Indeed, it has a similar unibody polycarbonite shell along with the same curved AMOLED display. But on probing further, we found that the differences between the two go far beyond just operating systems. Here we compare the two devices side by side.… Read more
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Mere hours after Nokia launched the Lumia 800 and its lower-end sibling, the Lumia 710, in London, we headed on over to the Nokia offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., to get a hands-on look at the new devices for ourselves. (Read Jessica Dolcourt's take on the Nokia Lumia 710 here.)
If the Nokia Lumia 800 looks at all familiar to you, you might be thinking of the Nokia N9. Indeed, the hardware looks remarkably similar, with its unibody polycarbonite shell. As our colleague Jessica Dolcourt said, … Read more
Nokia shows off its first Windows Phone handsets, Amazon's Kindle Fire is in hot demand, and Big Blue appoints Virginia Rometty as its new CEO.
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LONDON - Nokia is launching an aggressive marketing campaign to sell the world on its new smartphones based on the Windows Phone operating system.
Wednesday marked Nokia's coming out party for the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, the first two Nokia smartphones that will use Micrsosoft's Windows Phone operating system. But it also marked the beginning of a marketing program that will Nokia hopes will get consumers excited about the new Lumia product line.
How Nokia markets and positions the Lumia phones against competitors, such as the Apple iPhone and a growing list of Google Android phones is … Read more
LONDON--Nokia announced its first two Windows Phone smartphones here today, in what could be the start to a recovery for the company's beleaguered smartphone product line. But U.S consumers will have to wait to get their hands on the new devices.
The Finnish company introduced the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, the first two devices in its revamped smartphone portfolio that will support the Microsoft Windows Phone platform. The new Lumia 800, the flagship smartphone, is already being packaged and sent out from the company's manufacturing facilities in Finland and will go on sale in November for a retail price of 420 euros ($584) at 31 carriers in six countries in Europe: the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.
The Lumia 710, a lower-cost Windows Phone smartphone, won't be coming to market until later in the year. It will retail for 270 euros and will be available initially in Hong Kong, India, Russia, and Taiwan.… Read more
Today, Nokia unveiled its first Windows Phone handsets, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.
Nokia Lumia 800 Calling it the "first real Windows Phone," Nokia said it designed the Lumia 800 from the inside out and features a durable polycarbonate plastic body with a curved 3.7-inch ClearBack AMOLED (480x800 pixels) touch screen. It's powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor and has 16GB of internal memory. Users will also be given 25GB of free storage through Microsoft's cloud-based SkyDrive service.
Nokia has always been known for equipping its smartphones with excellent cameras, and … Read more
If you've been following the Nokia Windows Phone leaks, then you're probably familiar with the Sea Ray and Sabre code names. However, thanks to some leaked screenshots WinRumors, it looks like their official names will be Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710.
The Lumia 800 and 710 are expected to make their debut tomorrow at Nokia World as the company's first Windows Phone devices. The Lumia 800 (aka Sea Ray) is said to be similar to the Nokia N9 in design, whereas the Lumia 710 (aka Sabre) is reported to feature a 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, and 3.5-inch, 480x800-pixel touch screen.
We have our own ideas of what a Nokia Windows Phone might look like, but we'll all get to find out for sure in less than 24 hours. Nokia World kicks off tomorrow with a keynote address by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at 9 a.m. BST (1 a.m. PT) and CNET will be there to cover it live, so be sure to bookmark this page to get all the details. … Read more
TOKYO--Window shopping in the tony Tokyo Midtown mall today, I came across these beautifully crafted speakers from Yamaha, which just picked up a Japan Good Design Award for them.
The Restio was designed by Yamaha's Masaharu Ono and has a small, colored LED screen that displays the time or track number for an audio selection. It also has an alarm clock function.
The player is about 40 inches tall on its stand, which can be removed to mount the main unit on a wall. You can get a better idea of its size in the promo vid below from IFA.
Yamaha's list price for the Restio is a hefty 88,000 yen (about $1,150). But the speaker sound was excellent during the brief time I spent with it, and I'd definitely take one home if it could fit in my suitcase.
As it is an excellent update to last year's Toshiba Portege R705 (one of the most popular laptops we reviewed in 2010), it's no surprise we also liked the new Portege R835 model. We just reviewed the $929 R835-P56X, with a fast Intel Core i5 CPU and outstanding battery life, and awarded it a very rare Editors' Choice designation.
And now, just as it did with the R705, retailer Best Buy has just put an exclusive version of the R835 on sale at a steeply discounted price. The Portege R835-P50X is $749 at Best Buy, while Toshiba lists … Read more
It may be 29 years later, but I can still remember looking at what was about to be my Commodore 64, up on a shelf at a Long's Drugs near my father's house.
This wasn't my first computer--that had been a Commodore Vic-20, a machine with the same body as the C64 but with just 2 kilobytes of memory. I can recall using that little machine with my old friend to write the most elementary little BASIC programs:
10 print "hello" 20 goto 10
But then it was time to upgrade. I'd inherited a tiny bit of money, and off to the drugstore I went. I knew what I wanted. Commodore's all-new C64 was on every geek's wish list, and I was no different. What would I do with it? I wasn't sure. But I had to have it.
And have it I did. Bringing the beige machine home--along with its fantastic innovation, the stand-alone floppy disc drive--was one of the best days of my childhood, and over the years, I used that computer for everything: homework, playing games, joining my first bulletin board systems and, yes, downloading pirated games at what I think must have been 300-baud speeds.
Now, a new version of Commodore, the company, seems ready to re-introduce the Commodore 64. At least, it's putting out a modern computer built inside the familiar-looking plastic case. It has an all-new operating system, yet the company promises that the OS is backward-compatible, meaning that if you still have a copy of "Pooyan" or "Kilowatt," you might be able to run it. … Read more