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Most popular stories of 2012

Another year has rolled by, and what a year! We’ve written loads of stories for you to read, covering wide range of topics. Let’s look back at this year’s stories and see what you read the most.

We’ve split the year into months to bring you 12 of the most read stories of 2012.


Nokia Lumia 900 – Born for the USA (update)

At the start of the year, Nokia announced the new Nokia Lumia 900 – CNET’s choice as ‘best of CES smartphone’ – and that it was coming to AT&T customers in the United States. Fortunately for Lumia lovers, it started rolling out to other countries a little while later.

Nokia 808 Pureview


Nokia 808 PureView – revolutionary camera technology; great smartphone

It’s really no surprise that this was February’s most read story. The innovative Nokia 808 PureView stunned consumers, fans and analysts alike. The 41-megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia’s pixel oversampling technology left people’s jaws on the floor.


Best of show: Nokia wins prestigious MWC award

Following on from the successful launch of the Nokia 808 PureView, the high-performing cameraphone went on to win the Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012. It’s no wonder; PureView was five years in the making. A lot of effort went into making this game-changing technology happen.


Putting people first

Soon after the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 in the US, Nokia had identified a software issue in the device that lead to some people experiencing data connectivity loss. To acknowledge this and to try to rectify this issue, Nokia advised that anybody who had already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 could swap their current Lumia 900 for an updated one, or update their software themselves.

Additionally, as a way of saying sorry for any inconvenience caused, every individual who purchased a Lumia 900 would receive a $100 credit on his or her AT&T bill from Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 900 video proof


Video proof: Nokia Lumia 900 can take a beating

With its Corning Gorilla Glass, the Nokia Lumia 900 is one tough cookie. So much so that two of Nokia’s engineer wanted to test just how tough it is.

Using a hammer and nails, they put the screen of the Nokia Lumia 900 through some tough tests. They then used the phone as a hammer to pummel some nails into a piece of wood. The result? Find out for yourself and check out the video.


New Nokia apps & Zynga games to make your Lumia even better

One of the exiting new partnerships of the year was with Zynga who create social games for people around the world. This partnership saw the availability of Draw Something and Words With Friends to Lumia owners.

Nokia also announced a bunch of apps to enhance your smartphone experience, such as; Camera Extras, Contact Share, Counters, and PlayTo. There was also room to include a software update for Lumia 710 and 800 owners, bringing Internet Sharing, Flip-to-Silence and media streaming from your phone.

There was a lot happening in that post – something for everyone.


10 things you never knew your Lumia could do

The title says it all really. The Nokia Lumia smartphones are so full of features that you might not know about all of them.

Did you know you could take a photo without unlocking your phone? Well, you can.

And, did you know you could use your own voice to perform certain tasks of your Lumia? You can do that, too. Plus, 8 other things.. Check it out.

10 things you never knew your Lumia could do


Nokia World gets new format and date

The month before Nokia World 2012, we gave details about a new format to the event. Nokia held a series of smaller – more intimate – events, targeting specific audiences.

There’s always much excitement around Nokia World each year and this was no different. This story became the month’s most popular story.


Benchmarking mobile maps

This was a very busy month for us on Conversations, and also for you readers, it seems.

We brought you news on the new Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820 and more. It was our post on comparing the brilliant Nokia Maps to our competitors that really caught your attention.


Nokia Lumia 510, our most affordable Lumia yet

In October we announced a new entry-level smartphone that comes in red, yellow, cyan, white and black. This was the Nokia Lumia 510, our most affordable Lumia to date.


iOS, Android, Firefox OS: HERE is available everywhere

For years, Nokia smartphone users have been able to use our top-notch navigation software to get from A-to-B. In November, we announced that our Nokia mapping service would be heading to iOS, Android and Firefox OS users – powered by HERE platform.

Nokia Lumia 620 page


The Family is growing: Nokia Lumia 620

Our family of Windows Phone 8 smartphones is growing and the Nokia Lumia 620 becomes the third member to join that family. It’s also currently the most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Following the same CMYK colour palette as the rest of the family, Nokia has created a new blend of colours – called Dual Shot – by overlaying a transparent CMYK colour over a CMYK base colour to bring new colours.

We’ll be going over some more stories of 2012, so keep reading over the coming days.