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If you haven’t read it yet, your read it now! Nokia was bought by Microsoft. Of course Apple has it own phone hardware division. Google bought Motorola for it’s phone hardware division (still using Asus for tablet though) and Microsoft needed to find the right partner to make Windows Phone successful and become a staple. Well. This is how I see it played out…… Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion to secure to rising future of the Windows Phone business plan. Hey! Google did it with Motorola. But I think ther purchase was too early since Motorola had limited world market penetration. As of last month, Motorola phones Read more

I wrote a few days ago about the get the free 50 GB cloud storage for your high-resolution picture on your Nokia Lumia 1020 or any other Windows Phone. However there are some reports that the app crashes when you are trying to launch it. And yes, you are not the only one. But my son Matthijs actually found the fix for this. If you have the problem that the AT&T Locke a pp on your Windows Phone is not launching anymore, we have the fix for you. You probably went to the Background task in the application settings and turned off the AT&T Locker app so it wouldn’t allow Read more

I have my Nokia Lumia 1020 now for about half a day and I love the Nokia Pro Cam app. However using the camera button to instantly wake up the camera app is not really working as it supposed to be. By default the Nokia Pro Cam app is the default lens on your Nokia Lumia 1020 camera app. It launches fine each time with the camera button when your phones screen is turned off. However there is one instance it won’t wake up right away as it supposed to do like with the default Windows Phone 8 camera app. When you use a pin to unlock your phone the Read more

Well, I just received my Nokia Lumia 1020 and noticed how more vibrant the Yellow tiles were on my home screen. I really thought this is a great improvement on the screen quality. However hidden somewhere in the settings is a special Nokia setting that allows you to change the vibrancy of  the colors on your Nokia Lumia 1020. First I thought it was possible to change the tint of one specific theme color in the theme settings, but nope, it wasn’t possible. So then I allowed myself to think that the quality of the screen which now is AMOLED was so much better compared to my Nokia Lumia 920 Read more

I was just browsing Ebay to see for how much those Nokia Lumia 1020, that appeared as demo units in the AT&T store would go for. But I noticed that there is a Candy Shell  type case listed for the Nokia Lumia 1020 for just $5. Not only that, they kind of promise a delivery on or before Wednesday July 24th. However I am a little leery about this since that most times these cheap, but good, cases come from Asia and take a while before you see it your mailbox. The cases come in 7 possible covers for $5.09 each with free standard shipping. The colors are : Black Read more

I wrote an article earlier this week explaining how the storage management works on the new Nokia Lumia 1020 since it stores a 38 and a 5 MP file of the images you take with the integrated Pro Camera Lens app.  Well it turns out that the 38 MP version of your main image you will take can only be backed up by copy and pasting it from your device while connected as a drive to your PC.  All the other versions of that images will  be backed-up to your SkyDrive. However if you have an AT&T Windows Phone, AT&T has their own SkyDrive  like service called AT&T Locker. AT&T Read more

Today I was present at the launch of the new highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 1020. You probably have read and seen already many article from my colleagues at WPCentral and WMPoweruser. However I was able to talk to a product manager and tested and talked more into depth about how the storage and back up works on these amazing high resolution pictures. First of all the the camera will take only these high resolution pictures with the Pro Camera Lens app. This lens app will give you full control on many levels similar to a DSLR camera.  The Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image, and Read more

My  fellow Microsoft MVP Windows Phone Consumer Pino Paparone has done it again. Last time he made a comparison video of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Titan II. But now he has made a comparison video of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Apple iPhone 5. The video below was taken like last time on a moving train. However this time it was raining outside. But you can clearly see that the iPhone 5 video quality is losing all the colors you actually want to see. The Nokia Lumia 920 has gotten great reviews and is in high demand. Not a bad thing of course. This video is another testament that the Read more

With the Nokia Lumia 920 hitting the store shelves some great feedback is hitting all sort of media channels. A good friend of mine and fellow Microsoft MVP Windows Phone Consumer Pino Paparone has made a great comparison video of a Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Titan II taking a video at the same time  through a window on a moving train. The video below clearly shows that the 8.7 megapixel camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 outperforms the 16 megapixel HTC Titan II with Windows Phone 7.5.  The shot is much more steady and the picture is so much clearer. I am anxcitiously waiting on our Read more

On September 5th Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range. Today, they announced that the highly anticipated Lumia 920 flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be available exclusively through AT&T at a price of $99.99 with a new two-year contract, available on November 9th with preorders beginning November 7th. For a limited time and while supplies last, AT&T will also include a wireless charging plate – free of charge – with each purchase of a Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 920 features Nokia’s patented PureView technology with excellent low-light camera performance and fun Cinemagraph features as well as Read more