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Competition Win a Nokia Lumia 930 official case, Open to Ireland and UK,#Competition #Nokia

Competition Win a Nokia Lumia 930 official case, Open to Ireland and UK,#Competition #Nokia

Own a NOKIA LUMIA 930 or know someone with one ?  Well we have the Official Case up for grabs in Orange.

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Lets keep it simple and away we go..

The Rules..

1 – Follow us on twitter Twitter  

2 - Share the link below from the tweet button.

3 – You must have an adress in the UK or Ireland we will pay for shippping.

4 – Prize is non negotiable and judges decision is final.. 

 

Competition closes on Friday the 31st October 2014 and good luck to you all..

We will have another competiton very soon on our sister site and soon to be our new home TechBuzzIreland.

 

 

 

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The most iconic mobile phone logo is gone forever ? #Nokia,here is your new Lumia branding,by @jimboireland.

The most iconic mobile phone logo is gone forever ? #Nokia,here is your new Lumia branding,by @jimboireland.

Well we all heard the other day with what is happening with Nokia branded devices,something we all knew was going to happen and for many it was a sad day,But things have happened and business must continue but for as far as the name Nokia goes we will never see the NOKIA logo ever again,this for some will hurt and others it will be business as usual but only to see a different name printed or etched into the next line of handsets from Microsoft,the other day i wrote my feelings about it and you can read that over HERE. The Nokia X2,130,730,735 and 830 will be the last to bear the NOKIA LOGO..or will they?

The response was great bar the one idiot who as usual fails to talk to me face to face and indirectly comments,and no doubt will again, but thats how some folk are,however i just laugh at cowards like that and move on,so what have we got in store for the future line up and what will they look like with new branding.

One thing is for sure we will not have a flagship until next year,probably summer and this is an issue for some,we may possibly see some mid tier or low ends announced before then which seem to sell well but high end users are now left waiting in limbo..with other new OEMs now jumping onto the windows platform time is everything for Microsoft so they need to act and act fast and give its customers what they want, albeit Lumia sales are up for 8.8 million to 9.3 million its not enough,Apple sold that amount in one weekend why i am i saying this? Its called perspective. Yes as you know i am an avid NOKIA fan i use all OSs today and there is more than just the Branding to think about here,there is the super staff at Nokia who have been good to bloggers and the public, the staff at connects that put devices into peoples hands to test the staf fbehind conversations and the Nokia Support forum, the list is endless,sadly that list has been cut way too short for my liking by MS.Some will say its business,yes it is but lets think about who gone windows off the ground and tossed them out like an empty can.Yes its business thats true but harsh,but also reality . To note we have been told that nothing will change with what’s left though.

 

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Q&A from Nokia conversations.

 

Conversations: But does this mean Nokia Lumia smartphones that are currently in the market are obsolete?

Tuula: Of course not! Microsoft continues to sell and support the Nokia Lumia phones that are out in the market, such as the recently announced Lumia 830 and Lumia 730/735. As I said, the Lumia promise that you’ve come to experience and love will remain. We will continue to honor customer warranties and provide world-class care services as before.

Conversations: Will we see any additional Nokia phones from Microsoft?

Tuula: Yes! Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia-branded, entry-level category of phones, such as the Nokia 130. We have licensed the Nokia brand for such devices.

As Tuula mentioned, our online channels are going through some changes and this applies to the Conversations blog, too. In the coming weeks, we will move to our new home at Microsoft. We’ll keep you posted on these changes and hope you can make it to our housewarming party!

 

Conversations: So when are we going to see the first Microsoft Lumia device?

Tuula: I wouldn’t comment on future product announcements, but what I can say is that that we are looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon. This is of course a natural progression as all devices that once came from Nokia now come from Microsoft.

And, the Lumia promise of great phone experiences will remain the same as our customers have come to know and love. What’s more, Lumia phones will also showcase the best of Microsoft’s services such as Office, OneDrive, Skype and Bing to help customers with their work and personal lives.

 

Read the full story over at NOKIA CONVERSATIONS  We spent alot of time there too and have featured on it several times.

Will Nokia reinvent itself someday ? Some think so some not,however this is something to think about..Nokia still remains a very viable company in other areas and they could come back and back with a bang,lets hope so.Roll on 2016 when they can come back.

 

 

 

 

 

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Farewell to Nokia Lumia and a new start for Microsoft Lumia.My thoughts by @jimboireland #Nokia

Farewell to Nokia Lumia and a new start for Microsoft Lumia.My thoughts by @jimboireland #Nokia

Today we learned something we already knew what was coming a long time but it was slapped down for all to see,the final nail in the coffin and perhaps a reality check for some,like it or not we will no longer see the famous NOKIA badge on any devices,the name that once ruled the mobile industry has been taken away by good oul Microsoft not only that even Apps are now losing the NOKIA name and been replaced with good oul Microsoft.

