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An employee at an AT&T store in California revealed the Lumia 900 release date – April 8. There is still no official confirmation on this, but some previous rumors also suggested the second week of April as the release time frame.

The rumored price of the Lumia 900 is attractive at $99 (with a two-year contract, of course) and you might get a $25 gift card to use in the Marketplace as well.

Nokia and Microsoft are preparing a huge marketing (digital and TV) campaign for the Lumia 900, so it seems with the Lumia series failure is not an option for neither the companies.

Nokia has also uploaded a few new promo videos of the Lumia 900 too. Enjoy!

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MWC gave us a lot to look forward to, with a new family of HTC devices alongside the first range of smartphones brandishing the Sony name and now these delights are making their way to carriers across the globe.

O2 UK recently updated their website’s ‘Coming Soon’ section to include the likes of HTC’s One X, S and V, the two new smaller Sony NXT series phones, the Xperia P and the Xperia U, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance and two members of Nokia’s Symbian running Asha phones, the 201 and 302.

All of these devices are currently slated for an April launch so consumers don’t have long to wait to get their hands on some of the hottest handsets in 2012, but for those of you who simply can’t hang on that long, Sony have already unleashed their latest flagship device, the Xperia S, offering a refined Android experience designed to act as the new face of Sony Mobile Communications.

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Offerings from both Nokia and ZTE debuted the next major build of Windows Phone last week at MWC, dubbed “Tango”. The new Nokia Lumia 610 and ZTE Orbit both took to their respective stands to show off the new lower-end capabilities of Microsoft’s mobile OS.

Despite the latest iteration (excluding Apollo) of Windows Phone having made it to these devices on the floor at MWC, Microsoft had been particularly vague about just what the limitations were for devices employing lower-tiered hardware, until now.

Both the Lumia 610 and Orbit employ 256MB of RAM and this means that there are certain implications which consumers will need to bear in mind when choosing a Windows Phone device, these are as follows:

Windows Phone Marketplace app restrictions – Some processor-intensive apps have particular memory requirements, and won’t work on phones with 256MB of RAM.

Podcast/Video Podcast Subscriptions – Managing podcast subscriptions or watching video podcasts on a device with 256MB of RAM will not be possible.

Bing Local Scout – Bing Local Scout won’t feature on a device with only 256MB of RAM.

Fast app/Task switching – The feature differs on Windows Phones with 256MB of RAM in that if a single application uses over 90MB, it will be killed on exit and thus not appear in the task switcher, besides this the functionality will remain unchanged.

SkyDrive automatic photo upload – 256MB of RAM means no auto-upload option, but users will still be able to upload their photos manually.

HD video playback – Some compressed videos will be unable to play due to a lack of codec support on devices with 256MB of RAM.

Background agents – To free up RAM for the foreground on such devices, generic background agents (PeriodicTasks/ResourceIntensiveTasks) will be disabled.

As well as informing prospective buyers of these new more competitively priced Windows Phones what they’ll be missing out on, Microsoft have also made a point of appealing to Windows Phone developers who will need to take into account the limitations of devices using the new minimum hardware requirements.

Speed seems to be key with a message of optimizing app start times and reducing an apps’ memory footprint being pushed to developers. All this being said, Microsoft are adding features to Windows Phone 7.5 too, including a new location alert, MMS enhancements and improved SIM contact management.

Windows Phone “Tango” should be arriving on 256MB of RAM-endowed Windows Phone devices come Q2 this year.

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The battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800 has been much criticized ever since the phone launched four months ago. Since then Nokia has released a couple of updates for the device aiming to improve the battery life but they didn’t really help, with the last update merely dimming the display instead of providing any real improvement to the battery life.

According to WPCentral the new update provides up to three times the battery life compared to before, although they did not mention three times of what type of particular usage.

Besides the other improvements we already listed, one particular new change caught our attention. The update is supposed to bring an increase in bass response to improve the audio quality.

That’s interesting because if you read our Lumia 800 review, we specifically mentioned the poor bass response of the device when it is connected to a pair of headphones.

If you have received this update, do let us know what improvements you are seeing, especially to the battery life of the phone.

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Nokia has sent out mails to all its Ovi Share users informing them about the sad demise of the service. For those who haven’t heard of it before, Ovi Share was Nokia’s version of Dropbox, which allowed those with an Ovi account to upload content such as images and videos from their phones onto Nokia’s servers.

Unfortunately, this service is now shutting down. After March 13, users will no longer will be able to upload files and the last date to download any files that you may have uploaded is May 30. On May 31, the service will shut down completely.

