Introducing Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system. This is the unveil video for the Xbox One, showcasing the console, the new Kinect sensor and the new Xbox One controller, as well as the new experiences that will be coming with Xbox One, including the personal homescreen, cinematic gaming, Live TV and Skype. Welcome to a new generation of games and entertainment.
Sunnyvale, Calif., USA – Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone, the latest installment in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 lineup, exclusive to Verizon Wireless.
With Nokia’s award-winning PureView imaging innovation, including optical image stabilization, the Nokia Lumia 928 enables people to capture bright, blur-free photos and videos, even in low light conditions such as indoors or at night. Great looking images come easily when snapping them with the smartphone’s 8.7MP camera featuring a high-quality, wide angle Carl Zeiss lens. The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with powerful Xenon flash to freeze the moment.
In addition to amazing imaging and video capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 928 offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions. Built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones and one of the most advanced loudspeakers available for smartphones, people can record and play back the sound just like they first heard it, all the way up to 140db – the sound equivalent of an airplane taking off. These features shine when using Vyclone, a new app for Windows Phone that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.
“Whether you’re attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life’s most share-worthy moments,” said Matt Rothschild, vice president, Nokia North America. “Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over – we’re excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimized for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.”
At first touch, the Lumia 928 feels sleek, solid and fits perfectly in the hand. The stunning new smartphone introduces a 4.5″ OLED display delivering crystal clear, bright content with great outdoor visibility and a fast, responsive touch-screen even when your fingertips are covered up. The glass extends to the very edge of the phone for a high-end feel.
The Nokia Lumia 928 includes access to signature Lumia apps including the complete set of the feature-rich, intuitive and customizable HERE experiences. HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit** and HERE City Lens help people navigate their life every day. Using Nokia Music with Mix Radio, people can enjoy unlimited streaming of free music playlists with the option to create personal playlists and download for listening offline. Digital camera lenses and apps, including Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph, Panorama, and Photobeamer**, enable people to unleash their creativity.
The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with built-in wireless charging; just lay it down to power-up, it’s that easy.
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Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal smartphone experience, with an iconic Start screen that can be easily arranged to reflect individual priorities and animated Live Tiles for real-time updates on the people and things that matter most. With the same modern look and feel, Windows Phone 8 is built to work seamlessly with Windows PCs and tablets, Microsoft Surface devices and the Xbox 360 console so that files, music, pictures and videos can be accessed in whichever way is most convenient. The Windows Phone Store features more than 145,000 apps for customers to choose from, with hundreds added every day. Getting things done while on-the-go is easy with Internet Explorer 10 for faster, safer browsing and Microsoft Office Mobile integration.
The Nokia Lumia 928 is available for purchase in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online beginning Thursday, May 16 for USD99 after a USD50 mail-in rebate, with a new two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, get a USD25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia 928.*
Also available through Verizon Wireless is a range of Nokia wireless charging accessories to keep you conveniently charged at home, at work or in the destinations in between. The accessories include: the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia, Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900 and the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy DT-901.
Nokia Lumia 928 product specifications:
Display: 4.5 inch WXGA HD OLED; Resolution 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz; Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW
Processor:1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR
Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps
Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images
Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription
Check out this Nokia Conversations post and video for more info.
B-roll and high-quality images of the Lumia 928 available here.
*Only available with purchase of a Nokia Lumia 928. For use in Windows Phone Store only. Full terms and conditions apply.
**Apps available for free download from the Windows Phone Store
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Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.
The Windows Phone 8 version of the official YouTube app is getting a major update this morning; It’s been completely redesigned to make the most of Windows Phone 8 features. If you already have it, watch for an update notification on your phone. If you don’t, grab it here. (The app just published, so it might take a few hours to show up.)
What’s new? Lots.
- Pin videos, playlists, channels, and even search queries to Start as Live Tiles for fast access. The tile flips to show either the latest video from your subscriptions or the most popular one.
- A new and innovative playlist design gives you easy access to videos using a touch-friendly filmstrip.
- Just want to listen to a video? It now plays in the background even when the screen is locked.
- You can share videos to popular social networks, and via email and text.
And there’s no need to worry about the little ones viewing content you don’t approve of, since you can now pin YouTube to Kid’s Corner and limit content based on YouTube Safety Mode settings you configure. An update for Windows Phone 7.5 is also on the way in a few weeks.
Source Windows Phone Blog
André Meyer, a student and developer at MIT Innovation AG, talks about and demonstrates TouchMountain. This innovative application makes awesome use of augmented reality to help users identify the mountain peaks around them, and then get additional information on the peaks such as facts, weather, and even view nearby webcams. Created as part of a 12 week university project, André explains that the app benefited from input from Nokia and Microsoft as well as Nokia’s community of developers and users. Talking about augmented reality André says “the possibilities are endless, that’s the great thing about it.”
