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Jolla’s self-titled and first smartphone launched in partnership with Finnish carrier DNA this week, with a few hundred handsets finding their way to early pre-orderers. Today, a couple of familiar faces from the company stopped off in London to let us play with the final hardware and get to grips with Jolla’s Sailfish OS, which is based somewhat on Nokia’s old MeeGo platform. If you caught our tour of the Jolla prototype earlier this year then you’ve got a good idea of what the handset looks like. In fact, the only differences we can see aesthetically are slightly smaller bezels above and below the screen, and that the rear camera has moved from right flank to center stage. Internally, the core specs are: A 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space (expandable), a 4.5-inch, 960×540 (qHD) IPS LCD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel shooter on the front. We only had a few hours to probe Jolla’s first device, but head past the break for our initial impressions.%Gallery-slideshow124244%
Microsoft has launched Xbox Video online, expanding the streaming media service from Windows 8.1 PCs and Xbox One to the web, ahead of its expected arrive on Windows Phone. The new site supports consumption of both previously purchased content – once you’ve logged into your account – and buying new media through the webstore, which […]
Nokia’s Lumia 525 popped up in a Chinese regulatory filing earlier this month, but now we have official information about this new budget Windows Phone 8 device. In lieu of fanfare or a Middle Eastern press event, it’s appeared via a YouTube video (embedded after the break) and a simple product page. Appearing as a successor to the popular Lumia 520, the 525 keeps the swappable covers (orange, yellow or white) like previous Lumia models and the polycarbonate style-jacking iPhone 5c, while doubling the amount of RAM inside to 1GB. Just like the earlier model, it has a 4-inch screen, the 5MP rear camera is still without flash, microSD storage expansion, and it’s powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor. It will arrive with Nokia’s usual Lumia apps, but with that extra memory it can run more of them at once.
There’s no release information yet on the page yet, while the website only lists Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Fortunately, Engadget Chinese reports the 525 and 526 have been announced for China Unicom and China Mobile, respectively, at an off-contract price of 1,099 yuan ($ 180 US), shipping in December. This pricing is in line with the 520, aligning this as the pay-as-you-go WP8 option it appears to be, but we’ll keep an eye out for domestic carrier release info just to be sure. %Gallery-slideshow123399%
After launching on iOS and Android almost a year ago, the mobile version of Redbox Instant by Verizon has finally arrived in the Windows Phone Store. Aside from a few cosmetic changes and added Live Tile support, the new app works exactly like its cross-platform counterparts, offering movie streaming and maps to nearby Redbox kiosks. An $ 8 monthly subscription also covers the rental fees for up to four DVDs, although customers can upgrade to Blu-ray discs for an additional dollar. The bad news is that the app’s exclusive to Nokia’s Lumia range right now — plebes with other WP8 devices will have to wait until the end of January for general availability.
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Look your lover in the face. Tell him or her why they are the best, most gorgeous, most intelligent, inspiring person you’ve ever met.
Then dig into your mackerel or your malloreddus.
That’s how a romantic meal should go. Instead, these days, the obligatory phones lie on the table like needy puppies. Within moments, the lovers’ eyes are buried in them, as if this were a table for one.
One restaurateur in Israel has decided that, rather than ban cellphones, he will offer an incentive so great that it makes your average Black Friday bargain seem like robbery.
Jawdat Ibrahim, owner of the Abu Ghosh restaurant in an Arab village outside Jerusalem, is offering a 50 percent discount if everyone at the table turns off their cellphones.
As the Associated Press hears it, Ibrahim got tired of the married or the loving sitting in silence. Why, sometimes they were so grossly engrossed that they didn’t even eat. They asked him to reheat their food.
What has happened to our world when we prefer to Snapchat, rather than sample perfectly cooked snap peas?
Ibrahim explained his feelings to the AP: “Technology is very good. But just when you eat, just especially when you … [Read more]
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Real-time crowd-based navigation, traffic monitoring, weather conditions, and incident reporting has come to Windows Phone in the person of Waze. The Google-owned app showed up in the Windows Phone Store today. This rounds out Waze’s device support for all of the major mobile operating systems. The Waze app is free of charge. Install it on […]