Posts tagged with: Lumia 1020
  • by | October 30, 2013 9:24 AM

    It happens to the most of us: shoot that perfect picture, say goodbye to the moment, and when you revisit the image you just snapped, oh snap, it's out of focus. Nokia seems to have a solution ready with the Refocus feature we've been hearing about since Abu Dhabi. Sami Niemi, Nokia’s director of Capture & Relive software product management, explains: “Nokia Refocus captures different images over the entire focus range. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about getting your shot in focus before you take a photo. You just capture your image first and then play with ...

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  • by | October 27, 2013 1:36 AM

    ...and as AT&T is preparing to welcome the Lumia 1520 to its line-up, the current king of camera phones, the Lumia 1020 -- let's not argue about it vs the 808 PureView -- is getting a neat price-cut on Amazon for the carrier flavor. $299.99, with a two-year contract, is what AT&T was asking for the phone initially, and, that's now down $200 for $99.99. If the Lumia 1020 is a phone you'd like to rock for two years, hop over to the source links below, and you can grab one really cheap from Amazon. You can choose from black, white, and yellow color options. Source: Amazon (Black, ...

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  • by | October 26, 2013 4:15 AM

    Some of you might have already noticed that a certain Nokia Camera application will be installed instead of the Nokia Pro Camera on your Lumia 1020 phones. The new app combines the Pro Camera and Smart Camera separate applications into a single one, and, also brings some improvements like the ability to choose quickly between three presets: Auto, Sports, and Night. The app can be downloaded from the Store for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 phones, and, will come pre-installed on the brand new Lumia 1520. With the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia Black update -- formerly known as Bittersweet ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 5:12 PM

    Today's all about news from two companies: Nokia and Apple. As they fight for headline dominance, we learn about a separate little incident where Nokia managed to turn a minor Apple scandal into some good PR for itself. This all started late last month, when Apple got its hands on a video originally filmed by Casey Neistat. His six-minute piece documented Apple fans waiting in line for the launch of the iPhone 5S, culminating in the smartphone's retail launch. Apple stumbled across the video on YouTube, and decided to co-opt it for its own purposes. It took the original, which raised some ...

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  • by | October 18, 2013 5:34 PM

    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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  • by | October 3, 2013 7:01 AM

    The polycarbonate Nokia has a penchant for using has a reputation for standing the test of time exceedingly well. The matte finish may tend to gain a certain sheen as the finish wears some, but we've seen a few times before that it's quite resilient against bumps, dings, and scratches. We were, however, somewhat concerned that the abnormally large camera hump would be susceptible to scrapes and scratching. How has the Lumia 1020 fared in our two months with it? Has it resisted scratches, dents, dings, and other blemishes well? Watch the Lumia 1020 durability report below to see for ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    When I entered the AT&T store on July 26, I wasn't totally convinced I would keep the Lumia 1020 for more than a few days. I wanted to try the camera out for myself, but I had expressed by lack of faith in Windows Phone several times here on the site. To date, I've tried Windows Phone more times than I can count on my fingers, and every time the result was effectively the same: the software was kind of boring and the app situation was awful. The painstakingly slow resume times were fixed in the last few updates, and the home screen was given a few more customization options, such as ...

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  • by | September 17, 2013 6:59 AM

    If you're on the hunt for a top-of-the-line Android smartphone in the latter half of 2013, you've got a solid set of options. For fans of lightweight, fully-featured pocket computers, the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung is probably a solid bet. For those who prize build quality and aesthetics more highly than expandability, the HTC One is a better fit. And for those who value a feature-loaded experience on one-of-a-kind (but not at all outlandish) hardware, we're quickly learning that the LG G2 serves that niche pretty well. Our full review of the G2 will be up shortly to further examine its ...

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  • by | September 13, 2013 1:58 PM

    There was once a time where I knew exactly what my next smartphone would be at any given time. Back in the day, I was a huge fan of BlackBerry, and although there were much better options around the time the BlackBerry Tour 9630 hit Verizon shelves in July 2009, I didn't want anything drastically different from before. My last smartphone purchase at the time was the BlackBerry Curve 8330, which I had nearly carried for two years. Not long after I purchased the Tour, however, the smartphone market expanded, accelerated, and matured. It was as if it all happened overnight. New Android phones ...

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  • by | September 9, 2013 9:00 PM

    We apologize for the late upload. We ran into lots of technical difficulties that delayed this video significantly. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's Surface 2 event, and some new rumors about the tablets to be announced. We then talk about Amazon and the sad confirmation that their rumors of a free phone are not going to happen. Then it's Nokia talk as we go through some leaked photos of the Lumia 1520, aside from a good price drop in the Lumia 1020 on AT&T. We follow with the sad news that FCC Nexus 5 leaks were really of another device from LG. We end ...

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  • by | September 9, 2013 7:04 AM

    As much as we all either love or want Nokia's powerhouse camera with a phone, or what some know as the Lumia 1020, we also know that a lot of you find the price after a contract to be a barrier. In a market where every other flagship with a more-populare operating system is retailed for $100 less, it's clear that the competitive grounds give people reasons to think again about Nokia's offering. The great thing is that competition is always something that benefits consumers. You can now pick-up the Nokia Lumia 1020 on AT&T for just $199 after a two-year contract, and if you want a free ...

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  • by | September 2, 2013 3:37 PM

    When it comes to promoting your smartphone, you can spend all day extolling its virtues, educating the public as to its new features, and making the handset seem as attractive as possible. But for all you can say about how great your own phone is on its own merits, sometimes the most powerful messages come when you start challenging the competition. We've seen plenty of attack ads over the years, and while there have been some really great videos produced, some of our favorites have been when billboard ads start going up against one another – remember when LG elbowed-in on Samsung's ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's fire sale on none-other than their Kindle Fire line-up. Later we talk about Samsung's plan to probably launch Tizen in the next couple of months. The Sony Honami is next as the company has begun teasing the device and calling it their company's best. We later go through some reports that the iPhone 5S and 5C might be launched on the last days of September. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's new ad, which again bashes iOS and Android, but this time, in a smarter way. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 11:40 AM

    Advertising sells smartphones, and when you really want to engage your audience in a memorable way, that often means taking a few swings at your competitors in the process. Back in April we got to check out a well-done Microsoft spot for Windows Phone and the Lumia 920, poking tons of fun at iPhone and Android users and all of their idiosyncrasies. Now Microsoft's back with more of the same, producing a new video for the Lumia 1020. As a spiritual sequel to that 920 wedding-themed video, this new 1020 bit at a elementary school recital doesn't waste too much time before quickly devolving ...

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  • by | August 21, 2013 3:01 PM

    When companies fight, customers (usually) lose - but podcasters win, big time. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we'll be reaping some of the few benefits of the great Google-Microsoft battle of 2013: namely, the ability to piss and moan and armchair-quarterback. Fortunately, we've got plenty of ammunition for the discussion, as we're also fresh from customizing our own Moto X devices, re-reviewing the Surface RT, and observing the initial, wobbly launch efforts behind the ATIV S Neo - not to mention wildly speculating about the almost-certainly-fictitious HTC One (Windows Phone 8 ...

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