Posts tagged with: Lumia 1020
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    Reviewing the world's biggest and baddest smartphones is an awesome job, but it can also be a stressful one. Often, the time between review and release is very short, requiring long hours and a little compromise when trying to deliver timely impressions. So it's always a pleasure when, after the initial review but before the Empty Nest and After The Buzz phases, you get to settle in with a review device as your temporary daily driver. It's during this time that the device's personality solidifies, its assets and shortcomings becoming more defined. And, in the case of a smartphone like the ...

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    Can we start with: "was about darn time!"? We were there in London back in May at the official Lumia 925 unveiling when we were told about this Oggl app from Hipstamatic, that will allow users to (finally) upload their pictures to Instagram, in a more official-appearing way. We were told that it should land soon. Then the Lumia 1020 event arrived and still nothing. As of today (yesterday in some time zones), you can get your Hipstamatic Oggl PRO app from the Windows Store. That is, if you have a Lumia 1020. Strange, because we have a Lumia 925 (remember, it's the Lumia 925 event where ...

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    If you don't have a Nokia Lumia 1020 you shouldn't care about this one, at least not until Nokia finally pushes out the app to other Lumia devices in its line-up. However, if you were among the first ones to get on the 41-megapixel bandwagon, follow the source link below to update. The latest version of the app adds even more functionality to the already feature-packed app. You will now be able to do bracketing on your pictures. Think of it as "manual HDR", where the camera takes several shots at different exposure levels. You will, however, need to manually merge them on a computer or ...

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    (Updated 7/29/2013 with additional battery endurance information. See "Performance," below.) The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a ground-attack aircraft operated by the U.S. military. It's big, it's slow, and it's built around a single dominant feature: the 30mm cannon slung under its cockpit. The A-10 is also so ugly that it's one of the few planes in the world known better for its nickname than its official designation: pilots long ago rechristened the ugly bird the "Warthog," and the name stuck. It's anyone's guess what nickname the mass market will give to Nokia's latest Windows Phone ...

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    To kick off this week's podcast, a few apologies are in order. First, we're sorry we were forced to push the Weekly further and further back until we were backed up against the cold, wet reality of a Friday afternoon - the Lumia 1020, new Nexus 7, HTC 8XT, and about forty other devices landed on our office doorsteps this week, and we're dealing the best we can with the surge. Second, we're sorry we're spending yet another week neglecting the listener-mail inbox. We didn't anticipate today's show running as long as it did (imagine that), so we didn't build it into our planning. That very ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some more launch-date plans for the LG G2, which you already assumed after so many leaks. Then let's continue with Samsung as it seems that the Galaxy Note III won't have the fingerprint scanner after all. More rumors of a Nokia 6-inch phablet resurface and we hope it's great. We later talk about the Consumer Reports verdict on the camera of the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we don't agree with. We end today's show talking about the Samsung, HTC and Sony plans for upgrading their smartphone line-up to Android 4.3. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Expectations for the Nokia Lumia 1020 have been sky-high. Its 41-megapixel PureView sensor sure looks like it will be the envy of every other smartphone around. We've already started putting the 1020 through its paces, bringing you some comparisons against other smartphone heavyweights, and our complete 1020 review will be forthcoming. In the meantime, an early look at imaging performance has called into question some of the 1020's much-touted abilities. Consumer Reports has begun its own series of Lumia 1020 evaluations, and while it hasn't delivered its full analysis either, some early ...

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    The initial rush of the Nokia Lumia 1020 launch may be gone, but as you may have noticed from our ongoing coverage, the afterglow continues to keep us captivated. We've got our opinions about the phone, sure, and also about what its arrival will mean for Microsoft's ongoing struggles to build out its platform. I've been wondering not only about what effect the 1020's launch will have on user attitudes towards Windows Phone, but how it might effect other manufacturers, as well. After all, the Lumia 1020 sets a pretty darn high bar for the sort of hardware quality Windows Phone can offer. ...

