device up then the rocker would work. Tango, however, fixed this issue allowing users to adjust the volume even if Lumia 900 is on stand-by.

Furthermore, Nokia and Microsoft will hold a joint press conference on 5th September in New York. There is no information as to the agenda but it may have something to do with the current update or the upcoming release of Windows 8. We are also expecting that Microsoft will shed light on the rumors that it is planning to purchase Nokia.

Reports indicate that Lumia 900 will not be receiving the much anticipated Windows Phone 8 OS. Basically, it would be stuck with Tango and while we know third-party developers could find a way to bring the latest OS, people who want to receive official updates will fall disappointed. The recent Tango update is one good way of attracting new customers, however, it may not be enough to convert iOS and Android users.

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AT&T Galaxy S III Available in Red; HTC One X Price Reduced to $99.99

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AT&T is selling the HTC One X on contract for merely $99.99 as part of a deal. A couple of weeks ago the Nokia Lumia 900 saw a price deduction and a pink variant of the handset was launched as well. This new deal doesn’t come as a surprise really, as the One X has been pretty much overshadowed post the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S III on all major carriers. That said, HTC did have a fair advantage by arriving early in the market. The One X features the same dual core Snapdragon S4 chip and the Adreno 225 GPU as the Galaxy S III and is even clocked at the same speeds (1.5 GHz), but the addition of a microSD card slot and a removable battery makes the latter a desirable choice for the buyers. However, this price deduction seems like HTC’s way of making a comeback given the $100 price difference when compared to the GS3.

Now for the next big AT&T story. Well, you didn’t think Samsung was going to let HTC ruin its show, did you? Well, the company has just launched the red Galaxy S III exclusively for AT&T customers. It’s not any different from the existing models of the GS3 in terms of features, but a new color variant should make a lot of difference to the buyers. The handset is only available online though.

It must be a tough ask for the customers to pick between the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X given the similar specifications. But the odds have always been in favor of the Samsung flagship due to the price to features ratio. But since the price is taken out of the equation now, the customers could go for the HTC One X. The Galaxy S III is priced at $199.99 with a two year contract.
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As you might know, the GS3 for AT&T is available only in a 16GB variant, while some carriers have a 32GB variant as well. So the exclusive color variant of the device could be a way to please the customers, as the source mentions.
So head over to AT&T with the link given below and get your pick.

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Nokia Camera Extras for Windows Phone 7 now available

Nokia Lumia’s default camera app is pretty basic and low on features. If you are unsatisfied with the default camera app, fear not because Nokia has started rolling out Nokia Camera Extras on a global scale. The app basically adds various features to the camera found on Windows Phone models. Once Nokia Camera Extras is installed, you can see various additional features using which you can click action shots, panorama shots and smart group shots. The app also brings self timer, a pretty basic feature that is missing in Windows Mobile 7. When you buy a smartphone, you take these features for granted, but Microsoft doesn’t care and it is good to know that Nokia does.

Readers from Belgium and France have already been able to get their hands on this app. To check the availability of Nokia Camera Extras in your country, you can check the Windows Phone Marketplace or the Nokia Collection.

A lot of features that are added by Nokia Camera Extras are already available in stock camera apps of Android and iOS phones. We expect these features, and even more advanced, to make its appearance in stock camera app of Windows Phone 8 models. The panorama shot option lets you click many pictures and stich them together in order to get a single wide picture. The smart group shot selects faces automatically, thus helping to get the best group shot. The Action Shot mode enables the phone to click rapid shots and the self timer of course does what it should.

The app has been released for Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800, as those camera features are already available by default on low end Lumia handset, the Nokia Lumia 610, and high end Lumia handset, the Nokia Lumia 900. For those having Lumia 710 and 800 and crazy about clicking snaps, this app is a must have for you folks. This app will at least bring your phone’s capability in par with your friend’s iOS and Android phones.

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Nokia Entices Carriers with Exclusive Windows 8 Deals

Nokia is reportedly hoping to strike exclusive deals with Europe-based mobile operators. Specifically, it wants to give carriers exclusive rights to offer its phones that are running on the Windows 8 operating system. In this deal, Nokia and the mobile operator will have to split the costs of marketing the devices in the region.

