Nokia Lumia 920 can take magnetic lens attachments

Nokia Lumia 920 can take magnetic lens attachments

If there is one area we hope to see Windows Phone grow in 2013 it’s in third party accessories. Nokia’s Lumia phones have the best chance of that since they’re quite pervasive and well known as far as branding. iPhone … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack: Best cases

Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack: Best cases

So far we’ve discussed free apps and the best headphones for your Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack, and now we’re going to run through a few of the protective cases that are on offer. You’ll want to wrap your Nokia Lumia 900 up in … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack: Best headphones

Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack: Best headphones

With the Nokia Lumia 900 release date imminent, we begin a series aimed at providing the perfect starter pack of apps, games and accessories – starting with the best headphones for your new multimedia Windows Phone. Sounds good, eh? Nokia Lumia 900 … Continue reading


Sharing in every way

Nokia 808 PureView social sharing

Well connected and ready to go

As well as helping you to create amazing high definition images and videos, your Nokia 808 PureView makes it easy to share the results, with HDMI and DLNA outputs, NFC connectivity, Wi-Fi and social networks.

Put on a show

Shoot a fantastic video clip, then share it instantly on the big screen with your friends and family. The Nokia 808 PureView comes with HDMI and DLNA outputs, so it’s a breeze to hook it up to a Full HD TV and give your clip the big screen treatment, with pin-sharp clarity and vibrant colours.

Nokia 808 PureView with NFC sharing

Tap and share with NFC

Your Nokia 808 PureView comes equipped with NFC (Near Field Connectivity), a clever new technology that lets you share information with other NFC devices with a simple tap. So just by touching your Nokia 808 PureView with another device, you can instantly share pictures, video, music, contact info – whatever you like.

Share with your networks

Share your Nokia 808 PureView photos and videos to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RenRen) and email in real time. Nokia 808 PureView cleverly optimises photo file sizes for uploading, which makes sending and sharing images much faster.

Nokia 808 PureView with photo sharing

Give your images a new social life

You’ll know by now the Nokia 808 PureView is a big socialiser, so it comes ready to share photos and videos with all your favourite networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Not only that, you can also find a range of brilliant image-sharing apps. GetMeRated gives you real-time feedback on your photos, Pikchur is a super-simple app to update your networks with pictures, Vimeo is a brilliant source of high-quality videos to watch and share, and Postcard on the Run helps you to create real postcards from your images.

Nokia 808 PureView with up to 48GB memory

More memory for all your memories

If you love to take lots of pictures and video, you’ll love the Nokia 808 PureView. It’s got a whopping 16GB of memory on board, which is simple to expand to 32GB or 48GB – so there’s more than enough room for all your memories.

Kit your Nokia 808 PureView out with the best

The Nokia 808 PureView also features a special range of accessories, including a tripod, hard protective cover with lens cap and a compact HDMI cable to show your images on the big screen.

NOKIA’S CAMERA MONSTER (808) TO USE Dolby® Headphone technology !

Nokia 808 PureView with Dolby Surround sound

Upgrade your headphone performance

If you love to hear music or play videos on your smartphone, then the Nokia 808 PureView is the perfect playmate. Wherever you are, it brings you an amazing entertainment experience, and is the first smartphone ever to feature Dolby® Headphone technology.

Surrounded in perfect sound

With Dolby Headphone on board your Nokia 808 PureView you can play crystal clear Dolby Surround sound from any stereo headphones. Watch movies or listen to music, and you’ll hear superb surround quality – up to 7.1 channels. It even works with YouTube videos.

Hear the difference

Packed into the Nokia 808 PureView is a Dolby Headphone virtualiser, which creates a surround sound experience through any stereo headphones when you play stereo or multichannel audio. Music or movies never sounded so good.

Nokia 808 PureView partner makes it unbeatable !

Dolby reveals audio secret of new phone’s success…………

Dolby Headphone demo

Dolby Headphone demo

BARCELONA, Spain –You perhaps won’t be surprised to know that there was very little noise at the Dolby stand at Mobile World Congress. Just a lot of people standing around with headphones on and big smiles.

