Great Read: Nokia Lumia 710 vs HTC Radar 4g GO!

19 Jan

Phonedog released two indepth videos comparing the Nokia Lumia 710 and the HTC Radar 4g which are two mid-ranged Windows Phone devices on Tmobile.

Check them out below:

 

 

 

Source: Phonedog Via: Wmpoweruser

 

 

 

 

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HTC TITAN 2 4G LTE 16MP Camera Announced For AT&T

10 Jan

Official HTC Announcement For The HTC TITAN 2:

HTC’s LTE Portfolio Expands With Fourth LTE Smartphone; Latest Windows Phone from HTC to Run on AT&T’s 4G LTE Network in U.S.

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 9, 2012 —At the 2012 International CES, HTC Corp. today introduced the HTC TITAN II as the company’s first Windows Phone to run on a 4G LTE network. Available in the coming months to AT&T customers, the smartphone includes the largest display among Windows Phones, an advanced 16-megapixel digital camera and access to 4G LTE* speeds.

“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”

The HTC TITAN II comes equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display for an optimized viewing experience when watching movies, playing games or enjoying photos and videos. The HTC TITAN II offers quick and easy access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox LIVE.

Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC TITAN II features a 16-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC TITAN II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions; for instance, panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action photography. The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera, as well as on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi with its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Access to AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE network paired with Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 processor, enables the HTC TITAN II to deliver fast Web surfing, streaming and downloading. This new powerful smartphone will also feature a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery to support the robust mobile experience on one of the fastest 4G LTE networks.

Featuring the latest version of Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II enhances connectivity, efficiency and productivity for busy consumers with its large on-screen keyboard and instant access to Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile. The Live Tile display brings friend and family groups to life and delivers the latest updates and news from popular social networks directly to the home screen. HTC TITAN II customers will also be able to download a number of exclusive HTC applications for free within Windows Marketplace through HTC Hub.

The HTC TITAN II is expected to become available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. in the coming months.

*Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

About HTC Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

For media inquiries, please contact: Waggener Edstrom for HTC htcpr@waggeneredstrom.com 425-638-7000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            425-638-7000     end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Source: HTC

The Nokia Lumia 900’s 4G LTE Device Coming To AT&T

10 Jan

Here is the official press release:

Las Vegas, US – Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nokia and AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900, the first of Nokia’s Windows® Phone-based range to feature high-speed LTE* connectivity. With Nokia’s largest display, the Nokia Lumia 900 delivers a rich content experience from a phone that still fits easily in your hand.
Coming exclusively to AT&T in the coming months in cyan and matte black, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display for rich, bright images both indoors and out, faster connection speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology, and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery for enjoying content all day.
The primary camera includes Nokia’s exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. In addition, the Nokia Lumia 900 includes a front-facing camera boasting a large aperture and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality video calling, right out of the box.

Nokia’s third Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 builds on Lumia’s head-turning design on the outside and a rich social and Internet experience on the inside. People Hub is the quickest way to connect with friends with Live Tiles for real-time updates and a fast Web browsing experience with Internet Explorer Mobile.

“The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia’s global smartphone strategy,” said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas. “The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the US.”
The Nokia Lumia 900 benefits from a range of leading content experiences:
– The AT&T U-verse Mobile** app lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and watch hit TV shows while on the go. The U-verse Mobile library includes more than 100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.
– Nokia Drive, available to download from Windows Phone Marketplace, provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS navigation device.
– The exclusive ESPN sports hub is pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, and provides a one-stop sports application for news, videos and scores.
– The CNN App for Windows Phones provides the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe and direct access to iReport, CNN’s participatory news community. Launching globally for free in the next month, the CNN App will be exclusive to Nokia users for 90 days.
– The Univision App will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 18 months, delivering unique and exclusive Spanish-language content experiences, including Univision entertainment, sports and soccer coverage, plus news, cooking and local content for different U.S. markets – all in one App.
– A partnership with EA to bring over 20 of the world’s most popular games to the Windows Phone marketplace, coming first to Nokia Lumia devices.
“Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge battery people can do more without worrying about recharging,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T.

“Together, we are working to supercharge the ecosystem around the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Windows Phone platform.”
*Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
**U-Verse Mobile: Access to select content requires qualifying U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee, and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection. Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV subscription and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.

Spend The Night With Windows Phone In D.C. Party,Well, Let’s Just Say It….WAS FUN!

10 Nov

We went to the Spend The Night With Windows Phone in Washington, DC with every intent of exercising our noobSavvy journalistic skills.

It only took five minutes after entering the Modern Lounge for us to realize that was not going to happen and honestly that was a good thing!

A disc jockey, a full bar and buffet tables filled with potato skins, crab dip and strawberries all add up to fun, fun, fun.

The Modern is a lounge in the ever so popular Georgetown district in Washington D.C. and the perfect venue to allow folk to sit, gather and chat with a hands on experience about the new Windows Phones which included the HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash, Fujitsu IS12T and the HTC Radar. Five people at the event using the hashtag WPDC in their tweets were chosen by the Microsoft team to receive a HTC Titan or Samsung Focus S.

