Nokia Teams Up With Windows Phone

4/9/2012 11:25:36 AM

Description: The Nokia Lumia 710 Sport Window Phone, a sizable touch screen, and a quality camera.

The Nokia Lumia 710 Sport Window Phone, a sizable touch screen, and a quality camera.

Nokia phones sporting the Windows Phone OS have been getting plenty of attention. The first such phone is the Lumia710, which has a 3.7-inch touch screen. A key feature is the Clear Black technology, which makes the screen easy to read in indoors and outdoors. The phone also boasts a 5MP (megapixel) camera, which includes autofocus capabilities and an LED (light-emitting diode) flash. Battery life is estimated at seven hours of talk time or 16 days in standby mode.

Users will enjoy the phone's support for voice commands: Simply ask the phone for a contact's phone number or for the location of a nearby restaurant, and Windows Phone will retrieve it for you. The phone can also provide turn-by-turn directions when you travel. Of course, it wouldn't be a Windows Phone without Internet Explorer 9 Mobile and loads of social network options, including built-in apps such as Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other services. As we went to print, the phone was available for as little as $39.99 (after a rebate) via T-Mobile ( The phone supports T-Mobile's 4G network.


Windows Mobility Center

Description: Windows Mobility Center

This is a great feature for laptop users. Click Start, Control Panel, and then click Adjust Commonly Used Mobility Settings under Hardware And Sound. The Windows Mobility Center provides buttons and sliders that can help you quickly adjust the volume, power on your wireless adapter, connect a second display, or turn on presentation settings (among other features). Your laptop's manufacturer may have customized this console by adding additional buttons to help you configure other settings, as well.

Install Programs From The Network

If your company makes certain programs available over the network, you may be able to download them via the Get Programs console. Click Start, Control Panel, and then click Get Programs under Programs. This window displays any programs available over your network. Select the program you'd like to install and then click Install.

When you in a hurry (or about to start a presentation), the Mobility Center provides any easy way to make important changes to your laptop’s Windows settings

Mice Go Multi-Touch


Description: The Microsoft Touch Mouse lets you swipe and flick your way through Windows 7. We like that you can use your thumb for additional gestures.

The Microsoft Touch Mouse lets you swipe and flick your way through Windows 7. We like that you can use your thumb for additional gestures.

Thanks to smart phones, tablets, and touch screen monitors, people are becoming used to controlling technology with touch gestures. One of the devices bringing the mouse into the era of touch is the Microsoft Touch Mouse ($79.95;, which lets people navigate Windows 7 by flicking their fingers and thumbs across the surface of the wireless mouse. Microsoft also offers an Artist Edition at the same price.

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