This strategy is different from what Nokia had been doing in the past. Usually, the Finnish company aimed for more market coverage by allowing all carriers to sell their handsets.

Nokia has confirmed that it is negotiating with carriers, but it declined to give details about this rumor as it prefers to keep private such matters.

Nokia seems to be following Apple’s example. It may be recalled that when the iPhone was launched years ago, the Cupertino company also made the phone available on a selected number of mobile operators, including AT&T and O2. The tactic allowed Apple to ignite interest in the device by limiting the companies that could sell it.

All things considered, exclusive deals do not guarantee success. For example, AT&T became the exclusive provider of the Nokia Lumia 900 that offered Windows 7.5. AT&T started selling the phone last April for $99.99 with a contract. However, it was eventually forced to reduce the price to around fifty percent just three months after it released the phone. Nokia also announced that its number of Lumia phones shipped in 2011 dropped by twenty percent when compared to the figures they got last year.

The Windows Phone is also not very popular in Europe as compared to Android and Apple devices, a situation that is mirrored in other parts of the world. It supposedly holds only 4.1 of the market share in Europe.

Thus, if Nokia does want to pull up its sales, it likely needs some aggressive strategies. Whether the exclusive deals will help them be successful remains to be seen at this point, especially given Nokia’s silence on the details.

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Nokia Lumia 910 Will Be Running on Windows 8!

Nokia started of as the market leader and ruled the mobile industry for a decade but this has not been the case lately as Nokia has faced a significant slumps. In the past few years Nokia has been struggling with its smart phones lately and as the saying goes, “desperate times calls for desperate measures”, well that might not be the case for Nokia, but soon it will be if Nokia keeps on its downfall course. However, Nokia did make it official by adding it to the Nokia’s Device Application Access program.

Earlier this year, Nokia said that the Nokia Lumia 910 will be introduced to the users in May this year. As we all can see, that did not happen! Back in January, when Nokia said that it will be launching Nokia Lumia 910, at that time, not even the Nokia Lumia 900 was out. However, that is not the real news we intend to talk about. The real news is that the Nokia Lumia 910 is going to be one of the smart phones that will be running on Windows 8. As for you who do not know, Windows Phone 8 will be available in the market sometime later this year and Nokia Lumia 910 will be desperately awaiting the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 so that it can complete what is left of the Lumia 910 work and announce a launch date for this cell phone.

Although, it is still unclear what the Nokia Lumia 910 would look or work like, but we can take a guess that it would be something better than Nokia Lumia 900. As a reminder, following are some key features of Nokia Lumia 900.

Nokia Lumia 900 is without a doubt one of the best cell phones to come with the name Nokia so far. It is perfectly sized, perfectly shaped and perfectly designed. Its touch screen is 4.3 inches with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. The overall look of the Lumia 900 is pretty sleek, except for its screen because it is popping out a little bit of the case. Equipped with a 1MP front camera, this phone is ensures that the user enjoys excellent video calls on Skype and at the back; you get an 8 MP auto focus camera to take awesome photographs and make amazing quality videos. The features of Nokia Lumia 900 are nothing but impressive. The cell phone is a good combination of style and power in the user’s hands.

Overall, the Nokia Lumia 900 does give the user the worth of his money and honestly, this is a great smart phone to have. As for Nokia Lumia 910, we can take out of the Lumia 900 page and consider the possibility that Nokia will be setting the bars higher for their new flagship by increasing their new flagship smart phone with the best of there is, in order to make it worth every penny. As for now, we can only hope that Nokia will release Nokia Lumia 910 as quickly as possible or I think it is better to hope that the new Windows Phone 8 is launched quickly, so we can see a roadmap of Nokia Lumia 910.

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2013 International CES Registrations Open Today

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Everybody is excited about CES which takes traditionally takes place at the beginning of every year. This year’s event was host to a bundle of interesting announcements, with the likes of Sony Xperia ion (AT&T), Xperia S, the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II being revealed. The next year’s event however promises to be even bigger and better and is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, NV from January 8 through 11, 2013.

