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Android-powered Nokia C1 render leaked

As part of the Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s mobile division, the Finnish phone maker is not allowed to sell smartphones for a certain time period. That time period is now coming to an end, and Nokia is reportedly planning to sell an Android-powered smartphone. Now, renders of the rumoured device have surfaced online. The rumoured device is said to be called the “Nokia C1.”

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The renders you see above were leaked by Chinese-speaking Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. Back in December, we saw alleged schematics of the device, but it was rather crude. These new renders give us a better look at the device from every angle.

From what we can see, the Nokia C1 is a rather slim smartphone, with a pretty good screen to body ratio. This suggests that the device will come in a unibody design, which is what sources are claiming.

As for specs, the Nokia C1 is anything but a flagship. Instead, it seems to be an entry-level device that doesn’t look tacky at all. It is said to sport a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). Its camera combo consists of an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping better selfies. Under the hood is said to be an Intel Atom CPU, coupled with 2 GB of RAM. As for the version of Android that runs the C1, here’s hoping that the smartphone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

It is yet to be determined when Nokia is planning to lift the lid or launch the Nokia C1. Pricing is also yet to be determined. We’re guessing, however, that the device will be priced reasonably.

Although we’re not exactly sure if Nokia is planning to launch an Android-powered smartphone or not, it does make a lot of sense for the Finnish firm to do so. After all, it did launch the Nokia N1 tablet that is powered by tablet in select markets.

Nokia was once the dominant force in the mobile phone industry. But the question is, will Nokia regain its past glory with Android? Some say that it would have if only it adapted Android earlier. Others say that it just didn’t matter, since the consumer were more interested in other brands such as Apple and Samsung. We’re hoping Nokia gets back in the game with its rumoured Android-powered devices.

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Microsoft Lumia 1330 rear case allegedly leaked

The Microsoft Lumia 1330 (single SIM) and Lumia 1335 (dual SIM) have been making the rumour rounds in the internet as of late, with the 1335 appearing at the FCC for approval. Now, photos showing the device’s back panel have surfaced. The back panel is shown with a Lumia 535 inside it, giving us an idea on how large the device will be.

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The photos shown above were leaked by Chinese-speaking site Baidu. Not only do these photos show us how large the Lumia 1330 is compared to the Lumia 535, it also shows a massive hole that is presumed to be for the device’s camera. The phablet is rumoured to sport a  14-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera, which is a huge improvement from the Lumia 1320’s  5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

According to reports, other specs include a 5.7-inch 720p screen, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1 GB of RAM.

We are yet to confirm when Microsoft is planning to lift the lid on the Lumia 1330 and Lumia 1335. Reports are saying that the two will be launched  in the first half of 2015.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

Nokia N1 Android tablet to be launched in China next month?

Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices & Services division, which was the Finnish firm’s think tank when it came to designing new devices. Now that the software giant owns Nokia’s device making unit, what will happen to Nokia? Last month, Nokia revealed that it wasn’t done making devices, with the unveiling of the N1 Android tablet. According to a report, the Finnish firm may launch its first Android tablet in January of next year in China.


This is according to a report from Chinese-speaking Sina. It reports Nokia will launch the N1 in China first in time for the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year kicks off on the 19th of February. It adds that Nokia will be holding a press conference in the country on the 7th of January to officially unveil the tablet, with a possible release on that same day. The tablet will set interested parties in China back around £160.

Despite it’s entry-level price, it looks and feels like a premium offering. It is 6.9 mm slim and is encased in an aluminium casing. Specs include a 7.9-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot, an Intel Atom Z3580 64-bit quad-core processor with each core clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and a 5,300 mAh battery.

It is yet to be determined if the N1 will land in the UK.

Stay tuned here at Phones LTD for further announcements.

Microsoft rolls out Lumia Denim update in China

If you own a Lumia device that runs Windows Phone 8.1 in China, rejoice as Microsoft China has just rolled out the Lumia Denim update. The Lumia Denim update has rolled out to the the Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 525, Nokia Lumia 526, Nokia Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 720T, and the Nokia Lumia 1320 in China.


The update includes major changes to the Lumia Camera app. It helps the camera boot up much faster compared to its previous boot up time. Furthermore, capturing multiple shots one after another now takes less time (just a fraction of a second in between). With some models, Moment Capture allows 4K video recording and HD image capturing from videos. Last but not the least, the update allows the adding of Bing Weather or Bing Health and Fitness data to the Glance screen.

Another feature included in the update is a new way of activating Cortana. To activate her, you can now say, “Hey Cortana.” A  Qualcomm Snapdragon 8xx processor is required for this to work.

The Lumia Denim update has rolled out in Chine, but what about other regions? Microsoft said, “The Lumia Denim update has started rolling out to a limited number of devices in selected markets, and will continue arriving in waves by device. A wider rollout of Lumia Denim to all Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to begin in early January, following partner testing and approvals.”

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

Windows Phone users can now play Candy Crush

Whether you like the game or now, Candy Crush Saga is the hottest game on mobile and on Facebook, with millions upon millions playing the game around the world. It looks like more people will be playing the game, as it is now available for Windows Phone.



Press release:

The World’s Sweetest Game Candy Crush Saga Debuts on Windows Phone

London & New York, 11 December, 2014: King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today announced its global hit game Candy Crush Saga is now available to download for free from the Windows Phone Store.

Candy Crush Saga is one of the world’s most irresistible games, played on average 834 million times each day*.  And now, Windows Phone 8.1 customers worldwide will be able to get a taste of the fun as they enter the deliciously sweet and colourful world of the Candy Kingdom.

With 690 levels available at launch, players will be challenged to mix and match colourful candies in combinations of three or more to gain points and bonuses and progress through the Saga map. Players will also be able to seamlessly synchronise their progress across multiple devices via Facebook, allowing them to play anytime, anywhere.

“Windows Phone provides a great environment to enjoy the rich and colourful Candy Crush Saga gameplay so we’re excited to announce the official worldwide launch on the platform,” said Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer at King.  “King continues to add new levels to the game every few weeks so we hope to keep Windows Phone players thoroughly entertained on a daily basis.”

“Windows Phone is backed by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the platform’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, General Manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “Candy Crush Saga is a great example of the kind of rich games that people will find in the Windows Phone Store to get the most out of their devices.”

It seems even entry-level Windows Phone devices such as the Lumia 520 can also run the game, since it requires 512 MB of RAM.

You can download Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phone here.

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