Showing posts with label Nokia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nokia. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Nokia mobile(secret codes)

On the main screen type
*#06# for checking the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
*#7780# reset to factory settings.
*#67705646# This will clear the LCD display (operator logo).
*#0000# To view software version.
*#2820# Bluetooth device address.
*#746025625# Sim clock allowed status.
*#62209526# – Display the MAC address of the WLAN adapter. This is available 

only in the newer devices that support WLAN
#pw+1234567890+1# Shows if sim have restrictions.

*#92702689# – takes you to a secret menu where you may find some of the information below:
1. Displays Serial Number.
2. Displays the Month and Year of Manufacture
3. Displays (if there) the date where the phone was purchased (MMYY)
4. Displays the date of the last repair – if found (0000)
5. Shows life timer of phone (time passes since last start)
*#3370# – Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) activation. Increase signal strength, better signal reception. It also help if u want to use GPRS and the service is not responding or too slow. Phone battery will drain faster though.
*#3370* – (EFR) deactivation. Phone will automatically restart. Increase battery life by 30% because phone receives less signal from network.
*#4720# – Half Rate Codec activation.
*#4720* – Half Rate Codec deactivation. The phone will automatically restart
If you forgot wallet code for Nokia S60 phone, use this code reset: *#7370925538#
Note, your data in the wallet will be erased. Phone will ask you the lock code. Default lock code is: 12345
Press *#3925538# to delete the contents and code of wallet.
Unlock service provider: Insert sim, turn phone on and press vol up-arrow keys) for 3 seconds, should say pin code. Press C, then press * message should flash, press * again and 04*pin*pin*pin#
*#7328748263373738# resets security code.
Default security code is 12345
*#1471# Last call (Only Vodafone)
*#21# Allows you to check the number that “All Calls” are diverted to
*#30# Lets you see the private number
*#43# Allows you to check the “Call Waiting” status of your phone.
*#62# Allows you to check the number that “Divert If Unreachable (no service)” calls are diverted to
*#67# Allows you to check the number that “On Busy Calls” are diverted to
*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330
*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores
*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature “SIM Clock Stop Allowed”, it means you will get the best standby time possible
*#7780# Restore factory settings
*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110
Displays – 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made,
3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data
12345 This is the default security code
press and hold #
Lets you switch between lines

Friday, 25 April 2014

Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft

As expected, Nokia's devices and services business has been officially acquired by Microsoft today. The date was set earlier this week, and it seals the deal the two companies entered into last September. Nokia has long been allied with Microsoft, committing fully to Windows Phone, but as explained when the merger was announced, Microsoft's new arm will continue to support feature phones like the Asha and Nokia X ranges, as well as smartphones (we'll have to wait to see what "support" means exactly). The obligatory press releases from both companies don't reveal any grand plans or shift in focus, but each side has issued some closing remarks, if you like.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said:
"Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation. Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world."
Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO who's moved over to become head of Microsoft's hardware division, penned an open letter with similar sentiment:
"As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer."
Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Leak demos Nokia Lumia 630 running Windows Phone 8.1

Following previously leaked images of the Nokia Lumia 630, a hands-on video has now cropped up online ahead of the rumoured launch at Microsoft Build next week.
The video, courtesy of Coolxap, shows the improved Windows Phone UI as well as the new Action Centre notifications panel and its five megapixel camera interface.  
The Nokia Lumia 630 is said to be packing a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 screen display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB RAM.
Although the hands-on video below looks at a black model, the Lumia 630 is expected to launch in a range of bright colours.
According to leaks, it will be the first Windows Phone with on screen buttons, rather than the physical ones found on most devices today.
Nokia has announced an event scheduled for April 2, the first day of Microsoft’s Build conference, where it’s expected to announce Windows Phone 8.1 devices such as the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930.
Rumours also suggest that other Windows Phone 8.1 devices will make an appearance such as Nokia Lumia 1820, Lumia 1525 and Lumia 1520 V.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nokia Lumia 630 expected to break cover next week

