Nokia Asha 210 Feature Phone Review

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2014, No Comments


Are you one of those people that love their QWERTY keyboards and don’t need a massively expensive smartphone that has one? This device might be for you, then. While the Nokia Asha 210 isn’t perfect, it certainly is a very compelling buy for people in this price bracket. Let’s find out why.

Announced last year, the Nokia Asha 210 offers the basics of what you’d expect from a modern mobile phone, in a package that is easy on your wallet. It is very similar to the Asha 201 and Asha 205, but with better specs.

Here are the specs it offers: (more…)

Nokia to become Microsoft Mobile come April 25th

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2014, No Comments


It may have come as a bit of a surprise to some when Microsoft acquired Nokia towards the end of last year. However, people soon got used to the idea. The question on everyone’s mind though, was whether or not Nokia would change their name and undergo a re-brand.

Well, today it has been confirmed that the company formerly known as Nokia, will now set sail under a new name.

According to a leaked memo between Nokia and Microsoft, the company will officially re-brand as Microsoft Mobile.  (more…)

Nokia announces Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, No Comments


With Microsoft’s Build conference people were eagerly awaiting the end of the keynote to see what Nokia has in store, but they made a surprise announcement in the middle of the Microsoft keynote with Stephen Elop coming onto stage. He announced the Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930.

The Nokia Lumia 930 is of course the successor to the very impressive Lumia 920 flagship. It sports a 20MP camera with optical stabilization, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset and wireless charging capabilities. It also features a 5-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution. (more…)

Nokia X already hacked to run Google apps and Play Store

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2014, No Comments


Nokia announced their Android phone, called the Nokia X, at Mobile World Congress 2014 last week. It won’t look like any Android device when you turn it on and look at the OS, however. Nokia has completely changed the look and feel of Android – it is a ‘forked’ version. This means that you won’t get the Google apps and Play Store like on any other Android device, but will need to use Nokia’s services. (more…)

Nokia finally launches 3 Android Phones

Published by on Feb 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

Nokia Android

Who would have thought? Nokia has now officially launched three Android phones – called the X, X+ and the XL.

All three run on a custom version of Android which uses a Windows Phone looking tiles interface. The phone will benefit from the huge Android apps ecosystem, while staying true to the look and feel of the latest Nokia phones. Nokia and Microsoft is supplying apps with the phone, and Microsoft’s own online services (Bing, Live, OneDrive etc) are bundled with the phone, not Google’s like most other Android phones. (more…)

Nokia’s Android phone to be called Nokia X

Published by on Jan 28th, 2014, No Comments


Nokia’s long rumoured Android device has had the codename ‘Normandy’ for a couple of years now, but that will not be its name when released. That’s according to a leak from @evleaks, which states it will actually be called the Nokia X.

We are pretty sure at this stage that this device is real and will be launched soon, running a “forked” version of Google’s operating system (you can find out what that means here). (more…)

Nokia’s Android Interface: A Closer Look

Published by on Jan 20th, 2014, No Comments


Last week, we got hold of some leaked images of Nokia’s supposed Android interface. It seems that mister @evleaks has gotten his hands on some further images, giving us a closer look at the UI on Nokia’s Android handset, called Normandy.

To be completely honest, it does look a lot like Windows Phone. This begs the question why they would build an ecosystem that is a forked version of Android, but looks the same as their native OS. What does forking mean, you ask? Well, let’s take a moment to explain. (more…)

Nokia Lumia “Black” Software Update Rolling Out in SA

Published by on Jan 10th, 2014, No Comments


The Lumia Black software update is starting to rollout for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 owners in South Africa. The update brings new features, improvements in imaging, new apps and app updates from Microsoft and Nokia to make the Lumia smartphone experience even better.

So far we have not gotten the update on our Lumia 1020 review unit – which is getting some pretty great updates for the camera itself.

Luckily, there are updates to almost all reasonably current Lumia phones. The main features brought along with the update from Nokia include: (more…)