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Nokia just announced quietly the Lumia 530 and the Lumia 530 Dual Sim, out of the box its the most powerful affordable Lumia Yet, so if you are looking for an affordable 3G smartphone with the best value? Then look no further than the Nokia Lumia 530 or Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM. With a quad-core processor, 4-inch display and apps like Instagram, Shazam, Viber, Vine and more, the Lumia 530 packs all the power you need.


  • Windows Phone 8.1 with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow, and Cortana
  • Powerful quad-core processor to enjoy websites, games and leading apps
  • Offers leading apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Asphalt 8, via the new and improved Windows Phone Store
  • Great offline services save time and money, including music streaming free of ads with MixRadio, plus maps and offline navigation

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Live From the Lumia 930 & 630 Launch Event in Dubai #oneexperience #Lumia930 #Lumia630

Coming to you Live from the Lumia 930 & 630 launch event in Dubai, Microsoft and Nokia sort of welcomed all the audience for the first time as one company and it is great to see how these 2 mega companies are now in joined into one super mega company. This brings the best of both worlds to the table, it brings Microsoft’s Software and Services experience and Nokia’s Hardware Experience and Class to the table.
Microsoft and Nokia are officially launching the 930 and the 630 in the Middle East, and we can say that both phone are packed with the latest and greatest form Microsoft and Nokia.
We are now viewing a demo of the 630 and the new features of the phone. Highlighted features.
  • Dual Sim
  • Changeable Covers
  • Redesigned Polycarbonate
  • Health Fitbit Capability
  • Gaming
  • Speed
  • Mix Radio
The Lumia 630 will be priced at 599AED which is approximately 162USD. The Lumia 630 is truly a great phone affordable phone that will probably become one of the best selling Lumia Phones.
We are now watching a demo of the Lumia 930 and what a great phone it is as well. Highlighted features.
  • Great Design
  • Aluminium Shell
  • Living Images
  • 4 Microphones to capture great audio
  • Snapdragon 800
The Lumia 930 will be available in the Middle East somewhere around July and will be priced @ 2199AED that is around 596USD.
Photos of the Event 



Microsoft Demos Realtime Speech Translator @ Code Conference




We all know that Microsoft is a huge company and that Microsoft brings us magical products and services, Like Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Azures, Office 365 etc. but what sets Microsoft apart form its competitors is their Microsoft Research Team and their decade study to fulfil a dream of breaking the language barriers. Recently Microsoft demoed their realtime speech to speech translation technology on a Skype call. This technology is both magical and scary because its way ahead of its time. Sort of like the Babel Fish from the movie (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Head over to and read more about this magical technology.



The Lumia Blog welcomes Jennifer Birch as a guest blogger


Jennifer Birch is a British tech writer and a proud power user of Windows Phone. She sports a Nokia Lumia 1020 and she’s in love with its superb imaging power. Follow her at @WrittenByJenni and read her feature stories on Techie Doodlers.

Nokia Collection updated to version 1.1


Nokia Collection allows you to manually check and update Nokia Lumia Windows Phone collection. The app uses URL links to guide you to the relevant application you want to check for update. More apps will be added when available.

Nokia Collection app has been updated and live on the Windows Phone Store to version 1.1, I have removed some links and added new ones. All links now open directly in the store and the app will be updated soon with new Nokia Apps.

Download Nokia Collection from the Windows Phone Store

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Nokia Lumia 1520 first hands-on

Be the first to see the stunning new Nokia Lumia 1520, which packs a full HD 6-inch display and a 20 megapixel PureView camera into a sleek polycarbonate shell. It’s also brings an exciting third row of tiles to boost your creativity and productivity, as well as the brand new Nokia Camera app.

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