TouchMountain was the Technology Showcase winner in the Lumia Geek 8-Week Challenge.
To find out more about developing for Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8, go to http://www.developer.nokia.com
For more information on how to develop augmented reality apps check out the Lumia App Lab, Create stunning imaging apps for Lumia phones here http://youtu.be/1ybjxRqlYaE
Get a behind the scenes look at how director Roman Coppola created the latest ad for the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone.
See the commercial here: http://newwp.it/17te5c8
Make the switch: http://newwp.it/16jlWL3
Now’s the time to switch to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone: Engadget Reader’s Choice Smartphone of the Year.
Paul, Jessica, and Nick accept the Windows Phone Challenge and attempt to beat Ben in a race to find a place to eat dinner using the search function on their phones. With $100 on the line, see which phone finishes first and which one is left searching.
Meet yours: http://newwp.it/Z1aMok
Turn any neighborhood into your neighborhood with Local Scout on your Windows Phone. You can jump right to information on nearby restaurants and bars, places to shop, things to see and do—even events happening in town. Plus, you’ll see detailed info and reviews, hours of operation, directions, and deals. And you can set your Windows Phone to learn what you like as you use it, so you’ll see personalized recommendations right at the top of your local search results.
Even with the best email service, sometimes text isn’t enough, and we all face those situations where it is just easier to jump on a call to talk something out. We know sometimes a quick call can accomplish more than a long email reply.
That’s why we are bringing Skype audio and video calling to your inbox. Now, with Skype for Outlook.com, you can choose the right medium for your message, whether it is an email, call, video call or instant message (IM) — you can connect with your Skype and Messenger friends all in the same place. This experience will start rolling out in the U.K. today, is coming to the U.S. during the coming weeks and is on track to be available worldwide this summer. For those of you in the U.K., download the Skype plugin for Outlook.com now.
Get Skype in Your Inbox
Skype for Outlook.com requires a one-time download of a plugin for your browser (available for the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox). After you download the plugin, simply connect Skype to Outlook.com using your Microsoft account.
Customers with an existing Skype account will be asked to link Skype and Outlook.com in a few simple steps. Just merge your Microsoft and Skype accounts and you’re off and running. This will also allow you to add all of your Skype contacts to Outlook.com contacts.
Using Skype for Outlook.com is Simple
Just click on the Skype audio or video call buttons in your IM conversation. To start a call while reading an email from a friend on Outlook.com, move your mouse over the friend’s picture and click on the Skype audio or video call buttons that appear above his or her contact details.
Reach and Be Reachable
We’re excited to offer many of the best ways to keep in touch in one place. With the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, we’re bringing two great communication experiences together and helping you stay in touch virtually anytime, anywhere.
As we said, this preview experience will start rolling out to UK customers beginning today and is coming to the U.S. and Germany in the coming weeks with worldwide availability this summer.
From ancient Rome to your fingertips — tiles have come a long way. Animator Daniela Negrin shows us how in this handmade animated short. Take a look at the journey they’ve made, via disco floors and moon landings, finally coming to life on your Windows Phone.
Meet yours http://newwp.it/RjHFHg
Nokia has got a new update ready for your Nokia Lumia 920, which brings a host of network, display, and performance improvents to your phone. Available now by selecting settings > phone update > check for updates on your phone. http://bit.ly/1001QjP
The availability of this update may depend on your network service provider. To check for updates, on your phone, tap Settings -> phone update.
Latest software release for Nokia Lumia 920 is SW 1232.5962.1314.0001
- Improved automatic display brightness adjustment
- Fix for intermittent screen blanking during a call
- Improvements for connectivity issues in certain network conditions
- Performance and stability improvements
Software updates from Nokia and Microsoft are safe to install, and your settings, apps, photos, and text messages remain safe and sound.
Software updates are free of charge, but to download the update, you need an internet connection, and data transmission costs may apply. For more info on the possible costs, contact your network service provider. To keep data costs down, we recommend that you use a Wi-Fi connection.
Your phone notifies you when an update is available for you.
Step 1. To view and to install the updates, just tap the notification message, and follow the instructions shown on your phone. You can install the update immediately, or postpone the update to a more convenient time.
Step 2. The update takes around 15-30 minutes, and you are not able to use your phone during the update installation. Don’t worry if your phone restarts several times during the process, that’s completely normal.
Step 3. Update success! Now you can use your phone, and enjoy the new features and enhanced experience.
Tip: It is recommended that you use a Wi-Fi connection for the update.
