In the video below, Xioami, renowned iThing copier, dares to poke fun at the iPhone 6 and the camera bump. That indirectly pokes fun at other lumpy rears, including famously of course, Nokia’s spectacular cameras.
How does their camera even compare. When slim yet producing as good pictures or better than opponent, that’s ok. If you produce potato, then shush your mouth HTC ultracrapcel.
One of the myriad of awesome items in MixRadio’s package generously sent to us was the NFC Screen Sharing accessory (cheers guys!)
This allows you to screenshare to any TV (as long as you can connect via HDMI directly or via converter).
Sorry I couldn’t get the unboxing video up. Already at airport at time of writing… Hopefully in the Philippines by the time this post is live.
It’s the simplest set up: Plug in the power and HDMI cable. Power on (there’s no switch but some of you may have switches on the plug sockets). If your TV is set to view that HDMI then you’ll see the MICROSOFT logo along with instructions on what to do next.
All you have to do is tap the NFC disc (make sure NFC is on) and you’ll be shown the screen share setting. Tap on the screen and now you’ll be wirelessly sharing.
Here’s the disc.
The actual device all hooked up.
Red “on” light. Excuse the mess.
Microsoft logo at the bottom with a host of vents
It looks a lot like the Nokia MD-310 (a total gem of a bluetooth receiver)
The blue ring reminds me a lot of Cortana
I tested this with a Samsung smart TV (2013). It has build in screen sharing capabilities which already work great with minimal lag on the Lumia 1520 or 930. Funnily enough, my Note 4 which is a Samsung has a horrific 2-4 second delay which makes it difficult to properly interact due to the delay (gaming is out of the question). Now with the HD-10 Screen sharing accessory, the response time is just as quick now as my Lumia.
The only thing I would like is if the Lumia automatically connected without requesting to tap the appropriate screen sharing device.
Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q4 2014 of EUR 0.09 (EUR 0.08 in Q4 2013); reported diluted EPS of EUR 0.08 (EUR 0.05 in Q4 2013)
Net sales in Q4 2014 of EUR 3.8 billion (EUR 3.5 billion in Q4 2013)
Nokia Networks achieved 8% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 3.1 billion in Q4 2013 to EUR 3.4 billion in Q4 2014, primarily due to strong performance in North America.
Nokia Networks achieved strong underlying operating profitability with non-IFRS operating profit of EUR 470 million, or 14.0% of net sales, compared to EUR 349 million, or 11.2% of net sales, in Q4 2013.
Mobile Broadband achieved 13% year-on-year increase in net sales, driven by strong growth in overall core networking technologies and modest growth in overall radio technologies. Within radio technologies, strong year-on-year growth in LTE was partially offset by a decline in mature radio technologies.
Global Services returned to year-on-year growth for the first time since Q4 2012, with net sales up by 3% and particularly strong growth in the strategically important systems integration business line.
HERE achieved 15% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 255 million in Q4 2013 to EUR 292 million in Q4 2014, primarily due to HERE’s leading market position and positive trends in the automotive market.
In Q4 2014, HERE sold map data licenses for the embedded navigation systems of 3.9 million new vehicles, compared to 3.2 million vehicles in Q4 2013.
Nokia Technologies achieved 23% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 121 million in Q4 2013 to EUR 149 million in Q4 2014, primarily due to Microsoft becoming a more significant intellectual property licensee in conjunction with the sale of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft, as well as higher intellectual property licensing income from certain other licensees.
In Q4 2014, Nokia Technologies non-IFRS operating expenses increased both year-on-year and sequentially primarily due to investments in business activities, which target new and significant long-term growth opportunities, as well as increased activities related to anticipated and ongoing patent licensing cases.
Full year 2014 highlights:
Nokia’s full year 2014 non-IFRS diluted EPS grew by 40% to EUR 0.28 (EUR 0.20 in 2013); reported diluted EPS of EUR 0.30 (EUR 0.05 in 2013)
Nokia’s full year 2014 net sales of EUR 12.7 billion (EUR 12.7 billion in 2013)
Nokia Board of Directors will propose a dividend of EUR 0.14 per share for 2014 (EUR 0.11 per share for 2013, in addition to which a special dividend of EUR 0.26 per share was paid in 2014)