The Wall Street Journal reports Nokia plans to show a low-end Android phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.
Apparently the phone was in development before Microsoft purchased Nokia’s handset business. Continue reading
In December Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows published Windows Phone Turned the Corner in 2013. Thurrott is an influential US blogger and his story was picked up by other media.
Thurrott’s story looks at what went to make 2013 a turnaround year for Microsoft’s smartphone operating system.
However 2013 wasn’t all good news for Windows Phone. In January GigaOm’s Kevin C. Tofel reported a murkier picture in Nokia finishes 2013 with 30M Lumias sold, ending on a falling note. That’s significant as it was the last quarter before Microsoft is expected to take control of the business. Continue reading
You get a lot of smartphone for $500 with the Lumia 625. It includes most of the features you’ll find in Androids and other smartphones costing twice as much. There’s a decent back camera for photos and one on the front for video chatting. There’s Bluetooth, GPS and the phone will work on today’s 3G networks as well as the fast 4G services that are being rolled out around the country.