Watch the video on how to update your phone
We’ve heard that Nokia been conceptualizing designs for its upcoming tablet and we know that it is where Nokia really excels. But we never had any word from Nokia as to when they will release their own version of a tablet. Today, a newly filed patent from Nokia which relates to a tablet design.
We have heard rumours before that Nokia is making a tablet design concept with a keyboard and kickstand that envelopes the device – looks like a book. Interestingly, this patent was filed even before the Surface was launched. It was rumoured that Nokia has inspired the design of the Surface tablet but take it as a pinch of salt.
Apparatus Cover with Keyboard
An apparatus including a first section having a display; and a second section movably connected to the first section. The second section forms a cover for the display. The cover has a first portion and a second portion movably connected to the first portion. The first and second portions are configured to cover different portions of a front of the display. The second portion is pivotably connected to the first section by the first portion. The second portion has a keyboard thereon.
Above is an excerpt from the patent details filed by Nokia on October 11, 2011 and was patented today, April 11, 2013. Though it doesn’t directly says that this patent design is made for their future tablet, it is pretty obvious that this more applicable for a tablet computer.
Do you think it’s about time for Nokia to venture the tablet market?
Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. More than 175 million Viber users call, text, and send photos worldwide – for free. Viber is available for Windows Phone, Android, iPhone® and other smartphones. We are constantly introducing new features, platforms and possibilities.
Viber is completely free with no advertising and we value your privacy. Viber integrates with your phone to provide the best VoIP experience. It syncs with your contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts already have Viber. Your phone number is your user ID, so you don’t need a username and password.
- Free calls with HD sound quality
- Free text and photo messaging
- Share photos on Viber directly from your device’s photo gallery
- Connect with your friends in group conversations of up to 40 participants
- Share your location in messages
- Live Tiles
- Pin conversations to your home screen
- Lock screen notifications
- 30 supported languages
(*) Network data charges may apply
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The Lumia Blog Application has passed certification and updated to Version 188.8.131.52. The major changes int his version is purely visual enhancement and some minor functional improvements. It would be great if you shared with us what you thought about the App and how we can enhance it further.
We’ve taken what people love most about Pandora—that feeling of a personal radio station created just for you—and made it even better. Only Windows Phone gives you Pandora ad-free, for free—for all of 2013.
That means no breaks and no pop-ups—just song after song of the music you love.
Download the Pandora app for your new Windows Phone: http://newwp.it/16LsYHo
Most of you already know Pandora as a personal radio service that gives you access to the music you love anytime, anywhere. You just put in the name of one of your favorite artists and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks.
You’re probably familiar with Pandora looking something like this. You’ve got your stations, your songs, but it mostly looks the same across all platforms. Until now.
Here’s what sets Pandora on Windows Phone apart:
First, only Windows Phone lets you pin your favorite stations to your Start screen so you can get to your music faster.
When opening the Pandora app, you’ll immediately see recent stations or check out new stations listed by genre. When you find a station you love, click it, go to settings, pin the station, and pin it to your Start screen.
From your Start screen, you can start playing with one tap, and you can pin any many stations as you want. You can also always glance down at the Live Tile to see what track is playing, without having to open the app or launch a separate player.
Second, and this one is a big one for parents, this is the first Pandora app to automatically filter out explicit content when launched in Kid’s Corner. Kid’s Corner is a unique feature on Windows Phone, which allows you to create a special screen within your phone with only the content and apps you want your kids to have access to.
When the Pandora app is launched from within Kid’s Corner, explicit content is automatically blocked. So let your kids go from Raffi to Rihanna without worrying about them adding a new four-letter word to their vocabulary.
As you can see, Windows Phone delivers the best Pandora experience. It’s the most personal, it’s kid-proof, and it’s ad-free for free for the rest of the year.
Take a glimpse inside the new Microsoft Envisioning Center, where visitors can experience conceptual prototypes that explore how services and devices will help us stay connected and transform the way we live, work and play. Focused on both productivity and consumer scenarios set 5 — 10 years out, the Envisioning Center is a place where we can engage partners and engineering teams in dialog to evolve our vision.
Get to know Rudy Huyn, the creator of TVShow, the winning app of the Lumia Geek 8-Week Challenge, Windows Phone addict and proud developer. By day Rudy works for Orange, while by night he creates his own collection of Windows Phone apps — apps that have over 1.1 millions downloads so far.
“It’s very cool to work with Nokia,” says Rudy. “Because there is always a person to answer your questions, that brings support and programs to bring your app and your business to the next level.”
Read more details about TVShow and the other winners of the Lumia Geek 8-Week Challenge: http://windowsphonegeek.com/lumia-gee…
Find out about developing Windows Phone apps for Nokia Lumia: http://www.developer.nokia.com/window…
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