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A Nokia Lifestyle Shop just opened in the center of Bangkok. It is the first of its kind in Thailand. If my translation is correct, the first customer who bought a Nokia Lumia phone received another phone of the same model for free. The first 100 customers also received either Nokia Purity earphones or Nokia DC-16 portable chargers.
If you just updated your Nokia Lumia to the latest Windows Phone Tango firmware, check the wallpapers album. There are new photos there inspired by nature. The backstory to these wallpapers is also very interesting. Watch the video for a demo on a Nokia Lumia 800 if you haven’t updated yet.
The official Twitter application for Windows Phone has never been good enough compared to the third-party apps, but the latest update adds one feature that none of the others have: REAL push notifications. You instantly get notified of new mentions, favorites, retweets, direct messages, or new followers. The settings page let you individually turn on/off any of these.
According to Foss Patents, Google nor Asus has yet to work out license agreements with Nokia. This is interesting because the Nexus 7 was just announced. The new tablet has a 7-inch HD display running the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It costs $199, but will Google need to raise the price once it has cleared all of the necessary patent rights?
The new Tango software update for the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 started rolling out this week. Go open up Zune for PC or Windows Phone Connector on your Mac to check if you’re eligible. Another way to check is by going to Nokia’s software update page. It will tell you which regions have it now.
Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 owners are currently waiting for the Windows Phone Tango update. Two features in this update are Internet Sharing and flip-to-silence. These features are actually already available on the Nokia Lumia 900. If you can’t wait, there’s actually a quicker way to silence a call without the Tango update.
Ford’s research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles. This includes Nokia’s NAVTEQ Map, as well as cloud services and APIs. For example, Ford’s concept car will learn driver behavior to control, improve upon and personalize vehicle performance.
Camera Extras is now available for some Nokia Lumia owners. Luckily, I’m able to download it on my Nokia Lumia 900. This app will add 4 new options to your built-in camera settings. Take a look at the video.