Registrations for the 2013 International CES will begin today. What’s better is that the entry for the show will be free if you register before the end of August. Post that, you will have to pay $100.  $200 if you book from January 2, 2013. The Senior Vice President of CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), Ms Karen Chupka had this to say – “Excitement and buzz is already starting to build for the 2013 International CES, which will be the most important global technology event of the year. With new innovations in cloud computing, software and apps, digital health, lifestyle technologies and automotive technologies, the 2013 International CES is sure to feature the standout products and trends of 2013 across all major product categories”.

The President of Panasonic is will give the opening keynote address on the 8th of January. The event will involve guests/hosts of over 150 countries. So be sure to register now and get yourself into the event. The CEA has taken care of the hotels and other information for guests with detailed info put up on the official CES site. Further, attendees can avail certain discounts on hotel bookings, flights and get any assistance regarding the journey to the event. One of the world’s largest consumer trade show, the CES is a platform to showcase new technology and unveil new products. The event doesn’t only bring new tablets, smartphones to the table, but all sorts of electronics. We expect a host of new announcements at the event, including devices running on the BlackBerry 10 OS (yes, we haven’t forgotten).

Source: CEA

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Nokia Lumia 1001 spotted at Remote Device Access

An unannounced device called the Nokia Lumia 1001 has recently been seen on Nokia’s Remote Device Access. Remote Device Access is a browser-based service that allows members of the Nokia Developers group to check if the code they created works on a particular device without needing to have the actual gadget.

Last year, this service leaked the Nokia Lumia 900, then called the Nokia 900. Just earlier this month, it likewise revealed the Nokia Lumia 910. The Lumia 910 had been circulating in rumors since February after Amazon posted images of accessories for the handset. A Dutch vendor also divulged that the device will have a 12-megapixel camera. However, Nokia has denied the existence of the phone.

Recently, however, the appearance of the Nokia Lumia 1001 at Remote Device Access, once again stirs up interest. The device had been discovered by someone from TechCrunch who opened Remote Device from a Nokia 500 phone. The search showed the Lumia 1001 in the results. To check whether what happened was not just a glitch, he once again did the search from a Nokia N9. Sure enough, the results once again included the Lumia 1001.

Unfortunately, the listing does not reveal the device’s specifications, but it is speculated that the Lumia 1001 will have Windows 8 as its operating system. Earlier, it had been announced that Windows Phones like the Nokia Lumia 900 will not be getting a Windows 8 upgrades. Thus, it seems quite logical that Nokia will introduce the new OS on an upcoming handset. The model number likewise hints that the device will be targeted at the higher end of the market, as Nokia tends to use this pattern in naming their phones. Thus, it cannot have an OS lower than Windows 8.

That said, Nokia’s Remote Device Access is not a very reliable source of information for upcoming devices. For one thing, the name of the device may be changed on the software. Likewise, the existence of the Nokia Lumia 910 which had also been recently discovered through the service remains to be proven. Therefore, unless more compelling evidence arrives corroborating the existence of the Lumia 1001, this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Firmware Updates for Nokia Lumia 610, 710, 900 Announced

Finnish phone manufacturer, Nokia, announced just recently the availability of the new updates for its three new devices—Nokia Lumia 610, 710 and 900. While the company didn’t provide full specifics of the fimware updates, it looks like all of the three updates come with minor enhancements. While Lumia 900 is included in the list, there is no information if the AT&T variant would be getting the same update as well. Also, Lumia 800 owners may still wait a little longer for the update.

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Nokia Lumia 610 Update 

Lumia 610 version will be pushed to 1066.0000.8779.12201 after this update. The package will include the following enhancements:

Proximity Sensor Sensitivity. While the phone got really good reviews and feedback, a handful of users were able to notice the proximity sensor lacks a little sensitivity. Nokia assured that this will be addressed in this update.

Improved Sound Level for Alarm Tone. Not everybody sees the need to improve this aspect in Lumia 610 but it seems like Nokia sees something majority of owners don’t and that explains why this update comes.

Nokia Lumia 710 Update 

For this batch of updates, Lumia 710 is the one blessed with cool features and enhancements.

