When Samsung tells you that the new Galaxy Grand is smooth and simple, with a Mammoth 5″ screen but comparatively thinner with comfortable grip — you won’t want to let go, please believe them….www.techcityng.com Video Rating: 5 / 5Related Posts:
Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends, the followup to 2011′s surprise hit Rayman Origins, will now be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to Wii U. Unfortunately that means the game will miss it’s targeted release date of February 26th — still reflected on its official website — and instead hit shelves in September. Rayman Legends had originally been planned as an exclusive for Nintendo’s latest home console; a playable demo is included on many Wii U demo kiosks at electronics retailers. But apparently Ubisoft received overwhelming feedback from gamers asking it to bring Legends for 360 and PS3. At least that’s the publisher’s story. “We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening…
Microsoft has confirmed that graphics software DirectX 11.1 is a Windows 8 exclusive, and “at this point there is no plan” to make it available for Windows 7. This is a departure from Microsoft’s past stance — DirectX 11 was built for Windows 7 and retrofitted for Vista, but DirectX 11.1 will only work on Windows 8. The newest and most graphically demanding games are traditionally built using the latest version of DirectX, and as a result, PC gamers may get stuck between a rock and a hard place. While Microsoft has decided not to support the latest graphics software for older operating systems, game developers like Valve have expressed resistance to Windows 8. Microsoft employee Daniel Moth says he is “still crossing [his] fingers”…
Microsoft’s Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality. Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product. The Verge has learned through several sources close to Microsoft’s plans that the company will release Office versions for Android and iOS in early 2013.
Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all…
Sky’s war against its VOD rivals could be won before a single shot is fired in anger, thanks to the company’s practice of signing exclusive contracts with major Hollywood players. Today, it’s extended its contract with NBC Universal, giving Sky exclusive distribution rights to the studio’s movies and access to Universal Network’s TV offerings such as E!, Movies24, SyFy and Universal UK. When new films like Snow White and the Huntsmen, Les Misérables and The Bourne Legacy leave cinemas, Sky Movies (and Now TV) customers will have an exclusive rental window before they’re available to everyone else, as well as full access to a back-catalog that contains childhood favorites like Jurassic Park and Back to the Future. As we’ve mentioned before, such deals are great news if you’re a Sky customer, and not if you’re not.
Back in June came word that two of Zynga’s more popular mobile games were coming to Windows Phone, and now at least one of them is finally available with the launch of Draw Something. Of course, the Pictionary-esque game won’t be available for all Windows Phone devices just yet — as Nokia previously revealed, for the first two months after launch the game will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia devices. There’s currently no word on when the other announced game, Words With Friends, will be making its way to the platform as well. And for those who own a Nokia device that isn’t a Windows Phone, there’s still some hope, as the company has previously announced plans to bring both Draw Something and Zynga Poker to its Asha line of budget…
AT&T announced its exclusivity on Nokia’s latest Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset earlier this month, but it wasn’t clear for how long this deal would last. WPCentral reports that AT&T has six months of exclusivity on the Lumia 920, meaning that this particular model won’t be available on networks like Verizon or T-Mobile until May at the earliest.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Verizon won’t stock a Lumia 920 variant though. We’ve seen leaked photos of a rumored Lumia 822 handset that appears to be heading to Verizon, and Nokia has produced a Lumia 810 version for T-Mobile. However, the Lumia 820 isn’t exclusive to any US carriers, so a Lumia 920 variant for Verizon seems very unlikely at this stage. Still, Microsoft has scheduled…
The Lumia 920 was supposed to be the savior of Windows Phone. It was going to finally usher Windows Phone into the mainstream. It packs the right goods for the job with forward-thinking features such as wireless charging, NFC, and a gorgeous large screen. But none of that matters now. Like the Lumia 900 before, the Lumia 920 is exclusive to AT&T. And that’s just dumb.
Windows Phone is finally ready to stand tall against Android and iOS. It’s a great platform with many exclusive features and design cues. Even considering HTC’s upcoming devices, the Lumia 920 was destined to be the flagship of WinPhone’s growing fleet, ready to carry the standard into battle. But this exclusive deal with AT&T strips the 920 of its potential impact on the mobile battlefield.
The Lumia 900 is also available exclusively from AT&T. That phone launched with much fanfare earlier this year. AT&T claimed it was the carrier’s largest device launch to date. There was a NYC concert and a lot of video ads. But even with all that noise and a killer price tag of $ 99, AT&T launched the phone on Easter Sunday. AT&T didn’t care about the Lumia 900. Don’t expect anything different this time around.
Most of us paying attention to the mobile wars are quietly rooting for Windows Phone. It’s hard not to like the system after playing with it for just a few minutes. It features elegance not found in iOS or Android. The front-end allows owners to get in and get out. But the platform still needs help primarily in the app department. Developers haven’t latched onto Windows Phone simply because it’s a smaller market share than iOS, Android or even BlackBerry. The Lumia 920 was supposed to help change that.
Nokia and Microsoft needed to get the Lumia 920 out there. It’s a waste that this phone is only available on one carrier, let alone a carrier that has shown in the past that it doesn’t know how to launch or support Windows Phone devices. This phone should have been available on multiple carriers. But instead someone was paid off. Carriers often pay manufacturers large stacks of cash to carry a phone exclusively.
The Lumia 920 is still a fantastic device. This exclusive deal does not remove anything from the 920 itself. However, with its availability limited to AT&T, there is no way the device will sell in the numbers required to make a meaningful impact for Nokia or Windows Phone. Until Nokia and Microsoft get these devices on more than one carrier, the Windows Phone doesn’t stand a chance to increase its market share.Related Posts:
We’re hoping for big news from UK carrier partnership Everything Everywhere over the next couple of months — not just the first real LTE service in the British Isles (as if that wasn’t enough), but also new handsets to put that bandwidth to use. According to the Financial Times, the conglomerate is now in talks with Nokia to make that happen, with the LTE-sporting Lumia 920 standing to become an Everything Everywhere exclusive if the negotiations end happily. There’s nothing official to confirm it at this point, but Nokia struggled to win over some carriers with its last batch of Lumias and has now made it clear that it’s open to alternative strategies, just as it already has a special relationship with AT&T in the States. Of course, by the time the Lumia 920 reaches the UK — likely in early November — there could well be another honest-to-goodness 4G superphone in its midst.
This week, Nokia grandly unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 flagship, the Lumia 920. It was an effort to reintroduce Nokia once again to the smartphone buying public and make the case that its technological prowess was second to none. The most important part of that argument is undoubtedly the Lumia 920′s “PureView” camera. That case was utterly undermined by Nokia itself six hours after the unveiling, when we discovered that the promotional video that appeared to feature the new camera technology was faked. Nokia officially apologized for the deception and then was later forced to apologize again when still photos pulled from the same video were also revealed to be fakes.
The apologies were needed, but the damage was done. The headline…