Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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My Nokia Blog

Video: Nokia’s Promo for Nokia Lumia 720 and HERE Navigation Apps

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 02:06 PM PDT

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Another Nokia UK hazy summery video starring the Nokia Lumia 720 showing off some of Nokia’s navigation assets.

Where’s livesight? I love that functionality.


Nokia Asha 501: The Beautiful Essentials – a trip around the N9-Swipe UI-like new Asha Platform

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 01:25 PM PDT


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If you weren’t exactly sure what’s so nice about the new Nokia ASHA 501, NokConv has a two part article so far on the beautiful essentials of this almost N9/Swipe-UI like entry level smartphone.



  • Clock
  • Alarm
  • Background Images
  • Calendar
  • Music
  • Notifications View
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Dialler
  • Fast Lane

Ratings Agencies, Moody, Standard & Poor supposedly accepted money for higher ratings?

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 01:04 PM PDT

Not strictly Nokia related, but there had been some Nokia stories regarding the ratings of Nokia by the likes of Moody and Standard & Poor.

A story on the Front page of Reddit hosted at Yahoo news indicates that these ratings agencies supposedly accepted money for higher ratings. This was specifically related however to a time before the financial crisis. Can’t be certain what happened after that.



I know very little of the subject but those in the comments who appear to know say this was apparently standard practice with a wide choice of ratings agencies (e.g. Fitch too – third of the ‘Big Three’) to pay for higher ratings.

You may find this link helpful:


Amusing comment, GOT reference. True in this context and also in phone marketing:

Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick. A shadow on the wall…

Discussion: Making the Switch to Windows Phone; How Hard Is It?

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 12:58 PM PDT

A couple days ago I posted a question on the Windows Phone subreddit about making the switch to Windows Phone, the point of which was to see what the hardest OS to leave was; and what features people missed most. I know a lot of our readers made the switch from a previous Nokia device, be it Meego or Symbian so it was interesting to see feedback from other OS users.

What’s the hardest OS to switch over from to WP? (self.windowsphone)

Just wondering, I switched to WP about 2 years ago straight from my Nokia N8 (running Symbian)- so I didn’t face any issues with the whole lack of apps thing (seeing how even two years ago WP was better than Symbian ever was); and I ported over my contacts through the transfer app, and never looked back.

But what’s the hardest OS to cut all strings with and get on the WP wagon? short of the “apps not being available” what other issues have you faced while switching?

I imagine iOS users miss iMessage? (and BB users BBM), but what would complicate the switch besides that? And for Android users as well.

Cheers :)

Check out all the replies here: http://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone/comments/1gwrlu/whats_the_hardest_os_to_switch_over_from_to_wp/

Below are a couple I thought I’d share with you guys:




As always feel free to share your thoughts down below

WP8: iPhone down 10% in Europe, WP up 73%. Advanced ‘phablet?’ Nokia Lumia to push Compal shipments up in Q3?

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 12:31 PM PDT

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A couple of related stories reported by WMPU.

First up, whilst Q1 2013 European iPhone’s shipments is on the decline, -10% year on year, Windows Phone courtesy of Nokia is up 73%. Notably higher rate of growth than the market’s 12%.

That’s roughly 1m WP for every 3.3M iOS – not bad.

Secondly, Compal’s chairman says Q3 going to ramp up, with H2 being much better than the first half of the year. In addition to Android based KeyLime pie handsets, there’ll be some ‘advanced WP8′ units. Goldman Sachhs predicts this growth to be due to Nokia, Sony and Lenovo.

The Nokia ‘EOS’ Lumia 1020 is expected to be officially announced in its 41MP glory by July 11th, availability heavens knows. A phablet Nokia is also expected, rumoured to be around the 6″ mark (not too crazy. We have 6.3 and 6.4″ phablets from Sammy and soon from Sony).

Whilst these high end units raise the bar and the image of WP8, it’s the likes of the Nokia Lumia 520/620 and 720 that carve out marketshare.

Source: WMPU (1, 2)

Cheers Derrek for the tip!

Vote for the Lumia 920 in T3′s Phone of the Year

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 10:45 AM PDT

DSC00828You know the drill, support Nokia and the world’s most innovative smartphone in T3′s Phone of the year award (not sure which year exactly as both the HTC One and the One X+ – last year’s flagship are in it).

Cast your vote here:



Video: Front Facing Camera promo for Nokia Lumia 720

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:29 AM PDT

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Hey, it’s another one of those arty-airy Nokia ads to promote the front facing camera on the Nokia Lumia 720.

What about group shots? That would help. Especially since Nokia seems to be understanding the youth crowd a little bit more (e.g. Zombie ad of people taking low light pictures in clubs, people prefer to take pictures with each other).

Selfies are also good. They should use the instagram app, ‘Instance’ too.


Limited Edition #TeamRed and #TeamYellow Nokia Lumia 920 for Lions Tour – Chance to Win one for yourself!

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:21 AM PDT

rugby lads

With MS as Nokia’s partner, and MS as the Technical partner for the Lions tour of Australia, Nokia made something to commemorate the occasion. One of Nokia’s top devices, made in red and yellow (as well as black/cyan/white/grey) is the Nokia Lumia 920 so Nokia wanted to get rugby mad fans to show their colours and support their team.

There’s a limited number of these, some have been given to the Lions squad. But there’s 3 left of each colour, Red and Yellow, all engraved.

@Nokia_UK are going to be giving them over the next 2 tests.



rugby 920

Cheers Nokia_Connects for the heads up!

@Evleaks: Nokia EOS AKA Nokia Lumia 1020 #41MP #ZoomReinvented #TeamYellow

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:13 AM PDT

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It appears @evleaks has learned the Nokia ‘eos’ 41MP Nokia Lumia device will be dubbed Nokia Lumia 1020, crossing the barrier back into the 4 digit Nokias.

Expect the official unveiling on July 11th 2013.

More for Australian Nokia fans: Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset (Cyan) for just 59 AUD

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 07:31 AM PDT

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More deals for our Nokia fans in Australia.

The Nokia Purity headset (the first iteration) is available for just 59 AUD!  That’s only 35GBP or 41 EUR!

These are the wired on ear headphones from Nokia.


Check out our gallery from last year:


If it’s still available, the Play 360s are up for 69 AUD

Again – if you see any great Nokia deals from reputable retailers, drop us a line to share it.

Cheers Haroon for the tip!

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