Wi-Fi Hotspot. This is the long-promised feature for 710 and finally here it comes. After this update, owners can share their internet connection to up to five devices. Basically, this internet-sharing capability transforms the handset into a small hotspot where other internet-capable devices could connect to.

Flip to Silence. You don’t have to swipe and tap through the Settings page just to silence Lumia 710 when someone is calling; you just have to flip your device to face down and it will automatically shut its ringer silent.

Nokia Lumia 900 Update

While everybody is expecting a stunning update for Nokia’s new flagship, there’s none. This update will bring just a few minor tweaks and enhancements, two of those are the following:

Screen  Color. To address minor problems that users experience with their screen when in low-light environment, this update was rolled out. It makes the colors a little vivid and sharp to provide a richer picture when transitioning from well-lighted surroundings to low-light.

Proximity Sensor Sensitivity. No one actually complained about the sensitivity of the proximity sensor in Lumia 900 but here it comes.

There is no information if there will come major fixes in the future for these devices but for now, these are the only updates owners could enjoy.

[Sources: WP Central | Nokia Connects]

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Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8 (update: full eyes-on!)

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It may not be the mysterious prototype Joe Belfiore showed off at today’s Windows Phone Developer Summit keynote, but it’s a nice treat nonetheless: we had the opportunity to sneak a peek at an AT&T-branded Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8, complete with the brand new Start screen. Because it’s at such early stages in the development game, we weren’t able to get our own grubby hands on the device and play around with any of the highlighted features, but it was still great to see it working on a real, honest-to-goodness device. What other secrets this software holds will remain that way for now, but we can certainly look forward to an action-packed summer full of interesting revelations.

Update: We were able to snap a few extra images of this very same Lumia 900, but we weren’t allowed to touch the screen or interact with the software in any way, since the build we saw of Windows Phone 7.8 is just a special version highlighting the Start screen and is nowhere near final production quality. For what it’s worth, we had the opportunity to view a demo of the tiles being resized, and we couldn’t detect any flaws in its execution. Check out the full gallery of precious pics below!

Myriam Joire contributed to this post.

Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8 (update: full eyes-on!) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Go to school, get a Lumia 900: all incoming Seton Hall University freshmen to receive a Windows Phone

Go to school, get a Lumia 900 all incoming Seton Hall University freshmen to receive a Windows Phone

Granted, this’ll be just one more way for upperclassmen to quickly identify the newbies, but all incoming freshmen to New Jersey’s Seton Hall University will be given a Nokia Lumia 900 upon orientation, as a means to integrate technology with the school’s curriculum — quite similar to previous efforts that we’ve seen for the iPad and iPhone. Not to stop there, university officials hope to make the smartphone a key component of student life with the SHUmobile app and its Freshman Experience hub. Here, freshmen may interact with each other via social media and direct messaging, find peer academic advisors, learn about their future housing situation and get to know their roommates. As for mobile service, it’s said that students will receive pre-paid access to AT&T through the fall semester. After that, it seems that freshman will need to pick up the bill or leverage WiFi networks to remain connected. To learn more of how SHU is thinking very differently, just hop the break for the PR.

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Nokia to release the Lumia 900 Batman Edition

There are a lot of Batman fans around the world, I being one of the millions. And it seems like Nokia also has a lot of Batman fans inside the company, that might just be the reason why the company is so much interested in releasing Batman Edition phones. The company had released a Batman Dark Knight edition of the Nokia Lumia 800, as you can see in the picture above. And now the rumor has it that the Finnish company is designing a Batman Edition of the new Windows Phone from its stable, the Nokia Lumia 900.

It is not confirmed whether the name of the smart phone will be Nokia Lumia 900 Batman Edition, or the Nokia Lumia 900 Batman Dark Knight Edition, but whatever the name might be, if such an edition is coming out, it is going to be really awesome. To begin with, the company will be releasing this edition of phone in the select markets of the European continent, such as France, Germany, and according to Phones4U, even the United Kingdom is on the list.

The roll out of the new model in these parts of the world will begin in the coming weeks. There is no news about the release to other parts of the world. Nokia, if you are thinking there are no Batman fans in any other part of the world, you are wrong. We would also love a Batman Edition of the Windows Phone.