Nokia has announced that it will be holding an event at the beginning of Microsoft Build next week. It’s at that event we’re likely to get our first glimpse of the Nokia Lumia 630, along with other details such as its launch date.
With Microsoft expected to focus on Windows Phone 8.1, at the event, it’s also possible that we might get to find out the first details of the Nokia Lumia 930, codenamed Martini. The Martini is expected to be the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset.
The company hasn’t revealed what it will be showing off at the event, which will take place on Wednesday April 2nd. It has said that attendees should get ready for “more Lumia”.
The invite with the more Lumia also has the O of more replaced with a camera, a map, a compass and a smiley face. Few other details have been hinted at.
Details of the Nokia Lumia 630 first leaked in February. According to those leaks, it will be the first Windows Phone with on screen buttons, rather than the physical ones found on most devices today.
It’s also expected to come with a five megapixel camera, without a flash and be aimed at the low end of the market.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Nokia Refocus available to all WP8 Lumias

Nokia Lumia 1020

A blog post by Nokia revealed the news about Refocus – a camera app that lets users play with the focus after a picture has been taken. 
 "As we have seen with the great imaging apps like Nokia Camera before, lots of people have been asking for it and we responded", says Nokia Refocus Lead Program Manager Jens Eggert. 
"You spoke, we listened. Now anyone that owns a Lumia can enjoy the power and creativity of Nokia Refocus. It's another great example of how the Lumia you own today, keeps getting better".
The Nokia Refocus app has been well received by users achieving 4.5 stars out of 5 from 334 reviews on the Windows Phone app store as of Friday morning. 
New high-end devices such as the Samsung’s Galaxy S5, and the Sony Xperia Z2 from have similar applications.
Initially Refocus was only available for top range PureView devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 1020. 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Nokia unveils the Android-powered Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL!

Nokia’s entry into the Android space was known for months, but this was only rumoured to be one device. At Mobile World Congress today, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (fellow Canadian), surprised the masses and showcased three Nokia Android-powered devices: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.
As expected, all the devices will run a customized version of Android, built on AOSP and cuts out any Google services, and features a similar tile-based Home screen that appears on Windows Phone. All three of them will have a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, dual SIM, microSD support and 1500mAh battery.
The Nokia X sports a 4-inch IPS LCD display (800 x 480), 512MB RAM, 3MP camera and will be available in green, black, white, yellow, cyan and red. Overall dimensions are 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm with a weight of 128.66 grams. The Nokia X+ is similar to the X, but brings the memory up a notch and offers 768MB RAM and a 4GB MicroSD card in the box. Finally, the Nokia XL has a larger 5-inch display (800 x 480) and has 768MB RAM, plus gets a bump up in camera specs with a 5MP rear-facing and a the only one that has a front-facing 2MP camera.
The Nokia X devices will have access to its own suite of app from the “Nokia Store” and come pre-loaded with HERE Drive, MixRadio, BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter, plus a bevy of Microsoft services such as Skype, OneDrive, and Microsoft will also be offering up 10GB of OneDrive storage and 1-month of free Skype calls. Elop noted that “Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverage Microsoft services,” and not Google’s.
Nokia X can be purchased now in Asia Pacific, Europe, india, Latin America, the Middle-East and Africa for €89 ($136 CDN). The Nokia X+ and XL will be launching sometime in Q2 for €99 and €109 ($151 and $167 CDN). As for availability, Elop noted that all these will be available ‘globally,’ but no specific word on Canada.
On the company blog, Nokia stated that these are “the first three phones in the family,” which hints that they are committed to this lineup and will launch additional Android devices in the future.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Nokia X hands on: An ugly but surprisingly functional $120 smartphone

