Archive for October 26th, 2011

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The Nokia Lumia 710

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As well as the Lumia 800 Nokia also today announced the Lumia 710, also a Windows Mango device. The purposely built, no-nonsense Nokia Lumia 710 can be personalized with exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps to bring the Lumia experience to more people around the world. The Nokia Lumia 710 is designed for instant social & image sharing, and the best browsing experience with IE9. It is available in black and white with black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. With the same 1.4 GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 delivers high performance at an affordable price. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 710 will be approximately 270 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Both the Lumia 800 and 710 include signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone, including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface; and Nokia Music introducing MixRadio, a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music. In an update delivered later this year, Nokia Lumia users will also gain the ability to create personalized channels from a global catalogue of millions of tracks. Also integrated in Nokia Music is Gigfinder, providing the ability to search for live local music for a complete end-to-end music experience, as well as the ability to share discoveries on social networks and buy concert tickets also coming in the Nokia Music software update delivered later this year.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 get MasterCard PayPass certification

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Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices.

The certification was granted on the basis of the BlackBerry smartphones meeting the functionality, interoperability and security requirements of MasterCard.  With this certification, any MasterCard PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to deploy MasterCard PayPass-enabled accounts to the SIM card of these smartphones. 

The ecosystem to allow customers to take advantage of the certified BlackBerry smartphones for NFC payments is already growing. France Telecom – Orange believes that mobile NFC has the potential to enable a new revolution in mobile by further connecting people’s mobile digital world with the physical world around them. France Telecom – Orange is the first operator worldwide to have commercial NFC launches in two countries, UK and France, with trials in several European markets.

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Nokia Lumia 800 full specification

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With Nokia announcing the Lumia 800 Windows Mango Phone today at Nokia World in London I thought we had better get the full specs up on the site for those of you that may consider this to be your next handset.

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? You can see the full specs below:

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Nokia Lumia 800 coming soon to Three

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The eagerly awaited Nokia Lumia 800, with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) is coming soon to Three.

The first device to result from the Nokia Microsoft partnership, this phone features an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics for crisp high quality photos and HD video, a 3.7” curved OLED display and 16GB of onboard memory, all brought to life by the intuitive Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system.

With the recently released Mango software, the Nokia Lumia 800 fully integrates social features so friends, family and groups are easily accessible through the trademark, and pinnable, live tiles.

The handset itself is crafted out of a single piece of seamless scratch free polymer, framing a vivid screen and giving this smartphone a standout look and feel. Three will be ranging both the black and striking cyan handset colours.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 142: Endurance and Performance

Web bannerGareth and James try to compensate for the lack of the Davis’ this week by discussing the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro and the Blackberry Torch 9860. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and dates have been revealed alongside a bizarre new Blackberry we will be expecting to see more of in the near future.

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