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Nokia Lumia 900 Up For Pre-Order At AT&T For $99.99

Earlier this year, Nokia announced the much-awaited Lumia 900 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System.

Last week, Nokia announced the price and availability of this device. This handset will go on sale from April 8 in the US. If you can’t wait for the next few days, then you can go ahead and pre-order this device. AT&T has already started taking the pre-orders of the Lumia 900 smartphone at their retail as well as online stores. Currently, you can pre-orders only for the black and cyan blue variants, since the white Lumia 900 will be available from April 22.

nokia lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resoulution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, auto-focus and HD (720p) video recording, 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, SkyDrive, Wi-Fi Internet Sharing for up to 5 devices, AT&T Radio, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Marketplace, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, 4G LTE – up to 50 Mbps down/ 25 Mbps up, IE9 with HTML 5 support, AT&T Navigator, Zune, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 300 hours of stand-by time and a 1830 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available for just $99.99. If you are a new AT&T subscriber, then you can get this device for free with the usual 2 year service agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate. On the other hand, Walmart is also taking the pre-orders for the black and cyan blue variant at their online store for just $50, instead of the regular $99.99 price set by the carrier. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get the Nokia Lumia 900 from AT&T or Walmart.

Nokia Lumia 800C And Lumia 610C Announced For China Telecom

Nokia recently announced the new Nokia Lumia 800C smartphone in China. This handset will be exclusively available for the China Telecom subscribers. The Nokia Lumia 800C is basically the CDMA variant of the company’s popular Lumia 800 smartphone. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Operating System.

The Nokia Lumia 800C is the first CDMA Windows Phone in China. Apart from the Lumia 800C, Nokia also announced the Nokia Lumia 610C smartphone. It is also the CDMA variant of the Nokia Lumia 610 smartphone. The Nokia 610C is specially targeted at the youngsters for social networking and fast communications.

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, said,

“We’re excited to introduce our first Lumia smartphone, the Nokia 800C, to this important market with our exclusive launch partner, China Telecom. Working closely together, we’ve created a compelling, locally relevant experience on the Nokia 800C especially tailored for people in China.”

nokia lumia 800c

Nokia Lumia 800C features a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz single core processor, 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, up to 335 hrs of stand-by time and a 1450mAh battery.

Nokia Lumia 610C features a 3.7 inch LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, XBOX Live Hub, up to 720 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9.5 hrs of talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia also offers exclusive applications such as magazines from Trends and special offers for free downloads of popular gaming titles such as Fruit Ninja and PVZ. The Nokia Lumia 800C comes with a price tag of 3599 RMB (approx. $570). This handset will be available for purchase from next month at Tianyi FlyYoung shops, Nokia brand stores, Suning, Gome, Funtalk and other retail outlets. Nokia has not yet announced the price and availablity of the Nokia Lumia 610C.

HTC Titan II Coming To AT&T On April 8 For $199.99

Earlier this year, HTC announced the powerful HTC Titan II at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Titan smartphone. It comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD display as well as a 16 megapixel pixel camera. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System.

The HTC Titan II is the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this handset. AT&T recently announced that the HTC Titan II will be finally available for purchase from April 8. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

htc titan ii

HTC Titan II features a 4.7 inch super LCD display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, 16 megapixel rear camera with f/2.6 28mm lens, dual-LED flash, red eye reduction and image stabilization, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, 4G LTE Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Windows Marketplace, Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Outlook Mobile, A-GPS, Bing Maps, HTC Hub and a 1730mAh lithium ion battery.

The HTC Titan II offers quick access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox Live. This handset will be available for purchase from April 8 for $199.99 with a two year service agreement. Are you planning to buy this handset or you will go for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Calm Down, Windows Phone Developers. Tango is Good for You!

