Nokia Lumia Phablet To Be Announced Next Month (Rumor)

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Nokia is working on a new Nokia Lumia Phablet, the device will come with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform and will apparently feature a 6 inch display.

According to a recent report by Reuters, the Nokia Lumia Phablet will be announced at a Nokia press event which will take place in New York in late September.

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Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Update Rolling Out for HTC Windows Phone 8X

The unlocked version of HTC Windows Phone 8X already joined the list of devices that received the GDR2 update few weeks back. But it appears as the update is making its ways to various carriers as well. AT&T announced on their support forums that the carrier started rolling out the GDR2 update for HTC Windows Phone 8X. The update is sized at 207MB and can be downloaded over WiFi only. Once updated, the GDR2 update will change the OS version to 8.0.10327.77.

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Report: Lumia 520 Captures 27% WP8 Market, Windows Phone 8 Phablets Release Imminent

AdDuplex have released their monthly report that shed some light on Windows Phone device. If you remember, the same agency released statistics last month that crowned Nokia Lumia 520 as the most popular Windows Phone device. The latest report also mentioned similar statistics with Nokia Lumia 520 capturing 27% of Windows Phone 8 market followed by Lumia 920 and Lumia 620 who managed to capture 17% and 14%, respectively. Even if we take into account the complete Windows Phone lineup, Lumia 520 still manages to capture 18 percent market share, with a whopping 36% followed by Lumia 720. The report also mentions that the majority of Windows Phone devices – 57 percent to be exact – that are being sold come with 512MB RAM, that may be classed as low-end.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Available for $199.99 in Selected US Markets

Nokia unveiled the much awaited 41MP camera phone last month that was being sold via AT&T. The phone received decent ratings from people around US; however, it still isn’t selling like hot cakes. The only thing that has caused the demand to fall is its high price tag. The phone is available for $299.99 with a 2-year contract, a price in which you can get smartphone that may offer users with better specifications.

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Deal: Verizon Offering Nokia Lumia 928 Free with A 2-Year Contract

Look what we have here – a big sale by the Big Red on Nokia Lumia 928. Verizon Wireless is now offering Nokia Lumia 928 free of cost if you sign up for a 2-year contract with them. This is an attempt by Verizon to promote its Windows Phone portfolio and I don’t think there is any better Windows Phone device than the Lumia 928.

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Amazon Offers AT&T Lumia 1020 for $249.99

Nokia Lumia 1020 created a lot of hype at the time of its launch and still is. The 41MP cameraphone was available at AT&T for a hefty $299 on a 2-year contract. The device received a decent response at the time of launch and was out of stock in a very short period of time. If you are still planning to get hold of Lumia 1020, you could just visit Amazon as the retail giant is now selling AT&T version of the Lumia 1020 for $249.99 with a 2-year contract – that is 50$ less than the official price.

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Call And SMS Block Features Comes to Lumia Devices Running GDR2

Nokia has started rolling out an update for Extras+ Info app that brings two very important features to Nokia devices – call and SMS blocking. The update works on all the Lumia devices who are running Windows Phone 8 GDR2 or Amber update. Currently, Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 comes pre-loaded with the GDR2 update while rest of the devices will get the update very soon.

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Nokia Lumia 625 Goes Up For Pre-order In Russia, Ships 21st August

We previously heard that the new Nokia Lumia 625 would launch some time in August, and now Nokia has put the Lumia 625 up for pre-order on its online store in Russia.

Nokia has listed the Lumia 625 with a shipping date of the 21st of August, they are selling the handset for 11,990 rubles which works out at around $365 using the current exchange rate.

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Nokia Takes On Apple In Latest Lumia Advert

Samsung are well know for their adverts poking fun at Apple, and now it looks like Nokia has decided to take on Apple in its latest advert for the Nokia Lumia 925.

Nokia thinks that the Lumia 925 is better for taking photos than the iPhone 5, and even goes on to say that ‘better photos are taken with Nokia Lumia’s than any other mobile’.

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Windows Phone 8 GDR2 To Feature Call And SMS Blocking

It looks like some new features for Windows Phone 8 have been discovered by developer Walking Cat, these new features will be released in the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update.

Two new features for blocking calls and SMS messages have been discovered by comparing the Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8 GDR2 emulator code.

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