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Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

19 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Hello and welcome to this week's Counterclockwise our series that looks back in time and brings you your weekly fix of nostalgia. The third week of July has hardly been the most action-packed historically, but it is among the leaders in...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...


Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

15 February, 2014 | comments (18)

The weeks before the Mobile World Congress are either a rollercoaster of leaks or they embody the expression "the calm before the storm". The second week of February historically seems to have been mostly the latter, with events that foreshadow...

Tags: Misc


Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows Phone 7.8 updates

Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows Phone 7.8 updates

08 March, 2013 | comments (116)

Microsoft has stopped Windows Phone 7.8 updates for the aged Windows Phone smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 800, Lumia 900 and Lumia 610. The company is working to fix a software glitch in the release, but it's unclear how long the suspension will...


Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

13 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Nokia has been making some carrier specific versions of their Lumia smartphones in the past few months. We have already seen the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile and the Lumia 822 for Verizon, both of which are variants of the international Lumia...


Windows Phone 7.8 is now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 800

Windows Phone 7.8 is now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 800

16 December, 2012 | comments (202)

Nokia Lumia 800 users have a good reason to smile today. The Finnish company's first Windows Phone flagship has begun receiving the much anticipated update to Windows Phone 7.8 Tango. The upgrade includes four separate updates and can be...


Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Camera Extras, more apps

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Camera Extras, more apps

27 June, 2012 | comments (33)

The Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 already received some of the updates that Nokia promised (in the US and China at least) at the WP summit and now it's time for the older duo - the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 - to get their own. There's a little...


Lumia 800 and 710 users to get software update on June 27

Lumia 800 and 710 users to get software update on June 27

21 June, 2012 | comments (133)

Yesterday, much to the disappointment of the existing Lumia owners, it was announced that they won't be getting the Windows Phone 8 update but instead the stripped down Windows Phone 7.8 update, that brings the new homescreen from Windows Phone 8,...


Nokia announces Batman-themed Lumia 900

Nokia announces Batman-themed Lumia 900

29 May, 2012 | comments (43)

You may remember the limited edition The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 800 that Nokia announced late last year. Nokia will now be making a similar version of the new Lumia 900 as well. Just like the Lumia 800, the 900 will be available in Black...


Nokia Lumia 800 gets a firmware update, fixes volume bugs

Nokia Lumia 800 gets a firmware update, fixes volume bugs

30 April, 2012 | comments (58)

The Nokia Lumia 800 has seen numerous firmware updates fixing its battery problems, backlight issues and various bugs. The latest patch, however, has brought up strange volume behavior on the Finnish WP7 device. And to fix it, Nokia is...


Nokia N9 wins D&AD Yellow Pencil design award

Nokia N9 wins D&AD Yellow Pencil design award

26 April, 2012 | comments (74)

We always thought that the Nokia N9 was a gorgeous piece of hardware and it seems the jury of the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil design awards agree with us. The Nokia N9 has won the 2012 Yellow Pencil award for the Product Design category, an award...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Nokia Lumia 800 gets a new battery-boosting update

Nokia Lumia 800 gets a new battery-boosting update

28 March, 2012 | comments (114)

Nokia will be pushing this update to various countries in four different increments, more specifically today, and again on April 4th, 11th and 18th. The reason for this being the various Windows Phone authentications the update has to go through, as...

Tags: Nokia, Lumia 800


CDMA-packing Nokia Lumia 800C for China Telecom goes official

CDMA-packing Nokia Lumia 800C for China Telecom goes official

28 March, 2012 | comments (35)

Nokia's boss and China Telecom's boss got together to announce the first CDMA Windows Phone for China - it's a version of the Nokia Lumia 800, named Lumia 800C, and it will be China Telecom's first Lumia phone. The Lumia 800C packs all the cool...


Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

07 March, 2012 | comments (79)

The battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800 has been much criticized ever since the phone launched four months ago. Since then Nokia has released a couple of updates for the device aiming to improve the battery life but they didn't really help, with the...


Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

06 March, 2012 | comments (40)

Nokia Lumia 800 users, here's a reason to smile today - a new software update is available through Zune and it brings quite a punch. Marked with version number 1600.2487.8107.12070, the update brings better battery life and fixes backlight issues...


Gartner releases phone market share report for 2011

Gartner releases phone market share report for 2011

15 February, 2012 | comments (92)

The analysts over at Gartner released its annual report on the mobile industry. To no one's surprise, 2011 has been the year of the smartphone, where almost every third mobile device sold is a smartphone. Gartner predicts this statistic should rise...

Tags: Android, iOS


Nokia Lumia 800 sports two new colors in a commercial

Nokia Lumia 800 sports two new colors in a commercial

11 February, 2012 | comments (61)

It looks like more colors are on the way for Nokia Lumia 800, following closely the white version, which we got to spend time with. The Windows Phone device showed up in red and green in a commercial for the Nokia BH-220 Bluetooth...


Nokia launches the white Lumia 800 this month

Nokia launches the white Lumia 800 this month

06 February, 2012 | comments (55)

Nokia has just announced it is going to launch the white model of the Lumia 800 smartphone later this month in addition to its already available black, cyan and magenta editions. The "beautiful, dazzling, glossy, snow-white" Lumia 800 will start...


Nokia Lumia 800 is selling hot in cold Finland

Nokia Lumia 800 is selling hot in cold Finland

03 February, 2012 | comments (90)

The first Nokia Windows Phone - the Lumia 800 - has been selling like hot cakes in Nokia's homeland, Finland. The phone was launched on February 1st there and some retailers are already reporting that they're out-of-stock, whilst others expect to...


Battery fix for Nokia Lumia 800 starts rolling out today

Battery fix for Nokia Lumia 800 starts rolling out today

19 January, 2012 | comments (62)

Last year it was discovered that the Nokia Lumia 800 had battery related issues and Nokia's investigation revealed that they were caused by a software glitched. They promised a fix for early this year and they just delivered on that promise. The...