Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 handset is made official, parallel to 820

The Nokia Lumia 920 is not the only phone released today at Nokia’s press conference, including the Nokia Lumia 820. You’ve probably been wondering what the difference is between the 100 digits upgrade, well here are the specs of a non-budget friendly smartphone unlikely the former: dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, WXGA (1,280 x 768)  4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, 2,000mAh battery, and a 8 MP back-camera. This smartphone will be Nokia‘s flagship phone for the meanwhile, in of course a color variety and LTE/ HSPA+ variants.

Source: Engadget 

Nokia Lumia 820, a Windows Phone 8 handset is released, budget in mind

We have been waiting for this moment a long time, a Windows Phone 8 handset has been released for the first time. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a budget-friendly phone that was released today at a Nokia press conference. The Nokia phone specs are as following:  1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch 800 x 480 ClearBlack OLED  display, 8 MP back-camera, VGA front- camera,  and 8GB of on-board storage. And if that doesn’t suit your taste it comes in red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black, with LTE and HSPA+ separate models.

Source: Engadget

Windows 7 surpasses XP; Mac OS X takes a lead in front of Vista, without looking back

OS Stats Aug 2012

The operating system world war, has engulfed as all, from Windows to Mac. New August 2012 statistics show that Windows 7 has finally passed Windows XP, after years of convincing people to upgrade, Microsoft grins. However, on the other hand, Mac OS X has also taken a step forward in front of Vista, after years of Apple trying to mass market its Mac operating system. For me personally i’m always rooting for Windows, as when it’s time to work, you can always count on Windows to get the job done. Finally, for all you Linux fans out there you still have some share of the market. Take a look up top to see those numbers.

Source: TNW

First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 is debuted

Windows 8 Xbox Games

 

With Windows 8 coming out in about  a month from now, Microsoft has been cutting loose strings on the project. One of them is the first wave of Xbox games that will be featured on Windows 8. These games will include some of Windows classics and some more hip ones (like Angry Birds, JetPack JoyRid, Cut the Rope). Check out the full list below, which includes over 40 games (29 are from Microsoft Studios).

  • A World of Keflings
  • Adera: Episode 1
  • Adera: Episode 2
  • Adera: Episode 3
  • Angry Birds
  • Angry Birds Space
  • Big Buck Hunter Pro
  • BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  • Collateral Damage
  • Crash Course GO
  • Cut the Rope
  • Disney Fairies
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Field & Stream Fishing
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Gravity Guy
  • Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • IloMilo
  • iStunt 2
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Kinectimals Unleashed
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Monster Island
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  • Pinball FX 2
  • Reckless Racing Ultimate
  • Rocket Riot 3D
  • Shark Dash
  • Shuffle Party
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Taptiles
  • Team Crossword
  • The Harvest HD
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Wordament
  • Zombies!!!
 Source: Windows Blog

 

Nokia Lumia 820, AKA Nokia Arrow, photos leaked

Nokia Lumia 820 (Arrow)

It seems like just as you buy your new smartphone, you hear that an even better one is just being released soon. This might be the case here today, as photos of the Nokia Arrow (Nokia Lumia 820) are released from a Chinese website. However, one of the funny things about these images are that, on the bottom right corner it claims the phone only has 335 MB of RAM. This is probably due to it being a prototype, we hope. One thing we do know though, is that it will most likely be running Windows 8 (shock).

Source: WPoweruser

Windows 8 Evaluation is now available for download, free 90-day trial

Windows 8 UI

As we’re heading closer to October, Windows 8’s release date, we’ve been granted a 90-day evaluation for the new operating system. As of now, you’re able to download Windows 8 Enterprise for free, and check out all the cool Windows apps, plus more. However, you don’t need to worry, as when you’re trial ends you’ll be able to upgrade to the full and retail version of Windows 8. So if you’re ready to jump in to Windows 8 click the source link below and have fun.

Source: Windows 8

Microsoft Surface tablet possibly priced at $199, release date October 26th

Microsoft Surface Tablet

As we are heading closer to the early fall, where a lot of new gadget are being debuted, Microsoft has still to decide Surface tablet’s price tag. There have been backed up rumors that the tablet will be priced at $199 as Acer has been begging Microsoft to increase the price. The reason behind the plea is that Microsoft will be selling the tablets at a loss and will hope to earn its massive profits from accessories and add-ons to Windows 8. However, Acer cannot afford to do that, as their company’s cash reserves are dwarfed when standing next to Microsoft’s and they don’t even own the operating system. Although hopefully, for consumers sake it will be priced a $200. In other words, for $200 its a no-brainer purchase, if they decide to sell it at around $500, people will consider it, but at $1000 (around the same price as ultra-books) there’s no way that anyone would buy it, unless they have cash to spare. Finally, on October 26th we’ll hear how much our wallet will have to cry out when empty them.

Source: Cnet

Gartner: Worldwide mobile sales takes a hit by 2.3 percent, as people wait for the new iPhone

 

Apple iPhone release

More and more hype is formed around the new iPhone as more leaks are found. Worldwide mobile sales on the other hand, unlike the iPhone specs, has evidence that people actually care as much as you do. Gartner a technological research company has released some expected statistics about worldwide mobile sales. Although, the 2.3 percent drop in mobile sales cannot all be credited towards the anticipated new iPhone, as other major phone companies are releasing some flagships in the early fall. Finally, no matter what you choose, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Windows Phone 8, ..etc. your purchase will always be tried to be predicted, today or in the future.

Source: Engadget

 

Microsoft Office Store(Beta) open for the masses, no need to bring that credit card, yet

Microsoft has officially launched its Office Store (Beta) for all things Office and SharePoint. Downloading content is as easy as 123, because there’s no requirement to sign-up. Meanwhile, Microsoft for some reason hasn’t decided to allow purchasing of Apps currently. But who knows, everything can change as long as it’s in beta form.  Check it out here.

Supported products:

Source: Office Store