Samsung’s Windows Phone 8-running Ativ S is yet to be released, but Samsung is already starting the warm up for a sooner launch.
The Samsung Ativ S expected to go on sale some time this month, but Samsung is yet to confirm the first countries to get its WP8 smartphone. That probably won’t take long as the company has already started its marketing campaign on the device.
Two newly official-hands on videos demonstrate pretty much everything the Ativ S can brought to you.
Here’s the hands on videos :
In case you need to efresh your mind about what the Ativ S has, then you can grab more info about it right here.
When Nokia released its TV spot showing off the image stabilization of the Lumia 920, it got into a bit of trouble because it turned out that the video wasn’t shot by a Lumia 920 at all.
Now that it’s on the market, some Lumia enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to recreate the original ad, this time with the smartphone itself.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 920′s optical image stabilization is unparalleled in its ability to reduce shakiness and make your videos look smooth.
Here’s how the device performs in this real life :
And, in light of Nokia’s debacle, the guys have included a making-of video :
Microsoft is allegedly working on an update to Windows Phone, called Apollo+. This will be a minor ‘.1’ update that will add some of the features missing in the initial release, such as support for VPN networks and OTA updates. It will also include bug fixes for issues such as Wi-Fi connection bug.
Microsoft reportedly ran out of time for the initial release of Windows Phone 8, due to which they had to leave out features such as a notification center. You can expect to see these features roll out gradually in future updates for Windows Phone 8.
Meanwhile, you can expect to find out more about Apollo+ in the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013.
Source : The Verge
Nokia has updated its Nokia Transport (known as Transit in North America) for Windows Phone 8 with a revamped interface. The company is also working on apps for Windows Phone 7 and even Symbian, but those are in beta right now.
One of the changes is that the route is segmented and you can look at each segment more closely with a single tap or swipe.
Nokia Transport makes use of Windows Phone’s Live Tiles and lets you pin favorite destinations to the Start screen (home, work, etc.). The app also lets you plan routes in advance (just enter the date and time you want to travel). You can choose how departure time is displayed – actual time of departure (e.g. 2:17p.m.) or time until departure (e.g. in 15 minutes).
Once all the planning is done, the app will offer walking directions to the station or stop you need to go to and after you arrive, directions to the exact location you want to visit. The list with your destination history will make it easy to find locations you’ve already visited (but you can delete entries if, for example, you didn’t like the coffee at that place).
The Windows Phone 8 Transport app has been updated to version 3.0, check the Windows Phone Store to install the update. Nokia Beta Labs has beta versions of the app for Windows Phone 7-running Lumias and for Symbian phones.
A new real life photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 has been spotted showing the device in the flesh, and revealing it’ll be available in two color options – white and blue.
Side specs : aren’t yet officially confirmed, the Huawei Ascend W1 is rumored to pack a 4-inch WVGA display and powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Krait processor. The device is also said to feature a 2000mAh battery and NFC capability. At the back, there’s a 5MP snapper, too.
Expected to make its debut at the Consumer’s Electronic Show in January next year, the Ascend W1 rounds up as a promising entry-level entry into the Windows Phone 8 world. Sadly, reports suggest the smartphone is going to be initially available only in Asia.
Today’s test involves keys, knives and mallets all these objects is targeting the new Nokia Lumia 920.
Here’s the video it self showing the thing in action :
Current Windows Phone 7 owners might have to wait until Q1 of next year to get their 7.8 update, but at least now we have some idea of what the update will bring. Microsoft officially promised a WP8-like start screen with resizable tiles, but leaked in-house training materials from Nokia give more details.
The lock screen will be customizable – users can pick an app to update the lockscreen periodically, something that sounds a lot like WP8’s Live Apps service.
Internet Explorer will be updated with enhanced security, but it seems like Windows Phone 7.8 will keep using IE9 and won’t get IE10. Another perk of the updated OS will be the MP3 editor that can be used to create ringtones out of songs. There will be more system colors available too, for a total of 20.
Phone makers will be adding their own touches to the 7.8 update. Nokia, for example, will add support for sharing media files over Bluetooth (for non-DRM protected files), update the Contacts Transfer app and enhance the ringtone editor.
Windows Phone Italy’s Facebook page also promised support for Rooms (a new feature in WP8), SmartGlass and Xbox Music.
We shouldn’t have to remind you that neither leaked training materials nor Facebook posts are particularly solid information, but until Microsoft officially spills the beans on the Windows Phone 7.8 changelog, it’s all we have to go on.