 

 

 

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Ok so everyone knows me here,i’m Jim,A long standing Nokia supporter for 20 years,people ask does it hurt of todays final blow and to be honest yes it does but going forward its business it has to be accepted like it or not but for the millions of fans around the world its a sad day but lets not forget its not only about the brand.

Microsoft shed NOKIA staff by the truckload,the staff that brought Windows Phone to life,Windows was going nowhere until Nokia decided to go down that road all the way back when the Lumia 800 was born.Given it took a while to take off and massive money was spent in marketing some felt why on earth did they go Windows and not Android,this argument will always remain a debatable issue and the finger will always point to somebody,even today people say Nokia should have took the Android route,maybe they are right maybe they are wrong but for now its not going to change,Nokia and its staff brought Windows to life over a number of years it had a slow start but then steadily grew,today its still growing but it would be nowhere near where it is now only for the good folk at Nokia who were tossed out like an empty can,men and women with families,regardless this is one thing i will never forgive MS for..

It is business i know  but as many see  MS was out to destroy Nokia,doing a good job so far,MS had not got the capabilities nor the hardware Nokia had to bring the Windows OS into  people hands,Windows was around on devices for some time and never shifted at all not until Nokia came along.The 800 was a nice phone but only for Nokia and the design team they made WP attractive better handsets came along then things moved quickly.With the 1020 for example,its design,the hardware and how others tried to compete and all failed the 1020 still remains the camera king in the mobile world.

As it stands Windows phone has not a great market share,nothing compared to the good old symbian days,even for now people still think symbian rocks,well it does not these people need to wake up,technology has a cycle the cycle has been well ridden out now for symbian.Been honest it took me 2 years to move from Symbian when Android came along and it took me almost a year to even get to like windows with the 800 but i then said ok move on or get locked in the past like some are today,everyone has their own opinion on what OS they prefer they are entitled to it,but realistically speaking Symbian is finished get over it,kind of like todays news the NOKIA brand is gone and get over it. Call me a hypocrite if you like but  i aint one to sit on the fence and feel sorry for myself this is 2014 this is Technology this is the world we live in..I have to accept it like everyone else will. Thing is i have i’ve moved on too i use many brands today and moved on from confining myself to Nokia as the interest grew on me what the competition had to offer.

My heart will always be with Nokia as a brand,a device with Microsoft Lumia wrote on it,hmmmm yeah well it just wont feel the same,agree or disagree,weighing in on what has happened over the last 2 years it leaves a very divided community,even for the hard core Nokia fans many have left and chose another brand,some have stayed and are hoping for change but will Microsoft give the people what they want going forward? Some say yes some say no,i say i’m optimistic and remain hopeful that MS serve the goods,they really need to up their game right now and start rolling out updates quicker,rethinking productivity rethinking marketing,rethinking launch plans,and if i’m going to be blunt think like Samsung and Apple,announce a phone this week,have it in peoples hands no later than a month and make devices globally available not sticking to the US and certain regions..

What is happening next,ok well the last remaining devices will be the last devices with Nokia on them,so what is left to see,the Nokia 130,the 730,735 and 830 after this is kaput. Oh and not forgetting the Nokia X2 which i still ask myself  WHY? A gateway to the MS eco system……… Need i say no more and nor do i disagree why MS killed this so quickly either,its a nice phone i was lucky to obtain one and will now remain in a collection i have which stands near 180 Nokia Devices.

 

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We still do not know what exactly what we will see on the phones be it LUMIA or MICROSOFT LUMIA that remains to be seen,already we have seem some rebranding around the world as regards to the websites,our own here has been redirected to microsoft mobile it changed some time back ,twitter feeds and facebook pages will now slowly change over now over the coming weeks..

Can Microsoft keep the current users happy going forward? This remains to be seen,market share is growing windows phone is attractive,live tiles are better than static tiles,but limitations apply still,same as iOS some say ok think of the next device announcement from MS as a NOKIA inside it,will the devices be aesthetically pleasing,will they still provide what the consumer wants,to date its up in the air,yeah i still use Windows phone and Android and recently took the plunge to iOS which to be quite honest i think is very much locked down,it looks well but for me does not tick all the boxes that is my opinion and i am entitled to it same as others would say the same about Android or Windows.And yes Windows has its problems just like Android does so i am not being biased.

Nokia still exists though as a company just to finalise,they still have network and mapping  very much alive and doing well so who knows what the future holds.

So over to you now,what are your thoughts tell us below and i will leave you with a gallery of some of the devices i own i have not got all day to be sitting here taking photos as much as i would love to. So are you a Nokia fan or a Microsoft fan,thats the burning question…I use a Nokia Lumia 735/930 and other device’s today does it make me an MS fan? You decide..
What happens now with NokiaNewsIreland.com, We have more to do before we fully port over to our sister site Techbuzzireland.com. All things technology will be covered there including MS products.

