“The new app reality. Nokia #Lumia has all the apps you need in the Windows Phone Store.” That is what the following video tells you. However, do you agree or not? I agree to a certain extend. Of course does the Windows Phone store offer the most must have apps. But how about apps that have a half-life period of several months or even weeks? For example the popular German game Quiz Duell? It became popular about two months ago and yet there is no WP version. Everyone in Germany is playing it. Everyone expect WP users. Same with Flappy Birds (I mean the original version)! Slowly top apps are coming but that is the problem. They are coming SLOWLY! Instagram took as long as the Facebook Messenger – over a year! Good for us user that those apps are coming eventually. But the problem is that the apps or coming to slowly and that viral apps will never make it to the Windows Phone ecosystem.
There are plenty of rumors what Nokia is gonna to show us in Barcelona at MWC. One of which is the Android powered Nokia X. In case you don’t wanna miss a bit you should watch Nokia’s live webcast over at Nokia Conversations. The Webcast starts Monday, February 24, 2014, 8:00 am CET .
In the USA Nokia announced a new Windows Phone 8 device exclusively for Verizon Wireless. The Nokia Lumia Icon has a 5″ state-of-the-art 1080p full HD screen and a metal construction that gives the device a distinctive look, making this one of 2014’s most anticipated new devices.
On its back it feature a 20-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Morover it comes withfour lossless microphones that capture omnidirectional audio in full stereo. This means you’ll record video exactly how you remember it, thanks to our high-performance digital mics, noise reduction and those magical software algorithms.
The Nokia Lumia Icon will go on sale on Thursday, February 20 at your local Verizon Wireless store and online and VerizonWireless.com for a price of $199.99 with a two-year activation. Microsoft Stores are taking pre-orders for Lumia Icon and offering a free Nokia Wireless Charging accessory for those that purchase before March 16, 2014.
In April Microsoft will release the latest version of it’s Windows Phone Operating System – Windows Phone 8.1. Many false screenshots and videos have been pubilshed the last days and weeks. But now WPbar.cn leaked the above screenshot and stated that it is real. What you can see is that you can set separate volume controls with WP 8.1 for ringtones, media and apps. This is a feature almost every user have been clamoring for so long. For me, this and a proper notification center (like iOS) are the features I am most looking for.
With its own dedicated Red Stripe section the the Windows Phone Store Microsoft offers each week six apps that are at discounts of 50% or more! This week the following six apps are available
Be sure to check the Windows Phone Store each Thursday for new Red Stripe Deals.