Friday, December 21, 2012

Windows phone 7.8 will be available for all Samsung windows phones

Earlier, We got a rumour that, Samsung Omnia W will not get Windows phone 7.8 update, which really made sad to most of the omnia w owners, especially me as I own this incredible device. But this week, it seems we got a confirmation on the OS update for all the Samsung Windows phones to WP 7.8. Please check the below paragraph stated by Samsung Italy, which was posted on www.windowsphoneitaly.com



"We can confirm that our products carrying the Windows Phone version 7.5 , are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made ??available with terms decided by Microsoft."

Even though this news makes the users happy, its a rumour and the manufacturer or Microsoft has never made any official announcements on this. Please note that, all the Windows phone 7.5 users are eagerly waiting for a longer time to get their update.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bluetooth sharing on Windows phone 7.8

FoneArena shows you the bluetooth file sharing on Nokia Lumia 800. Windows phone users were asking for bluetooth transfer in Windows phone 7.8 update and it seems Lumians have great chance of getting it in the official update.
From the video, it seems only Pictures and Music files can be transferred via bluetooth.

The video is from Fonearena.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Windows phone 7.8 is not officially released: by Nokia

Nokia has communicated with WP7.nl morning to let you know that the Windows Phone 7.8 update has not yet been officially released. Those who have already received the update feature in Nokia is on a pre-production unit of Nokia.
Yesterday we reported on the fact that the Windows Phone 7.8 update available for the Nokia Lumia 800. It now appears, however, those were test specimens for developers and media. Nokia brings the update in all probability in order to detect possible bugs. It is therefore likely that the version will be released early next year and will be able to download a higher version number which can have some bug fixes.
Spokeswoman Stella Jansen says here that they respond differently because people are disappointed that they have not received the update. The update will be early next year through Zune available for regular Lumia phones. Users will get to see the message when they connect their phone to the computer.
Lets wait and watch.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Nokia Lumia 800 gets Windows phone 7.8 update



I just hung my Nokia Lumia 800 to Zune to just some photos to sync and tadaaaa! There is an update ready!
Indeed, there is no one ready, but the whole process on Windows Phone 7.8 ending up takes about four updates all at once installed. If your device is already completely up to date, you will get first Nokia Update, then update to 7.10.8773 7.10.8779.8, then proceed with the update to 7.10.8783, which prepares the device for the final update to 7.10. 8858.136, to be exact. When the process is complete, you will in any case be provided with the opportunity to reduce your Tiles and there are a large number of changes. The splash screen is the same as that of the Windows Phone 8 devices and the Xbox Tile is now fully Windows Phone 8 style!
For those who can no longer wait, hang your Lumia 800 (or 900) to Zune and see if the update is available. It may be that branded devices have to wait, but hopefully also in the coming weeks the new version presented. 

Nokia Lumia 510 to come with WP 7.8 out of the box

Nokia is launching the Lumia 510 in India with Windows Phone 7.8 running out of the box.

The Lumia 510 is the only smartphone to get Windows Phone 7.8 in India. However, at the moment Windows Phone 7.8 update won’t be available as an OTA update to existing users and will only be available to those who buy the smartphone with the new OS out of the box. Microsoft had earlier announced it will provide Windows Phone 7.8 update to existing users in early 2013. Something tells us that the update roll-out is not very far off!

Source

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nokia Launched budget Windows phone 8 - Lumia 620



Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 620, the third and most affordable in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Alongside the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 820, the Nokia Lumia 620 offers a more fun, youthful appeal, and compact design. 



The Nokia Lumia 620 uses a new dual-shot color technique to deliver a variety of striking color and texture effects. Dual-shot adds a second layer of colored, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects.  With seven different exchangeable shells to choose from, people can adapt the look of their Nokia Lumia 620 to their own personal taste and style.
"We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new markets," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices. "With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia lenses, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point." 


Nokia Lumia 620 Specifications
Operating System
Windows Phone 8
Display
3.8-inch TFT WVGA 800x480
ClearBlack
Battery
1300 mAh
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 processor with 
1 Ghz dual-core CPUs
Camera
Main: 5MP Autofocus, LED flash 
Front-facing camera: VGA
Memory



Features
512MB RAM
8GB mass memory (Micro SD support up to 64GB)
7GB free Microsoft SkyDrive storage

- Free Nokia Music
- Microsoft Office
- Colourful with dual-shot shells
- City lens
- Smart shoot
- Cinemagraph





