Nokia Lumia 920 First Impressions

When the Nexus 4 was announced, I decided that would be my next phone, so I liquidated as many other phones as I could to get the cash together. This included my Galaxy Nexus (since obviously I would be replacing it). I chose to keep my Nokia Lumia 800, partially because it was a giftContinue reading “Nokia Lumia 920 First Impressions”

Thoughts On Windows Phone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 920

It was over a year ago when Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) arrived on my HTC HD7. I shared my thoughts on that update, taking a look at things that worked well, and where Microsoft was still sucking it up. I’ve been using Windows Phone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 920 for a few days now,Continue reading “Thoughts On Windows Phone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 920”

Making Do With Windows Phone

This isn’t the first time I’ve used a Windows Phone device – I’ve previously tested the Nokia Lumia 710 and the HTC HD7. However, I’ve got a Lumia 800 now, and while I wait for the Nexus 4 to launch, I’ll be using this as my primary device. If you aren’t familiar with the LumiaContinue reading “Making Do With Windows Phone”

Microsoft Testing Curved Onscreen Keyboard

One thing that I’ve covered quite a few times here is the idea of alternative inputs for our various gizmos and gadgets. Six years ago, you had two options – T9 alpha-numeric keypads or full QWERTY. While that’s still mostly what you have now, we’ve shifted the hardware QWERTY keyboards to onscreen versions, and onlyContinue reading “Microsoft Testing Curved Onscreen Keyboard”

OF COURSE Nokia Has A Contingency Plan

There’s quite a bit of hoopla in the blogosphere today as an interview with Nokia’s Chairman, Risto Siilasmaa has begun to hit the airwaves. Despite Elop’s insistence that ‘Plan B is to make sure that Plan A is successful’, Siilasmaa cleanly stated that Nokia definitely has a contingency plan. From there, the tech journalists andContinue reading “OF COURSE Nokia Has A Contingency Plan”

Does Nokia Do Windows Phone Better?

As a long-time Nokia fanboy, the minute they announced their shift from Symbian to Windows Phone, I picked up a Windows Phone device, the HTC HD7, to try out this new-fangled system. I’d used Windows Mobile before and hated it, but Windows Phone is entirely different. You can click through to read my first thoughtsContinue reading “Does Nokia Do Windows Phone Better?”

My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 2

Yesterday I detailed my third Klout Perk, this one from Windows Phone that included a free Windows Phone device, along with VIP access to a private party and concert in Dallas with Young The Giant. You can read about the party here, but today I want to talk about the device. I also want toContinue reading “My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 2”

My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 1

Klout has been a hot topic lately, with many social media folks declaring it bunk, crazy, and making a big hooey about deleting their accounts. Instead, I’ve been exploring it, trying to find the value. While this is interesting to me as a consumer, it’s also directly related to my job as Social Media CommunityContinue reading “My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 1”

Nokia Should N-Gage With Xbox Live

Now that Nokia has finally launched a Windows Phone device, they need to begin making inroads in that ecosystem. One of the first opportunities that comes to my mind is gaming. Nokia has a weird history with mobile gaming. They were one of the first companies to put games on phones (Snake) and one ofContinue reading “Nokia Should N-Gage With Xbox Live”

Thoughts On Windows Phone Mango On The HTC HD7

When Nokia announced that it was going to partner with Microsoft and start using Windows Phone as the smartphone platform of choice (at least in the U.S.), I was floored, but I also knew that if Nokia was so confident in this platform, then I needed to get a Windows Phone device and start checkingContinue reading “Thoughts On Windows Phone Mango On The HTC HD7”