Discover Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon Wireless:http://bit.ly/18z13eE
Nokia Lumia 928 is 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 you to capture bright, blur-free photos and videos, even indoors or at night.
In addition to amazing imaging and video capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 928 offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions.
Nokia Lumia 928 is available in white and black.
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.
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Manama, Bahrain, 07 May 2013: Nokia has expanded its Windows Phone 8 portfolio with the launch of Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720. The new range which represents Nokia’s strategy to bring innovative technologies from flagship devices to a wider audience will be available at all leading retail outlets in Bahrain.
“The launch of Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 marks a welcome new addition to the Nokia Lumia family of smartphones in the Bahrain. The new line-up of Nokia Lumia devices offer compelling evidence of Nokia’s philosophy that buying an affordable smartphone shouldn’t mean compromising on the experience. They are affordable devices that offer the unique features that everyone loves about Lumia – beautiful design, extraordinary imaging, great tools for location and navigation, stellar accessories and wonderful apps,” said Tom Farrell, Vice President, Nokia Middle East.
“It is the perfect choice for people looking to upgrade to a Lumia Windows Phone and wanting a taste of some of that high-end innovation,” added Farrell.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location navigation suite. A four inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.
The Nokia Lumia 520’s five-megapixel autofocus camera adds a touch of fun to taking pictures with Nokia’s digital camera lenses. ‘Cinemagraph’ brings pictures to life with animation and allows users to easily share the fun with friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. ‘Smart Shoot’ takes multiple group pictures with a single click allowing users to choose the best expression for the perfect shot or even remove people altogether, while the ‘Panorama’ lens provides an easy way to capture super-wide-angled photos of any beautiful scene.
Music lovers can make most out of their Lumia devices with the newly introduced Nokia Music which allows users to stream unlimited music for free without ads or sign in. Users can even download their favorite playlists to listen offline.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in four colors, including yellow, red, black and white and will be available at all leading electronic retail outlets for BHD 65/-.
Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 720 is packed with surprises, but its biggest area of innovation is in one of Nokia’s key strengths – the camera. The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high end camera performance at a mid-range price point. A large f/1.9 aperture and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics are designed to deliver bright, clear pictures day and night, while the HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera makes taking pictures with friends and video calling more enjoyable. The Lumia 720 also packs Nokia’s best front-facing camera, which is sure to be popular for the region’s growing phenomenon of self-portraits. In addition, 4.3” ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 2.0 display also boosts visibility from different and wider angles.
The sleek and stylish smartphone comes with the latest high-end Nokia Lumia experiences, including Nokia Music, the HERE location navigation suite, and the option to add wireless charging with a snap-on wireless charging cover. As well as being the sleekest Lumia yet, the Nokia Lumia 720 is also the first to have curved glass at this price point and its polycarbonate unibody feels smooth and almost completely seamless.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes in the white and yellow colors, and will be available at all leading electronic retail outlets for BHD 120/-.
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
Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 521 runs on T-Mobile’s fast nationwide 4G network. This phone is a perfect, everyday smartphone that will embody a range of high-end features at an affordable price.
Meet the Nokia Lumia 521: http://www.windowsphone.com/
The Lumia 521 features a super sensitive 4″ touch screen, 5MP camera with auto focus, and 720p HD video recording. It will also include exclusive Nokia applications such as Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Panorama, Smart Shoot and HERE Drive, Maps and Transit.
Don’t fight. See why now’s the time to switch to the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 920: Engadget’s Readers Choice Smartphone of the Year.
Make the switch: http://newwp.it/YhvMe4
Get ready for what may be the best photos and videos you’ve taken with a smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 920 brings Optical Image Stabilization, 8 MP PureView technology, and incredible photo and video software—all to Windows Phone 8.
Great 42-page guide that describes how Windows Phone 8 is the right choice for your business.
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Andreas Jakl, founder of Mopius and one of the developers of NearSpeak, demonstrates how this cool NFC app works. The app pushes the boundaries of mobile technology innovation by taking advantage of NFC in combination with voice recognition, Bing Translation, and voice synthesis. Together, these technologies create a unique and compelling use case. The app has great potential for tourism, museums, events, geocaching, and many others.
NearSpeak was the first runner up 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 NFC apps for Nokia Lumia go to http://www.developer.nokia.com/nfc, check out the Lumia Developer’s Library’s NFC section athttp://www.developer.nokia.com, or watch the Lumia App Labs session Developing NFC apps in Windows Phone 8 at http://youtu.be/x2RRDT_fUzI
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
Download Viber for Windows Phone 8
Available Now in all Nokia Intercol Showrooms Nokia Lumia 520 BHD 69. Read more here nokia.com/mea-en/products/phone/lumia520/
Good app developers know how to keep their customers happy. The Windows Phone Dev Center app (preview) gives you all that great data about how your app is doing in the real world to help you make it the best it can be. Access download and crash trends, and read user reviews quickly from your phone.
IMPORTANT: This app requires a Windows Phone Dev Center account and won’t work without one.
• Secure connection to Windows Phone Dev Center.
• Downloads and crash trends for 5d, 1m, 6m, and 1y periods.
• User reviews translated to a language of your choice.
• Live Tile updates of new downloads and crashes.
• Ability to share links to your apps.
• Payment info. The Windows Phone Dev Center app (preview) is only available in English.
Creating a cloud-based application offers many advantages, including increased security for your users’ data, the ability to build communities around your app, and the ability to share content across multiple devices seamlessly. However, setting up a server infrastructure to implement your cloud can be a major hurdle. This is where Buddy.com comes in, offering a hosted service for your cloud-based apps. And if you have joined the Nokia Premium Developer Program, you have access to up to 1 million Buddy.com API calls a month, enabling you to build your Windows Phone 8 apps quickly without having to worrying about the backend.
In this webinar coding demonstrations show you how the Buddy APIs deliver common app scenarios as a service. Using the Buddy APIs, you can instantly add functionality such as global user accounts, photo albums, messaging, friends/groups functionality, push notifications, and more to your 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 future schedule, here