Yes, the new Facebook Messenger app for WP8 is necessary

Windows Phone users had mixed reactions today when Microsoft and Facebook jointly launched Facebook Messenger for WP8 (get it here). While many veteran users of the operating system such as myself celebrated the arrival of the app, many others questioned the necessity of such an app. After all, we can just use the in built Facebook messaging, right?

Not really. Here’s why.

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An iOS User’s Windows Phone Experience

I received a Lumia 525 to review, so I decided to compare Windows Phone 8 to iOS 7, as I use an iPhone 5. Read past the break to find out more…

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Windows Phone


A cousin of mine once walked up to me and said, “You know what people say about Windows Phone?..”


He was right though, to a certain extent. While Windows Phone has secured 3rd spot in the mobile OS war, many people are still ignorant to the existence of the OS. And while I’ve seen more and more people using Windows Phones in public, few are actually satisfied with their phones. I’m one of those few. Or at least I was.
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Lumia 525 Review – A Cheap and Decent Budget Phone

The Lumia 525, an upgrade over the Lumia 520, is a budget device retailing at only SGD$249 off contract, which offers great value at a really low price in comparison to other budget phones today. With 1GB of RAM, it can run most apps on the Windows Marketplace now, and it performs decently at most tasks. It has great value, and for a budget phone, has amazing value. This phone isn’t for a techie, but for a person looking to get his or her first smartphone, this would be great, except for the fact that it has a really disappointing battery life that, while disappointing to one who uses a flagship device, will be downright pathetic to one who uses a dumbphone which lasts days on a charge.

Lumia Black – What’s new?


When the Lumia 1520 and 1320 were revealed during Nokia World on Oct 22 2013, Lumia Black was also revealed, with availability expected to be January 2014. True enough, Nokia has been rolling out the update for the past few weeks, starting with the Lumia 1020 and 925. As of the point of writing, the 920, 820, and the 625 are also receiving the update. Hopefully, the update will roll out to the rest of the Lumia line soon enough.

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Lumia Black update available for 920, 820 and 625 in Singapore

The Nokia Lumia Black update is now seeding to Lumia 920, 820 and 625 devices in Singapore. All variants of the devices (SingTel, Starhub and Country Variant) can be updated via the phone update section in the settings menu. This comes a couple of weeks after the update has been seeding to Lumia 1020 and 925 devices here in Singapore.

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Revisited and Reviewed: Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 review is part of a new review series “Revisited and Reviewed” where we revisit old devices, and see where they stand in terms of today’s competition. Our first choice was the mobile photography king Lumia 1020. Enjoy.


The impressive camera accounts for most of the expensive price tag, in fact making it more expensive than many other flagships. It may not matter for those looking for the best camera in a smartphone, but many consumers will find the price tag unjustified, especially with its mid-range specs, making it a niche product. Continue reading “Revisited and Reviewed: Nokia Lumia 1020”