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Con of Lumia 925, Nokia Searching for alternativas a Instagram

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:16

In today's presentation of the Nokia Lumia 925 one of the highlights on those who have spoken in Nokia is the importance of the camera. Good hardware is important, it seems that the Lumia 925 has, and also a good software and applications to complement. With the introduction of Smart Camera and support of Oggl , Nokia expects users forget to Instagram.

Nokia Lumia 925

The absence of Instagram on Windows Phone is still a stone in the shoe. Nokia makes Windows Phone devices and focuses on the camera but the leading application for sharing those photos is not in the platform. In the past we have seen how Nokia has worked to bring Windows Phone Instagram but until that happens, with this Nokia Lumia 925 have presented an alternative.

This alternative is called Oggl and is an application made ​​by the makers of Hipstamatic allows us to share our photos on more social networks. We share them on Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram. The problem remains that we can not see our timeline.

This application joins Vyclone and Cinemagraph, which will also come preinstalled. The improvements also come to the camera application, which is now called Smart Camera that will do 10 photos and combine them using a powerful editor. In this way we take the bottom of a, the expression on the face of another, etc. to make our perfect photograph. It also has improved processing for pictures in low light and noise reduction.

We will have the option to capture a single image or several at 5MP 8.7MP. Action Shot mode will make the pictures are combined to give a slow motion effect and Best Shot choose the best picture of the 10 that we capture. Finally Motion Focus will add blur effect to background while the subject is kept in focus.

Finally we have improved the look of the hardware and the camera is improved and incorporates a longer lens with Carl Zeiss technology and image stabilization to make the images in low light come out better than ever.

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Nokia officially announced the new Lumia 925

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:12

Nokia has just announced the official form in the event they had organized in London today its new flagship, the Nokia Lumia 925. The new device from the company known for having a metal body and a camera of 8.7 megapixel Pureview optical image stabilization.

Nokia Lumia 925

The new Nokia Lumia 925 has a 4.5 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1280x768 pixels and leaves the family classic colors accompanying devices the company since its inception and will only be available in three colors: white, gray and black metallic . Nokia has lost its new device that now has only 8.5 millimeters thick and weighs 139 grams.

The technical specifications are almost the same as the Nokia Lumia 920. The new device features a dual-core processor 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, half of which has by default the Nokia Lumia 920.

The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the latest technology in lenses of the company and unique applications to edit pictures. Moreover, the new device includes the new smart camera mode improves picture quality automatically.

Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia, said during the presentation:

We continue to innovate. We are promoting new experiences that will be available across our family of Nokia Lumia devices.

Upon arrival at the end of last year's Nokia Lumia 920, the flagship of the company so far, Nokia has been focused on covering much of the market with mid-range devices low forgetting pulling a losing battle at the moment with different competitors in the market as the iPhone 5, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 or Sony Xperia Z. For this reason it is not surprising that this new high-end device take the witness Nokia Lumia 920 and become not only the flagship of Nokia, but also the entire ecosystem of Windows Phone 8.

The Nokia Lumia 925 will start to be on sale in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June for a price of 469 Euros.

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Windows Phone grew 27% since December 2012

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 02:29
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  • Rose 27% between semesters.
  • Christmas in the middle session.
  • In percentage terms, everything sounds nicer. 6.5 million units.

With a system that has potential, but still fails on several things, the market share of Windows Phone still is, or should be, a concern for Microsoft and Nokia, a company that depends almost complete success. Although it has good reviews, yet fails to convince the general public, so that the market share of Windows Phone is still relegated to third place, also quite far from the two main competitors of the moment, Android and iOS.

Still, the growth forecasts of the market share of Windows Phone continue to grow, at least by Canalys, which puts the growth at 27% between semesters negligible figure.

They also revealed that the market share of Windows Phone world, as far as relates phones shipped in the first quarter (Q1 2013) rose 3%, compared to 2.4% which resulted in the previous quarter; understand this increase by Christmas sales session, although not a great growth, is a good move, considering there was only mobile medium to high, there were no terminals are expected to be good at sales and help share Windows Phone market, like the Nokia Lumia 520 or 620.