We weren’t lucky to win one let me make that clear right now.

The Microsoft team worked the crowd( and yes it was a pretty large crowd) very well inviting questions and offering users the opportunity to test out live phones with tons of features readily available. We can tell you we were honestly expecting a completely different environment then what we walked into and we have to say we were pleasantly surprised. There will be other events to explore our noobSavvy journalistic skills we are just more than happy that last night was not that night.

Avatar Xbox Ad Still The Funniest WP Ad

5 Nov

 

One of noobSavvy’s all time favorites of the first generation Windows Phone ads is the the Xbox Avatar doing his sexy dance. Check it out and let us know if it gives you the chuckles.

Source: Windows Phone YouTube Channel

noobSavvy’s YouTube Channel Is Alive And Well

5 Nov

noobSavvy’s YouTube Channel has gone live and we welcome your suggestions to help the Windows Phone noob community continue to grow.

Head on over and subscribe to our new YouTube channel and feel free to leave a comment. We will be adding new features to the site and look forward to uploading your fan made Windows Phone “I’m noobSavvy” videos!

noobSavvy’s YouTube Channel

 

 

Great Reads: 4 Indepth Nokia Lumia 800 Reviews

5 Nov

We have listed 4 great reviews of the Nokia Lumia 800 coming to Europe and hopefully the Americas really soon with front facing cameras I might add from WPCentral, WinRumors, The Verge and Engadget websites. Please note that each review points out the Lumia 800’s pros and cons but we believe they are fair and truly gives you an indepth look into this beautifully made device.

WPCentral ‘s Review:

“The Nokia Lumia 800 is the final result of hard work and active development in the time that was available since they announced the partnership with Microsoft earlier this year. Nokia has stated that 2012 will be the year to look out for innovative hardware, powerful handsets (with possibly dual-core chips) and much more. The Lumia family also includes the 710, a more affordable option.

The Lumia 800 is a solid phone with a unibody and a single piece of
injection-moulded polycarbonate. The Gorilla toughened glass appears to “fold”
into the chasis to provide the design a smooth surface. The screen is a
ClearBlack AMOLED display, which ensures there’s enough attention focused on
what’s being projected. The technology used in construction allows the Lumia 800 to be used in sun light. Being powered by a 1.4Ghz chip and fueled by a 1450mAh battery, the Nokia Lumia 800 is a perfect handset for those who are arriving to the platform or looking to upgrade.”

Continue with WPCentral’s Full Review Here

 

WinRumor’s Review:

“Nokia’s new Lumia 800 is the company’s first entry into Microsoft’s mobile land. The highly anticipated handset is the flagship Nokia Windows Phone and will carry the company over the crucial holiday season. Nokia has backed the handset up with a multi-million pound advertising campaign, featuring adverts across the web, newspapers, TV and billboards. Nokia has also invested in important in-store advertising to help get the Lumia 800 into the hands of consumers. The Lumia 800 lacks some of Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7.5 features but does this matter?”

Continue with WinRumor’s Full Review Here

 

 

 

The Verge’s Review:

“Reviewing the Lumia 800 is a hard and, dare I say, unprecedented task. Never
before have we seen a phone like Nokia’s N9 — a benchmark setter in some design aspects, yet a complete dead end in terms of software ecosystem — and now the 800 arrives ensconced in a nearly identical physical body. How do you begin to grade a device that feels, superficially at least, like a cuckoo — a parasite occupying the shell that rightfully belongs to another? Well, you probably start by dispensing with such romantic notions and treating the Nokia Lumia 800 as what it is: a Windows Phone 7.5 handset with a competitive, if unremarkable, spec sheet and the full backing of Nokia’s engineering, development, and marketing might.

The similarities shared between Nokia’s Harmattan and Windows Phone devices aren’t actually the most pertinent topic of inquiry here. What will truly matter to end users of the Lumia 800 is how much of an upgrade this new flagship phone represents relative to previous, Symbian-powered generations of Nokia hardware and, potentially, the rest of the current Windows Phone crop. Whether you’re actively contemplating jumping aboard the good ship Microkia or just a curious onlooker.”

Read The Verge’s Full Review Here

 

Engadget’s Review:

“You might hear it said that Nokia is on a knife-edge, and that this old king of mobiles will live or die based on the success of its latest flagship phone. We love melodrama as much as the next guy, but such talk is overplaying it. Sure, the great manufacturer has its troubles, and yes, the Lumia 800 bears a heavy burden of responsibility on its 3.7-inch shoulders. However, now that Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop has set his company on a new path, there will no doubt be a slew of new products — both hardware and software — over the next few years. In fact, the Lumia 800 was probably rushed to market, having been designed and built within the space of six months and intended as a placeholder for greater things to come. Nokia simply grabbed the overall design of its orphaned N9 handset, threw it together with Windows Phone Mango and then whatever the Finnish is for baddaboom, baddabing. So, does the Lumia feel rushed? Or is this the first stirring of something special?”

Read Engadget’s Full Review Here

Thanks to WPCentral, WinRumors, The Verge and Engadget for the insightful and detailed Nokia Lumia 800 reviews.

Sources: WPCentral, WinRumors, The Verge, Engadget

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