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Here’s another channel to consider for disassembly and DIY fixing of your devices: Fixez.com.

The great thing about these guys is that:

  1. Professional looking set up. Clear videos, clear instructions
  2. They reassemble too.
  3. They show the phone working with the new part at the end of the video. I remember one video by another channel where the screen didn’t work. It didn’t inspire much confidence.

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They say they’ve got the tools available in the link provided but nothing shows up for me when clicking it.

 

Nokia is taking the stage today at Slush 2014, the Eurasian tech incubator event in Helsinki, to announce its N1 tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is the original Nokia we’re talking about here, the one still in Finland, that includes all the divisions that didn’t get bought by Microsoft. Part of me wants to scream, “You should have taken this route 4 years ago!” while the other is just too happy to see Nokia standing on its feet and trying something again — while also reviving the Nseries monicker.

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And the N1 is an impressive tablet to say the least. It follows in the Nexus 9‘s footsteps with a 4:3 aspect ratio display, though with a wee-bit smaller size at 7.9″, a resolution of 2048×1536, and a zero air-gap with the Gorilla glass 3 that’s on top of it. Under the hood is an Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, with 4 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, a PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5300 mAh battery. An 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera and a 5MP front cam with fixed focus complete the package.

Two 0.5W stereo speakers sit at the bottom of the tablet, with a Type-C reversible MicroUSB connector in the middle. The N1 also has Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0. There doesn’t seem to be an LTE option available at the moment.

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The tablet’s design is highly reminiscent of the original iPhone, with a one-piece anodized aluminum back and a black front. It’s only 6.9mm thick, weighs 318g, and comes in two color variants, “Natural Aluminum,” and “Lava Gray.”

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As for the software, it’s running what seems to be unadulterated Android 5.0 with Nokia’s Z Launcher (which isn’t half bad) on top. Pricing is set at $249, which is quite a steal for these specs. But before you reach into your wallet, take a deep breath and look at those screenshots again. Do you see any Google Apps? Uhm, neither do I. It isn’t confirmed yet, but it seems to us that this N1 hasn’t received Google’s blessing and you will have to rely on either third-party stores to get your apps, or wait for root to get your Gapps fix.

Nokia N1 – Thanks Juha Uotila!

Wired Reminisces Nokia – the mobile phone king

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It’s not the first post and it certainly won’t be the last. There’s been a few recent post reminiscing about Nokia because Microsoft’s new Lumia 535 does away with the NOKIA name, completely replacing the infamous NOKIA logo with the Microsoft one, front AND back.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/we-loved-you-once-nokia/

Whilst Nokia does other things – Networks, Location, New Technologies – what everyone knows them for is phones. Nokia is synonymous with phones. The epitome of everything important in the mobile phone. Signal, design, durability, battery and yes, for a good portion of it, innovation. There’s so much nostalgia about Nokia which is why many write these kind of pieces as people could easily connect with Nokias values.

The brand therefore means a lot. There’s so much more behind those 5 letters than spelling out a name.

We had hoped that Nokia could come back to the mobile phone world in 2016. At the moment, signs are that Nokia won’t do that. But it doesn’t mean the end of Nokia phones/smartphones because Nokia may still launch a product by licensing their brand (with some degree of control as well so that the phones aren’t completely fisher price + NOKIA logo).

We did hear however that one of these Nokia devices might be another Nokia tablet.

Wired concludes:

Of course, even if Nokia’s name isn’t in America, its impact is felt all over Microsoft’s newest phones. So if you’re ever nostalgic for bygones days, just find someone with a Microsoft Lumia and squint your eyes and try to see the old Nokias of yesteryear.

DSC06193NOKIA (not Microsoft) will be present at SLUSH 2014, Finland’s largest tech conference, being held on November 18th and 19th. Nokia are scheduled to speak on Tuesday, holding an event called What’s next, Nokia?. Listed as the head speaker in the Nokia event is, Sebastian Nyström, “Head of Products Business at Nokia”. Although the name doesn’t explain much, Sebastian is in charge on building the Nokia brand name, as explained below.

