Saturday, June 22, 2013

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My Nokia Blog

Lumiappdates: Blink, Facebook Beta, Day Counter and more updated

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 03:58 PM PDT

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Some updates to go and checkout. Seemingly more bug fixes.

  • Day Counter v3.9.3.0
  • Facebook Beta v.
  • Blink
  • Marblie
  • 3D Marble Tracks.


Closer Look at Lumia Amber Update, Shows Off FM Radio and More

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 01:13 PM PDT


The Lumia Amber update is supposed to be the answer to a lot of our prayers, prayers that landed on deaf ears at Microsoft; but thankfully Nokia had the common sense to actually do something about them. The biggest two comebacks featured in this update is the much loved and missed FM radio seen above, as well as the always on/glance screen that we’ve seen so much about.

The folks at WPC have compiled a list of screenshots of the new settings and features in the update; so check them out below and at the source link.

The ability to set the Smart Camera as the default camera app

Lumia Amber showing up as the name of the software release, hopefully this’ll mean an end to the horrible update names that Microsoft goes with; where each update involves a 10 digit number.


Flip to silence is back!! Yay, no idea why this option was removed in the switch from WP7 to WP8

Nokia Amber Update

Check out a bunch more screenshots at WPC

JBL PowerUp (MD-100w) Back in Stock at Amazon for $149 (Cyan)

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 12:54 PM PDT

30739fcfc0773b15fb49d100eb5b510dI know a lot of you loved the JBL PowerUp deal that went up a couple weeks ago, well it’s back! Amazon has once again listed the amazing speaker set for $149.50 in cyan; but have listed only 5 in stock. However last time they continued to take orders after the stock ran out, and fulfilled them at the same price; so grab yours down below:

Nokia MD-100W JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia – Retail Packaging – Cyan

If those are a bit too big for you, the PlayUp is also slightly discounted at $129 for the black version:

Nokia MD-51W JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker – Retail Packaging – Black

Happy listening :)


Australian Peeps: Nokia Charging Plate for just under 20 dollars (AUD)

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 06:56 AM PDT

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The Nokia Wireless Charging Pad for compatible Nokia Lumia devices is available for just 19.98 at dicksmith. Cheap enough to buy several to plop around the house or at work.

It may seem gimmicky at first – which is pretty much what a lot of naysayers feel prior to trying it it and seeing how convenient wireless charging actually is.

At direct conversion, it’s about 18.48USD. Over at Amazon they’re priced at $48.79

Via: Reddit

Joe Belfiore in Finland to work WITH Nokia on building great phones, NOT acquisition by MS.

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 12:52 AM PDT

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Joe Belfiore, who runs the Windows Phone team at Microsoft, recently arrived in Finland sparking speculations from the Finnish media that it’s because Microsoft are buying out Nokia.

This was a tip from Janne yesterday:

Joe Belfiore is in Finland visiting Nokia:

Finnish press speculates it has to do with an acquisition of Nokia smartphone business.

Frankly, to me, the fact that it is Joe Belfiore and not Steve Ballmer (and that Belfiore even tweets about it), suggests that his visit probably isn't related to an acquisition. I would expect better radio silence and a more higher-up executive in case of acquisition.

Finnish press is often clueless when it comes to analyzing Nokia news.

But hey, you never know!

Jann added:

Joe Belfiore has often visited Nokia in Finland in simply Windows Phone developments, he was even cinemagraphed ice-fishing outside the Nokia House in Finland last winter.

Ali’s reply:

Saw him tweet that before yesterday; seems like a routine visit if you ask me. If they got that far down the roads in terms of acquistion talks and not a soul knew, I doubt this is anything important as you said. Probably going to pick up his EOS in person.

Now speaking of Belfiore’s tweets, he’s aware of the speculations and tries to clarify:

BTW, newsmedia.. I come to Finland regularly to work w/Nokia on actually *building* great phones. HW/SW together in harmony. #normalcy

Still, some could say that’s what Joe Belfiore’s doing and the acquisition rumour/discussion may still be taking place.

Source: JB

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