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Income tax officials visited Nokia’s production unit in Chennai, India earlier today. The officials were allegedly looking for some mismatch in payments made by the company. Nokia is fully cooperating in their inquiry. Official statement after the jump.
The Verge reports that Nokia is planning to switch to aluminum material for at least one high-end Lumia device releasing this year. The successor to the Nokia Lumia 920, codenamed Catwalk, will sport the new aluminum body and will be a lot thinner and lighter than the current flagship. How do you feel about this?
Did you know you can use your Paypal account to pay for apps and games at the Windows Phone Store? I just learned that today. This is a new feature for Windows Phone 8 and is handy for those who can’t use the default carrier billing or don’t want to use a credit card. It takes less than a minute to set up.
Microsoft announced more retail locations in the US for 2013. The stores will offer more people the opportunity to play with Microsoft products and Nokia Lumia devices. Microsoft also plans to transition some of their specialty stores into permanent full-line stores. You may have seen some of these stores as kiosks at some shopping malls.
Hello Friends is now one of my favorite apps for Windows Phone 8. It allows you to customize your lock screen with photos of your friends. It updates on a regular basis, so that there’ll be a new lockscreen whenever you use your phone. It changes automatically depending on the refresh time of your choice. Watch a demo of the app on the Nokia Lumia 810.