We’ve already established that the Lumia 720 is Nokia’s best effort as far as Windows Phone 8 handsets go. This could soon change once the Lumia 925 hits markets, but as it stands now, the Lumia 720 offers the best blend of features and performance, wrapped in a beautiful package that’s quite affordable.
With the recent dearth of full-blown AAA games, we figured it'd be a great idea to take advantage of the free time and play some indie games. One of the games that immediately caught our attention was Monaco: What's Yours is Mine.
Apart from having a long name, there are some other interesting features of the handset, such as the quad-core processor. However, the low-resolution on the display does seem like a letdown. Lets take a look at what makes the phone tick.
A new video that showcases the camera app of BlackBerry 10 has emerged. The video comes courtesy of The Gadget Masters spending time with a pre-production version of the BlackBerry Z10. The video shows some of the features of the BlackBerry 10 camera app.
The major feature of the camera app is the inbuilt photo manipulation tools, which includes the ability to change settings like contrast and brightness. It also gives other tools such as transforming an image, along with artistic filters to apply on the photo, much like Instagram.
According to an earlier report, a leaked PowerPoint slideshow shows screenshots of an online course for sales people. It reiterates what RIM has been claiming about BlackBerry 10 so far, including that the OS is set to have the best-in-class browser for HTML5 compatibility and performance.
Another noteworthy highlight of the leak is the promise of 70,000 apps in the BlackBerry World. While we don’t know how many of the apps are ports, and how many are new, it is still quite a large number and will undoubtedly give BlackBerry 10 a boost after the launch. Other noteworthy things in the leak are some mentioned specifications, which include a 1,800 mAh battery, a Snapdragon S4 processor, and a 356 pixel density.
The Camera app on the Z10 has Instagram-like filters
Canada-based Research in Motion has its hopes pinned on its massive launch scheduled for the end of this month – that of BlackBerry 10. At its event, the company will be introducing a couple of devices running the new OS that has interests piqued too. A senior executive had revealed to Fierce Wireless that through the course of this year, the company will be releasing a bunch of BB10 handsets, catering to the high, middle and lower end price points of the market.
In fact, according to RIM CMO Frank Boulben, RIM will introduce at least six BB10 devices this year, beginning with an all-touch device and a phone with a QWERTY keyboard, which it will announce at the end of the month. In an interview with Fierce Wireless at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, Boulben stated that the company "does not have any exclusive relationships with carriers for BB10 in any markets." He went on to add, "We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices."
Ever since talks surrounding BlackBerry 10 first began, analysts have held that the success of the platform is crucial for the company's future. An optimistic Boulben revealed that 150 carriers are testing the phones running the new OS globally. Interestingly, Boulben further revealed that at the time of the BB10 launch, there will be at least 70,000 applications available, complete with strong developer support. Reportedly, the company has been eyeing the top 600 apps across major markets, and according to Boulben, the new platform will support approximately 90 percent of those apps.