The sales of the Nokia Lumia 800 Dark Knight Edition was not something to be proud of for Nokia, so may be that is why the company is planning on releasing the new smart phone in these select regions first and then depending on the reaction from the user base, the company might actually think of giving the limited edition a world wide release.

Till we get any official word on this, we will just have to dream about it.

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Nokia Alpha, Phi, Pure Phi and Pure Lambda new Windows Phone smart phones

Nokia released the Nokia Lumia 900 and went quiet on the Windows Phone market. There have not been any new Windows Phone smart phone from Nokia for some time now, and the people who are big time fans of Nokia and Microsoft for some reason, have been concerned for the same. But now, there are some proofs which tell us that the Finnish smart phone manufacturer might be working on bringing out something new very soon.

If you are a Windows Phone user, you will know the app called WP Bench, which is a benchmarking tool for the Windows Phone operating system like there are apps such as Quadrant Standard and Antutu Benchmark for Android.

On this app, when you benchmark your Windows Phone smart phone, after the end running all the tests, the app uploads the tests result of your phone to its server on the internet and downloads the latest chart with high scores and recent score submissions and all recent tests. So you will know which phone scored how much in the same benchmarking test.

This proves to be a very cool utility to have on your phone. But that is not our concern now. People who have recently used this app on their Windows Phone say that seen something interesting on the score screen of the app. They have seen some new Windows Phones from Nokia being testing using the app.

The names of the phone as they appear on the app are Nokia Alpha, Nokia Phi, Nokia Pure Phi, Nokia and Pure Lambda. The names do sound familiar, and that is because they are all Greek alphabets which you use in your math equations.

Now, the term ‘Pure’ used in the name could mean that they are from the PureView family, the family with the awesome 41 MP camera, but this is just a guess. So do not get your mind fixed to this. Other than this, there is no info and we will just have to wait.

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Nokia uses Lumia 900 as hammer in stress test video

You might have watched a lot of stress test videos before buying a new smart phone, if you are very fond of smart phones are a bit geeky. So you will be knowing what are the different types of stress tests people do with their devices. Manufacturers are supposed to do all these tests during the development phase of any device, particularly smart phones. This is because we as consumer will be paying a lot of money for these smart phones and we do not want the devices to break up on just one accidental drop to a concrete floor.

So a all manufacturers run every new smart phone they manufacture through a series of stress tests. Nokia is no exception. But the company has decided to become an exception in a way when it comes to the stress test of its new smart phone, the Nokia Lumia 900. The Lumia 900 has the unofficial tagline of being the “hardest phone in the world”. Meaning that it is very difficult to break the phone into pieces, including the screen.

Yes, there is also the grade two Gorilla glass available on many smart phone already which are very strong and scratch resistant. But have you ever tired using you smart phone with a Gorilla glass, as a hammer? Well, I have not even though I have the second generation Gorilla glass. But Nokia has made an effort to overcome the fear of losing a phone and has moved a step ahead in proving that it still does makes quality smart phones (even though the software inside it including the operating system is crappy).

What you see below is the official Nokia Lumia 900 test video from the labs of Nokia manufacturing plant. And you see that the person in the video hits the display of the phone with a nail a hammer and then uses the screen of the Lumia 900 itself as a hammer to nail down a nail to that wooden strip. This is pretty impressive. But I still am not going to do any such thing with my smart phone.

 

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Nokia Lumia 900 Camera Extension app previewed in Hong Kong (video)

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You’re looking at Camera Extension: a new app for the Lumia 900 that, er, extends the phone’s camera function by adding burst, timer and panorama modes plus, most notably, a smart group shot feature. The latter takes five pictures in five seconds, then cuts out the heads and lets you swap ‘em out in the same way that BB 10′s Timeline Lens (amongst others) works. Will the app bring you out in goofy smiles? Find out in the video after the break, where WeLoveWindowsPhone.hk gives it a go.

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Android Overload: Galaxy S3 With Dual-Core Processor and Non-TouchWiz UI Headed To Japan, Pantech P8010 Heads To AT&T and More

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Looks like there’s a healthy fixin’ of the Android Overload for you here tonight. These are all the stories that came past our way from throughout the day, but we couldn’t feature on our homepage. For all the ones that didn’t make the cut, we place them here — in the Android Overload. There’s almost always something here for everyone. So, pull up a chair and dig right in!

