As we all know, Nokia has really tied it’s future to Windows. The good news for Nokia is that Q1-2013 WIndows phone shipments were up 53% from Q4-2012. Sounds great right? The only problem was is it was a 53% increase from a 1.9% market share number getting them to 2.9%. In terms of the share gain…it appears to have all come at the expense of the falling Blackberry line who fell from 6.8% to 3.0% in the latest tally. 93% of the share still goes to Andoid and IOS so no real threat from WIndows yet but it is at least gaining a share and future.
The Nokia Lumia smartphones are becoming more and more popular, which stimulates the company to design better handsets. Though the Lumia 920 is recognized as the best smartphone from this series, we all are waiting for the Nokia Lumia 1000, right? But seems this is not the right time to talk about this awesome device, because another Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone has been leaked. It’s called the Nokia Lumia 950.
We all know the Nokia Lumia 920 is a perfect smartphone packing many awesome features. This allows the phone to compete with all handsets regardless of what branding they carry, what features they sport, and even what software they run on. Many geeks take this to heart, and a Russian character, Eugen Diskin is one of such person. Recently, he introduced a shoot out showing that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is not the best smartphone when it comes to low-light shooting. Moreover, he compared the photos taken by the SGS4 to the Nokia Lumia 920, and looking at the sample photos we can see the former one doesn’t come close to capturing the amount of light and details as the Nokia Lumia 920.
AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920 started getting a new firmware update yesterday. The 1308 update is designed for the current flagship of the carrier, but it will roll out for the rest of the world in coming weeks. Not that many things have been changed, but there are a few things I want you to pay attention to. First of all, it refers to the display time-out, which can be found under Settings>Lock Screen.
Almost a month ago we told you Nokia Music+ is available in the US. I can’t remember whether this was the first country where Nokia introduced its new service, but I’m sure this is the first country we wrote about. Anyway, the times goes by and this service becomes available in more and more countries. The latest markets where Nokia Muisc+ has become available for subscription were the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. Now it’s Austria, Germany, and Switzerland’s turn.
I guess many people have forgotten about the Nokia Lumia 810, because there are many other Nokia Lumia smartphones running the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system and sporting better features. The aforementioned idea refers to the design, too. But there is one thing that can change everything in favor of our hero—T-Mobile will get LTE support in select markets in coming days, and the Nokia Lumia 810 is said to be the only smartphone at the Magenta Carrier supporting LTE.
The Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 are being made to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience to more consumers. These phones will be launched in the countries, where people have low incomes, but want the WP8 fever. Of course, this doesn’t mean the Lumia 720 and 520 will be available only in entry-level markets, vise versa, we have already seen them listed at retailers of many top markets. Now they are said to land on Australia via Allphones. These phones have appeared in the retailer’s webpage, meaning their launch is a few weeks away.
The Nokia Lumia 920 doesn’t have many competitors in Windows Phone market. So on this background those manufacturers that have any device ready to fight against the Lumia 920 should rethink their price policy. I’m not talking about this accidentally, as HTC has discounted its Windows Phone 8X recently and began offering it for only $99 on AT&T. This offer is valid only for the 16GB model, and it can be purchased only in Microsoft Store. Now something similar spreads on the Nokia Lumia 920, which has begun to be offered for free. The phone is sold in yellow, black, and red, and if you decide to get your hands on one of these color options, FedEx will deliver it withing three days.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is a great device, and it seems to be selling quite well. Of course, there is still many job to be done to bring the sales of this phone to the same level with the Galaxy S and iPhone, but there are a few things that can affect the sales volume. One of such features is the design and the color options the Nokia Lumia 920 is offered with. Undoubtedly, the cyan variant is the most desirable option, but, oh, it’s available exclusively via AT&T. As for now, this limiteness is over, as the cyan Lumia 920 is available for purchase at Tesltra.
Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 running smartphones are becoming more and more popular as the company is launching it in the secondary markets. As for today, we have gladsome news for those who live in Sweden and Brazil. Consumers from the former country soon will be able to get their hands on the Nokia Lumia 620, while the Lumia 520 is going to hit the Brazilian market as it has got certification.