Nokia booth at MWC 2014. Cool tree thing.Beneath the synthetic bows of Nokia’s Mobile World Congress tree, listening to (admittedly rather nice) recorded birdsong, I played with the new Nokia X. Unfortunately, the soothing surroundings were not enough to lull me into enough of a soporific stupor that I’d actually enjoy using Nokia’s first Android-powered phone — but still, points to Nokia for trying.
the Opera browser on the Nokia X smartphone
Despite looking like a Lumia phone, the Nokia X (full tech specs here) doesn’t have the Lumia’s soft finish or rounded edges; it’s a lurid colored brick. To call the interface ugly is an understatement. There are Android launchers that ape Windows Phone’s Metro interface better than the Nokia X’s custom UI. To be fair, Nokia probably wasn’t trying to copy Windows Phone exactly — a rather hefty legal suit might ensue if Microsoft’s acquisition fell through — rather, the interface is reminiscent of older Nokia phones, such as the N9 and newer Asha line. The clock, for example, feels like it was taken straight from the N9 — Fastlane, which is kind of a notification-tray-cum-app-switcher, is borrowed from Asha.
I don’t know if it’s the device’s low-res screen (800×480 on a 4-inch screen), or the lack of sub-pixel antialiasing, but reading text on the Nokia X is reminiscent of first-gen Android devices (i.e. not pleasant). Nokia also plans to release an XL variant with a 5-inch screen at the same resolution; I can only imagine that that will look like. The rear camera, at 3 megapixels, is about as good as you’d expect.
Benchmarking the Nokia X
PC Mag has some Nokia X benchmarks, if you’re interested
It’s not all bad, though. The stock apps (which are completely devoid of anything Googley) are fine. The stock keyboard allows for gesture-based typing. There’s no Google Play app store — but if the app you’re looking for can’t be found in the Nokia Store, you’re prompted to search some third-party app stores that might have the app you want. The interface, and switching between apps, is actually quite snappy, despite the phone’s low specification (it’s still a dual-core Snapdragon at 1GHz, after all). At the Opera booth, as I poked around their version of Opera for the Nokia X, I was impressed by how smooth the interface was (even if the text makes my eyes bleed).
All in all, the Nokia X is probably a lot better than most other $100 phones out there. It appears to be well-built, has a removable battery, a micro SD card slot, and despite the UI looking rather odd, it actually works quite well. Of course it pales in comparison to the latest US-centric superphones, but the Nokia X will probably never come to the US. I suspect the Nokia X will do just fine in developing markets, where $50-100 phones and installing Android apps from third-party app stores is the norm.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Nokia releases Nokia X Android phone, runs all existing apps, costs just $120 off-contract

Nokia X rangeNokia X, frontNokia X, backHere at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Nokia has surprised everyone by actually releasing the Android-powered Nokia X smartphone. It is available today, in Europe, for €90 (about $120) off-contract. The Nokia X (codenamed Normandy) is a mid-range phone that runs the Finnish phone maker’s own flavor of Android — but, don’t worry, it runs all existing Android apps. It appears Nokia is handling it in almost exactly the same way as Amazon’s Kindle Fire (which also runs Android): Developers will be able to add their Android apps to the Nokia Store — or users can use third-party app store or sideload apps directly.
The Nokia X is a mid-range smartphone that’s oriented towards emerging markets in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. I wouldn’t be surprised if it never comes to the US. It is a dual-SIM phone with a mediocre 4-inch 800×480 screen. There’s a 3-megapixel shooter on the back, an unspecified 1GHz Qualcomm SoC, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage (upgradable via Micro SD). The phone looks a bit like a Nokia Lumia, and has roughly the same dimensions (10.4mm thick, 115mm long, 129 grams). As you can see in the images throughout this story, the Nokia X comes in a range of lurid colors (via removable backplates).