This 3% in shipments for a total of 6.5 million shipments, which, from 5.1 million in Q4 2014, accounting for 27% increase in the market share of Windows Phone, which makes it the fastest system growing of all, but everything sounds better percentage than is in hard numbers, considering that a 10% of Android (for instance) and would exceed 100% of Windows Phone users.

The funny thing, though not rare nor surprising, is that Nokia accounts for 5.6 million of those 6.5 million devices shipped, leaving HTC and Samsung with just 0.9 million Windows Phone devices shipped, but, again, not surprising, since that for the two houses that are not Nokia, Windows Phone continues to be a second option, unlike the Finns.




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What can we expect from the Google I / O 2013?

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 02:20

Sundar Pichai, responsible for Google Chrome and Android, has recently granted his first interview since being appointed to the position. Among other things Pichai has talked about what he expects for the upcoming Google I / O , which starts tomorrow. What can we expect from the annual confencia Mountain View?

Google I / O

Pichai said during the interview that he expects the Google I / O 2013 is more focused on developers and less to the consumer. In his own words, he said not to expect "a lot of new product launches or a new operating system." Sundar Pichai's sentence contrasts with rumors in recent weeks which have occupied the Network, which refer to what Google could present at their conference. Of course, there are many projects that have in the pipeline giant.

The first one can be confirmed in the words of the executive, as it is speculated that it displays a version 4.3 of Android, instead of a major renovation that changed the digit to the 5.0 system. Therefore, Key Lime Pie would not appear in the short term. Regarding software, also have increased the rumors about a possible Google Play Games a Game Center for Android, giving more importance to the games, as they have increasingly greater weight within Google Play. Finally, there has been talk of the possibility of a renewal of Maps, which add new features as well as a new interface and a better approach to social networking.

As for hardware, all hope to see live pearl Google, the Google Glass , although no official confirmation of this. The Nexus range may have a facelift rather than a complete renovation. Rumor about some internal improvement and more capacity for the Nexus 4, while Nexus 7 could receive a new FullHD screen. It is unknown whether Motorola, with its X Phone , will have a space at the Google I / O. More surprising is the possibility that Google present a game console, which was raised to under the name Nexus Q .

Only one day left to see what Google has prepared this year. However, if we consider the words of Sundar Pichai, it is possible that more than one end disappointed.

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Culture and Technology: doomed to be understood, but not to bad

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 01:20
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France raises old ghosts studying levy a charge levied technology with a new sales tax smartphones and tablets to allocate the proceeds to grant cultural creation.

Over the years various governments have struck gold in the technology for a number of revenues to fund other projects or repair their battered coffers. Not enough to pay value-added tax (VAT) or other companies, companies also must pay fees for radio spectrum in which to operate mobile phone services, for instance at the corporate level, while consumers have been paying a fee to technology in our pockets to fund the alleged fall of culture industry revenues due to the use "abuse" of technology.

I read with astonishment how a national government is again planning to pay for the sins. The French government would be contemplating levying a new tax of 1% sales of smartphones and tablets to allocate revenue from this fee to the technology to promote the creation of culture. The French government thus expected to raise about 86 million euros with which to fulfill their plan to promote French culture, a plan promotes the creation protectionist native works to compete with the works that come from the outside.

The French government plan failed reminiscent digital canon model imposed in Spain by which treated us all as suspected pirates, with nuances. The argument is as follows: Users spend a lot more money to buy the hardware that buy content for that hardware. Therefore, we have to require manufacturers to use part of their profits to help the creators through a levy to technology. In Spain the argument was even more ridiculous: we will pay authors and we believe they should have sold. Who would think? What scales do you take? What crystal ball decides how much had sold a book?

This argument sounds French so well in the ears of politicians has many shortcomings which is quite laughable the mere fact of proposing. The gaps are huge, and knowing how the market works. I'll try threshing one to one and hopefully explain why such policies never reach our regions.

First, because the entire tax burden on the shoulders of just consumers. What do you raise taxes? No matter, most expensive charging my product and keep the profits. What should investigate the various governments is as important to prevent companies like Google, Apple paid a ridiculous taxes compared to their income rather than invent new taxes that will almost certainly end consumer transladados.