  • Peel updated with support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread devices. [Play Store Link]
  • Apple’s Siri says Nokia Lumia 900 is world’s best smartphone. Siri quickly patched. [Cnet]
  • Cox looking to sell 700MHz spectrum to AT&T and US Cellular. [PhoneScoop]
  • Antivirus firms says 75% of all mobile malware targets Android users. [Forbes]
  • FCC investigates Verizon over warehousing spectrum concerns. [GigaOM]
  • Pantech P8010 headed to AT&T with S4 processor and LTE. Possible Vega Racer 2 variant. [Engadget]
  • ASUS Padfone benchmarked. Gets an easy 5057 on Quadrant. [NetbookNews]
  • Oracle vs Google jury begins patent deliberation. [Electronista]
  • Galaxy S III with non-TouchWiz UI and dual-core processor headed to NT Docomo (along with 19 other devices) this summer. [SammyHub]


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PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available from Phones4U in the UK from today!

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Remember when Nokia said that overwhelming demand had postponed the UK launch of the Lumia 900? Forget it, Phones4U let us know that it received an early shipment of the Finnish flagship and will offer them to customers today instead of next Monday. It’s available on Vodafone, Orange and O2 and will set you back between £20 and £40 each month depending on your plan, either in both Black or White, the latter exclusive to the independent seller.

PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available from Phones4U in the UK from today! originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 May 2012 05:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung and AT&T announce Focus 2: LTE Windows Phone on May 20th for $50

Samsung and AT&T announce Focus 2: LTE Windows Phone on May 20th for $50

The Nokia Lumia 900 may be the current leader when it comes to a quality Windows Phone handset on a budget, but Samsung is under-cutting the competition with the newly announced Focus 2. Succeeding the Focus and Focus S, this new handset offers LTE and comes in any color you like (so long as it’s white) for the low-low price of $49.99 on-contract. It has a 4-inch Super AMOLED (non-Plus) display up front and a five megapixel sensor in the back, capable of recording 720p video, paired with a VGA camera facing forward. No details on processor or memory at this point, but for that price we wouldn’t expect to be too overwhelmed. Intrigued? You can sate that curiosity when it hits AT&T stores on May 20th.

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Samsung and AT&T announce Focus 2: LTE Windows Phone on May 20th for $50 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 May 2012 09:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia Lumia 900 blushes, new magenta version revealed at Finnish e-tailer

Nokia Lumia 900 blushes, new magenta version revealed at Finnish e-tailer

Aside from a very desirable white edition, Nokia’s Lumia 900 hasn’t quite caught up with the color explosion that characterized the Lumia 800′s launch. It looks like it’s getting there, with a magenta variant spotted at Finnish retailer, Gigantti. At the moment, availability is posited for the vague area of May — matching those mid-month dates we’ve been hearing — but the site is still taking pre-orders ahead of any concrete launch day. You can volunteer your details at the source below.

Nokia Lumia 900 blushes, new magenta version revealed at Finnish e-tailer originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Monday Brief: HTC One V, Sideloading, Woz gets a Lumia 900, Instagram ownership and Pivot lives on!

 

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Nokia Lumia 900 data connectivity fix available now, three days early

Nokia Lumia 900 data connectivity fix available now, three days early

Good news came late today for all those Lumia 900 owners out there. It appears that Nokia has officially released the software update to resolve the handset’s data connectivity issues — a full three days early, in fact. Users may download the software through either Zune on the PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector on the Mac. For those who’d prefer to swap out their handset at an AT&T store, you have between now and April 21st to complete the exchange. Naturally, the limited-time offer remains in place for all those who purchase a Lumia 900 before April 21st to receive a $100 credit to their AT&T phone bill, courtesy of Nokia. Quite the graceful recovery, indeed.