The audio tech giant was first on our list of Nokia partners to visit after we learned that they had supplied the sound software for the new award-winning Nokia 808 PureView.

Taking pride of place at their stand, the world’s best camera phone owes much to Dolby technologies for helping to make it an HD mobile entertainment device.

For the PureView is also about pure audio thanks to its high-definition Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel surround sound which is awesome on HD TVs, and home theatre systems.

Nokia is also bringing the Dolby experience to other smartphones with Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 software upgrade for the Nokia 700, Nokia 701, and Nokia 603, also displayed on the Dolby stand.

Mobile Sales Director Shawn Richards talked us through the tech on a Nokia 700 with a demo from Batman movie The Dark Knight.

Dolby Headphone booth

He explained that the Dolby Headphone upgrade transforms stereo content into a personal surround sound.

“You get a more natural, engaging, and authentic sound,” he said. “Good audio is even more important when you are watching a movie on a small screen. And Dolby Headphone creates a totally immersive feel.”

I popped on the headphones and gave it a try. Sure enough, the action sequence, complete with explosions at the back of my head and voice front and centre was really impressive.

I could see what Shawn meant. Normal stereo is fired into your ears, but this Dolby software converts it into a kind of sound halo around your head.

And the Dolby button on the Symbian phone screen took me right back to my first cassette recorder back in the 70s, which wiped out the awful hiss that came with it.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Leaving the Dolby people quietly entertaining themselves we headed off to
Nokia Siemens Networks who, with Qualcomm, showed us a new feature that will allow people to benefit from two base stations at the same time when using their phone.

Called HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) Multiflow it allows the transmission of two data streams from base stations in two adjacent cells to a single handset.

After being standardised later  this year, it should come into use commercially sometime next year on existing hardware. Only a software upgrade will be needed for networks, modems and smartphones. And the future benefit to phones like the Nokia Lumia 900 which will run on HSPA, is obvious.

Nokia Siemens demonstrated the effect using a commercial base station and prototype USB dongle from Qualcomm.

Nokia Siemens Networks also repeated their world 4G speed record yesterday with 1.4 Gigabits-per-second mobile call.

Other partners at the show included Microsoft, who were displaying Nokia Windows Phones, much as they did at CES.

They were also holding a Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, where any Mobile World Congress visitor could try to outpace a Microsoft booth host who was using a Nokia Lumia 800 after nominating a task.

If you could manage to post a picture to Facebook before they did, for example, you’d win €100. It was fun watching users of so-called rival smartphones fumble and lose. Out of 20 or so challenges on the first day, they’d only paid out twice. And one of those was a dead heat, a Microsoft spokesperson told me.

Smoked by Windows Phone

Pictures: Vasishta Nagalla

Accessories: Colourful Nokia Portable Charger sticks, Nokia DC-16

More cool Nokia accessories!

This is the Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-16. Basically it’s a pocket portable charger. I’ve got some from other manufacturers (before Nokia began making their own) and they’re so useful! If you know you’ll be using your phone heavily for a long period of time and that might be quite away from a charging source, then something like this would come in handy. e.g. travelling or video recording for long extended amounts etc.

The Nokia Unversal Portable USB Charger DC-16 (Oh Nokia, why no memorable name) is an unconventional design, it’s like a stick of dynamite or a big long battery.

It comes in Nokia’s usual four bright colours, blue, pink, black, and white and comes with it’s own short microUSB cable that matches the colour of the battery pack. Thank goodness it looks like a thick cable as often, they might come in a weak retractable cable that breaks should you look at it the wrong way.

I might show you my other portable chargers tomorrow to see what they’re like. Quite important is the amount of charge it holds – for something of this size, Nokia has managed to pack 2200mAh. They say that’s enough for 2 cycles (though most likely will depend if your phone has zero charge, what’s being used etc).

  • 23.3 mm x 23.3 mm x 120 mm
  • 75g
  • LED charging status indicatorPower indicator key
  • Fast charging with 950 mA output < quite high for a tiny device.
  • Up to 3 months standby time with up to 75% capacity

Here’s a video of it.