It’s new Lumia time, as Nokia calls a press conference for May 14

Nokia Lumia May 14Nokia has called a press conference for May 14, and the invitation leaves us with little doubt we’re going to see at least one new Lumia phone announced. On the right side of the image, and almost completely obscured by a curtain-like effect, are the words, “See What’s Next,” but the real give away is, “The Nokia Lumia Story Continues,” printed next to it.

The invitation comes just a few days after the announcement of the Asha 210, and follows several months of intense speculation concerning several Lumia-branded devices. If your mind has leapt to the Lumia 928, which is believed to be a Lumia 920 variant headed for Verizon, this is unlikely to be its debut. First, the event is being held in London, and second, Verizon has planned a get-together at CTIA on May 22, which is a far more likely launch venue.

If the Lumia 928 is going to show up on May 22, and it does come wrapped in a new lightweight body – i.e. it’s a properly updated version of the Lumia 920 – Nokia may wish to out the international edition beforehand. It’s believed this is codename Catwalk, a Lumia phone said to have an aluminum chassis instead of one made from polycarbonate. However, as the Lumia 920 has only been on sale since late last year, it could be considered a little too early for its replacement to appear.

The EOS PureView Windows Phone?

With that caveat in mind, what else could Nokia have ready for us? How about the Nokia EOS? This is the codename for the phone which we’re expecting to bring the 808 PureView’s 41-megapixel camera to Windows Phone, something which has been promised right from the start. It’s certainly exciting enough to warrant it’s own launch event.

One should also never forget the chance of a tablet from Nokia, and although it’s too early for the rumored Lumia phablet to be released, there’s a chance Instagram for Windows Phone could be; and that’s something which would fit in well with a camera themed event.

Nokia has decided to hold its event the day before Google I/O begins, so it does run the risk of whatever it launches being quickly overshadowed by any major Google announcements. It’s good news for us though, as May is shaping up to be an exciting month for tech fans. We’ll bring you all the news from Nokia’s press conference on May 15.

Mobile

You forgot all about these 5 phones of 2018. Prepare to forget them again

The best phones of the year are memorable, exciting, and ones we all want to buy. But what about the others? We're not talking about bad phones, we're talking about forgettable phones -- ones that aren't even bad enough to be remembered.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Mobile

Google to end support for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich

Anyone with an old phone that is still running Android 4.0 may want to look into upgrading their phone, as Google has announced that it will be ending support for this older version of Android.
Mobile

Amazon knocks $30 off its Paperwhite ebook reader in limited-time deal

Amazon is running a couple of limited-time deals for its Paperwhite ebook reader. One offers a $30 discount, while the other throws in a pair of headphones and a free, extended Audible trial.
Mobile

New Galaxy S10 leaks showcase display sizes, confirm headphone jack return

While we still may be months away from an announcement, there's no doubt about it: Samsung is working hard on its successor to the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.
Mobile

Android 9.0 updates to stretch into 2019 -- will your phone get a slice of Pie?

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Product Review

The iPad Pro is the best tablet ever. But don't sell your laptop just yet

Apple has unveiled a big redesign for the iPad Pro, slimming down the bezels, adding Face ID, and the ability to attach and charge the Apple Pencil. All of this comes at a high cost however, as the iPad Pro starts at $799.
Mobile

LG G7 owners experiencing dreaded bootloop will have to wait a few days for fix

If you’ve picked up LG’s flagship and it’s not behaving itself, then you might find a solution here. We’ve rounded up the most common LG G7 ThinQ problems and tracked down workarounds and possible fixes.
Mobile

A render video gives us a 360-degree look at the midrange Pixels

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a midrange line. Say hello to the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL.
Mobile

Honor to out-megapixel the competition with 48MP camera on upcoming View 20

After its phenomenal success with the View 10 in 2018, it looks like Honor is getting ready up the ante with its forthcoming Honor View 20. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Mobile

Xiaomi is preparing to set records with 48-megapixel phone camera

Bigger doesn't always mean better, but it certainly makes headlines. Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi is set to release a phone camera with a staggeringly large 48 megapixels on a single sensor.
Apple

Patent highlights Apple's sky-high ambitions for AirPower wireless charger

At its September event last year, Apple unveiled the AirPower -- its new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yet been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
Deals

Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance of finding a great deal. We're talking about Green Monday, of course, and it falls on December 10.
Mobile

Google Fit app finally gets a widget, among other new features

Google Fit hasn't received any new features since its redesign. This week, the company is rolling some new tools; users will be able to add a widget to their Android home screen, adjust the intensity of their workouts, and more.