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    We've put the new PureView Goliath (aka Nokia Lumia 1020) up against its predecessor and we've thrown it into the snake pit with the reigning king of flagship Android sales, the Galaxy S 4. But Samsung isn't the only contender in the high-end Android space, and our 1020 was beckoning us to throw it into the ring with a stouter foe, one with a build that could take a beating. "An aluminum one," our suddenly-creepy imaginary talking Lumia 1020 demanded. Well, we weren't about to ask it twice. That all-seeing PureView crater-eyeball is horrifying. So we tossed the 1020 into the fightin' cage ...

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    Without a doubt, the Nokia Lumia 1020 was one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones in recent memory. It was rumored – as the EOS – since before December, and we had at least a dozen looks at the device and its innards before Nokia ever made it truly official. Now that it's here, the mood is different. The anticipation is dwindling, and the reality of getting our hands on the first, true PureView Windows Phone is just two days away. (Unless, of course, your name is Michael Fisher and you've been running around with one for a few days. In that case, I will probably hate you until ...

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    Can this be true? As Brandon and I were discussing Motorola's new Droid line-up, I can't lie, my initial reaction was to not care. I've been so disappointed in the past by last-year's Droids that I really didn't care enough to even gaze at the spec sheet of these phones. I was expecting the same story, where the MAXX was a battery phone, the Ultra was the "so called" flagship and then the mini was just another watered-down variant that's not even worth your consideration. I was wrong. At Pocketnow, most of us have always wanted one type of phone that didn't really exist until now. There's ...

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    It is here, and it is awesome. That's a little spoiler about our forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 review, which we haven't had quite enough time to write just yet. But that doesn't mean you should be deprived of Nokia Lumia 1020 hotness on this bright and beautiful pre-launch Wednesday, now does it? That's the spirit! What follows is an in-depth comparison video documenting the similarities and differences between Nokia's 2012 and 2013 flagship Windows Phones. We'll talk housing humps, design disparities, and just how big the gulf really is between 8.7 and 41 megapixels, and we'll let you ...

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    Comparisons have been a little rough lately. Nearly every time a cross-platform comparison has come up, we've been forced to pit the newest and hottest Android device up against the impressive but rapidly-aging Lumia 920. And while the 920 is a beast and a tank, and by now accustomed to such treatment ... it's also an object of affection around these parts. So we're very happy to give it a rest. Lay down your camera bezel, Old Reliable. Your relief has finally arrived, and its name be Lumia 1020. But a new flagship means a new comparison with the competing platform's contenders - ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020, formerly known as the Lumia 909, formerly known as the Nokia EOS, formerly known as the biggest and brightest rainbow unicorn in all of Windows Phone land ... is here. The 41MP smartphone arrived at the Boston offices a short while ago, courtesy of the fine folks at AT&T, and it's been waiting patiently to be removed from its packaging ever since. Now, thanks to the magic of editing-assisted time travel and just the barest suspension of disbelief, you can come along for the ride, "live," as we free the Lumia 1020 from its carrier-branded cardboard and power it on ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most advanced camera phone ever to see the light of day. It's a stunning upgrade to the Lumia 920 and a fitting sequel to the 808 PureView, one whose potential has been met with fairly universal praise from the Pocketnow team, and from most others in the blogosphere. When it launches on Friday, I'll be in line at the AT&T store to claim my very own unit, just as I was for its predecessor. But, as you may recall from the video documenting my launch day Lumia 920 purchase, I was put off back then by a few oversights on AT&T's part - and also by some lapses ...

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    Online retailer Clove.co.uk announced that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is available for pre-order. However, there's a twist to it: "we have yet to receive pricing or an expected launch date from Nokia", says wording from the e-tailer, but the phone is listed in all three of its colors (black, white, and yellow). Announced in July 11, the Nokia Lumia 1020 packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 SoC, and a Windows Phone 8 first, 2GB of RAM. There's also a 4.5-inch 720p display, 2,000mAh battery, and 32GB flash storage. The 41-megapixel camera is present on the back, but, despite of its size, the phone is ...