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Recently, after a blog post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, there was concern among the Windows Phone developer community about the impact of 256MB phones on the general app quality. The basic assumption made was that apps will now have to be catered for the lowest common denominator. Per these concerns, today’s phones with 512MB memory, and tomorrow’s super phones with possibly more, will be under-utilized, and app developers may not be able to push the limits on the resource usage within their apps.

Justin Angel, the newly hired Principal Engineer at Nokia, has been doing the rounds of popular Windows Phone podcasts to clear the air on this topic. I listened to WPCentral and WPDevPodcast episodes recently, and wanted to highlight the main points Angel made. So, here you go:

  • As mentioned in the original blog post, there are less than 5% of the total apps which are affected by the restrictions imposed on the maximum memory an app can use.
  • These affected apps, which use more than 90MB of memory, should have actually been declined certification in the first place.
  • Microsoft had two choices on handling these apps – pull them off the Marketplace, or what they did, which is mark them as incompatible with the low-end devices, and notify each developer with an email. This email explains what the developer can do to update the app so it passes certification the next time they submit it.
  • The updated developer tools ship with a second emulator to help understand how an app would perform under both 256MB and 512MB devices. The best practice suggested is to always test the app in the 256MB emulator. Angel also suggested that developers should use the memory profiler that comes with the tools, which will help them in understanding where their app ends up using more memory.
  • Microsoft has made some clever technological updates in the “Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh”, aka Tango, which enable even the 256MB devices to support up to 90MB of memory per app. This trickery is completely transparent to the developer (and naturally, to the customer).
  • Since the trickery only applies to the 256MB devices, current Windows Phone customers need not worry about it at all. Developers also need not worry about how their apps will perform before and after Tango on the first-generation devices, since on those devices there is going to be no impact at all.
  • As for loss of functionality or APIs, the generic background agents will not work in the 256MB devices. These are two new types of agents introduced in Windows Phone Mango, which allow arbitrary code to run in the background based on app developer’s discretion. The apps which use such agents are listed under the new settings section so the customer can go and de-select to turn them off. Angel mentioned that because of this ability provided to the phone owner, these generic background agents should not have been made a core part of any app anyway. Remember, push notification services are still available, so toast notifications, live tile updates, alerts, etc. should still work if you use the Push Notification Service (and related APIs).

So there you go, developers. There is virtually nothing to worry about with Tango. In fact, there is a LOT to be excited about. With the addition of 23 new markets including China, and the push by Nokia and others into these markets with low-cost devices, there is a very good chance that the lower end devices will actually outsell the top end devices. If your app works on these low-end devices, you will now have access to about 60% more customers!

If you are one of the 5% affected developers, please let me know if you have a reason to exceed the 90MB memory limit. I’d like to know why it is so.

Samsung Omnia W Price Drops To Rs.15,200 In India

Last year, Samsung announced the powerful Samsung Omnia W smartphone. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System and it comes with a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display as well as a 1.4GHz processor. Samsung Omnia W competes with the Nokia Lumia 710 in the Indian market. Nokia has already reduced the price of the Lumia 710 from Rs.18,999 to Rs.15,499. Now, Samsung is trying to increase the sales of Omnia W by follow in the footsteps of Nokia.

samsung omnia w

Samsung Omnia W features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front facing camera for video calls, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal memory and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

samsung omnia w reduced price

Samsung Omnia W was originally launched in India for Rs.20,900 (approx.$425). However, popular online retailers such as Flipkart and LetsBuy is selling this device at a reduced price of just Rs.15,200 (approx. $310). To get this handset, head over to Flipkart or LetsBuy.

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 Now Available For Free On Contract At Walmart

Last month, T-Mobile announced the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone. It is the Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7.5 powered device, launched in the US. This handset was originally announced at the Nokia World 2011 in London. Last week, the Nokia Lumia 710 went on sale in the US for just $50 with a 2 year service agreement. However, we have a good news for the T-Mobile customers planning to buy this amazing entry-level smartphone.

