From the rumor mill: Nokia Lumia 925 coming to China on June 15th

Nokia Lumia China

Nokia recently revealed the Lumia 925 smartphone and now a new report suggests that this smartphone will make its debut in China on June 15th.

According to the report, the Nokia Lumia 925 will make its appearance first in China on June 15th, and subsequently the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eventually, those in the United States will see this phone. Nokia’s Lumia 925 will also be released in a “limited edition” capacity featuring a design to hype the upcoming movie “Superman: Man of Steel.”

“Nokia is to make a splash with Superman: Man of Steel limited edition, much like they did with the Lumia 900 and the Batman logo,” the report states. China is rumored to have 925 units that feature this limited edition handset. These units feature the iconic Superman logo as well as a wireless charging back cover featuring Superman’s logo.

The Nokia Lumia 925 features a 4.5 inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, PureView 8.7-megapixel with OIS, Autofocus, dual LED flash, a second HD 1.2MP wide angle camera, and 1GB RAM. The camera has been redefined with the “next generation of image processing software” and the most advanced lens technology to make every shot clear and sharp.

Article from WinBeta

Nokia LiveSight now available on all Windows Phone 8 devices

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Available today, Nokia has released an update to its Nokia Maps app that integrates with the company’s LiveSight augmented-reality feature, a feature previously only accessible via the CityLens app.

LiveSight brings together nearby locations along with relevant information such as the type of business it is, the hours, the address and phone number, and customer ratings.

Users can access LiveSight mode through the app bar (Places). Once activated (you may need to correct the compass on your phone), you’ll see the points of interest either overlaid on the standard map or in a mode that resembles Google’s Street View. It also works when you’re offline.

Windows Phone 8 to add FM radio support

In a blog post from Microsoft announcing the Nokia Lumia 925, the software giant devices and services company dropped hints as to what we can expect from forthcoming updates to Windows Phone.

The update will reportedly bring “hundreds” of minor fixes and improvements (though none were specified). However, the one that was mentioned was FM radio support, present in Windows Phone 7 but missing in Windows Phone 8. The update will also make Data Sense available for more carriers to offer as well as making it easier to select, download, and pin music in Xbox Music. There will also be improvement to the accuracy of song info and metadata.

The update will also add support for CalDAV and CardDAV, which will ensure Windows Phone continues to work with Google’s services.

Microsoft released an update for Windows Phone 8, called “Portico” or “GDR1”, bringing new Wi-Fi and messaging improvements back in January. This new update, set for release during the summer, is called “GDR2” and is not considered to be the rumoured Windows Phone Blue.

Source: Windows Phone Blog