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Windows Phone 7.5: Nokia Lumia 900 Tango Update Now Live

via Nokia Converstaions: As part of our ongoing commitment to our Lumia owners, today we’ve announced the availability of a software update that brings numerous enhancements to the Nokia Lumia 900 in the United States and Canada.

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Update 7.10.8773.98

  • Messaging. Adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes, and ringtones to text messages.
  • Other quality improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

This update is not available in all markets or for all phones.

Update 7.10.8107.79

  • On-screen keyboard. Fixes an issue to prevent the keyboard from disappearing during typing.
  • Email. Fixes a Google mail syncing issue.
  • Location. Fixes a location access issue. With this fix, the Me feature in the People Hub sends anonymous information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers to Microsoft only if you agree to allow the Check In function to access and use location information.
  • Security. Revokes digital certificates from DigiCert Sdn Bhd to address an encryption issue.
  • Email threads. Fixes an email issue related to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. With this fix, when you reply to or forward a message, the original message is now included in your response.
  • Voicemail. Fixes a voicemail notification display issue that occurs on some European and Asian networks under certain conditions.

NOKIA Update for Windows Phone

  • Flip-to-silence feature
  • Camera performance enhancements
  • Battery performance enhancements
  • Startup sequence performance enhancements
 
 

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Nokia Releases Counters Beta App For Lumia Windows Phone Devices…Except for the Lumia 900 – on AT&T

Nokia-Counters-Windows-PhoneNokia has released the Counters Beta App, which lets you manage your calls, messaging and data use each month.

The app however does not work on the “flagship” Lumia 900 via the “premier partner network” AT&T because AT&T continues sit on the Tango update.

Awesome Nokia and AT&T. Well done…

 
 

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Tango everywhere on Windows Phone, Unless You Are On AT&T Of Course

att-logoContinuing its apparent quest to become the worst U.S. mobile network carrier for a third [2010, 2011] straight year, AT&T continues to hold back updates for its lineup of Windows Phones – including the “premier” Nokia Lumia 900, giving credence to its top honors place in the list of America’s worst phone companies. Awesome…

Meanwhile: Tango everywhere on Windows Phone – A small list of carrier updates from the last few days

 

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New Official Wallpapers for Windows Phone via Levi Freeman

Via Levi Freeman

This is the short account of the story behind how my photographs ended up on Windows Phone. It explains the beginnings, meetings and the joy of shooting with my camera knowing full well that millions of people will perhaps set them as their own lock screen wallpaper. As well as the wallpapers themselves.

I am a Graphic Designer, learning everyday, experimenting all the time. I studied at the University of the Arts London at the London College of Communication. I always loved taking pictures, it was something about the beauty of the still image and the detail that you miss when always on the move. We were encouraged at LCC to quite frequently take photographs of patterns, typography or use of colour out in the wild; that we should print and cut them out to stick them in a notebook or some sort. I took pictures of much more than that. I remember being teased by my good friend and fellow Graphic Designer Ali Freeman (no relation but she cracks the brother from another mother joke when ever we meet) that I always took macro close up shots. Those type of shots intrigued me, like looking up at the skies at night and marvelling the stars but instead looking down at what’s around you. I would be fascinated by the detail of pencil nibs, sand grains on a beach and the petals of a flower – they certainly made for good photographs.

I decided to use a one of my images on my phone as a lock screen wallpaper. My girlfriend took a liking to it and she asked to have it on her phone. She now has a rose as her lock screen wallpaper…till this day! I thought to myself “if she likes it, others may too.” So I selected some existing photos, tested them on my phone and then released them on my blog. The post is still there as well as the images…and that rose.

It transpired that not only did user’s like them, Microsoft themselves liked them so much they contacted me. The fanboy inside me almost got a heart attack, I was in disbelief. I was contacted via email by Albert Shum, the Windows Phone Design Studio General Manager at Microsoft who explained that he “really enjoy” my work, “especially the recent wallpapers” that I made for people with Windows Phones.

Conversations between me and the Windows Phone Design team developed; I was in contact frequently with Nancy Xu, the Windows Phone Design Program Manager. Through a conference call and many emails and attachments over the course of a year, my collaboration resulted in a series of lock screen wallpapers. The result of which is right here for you to download.

Use your phone (search > tap the eye for Bing Vision > point and tap the link that appears, then save to phone phone and set as wallpaper) to scan the tags or click the images below to directly download.

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Consumer Reports – “Top 7 Electronics Gifts For Dads And Grads”

Looking for a fantastic techie gift for your favorite father? Or perhaps a recent grad you’re especially fond of deserves a great gadget this year. Consumer Reports’ electronics experts picked out some of our recent favorites for your consideration.

Smart Phone
electronics_Nokia_Lumia_900-thumb-240xauto-4370The Nokia Lumia 900, which runs on AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network as well as its HSPA+ 4G network, is the best Windows phone we’ve tried so far. It also has some stunning features: a 4.3-inch AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle (28mm), large-aperture (F2.2) Carl Zeiss optics, for starters. It’s $100 with a two-year contract.

—Carol Mangis

Source: Consumer Reports

Also via Consumer Reports: First look review: Nokia Lumia 900 is the best Windows phone so far.

 

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Fan Mail Box–Via: Microsoft

Fan mailbox

Apple fan loves Windows Phone

From: Scott G.
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 1:50 PM
To: Steve Ballmer
Subject: Apple fanboy loves his Windows phone
Mr. Ballmer,

Hopefully this will get to you. Your team deserves credit for producing an excellent product in the newest version of Windows Phone. Yes, I am writing from my MacBook Pro. And I have been a fairly loyal Apple customer over the years. However, I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 and intend on keeping it. For full disclosure, I was sure to make sure it could be returned after a dismal experience with an Android phone.
My reasons for switching are:

  1. Call quality. I actually use my phone as a phone. That concept seems to get lost in many product reviews. One of my employees actually thanked me for getting rid of my iPhone as it was so much easier to hear me. I apologize for the tedium but it means a great deal to me and my business.
  2. Simplicity. My family owns five vehicles, including two Fords with Sync. The 4S didn’t support all functions in any of them. My Nokia 900 was flawless out of the box. It was refreshing to have something that just worked. I cannot afford to have my primary means of communication be a science experiment.
  3. No junk software. Speaking of science experiments, I also tried a Motorola Razr. Software that cannot be deleted and restarts itself? A company with questionable privacy rules. Software that terrified my poor in-laws? I guess if you like spending your day tinkering with your phone, it’s pretty cool. Maybe it beats playing with your Star Wars dolls?
  4. Simplicity again. Everything after set up has been painless as well. Adding apps, setting up email accounts, etc. I thought the iPhone was good. Your set up was actually smoother and took less time. Same for Wi-Fi, in-car Bluetooth, etc.
  5. Speed. The 900 doesn’t seem to lag the way the iPhone did at times. Everything seems to execute quickly. That I don’t think about it is probably the best compliment.
  6. Live Tiles. It’s a minor thing but the Metro tiles are pretty cool. I just like the look.

Best regards,
Scott G.

Via Microsoft

 

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AT&T Heavyweights: HTC One X vs. Nokia Lumia 900 (Video) via Pocketnow

Pocketnow runs the Lumia 900 and HTC One X [both on AT&T] through a thorough examination of the top Android and Windows Phone 7 devices to date in a side by side comparison to see how each holds up in the user experience arena.

AT&T Heavyweights: HTC One X vs Nokia Lumia 900
 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Computing, Gadgets, Mobile Phones

 

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