“The new app reality. Nokia #Lumia has all the apps you need in the Windows Phone Store.” That is what the following video tells you. However, do you agree or not? I agree to a certain extend. Of course does the Windows Phone store offer the most must have apps. But how about apps that have a half-life period of several months or even weeks? For example the popular German game Quiz Duell? It became popular about two months ago and yet there is no WP version. Everyone in Germany is playing it. Everyone expect WP users. Same with Flappy Birds (I mean the original version)! Slowly top apps are coming but that is the problem. They are coming SLOWLY! Instagram took as long as the Facebook Messenger – over a year! Good for us user that those apps are coming eventually. But the problem is that the apps or coming to slowly and that viral apps will never make it to the Windows Phone ecosystem.
In April Microsoft will release the latest version of it’s Windows Phone Operating System – Windows Phone 8.1. Many false screenshots and videos have been pubilshed the last days and weeks. But now WPbar.cn leaked the above screenshot and stated that it is real. What you can see is that you can set separate volume controls with WP 8.1 for ringtones, media and apps. This is a feature almost every user have been clamoring for so long. For me, this and a proper notification center (like iOS) are the features I am most looking for.
With its own dedicated Red Stripe section the the Windows Phone Store Microsoft offers each week six apps that are at discounts of 50% or more! This week the following six apps are available
Be sure to check the Windows Phone Store each Thursday for new Red Stripe Deals.
The Windows Phone 7.8 update is beginning its rollout to phones currently running on Windows Phone 7.5. You can transform your Nokia Lumia with a host of exciting new personalisation features, such as the ability to resize your tiles, new lock screen options, and more theme colours.
Windows Phone 7.8 has already been shipping pre-loaded on the Lumia 510 and oher phones in the Nokia Lumia family, with users delighted by the new features.
And now, following extensive software testing, update notifications will begin to appear for Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 owners with an unlocked phone or operator approved software during February.
The Guardian recently published an indeed interesting interview with Nokia’s executive vice president of design, Marko Ahtisaari. In the interview Athisaari talks about he evolution of smartphones as well as the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia N9.
One commentator, I say, described the Lumia 800 as like the negative of the iPhone 4: it’s rounded where that is square, square where that is rounded, curved where that is flat. And it feels really nice in the hand. So was the Lumia/N9 thought of as a negative of the iPhone?