Friday, 14 February 2014

Get Free Nokia Lumia 1020 & 1520 By Trading iPhone 4/4S & Galaxy S 2

Those of you who are looking for new smartphones in exchange for previous ones should be happy to know that Microsoft has introduced a new exchange program for smartphones. If you were thinking to get a Nokia Lumia smartphone, now is your chance. In exchange for any Phone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S 2, Microsoft will provide you with a Lumia 1020 and 1520 for free!
Microsoft has introduced the trade-in program for Apple’s iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy. Those of you who want to try out a new mobile operating system (which Microsoft wants you to do), are now eligible for the trade-in program.
If you currently own an iPhone 4, Phone 4S or a Samsung Galaxy S 3; Microsoft is ready to take your phone and in return give you a brand new Lumia 1020 or 1520 depending on your choice!
Lumia 1020 & 1520
Lumia 1020 packs a staggering 41 megapixel camera, enough to put some DSLR’s to shame (pixel wise). It has Nokia’s PureView technology, Optical Image Stabilization, and amazing high-resolution zoom.
Lumia 1520 isn’t far behind, it has a great camera too with a 21 megapixel, enough to take some stunning shots.
Both these Lumia phones are a great camera phone and come with a Microsoft’s Windows operating system for mobile devices.
Microsoft LogoThis trade-in program expires on March 2, 2014. Here are some other details regarding the trade-in program from Microsoft:
  • Qualifying 2-year (new or upgrade) contract required.
  • Sales tax may apply.
  • Colors and availability varies by store.
  • Devices must be in good working condition.
  • See store associate for more detail.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone and switch to Android?

Nokia Lumia 1020, running Android 4.4 KitKatSkype, phone dialler, and other apps on Nokia's Normandy deviceNokia Lumia 920, running Windows 8I’ve just had an interesting idea (which is pretty rare at the end of a long, hard week). What if Microsoft’s new CEO,Satya Nadella, drops Windows Phone in favor of Android? This might seem crazy, given the amount of time and money that Microsoft has put into Windows Phone — but desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Adding credence to this idea is the Nokia X (codenamed Normandy) — a Lumia-style phone that runs Android. This mid-range phone, despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, still looks like it’s going to come to market this spring. Is it possible that Microsoft is waiting to see how the Nokia X does, before making a decision on the continuation of Windows Phone?
Now, there is obviously a lot of inertia against this idea. Microsoft has worked very, very hard to make Windows Phone a viable third option alongside iOS and Android. It’s not quite there, but it’s getting tantalizingly close. Presumably, Windows Phone 8.1, due out in the first half of the year, will finally push us over the “hey, this is actually really cool” threshold. Likewise, and perhaps more importantly, Microsoft has spent a lot of time and money cultivating an army of Windows Phone app developers — developers that, confronted with the runaway success of iOS and Android, probably took a lot of convincing.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Nokia’s Android smartphone looks a lot like Windows Phone, should be released in 2014

Nokia's Normandy phone interface, looks a lot like Windows PhoneNokia's Normandy hardware: Almost final, by the looks of thingsNormandy's interface, which looks a lot like Windows Phone [Image credit: Evleaks]Skype, phone dialler, and other apps on Nokia's Normandy deviceNew photos of Nokia’s upcoming Android handset, code named Normandy, have leaked — and rather oddly, it appears the standard Android UI has been stripped out and replaced with something that looks a bit like Windows Phone. In a separate leak, it would appear that the Normandy hardware design, which looks almost identical to a Nokia Lumia handset, is near-final. It would seem that, despite the imminent finalization of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, this rather odd device is still on schedule to be released this year.For the last few years, and despite the Microsoft acquisition, there has been a persistent rumor that Nokia is working on an Android phone. We always assumed that this was an internal test — a prototypical “what if?” and nothing more. It is not unusual for hardware companies to try out different architectures internally — it simply isn’t sensible to have all of your eggs in one (Windows Phone) basket, after all. In short, we always thought that Normandy was a backup in case Symbian, Asha, or Windows Phone didn’t work out. Now that we have photos of near-final hardware, though, it’s pretty clear that Normandy isn’t just an internal prototype.
We won’t say much about Normandy’s hardware design, because it’s basically the same as Nokia’s Lumia line of phones but with a single Back button at the bottom. Instead, we’re going to talk about the software. As you can see in the image below, Normandy is running a version of Android that has been tailored to look a lot like Windows Phone — or, perhaps, a more colorful and grid-like variant of Symbian. Not only do some of the icons look very similar to their Windows 8/Windows Phone counterparts, but there’s also the interesting inclusion of Skype and Here Maps (which are presumably installed by default). The right side of the image seems to show a notification tray — but it might also be an app launcher, or some mix of the two.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

NOKIA LUMIA 1520 What's your story?

