Dec 252012
 

According to media reports, in an event on Monday, the U.S. famous Internet industry investor Mark Cuban said, Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone performance far exceeds that of the Apple iPhone 5.

In the activities, Cuban was asked which electronic products he is using. Cuban replied, lately he replaced his smart phones, which is to replace the original iPhone 5 with the  new Nokia Windows Phone Lumia 920.

Cuban said: “I have an Apple MacBook Air laptop, but I plan to try to use pre-installed Windows 8 Acer notebook. I like my Windows 8 phone, I have two phones, the first is Samsung and the second is the iPhone 5. And the new Nokia Windows phone replaced my iPhone 5.

When asked Why replaced the iPhone 5 with Lumia 920, Kuban said: “Lumia 920 performance exceeds the iPhone 5′s, more than a little.”

But some people in the industry think that the saying that Lumia 920 performance is far more than the iPhone 5, may represent the views of Cuban himself. Lumia 920 hardware configuration is good, such as wireless charging function, touch screen response and so on, but compared with the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S II, Lumia 920 is not so thin and light, and the weight is also heavier. On the other hand, compared with the iPhone and various Android phones, the Windows Phone mobile phone application choice is not that more.

Dec 192012
 

Recently, the Windows Phone 8 has become the new darling of the mobile operating system, the topic heat has even cought up with Android and iOS mobile operating system. The major mobile phone manufacturers have hurried to launch their own phones equipped with Windows Phone 8.

Samsung is no exception. According to the latest news, Samsung first Windows Phone 8 mobile phone ATIV S has obtained the network license, which means Samsung ATIV S last obstacle to release in the domestic market has been swept away.

Samsung ATIV S is equipped with 4.8-inch 720P Super AMOLED display which is the largest size among the WP8 phones, 1.9 million front camera and 8.0 million rear camera, the built-in storage space has 16GB and 32GB versions, and it supports microSD card expansion, NFC , Bluetooth 3.0 and some other functions. It is expected to be listed at the end of this year or January next year.

It is reported that the date when Samsung ATIV S gained the certification is December 13 this year, and the network license is WCDMA version. This phone also supports WCDMA, GSM (GPRS) signal systems.

Dec 172012
 

 

It’s quite good to be the U.S. exchange carrier Verizon employee, one of its benefits is that they can get the limited edition phone staff specifically. As a special Christmas gift, recently Verizon released a limited edition HTC 8X only for their employees. The most important feature of the model is that it gas a silver-gray shell and little lemon yellow embellishment, obvious compare with other Windows Phone 8 Smartphone coloful body.

By convention, each Verizon limited edition HTC 8X has a stand-alone product number to highlight its precious quality. Although it’s not known which employees are eligible for this limited edition phone, but if consumers want to spend lots of money to buy one, you can pay attention to Craigslist and eBay, there may be a small amount of products in the market for sale at high price.

Dec 062012
 

According to media reports, in order to attract the younger consumer groups and expand into the emerging markets, Nokia launched the Lumia 620 yesterday in the LeWeb Science and Technology Conference held in Paris, the Lumia 620 has seven colors, and it’s now the lowest priced Windows Phone 8 phones.

This entry-level Windows Phone 8 mobile phone screen is 3.8 inches, and the pixel is 800 × 480, it supports touch-screen and the camera is with a 500 million pixels, the front camera is VGA, it has a 8Gmemory and supports SD card expansion.

But the biggest highlight of the Nokia Lumia 620 is a colorful body design, consumers can choose their favorite models from green, orange, red, yellow, blue, white and black 7 different color versions.

Nokia Lumia 620 is priced at about $249, which is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 mobile phone now available in the market. Nokia Lumia 620 will be on sale  in January next year, amd it will be sold first in Asia, followed by Europe and the Middle East, Nokia did not indicate whether the Lumia 620 would be sold in the U.S. market at the conference site.

Dec 032012
 

Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 strategic layout has just begun, not to mention the popularity of Windows 8, the Windows Phone 8 mobile phone promotion has also just begun. Currently the most popular WP8 phone is undoubtedly the Nokia Lumia920, of course, the HTC 8X is also a good machine, but Windows Phone 8 is far more than that, the mysterious HTC Titan Ⅲ appeared on the Xbox Live Rewards is an expecting new product.

You may be a bit strange of HTC Titan Ⅲ, if going back a few months in time, when we returned to before the HTC 8X official release, if you can remember the other two mobile phones beside the Accord – the entry level HTC Rio and HTC Zenith more high-end than the Accord. In fact, the HTC Accord is the HTC 8X.

The HTC Titan Ⅲ is likelyto be the Zenith, it has 4.7-inch 720p SLCD second-generation screen, 8 megapixel camera, and a quad-core Qualcomm Xiao Long processor. HTC Titan Ⅲ will be formally debut probably on the CES2013 or MWC2013.

Nov 282012
 

According to the Tech news site AllThingsD reports, Microsoft said on Tuesday that they have identified why part of the Windows Phone 8 restarted, and planned to release OTA updates to fix the fault.

Earlier there were reports that part of the Windows Phone 8 mobile phone users reflected in a number of professional forums that their phone often locked up or rebooted without cause, sometimes up to several times a day. These complaints are mainly related with HTC 8X and Lumia 920.

