Nokia Unveils Affordable Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8

Nokia is bringing to market an affordable Windows Phone 8 with the unveiling of the Lumia 620.
This new smartphone, along with the recently launched Lumia 920T, are the newest additions to the growing Windows Phone 8 Lumia family Nokia has.
MORE: Nokia Launches Lumia 920T For 700 Million China Mobile Users
The Lumia Windows Phone 8 lineup includes the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 820.
“We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new …

Nokia Launches Lumia 920T For 700 Million China Mobile Users

Nokia has launched the Lumia 920T which will be available to over 700 million subscribers of China Mobile.
The Lumia 920T is the first Windows Phone to be capable of operating using the TD-SCDMA network standard used by China Mobile.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 920T will be available on China Mobile at the end of the year for RMB 4,599 (about $740).
“We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, to introduce China’s first Lumia based on Windows …

Sudden Restarts of Windows Phone 8 Terminals will be Resolved in December, Promises Microsoft

Recent users of Windows Phone 8 terminals were faced with an unpleasant problem last week, coming out a series of evidence about sudden resets suffered by new models from Nokia and HTC.
Microsoft has revealed that the problem has been analyzed and it seems that it is generated by the Windows Phone 8 operating system, and not from an additional software code from the manufacturers of mobile terminals. The company said it has discovered a possible cause, that they are still investigating that …

Nokia’s PhotoBeamer Automatically Shares Photos Using QR Codes

Nokia released today a new Windows Phone app for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 called PhotoBeamer to share photos using QR codes.
“We had two main aims for PhotoBeamer: to make sharing as simple as possible. But also to make it as fast as possible,” said lead product manager David Fredh, who joined Nokia from its acquisition of imaging software firm Scalado.
The Finnish phone maker said the app opens pictures from the default Windows Phone gallery and suggests visiting the PhotoBeamer …

Nokia City Lens 1.5 Beta For Windows Phone 7 Now Available

Nokia has unveiled a Nokia City Lens 1.5 beta app for Nokia Lumia handsets that run on Windows Phone 7.
Nokia City Lens, developed exclusively for the Nokia Lumia family, is the first app to provide what the Finnish phone maker calls a LiveSight-enabled experience.
The firm said the beta version is available to download for Nokia Lumia 900, Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 users who want to test and provide feedback about the experience. Support for the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 is underway.
The …

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.8 Update Will Arrive Early Next Year

Microsoft has revealed that it expects to release the Windows Phone 7.8 update on as many devices as possible in early 2013.
The software giant said its carrier and hardware partners are working together closely to test, approve and roll out Windows Phone 7.8 to supported devices after the new year.
In June, Windows Phone 7.5 users were dismayed with news from Microsoft that it will not deliver a Windows Phone 8 update for their handsets.
Microsoft promised at the time that several UI features, …

Windows Phone 7.8 Lands In China In The ‘Coming Weeks’

The Windows Phone 7.8 update will be launched in China in the “coming weeks,” a senior executive at Microsoft China has revealed.
The information comes from Microsoft’s vice president for the Greater China region in an interview with Chinese publication BJD.
The Windows Phone 7.8 update is expected to curb anger from current Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone owners as their devices will not get the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system launched by Microsoft just this …

Updated Nokia Transport for Windows Phone and Symbian Now Available

Nokia has updated the Nokia Transport (Nokia Transit) app for Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian OS to improve its user interface.
“We’re taking our commitment to regular updates for our location apps very seriously and a good example is Nokia Transport (aka Nokia Transit in North America), which has been recently redesigned with a more intuitive and glance-able interface, specifically for Windows Phone 8,” said Pino Bonetti a blog post on Nokia Conversations.
The Finnish phone …

Early Adopters of Windows Phone 8 Report Random Freezes and Reboots

Owners of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 handsets are airing frustrations about random freezes and reboots on their devices.
Early adopters of Microsoft’s mobile operating system who own HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 handsets have gathered on Microsoft and Nokia support forums to report random reboots and lackluster battery life on both Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
“I have my Nokia Lumia 920 three days now and it already became unresponsible twice. I could not start the phone or …

Verizon ATIV Odyssey Image Leaked

An image of the Verizon ATIV Odyssey, the newest Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung to be headed to Verizon, has been leaked.
The image of the alleged Verizon ATIV Odyssey was leaked by @evleaks on Twitter on Monday.
The Verizon ATIV Odyssey will be the first ATIV Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the US made by Samsung.
The Verizon ATIV Odyssey joins the recently announced Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X on the Verizon Windows Phone 8 portfolio.
When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talked about …