Within a week of its official launch, Walmart is selling the Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone for free on contract. You heard it right. Now you can get this device without burning a hole in your pocket. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Skydrive cloud storage and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Zune Music, Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, MicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, up to 34 hours of music playback time, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 400 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 710 will come preloaded with Nokia Drive, Netflix, App Highlights, T-Mobile TV, My Account, Microsoft Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365), The Weather Channel, ESPN, Slacker Radio and TeleNav GPS.

Walmart is selling both Black and White versions of the Nokia Lumia 710 for free with a 2 year service agreement. On the other hand, you can get this handset at CostCo for just a penny after the 2 year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. Are you planning to buy this handset? Or you will go for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 800? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Nokia Lumia 900 For AT&T Announced; Comes With 1.4 GHz CPU, 8 MP Camera

As expected, AT&T and Nokia finally announced the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone. It is the first Nokia’s Windows Phone powered device to feature the high-speed LTE connectivity. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US. Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System. This handset comes with the Nokia Drive app, which offers free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS navigation device.

“The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia’s global smartphone strategy,” said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas. “The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the US.”

nokia lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resoulution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, auto-focus and HD (720p) video recording, 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, 4G LTE – up to 50 Mbps down/ 25 Mbps up, IE9 with HTML 5 support, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory, SkyDrive, Wi-Fi Internet Sharing for up to 5 devices, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, AT&T Navigator, Zune, AT&T Radio, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Marketplace, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 300 hours of stand-by time and a 1830 mAh battery.

Nokia Lumia 900 will get 20 popular EA games in the coming weeks. This handset is expected to be available from March 18. Nokia will soon announce the price of this amazing smartphone.

AT&T HTC Titan II LTE Announced; Comes With A 16 MP Camera!

AT&T just announced the powerful HTC Titan II smartphone at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is the successor of the not-so-popular HTC Titan smartphone. The HTC Titan II is the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone. It runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System and it comes with an amazing 16 megapixel rear camera.

“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”

htc titan ii

HTC Titan II features a 4.7 inch super LCD display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS 4G LTE, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, 16 megapixel rear camera with f/2.6 28mm lens, dual-LED flash, red eye reduction and image stabilization, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi, Windows Marketplace, Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Outlook Mobile, 4G LTE Connectivity, HTC Hub and a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery.

This handset offers quick access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox Live. The HTC Titan II will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the U.S. in the coming months. The price of this device is still a mystery.

Samsung Omnia W Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.20,900

Back in September, Samsung unveiled the newest member of its Omnia family, the Samsung Omnia W. It is the company’s first device, which runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. The Samsung Omnia W is the successor of the not-so-popular Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone. After waiting for nearly three months, this handset is available for pre-order in India. Flipkart, a popular online retailer, has already started taking pre-order of this handset. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

samsung omnia w

Samsung Omnia W features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, 1.4GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front facing camera, Zune player, Marketplace Hub and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, A-GPS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

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The Samsung Omnia W comes with a price-tag of Rs.20,900 (approx. $400). This handset will compete with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 710 in the Indian market. The Samsung Omnia W is expected to release during the 4th week of December. You will also get a Samsung Bluetooth Headset HM1200 and Samsung Car Charger with the purchase of this device.  To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Nokia Lumia 710 Goes On Sale In India For Rs.18,999

Last month, Nokia announced the new Lumia 710 smartphone in India. This handset was originally unveiled at the Nokia World 2011 in London. The Nokia Lumia 710 is the company’s second smartphone which runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. After waiting for a month, Nokia finally released the Lumia 710 smartphone in the Indian market. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

nokia lumia 710

Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Skydrive cloud storage and much more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, MicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Zune Music, Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, A-GPS, up to 34 hours of music playback time, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 400 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with a price tag of Rs.18,999. This handset is preloaded with Nokia Drive, Microsoft Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365) and Nokia Music with MixRadio. Nokia Lumia 710 is available in Black and White colors. You can also get the exchangeable back covers in Black, White, Cyan, Fuchsia and Yellow colors.