Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Nokia Oro Price & Specs

USD $928
Nokia Oro Price PakistanSpecs & Features
Whats New? Nokia Oro - A Touch of Luxury
Make a lasting impression with the limited edition Nokia Oro smartphone. Bringing together 18-carat gold plating, the finest hand-wrapped leather and a sapphire crystal home key, this exclusive Nokia Oro touch-screen phone is the epitome of style and elegance. Nokia Oro also boasts an AMOLED glass display for viewing HD videos and full web pages. Enjoy superior sound quality with unique, award-winning wireless headset of Nokia Oro. Ultra sleek and compact, the Nokia J Bluetooth headset is crafted from premium materials with 18-carat gold plating and brushed stainless steel just like Nokia Oro  
 Dimension 117.3 x 57.5 x 12.2 mm, 77.7 cc  
 Weight  132 g  
 Battery  Talk time Up to 9 h 36 min, Stand-by Up to 555 h, Music play Up to 54 h  
 OS  Symbian Anna OS 
 Memory  8 GB built-in, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM + microSD Card (supports up to 32GB) 
 Processor  680 MHz ARM 11 + Broadcom BCM2727 GPU 
 Connectivity  Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n), GPRS Class 33, EDGE Class 33, 3G (HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps)  
 Display Size  360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches (Proximity + Accelerometer Sensors)  
 Display Colour  16M colors, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen  
 Frequency / Band 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100)  
 Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds (Adobe Flash Lite)  
 Colors Nokia Oro Light, Nokia Oro Dark  
 Entertainment  Stereo FM radio, FM transmitter, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, Web TV, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-out, Flash Lite 4.0, Games (built-in + downloadable)  
 Camera  8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, fixed focus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection, Video (720p 25fps) video stabilization, 2ndary VGA Cam  
 Other Features  18-carat gold plating + Sapphire crystal and leather materials, GPS + A-GPS support, Ovi Maps 3.0, Digital compass, Speakerphone, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Quickoffice viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Adobe Reader  
 Ring Tones  Downloadable, Polyphonic, Mp3, WAV  
 Messaging  SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM  
 Price  Price in Rs: 90,000    Price in USD: $928

Monday, 25 February 2013

Nokia Lumia 900 Review

Nokia’s latest entry in the smart phone wars is the Lumia 900, first unveiled at the CES 2012 this past January. It was hailed as one of the most exciting products at the show and even won the award for Best Smartphone. The award was good news for Microsoft, given their push to gain ground on iOS and Android, but certainly news for the struggling Nokia. Unfortunate for both of them, the good news has not lasted.
As far as smartphones go the Lumia 900 seems to be stuck between a fully functioning device and reliable “call only” phone trying to grow up. In either case it doesn’t do well when compared to other smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and Apple. The best thing going for it is its relatively cheap price. The Lumia 900 can be had for as little as $99 in the US with monthly plans starting at about $39. The low price might be the one thing that attracts entry-level smartphone buyers to this model.

The Hardware

  • CPU – 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
  • GPU – Adreno 205 GPU
  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055
  • Memory – 512 MB RAM
  • Storage – 16 GB internal; no removable storage capacity
  • Battery – 1830mAh Li-ion
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 2.1; 802.11b/g/n WiFi
The combination of the low RAM and single core processor means the Lumia 900 isn’t going to win any speed and performance races with higher quality phones. And if Microsoft Phone 7.5 degrades the way Windows does, it’s conceivable this phone could get slower and slower as the months roll on.
In terms of networking the Lumia 900 will be compatible in the United States with GSM, HSDPA, and 4G LTE. The international version doesn’t support 4G LTE, substituting instead 3 GHSPA+. This may not be an issue when you read my comments about call quality and reception below.

