Archive for November, 2011
SurfCube is a web browser for Windows Phone available at the Marketplace. You can choose to use it on the Nokia Lumia 800 instead of Internet Explorer. It has an interesting 3D interface. Swipe from edges to open tabs, settings, or the address bar. If you don’t like the swipe gestures, you can enable the bottom menu to navigate through the app.
Nokia Research wants to take what’s been done in navigation outdoors and bring it inside. Imagine using your phone to navigate through malls, exhibit halls and other large buildings. According to EE Times, Nokia gathered about 30 companies including chip makers and service providers on Tuesday at the Sunnyvale offices to show off their research. They want to create a formal group to set global standards for such indoor navigation services by 2013.
Metrotube is now live on the Windows Phone Marketplace. It’s an awesome Youtube app that we recently previewed. The price is 99 cents, but for a limited time, the trial version is unrestricted, unlimited, and ad-free. This means you only pay if you love the app and think the devs deserve it.
Glidetrack, the world’s leading camera slider company, announced a new product this week that could make huge cameraphone fans and filmmaker-wannabes really happy. The mobislyder is a portable slider for a broad range of small video-enabled devices like cameraphones. Photo and video after the jump.
About 1,830 employees in Nokia’s Romanian production unit will be laid off by the end of November, a month earlier than planned, due to lack of orders. This is part of the Finnish company’s attempt to reduce costs and streamline the workforce. A parting gift includes a Nokia 500 phone.
We were afraid that the Nokia N9 wouldn’t officially hit the US, but we were wrong. Amazon USA now actually has them in stock at their warehouse. If you’re a Prime member, you can even get it the next day for $3.99 shipping. Price for the Nokia N9 is currently $649.99, which is a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than a couple of weeks ago. If you’re patient, I’m sure it’ll go down a little more.
Pocketnow has a great track record when it comes to early Nokia leaks. Here they are again with the Nokia Lumia 601 according to their pretty reliable source. It does not seem to have a unibody polycarbonate design like the Nokia Lumia 800. The camera module looks exactly like the one from the Nokia C7. Windows Phone with full focus camera?