Ubuntu Vs BlackBerry 10: Would Ubuntu Banish BlackBerry Z10 From The Mind’s Of Consumers?

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Just when you thought the BlackBerry 10 had its work cut out for itself by competing against Android, iOS and the new Windows Phone 8. According to reports on the web, Linux-based Ubuntu OS will soon come to smartphones, giving the BlackBerry 10 one more competitor to fight for precious market share with. And this could happen as soon as October 2013, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. The Ubuntu smartphone OS will be optimized for use on the Galaxy Nexus and app developers can get to work by the end of this month itself. The OS itself will be the same as the desktop version, which means users can connect their smartphones to a monitor and use it like a regular PC too. Ubuntu as a smartphone OS can expect to be well received in the corporate world, where security regulations are the norm. Given this strength, it makes [+more]

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BlackBerry 10 Adamant To Win: Jumps Into Lightning Battle With Nokia Lumia 920 And Apple iPhone 5

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Even though the recent launch of the latest BlackBerry 10 OS generated quite the buzz and saw positive response from tech analysts the world over, the battle is just about beginning for the company. According to ABI Research, we can expect to see about 20 million BlackBerry 10 users by the end of this year, while Windows Phone can expect 45 million users by the same time. While the numbers do seem quite high and would potentially encourage developers to create apps for the BlackBerry 10, what’s making life harder for the company is how Nokia has also found many takers for its flagship Nokia Lumia 920. Windows Phone users are also increasing at a considerable pace, which would also eat into the potential market of the BlackBerry 10 consumers. And of course, neither of these OS’s can compare with the current leader in terms of apps – the iOS. [+more]

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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs Nokia Lumia 820: Is It The Price Which Will Give Lumia 820 A Solid Start?

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Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices are finally here, and the world has good things to say about its flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920. As fab as it sounds, if the price-tag has thrown you off the phone, maybe you want to consider the alternative Lumia 820 – a more reasonably priced Windows Phone 8 based smartphone. With a 4.3-inch screen, it’s only slightly smaller than the Lumia 920. Its AMOLED ClearBlack display has a resolution of just 800X480 pixels, which may sound a bit on the lower side, but we assure you, it works just fine. Powered by a similar 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, Windows Phone 8 works quite smoothly even on the Lumia 820. Nokia has put in 8GB of internal memory, as well as a microSD card slot for those who want more space. The Lumia 820 comes with an 8MP camera featuring [+more]

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TechThirsty Review: Nokia Lumia 920 Hits India

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After not too long a wait, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8-based smartphone Lumia 920 was finally unveiled at an event in India. And we’re not just excited about the OS – this Nokia Lumia 920 is loaded with tons of interesting features that we feel may be just what Nokia needs to get back up on the charts again. So, how did the Lumia 920 experience feel? First impression: It looks gorgeous, no doubt about that! Microsoft wanted phone makers to keep them looking colorful and quirky, and yes, Nokia’s lived up to this expectation. The Lumia 920 comes in bright colors with a glossy finish, giving it a high score in the looks section. It’s 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ LCD display with ClearBlack technology makes for vivid reproduction of colors even when used outside under the sun. In fact, we must confess that its screen made for much better viewing [+more]

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Google Nexus 4 Vs Nokia Lumia 920 Vs HTC Driod DNA Vs iPhone5: Who Wins?

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2012 was the year of technology without a doubt, and as we bring the curtain down on this year, we at TechThirsty have decided to do a round-up of the best phones that were brought out in the year. We’re looking at the top 5 phones that made the headlines, set the cash registers ringing, and drew a huge fan following. So here goes our list: Google Nexus 4: Google’s very own Android phone, the Nexus, saw its latest model being designed by LG. It features Android in its purest form, just the way Google wanted it to be, and it does look good. High on features like its predecessors, the Nexus 4 managed to grab quite a few eyeballs during its launch. Extremely affordable, we can’t help but forgive Googe and LG for not putting in the LTE connectivity feature in this phone. Nokia Lumia 920: 2012 was the [+more]