OS and Software

That leads us to the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. The first version of Microsoft’s mobile phone OS was rife with problems that lead one to question whether or not the Redmond-based company had any business dabbling in smartphones. This second incarnation is said to work much better after Microsoft fixed more than 500 issues from the previous version. I personally don’t think Microsoft Phone 7.5 is still up to par with iOS or Android, but it certainly is better in version 7.5.
One of the things people most love about the operating system is that it is identical to use no matter the phone it’s on. If you can use it on the Lumia 900 you’ll have an identical experience on any other Windows smartphone. For those who hate customization and OS tweaking, this is a good thing.
On the other hand, Windows continues its strict proprietary mindset when it comes to hardware and software requirements. Unlike Android and iOS, there aren’t legions of developers coming up with thousands of apps for windows smartphones. In the case of the Lumia 900, the only non-Microsoft software included are a small handful of apps that come directly from Nokia. If Microsoft truly expects to compete with the big boys they are going to have to put an end to their proprietary mindset. Developers simply cannot afford the licensing fees to develop for Microsoft, so they won’t even try.

Nokia Lumia 900 Fully Cleared of All Bugs

Even if you try hard you won’t find more than four Nokia Windows Phone smartphones because Nokia doesn’t repeat HTC’s mistakes and doesn’t launch many devices at the same time. Though the Finnish manufacturer is too active in launching featurephones, the same thing cannot be said for Lumias. The first rep from this line was launched back in November 2011. Afterward, the manufacturer released a weaker phone, the Lumia 710. But both handsets were preparing the launch of the most powerful Windows Phone dubbed the Nokia Lumia 900. Once it was available, Nokia announced the most affordable WP-powered handset, the Lumia 610 completing its initial plans. Presently, the company is offering four smartphones designed for four different markets. But as always, we must look at the best phone from the line to see what chances the smartphone maker has in terms of competition.
We have already reviewed the Nokia Lumia 900 but we want to go further and observe the chronology of the phone to find out what obstacles it overcame on its way. It’s an open secret the handset was launched with a few bugs. The rest were discovered after several weeks of usage. Currently, it works properly because Nokia has taken good care of it. But let’s talk about them in details because the Lumia 900 is available in every corner of the globe, and users have the right to know what a hero their smartphone is.
The first problem was discovered immediately after the phone was released. The bug didn’t allow users to access 2G, 3G or 4G LTE data services when it was powered down, restarted or put in airplane mode. Users had to fully reset the phone to fix the problem. But it was not a solution to the bug because each user customizes the phone in their own way, and resetting the phone was a real headache. However, Nokia was very quick and once the bug was discovered, the company announced the appropriate update would soon be launched. The update was launched but users got more than expected — those consumers who had bought the phone before April 21 had a chance to exchange their Lumia 900 with the new software-updated version and receive compensation of $100. A bit later this campaign was followed by the actual update push out for those who were not aware of it or didn’t want to replace their phones.
Once the bug was fixed and everyone used to think troubles were over, another bug came forth — users started reporting about purple color being displayed on the screen in low and auto brightness mode. But users had no time to get annoyed as the company quickly took the wheel in its hands and promised to roll out another update. It was today rolled out to final users, and now we can firmly state the phone is clear of any issue.
The Nokia Lumia 900 suffered not only from bugs, but also from high demand. It sounds funny, but the US, which is known for its ambivalent attitude towards Nokia, was grabbing the Lumia 900 from the stores. Of course, it was a result of a well-thought campaign and the phones were given away almost for free but this device was leading all smartphone charts; that was the return of Nokia.
At the moment, the Nokia Lumia 900 is launched in almost all markets and is selling well. So those who have already bought it or are going to get the phone can be sure all the problems are resolved. Moreover, purchasing this handset you can be certain about Nokia’s standing by your side.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Nokia’s New Concept Mobile Phone- Lumia 1000