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Sebastian is the Head of Products Business at Nokia Technologies. The business aims at establishing new businesses built on Nokia innovations and the Nokia brand, focusing on consumers directly or through other customer companies.

http://www.slush.org/speakers/

The presence of Sebastian as a speaker hints heavily to the possibility of announcing a Nokia licensed product (3rd party built, with the Nokia name), or perhaps just an explanation of the fresh start Nokia has been tweeting about. Also present however will be members of Nokia’s Z-Launcher team, the team that created an Android launcher, many have speculated the possibility of following this up with an Android device, or more Android directed hardware.

Whatever it is, we’ll find out soon enough.

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Last night, stylinred tipped that the Nokia UK facebook sent a message to its users that it would be changing its name to Microsoft Lumia UK. We knew this was happening but now they were reaching out to their public followers.

A Page you like is changing its name. “Nokia UK” is changing to “Microsoft Lumia UK“.

Should you try and get on Nokia UK, the page redirects you to Microsoft Lumia UK, though the page is still labelled Nokia UK.

The thinnest Lumia smartphone to date, the Lumia 830, will be available on Nov. 7 online exclusively at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores. You can purchase a Lumia 830 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $18.75 a month with Next 18 and $22.50 a month with Next 12. You can also purchase the Lumia 830 for $99.99 with a two year commitment or $449.99 with no annual commitment. For a limited time, while supplies last, when you purchase a Nokia Lumia 830 you will get a free Fitbit Flex, a $99.99 value.
The Lumia 830 also includes key features such as:
  • Display –A 5-inch High Definition display delivers crisp, sharp images.
  • Design: The Lumia 830 is the thinnest Lumia smartphone to date. A device that is equally as stylish as it is convenient; the Lumia 830 is perfect for your life on-the-go.
  • Storage – The Lumia 830 comes with a spacious 16 GB of on-board storage (portion of memory occupied by existing content), with the option to expand it by up to 128 GB via MicroSD card slot.
  • Battery Life – A 2200mAh Lithium Ion battery allows you to chat longer with your friends and family for up to 11 hours or keep it in standby mode for up to 22 days before you need to charge it again.
  • Wireless Charging – Conveniently charge your Lumia 830 supports with built-in PMA (Power Matters Alliance) wireless charging (chargers sold separately).
  • Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office super users will feel right at home with the Lumia 830’s suite of Microsoft Office mobile apps. You can view and edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on the move without losing important formatting when you switch from your laptop to your smartphone.

For more information on the Lumia 830 visit: att.com/Lumia830. For more information on Windows Phone 8.1, check out this Mobile Minute.

With no more flagship Windows Phones expected to be launched this year, it seems Nokia’s “affordable flagship” is the handset many of our readers will be looking to be upgrading to this holiday season.

Microsoft Product Reviews have posted a detailed review of the handset, looking at all the main aspects of the handset, especially from the point of view of some-one upgrading from the older generation of Windows Phones such as 920 and 1020.

Overall they seem pretty impressed with the handset and concluded:

Microsoft has done something that has never been done before in the mid-range segment of the smartphone market. By creating such a high-quality device with so many flagship features at such a great price, they’re exposing the high prices many pay for smartphones that don’t really offer much over the Lumia 830, and it something that should be noticed.

This a highly impressive device and we feel confident to say that this is the best all-around Windows Phone to date. It’s a high-end design, fantastic camera and the flexibility and customization options make this the most complete Windows Phone ever.  If you consider the price point, it’s at an amount that actually makes buying the phone outright a possibility on most carriers.

We’re hoping that Microsoft continues this design strategy going forward at this price range, as this is a market that Windows Phone could really perform well in. Of course we also love to see the next big thing, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for what Microsoft surprises us with next.

Read their full review here.

Today T-Mobile have flipped the switch on WP 8.1 + Cyan for Lumia 925’s on their network, meaning that you can begin downloading the update if you haven’t enrolled in the developer’s preview program. The WP 8.1 update of course brings some awesome new features such as Cortana, Wordflow, action center and a lot more.

To update your device head to SETTINGS > PHONE UPDATE > CHECK FOR UPDATES.

We’ve also received confirmation that WP 8.1 will be released “soon” for the Lumia 521, T-Mobile’s most popular Windows Phone device

*Note: Windows Phone 8.1 Now available on the Lumia 925. The Lumia 521 update is coming soon