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Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 coming to Australia, available on Optus and Vodafone

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 heading to Australia, as confirmed by Nokia. Both phones come just months after their sister phones, the Lumia 800 and 710, were launched in Australia – and surprisingly, Nokia Australia took a few months to get the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 out the door to Australians. Both phones were only announced back in February. The Lumia 900 is heading to Optus, and will […]

REVIEW: Nokia’s Lumia 800 is one big gamble on its future

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The “first real Windows Phone” – that’s what Nokia’s call to the world when it announced the phone back in October. Now, we have the flagship device for Nokia and Windows Phone in our hands. However, is it all that it is hyped up to be, or will it show that Nokia made a mistake signing a pact with Microsoft? Will this show to the world that Windows Phone has […]

Nokia 808 PureView to roll out in May in ‘selected markets’ – includes Russia, India

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The Indians and the Russians are about to be the first few countries to get the new Nokia 808 PureView, with the mobile manufacturer confirming that it will be rolling out the 41-megapixel cameraphone in May in ‘selected markets’. Other markets have not been revealed, but having growing markets such as India and Russia as part of its initial launch could hint at launching it first in those markets to […]

Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over patent infringement

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Nokia has launched a whole bunch of lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic, claiming that they violate (collectively) 45 of Nokia’s patents. It has not revealed what patents each case entails, but all the cases are either in the US or in Germany. It has filed its US cases against HTC with the International Trade Commission, and HTC and Viewsonic in the Federal District Court in Delaware. In Germany, it […]

Nokia posts €1.3 billion loss for Q1 2012 – transition pains, or problematic carriers?

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Lumia sales have a long way to go before becoming successful Nokia has posted its Q1 2012 financial statements, and it posted a loss. The company noted a €1.3 billion operating loss and a net loss of €590 million. And why is it, well the company sold half as many phones as it did last year. Wait, half? Yes, from 24.2 million smartphones sold the same time at the previous […]

Telstra to launch Nokia’s first Windows Phone smartphone

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A few weeks after Optus announced their Lumia plans, Telstra have unveiled their plans on the NextG network. If you don’t know what the Nokia Lumia 800 is, it is the first Nokia phone to be powered by Windows Phone 7. Dubbed to be the “First real Windows Phone”, it features a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with curved bending and a 1.4GHz single-core processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. It will […]

Nokia Lumia 900 to go global – may even reach Australia, just not on LTE

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Long speculated, the Nokia Lumia 900 – the LTE cousin of the Nokia 800 – is to go global in April. The first country to launch the device will be in Canada, and could even launch in Australia sometime later – but maybe not on LTE. Nokia has announced that it will bring the Nokia 900 globally, but will also create another version of the Nokia 900 for those where […]

Nokia brings out new Lumia 610 – “most affordable Lumia smartphone” to date

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In line with Windows Phone’s spec reduction – meaning that more phones can be made for developing markets – Nokia has announced its “”most affordable Lumia smartphone”. Dubbed the Nokia Lumia 610, the phone features the same 3.7-inch display, but with a focus on being a social phone for teenagers. As a teen, however, I doubt that. The phone will also have 8GB of onboard storage, 256MB RAM, a 5-megapixel […]

Nokia announces Nokia 808 PureView – 41MP lens on a Symbian smartphone

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Nokia has certainly upped the smartphone camera race with the announcement of its new Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. It is unique mainly of two things – it features a 41-megapixel sensor (yes, you read that right, there is no dot between the 4 and 1); and will be Nokia’s first Symbian phone for the year. Yes, you read that right as well. This phone will be running Symbian Belle. Though, […]

Analyst: Nokia is largest Windows Phone vendor

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Windows Phone has a new leader in the market, with HTC being over taken by Nokia. The numbers come from Strategy Analytics, who also claim that Microsoft’s big bet with Nokia is paying off with an increase of 36 percent in shipments. While the iPhone and Android ship more phones, the 2.7 million number shows some signs of life in the operating system (which I’m happy – since a two-man […]

Optus goes first, releases the Lumia 800 pricing plans – phones to start shipping March 1

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The race is now on who can offer a better deal with the Lumia 800. Optus has today unveiled its plans for the anticipated Windows Phone from Nokia, with the company starting pre-orders for both the Black and Cyan versions of the phone. The company has also revealed that the company plans to start shipping the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 on March 1. The pricing plans are as follow: […]

Nokia Lumia 800 to launch 15 March – according to Dick Smith (Update: Maybe not)

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While all the electronic retailers are opening up pre-orders for the Lumia 800 – if you want it unlocked (the carriers, however, are quiet as a mouse); Dick Smith has given us the date when it will launch. According to their product page, the date to remember is 15 March. No other electronics retailer has hinted at a possible exact date, many have opted to use Nokia’s “March 2012” as […]

Nokia Lumia 710 comes to Optus, Virgin

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The Nokia Lumia 710 is reportedly have found a carrier and will launch in the same month as its counterpart the Lumia 800. The phone will be coming to Optus and Virgin (also owned by Optus) for a price of $379. The report comes from CNET, and was made in a Sydney launch event for the Lumia 800. The Lumia 710 has a cheaper body than the Lumia 800 and […]

OPINION: Nokia, Running On Fumes

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The Nokia Lumia 800 – its first new smartphone running WP7 Despite reporting an operating loss of over 1 billion dollars, Nokia managed to pull off a feat to mollify the investors – 1 million Lumia Windows Phone device sales. That’s actually quite a respectable result considering the device has yet to make a showing in markets such as North America and Australia. But aside from that, Nokia’s future doesn’t […]

Nokia AU to release Lumia WP7 phones in March?

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A newspaper article has stated that Nokia Australia could be releasing the Lumia 800 – the first (and currently, flagship) Windows Phone 7 phone by the company – in March this year. Also coming in March is the Lumia 710, a lower-end version of the phone. Nokia Australia’s Chris Carr confirmed to the Australian Financial Review that the Lumia 800 has distribution arrangements with all three major carriers, while the […]