According to Nokia the Ovi Store shutdown is “part of Nokia’s revised services mission to focus on mobile and location based services“. However, you will still be able to access Nokia’s other services with your account.

Unfortunately for Symbian users, none of the major online storage services have a native app that can be used for storing your files online. Hopefully, Microsoft will release a Symbian version of their SkyDrive app, although we won’t advise holding your breath for it.

The winner for one last category of the Global Mobile Awards – the Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012 award – was left to be announced and looking at the photo of smiling Nokia execs makes it easy to guess which device took that award home.

The Nokia 808 PureView, which arguably caused the biggest splash with its 41MP camera sensor, was voted worthy of the award by a panel of journalists and analysts attending the show.

Here’s what Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of smart devices at Nokia, had to say about the award:

It’s a fantastic award because it signifies that consumer experience counts. It’s about tech, but it’s about how tech is used to make a consumer have a fantastic experience. The imaging is fantastic; the audio is fantastic; the navigation technology is fantastic.

These are first signals that we are executing against our strategy. That we’re back. That we’re bringing great products to our consumers – and that this is just the beginning. There’s lot more to come.

We have a lot of work ahead of us. We’re still a challenger, and we are going to operate as we have done in this last year to deliver these great results.

Nokia Lumia 900

GENERAL

2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network       LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100

BODY

Dimensions        127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, 90 cc

Weight                 160 g

DISPLAY

Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (Nokia ClearBlack display)

SOUND

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack: Yes

MEMORY

Card slot: No

Internal: 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM

DATA

GPRS: Class 33

EDGE: Class 33

Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps DL, 25 Mbps UL

WLAN

Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

NFC: Yes

USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS

CAMERA

Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash

Features: Geo-tagging

Video: Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization

Secondary: Yes, 1.3 MP, VGA@30fps

FEATURES

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon

CPU: 1.4 GHz Scorpion

GPU: Adreno 205

BATTERY

Standard battery: Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW)

Stand-by: Up to 300 h

Talk time: Up to 7 h

Music play: Up to 60 h

Upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS screenshots leak

CrackBerry.com has acquired an internal email from RIM, which shows off the UI of their next generation OS, the BlackBerry 10. The hardware in the pictures below might be current the current 9860 but the OS is all new.


In this picture we can see the new homescreen, which is quite a bit different from the one we saw before. You can see large widgets on the screen that remind you of the live tiles in Windows Phone. And they are not static either and you can see information like weather, call information, album art and current location on a map on the respective widgets. There is also a new bar at the bottom that vaguely reminds us a bit of Nokia’s Belle OS.

Moving on, we have the application drawer here. Looking at the screenshot it’s hard to say which direction it scrolls in. We can’t find the usual tabs at the top of the drawer as in the current OS 7 either, so maybe RIM has gone for a single, long list. We can see new icons, as well as a folder that you can use to put icons in. It’s unclear how you invoke this application drawer from the homescreen.

Finally, we have an image of the in-call screen, showing a large picture of the caller on top and large touch buttons, including one for video calls, below.

Overall, the new BlackBerry 10 is looking quite promising. Unfortunately, there will be quite a wait before we could actually get our hands on it.

Here are the following technical specifications of Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800

SEAMLESS DESIGN

  • Curved 3.7” AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display seamlessly integrated into a smooth one-piece body.
  • Dimensions: 115.5 mm height, 61.2 mm width, 12.1 mm thickness and weighing 142 g
  • Dedicated hardware Keys: Power Key, Volume Keys, and Camera Key

DATA NETWORK

  • HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPRS Class B
  • WCDMA
  • HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps
  • Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)
  • EDGE Class B

MEMORY

  • 16 GB mass memory (no slot for micro-SD cards)
  • 512 MB SDRAM memory

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN support: WEP,WPA, 802.11b/g/n, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal
  • Data synchronization: ActiveSync,  Microsoft Zune for PC  and Mac Connector Software

LOCAL CONNECTIVITY

BATTERY

  • Battery: BV-5JW 3.7V 1450mAh
  • USB charging
  • Maximum 2G talk time: 13 h
  • Maximum GSM standby time: 265 h
  • Maximum 3G talk time: 9.5 h
  • Maximum 3G standby time: 335 h
  • Maximum music playback time: 55 h
  • Maximum video playback time: 6.5 h

NETWORK

  • Operating band: WCDMA Band II (1900), GSM 1900, WCDMA Band VIII (900), GSM 900, WCDMA Band I (2100), GSM 850, GSM 180
  • CPU Count: Single
  • Hardware CPU type: Qualcomm MSM8255 (WCDMA)
  • Hardware CPU clock rate: 1400 MHz

PriceP 24,800.00

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