Yesterday saw another realization of a strategy where Microsoft and its partners continue to approach building market share by competing with android on low end devices. Huawei in conjunction with Microsoft and Airtel held a launch event in Lagos Nigeria for the budget friendly emerging market focused Windows Phone 8 W1. We have previously written about the [...]
A new app Itsdagram which is basically a 3rd-party, full featured Instagram client for Windows phone, is now available for Windows Phone users to download. The app description states that it’s “the only fully featured Instagram client on the market. Register, upload, comment, like, follow, find your Facebook friends” The features of the app include: [...]
Cross-platform messaging and Skype competitor, Viber has pushed out an update for its app on the Windows Phone 8 platform. The new update brings with it the ability to make High Definition audio calls, group chats with up to 40 people, ability to pin chats to the homescreen, lockscreen notifications and photo sharing. If you have [...]
@anontechleaks, is reporting via tweets and a couple of screenshots that Instagram,Real Racing 3 and Temple Run—three huge titles that Windows Phone desperately needs are on their way to the platform and will be available sometime in May. According to the leaks, Real Racing 3 evidently requires 1.7GB of free space, putting it probably in 800MB [...]
Yesterday at MWC, Nokia unveiled a four new devices– the Lumia 720, Lumia 520, the nokia 105 and 301 mostly targeted at the mid and low range spending bracket. Lumia 720: Made for über-social types prone to late night party shots, self-portraits and multimedia uploads, this 4.3-inch device builds on the polycarbonate unibody of its [...]
If you have got a Windows Phone 8 device, here’s some interesting news. The Windows Phone 8 (build 10211) a.k.a ”Portico” OS updates have begun rolling out over the air across various regions, Nigeria inclusive. The ‘Portico’ update fixes some earlier reported stability issues (random resets and freezes) and adds some new features including SMS call reject, mass select, SMS drafts, persistent Wi-Fi connection [...]
Microsoft today announced the its collaboration with Chinese manufacturers Huawei to introduce a variant of the latter’s Ascend W1 designed specifically for Africa and aptly called “4Africa”. The Windows Phone 8 running device which will cost just $150 (roughly N23,000) will initially be available in Angola, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. [...]
Nokia out of the blue just announced a new budget member of its windows phone 8 lumia line of smartphones in Paris today — the Lumia 620. The new Lumia will cost $249 dollars (before tax) when it becomes available in January next year, first in Asia, then expanding to Europe, the Middle East and [...]
As reported some days ago, the Nokia lumia 920 and 820 were introduced to the Nigerian market earlier today at a launch event at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island Lagos. At the launch, the Vice President, Nokia West Africa, James Rutherfoord told the gathering that Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 were ready for business [...]
Yesterday, Joe Belfiore, Manager of the Windows phone program took turns with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO on stage with help from Hollywood actress Jessica Alba to introduce Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8 to the world. The main push that was stressed is how the new OS is built around the user and [...]
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