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    Never let it be said that Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera isn't a trouper. In the hot Honduras heat, with no power and no A/C (and, incidentally, no shirt), he still manages to show up on-time to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. That right there is some broadcast heroism, folks. No matter what Taylor Martin's new-office excuses are. But that's not what we're here to talk about. No, we're about a week overdue for an audio-only examination of Nokia's newest flagship, the Lumia 1020: we'll cover it's high, low, and so-so points, and debate just how much action a phone has to bring to be worth ...

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    Pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020 have begun. After all the waiting, the opportunity has finally arrived to get your hands on the smartphone with the best camera performance to date. I've been eagerly anticipating this event, because as far as I'm concerned, the days and weeks that follow are going to go a long way towards dictating the ultimate fate of Windows Phone: basically, that if something as awesome as the 1020 can't be a hit, Microsoft may as well throw in the towel. Since I'm placing so much importance on 1020 sales performance, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recently leaked renders of a possible red Nokia Lumia 1020, and the carrier it might be going to. Then we talk about the Nokia phablet that's been rumored for the last couple of months, and you won't like the news about it. The future Nexus 7 is next as it seems that it might become more expensive in its future iteration. Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra takes the spotlight next as it seems they might get announced next week. We end today's show talking about the Google event scheduled for next week as well, and what we might get from it. ...

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    For a company that's been so enthusiastic about releasing a colorful assortment of smartphones, Nokia's latest Lumia 1020 sure feels like it comes up a little short, available only in yellow or neutral notes. That's what made it so interesting to see the above render arrive this morning, apparently showing off the 1020 in red. At least, that may be what we're looking at. The tweet @evleaks used to publish the picture sure seems to insinuate that even he may be unsure as to whether or not this reflects any plans to actually produce such a model – or even if the render is official. For ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the AT&T pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we know many of you are expecting. HP is next as all the headlines of their probable Android-based smartphone are sadly not as accurate as the renders we found. The Sony Honami is next as we have more detailed specs of the device. We later talk about the LG G2 and the reasons for those buttons at the back. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 5S manufacturing, and some probable delays in the process. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T opens Nokia Lumia 1020 ...

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    What I'm about to say to start this article with might sound odd to some of you, but for those of use that have been in the business for a while, it's not. As I covered the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 at CES 2012, I want you to watch the video one more time and notice how the representative was completely reluctant to let me handle the phone. It was their standard procedure, and as persuasive as I tried to be, I could show the phone off, but I couldn't show-off Windows Phone 7.5. Yeah, I’m still irritated over how the guy pulled the phone out of my hand every time I watch that video. ...

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    The other day I was listening to a local "tech" show on the radio. Normally this show talks about apps, security "issues", and occasionally new products. On this particular episode the topic was "the New Nokia with the big camera". Pocketnow readers are rolling their eyes right now, you all know that by its name: the Nokia Lumia 1020. The phone was being pummeled by these "radio heads". Eventually they got around to talking about the source of their frustration: Instagram doesn't run on Windows Phone. I wanted to pick up my radio and scream: "Instagram doesn't matter!" Instagram is great ...

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    We've already seen retailers begin accepting pre-orders for full-priced, unlocked sales of the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're guessing that the lion's share of Windows Phone fans in the US who have been anxiously awaiting the day when 41-megapixel imaging would finally come to their platform will be buying their 1020s on-contract with AT&T. If you find yourself in that crowd, today marks your first chance to get your name on one of the earliest 1020 handsets to arrive, with AT&T kicking off pre-sales of the smartphone. As you've no doubt heard by now, the Lumia 1020 comes with the ...

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    Last week, Nokia brought us the second most asked for phone in Nokia's history. The Lumia 1020 brought forth Pureview stage one and Pureview stage two in an orgy of epic that caused elation across the board with our staff here at Pocketnow. The huge 41-megapixel camera is second to none in the smartphone industry and is in and of itself a very compelling reason to give Nokia and Windows Phone a good, hard, long look. Ever since the Nokia Pureview 808 on the only-mostly-dead platform of Symbian, this has been the Moby Dick all of us little Ahabs have been praying for. But, if some are to be ...

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