Category: Nokia


Nokia Canada promises new Lumia devices for later this year

Nokia Canada has promised to release new Lumia devices besides the already-announced Lumia 635 this year, reassuring loyal fans that it is still very much involved in the country’s smartphone ecosystem. Nokia hasn’t released a high-end device in Canada since the Lumia 1020 last summer while big launches like the Lumia 1520, Icon and 930 have


Windows Phone

Nokia begins rolling out Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 updates, coming soon to Canada

Nokia has unveiled the rollout schedule for its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia Cyan update, which will eventually come to all Canadian-sold Lumia devices running WP8. The update folds in Microsoft’s general Windows Phone 8.1 improvements with some Lumia-specific functionality, such as improved Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Storyteller, as well as a new Device Hub, which



Microsoft cutting support for Windows Phone 7.8 in early September

If your carrier hasn’t already abandoned that aging Windows Phone 7 device, Microsoft is set to put the final nail in that coffin in early September. Mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 will end on September 9th, leaving devices like the LG Optimis 7, Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 without continuing support for



Microsoft unveils the Android-powered Nokia X2

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the successor to the Nokia X, the aptly-named X2. The device runs a customized version of Android 4.3, but looks similar to Windows Phone 8, and is targeted to the “next billion” people. The device’s price tag is set at €99 (about $150) and sports a 4.3-inch 800×480 “ClearBlack” display



Nokia Camera gets a high-resolution boost on Lumia devices

It’s been a quiet few weeks from Nokia since its Devices & Services division was absorbed by Microsoft — the remaining portion of the company released an Android launcher, if you can believe it — but the company is back with a huge update for its Camera app. The Nokia Camera app has continued to impress



Nokia Lumia 635 coming to Rogers and TELUS

Windows Phone in Canada has been a rare breed. While we wait for manufacturers to produce handsets, many customers who desire to use this OS have been limited to one of Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. This year will apparently see new devices from both LG and Samsung, but in the meantime we can look forward to



Apple steals away one of Nokia’s PureView sensor innovators

Likely lost in the hubbub of the potential Beats deal this week is the fact that Ari Partinen, one of PureView’s inventors over at Nokia, is moving to Apple. Now that Microsoft wholly owns Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it was inevitable that some personnel shifting would happen, but this is a big gain for Apple. Partinen



Nokia to focus on front-facing camera with upcoming ‘Superman’ handset

HTC currently has the wide-angle “selfie” cam market on lockdown, but Nokia is set to challenge its supremacy with a Windows Phone 8.1-powered device later in the year. According to The Verge, Nokia’s ‘Superman’ model will be a 4.7-inch mid-range device with a 5MP front-facing camera, though it’s unclear whether the lens will be wide-angle like