An unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 720 Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
We have a very special offer on the HTC 8X in Blue & Black colours.
This is a very limited offer and is available only whilst stock lasts.
You can now buy the HTC 8X Windows Phone for £230 + VAT.
It was previously £309 + VAT, meaning a saving of £95.
For less than £300 you can now obtain a very impressive Windows Phone that includes the following features:
Nokia have announced the Windows Phone 7.8 update for the following devices: Lumia 505, 510, 610, 710, 800, 800C & 900.
The update will allow you to make your Live Tiles the perfect size and colour, and fit more across your screen. So you get more live updates at a glance, and everything’s just the way you like it. Simply wait for a notification on your phone and use Zune or Windows Phone 7 Connector app for Mac to get started.
Once updated you will be able to pin your favourite places and routes from Nokia Maps, Drive and Transport straight to your Start screen. It will be a faster, easier way to get to the things you need every day, like great places to eat nearby or the best route home.
You can get FREE car navigation, even offline. Using Nokia Drive you can choose the best possible route to suit your needs, with free turn-by-turn navigation and full offline support to save on data costs. Plus there’s My Commute* – a smart feature that learns your driving preferences and adjusts the route to match the latest traffic conditions.
*Only available on Nokia Lumia 710, 800 and 900
Software updates from Nokia and Microsoft are free of charge and safe to install, and your settings, apps, photos, and text messages will remain safe and sound.
Your phone notifies you when an update is available for you.
Connect your phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable.
Start the Zune software or Windows Phone app and follow the instructions shown.
For more information, including advice on installing the update and a video tutorial, please click here.
24/1/2013 – UPDATE: RED, BLACK & WHITE UNITS IN STOCK.
Just a quick update to say stock of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone in Red & Black is due to arrive on Tuesday 8th January. White units are on course to arrive a little later in the month, the exact date is still to be confirmed.
For more information of to order, just CLICK HERE.
The current situation between Google and Windows devices is often referred to as “anti-competitive”, with the search giants making a very public decision not to produce applications that are supported on Windows phone’s. In fact, as far as we can see Google refuses to acknowledge that Windows even has a smartphone platform! Very few apps provided by Google will work on a Windows device, a basic Google search app is available, which is clearly an afterthought. In fact, you’re better off navigating to Google.com within Internet Explorer. The email client on a Windows device will support Gmail, Google contacts and Calendars but that’s your lot!
Windows must be feeling slightly left out when you consider that Google even manages to cooperate with iOS to a greater extent. Google gives preference to Android devices, for example Google+ was made available on Android a week prior iOS but no sign of it whatsoever appearing on a Windows phone. If this integration is possible then why does Google persistently choose to blank Microsoft’s smartphone platform? Many argue that Microsoft does not have a good app store and that the Windows devices are inferior. The fact that Microsoft’s share of the U.S smartphone market is only 4% may deter Google from allocating resources to incorporate the Windows platform.
The discussion as to whether Google should begin to incorporate Windows Phone’s is an ongoing one. A petition has been set up to persuade Google to make such changes which can be seen here, they claim that “It is discrimination against consumers if they are being forced to choose platforms based on eco-system support and not their choice.” and that “The rivalry between the vendors is their own and consumers shouldn’t be dragged into it.”.
However as a consumer whilst we want choice, we often buy into a particular OS for one reason or another, so is it fair that those who buy into one get a better experience than those who want the best of everything.
Imagine yourself in Google’s position. If you were in charge would you roll out some of the best features on your Android devices to other platforms?!
What are your thoughts on this situation? Should Google acknowledge Microsoft as a player in the smartphone market? Or are they entitled to selectively share their services with who they like?
Via WMPoweruser & InformationWeek
The first stock of the Nokia Lumia 820 running Windows Phone 8 has arrived.
You can order yourself a Lumia 820, which is SIM free and 4G capable for just £399.98.
Other features include:
Pick up a Nokia Lumia 820 today by CLICKING HERE.
As you may know, I have been a long time iPhone user and the recent release of the iPhone 5 has re-affirmed my iOS loving stance. But then I watched the launch event for Windows Phone 8 and a spark went off in my head that said “That looks good.” I am not sure what jumped out at me, but it was probably some or all of the following-
The hardware looks great- it is distinctive, unusual and there are options from big screens to smaller screens, from red to blue and from HTC to Nokia.
The software was fantastic in the previous version and Windows Phone 8 has built upon that without damaging what was good before. The home screen in particular is now much more usable and considerably more obvious when capturing useful information with a single glance.
It is smooth as silk and offers all of the stability of iOS with the potential to customise a little more and have choices in the future. In many ways, it could be considered the perfect centre-ground between iOS and Android.
And so my thoughts continue to swirl and the more I think about it, the more Windows Phone calls out to me. You know that feeling when something feels right before you even try it? Like a car, a house or even an item on a restaurant menu. That’s the feeling I have and suspect that Windows Phone will be my next mobile adventure after potentially too long with iOS.
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