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Nokia Lumia 920 Review

October 22nd, 2012 No comments

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia’s Lumia 920, announced on September 5, 2012, is the latest in a growing list of smartphones. This new device is notable for its versatility, its extra sensitive screen and its wireless charging feature. The Lumia 920 is expected to be released on October 27, 2012. Like other smartphones, it will be available via your cell phone service provider and at major retailers.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 Features
The Nokia Lumia 920, like similar devices, combines a telephone, a tablet, a camera and a video recorder. However, this new device is far from ordinary. Below are just a few of the features that set it apart from other smartphones.

  • Extra sensitive touch screen – Have you ever struggled to use your smartphone with long nails or while wearing gloves? On most phones, it’s next to impossible. The extra-sensitive screen on the Nokia Lumia 920 reacts to the lightest touch, making long nails and gloved hands less of a problem. Plus, you don’t have to stab the screen repeatedly.
  • Wireless charging – With the Lumia 920, you no longer have to be tied to a recharger cord. You can simply carry a rechargeable, wireless charger with you and recharge your phone wherever you are, whether you need a power source or not. The Nokia chargers are all Qi-compatible, so you can share your charger with your friend.
  • Tap for wireless music streaming – The Lumia 920 allows you to stream and download unlimited music from a variety of sources for free.
  • PureMotion HD+ – This technology gives the Nokia Lumia 920’s screen a higher resolution and makes it easier to read in bright sunlight.
  • Sleek and lightweight – The Lumia 920 is ultra-thin and weighs just 6.5 ounces, less than 1/2 pound.
  • Color choices – The Lumia 920 comes in white, black and three fun colors.
  • Carl Zeiss lens – This lens captures blur-free photos, even when the camera is shaky or the photo is taken in low light.
  • 4G LTE Technology – The Lumia 920 uses the fastest connectivity available. 4G LTE is up to five times faster than 3G.
  • Two cameras – this device has both a front and back camera. The display is a full 4.8″–no more squinting into that tiny digital viewfinder.

Nokia Lumia 920 and the Environment
Do you need another reason to consider the Lumia 920? This smartphone is made of 60 percent recycled and 100 percent renewable materials, has 100 percent recycled packaging and is 100 percent recyclable (when you’re done using it). The device also uses minimal packaging and a bare-bones instruction manual (with further information available online).

What you do think of the Nokia Lumia 920? Are you thinking of buying one when it becomes available? Do you think this phone has what it takes to compete in the tough cell phone market or do you feel its features are a lot of fluff and have no substance? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

By: Hannah N

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Google and Samsum to Announce new Nexus 10 Tablet PC

October 21st, 2012 No comments

Get ready for the next Android based Tablet PC by the Google and Samsung partnership.  Google and Samsung are expected to announce a new 10-inch tablet codenamed “Manta” on October 29th.   The manta is rumored to feature a 2560 x 1600 display beating out the iPad pixel density of around 300ppi.  The tablet’s official name will likely be called the Nexus 10 and will be sold along side the Asus Nexus 7 and the new LG Nexus 4.

Android 4.2 and Nexus 10 Manta

Google will also announce a minor refresh of its Nexus 7 line, which will include HSPA+ 3G connectivity to the tablet.  The previous version did not have telecom connectivity.   There will also be an increase in internal storage.  The Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will also include a new version of the OS Android 4.2 that will feature a new Play Store Widget and Tablet Sharing features.  Tablet sharing allows multiple user accounts on one device, which is convenient for family members sharing a single device.   There does not seem to be enough evidence to suggest how this will work or whether some applications will simply be locked for other users.  Android 4.2 will also feature horizontal and vertical panoramic photo capture. There will also be a new quick settings section in the notification bar.  The quick setting is supposed to be activated by double swiping to toggle for GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Android 4.2 will also bring a redesign of the Gallery app to closely resemble the photostream of Google+.  Google is trying to bring a more unified experience across their products and services.

Android 4.2 Gallery App

Google’s announcement comes at a competitive time as Apple and Microsoft are also expected to announce new products.  Apple is rumored to introduce a new iPad Mini category and Microsoft will announce Surface and Windows 8.  It will be an exciting couple of weeks.


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iPhone 5 Review

October 19th, 2012 No comments

iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5

As with any other Apple product, there was much hype and excitement building up to the release of the iPhone 5. With so much speculation and anticipation, it would be difficult for any mobile to meet consumers high expectations. But, with the widespread release of the latest iPhone, it is safe to say that consumers are in agreement: it is better than they ever expected. Let’s take a look at what the iPhone 5 has to offer, and what notable improvements there are from the iPhone 4S.

Upgraded features make the iPhone 5 considerably better than it’s predecessor, including: a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS TFT display compared to 3.5 inches, A6 Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor compared to the A5, 1GB of RAM compared to just 512MB, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera compared to VGA. The iPhone 5 is also running the latest Apple mobile operating system, iOS6, which includes various improvements to the user interface, including their own Maps navigational service, and facebook and social networking integration; which means you can view notifications on a dedicated menu, as well as view facebook friend’s birthdays on your calendar, import contact information into your address book, share photos and videos instantly and more.

The iPhone 5 will also offer simultaneous HD video and image recording, lightening fast 4G LTE connectivity, and up to 64GB of internal storage. Games are vibrant and run smoothly thanks to the triple-core graphics provided by the GPU, and users will notice that voice recognition with Siri is better than ever. Other connectivity features include Bluetooth, WiFi, TV-Out support, A-GPS and more. There is also a photo and video editor, PDF reader with iBooks, and virtual storage service with iCloud.

The iPhone 5 is unmistakably one of the best smart phones on the market today, and with each edition, Apple reclaims the #1 spot for the most popular, and fastest selling mobile phone on the market. With plenty of other competitors in it’s price range, the iPhone 5 is a solid contender thanks to it’s abundance of features, and it’s sleek design.

This post was written by Chloe Parker, editor for, where you can read about the latest Apple and smartphone news and rumors.

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