Category: Windows Phone 7.5

Bluetooth Share available now on Windows Phone 7.5


Nokia recently published the Bluetooth Share App which is compatible with Windows Phone 7.5, I am sure that Windows Phone 7.5 users will be happy with this announcement for most of them wanted this feature on their phones. With Bluetooth Share you can send and receive image and audio files between your devices. Switch Bluetooth on anytime you want to send or receive files, pair your devices, and start using Bluetooth Share.

Download Bluetooth Share

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Lumia App Labs #5: Develop apps that work for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7

In this Lumia App Lab Michael Samarin, Director Developer Training and Evangelism, at Finnish company Futurice introduces you to the methods you can use to update your Windows Phone 7 applications so they will run on Windows Phone 8. He’ll also describe how to create a Windows Phone 8 application and make it work for Windows Phone 7 users. In addition to providing an overview to the approaches to multirelease compatibility, Michael also presents useful tips and tricks to help you make the most of the market for Windows Phone apps.

A downloadable copy of the slides from the session can be found here:…

Check out details of the other Lumia App Labs, including the 2013 schedule, here:

Find Your Favorite Apps On Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

XYO is the most comprehensive, interesting way to discover mobile apps from all over the world. XYO is built to show you the mobile apps and games that are out there and to give you inspiring recommendations based on what you are looking for. Nokia teamed up with XYO to help users find the availability of their favourite apps on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. Your favorite apps for your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone are just a download away. Windows Phone already has 46 of the top 50 most popular apps from both iOS and Android. With over 115,000 apps now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace you can find just about anything. Just let XYO know what you were using on your old device and we will look it up for you.

Head over to XYO and search for your favourite apps

Follow The Lumia Blog

Thank you for visiting The Lumia Blog. You can follow The Lumia Blog on your mobile device using one of several Apps and Web Apps that are available on different platforms.

Windows Phone Platform

Head Over to the Windows Phone Marketplace by followinf the below link and download The Lumia Blog App.

Nokia Asha and Series 40 Platform

Head Over to the OVI Store by followinf the below link and download The Lumia Blog App.

Apple iOS Platform (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)

In iOS mobile safari, enter in the url field. After the page loads, click on the share button highlighted in red in the below immage.

Chose Add To Home Screen option, and rename the app to Lumia Blog.

You will then have The Lumia Blog icon on your home screen for convenient access.

Windows Phone 7.8 rumoured to be released 28th of November are reporting form an unnamed source that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will hit the market by Wednesday the 28th of November. Windows phone 7.5 users are eagerly awaiting this update, which brings new features to the platform. One of the most talked about feature is the new start screen which mimics the windows 8 start screen, check out the video below:

The Lumia Blog Apps are now live on Windows Market place & The Ovi Store

It gives me great pleasure to announce The Lumia Blog apps available now for download on the Windows Phone Marketplace and the Ovi Sore. You can download the apps by clicking on the images below or head over to the corresponding store to download your version of the app.

If you have a Nokia Lumia Device you can download the app directly from here and then trasfer it to your phone, or download it directly from your phone by going to the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Lumia Blog Marketplace link.

If you have a Nokia Ahsa or a Series 40 device you can download the app directly from here and then transfer it to your phone, or download it directly from your phone by going to the Nokia Ovi Sore. The Lumia Blog Ovi Store link.

I would appreciate your feed back on the apps, and please dont hesitate to contact me at anytime if you have any comments about the apps. You can send me a message to

Nokia Premium Developer Program — Turbocharge your Windows Phone development.

The Nokia Premium Developer Program (NPDP) is a high-value suite of services and tools aimed at helping you optimise your Windows Phone development. For an annual fee of just $99 US, NPDP gives you benefits — including membership in Microsoft Dev Center and much more — worth up to $1,500 US.

Nokia wants to help you get a good start with Windows Phone development, and we’ve put together a package to do just that – the Nokia Premium Developer Program. For just $99 (USD), you’ll be eligible for up to $1500 (USD) worth of benefits and services to enhance your Windows Phone development experience.

Windows Phone Dev Center
One year of Windows Phone Developer Center membership. A $99 (USD) retail value.

Telerik RadControls
A free license for Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone. A $99 (USD) retail value. Cloud APIs
Up to 12 months’ worth of access to up to 1 million API calls per month with Buddy’s cloud APIs during your membership. Up to a $1200 (USD) retail value.

Tech Support
2 Nokia Tech Support tickets. A $198 (USD) value.

Head over to Nokia Premium Developer Program to find out more.

App Highlights 2.0 – Nokia Beta Labs

App Highlights 2.0 is a Nokia created App recommender, specifically highlighting the best and most locally relevant content available in your country.

In this application, you will find:

  • Our local and global content experts will keep you up to date with the best apps
  • Filter results to easily find what’s important to you
  • We’ll let you know when new apps matching your favorite searches become available

Nokia Beta Labs

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Comparing The Newcommers

A small comparison between the 3 Nokia Newcomers the Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and the Lumia 510. to get the full comparison download the attached PDF. Enjoy and chose the best Lumia for you.

Product Compare – Nokia – Middle East and Africa

Nokia Play To for Windows Phone – Nokia Beta Labs

Still in the Beta phase, Nokia Play To application is a very interesting addon to the Lumia range. Nokia Play To is still residing at Nokia Beta Labs and can be downloaded if you register as a Beta Tester. With the “Play To” application for Nokia Lumia phones you can show pictures and videos wirelessly on other DLNA capable devices (TV’s, BlueRay players, Mediaplayer in Windows 7, etc…) connected to their network. Future releases of the application are planned to also include support for music.

Known issues in this release

  • There are known interoperability issues with Sony Bravia TV that prevent Video being shared correctly.
  • High Resolution video may not share correctly.
  • The application does not support Media Server functionality and cannot be detected by devices such as Microsoft Xbox360 and/or Sony Playstation3.
    This functionality is being planned for a future release.

Lets hope this App will graduate soon and become a commercial product on the Marketplace.

Nokia Beta Labs

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