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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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    Adam Doud sure doesn't like the idea of a Windows Phone phablet. Pocketnow's newest editor is, if nothing else, consistent. He's denounced the concept of a Nokia-made smartphone/tablet hybrid more than once, with his latest anti-phablet proclamation coming on the heels of today's unveiling of the new Lumia 1520. Adam's arguments are quite valid. His insistence that modern Windows Phone software can't effectively utilize the added screen real estate of a phablet is understandable, even if the problem isn't confined to Microsoft's OS (we recently took the Android-based HTC One max to task ...

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    If you thought that Nokia was just working on one phablet according to the rumors, well the company has proven that it's also capable of keeping things under the radar, even if these things aren't as hot as we'd wish they'd be. Lust as we saw the big and mid-ranged Lumia 625 earlier this year, Nokia has also announced a larger sibling to serve the mid-ranged European and Asian market. This new phablet is being dubbed the Lumia 1320, which yeah, has a name that makes the Lumia 1020 look bad if we were to follow the numerical designators. The device sports a dual-core processor we're still ...

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    Nokia World is finally happening in Abu Dhabi, and it's great to see that the company's new products got announced in time before a competing company stole their thunder. Let's begin with the first-ever Windows Phone phablet to hit the market, the Nokia Lumia 1520. The device is now official, and the device is more than just huge when it comes to news, and size. The Lumia 1520 is also the most powerful Windows Phone to ever be announced. As expected, it is a big phone, with a 6-inch 1080p display, which is already bigger than the HTC One max that we recently had a chance to review. It's ...

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    Have you ever had that feeling that something is missing? It should be something so obvious, when you walk in the room, that it hits you in the face like a frying pan in a bad marriage. And yet, you just can't put your finger on it. It's that dangerous question that a wife asks her husband - “Notice anything?” - and you know there's something different, but you just don't see it? Microsoft has that feeling right now. Or at least it should. Or else it should be hit in the face with a frying pan. The power of three GDR3. Just think about that for a second. Gee Dee Arr Three. Notice ...

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    There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee on the Weekly!" you demanded. And after weeks of dancing around schedules, overseas trips, and major product releases, we've finally managed to make it happen. For the first time in recorded history, MKBHD and Pocketnow have collaborated to bring you two full hours of audio-podcast goodness. That sounds a lot more grandiose than three guys ...

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    The Windows Phone 8 GDR 3 update was released as a preview for developers just recently, so in this video we're going to take a look at some of the new features. The update isn't terribly large, but there are some significant changes.  Check out the video below to see all of the new features. I'm going to start with my favorite new feature.  With Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 GDR3 you can now access internet sharing without having to go into the phone settings, turn it on, and look up the password.  I've paired my Nokia Lumia 925 with my Surface Pro using Bluetooth and now even if I ...

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    Yesterday, Microsoft detailed some of the upcoming features of the GDR3 update for Windows Phone. We were looking at both hardware (1080p resolution, large screen support, Snapdragon 800 SoC support) and software changes that will start coming in effect soon. The third Live Tile column has generated discussions regarding its availability. Apparently, according to Joe Belfiore, the third column will only be available on 1080p screen display-enabled phablets. Furthermore, Belfiore also mentioned "all the other related UI changes throughout OS", which will be available for the same devices ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR3, some new enhancements to come, and even how to install it on your current Windows Phone. Google follows in the news because their new "Mobile Meter" service might give you incentives if it can track you. We then continue with Google, but this time because we've got a leaked video of the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat. We then go through some leaked renders of the LG G Flex, which should land soon. We end today's show talking about our review of the HTC One max, and some first impressions. All this and more after the ...

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    The latest update to Windows Phone 8 was just announced today, but more importantly, a method for enthusiasts and developers who want to void the warranty on their phone for the privilege to install the update right away (instead of having to wait for their carriers to approve the update) has also become available.  We heard about this program a while back, but now it's finally come to fruition.  Having to wait for carriers to approve and allow the distribution of Windows Phone operating system updates has always been extremely frustrating for users.  Of course, the carriers want the ...

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    We can finally start guessing and collecting features from leaks as far as the upcoming GDR3 Windows Phone 8 update is concerned. Microsoft has published the details of the upcoming refresh, and they refer to both software and hardware. It's the yearly-cycle that Microsoft stays true to, but, this time, instead of something major, like Windows Phone 8 itself was, we're getting improvements. According to Microsoft, the update "will roll out to existing phones over the next several months". However, "in the coming weeks" is also a wording which is being used. As you can see in the screenshot ...

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