Nokia announces Windows Phones at Nokia World.

Well it’s official, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are here and they look pretty good.

 

The 800 comes in three colours, Black, Magenta and Cyan and sports a 1.4Ghz CPU with dedicated GPU, 16Gb of storage, a Carl Zeiss camera and a 3.7″ “ClearBlack” display.

  • Seamless design

    Curved glass, 3.7″ touchscreen, smooth one-piece body

  • People Hub

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Chat, SMS

  • Internet

    Bing, Internet Explorer 9, HTML5, Wi-Fi

  • Camera

    Carl Zeiss optics, 8 MP camera, HD video

The Lumia 710 is a lower end device with similar hardware to the 800 but only 8Gb of memory and a 5Mpixel camera:

 

  • Display

    ClearBlack display, anti-glare screen, 3.7″ touchscreen

  • Personalisation

    Swappable covers, changeable home screen colours

  • People Hub

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Chat, SMS

  • Internet

    Bing, Internet Explorer 9, HTML5, Wi-Fi

  • Camera

    5 MP camera, auto-focus, LED flash

Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Are Here. And They’re Awesome..

Is this Nokia’s saving grace? 900 leaked specs

Nokia have been talking about Windows Phone on some of their devices for a while and the net is alive with rumours of what it will be called, what it will look like and how good it will be.

Well here is yet another rumour but a juicy one at that!

4.3″ AMOLED scree, 1.4Ghz Snapdragon, 1Gb of Ram and 512Mb rom. 8Mpixel Carl Zeis Camera with dual led, 16 or 23Gb memory option, NFC and an 1800mAh battery. Looks the goods but can it walk the walk lol

 

Nokia 900 specifications leak? – ForeverWP.

Microsoft Launches Zune Pass And Kinect Voice to Aussies! Horaah

“Microsoft’s launched voice control for Kinect today, along with the Australian release of the Zune Music Pass subscription service.

Zune Music pass will launch on November 16 at $11.99 per month or $119.90 annually, with the option to run the service on Xbox Live, Windows PCs and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. I’m at the launch event right now and will update with my impressions once the event actually starts.”

Zune pass is a music subscription service that allows you to buy or rent music to listen to on your various devices.

via Microsoft Launches Zune Pass And Kinect Voice Control For Aussies | Gizmodo Australia.

ViewSonic Battles Amazon in tablet wars

Viewsonic have announced a tablet obviously meant to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Viewsonic 7e is priced at $200 and while falling short on some specs, actually packs more punch in features.

“Specs-wise, the 7e isn’t terrible for a $200 mobile device, but it doesn’t compare favorably to the Fire, at least in terms of raw processing power. The 7e runs a 1GHz single-core chip based on ARM’s A8 architecture, whereas the Fire runs a dual-core 1GHz chip. Both tablets will include a modest 512MB of RAM.

There’s only 4GB of internal storage in the 7e — 4GB less than the Fire — but that storage can be augmented with a microSD card, expandable up to 32GB. The Fire, meanwhile, is not expandable. The 7e also sports both rear- and front-facing cameras, two items that Amazon’s hardware lacks.”

via ViewSonic Budget Tablet to Battle Amazon Fire | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

Snake stores sperm for five years then gives birth

Well, I knew a snake could slow it metabolism but to extend that to sperm from another snake is just kinda gross and amazing.
A rattlesnake in Florida has been kept alone in captivity for five years since 2005, no contact with any other snakes at all. Yet, amazingly enough, the snake gave birth!

Snake stores sperm for five years before giving birth – life – 24 October 2011 – New Scientist.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

“The show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” oscillates between Daisey’s China experiences, including his misadventures posing as a prospective purchaser of both bootleg iPhones and Chinese companies, and his gradual disillusionment with his onetime hero, Jobs.

“I started to think,” Daisey says, “and that’s dangerous for any religion.””

 

via Steve Jobs and Apple skewered on New York stage | Reuters.

MidnightJuggernaut App update just got Marketplace approval!!

Well boys and girls, after some hard work and a steep learning curve, the beta 0.9 version of the new and improved Midnight Juggernaut application for Windows Phone is approved and will be available on the Marketplace in the next day or so.

The new app features panorama, landscape and comments support. It also has search capability, will honour your accent colour and has a link email me and a small bio lol

Oh and it also has Mango support! Smile

Check it out very shortly in the Marketplace here