Jessica Alba and her new Nokia Lumia 920

30. October 2012 at 19:39

After the beautiful Jessica Alba has been spotted with the cyan Nokia Lumia 900 she now officially switched to the red Nokia Lumia 920. Already prior the official start of Windows Phone 8 she has been spotted in the wild with Nokia’s newest flagship. Seems as if Nokia have found a new testimonial. What are your thoughts?

Nokia Lumia 920 & Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

30. October 2012 at 16:19

Good news for all those who patiently waited for the Nokia Lumia 920 or the Nokia Lumia 820 and could resist the hot and shinny iPhone 5: Nokia announced that both Windows Phone 8 devices are now being shipped and – depending to the region – should be in store very soon. Both phones will appear in stores in France and the UK this week, then Russia, Germany and further select markets throughout the rest of November. Over here in Germany the Nokia Lumia 920 is priced 649,- Euro (incl. taxes and without contract) and the Nokia Lumia 820 499,- Euro.

Full press release:

Time for a Switch: self-confident or just Nokia’s last chance?

9. October 2012 at 15:41

Nokia is has started to promote their two new Lumia smartphones which will hit the market depending on the region next month. This time Nokia does however t quite aggressive and self-confident – although the recent market share still does not look any better. The smartphone market share has dropped 17% in Germany. Last year they held 31%. In the US this share even dropped from 5.2% to 3.5%. Facing this situation Nokia needs to launch two Windows Phone 8 devices as good as possible and cannot make a single mistake as this may be Nokia’s last chance to come back on the big stage. And so Nokia is giving the user reasons why they should switch from their iPhone and Android devices to the new Windows Phone 8 devices. Reasons are for example free and worldwide Navigation as well as the unique and colorful design. What do you think? Is Nokia just self-confident as they know their strength or are they just using they very last chance?

Wireless charging on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820: Not a real Innovation

8. October 2012 at 10:01

One of the key features or innovations, how Nokia likes to put it, of the new announced Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 devices is the wireless charging capability. Indeed, no longer having to search the charger and just putting the device on the charging mat or Fatboy is not only quite cool but also really convenient. If you have read several previews of both new Lumias, you may have noticed that almost every blog or magazine has highlighted this feature as one of the key features.

However, is this feature really that new and innovative? Not really! This whole wireless charging technology is not as new as it seems. More than two years ago at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona I visited the Powermat booth – one of the hottest and most visited both of the whole congress. Back then I introduced Powermat like this on my blog:

Powermat is a wireless charging system and an aspirant for the hottest gadget of this year. Instead of having a spaghetti of cables for charging your various gadgets, Powermat confines all this mess into one simple and revolutionary mat.