Secondly, because it protects artificially products should not exist if there is demand for it. A nobody thinks public money to maintain an ice cream shop at the North Pole, for the same reason it should be made to keep those products that do not stand up for themselves. To encourage domestic production is laudable long as they are quality products, not clunkers nonsense. It's not fair that I pay extra for my next mobile phone connected to a political party receives money to make a movie infumable or record a disk thrashing do not purchase and their families. Investment in culture should be rational and proportionate and if you can not afford an elephant, buy a cat.

Third, because he always supports the creation but not consumption. With my salary I will never be able to buy a Ferrari. What sense is to give money to Ferrari to make more cars that are not going to buy? Posts to encourage the culture, consumption should be encouraged, not its creation. If it costs me cheaper to go to the movies or buy a disc I will more often. And if I go more often to the industry more money. Encareciéndome the cost of electronic products with a canon to technology to give the money to the creators only get to create more works that people can not enjoy despite having paid indirectly because it is less money to make ends meet to invest in culture.

Fourth, it is foolhardy argument that people spend more money on hardware that content as an excuse to impose a tax to support creators. If something has made ​​technology has been precisely to bring culture since anyone can become creative and bring their products to anywhere in the world in record time. The boom of tablets and smartphones have brought a revolution in which the different ecosystems have distributed billions of dollars between creators and numerous are the success stories among small teams and even between individuals, from small studies to develop games for smartphones to writers who have self-published on Amazon. But this must accompany the product and of a quality, not enough to have good relations with the administration in office and that we fund the first snafu that we go through your head.

Canon to technology

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Internet and smart devices do not totally get rid of keeping track of other ancient and outdated industries like television, repeating the same mistakes that are ruining important sectors of the entertainment industry. In several European countries such as Germany or the UK public television is financed by special taxes TVs tenure. France plans to extend this philosophy to the market of smartphones and tablets despite being two completely different things with accessibility for developers and monetization possibilities diametrically opposed.

They are all laudable attempts by the authorities to protect and encourage the creation of works by local artists. What can not be expected to maintain artificially to those whose talent does not deserve much less at the cost of a market like ours where we have enough users to avoid inflated price smartphones , defective infrastructure and unfair tariffs .




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The strategy of Nokia Asha 501

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Monday, 13 May 2013 22:31
First Impressions of 501 Asha

Nokia's strategy for the future has taken into account its platform less 'intelligent', Asha, who has received a major redesign. In the company expect that this operating system is key to making a huge number of people accessing the internet first.

During the presentation of Asha 501 , Nokia announced a partnership with Facebook and several operators so that users could access the social network for free from their terminals. Thus, they say, they want to make people reach 1,000 million to the network is an ambitious project, but the company believe it fimrmemente. Also part of Nokia's strategy with its renewed Asha platform.

And this change has three pillars: the design of the phones, Asha as a platform and the new browser. The first element, design, drink Lumia range without any dissimulation. In fact, it is rather the opposite: Nokia wants to differentiate the phones and create a unified image, despite having a different operating system.

In this sense, we have carefully details beyond the terminal. Thus, although there is a wide range of colors available, the headphones come with your phone will be quite ornate red tone. The reason, as explained Calin Turcanu, head of Nokia's mobile division in IMEA, is that they want to highlight. "If you see red headphones on the street, you'll know what phone uses that person," he says while playing with Asha 501. "It is a pleasure to hold."

First Impressions of 501 Asha

The platform, meanwhile, has been redesigned and is more reminiscent of other operating systems higher end, such as Android or Windows Phone. The pincipal novelty is the ability to slide the screen to the right to display Fastlane, a place in which to find the last 50 open applications.

This allows users to continue the tasks left half (a video, for example, will resume from where it was abandoned) and also gives the option to use the whole screen space, it is not necessary to include buttons. But perhaps most important is the similarity to the home screen of Windows Phone, which also reveals a menu similar to swipe in this direction. It seems that Nokia has strengthened its platform with a tool that prepares users to jump to the operating system they use their highest-end devices.

Finally, the new browser is designed to facilitate the arrival of the 1,000 million people to the Internet, it has been designed to consume less data. In fact, the Asha 501 is a 2G phone, so the inclusion of this browser makes more sense.

