Listen, companies, if you want to sell us stuff, we’ve got to trust that you’re representing your products honestly. Which makes this a good time to call out Nokia for doing just the opposite of that, by faking video footage purportedly shot on its new Lumia 920 in an ad bragging about how awesome the phone’s camera is. Yeah, it’s awesome — because it was shot with a professional camera.
Smartphones that use the Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system haven’t exactly made a dent in the market share enjoyed by iPhone and Android devices. And yet, Microsoft has refused to throw in the towel, hoping to entice new users with today’s introduction of Windows Phone 8. Alas, if you’re one of the few people who have been holding on to your Windows Phone for when the new OS came out, you’re out of luck.
Nokia is super proud of its AT&T Lumia 900, which has seen some pretty strong sales since its debut, but unfortunately there’s already a problem. The company is moving swiftly to counteract a software glitch in the Windows-based phone, and offering anyone who’s already bought the phone a few options to make amends.
Just in case you should happen to miss either incessant beeping, a loud ringtone or an insistent vibration in your pocket/purse, why not just get a tattoo that would receive alerts directly from your phone and vibrate to let you know someone has something very important to say? Nokia wants to make that a reality.
In a few hours, the folks at the Consumer Electronics Show will fling open the doors to the Las Vegas Convention Center and a crowd the size of a small city will begin gawking and toying with the latest in doodads and whatsthats. But for the second year in a row, me and my trusty camera phone were able to convince someone I had a reason to be on the show floor so I could snap a handful of last-minute preparation pics before anyone caught on to my antics.
The site 24/7 Wall Street makes an annual tradition of predicting which brands will disappear in the coming year. Next year, they predict the demise of such diverse brands as Saab, American Apparel, Sears, Kellogg’s Corn Pops, and Soap Opera Digest.
Nokia takes the piss out of iPhone 4 in a new blog post that asks, “How do you hold your Nokia?” One of the problems with the new iPhone 4 is that if your hands are sweaty and you grip it holding the antenna band it loses reception. A Nokia, the blog says, can be held by the thumb and finger, by balancing it, cupping it, or the four edge grip. Or really any grip at all.
While Microsoft is still basking in the glow of the announcement of their new Windows Phone 7 software, the company isn’t just hoping to wedge its way into the mobile market by selling a platform for other people to put on non-Microsoft hardware. According to a new report, Microsoft is in the market for an existing smartphone company to jump start their efforts.