Nokia Lumia 1520Nokia Lumia 1520Nokia Lumia 1520A six-inch, 1080p full HD display with excellent outdoor readability and redesigned start screen lets you make the most of the extra spaceWith a six-inch, super-sensitive, full HD display and great readability in sunlight, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the perfect canvas to tell your story on.Take amazing photos with a 20 MP PureView camera and let Nokia Storyteller organise them into stories using interactive HERE maps.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a powerhouse of productivity. Built-in Microsoft Office means you can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files without losing any original formatting. Save documents to SkyDrive and return to them whenever it suits you.Tell a different story by reframing and recropping high-resolution photos. Add captions and explore a whole range of creative effects and filters with exclusive photo editing tools.Capture a world of sound like never before with the Nokia Lumia 1520. With Nokia Rich Recording and 4 built-in microphones, you not only get distortion-free, immersive directional stereo recording, but also highly improved sound clarity for the sound you want to capture.The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with all the exclusive features of Windows Phone 8, like Live Tiles and People Hub. And they're all optimised for the big screen, making your Windows Phone 8 experience even better.
  • Display

    • Display size: 6 ''
    • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD 
    • Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 
    • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch 
  • Photography

    • Main camera sensor: 20 MP, PureView 
    • Flash type: Dual LED flash 
  • Power management

    • Maximum talk time (2G): 27.4 h
    • Maximum talk time (3G): 25.1 h
    • Maximum music playback time: 124 h
  • Processor

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

iPhone 5S Vs Galaxy S 4 Vs HTC One Vs Lumia 1020! (Table)

Apple yesterday at its Cupertino campus announced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C to the world. These both new devices are the next generation products from Apple – especially the iPhone 5S. So how does the iPhone 5S compare to the competition especially the market leaders? Well check out the comparison chart below which shows ” iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One Vs Lumia 1020.

iPhone 5S vs Competition

Were you thinking to buy the iPhone 5S once it was released to the public? If yes, then you should definitely check out the table below which shows a comparison between all the top smartphones especially the ones that are going to give the iPhone 5S a tough competition.
The table has been compiled below to give you an idea on which smartphone is the best among the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S 4, HTC One, and Lumia 1020.

iPhone 5S
Samsung Galaxy S 4
Galaxy S4
Lumia 1020
Screen Size4 inches5 inches4.7 inches4.5 inches
Resolution1136 x 6401920 x 10801920 x 10801280 x 768
Screen Type/ppi (pixels per inch)LCD, 326 ppiSuper AMOLED, 441 ppiS-LCD 3, 468 ppiAMOLED, 334 ppi
Weight3.9 oz4.6 oz5 oz5.5 oz
ChipsetA7 64-bit chip, M7 motion co-processorQuad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 in the U.S. (8-core 1.8GHz Exnyos 5 Octa elsewhere)Quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Dual-core 1.5 GHz)
Storage16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot16GB, 32GB or 64GB +microSD slot32GB or 64GB, no card slot32GB, no card slot
ConnectorsApple LightningmicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
Operating SystemiOS 7Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)Windows Phone 8
Battery (in milliamperes/hour)1,434 mAh, LTE browsing time 10hrs2,600 mAh2,300 mAh2,000 mAh
Camera8MP, True Tone dual LED flash, burst mode 10fps, auto image stabilization, 720p HD video at 120fps slow-mo13MP autofocus, LED flash & zero shutter lag4MP (“ultrapixels”)41MP, PureView, Xenon Flash
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2G, 3G, 4G LTEWi-Fi 802.11ac, 2G, 3G, 4G LTEWi-Fi 802.11ac, 2G, 3G, 4G LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
U.S. Price (with 2-year contract)$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB$199.99 for 16GB, $299.99 for 32GB$199.99$199.99
After looking at the table above, which one do you think is the best smartphone in the world? 


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