Nokia is having a very difficult time competing in the smartphone market. The company has bet big on Windows Phone 8 and so far the operating system has failed to catch on in a significant way. Nokia has announced that it has canceled its plans to participate in CES 2013.
The company says that instead it will focus on Mobile World Congress happening in Spain at the end of February. I have to wonder if the move is a sign that Nokia might be leaning more towards focusing on Europe than the United States.
This might also be a sign that Nokia has no big devices in the works for early 2013. It could also mean that Nokia is working on a new device to become its flagship offering and simply doesn't want to repeat what happened at CES 2012. At CES 2012 Nokia unveiled the N900 only to see the actual launch of the phone delayed significantly from its introduction.
IntroductionThe Sony Xperia E1 is a cheap phone – about as affordable as Sony makes. It's small, doesn't have all that many cutting-edge features and can't afford to be quite as stylish as its big brother the Sony Xperia Z2.However, there are benefits to a phone like this. As it is not covered in glass you don't have to worry so much about it shattering should you drop the thing. And even if something bad does happen to the l ... Source: TechRadar UK
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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is still somewhat of an enigma, but things may become a lot clearer next week.It seems the Galaxy Alpha will end up being slightly shrunken Galaxy S5 with the body shape of the Galaxy S2, and according to SamMobile it'll be made official on August 5.The site's inside information pegs the Galaxy Alpha release date slightly ahead of the mid-August rumours we've seen from previous leaks.Full metal jacketThe exci ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar1 day ago, 9:02am CDT
Today, Microsoft announces the first major update for Windows Phone 8.1, called Update 1. It introduces new features and improvements over the version which the software giant unveiled earlier this year at Build 2014, and makes way for Cortana to arrive in new markets.
In Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft adds Live Folders, allowing users to group live tiles on the Start screen. Like the name suggests, it is able to display updating information on i ... Source: BetaNews
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Being a tech enthusiast is usually synonymous with being out of shape. Thinking back to the movie Revenge of the Nerds, it was clear that computer users were weaklings. As time marched on from the 80's, tech nerds went from simply being weak, to being fat too. Yes, we tech nerds like to sit in chairs and eat bad food. Of course, I'm generalizing; I am positive there are physically fit computer nerds. With that said, I ... Source: BetaNews
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Introduction and designUpdate: We've spent some time with the Motorola Moto G 4G which, apart from the superfast connectivity, only differs in price and the inclusion of a microSD slot. We've updated our review to reflect the new model.Motorola kicked off its global smartphone revival with the keenly priced Moto G handset, and it's now available with 4G too in the form of the Moto G 4G.The Moto G is a mid-range handset with a low-end pr ... Source: TechRadar UK
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Microsoft has been touting its new virtual assistant, Cortana, as a personal aid that learns more about you the more you interact with it. In its latest ad, the company is out to prove Cortana is much smarter and more practical than Apple's Siri. During the ad, the narrator asks a series of questions to an iPhone 5s and Nokia Lumia 635 at the same time. When he asks the phones to remind him to say ... Source: Business Insider
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We live in the future.
That's not my phrase; it is my daughter Madeleine's invention. True, the monorails remain few and far between, but every once in a while I get a reminder that some of what was once science fiction is no longer fiction.
Recently, I got to spend a bit of time with a physicist and physician who says she is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology. H ... Source: Market Place
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Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the commercial shows Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 635 as the narrator makes commands related around a wedding anniversary. First, the narrator asks Cortana to remind h ... Source: Mac RumorsFull article at: Mac Rumors4 days ago, 2:56am CDT
Why tech is on the verge of changing the political process foreverIt's a bleak time to be young. The 30-something-and-below generation is facing huge debts, long hours, low pay and an ever-disappearing retirement age.The cost of higher education in 2014 would've been enough to buy a three bedroom house 30 years ago. When a graduate enters the workforce, they can either look forward to being used as a political football, or a punching bag ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar5 days ago, 8:00am CDT
It’s been another great week in the world of gadgets, and now we’re close to the end it’s time to look back and check out our favourite stories. From gaming tablets to smartphones, smartwatches and wearables, there’s been absolutely loads going on throughout the week. So read on to catch up on all the news from the past few days.
Smartphones for football fans!
Football fans and smartphones may not usually go hand-in-hand, but Huawei wants to c ... Source: Fifth Gear
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