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Affordability Makes the Day for HTC Windows Phone 8S

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Windows Phone 8 is actually finding quite a few takers, although it’ll take a whole lot of effort for Microsoft to get it all the way up to the level of Android or iOS. There are very few Windows phone-makers, HTC being one of them. Today, we’re taking a look at their latest offering, the Windows Phone 8S. The very first thing that catches the eye, apart from its vibrant design, is its price-tag. Priced very reasonably at $365, as opposed to its next closest competitor – the Nokia Lumia 820 at $650, it’s really affordable for a Windows Phone 8 based smartphone. Powering this phone is a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM. It’s got a 4-inch Super LCD Gorilla Glass display with a 480X800 pixel resolution. The Windows Phone 8S is equipped with a 5MP rear camera that can even record videos at 720p resolution. [+more]

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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer Says Windows Phone 8 Sales Rise 300%

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Microsoft hosted its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, where Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke about the success of the Windows Phone 8. He said that Windows Phone 8 was four times of other Windows Phone devices compared to the last year this time. He added that the Windows phone had seen 300% year-on-year sales growth. However, he didn’t share any measureable actual sales figures. He also said that the Windows Phone Store has more than 120,000 apps and is soon going to have 46 of the top 50 apps that people use. This comes as encouraging news for shareholders, especially since Ballmer acknowledged in October that the phone was a small-volume player. Microsofot CEO also spoke to shareholders about treating the company as a devices and services company henceforth. “This is really a new era for our company,” he said.

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Steve Ballmer Hopeful about Quick Growth of Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, is hopeful that Windows Phone 8 will help the company gain market share among the smartphone OS. Although Windows Phone takes up a very small percentage of the smartphone market, Microsoft is expecting that the newly revamped Windows Phone 8 will manage to pull quite a few customers off Android devices and iPhones. Ballmer was speaking to the press at a launch even in Israel, where he also mentioned that Microsoft’s smartphone partners could drive the company to emerge as a strong third participant in the smartphone market. Google’s Android accounted for 75% of the smartphone market in the third quarter, while Apple’s iOS managed to make up for 14.9% and RIM’s BlackBerry accounted for 4.3% of the market. During this period, Windows Phone users accounted for a mere 2% of the share. Microsoft is not alone in its fight against Google and Apple. Also in [+more]

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Windows Phone 8: Packed With Host Of Exciting Features

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The Windows Phone 8 has now officially been launched, and it is packed with a host of exciting features. It has been designed as a separate OS, although it does have its similarities with Windows 8, making it easier to sync and share information between multiple devices. Although Microsoft takes up just about 3.7% of the smartphone market, the firm is betting on Windows Phone to turn things around. Even though it doesn’t have as many apps on offer as the more established Android and iOS counterparts, the company is banking on its numerous developers to fill up the app store at a rapid pace. According to Microsoft, 46 of the top 50 smartphone apps are already available on Windows Phone 8, including Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, etc. What’s even more encouraging is that Microsoft has a number of phone makers, including Samsung, HTC, and Nokia manufacturing Windows Phone [+more]

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Nokia’s Pinning All Its Hopes On Microsoft Windows Phone 8

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Nokia, the former world leader in mobile phones, has a lot to be worried about. After having a difficult third quarter this year, it is pinning all its hopes on the upcoming Microsoft Windows Phone 8 to turn its fortunes around. The Finnish company posted a loss of $755 million in the third quarter, but is all set to launch the Lumia 820 and 920, powered by Windows Phone 8, in a bid to recover its heavy losses. Both these phones have a typical Nokia design, imbibing the PureView technology for the cameras, the newly upgraded Nokia Maps, wireless charging, and many similar features that give the Lumia series its distinct USP. While Nokia did not face much success with the previous Lumia models running on Windows Phone 7, maybe this upgraded version of Windows Phone will find more takers, and hopefully pull away customers from iPhones and Android-based smartphones. [+more]

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