A Linux User's Nokia Lumia 920 Review - Part 4 The IE10 Mobile Browser

For me, the browser is the most used and most important app on any phone. Browsers have traditionally been a weak spot on Microsoft's mobile platforms. But Windows Phone 8 is supposed to fix that with a brand new browser based on the core of Internet Explorer 10 on the desktop.  According to Microsoft, the new mobile browser, Internet Explorer 10 Mobile is supposed be a thoroughly modern browser with a fast JavaScript engine and excellent support for Web standards including a large set … Continue reading

A Linux User's Nokia Lumia 920 Review - Part 3: Transferring Files Between Windows Phone 8 and Ubuntu


@Nokia_Connects has loaned me a Nokia Lumia 920 to try out. This is the first time I've used a Windows Phone device for more than a few minutes. The Lumia runs Windows Phone 8 While there are a few things I don't like about WP8, I'm enjoying the overall user experience. It's refreshingly different than anything else and fast, fluid and, for the most part, very intuitive. As a Linux user I wondered if it would be possible to connect the … Continue reading

A Linux User's Nokia Lumia 920 Review - Part 2: Using Dropbox With Windows Phone 8

I don't use cloud file storage services much, but I do use Dropbox for online note taking on all the platforms (Linux, Android, Symbian) I use. The notes are just plain text files containing things I want to remember and have available everywhere like; family member's clothing sizes for gift shopping, GSM hash codes, frequent flier numbers, train schedules, tech tips, etc. I create and update the notes with a text editor; gedit on Linux, redak on Symbian and Text Edit or the built … Continue reading

A Linux User's Nokia Lumia 920 Review - Part 1: First Impressions and Google Apps Integration

@Nokia_Connects has loaned me a Nokia Lumia 920 to try out for a couple weeks. Here are my initial impressions. Warning, I'm not a Windows user. My desktop OS in Ubuntu Linux and I use an Android phone. But I was curious to try the Lumia to see what Windows Phone 8 was like and whether I could use it productively without a Windows PC. Physically the Lumia 920 looks a lot like a larger version of the N9 or … Continue reading

Data Saving New Nokia Xpress Proxy Browser for Lumia Windows Phones Speeds Page Loads

Nokia recently launched a Beta version of Nokia Xpress, a proxy browser for Nokia Lumia Windows phones.  The new browser is somewhat similar to the Nokia Series 40 proxy browser that I reviewed previously and which is now also called Xpress. Like Opera Mini and the UC Browser, Xpress uses a proxy server to pre-format and compress pages before they are sent to the device. The compression cuts page size by up to 85%, reducing network traffic and saving lots of money for … Continue reading

How to Use IPhone and Android Webapps in the Opera Mobile, N9, Windows Phone and Other Browsers

I'm cataloging URLs that let you use Android and iPhone only webapps in the Opera Mobile, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS 6, Firefox Mobile, bada, WebOS, N9, N900 and Opera Mini browsers. Continue reading