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Nokia's Lumia 900, 800, and 710 are set to receive the much-publicized Cinemagraph GIF-maker feature, as well a new contact-sharing app and Bluetooth file transfer functionality, in a phased update
Nokia has released version 2.5 of its Maps application for Windows Phone with a daily "Groupon Now!" deal. Advanced route planning is also available. The app should be available on Lumia phones now.
A Nokia press release highlighting new app partnerships for the Lumia line and Windows Phone in general contanied a note that Angry Birds Space was indeed heading to Microsoft's mobile platform.
Microsoft developer evangelist Nuno Silva has retracted comments from an interview earlier this week, in which he claimed that every Windows Phone sold to date should be getting the upgrade to the next "major version of Windows Phone," contradicting other sources on the matter.
We're hearing that some Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 handsets have a surprisingly beneficial flaw: apparently, some of the devices trickled out into the marketplace with stock Qualcomm bootloaders that allow one to easily flash ROMs
Ahead of its Q1 2012 earnings results, Nokia has lowered its first quarter 2012 financial outlook — the company expects its Devices and Services operating margin to be approximately negative three percent, compared to previous expectations of a break-even quarter. Additionally, Nokia revealed that the company sold two million Lumia phones in Q1, at an average selling price of approximately €220.
Nokia has launched a new site detailing the availability of software updates for the Lumia 800, offering some explanation of why some handsets have received the latest version and others haven't.
WP7forum.ru is claiming to have leaked screenshots of an unannounced Windows Phone 7 app called Nokia TV. The app would presumable allow Lumia phone users to stream TV from local stations over Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Nokia has announced plans to push out Lumia 800 firmware version 1600.2487.8107.12070 after testing in Singapore. The update reportedly brings "significant improvements" to the phone's battery life.
Owners of Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phones received a a trio of updates today to Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Maps. Drive 2.0 now supports offline navigation, Transport offers public transit directions, and Maps now has live traffic data in nearly 20 countries.
A purported image of the unannounced Nokia Lumia 719 has shown up on Chinese social network Weibo. Little is known about the device, but it appears to be a midrange Windows Phone 7 device, and might launch in China on March 28th.
HTC is touting the design quality of the One X and One S heavily and it's easy to see why. The One X has a polycarbonate body that we like almost as much as the Lumia 800, but it's materials on the One S that really stand out
Stefan Pannenbecker is the Vice President for Industrial Design at Nokia, where his job consists mostly of trying out a variety of crazy new ideas in search of the one or two that would help Nokia maintain its edge in design.