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The Nokia Lumia 630 hits @tescomobileire #WindowsPhone #Nokia #Tesco by @jimboireland

The Nokia Lumia 630 hits @tescomobileire #WindowsPhone #Nokia #Tesco by @jimboireland

MVNO Tesco mobile have already a few windows phones on sale which is a good sign and now we learn that the 630 has just gone on sale here too not long after the 530 which was the latest addition to their handset portfolio.

 

The Nokia Lumia 630 set new standards for affordable smart phones. The Nokia Lumia 635 is a smartphone featuring the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5 MP camera and 4.5 inch ClearBlack IPS display

 

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The 630 will cost you €129.99 on pay as you go and below is the billpay pricing..

 

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Check out the Lumia 630 over at Tesco Mobile

 

 

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Get a Nokia 220 for only €9.99 from @CarphoneIE if you switch to Vodafone,by @jimboireland #Nokia

Get a Nokia 220 for only €9.99 from @CarphoneIE if you switch to Vodafone,by @jimboireland #Nokia

Carphone Warehouse have just made a delightful tweet with a nice phone at a nice price its the Nokia  220 and its yours for only 9.99 if you switch to Vodafone on PrePay.

This is a fantastic bargain and also a good idea to have a spare device or even a gift for someone.

 

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The Nokia 220 uses the cloud powered Nokia Xpress Browser with Microsoft Bing search enabling you to search and surf the internet longer and for less.

Keeping you connected, Facebook and Twitter come pre-loaded right out of the box, allowing you to share and explore straight away and no matter where you are.

As well as an in-built MP3 player, video player and FM radio (headset required), six high-quality Gameloft games – Asphalt 6 Adrenaline, Assassin Creed, Block Breaker 3, Brain Challenge 3 and Modern Combat 2 – come pre-loaded, offering even more fun on already-great devices.

 

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The Nokia 220 house a 2.4-inch color screen, a 2-megapixel camera and up to 32GB microSD card support.

Connectivity wise, the Nokia 220 has a micro USB port for data transfer and charging, and Bluetooth 2.1 with Nokia SLAM; a feature that allows you to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends, wirelessly, and almost instantly.

You will even be able to see in the dark thanks to the integrated flashlight.

Its look is distinctively Nokia, taking both heritage and contemporary design cues and creating a sophisticated device that belies its price.

The Nokia 220 comes in a range of eye-catching, inherent colored covers – red, black, white, yellow, cyan – with matching keypads. The quality of the materials and our attention to detail will ensure the Nokia 220 will keep up with the rigors of everyday use.

 

 

 

This is the single sim version on sale.Source

 

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Desire Gaming Ltd bring The Journal.ie app to WindowsPhone.by @jimboireland #Apps #WindowsPhone.

Desire Gaming Ltd bring  The Journal.ie app to WindowsPhone.by @jimboireland #Apps #WindowsPhone.

The Journal.ie is one of Irelands leading online news media and have apps both on Android and iOS and still none for Windows Phone users,this has been asked many times by fans and in 2014 we still have no application which is not impressing windows phone users despite Windows Phone has now an estimated 10% market share here in Ireland.

Windows Phone is growing,slow it might be but it has jumped in the last two years and will continue to grow but perhaps not as fast as expected.

Last year we also had a Windows Phone app by Brian Gibson who also developed an app for Adverts.ie and Boards.ie and not forgetting MyHome.ie

This time around Desire Gaming has brought a Journal.ie app to the table,if you remember last year they brought us Electric Jake .

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The App seems to work quite well with options at end of screen to toggle between sections,this is a nice feature..we are testing it on our Nokia Lumia 735 here and it seems pretty good and has no ads.

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You can download the app by clicking the Journal.ie image at beginning of post.Let us know how you find it..

Note,the developer has no affiliation with the journal and has created this on his own time until the Journal perhaps in time do decide to make the app…

 

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Nokia Wireless Charging Shell for Lumia 730/735 now available on Irish Microsoft store.by @jimobireland #Nokia

The Nokia Lumia 735 is due to hit our stores soon in ireland and if you plan on picking one of these up now is the chance to get some shells if you are stuck with a colour you do not like.We have recently got the Green 735 and its a nice device and so far been a joy to use.The cases will set you back €19.90 and free shipping.

 

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Ditch the wires. Let’s go wireless.

This Qi-compliant charging shell is a perfect fit for your Lumia 730 or 735. Qi is the new standard for wireless charging, so there’s no need to constantly plug and unplug cables. Plus, you’ll still have access to your touchscreen and buttons, without having to remove the shell. With a range of colors to choose from, match your smartphone or your personality. The choice is yours.

 

 

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Check them out over at the Microsoft store 

 

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