There were talks of an N8 successor in the guise of a Lumia device running Windows Phone complete with a 12MP camera. While still very much a rumour, many got excited at the prospect of a device that could carry forward the N8’s pedigree of amazing imaging prowess. With the ease of use and functionality of the Windows Phone platform, this rumoured Nokia – dubbed the Lumia 910 – could very well be one of the most anticipated phones in 2012.
Unfortunately, this will not be the case because officially, the Lumia 910 doesn’t exist. Damian Dinning, the head of Imaging Experience of the Nokia Smart Devices division was asked by a fan on Twitter to comment on the rumors of the Lumia 910 and as definitive as can be he responded that no such device exists.
So, if a 12MP Windows Phone smartphone is not on the cards, what will Nokia unveil at the MWC at the end of this month? Our hunch, Nokia’s not going to rely on phones to pull crowds at its MWC return, instead, Nokia will be talking about something bigger. 2012 could very possibly be the year we see a Nokia tablet – running Windows 8, no less. Now, that is something worth getting excited about.
Update: Nokia has just officially announced the White Lumia 800 saying that the device will launch first in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Finland, Poland and Switzerland, with other countries to follow. Pictures of the Nokia Lumia 800 in snow white is available after the break.
Nokia Denmark has just drop a hint that white version of the Nokia Lumia 800 exists and it will be coming — to Denmark at the very least. The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 will be launching in Malaysia on February 10 with a selection of colours but white will not be one of them.
So will the white version of the Lumia 800 be coming to Malaysia? One can certainly hope but it will all come down to how well the Lumia devices sell in Malaysia. Come February 10, if the reception is good and the sales figures show it then there’s definitely no reason for Nokia to not bring the white Lumia 800 to Malaysia but if the sales figures are lacklustre, Nokia wouldn’t want to worry about how to sell yet another version of the Lumia 800 here in Malaysia.
It certainly is a critical time for both Nokia and Microsoft. The launch of the Lumia devices is one of the most important launches of this year for the two companies as it could very well determine how the Malaysian mobile landscape will look like in the years to come. Will it be a two horse race with iOS and Android duking it out? Or will we see Windows Phone and Nokia emerge as a viable contender in this hotly contested market segment? It’s all pretty much up to you guys at this point. What are your thoughts?
After weeks of hype, here it is, the Samsung Super Bowl ad featuring the Galaxy Note with a backing track from, once famous rock band, The Darkness. The Galaxy Note was just only recently launched in the US. The ad follows along the “Samsunged” track laid down by Samsung’s latest series of commercials (you can see the whole “Samsunged” series here).
In terms of the commercial itself, it’s nothing special actually. In fact, we’ll go as far to say that the previous Samsung ads were so much better and judging by the Twitter responses after the ad aired, it’s pretty much safe to say that many that followed the hype were underwhelmed with the ad as well. We expected much more from the ad considering the hype and the quality of the previous ads in the series.
When we heard that the Samsung ad will also feature footage shot using the Galaxy Note, we expected to see the device used extensively in the production of the commercial. Once again, we were left disappointed as only a few snippets of the ad had footage recorded using the Galaxy Note. Out of the full 1 minute 30 seconds duration of the ad, we saw less than 5 seconds were footage taken using the Galaxy Note and they are not immediately noticeable as well.
If you didn’t notice the snippets in the ad shot using the Galaxy Note, there are on min 00:55, 01:02, 1:12 and min 1:16. In each segment, the snippet was around a second and no more than two or three seconds, max.
It’s quite a “meh” ad for us. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section.