Remember when the good folks at Microsoft told us there'd be more to come from the Lumia family of devices? Well, true to its word, the company has just announced three new smartphones, the ultra-slim Lumia 830, as well as the dual-SIM capable Lumia 730 and 735 models. As Microsoft continues to restructure and realign Nokia in an attempt to find some relevance in the mobile space, it will be hoping that the flagship Lumia 830 will offer enough appeal to compete with the latest offerings from Samsung and Apple.
These next couple of weeks are going to be particularly busy in the mobile world. Along with Apple's now-confirmed iPhone 6 event on September 9th, there's the small matter of IFA in Berlin, where a number of the industry's foremost vendors will be taking the wraps off their newest products. But as we wait for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 to hit the scene, Microsoft has already begun hyping a brand-new device of its own, and with the selfie craze still as popular as it's ever been, the Lumia 730 looks to offer fans a device capable of taking decent, front-facing snaps.
Nokia is keen to take the Windows Phone platform and to build on top of it, which is where the company's Lumia Black software update comes into play. Bringing new software features to handsets like the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925, the software is available to users of those devices as of today. Other devices will get the update in the coming weeks, we're told.
The wait is coming to a close, as the teaser tweet from Nokia USA aims to tout. The US division of the Finnish company tweeted a teaser image showing off two Lumia 1020 devices; one from the back with the impressive 41-megapixel PureView camera in all its glory, while the other showing the same device running - you guessed it - Instagram for Windows Phone!
Well that didn't take long. Just hours after Apple announced the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, some of its competition is already beginning to launch the first attacks aimed to poke fun at the devices.
With the third Samsung Galaxy Note almost upon us and LG having just revealed the gigantic Optimus G Pro, the phablet season has well and truly arrived. Nokia, one of the few companies yet to delve into the world of preposterously large smartphones (or tiny tablets, depending on your point of view), is rumored to be plotting its inaugural effort with the Lumia 1520, and today, an alleged snap of what appears to be a working unit has been spotted in the wild.
Thanks in part to the limitations of Windows Phone, Nokia is quite some distance behind the major Android and iOS vendors in terms of market share and reach, and in an attempt to bridge some of the gaping gap between its fleet of smartphones and those of the Big Two, the Finnish company has today announced the Lumia 925 - which was teased yesterday in a rather mesmerizing video - at its planned London event. All of the details, as ever, are coming up right after the break!
As time has progressed, the amount of time we spend selecting and creating a custom ringtone has been severely reduced, thanks largely to the multitude of other distractions provided through the Windows Phone / iTunes / Google Play Stores. Before the world of modern smartphones, it was the Nokia-dominated world of cellphones, and despite its impressive Lumia range now a million miles from the era of the old faithful 3310, the Finnish company's love for the ringtone is as prevalent as ever. If you're in ownership of one of the new Lumia devices, you can now produce your very own melodies thanks to the just-released Ringtone Maker app tailored specifically for your handset.