Lumia

Nokia Lumia 2520 to land at AT&T on November 22

AT&T customers will get first crack at Nokia's new Lumia tablet.

The Lumia 2520 will be available through AT&T starting Friday, November 22. The tablet will sell for $400 with the standard two-year contract and $200 if bundled with a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 smartphone.

AT&T subscribers who buy and activate the 2520 between November 22 and January 9, 2014, will also receive a $20 voucher to spend at Microsoft's Windows Store.

Verizon will also carry the 2520 but has yet to announce a specific launch date.

Equipped with Windows RT … Read more

Nokia to add Bluetooth LE to all Windows Phone 8 Lumias

Nokia will roll out an update that will outfit all Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 with the latest low-energy version of Bluetooth.

In a new FAQ, Nokia noted that the recent Amber update added Bluetooth LE to the Lumia 520, 620, 625, and 720. A future update dubbed Lumia Black will do the same for all other Windows Phone 8 Lumia handsets.

What's so special about Bluetooth LE? Built into Bluetooth 4.0, the low-energy technology lets you pair your phone with special accessories designed for health and fitness, among other areas. With Bluetooth LE, the accessory's … Read more

Nokia Lumia 1520 now up for preorder via AT&T, Microsoft

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is now officially available for preorder through both AT&T and Microsoft with a launch date of November 22.

AT&T's preorder page shows the phone selling for $199 with the standard two-year contract, $584 with a month-to-month plan, or $27 per month for 20 months through the carrier's Next installment plan. The Lumia 1520 is available in red, black, white, and yellow. AT&T is also accepting preorders in-store and promises a ship date of November 19.

Microsoft is now offering preorders of the Lumia 1520 via AT&T … Read more

Nokia Lumia 1520, 2520 to launch Nov. 22 in US -- report

Nokia's Lumia 1520 smartphoneand 2520 tablet will reportedly reach US consumers on November 22.

This latest tidbit comes from blog site Windows Phone Central, which provided a peak at an inventory list reportedly revealing the launch date for the new devices. The entries for the large-screened 1520 phone, or phablet, show all four color variants due to be carried by AT&T. The listings for the 2520 tablet indicate that it will be offered by both AT&T and Verizon.

The Lumia 1520 was initially slated to launch on November 15, but that date was pushed … Read more

'So excited' Microsoft jumps gun on Lumia 1520 preorders

The official Microsoft Web page taking preorders for Nokia's Lumia 1520 phone went live Wednesday and then suddenly disappeared.

The page -- which now says "this product is currently unavailable" -- had listed the 1520 at $199 with the usual two-year agreement, or $549 without a contract. Carried by AT&T, the phone would be available in black, white, yellow, or red.

Microsoft also had listed a release date of November 15.

Why did Microsoft put up the preorder page, only to take it down? A Microsoft spokesperson explained the snafu in the following statement sent … Read more

A sunken Nokia Lumia still works?

This might be a tall story, or even one from the depths. But Roger Nilsson swears it's true.

He is the Swedish man who posted an image of a slightly wrecked Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Sweden Facebook page.

He attached a story to it. As a Windows Phone Reddit posting offered, Nilsson said that the phone had been lost in a lake almost four months prior.

He found it huddling between two rocks at low tide. So, like any humane rescuer, he took it home and looked after it. He cleaned off the algae and the other … Read more

Breakthrough: Nokia surges on Microsoft's home turf

It has been a long time coming, but Nokia finally had a breakout quarter in North America.

The company reported third-quarter results that showed marked progress in North America, traditionally a market it has struggled to crack. Revenue in the region jumped nearly 500 percent to 214 million euros ($293.5 million) year over year, while unit sales increased 367 percent to 1.4 million.

That's good news for Microsoft, which is set to take over Nokia's devices business, bringing its smartphone know-how in house to further augment its Windows Phone business. What small progress Windows Phone has … Read more

Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia phones in Q3

Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia phones in the past three months, a 19 percent increase over previous numbers, driven in large part by the success of the wallet-friendly Lumia 520.

The company also appears to be gaining ground in North America. Although Nokia only sold 1.4 million phones in North America this past summer, that's nearly four times as many as this time last year.

Nokia revealed the numbers Tuesday in its third-quarter results for the three months from July to September. Net sales for the third quarter totaled $7.85 billion, as the total number … Read more

Qualcomm: Microsoft's Surface 2 can't compare to Nokia's Windows tablet

Nokia's new Windows RT tablet turns the Finnish handset maker into Microsoft's rival, but at least one Nokia partner says there's really no competition.

Nokia earlier this week unveiled the Lumia 2520, the company's first tablet and the second current device in the market to run Windows RT. The other is Microsoft's Surface 2. Microsoft is in the process of buying Nokia, and the product release puts the two in an awkward position.

But executives at chipmaker Qualcomm say Nokia's tablet has a clear advantage over the Surface 2 in everything from processor speed … Read more

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2: Do we need two Windows RT tablets?

After the less-than-stellar debut of Windows RT last year, the subsequent cancellation of Samsung's Windows RT tablet, and Microsoft's $900 million Surface RT write-down, I honestly didn't expect another RT tablet from anyone other than Microsoft to be released, ever. However, earlier this week, Nokia announced its first Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520.

Its announcement comes right on the heels of the Surface 2's release, so what better time to compare the merits of each. And while I haven't actually seen the 2520 in person, CNET has. Also, after reading our First Take, speaking … Read more