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New Photos App & One Handed Mode: Windows 10 Phones

The latest update (Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10536) for the Windows Insiders have brought in a new updated Photos App for the Windows 10 Phone users. This update introduces a folder view that makes it easy for you to see your OneDrive and PC folders in the Photos app. On your phone, you can also see folders on your SD card.

This update also brings faster photo viewing and context menus. Specifically, for phones, zoom and panning is faster, and you now have an option to mark an image as a favourite. This update is not available for PCs at this moment; an update will be rolled out soon.

windows-10-phone-updateMicrosoft had introduced one-handed mode for larger phones sometime ago. In this build, they have also enabled the ability to use one-handed mode on all Windows phones. 

This can be enabled by pressing and holding the Start button. When you do this, your screen will slide down so you can reach items at the top of your screen. To slide the screen back up, tap the black space at the top of the screen, or press and hold the Start button again. One-handed use will also naturally time out after several seconds and return to your regular view

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Nokia Introduces Asha Touch device range to Accelerate the Journey to Mobile Internet

Taking another step towards connecting the next billion consumers, Nokia today unveiled the Asha Touch family of mobile devices in India, introducing the full touch experience at new price points. The two new phone models – the Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311 – further expand the successful Asha smartphone familyproviding young, social consumers with a choice of phones to match their own lifestyle. With a focus on being closer to the market, the devices will be manufactured from Nokia’s Sriperumbudur, Chennai manufacturing unit.

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“The Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311 will provide the Indian consumer with full touch capabilities at new price points and also deliver attractive and intuitive experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content. We believe the Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing unit has been instrumental in helping us deliver on our commitment to connect the next billion of consumers by helping us meet the increasing demand for the Asha series of devices,” said D Shivakumar, Senior Vice President, IMEA, Nokia.

D.Shivakumar, Senior VP-IMEA, Nokia explains on how the Indian Consumer would adopt to the Asha series phone

These latest phones have been designed to provide an incredibly rich, smartphone experiences to consumers who want to be set free from excessive data consumption costs and short battery life. The Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 311 offer a new, fully re-designed touch user interface, combining the proven ease-of-use from Nokia’s heritage with digital design innovations specifically fit for the purpose.

Sari Harju, Head Mobile Phones, Nokia doing a curtain raiser of Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311 in Chennai.

The beautifully crafted Nokia Asha 311 is a fast and fluid 3.5G capacitive touchscreen device, powered by a 1GHz processor to provide a great internet experience. The bright and edgy Nokia Asha 305 is a fun and affordable phone, featuring the exclusive Easy Swap dual SIM.

The Nokia Asha 311 is a colourful, compact touch screen device that comes with all the features you’d expect for a fun and easy mobile experience. It boasts a bright and colourful, scratch resistant capacitive glass screen with polarization filters ensuring users get the best experience from the unique and visually entertaining user interface. The Nokia Asha 311 also features a 3.2MP camera and pre-installed Nokia Maps, in addition to the 15 level pre-bundled version of Angry Birds.

The pre-loaded social client makes accessing Facebook, Twitter and many other global social networks simple while Nokia Browser makes using mobile internet fast and affordable. It also includes the most popular messaging services.

The Nokia Asha 305 is a fun and entertaining Easy Swap dual SIM phone, helping users make the most of their phone while retaining control of their costs. The phone features a bright and colorful 3” WQVGA resistive touch screen along with Bluetooth and Dual Band connectivity. Forty EA games are available for download with every phone as well as a 2MP camera, Nokia Maps and the revolutionary Nokia Browser which helps significantly lower data costs.

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