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    Over the weekend the Lumia Black update started hitting unlocked Lumia 1020 devices across the world; the update was first pushed out to American variants of the phone, after its introduction on the Lumia 1520 phablet, with which it shipped out of the box. We're seeing and hearing several reports that unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 phones are also getting the Lumia Black package, which consists of Windows Phone 8 GDR3, with Nokia's own Black suite on top of it. Among the things included, worthy of mentioning are: the ability to group apps into folders (requires AppFolder app), Bluetooth LE, new ...

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    Nokia's offered its users plenty of reasons to look forward to its new Lumia Black software update. Indeed, the problem hasn't been a lack of features, but simply getting your hands on the software; the Lumia 1520 runs Black out of the box, and we saw AT&T start delivering Black to Lumia 1020 owners in the States, but what of international users, not to mention those who have all these other Lumia models? The New Year passed without an answer, but today we finally see Nokia start opening the tap, as Lumia Black updates start coming to Lumia 925 and 1020 phones across the globe. Don't ...

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    Remember a month ago when we told you about the RAW photo support coming to Nokia Lumia phones? An update to Nokia Camera delivered compatibility with Digital Negative files, but there was a hitch: the handset needed the new Nokia Lumia Black update to function. That wasn't an issue for the 1520, but the 1020, with its 41-megapxiel PureView sensor just aching to snap some RAW shots, still hadn't seen Lumia Black become available. Thankfully, that's now changing, as AT&T starts making the software available to its users. AT&T appears to be first out of the gate with this release, ...

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    Update: in addition to the feature described below, a couple of others have been marked as "solved" (Thanks ImperialDynamics in the comments below): "allow a flick down to close applications like you can on Windows 8", as well as "store apps & attachments on external storage and improve/provide micro SD support". The text is the same, which makes us wonder... Those who use, or know, Windows Phone, are aware that there's little to no control over the file system, aside from multimedia files and alike which can be copied/synched to devices with the help of companion apps. Windows ...

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    At the beginning of the month, both Microsoft and AT&T have started taking pre-orders for the Lumia 1520. The price was $199 with a two-year contract (and additional goodies thrown in by Microsoft and the carrier) but it appears that AT&T has dropped another $100 from its price. If you follow the source link below to the phone's page on the carrier's website you'll see the Lumia 1520 being listed as available for pre-order at $99.99, with the two-year agreement. The $100 difference is an online discount and should you order, "your Nokia Lumia 1520 will be shipped on November 19, ...

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    In the weeks that led up to the formal launch of Windows Phone 8 GDR3, we thought we had a pretty good handle on what to expect. We knew that a denser start screen was coming in order to address the arrival of high-res phablets like the 1080p Lumia 1520, but leaks of the update running on existing hardware sure seemed to suggest that the same third column of Live Tiles would be available as an option on smaller screens. Suffice it to say, that didn't actually happen, and eventually we got confirmation from Joe Belfiore himself that the extra column was dependent on both having a large ...

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    If you are still undecided on whether to pre-order the Nokia Lumia 1520 from Microsoft or AT&T, the carrier's trying to help you with its latest "Mobile Minute" video of the phone. It should help you push that pre-order button, in case you don't want to wait for our upcoming full review of the phone. We'll remind you of the specs: the first Windows Phone-powered phablet packs a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. The screen is a six-inch Full HD unit, and internal storage is capped at 16GB, though there’s a microSD card slot to further expand it. The ...

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    OK, here's a little history about the Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders in the US: first there was a pre-order page on the Microsoft Store, then it was taken down because it wasn't supposed to go live at all at that moment. Now we've got a pre-order again. Here's hoping this time it's here to stay. There was speculation concerning availability for the phone but now it appears to be official (you know, like the first time). Anyways, here's the meat of it: you can pre-order your Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T from the carrier, as well as from the Microsoft Store. November 22 is the availability date ...

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    Remember we told you yesterday that the Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T can be pre-ordered from the Microsoft Store? Well, forget it! According to a recent report, the page went live prematurely and Microsoft has since yanked it; it lived about 12 hours. However, all pre-orders for the phone itself, as well as cover accessories, placed within that window will be honored, according to Microsoft, at the time the phone will become available. Meanwhile AT&T and Nokia both confirmed that the Lumia 1520 will indeed be part of the carrier's line-up -- something we knew from the very beginning ...

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    It will be available in red, white, yellow, and black, and you can grab it for $199 on a two-year contract starting November 15 on AT&T. That's the Nokia Lumia 1520, which was introduced at the Abu Dhabi 2013 Nokia World event on October 22. The price is $549.00 if you prefer to grab the unit without the agreement and, whatever your choice, you can pre-order your phone on the Microsoft Store at the source below. There's no word in international availability just yet, and, those of you who opt for the AT&T flavor should know that this particular model doesn't support wireless ...

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    You can charge your Android device while having it turned off but Windows Phones, pretty much like iPhones, will boot up immediately when plugged in for a charge while being turned off. The HTC 8X, both the global and the AT&T carrier flavor, has started receiving its GDR3 update, and apparently the refresh solves this issue (feature?). WPCentral reports that once the HTC 8X as the latest firmware, powering it off and plugging it in for a charge triggers a vibration, followed by the HTC logo, a battery icon, but no boot into the operating system. This could be useful for those who ...

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    A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft introduced the world – or at 3 percent of it – to its latest creation to the little OS that could. Thus we met latest innovation from Windows Phone - drive mode. Adam Lein took us through a brief tour of the highlights of the new update and even explained how one could go about getting it on one's Windows Phone without having to wait for AT&T's hideously long thorough testing and official release. If you haven't watched those videos, I highly recommend you give them a peek. One of the features that Microsoft brings to the table is called Drive Mode. ...

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    Despite the leaked render of the Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 from the beginning of October, the phone was nowhere to be seen at last week's Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. Still, it is believed to be, at the moment, a variant of some sort for the Lumia 1520 which was unveiled in the United Arab Emirates. The picture above, and the video embedded below, claim to feature the upcoming phone. As a Lumia 1520 variant, it will retain the Full HD resolution screen -- though in a slightly smaller form factor -- the speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, as well as the 20-megapixel camera, according to reports. ...

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    On October 22 Nokia announced, among other things, the Lumia 1520, at the Abu Dhabi Nokia World 2013. It is the largest -- six-inch screen -- and most powerful Windows Phone to date, with its quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. It also packs 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage (expandable), and a 20MP PureView camera. The phone will be available on AT&T -- with some modifications to its wireless charging system and support -- and today's leak tries to anticipate the look of the color options on the carrier's line-up. Black, red, and white are the shades mentioned and the purported ...

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    You'll be able to click this link to join the hangout! Topic Unfortunately we had to skip an episode last week due to some objective matters, but, nonetheless, we're back, and boy, do we have a lot to talk about. A lot of things have happened over the past couple of weeks, and, specifically, this week. The world is now richer with a couple of Apple iPads and Nokia Lumias, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts! However, the other big, and anticipated, bit of the week, the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat event did not happen. Disappointed? Have predictions? Let's talk about that too! Join ...

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