Friday, September 16, 2011

Stephen Elop: First Nokia WP devices to come in Q4 2011 - news

14 September, 2011 

While in China negotiating business with major operators there Stephen Elop has went on record in an interview saying that the first Nokia Windows Phone devices will become available in Q4. He also added that availability will occur in a rollout that Nokia will sequence - one country after another.

This is great news and certainly clarifies yesterday's pseudo-official rumor that we'll have to wait until Q1 of 2012 - it now looks as though that concerns Australia only.
Elop also confirmed that his visit to China is in part concerned with negotiating the launch of the WP7 Nokia devices there, although he didn't specify as to which exactly.

Nokia 700 and 701 now shipping, give the world a first taste of Belle - news

14 September, 2011

Today Nokia announced through its Twitter account that it has started shipping its 700 and 701 smartphones. Those are the first handsets to run the Belle revision of Symbian and will, the Finns hope, put the start of the fightback.
Despite the very similar naming, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 are quite different in terms of hardware. The 700 is a super slim and compact smartphone with a 3.2" AMOLED, whereas the 701 comes with a 3.5" IPS LCD (which we found to be the brightest display around) and a larger and heavier body.
What those two have in common is the 1GHz processors, which give them identical performance. We had the chance to spend some time with both the Nokia 700 and the Nokia 701 prior to their launch and we were pretty impressed by what they have to offer.
So, if you are still sitting on the fence on purchasing either of those two, we suggest you take some time and check out our previews. Go this was for the Nokia 700 or that way for the 701.

Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan -

Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan -


I’ve liked Windows Phone Mango since I first laid eyes on it, but the truth of the matter is that most of the features being implemented are merely catching up to competing platforms.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Microsoft unveils Windows 8, the next major release of its computer OS -

Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference Microsoft is showcasing (currently) the latest major release of its wide-spread Windows OS – dubbed Windows 8. It features a new UI – Metro Style, which looks like an overgrown version of its WP7 for smartphones, improvements on performance, security, privacy and reliability, and more.

gsmarena 001 Microsoft unveils Windows 8, the next major release of its computer OS

Windows 8 tries to substitute what we do with a mouse and keyboard with touch swipe gestures, while at the same time still providing the same experience if you want to go the peripheral way. The new Metro UI features the all-too-familiar live tiles from Windows Phone 7, which are implemented in the Metro UI’s Start Screen. This screen unites all of your live tiles, widgets, apps, people, content and more. It’s basically your main homescreen.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apple iPhone 5 to go on sale on October 15th, Orange confirms - news

13 September, 2011
We can imagine Apple won't be particularly happy about that, but the CEO of Orange might have just spilled the beans on the availability of the iPhone 5. He said that if he believes what he hears, the next iPhone will be out by 15th October on his network.
Since CEOs of major carriers like Orange rarely get their information from anywhere else, but the manufacturer itself, this one seems rather trust-worthy. Stephane Richard also went on to say that they will be special packages on offer for the iPhone 5, but that's hardly a surprise, considering the importance of the smartphone to carriers.
Earlier today, we also heard an interesting rumor about the availability of the iPhone 5 in the UK. This information, however, comes from O2's customer service center so it's a bit harder to believe. And there's little sense in Apple releasing the smartphone in France, before they bring it to UK, so it's unlikely that both of those are true at the same time.
So, if the iPhone 5 is to come in the middle of next month we should be looking for its announcement event to be scheduled for the end of September. That nicely coincides with the rumor that iOS 5 will be getting its Gold Master release on September 23th.
Yeah, the waiting is killing us too, but at least we know its end is finally nearing.