Among the features shared with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are exclusive camera lenses that transform the creative power of the Nokia Lumia 620's five megapixel main camera and VGA front-facing camera. The Cinemagraph lens adds simple animations to still photographs, while Smart Shoot creates a single, perfect shot from multiple images, even removing unwanted objects from the picture.
The Nokia Lumia 620 also provides access to the world's best maps and location experience, including Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and the exclusive Nokia City Lens. Nokia City Lens displays information about local surroundings overlaid onto buildings as seen through the camera viewfinder.
Making it easy to discover and enjoy new music, Nokia Music provides free streaming of ad-free tracks without registration or subscription and the ability to download playlists for listening offline.
With NFC support, the Nokia Lumia 620 can easily pair with NFC-enabled accessories like the JBL PlayUp Portable Speaker for Nokia. Open and secure NFC-connectivity makes it possible to share and receive content by tapping with compatible devices, or make secure payments using the Wallet application in Windows Phone 8.
Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 620 delivers a more personal smartphone experience. Adjustable Live Tiles update direct to the Start Screen. People Hub pulls together contact information from multiple address books and social networks into a single location, making it easy to stay in touch with friends and set up contact Groups and private Rooms for sharing. From the Me Tile people can check in to their location, post an update, set chat status, see what's new and monitor notifications across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, 7GB of online SkyDrive storage and faster, safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10.
These features and capabilities are enabled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon(TM) S4 Plus processors.
"People can do more of the things they love when they choose a mobile device that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor," said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Europe. "The Snapdragon S4 Plus processor is the heart of the Nokia Lumia 620, making it possible to multi-task, stream in HD and share content at super-fast speeds."
The Nokia Lumia 620 will be available in a range of colors* including, lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black. Estimated at USD 249, excluding taxes and subsidies, the Nokia Lumia 620 will begin selling in January 2013 in Asia, followed closely by Europe and the Middle East before expanding further.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Windows phone 7.8 will be launched on early 2013

The Windows phone 7.8 update is scheduled on Early 2013 based on Windows blog post and it will not be launched this year. It is not too long and we can expect few features of Windows phone 8 coming to 7.8.

In the Windows blog,  please find the date mentioned in their post

"We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services."

Below is the video of Lumia 900 running on Windows phone 7.8.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Windows phone 7.8 Custome ROMs available in XDA

Windows Phone 7.8 Custom ROMs are present in the below link for the below listed phones. But Everyone knows that its not safe to install Custom ROMs into our Windows phone. Some people may try it just to satisfy their Windows phone 7.8 hunger. But its not safe for your phone, as it is not an official update directly from your manufacturer.

Samsung Omnia 7
Samsung Focus
HTC Titan
HTC Mozart
HTC Surround
HTC TrophyHTC HD7
HTC 7 PRO
Nokia Lumia 710

Follow the below link for the ROMs
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1896299

There are a lot of news floating about Windows phone 7.8 and rumours say, it might be released this week, and there is no official announcement of the launch date of Windows phone 7.8 from the Microsoft yet. We expect that the update will be present for all the Windows phone 7.5 users. Windows phone users need to wait for few more weeks to have Windows phone 7.8.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Windows Phone 7.8 launch is coming!

According to Winp.cn, Microsoft is about to begin a worldwide launch for Windows Phone 7.8. The upgrade will take in different regions worldwide and the date will vary with the region. The update type will be similar to that of 7.5 update.

Rumours say that Windows phone 7.8 will be officially launched worldwide in the late November and the update would be available withing three to six weeks from the launch.

The below updates might be received for Nokia Lumians,
1. fresh start screen , bring Windows Phone 8 similar look and feel, so refreshing
2. Ringtone Maker application allows you to create your own personality ringtones
3. Contact sharing application will be updated addition to SMS, e-mail channels, you will be able to share contacts via Bluetooth
4. Bluetooth File Transfer lets you use Bluetooth, Lumia phone file transfer to other media phone
5. In the above features, the Nokia Windows Phone 7.8 update will launch a variety of exclusive Lumia applications
6. urban kaleidoscope (City Lens) let users more intuitive discovery location and upcoming Lumia exclusive camera aids and 
7. Nokia Counters (traffic monitoring).

But there are lot more Windows phone 7.5 users of Samsung, HTC, LG.
Already, we got some news like, LG Optimus won't be getting Windows phone 7.8 update (from LG Poland). This news is scaring all other Windows phone 7.5 users like Omnia, HTC radar etc. 
Everything here are just rumours and we are yet to get official news from Microsoft about Windows phone 7.8 update. We will just wait until Microsoft opens their mouth.

Source

Sunday, November 18, 2012

More News on Windows Phone 7.8

A 25-page leaked Nokia document that largely already known information on each Nokia features (bus & train, external playback, share contacts, etc.) included. Interesting but is a Windows Phone (Update) timeline, which is also part of this document.
The above graphic to be seen can be seen first of all that Windows Phone 7.8 will be released in any case before the next Windows Phone 8 updates. But it might even be considered the most pessimistic among us. However, beyond the last rectangle in the bottom row stab (right of "Windows Phone 7.8 refresh") in the eye. May be inferred from this that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be other version numbers refer to "Windows Phone 7.x". 
Accordingly, plans at least Nokia's own Windows phones to provide you with further updates, although they will not receive an update to Windows Phone 8th That this is not "just" app updates, can be derived from the separate identification of these as "Nokia Extras".
course we can not say how much can be built on this document. What is certain is that it comes from Nokia and the Finnish company would like to provide information to the course of Windows Phone updates in the past and for the future.