Nokia could possibly be including a third completely new Lumia handset towards array as of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, The country. Besides the awaited Lumia 720 along with 520, the particular in German web page ended up being the first to note the particular checklist for any Lumia 1000 in top Chinese-carrier Mobile’s web page. All the Nokia gadget seem to be real, increasing rumors that the Nokia Lumia 1000 could be one the high-end surprise Windows Mobile phones Nokia is predicted to show at The MWC 2013. The Nokia Lumia 1000 been identified on a Chinese hauler that is on the China Mobile’s website. Further, there is no other information regarding the handset apart from the model number. In the record associated with mobiles introduced through Nokia, we can say that this may be the next leading Windows 8 Phone coming from Nokia.
The Lumia 1000 has now supposedly been joined into a formal Chinese supplier’s Cellular data source, the biggest service provider, and it is leaving behind us question no matter if it will be an worldwide edition of the US-bound Lumia EOS, or rather totally different. It seems that the rumor generator were working hard indicating that Nokia puts much efforts on the next leading Lumia handset that will have the 41MP PureView photographic camera initiated on the Nokia 808 PureView. Before, we have been observed in which Nokia was taking care of a tool code named EOS that has anticipated offering the same 41 MP PureView digital camera.
A detail distributing the World Wide Web also indicates that the product will likely be revealed at Mobile World Congress 2013 along with the stated Nokia Lumia 720 and 520, two gadgets that were also presented in the same circular or speculation – the Lumia 720 is predicted to be another reasonable Windows Phone 8, and the Lumia 520 another budgeted handset.
Naturally, the actual MWC expo is however a fortnight away, and that is where possesses planned a sizable click affair pertaining to Feb. 25, therefore we have to see whether Nokia Lumia 1000 is coming to an existence or not. So do not get your desires too great from it, though we keep listening to about metal-clad Lumias that are scheduled to appear this season. All the speculation will be put to relax once the Mobile World Congress shows off on Feb 25, 2013.

Hands On Similarities Of Nokia Lumia 620 &Nokia Lumia 610

If you are looking for a Nokia Lumia Smartphone but you are not sure whether your price range will elongate. Then we consider you will be enticed from Nokia Lumia 620 or Nokia Lumia 610, as they provide real value for cash and targeted at the first time Smartphone customer. Let us check the hands on comparison of these phones:
Nokia LUMIA 620 vs LUMIA 610 Price, Features and Specs Comaparison
One of the thing you will find in both the Lumia 620 and 610 is the color options.  There is no doubt that Nokia Lumia 620 comes with more options in the form of interchangeable shells where you have seven colors to opt for. As you move on to Nokia Lumia 610 you will get standard White, Black, Magenta hues and Cyan hues although the covers are swappable is not a serious advertising concentration similar to the Lumia 620. If you get you hands on Lumia 620, you will see the handset has a 3.8-inch touchscreen along with ClearBlack technology, which we supposedly think is bigger than Lumia 610 but actually, it is a shade smaller.  Nokia has worked hard to make this Smartphone as sleek and stylish as possible.
Hands-On Size And Weight
The Lumia 620 weighs in 127g with a measurement of 15.4 x 61.1 x 11mm, making it a bit slender than the Lumia 61 that measures 119 x 62.2 x 11.95mm with a bit less heavy 120g.
Hands-On Screen
The Lumia 610 has a 3.7-inch display, which is bit smaller than 3.8-inch TFT display of the Lumia 620. The two handset has standard resolution of 800 x 480P, however you will discover that the Nokia Lumia 620 produces some sort of crisper impression with brighter colors courtesy with its 24-bit display, in contrast to the particular 16-bit color level from the Nokia Lumia 610. When considering this, Nokia Lumia 620 evidently has the advantage with regard to end user benefits, specially the fact that the Smartphone is usually more compact and easier to handle.
Hands-On Tech Spec
The main difference lies in the internal features of the handsets. The Nokia Lumia 620 is a Windows Phone 8   which is been supported by 1GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB RAM. Where as Lumia 610 is a Windows Phone 7.5 and all set to move with Windows Phone 7.8 update , which is been supported by 800MHz single-core SnapDragon along with 256MB RAM.
Coming to the versatility of the Lumia 620, it is equipped with a microSD port, so you can increase the 8GB of storage space with an extra 64GB cards if needed. The Lumia 610 is restricted to 8GB of storage capacity, as Windows Phone 7 does not support exterior storage space. Both the handset has been equipped with 5MP camera, which on the outer lining area makes for little distinction in quality. Even so, when comes to the Lumia 620 video features it encourages 720p HD video recorder on 30fps, making it an increasingly capable photographic digital camera.
Hands-On Price
You can hands on the Nokia Lumia 610 for just about £99 inclusive of VAT on PAYG where as the Lumia 620 is a little bit more costly with a price at £149 including VAT on PAYG but it does provide a more contemporary remedy for those with the additional price range to pay for this.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Windows 7.8 Live Tiles Issues Found In Nokia Lumia Update

