Nokia’s Lumia 610 doesn’t have the slick unibody casing of the 800 or the huge screen of the 900, but it does have a bargain price tag. Pushing Windows Phone to a new price point – and into fresh markets – the fourth Lumia takes advantage of Microsoft’s new, pared-back minimum hardware specifications with just 256MB of [...]
You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictablecycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters likeHTC,SamsungandLG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when Apple and Google are likely to wheel out next-gen devices of their own.
Nokia has a track-record with affordable Windows Phones. The new Nokia Lumia 630 - and its Lumia 635 sibling - follow on from the best-selling Lumia 520, only running Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and thus benefiting from new features like the Cortana virtual assistant.
HTC has always had a pretty solid grasp on the midrange market, particularly with their Desire line. With decent specifications, low price, and solid build quality, it’s sometimes extremely hard to not think about picking one up. HTC is set out to make that decision a little bit more difficult, now, with the rumor of the Desire 610 making its way to AT&T.
This year for Mobile World Congress was a rebirth of sorts, owing largely to the restructuring of Samsung’s release schedule, Sony’s continued success with their Z series, Nokia’s push of Android, and the next big wave of wearables. We’ve also seen brands like Lenovo and HTC push hard with devices that aren’t aimed directly at the top tier.
Nokia made no bones about the Nokia X being a play for the emerging smartphone audience, and it seems the Android-forked Windows Phone lookalike is off to a good start in China at least. Preorders for the Nokia X in China have already reached one million units, the company announced via its Weibo account, despite only having been on sale for four days.
TheNokia Lumia Iconis a fantastic Windows Phone that comes with a bunch of top features that most Windows Phone users haven't been able to enjoy until recently, but it had one critical flaw: it was an exclusive to Verizon, which meant that only a handful of users in the US could buy it.
Two brands are rolling with the Nokia Lumia 635 this summer - two at least, that is - AT&T and T-Mobile. The differences between the two start with their mobile coverage, of course - both brands bring their own carrier-branded apps and data coverage. But the real difference is in the price. When you purchase a Nokia Lumia 635 from AT&T, you have several choices.
At this year’s Microsoft BUILD conference we’re likely to see the following device appear for the first time. Taking on many of the newest specifications outlined at MWC 2014 for Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 630 arrives with a 4.
During the Google I/O 2014, Google introduced the Android One series. The devices under it will be released in developing nations, and this is actually Google’s move to take a huge chunk out of the low-end smartphone market.
Nokia 's Lumia Windows Phone offerings come in a variety of flavors, each similar to the other but unique in their own ways. Among them all is what appears to be an upcoming budget handset option, the Nokia Lumia 630, which has had a few specifications leak on the Chinese website Baidu The information was spotted by the Chinese website Winp.
After theNokia X, X+andXL, the Microsoft Devices team is back with its fourth Android-based budget smartphone dubbed the X2 Dual SIM, and the best part about it its €99 (about $135) off-contract price. That's very attractive given the range's pretty "inner glow" design, and the specs are also decent for what it is. We're looking at a 4.3-inch WVGA ClearBlack LCD screen, a dual-core 1.
When Nokia came out with theLumia 1520, we were treated to a new side of Windows Phone. All of a sudden, Microsoft's smartphone OS had come of age; it was using thebest available hardware specsand a wave of big-name apps had finally arrived in the Windows Phone Store. Even so, we were concerned that the 1520's 6-inch screen size and AT&T exclusivity in the US would limit its appeal.
Welcome toIRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.After a quiet first half of the year, Motorola finished off 2013 by releasing a staggering five devices.
Verizon has refilled its Windows Phone flagship spot, with the Nokia Lumia Icon distilling what we liked from the Lumia 1520 into a 5-inch form-factor with a crisp metal chassis and 20-megapixel PureView. Fronted by a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD OLED ClearBlack display, and running Windows Phone 8 on Qualcomm's 2.
It appears that Nokia isn't coming to Microsoft's developer conference empty-handed. A proposed merger between the two companies is still pending, but Nokia decided to bring in some new hardware regardless. This time, the phone maker has announced the Lumia 930, which is essentially the international version of theLumia Icon.