Nokia Lumia 900 data connectivity fix available now, three days early originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nicki Minaj & Kourtney Kardashian, Tweet From Blackberry Immediately Following Windows/Nokia Event In NYC

Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T are going all out for the promotion of the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone. Over the weekend they held a star-studded event in Manhattan’s Times Square featuring rap super star Niki Minaj.  We’re sure this event cost the companies a lot of money as Niki Minaj is one of the hottest stars out there right now.

While the event was for the newest Windows Phone 7 device, it seems that Minaj either didn’t receive a Lumia 900 or decided not to use it. Instead, she resorted to her Blackberry and the Ubersocial app to tweet about the experience.

That’s not all though, Kardashian sister Kourtney Kardashian was also at the event. While she didn’t tweet from the launch event in Bryant Park she immediately hopped a plane back to Los Angeles where she also tweeted using Uber Social.

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Nokia Lumia 900 arriving in the UK April 27th, dressed in white

Sure, the US has already had its chance at Nokia’s Windows-packing smartphone, but UK-based fans of the Lumia 900 won’t have to wait too much longer, if the release date on Phones 4u’s site is to be believed. The retailer currently has the handset’s delivery date listed as April 27th — a date that includes that white variant we’ve been seeing pop up from time to time. Also, in spite of some false starts, Carphone Warehouse also has the Metroed handset listed, though its date is the far broader “May 2012.” We’re sure Kourtney Kardashian is lining up her tickets as we speak.

Nokia Lumia 900 arriving in the UK April 27th, dressed in white originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available today

PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available today

Did our thorough Lumia 900 review convince you that a mix of polycarbonate hardware and Metro UI is where your smartphone future lies? Well, it’s time to head to your nearest AT&T vendor because Nokia’s latest effort to break America is here. Just don’t forget those 100 bucks.

PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available today originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event (video)

Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event

We’re still not exactly sure what Nicki Minaj has to do with Nokia’s new Lumia 900, but the company put her at the center of its promotional efforts in a launch event Friday night that took over Times Square. Oh, you missed it? For just the visual effect of what went on including CGI dancers on massing LED displays and coordinated effects on the tourist destination’s many video boards (been there, done that) you can check out our gallery of pics from the event, or look below for the video. If you’re all about the phones, Nokia is pushing its Windows Phone 7 flagship with new “the smartphone beta test is over” ads — there’s also one of those embedded after the break. So, is anyone concerned Nokia might not be doing enough to promote this new phone?

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Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Apr 2012 23:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows Phone ROM brings mock Metro UI to Android

The readers have spoken. The results of a poll we posted yesterday say that the majority of folks out there are perfectly content with Android and won’t be purchasing the Nokia Lumia 900 or another Windows Phone any time soon. For those looking for a bit of both worlds we present the WP7 ROM. The custom-built ROM features a launcher that attempts to mimic the Metro UI made popular by Windows Phone 7, though from the looks of it it doesn’t come across with quite the same polish. It actually does a pretty good job of making Metro, which most will agree is visually appealing while functionally flawed, pretty darn ugly.

The ROM isn’t available in a widespread format just yet; the latest build just hit the ZTE Warp. For more information and installation instructions check out the AndroidForums link below.

[AndroidForums via WinSource]


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Nokia Lumia 900: First contender to Android or just another Windows Phone? [POLL]

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The Nokia Lumia 900 is still a few days from release, but the reviews are already pouring in. While the general consensus is that the Lumia is the best Windows Phone experience to date, opinions are a little more mixed on whether or not it will be enough to contend head-to-head with Android (and the iPhone, for that matter). So it got us thinking: are there any Android users out there tempted by the Lumia’s stylish design?

If you’re even half tempted, you may want to check out WinSource.com (our sister site) where you can win 1 of 4 Nokia Lumia 900s and $550 in Amazon Gift Cards just by posting on the WinSource forums.

As a refresher, the Lumia 900 features a 4.3-inch display at 480×800 resolution, 1.4GHz single-core processors, and an 8MP camera with 720p video recording. Obviously, its specs don’t touch your average dual-core Android powerhouse, but neither does its pricing. The 4G LTE Lumia 900 will retail for only $100 through AT&T.

So we turn the question over to you, our loyal readers. Who is jumping ship for Windows Phone? Has the Lumia 900 won you over or will you be sticking with Google’s OS for the foreseeable future?

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