Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Win a Lumia 520 with Nokia Australia’s #520Friday competition

Posted: 29 May 2013 08:14 PM PDT


Nokia Australia got in touch with me earlier today, to let me know of a competition they are holding on Twitter.

Every Friday, until June 21st, Nokia Australia will choose a winner (aptly at 5:20pm ) to score their very own Lumia 520.

How do you win?

This is is the easy part. All you need to do is simply tweet @NokiaAustralia with a picture of you getting ready to enjoy the weekend. Yes, it’s as simple as taking a photo and tweeting it! In the tweet give a little description and make sure you include the #520Friday hashtag to be eligible to win!

To be eligible to enter the Nokia Lumia #520Friday Twitter competition, individuals must:

1. Be residents of Australia who are 18 years old and above as of the date of participation

2. Submit a picture, that they have taken, via Twitter directly to @NokiaAustralia

3. Include the #520Friday hashtag within the entry (tweet)

4. Comply with these Terms and Conditions including the entry requirements

Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter.

Terms & Conditions

Full list of T&Cs can be found at the link below.

Happy tweeting!

Windows Phone App for Desktop has just been released.

Posted: 29 May 2013 02:01 PM PDT

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Joe Belfiore just tweeted that the Windows Phone app for desktop has just been released.

The Windows Phone app for Windows desktop makes it easy to:

• Sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.*
• Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone to your PC.
• See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
• Get your playlists on your phone.
• Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone

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Mac users….

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Nokia Lumia 925 vs Nokia Lumia 920 indoor and macro photos (+GDR2 and LCD/OLED screen comparisons)

Posted: 29 May 2013 12:06 PM PDT

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 19.49.41Whilst we did briefly post about how the Nokia Lumia 925 was even better than the Nokia Lumia 920 in low light, that was only a short test and was pushing the extremes.

Here are some images in a more ‘real life’ setting, more lighting available but still showing how the 925 has improved over the 920.

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Closer look. Keep note at the focus point, it’s still sharp when zooming in.




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Images are said to be sharper with improved white balance. There also seems to be less of that glare/lensflare.

You can see more images of GDR2 too:

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Screen comparison

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Via: WMPoweruser


Nokia (33%) pipped to second in Finland by Sammy (36%) – Sammy opens research centre in Finland

Posted: 29 May 2013 11:47 AM PDT


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For those who say Finland is by default a Nokia country, simply buying Nokia phones, that’s not strictly the case. Since pre-2008, Android and iOS has been chipping into Nokia’s lead and winning the hearts of quite a proportion of those 5 million + residents.

Whilst Symbian continued to plummit, Nokia has managed to claw some ground back with Windows Phone, notably with Lumia reaching quite a few top 10 (even right at the top) placements.

There are several reports that Nokia is now at 33% of Finnish sales, with Samsung pipping them to the top with 36%.

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 19.31.40Not quite sure what article this was from but ‘arts’ tipped this image from WMPoweruser - Possibly somewhere on IDC. It shows SMARTPHONE Sales Volume Q1 2010 in Finland. Things seemed to have risen and then dropped between Q4 2010 to Q1 2011 and continued falling. The addition of Lumia in Finland possibly helps gain back some ground but falls again as Samsung outmanoeuvres.

As pointed out by ‘muhs’ in comments:

From the pics (below) Nokia lost the lead in Finland in smartphone sales just after Q3 2012 and even went to third place in Q4 2012 but in q1 2013 nokia took some of its lost ground became 2nd again over Apple. Also it seems from the pic of smartphone demographics that Nokia taking the lead in Smartphone sales in Q2 2013 is pretty probable (just after Q4 2012 ,look at how the samsung curve  goes down and the nokia curve goes up not to mention the elephant in the room which is the release of the 520 and 720 )

More and more of Samsung’s shipments are ‘smartphones’ whilst Nokia push basic phones and pose some Ashas as ‘smartphones’. How quickly can Nokia push Lumia down? How quickly can they even make those handsets?

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To pour salt into the wounds, Samsung is continuing it’s ‘invasion’ by opening a research centre in Finland.

They’re playing to their strengths well, no? Using their position to continue staying larger. If only Nokia didn’t stumble with Symbian.

Cheers Alvester, John and Michael for the tip



WP8 GDR2 / Nokia Amber Leaked Images Running on Lumia 925, Shows FM Radio, Smart Camera, Sleeping Screen and More

Posted: 29 May 2013 06:23 AM PDT


While we sit patiently waiting for Nokia and Microsoft to deliver the next update to our previous phones, somewhere out there in the wild someone has a Lumia 925 running Nokia Amber (or WP8 GDR2). Below are a couple pictures showing off some of the features coming in this latest update including:

Check out a couple more images at the WPC Forums:



LumiAppDates: Storage Check & Transfer my Data

Posted: 29 May 2013 06:14 AM PDT

wp_ss_20130528_0001Today’s set of updates come from Nokia directly, with both Transfer my data, and Storage  check getting an update. And surprisingly storage check came with a change-log this time around

Via Reddit


Pics: Man of Steel Covers for Lumia 920, 720 and 925

Posted: 29 May 2013 05:50 AM PDT


Dean shared a couple more pictures of his Man of Steel Swag with us (in case you missed it check out the wireless charging gear over here). There are 3 different cases, a simple silicone rubber case for the 920 (like the one that came with the 800 and N9) except it has the Superman logo on the back; as well as wireless charging covers for the Lumia 720 and 925.

It might be the case’s influence, but I don’t think I ever noticed how large the camera/lens on the back of the 925 is, maybe it’s the “bezzel” around the lens, but it certainly does look cool. WP_20130529_005

Idstagram Instagram app renamed to “Instance”

Posted: 29 May 2013 05:28 AM PDT


WPCentral reports that the popular Instagram app, Idstagram is to be renamed “Instance”. This was chosen in a poll, which itself was put out because of the threat of removal from the store. Why? I’m not quite sure. Maybe the name was too close/trademark issues. Anyway, that’ll be the name from now on.

The next closest name was pseudogram. What would you have named it?


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