“We are continuing investigation on the relevant part of Windows Phone 8 phones restart with no reason, and now we have identified the cause of failure with partners,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We are developing the patch which is expected to be released in December.”

However, Microsoft refused to disclose what caused the failure, but also did not say whether the problem is limited to some models, or affect all Windows Phone 8 devices.

Nov 192012
 

In recent days, two Nokia PowerPoint presentations have been leaked, one of which exposured by WPArea.de presentation is up to 25 pages. It shows that there is an overlap between the WP 7.x and WP 8 timetable. We have been very familiar with “Mango → Tango → WP 7.8″ process, but the strange thing is that a text box followed 7.8, which says “WP 7.x.

Microsoft may not update WP 7.8 to WP 7.x, but why Nokia added a text box after WP 7.8?

WP 7.8 launch time is after WP 8, which we already know, but this is the first time that it will be launched before the first update of WP 8. The Windows Phone 8 updates is with plural, which may mean WP8 has a longer life cycle, to have a number of general update in the next few years, or numerous small update in the next few months.

Microsoft will use the OTA (over-the-air) to offer a variety of small patches and complete the OS update. It is also one reason why the many smartphone users are optimistic about WP8. But it is hard to say if the facts will be like that, especially after the intervention of the operators.

The WP Russian official Twitter page said Microsoft support for WP 7.8 is up to 18 months, which will continue to mid-2014. But no matter how it will be updated it can not be compared with WP 8, WP 8 can support multi-core processor, a microSD slot (on some models), and also can accept the OTA update and supports the NFC, which the WP 7 can not do.

Nov 072012
 

According to media reports, AT&T said on Tuesday that the company will sell Nokia Lumia 820 at a price of $49.99, and a price of $99.99 to sell the flagship model Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X price is $199.99.

Nokia bet the company’s future all on the Microsoft Windows Phone. HTC mainly sells Android phones, but hopes to diversify its businesses through Windows Phone 8. These Nokia and HTC three products are crucial for Microsoft, which is hoping to challenge Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Android phones with the help of Windows Phone 8.

Market research firm Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart said, the low price of Nokia mobile phone made it clear that, compared with profit, shipments is more important for Nokia. Nokia hopes to obtain a large number of users in the United States. Such low prices of mobile phones, but Nokia mobile phones can not be hot selling, the only reason is that consumers are not interested in Microsoft’s smartphone operating system.

AT&T will also presend an about $80 wireless charger to users who buy Lumia 920. Greengart said, “This is a valuable accessory that AT&T and Nokia donated free of charge to the user. This will cause HTC greater difficulties, its product has smaller display and less features.

The above AT&T announced price is the price for a two-year contract. AT&T will start selling these three phones on November 9, and accept reservations on Wednesday.

Verizon Wireless said last week that the company will sell Nokia Lumia 822 at a price of $99.99, including a $50 discount.

Nov 012012
 

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on Microsoft Build Conference that after Windows 8 officially listed in the past four days, the company sold 400 million units to individual consumers. The industry believes that, it is a good start in four days time for Microsoft sold 400 million units Windows 8, but they still need to work hard for to reach the expected 400 million units.

Ballmer said he was very excited to completely reconstruct the Windows, and said the most important several activities in his career in Microsoft are: IBM PC release, Windows 95 release, as well as Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface publishing. In this meeting, Ballmer also demonstrated new features of Windows 8 in a new generation hardware, including the search function in the sidebar; in addition, as long as using the Microsoft account and SkyDrive, you can also automatically have the roaming settings between different devices. At the meeting, Ballmer changed the lock screen wallpaper on one device, then the other computer also automatically updated the wallpaper. In addition, Samsung, HTC and Nokia mobile phone with Microsoft operating system can also automatically achieve this functionality.

Mountain Lion, Apple’s latest version OS X operating system, sold 300 million units after listing four days, accounting for 5% among Apple’s 60 million units Mac. In contrast, the Microsoft Windows system currently installed capacity is about 1.25 billion, which means that 400 million units of Windows 8 only accounted 0.3%. In addition, a year after the listing of Windows 7, its sales is about 175 million sets, while Windows Phone 8 has not occupied the main position in the smartphone market.

Oct 222012
 

A few days ago, Google sent an invitation to the media to participate in a press conference held in New York City on October 29. This Google news conference held in San Francisco is on the same day with Microsoft Windows Phone 8 press conference held in other areas in the world. TheNextWeb reports that it has learned all the information of the new products that Google will release on October 29. If this news is true, these new products will give people a deep impression. The report said that information is from the internal video presentation to Google employees.

According to reports, Google will launch the 32GB version of the previously launched Nexus 7 Tablet PC. This Tablet PC is produced by Asus, and it only has two versions that is with the Wi-Fi connection and with the Wi-fi/3G connection. Google will also launch 10-inch tablet. The tablet is code-named “Manta”, the exact name might be Nexus 10.

“Manta” screen resolution is 2560 x 1600, 300 pixels per inch, while the current iPad’s screen resolution is 264 pixels per inch. Google will also launch the LG Nexus 4 smartphones in the news conference, which is equipped with a resolution of 1280 x 768 4.7-inch display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM.

The “Manta” Tablet PC and the LG Nexus 4 smartphone will run the Android 4.2 operating system. Some new features in this operating system allow users to access Google Play store downloadable content and allows multiple users to share a tablet pc to allow these people to use their own e-mails and applications from mobile devices.