Microsoft has introduced the Windows 7.8 update and there are specific issues that have been reported. These issues center the battery and storage. This has been reported by Healthcliff 74 on WP7RootTools. He stated that he did not use his phone after the Windows Phone 7.8 update when no applications were running. He had noticed that one of the pinned live tiles were not there and he did not even pay extra attention to it and assumed that the application would be updated soon in case there was a genuine issue. However, now he has realized these live tiles require to be updated when the device and its data is not being used at that moment.

HealthCliff74 has laid down three methods for updating the tile situation. They are-
  1. The ShellTile.Update(ShellTileData)- This is a method that will permit the user to manually update the contents of the live tile from the application or the background task of the application. These Apps use them for the creation of custom tiles. For instance a Twitter user may register a background task that checks twitter feeds and writes these text updates on the live tile. He stated that he did not face issues when using this functionality in both the WP 7.5 and the WP 7.8.
  2. The ShellTileSchedule.Start()- This is a process that permits the setting of a URL for a live tile image on an external host. This URL is been fetched at interfalls that have been pre-defined. HealthCliff74 found that the Shell Tile Scheduler has begun behaving erratically under specific circumstances. This application from his previous blog post had used the above method and he has made an attempt to isolate the circumstance that sets off this issue. If this problem takes place it is a serious one. It seemed specific to WP 7.8.
  3. HttpNotificationChannel.BindTo ShellTile()- This is a method that tends to open a channel to the Microsoft Notification Servers. Here external sources are able to post texts, counters and images to the Microsoft Notification Servers. This is routed to the phone and he has found this functionality to be interrupted on the WP 7.8. The user can send a counter or a text. The moment the URL for one live tile image is been sent to the device, the phone closes the endpoint to the server and nothing is updated at all. http://www.nokiaphones.net/

Friday, 22 February 2013

Nokia Lumia 710 Price & Specs

Rs. 26,000
USD $268
Nokia Lumia 710 Price Pakistan
Specs & Features
Whats New?
Nokia Lumia 710 - Designed For You.
Add apps. Swap Tiles. Make it new everyday with
 Nokia Lumia 710, You will have amazing online experience with Nokia Lumia 710 because it supports InternetExplorer 9, Say hello, Have a nice time, Prove it with a Pic because you will be always social with Nokia Lumia 710, Get out & go places with Nokia Lumia 710because Nokia Maps comes with reduce Glare so you can see easily even in sun.  
119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm, 81.1 cc  
125.5 g  
Talk time Up to 6 h 50 min, Stand-by Up to 400 h, Music play Up to 38 h  
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango 
8GB built-in, 512MB RAM 
1.4 GHz + Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n), GPRS Class 33,EDGE Class 33, 3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)  
 Display Size 
480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity & compass  
 Display Colour 
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Nokia ClearBlack display, Multitouch  
 Frequency /
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-803 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100)  
WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds,  
Black, White (front)/ black, white, cyan, fuchsia, yellow (back)  
Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player, Video/photo editor, SNS integration, Games (built-in)  
5MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Video (720p 30fps)  
 Other Features 
GPS + A-GPS support, MicroSIM card support only, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Document viewer/editor, Predictive text input, Speakerphone  
 Ring Tones 
Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3  
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM  
Price in Rs: 26,000    Price in USD: $268