Updated release details:
From WParea.de,
"If the information really true that the update of the RTM status, then the update will not appear safe in the coming days, but all too far away it will not be. But even if the rolling out, will be quick to be the first devices to receive the update at the earliest probably in December and most will probably get Windows Phone 7.8 until next year. More likely, however, that the update until next year appears. In any case, we can not yet expect the update in November."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Windows phone 7.8 features and release date


Windows Phone 7.8 new features leaked in the Nokia training materials

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Windows Phone 7.8 new features

The screenshot shows the Nokia internal training materials, mentioned about the difference between Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8, compared with Windows Phone 8 system


1. New start screen (three different sizes of Live Tiles change)
2. Increase put inadvertently Screen security lock function
3. 20 theme color
4. IE browser security upgrades
5. Supports editing MP3 music files as ringtones
6. Support lock screen set to Bing wallpaper and so on. 
7. Support Bluetooth to share multimedia files (DRM-protected)
8. Contacts transfer / sharing application upgrade.

More details about the 7.8 features can be found in this site: http://winp.cn/portalthread-99866-1-1.html


Windows Phone 7.8 Release date

Now, Windows Phone Brazil (official Twitter account), has responded to a question about that update to current Windows Phones.  The answer is that the 7.8 update is expected for Brazil in Q1 2013, which sounds about right to us (and is vague enough to leave some wiggle room).

Source 1, 2

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nokia debuts free music streaming service in the USA

NEW YORK, NY - Nokia today announced the launch of its free music streaming service Nokia Music in the USA. Nokia Music is a free mobile experience exclusive to Nokia Lumia handsets, providing consumers with a simple and delightful way to discover and enjoy music.
Consumers can stream music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists that are curated and kept up to date by an expert team of US based musicologists. The playlists span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites.  Nokia Music also offers playlists created by global artists such as Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Beyond the curated playlists, music fans can create their own personal soundtrack by selecting the Nokia Music 'CREATE' function that taps a library of millions of songs and generates a playlist based on, and inspired by, the artists they love.
Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription, Nokia Music lets consumers immerse themselves in the dulcet tones of their favorite artists without being disrupted.
For maximum convenience, Nokia Music playlists can also be enjoyed offline so consumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere - perfect for a long flight, journey to work or train ride.
To enhance their music experience further, consumers can use Nokia Music's 'GIG FINDER', which locates a consumer's position and pinpoints live concerts, gigs and shows taking place in their local area, taking their level of interaction with their favorite artists beyond the playlist and Nokia Music's mp3 store.
"The USA is the most vibrant and competitive digital music market in the world - by a wide margin. We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets the expectations of the demanding, active and inspired music fans in the USA. I would like to challenge everyone to try Nokia Music and see just how easy and enjoyable the service is to use," says Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment at Nokia.
Consumers who already own a Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710 can download the Nokia Music app for free from Marketplace.
A separate announcement today will unveil a collaboration between Nokia Music, AT&T and Green Day around the band's new album Uno. The promotion will see Green Day perform an exclusive concert and provide exclusive playlists to Nokia Music for AT&T consumers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Update available for Samsung Omnia W in India


There is a new update available for the phone Samsung Omnia W in India. The update is:


"   Messaging. Adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes, and ringtones to text messages.
    Adds features related to SIM card contacts. You can now export phone contacts to a SIM card and selectively import SIM card contacts to your phone
Other quality improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.  "


How to update? Check it here




Friday, May 11, 2012

Samsung announces I8350 Omnia M


Samsung has just announced the I8350 Omnia M smartphone running on Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh. 
It has 4.0 Inch of Super AMOLED screen, there's 384MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Then the camcorder only shoots VGA videos and 3G HSDPA speeds now go only as high as 7.2 Mbps.



For more information, click here

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sony Xperia U gets listed on Letsbuy for Rs. 17399


The dual core 1Ghz device gets listed in the Lets buy. It has mentioned that the device will be delivered in the second week of may at a amazing price of Rs. 17399. At present, two colours are listed in Lets buy, Black white and white yellow. Here is the Letsbuy link.


Sony Xperia U Specifications:

Size
Weight:3.9 oz  
Dimensions:4.4 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches  
Display
Resolution:480x854  
Size:3.5-inch  
Type:TFT LCD, Capacitive  
Camera
Video:720p HD  
Flash:LED  
Auto-focus:Yes  
Megapixels:5 MP / 0.3 MP  
Connectivity
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS  
USB:microUSB 2.0  
Bluetooth:2.1 + EDR/A2DP  
Wi-Fi:802.11 b/g/n  
HDMI:Yes  
Multimedia
Headset Jack:3.5 mm  
Radio:FM Stereo With RDS  
Battery
Type:1320 mAh li-ion  
Hardware/OS
Operating System:Android 2.3  
Internal Memory:8 GB  
External Memory:microSD card slot  
RAM:512 MB  
Processor:1 GHz dual-core  

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