First Impressions of 501 Asha

Thanks to this strategy, Nokia will try to achieve a significant market share in emerging markets, and is expected that when these users try to switch to a more intelligent terminal remain loyal to the brand and change their range only. In fact, it is possible that one of the main rivals of Asha 501 is the Lumia 520 . However, Sari Ståhlberg, vice president of business management for Nokia's mobile division, does not believe that this will be a problem, since the characteristics of each platform are designed to make different types of audiences, each with their needs .

As for other foreign rivals, mainly Firefox OS , but declined to discuss them in depth, recognized that are doing very well and logically keep track of market developments.




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PS4: filtering the possible announcement of the console (Updated)

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Monday, 13 May 2013 20:23

Just one month left for E3 2013 and it seems that has leaked the announcement with which Sony would have the PS4. In the video does not appreciate too much but if we look carefully we can see the console will look like. Although it can be a very elaborate hoax, the announcement seems real with what would have to see if the final look of the console is what we see there.

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In the video we see how the console looks very far TRON, with lights shining and a light line that crosses from side to side. If the actual look of the console we can say that the first impression is good because it breaks with the PS3 and presents a design that looks more compact.

The announcement has that characteristic touch Sony Playstation with what appears to be difficult to be somewhat distorted. We see people embobadas and in his eyes we see the signs of Dualshock, such as the X, triangle, circle and square. also see some shots of the console and an image of a war game.

It is still early to make any assessment and if the video is removed it is most certain that we are talking about something real with what we will have to see what happens in the next few hours. also it may be the same Sony that it leaked so counteract the hype and attention that Microsoft is having with the upcoming announcement of its new Xbox. In this way they get some attention focused on them, after making a conference a little disappointing in that we did not see the look of the console where only we could see would be the new command.

Update: It seems to confirm what we suspected but did not want to believe. Sony has confirmed to Kotaku that the video is not official and have not done them no one to represent them. It is a month to see how will the new PS4 and if I like the video and I'll be happy.

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Follow the events of Nokia and BlackBerry with Hypertext

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Monday, 13 May 2013 20:08
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Tomorrow cover live the two events reported for any lover of mobile technology: the presentation of the new Nokia Lumia, and the BlackBerry WES 2013. In addition to live coverage, we'll complete with posts with all information completed.

Brewing in exciting week for fans of mobile technology. Tomorrow, May 14th two events occur that mark the beginning of the week. On the one hand, from London, the presentation of the new Nokia Lumia, or new, as some rumors speak of a double presentation. One of them was the filter and Nokia Lumia 925 . The other, the Nokia Lumia 928 , which was confirmed by Nokia in the absence of knowing their official appearance and specifications.

On the other hand, the opening shot of WES BlackBerry World Conference 2013, where the rumor mill is at lower levels, although it is expected to launch the BlackBerry R10 , with already speculating that takes time and that seems to be the low-end future of the BlackBerry 10, also with physical keyboard.

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The presentation of the new Lumia very likely, in the plural, will be held in London at 10.00 am local time, but then offer your time by country. You can follow the Live Hipertextual .

  • Spain: 11 a.m.
  • Mexico: 4:00 a.m.
  • Argentina: 6:00 a.m.
  • Colombia: 4:00 a.m.
  • Venezuela: 4:30 a.m.
  • Peru: 4:00 a.m.
  • Ecuador: 4:00 a.m.
  • Bolivia: 5:00 a.m.
  • Chile: 5:00 a.m.
  • Uruguay: 6:00 a.m.
  • Paraguay: 5:00 a.m.

BlackBerry

It will be a few hours later than when Thorsten Heins Nokia back to the stage, little more than 100 days after opening of the historic presentation of BlackBerry 10 . Also we will cover it live from our Live Hipertextual at the following times:

  • Spain: 3.00 pm
  • Mexico: 8:00 a.m.
  • Argentina: 10 a.m.
  • Colombia: 8:00 a.m.
  • Venezuela: 8:30 a.m.
  • Peru: 8:00 a.m.
  • Ecuador: 8:00 a.m.
  • Bolivia: 9:00 a.m.
  • Chile: 9:00 a.m.
  • Uruguay: 10:00 a.m.
  • Paraguay: 9:00 a.m.



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