Stories you shouldn't have missed this week

Stories you shouldn't have missed this week

It's like this week started on Wednesday, right? Arguably the biggest news from the week was the long, looong-awaited official introduction of Nokia's first Windows Phones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. However, it finally happened, letting us ponder over the fruits of the newly-formed partnership between Nokia and Microsoft. And to tell you the truth, it could be worse you know, after all, these new Mango-powered smartphones don't look that bad... Actually, we can safely say that the Nokia Lumia 800 is a real beauty with its innovative design. And the mainstream offering in the Lumia 710 - it simply seems like a pretty good package for its mid-end role. Anyways, here's all the interesting coverage around the new Nokia Windows Phones that one might ask... and even more!

After we were treated to Nokia's latest and greatest, there's wasn't much interesting stuff that happened. That's why we decided to use this moment and present you with our thoughts on the benefits of having an HD screen on a cell phone. Meanwhile, we also shared our impressions from the Verizon iPhone 4S. If you've read our Apple iPhone 4S Review (which, by the way, is based on the Sprint version), but you wonder how the device performs on the "nation's most reliable network", you'll surely like our article.

Thankfully, it wasn't long before more interesting news started to appear. First it was the leaked images of the LG Prada K2, which we kindly brought to you first. And, soon after that, it became clear that Sony Ericsson will soon be a brand of the past. But fear not, that doesn't mean that the manufacturer will disappear from the scene. As a matter fact, we're sure that we're to see many more exciting handsets from Sony... yeah, that's how these products will be branded in the future, because Ericsson will be selling its 50% stake to Sony.

We wanted to make the end of the week as interesting as possible, and that's why we offered you a brand new editorial titled "The Update Battle: Innovation vs legacy support" - believe us, you don't want to miss it! But, probably even more intriguing (for some) would be the fact that we were all treated to the very first images of the Motorola DROID 4! Have a nice weekend, guys and gals!



1. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

A really interesting week. I was logged on nearly 15 to 16 hours every day throughout this week.

18. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

That's it...?

2. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Pardon for my bad english.

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I think the article should be renamed to "Stories you shouldn't have missed this month". October was a really great month for smartphones. iPhone 4S announced, Galaxy Nexus announced, Motorola RAZR and the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710.

4. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Good resume. I love this because if I miss something I get everything here. Keep up the good job guys.

5. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It's funny how no one gives two s **ts about Nokia Windows phones. Nokia needs to know that people prefer MeeGo over Mango. I feel sorry for the Droid Razr, everyone just flocks to the 4S and the Galaxy Nexus. Of the 3 I would actually choose the Droid Razr.

6. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The iPhone 4S is the biggest disappointment of the year, especially after the rumors saying that it'll have a bigger screen, 1GB of Ram and a very thin shape.

8. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

who cares about RAM? But you are right.

7. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

it's funny how people don't understand that the mobile world has changed and that the ''developers'' and the ''apps'' are the guns. If developers don't want to write apps for Meego, how is it going to succeed. I personally like Meego a lot but Nokia itself wouldn't be able to make it a perfect OS in short amount of time, and that's what Nokia does not have right now ''time'', they need to be quick and work with a company that knows what its doing and that is ''MS'' which also has the money to do it and at the same time it will speed up the proccess.

9. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It might surprise you that there are a fair few people who don't care about apps and just want a fast, intuitive, and smooth experience. To a lot of people doing internet, phone calls, music, good camera is all they need.

10. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Yeah but most of that is achived with the developers support, I know a lot of people that buy iPhones just because of the games and some of them didn't even know they could play good quality games on other smart phones too (andoid,symbian,ect..)

11. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

"People didn't even know they could play good quality games on other smart phones too (Android, Symbian, etc.)" This is very true, I know a lot of people who thought Angry Birds was developed by Apple and it's an Apple-only game.

12. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Their ignorance makes me cry sometimes.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

concidering meego is dead and WP7 is rising.. i dont agree. WP7 is an excellent OS. I find the bulk of people that make fun of it have never used it or for just a few seconds at best.

17. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

my fiance isnt really a tech person but she has been with android for a few years and bb before. she kept saying ew to my wp7 then after playing with wp7 in the store so many times she now wants one and her reason is becuase everything is must easier

14. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

What about Apple patenting slide to unlock screens?

15. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i personally don't really like the Nokia Windows Phones. not that i dont like WP, i like it, but i would rather see Nokia develop MeeGo further. MeeGo is an interesting OS with lots of potential but Nokia killed it.. hiaz.. on a different note, im very interested in the LG Prada K2 :D

16. kadalil

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I love meego,but u should try wp7 especially with mango,its everything u want in a smartphone,its sleek,smooth,sweet,no lagging.maybe Nokia would continue with meego when they r stable in the smartphone market.besides they just released an update for their n9 and a white n9.

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