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Nokia’s Purity HD stereo headset by Monster goes Pro, gains Bluetooth, NFC and noise cancellation (update)

Nokia's Purity HD Headset by Monster goes Pro, ditches cord with Bluetooth in the process

If Nokia doesn’t show off at least one banana-hued Lumia smartphone come September 5th, we’re going to be extremely confused. Say howdy to the Pro-monikered followup to its corded Purity HD stereo headset by Monster, which gains Bluetooth (no word on what version), NFC for pairing and active noise cancellation. Similar to its recently revealed PlayUp speaker, the company’s teasing the the Purity HD Pro as an audio accessory that’ll “perfectly match your Lumia” in a choice of black, white, red and yellow. The Pro is essentially identical to its predecessor, but now the folding earcups also serve as a pseudo-on/off switch for its anc functionality for the unit itself. As you might expect, all that tech and Monster branding will cost ya a spendy €299 (about $376) — nearly as much as Parrot’s Zik by Starck. Further details are currently unavailable, except that the cans will reach store shelves near this year’s close.

Update: You’ll find a video hands-on by way of The Nokia Blog here. According a Nokia rep in that video, the earpads have a head detection sensor for automatically enabling ANC (similar to the Zik), while plugging in an included cable will let the headphones function sans Bluetooth. Furthermore, the company also noted to TNB that the battery should last about 24 hours for music or calls, with a week’s worth of life on standby.

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Nokia’s Purity HD stereo headset by Monster goes Pro, gains Bluetooth, NFC and noise cancellation (update) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 02 Sep 2012 15:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft Selling Lumia 800 + Entertainment Bundle for $599

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The Lumia 800+Entertainment bundle is now available for $599 at Microsoft’s online store. The smartphone as you might know is the smaller sibling of the Lumia 900 and is widely popular in Europe and Asia, not so much in the U.S though. It seems like Microsoft is hit pretty hard by the recent reports suggesting disappointing sales of the Lumia range in the U.S, hence explaining the super saver deal started by the company.

For $599 Microsoft is selling the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone + the Nokia Purity HD over-the-ear headphones made by Monster + the Play 360 speaker by Nokia which can work over Bluetooth to play audio from your Lumia smartphone. The speaker supports NFC as well. All this for a surprising price of $599 on the online Microsoft Store.

To give you a rough idea of how much you can save here, the Lumia 800 retails at approximately $380-$400 for a fully unlocked version on Amazon. The Purity HD headset goes for about $130 and the Play 360 speakers for about $150. So that is savings of about $60 for a phone and some fancy accessories. I’m not sure if this will have any takers, but the deal seems too good to skip. The Lumia 800 is one of the first Nokia made Windows Phones and hasn’t been popular in the States, especially after the Lumia 900 was announced on AT&T.

The plight of the Lumia 900 owners is totally different.  A few owners are disappointed with the lack of support provided by Microsoft. The Lumia 900 is relatively new to the market, available since April, so the frustration is understandable really. Perhaps, Microsoft could devise a plan which would provide some sort of an upgrade to newer customers. But that would lead to fragmentation, and that wouldn’t go down well with the customers either. So basically when we come to think of it, Microsoft didn’t plan the whole thing all that well.

But by launching promotional offers like these, Microsoft could really attract customers. We saw the Lumia 900 take a price dip, which according to Nokia was to boost sales of the device. So this is another effort to increase the sales of Nokia Windows Phones. The $50 Lumia 900 or the $599 Lumia 800 + Entertainment bundle, is indeed a great plan. Will it translate into actual increase in sales? Only time will tell. So head over to the link below and place your order for the Lumia 800 along with the bundled goodies. You can’t go wrong, considering that the Windows Phone 7.8 update is on the horizon, which is merely a consolation for the users. The bundle is available in black and magenta colors.

The Lumia 800 comes with a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera and a 1.4 GHz CPU.

Source: Microsoft
Via: WP Central

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Google+ on Android gets its turn at a UI remake, extra Hangout and photo features in the bargain

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Did you see the Google+ 2.0 update for iPhone and wonder if Google’s attention had drifted away from its own baby? Don’t fret, as the Android app has just been given similarly loving treatment. The interface shares the reworked stream look that we saw on iOS while keeping the swipe-to-switch category filters that Google+ has used from the start. There’s even small rewards for having to watch your iPhone friends go first: you can now start a Hangout video chat from the main menu, get ringing Hangout notifications, download photos directly from conversations and edit your posts after the fact. The new look has already proved polarizing, but if you’re the sort who revels in the purity of a Google social network running on a Google platform, you can now try the overhaul for yourself.

Google+ on Android gets its turn at a UI remake, extra Hangout and photo features in the bargain originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 May 2012 10:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine’s Day, $899 is the new price of love

Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine's Day, $899 is the new price of love

Well, you knew the Lumia 800 would be coming to Microsoft’s chain of retail stores this month, but we bet you weren’t counting on an $899 price tag. That’s the word from our compadres at The Verge, who suggest that Nokia’s handset will initially be available only as a bundle, which is set to be up for grabs on February 14th. In addition to the unlocked Lumia 800, buyers with a whole lotta bravado will be able to demonstrate their love with the included Nokia Play 360 wireless speaker, a Purity HD Stereo Headset and an in-ear Bluetooth unit. We know that Nokia has a new conflict-free mineral policy and all, but for $899, you might just want to ask your sweetie if she’d prefer a diamond.

Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine’s Day, $899 is the new price of love originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia unveils Purity HD Stereo Headset with a little help from Monster

Nokia doesn’t just have phones on display, check out their new audio product, the Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster. The line includes headphones and earbuds, whichever tickles your fancy, and with that trademark M on the side, you can bet they’ll bear a healthy price tag when they hit shelves. Naturally, there’s also a couple of YouTube videos showing it off in the traditional Nokia strongholds of rock music and dancing, check those out after the break.

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Nokia unveils Purity HD Stereo Headset with a little help from Monster originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ICS on Nexus S 4G, Stratosphere root [From the Forums]

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Nexus Prime Support Page up and in shambles at Samsung, specs attached

As I noted yesterday when we got word of a code hidden at Samsung’s mobile webspace, the Nexus line is one that, when you get any new information on it at ALL, you’ve gotta report it. You NEED to report it because when it comes to Android, there’s basically nothing more exciting for those who love purity than a Google-certified vanilla flavoring of a version of Android OS, and in this case, it means the launching of the next big platform, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What we’ve got today is a rather preliminary looking support page for the device aka GT-I9250, this being otherwise known as the Nexus Prime.

This device is being shown here in a broken-down placeholder of a page which, when it comes down to it, doesn’t show us much of anything. On the other hand, there is a new set of supposed factoids this morning courtesy of a tipster speaking with GSM Arena. Take the following with a grain of salt, of course, but note that these are all possibilities:

“For one, our tipster says that the final name of the next Google flagship is Samsung Galaxy Nexus rather than Nexus Prime. It will have a 4.65″ screen of HD resolution – not 4.5″ WVGA. … screen is curved just like the Nexus S screen … device itself will be very thin – 8.8mm – and have a metal chassis … the launch date – at the end of October (right on the Ice Cream Sandwich schedule)” – tipster

Note again that for basically any other device we wouldn’t be as apt to publish a third-hand unnamed source like this, but these specs ring enough bells that they’re certainly inside the realm of reality. Keep your ears open and let’s get this device out of the closet sooner than later!

ALSO as a bonus, here’s our favorite well-played comment on the matter thus far:

“Galaxy Nexus is like naming your kid Ricky Bobby. Galaxy Prime would make more sense and sounds a lot better.” – Kenshiro

This man speaks truth!

[via GSMArena]

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Nexus S immigrates to Canada, Future Shop commemorates event with gingerbread muffins

It’s been a good week for Canadians to get a taste of Gingerbread, with today marking the official release of the Nexus S for our friends up north. To mark the event, lucky Toronto residents were greeted with a release party at Future Shop, replete with ginger-themed treats and giveaways. With availability spreading across the country, Samsung’s homage to Android purity is now available online through Mobilicity, Telus, Koodo, Wind, and Videotron, effectively tempting the majority of Canada with Google’s finest offering. If you’ll remember last week’s report on Mobilicity’s soft launch of this praised handset, we assumed Fido and Rogers were nipping at their heels… and while the Nexus S has yet to hit their online stores, you might find them sitting in your local Best Buy. So, Canada, how does it feel to get this awesome slab of engineering coming at you from all corners? Don’t worry, we’ll understand if this is an emotional time.

Nexus S immigrates to Canada, Future Shop commemorates event with gingerbread muffins originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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App Locker Free, Android Apps

App Locker FreeThe currently passionate privacy discussion mainly revolves around the quite abstract lines of conflict between companies and customers, or State and citizens. However, the danger that strangers browse the Smartphone is much immediate. Hardly a subject will finally frequently steal or lost as a mobile phone. Private data such as SMS or passwords are easily visible because lined apps are unsecured on the phone with them. App locker free solves this problem and protects important programs with a password. And as simple as effective.

In principle limit the functions of the application to close apps with a password. What apps should be protected, can determine the users themselves. Protect a program is very easy: just tap the app needs to be protected, by tapping on “do it” confirm ready. The developers have given unnecessary game purity and confusing setting options so that sensitive data within seconds with a password are provided.

Positive is also on that not only itself installed applications, but also native programs can be secured. A model is possible instead of a password. The pattern is determined by a self-selected finger pulse icons and then alternatively used password.

And also a password adopted in the eternal Zappenduster of forgetting the hermetically sealed sealed-off phone directly to the electric scrap must. You provide a contact email address, access send to locker again the password upon request.

Even inexperienced users will meet app locker easily intuitively. The program is divided into two areas. An area protected the other all at all installed apps lists. Whether a program is protected is indicated by a lock icon.

Many Security Apps often confuse with hard to understand for setting options. App locker mainly thanks to its simplicity takes off of them. Passwords and pattern can be changed easily via the menu. Once settings that pose a security risk, the app with a warning is noticeable.

Uncertainties come up yet, a look at the elaborate tutorial helps. In just a few steps and using meaningful screenshots it deconstructs how of the app open.

With app locker MobileSoft development team delivered a really good job.The app is easy to use, effective and very stable. While the app in English, rudimentary English but completely sufficient for a few important settings.

Two gammy leg you not comes around locker free however, access: on one hand it is not possible to assign different passwords different apps. On the other is free to access locker a trial version that is only one week available. The paid version costs $ 1.60. However, app locker definitely belongs in the category “Must have App”.

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