Posts tagged with: Lumia 630
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    Nokia has had a lot of success making really high quality mobile phones at very inexpensive price points. This was true 20 years ago, and these days Nokia (now in the form of Microsoft's handset division) is trying to translate that success to the smartphone market. Of course smartphones are far more complicated than the mobile phones of the 90s and they're more expensive to make, but as Nokia proved with the Lumia 520, it's still possible to make something that works very well without costing $600. The Nokia Lumia 630 is another one of those inexpensive smartphones that cuts out a lot of ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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    April got itself started with Microsoft's Build conference, bringing us not just news of Windows Phone 8.1 but also the first WP8.1-running hardware: Nokia's Lumia 630 and 635. At the time, Nokia outlined how sales of the phones would begin, coming to Asia before the Middle East, South America, and Europe, and finally getting to the US in July. We were told to expect this ball to get rolling sometime in May, and sure enough, Nokia (or Microsoft, at this point) has just announced that 630 sales get underway this week. Just as previously divulged, initial 630 sales will take place in Asia, ...

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    Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but at least it's action-packed – and that's just scratching the surface of this week's epic two-hour mobile technology podcast. Join us as we debate the merits of Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana, the forthcoming Nokia Cyan update, and the Samsung ATIV SE before moving on to non-Build topics ranging from BoomSound to smartphone waterproofing ... not ...

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    Microsoft's Build 2014 keynote is still underway, and we weren't expecting any Nokia news until later in the day, but Stephen Elop has managed to surprise us by joining Microsoft on-stage and revealing the Lumia 930. The Lumia 930 features a five-inch 1080p display, has built-in support for wireless charging, and offers a 20MP main camera with optical stabilization.The phone's powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC. Sales of the 930 will begin this June, with a suggested price of about $600, off-contract. Nokia will introduce the phone to markets in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, while ...

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    The April 2 Nokia event where we expect "#moreLumia" is basically part of the Microsoft Build conference starting today, and, according to both rumors as well as speculation, the world should expect the Lumia 630, alongside the higher-end Lumia 930 Windows Phone devices, powered by the latest iteration of the platform, 8.1. However, a recent report (based on an anonymous tip) claims that the rumored Lumia 930 will not be unveiled; instead, we should prepare to see only the Lumia 630. Another recent report claimed that on April 23 we should be able to get both the 630 and the 930 (in ...

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    There were a lot of rumors and leaks of Windows Phone 8.1, and its features, and on March 26 we've heard that Microsoft has allegedly finalized core development for the upcoming refresh. According to some recent reports, March 26 was also the day on which Microsoft's OEM partners have gotten their hands on Windows Phone 8.1. What does all this mean? First of all, phone makers can now develop and test firmwares; it also means that Windows Phone 8.1 devices should be just around the corner. WPCentral claims to have information on a certain April 23 date on which the first phones will become ...

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    Our relationship with the Nokia Lumia 630 really got a jumpstart earlier this week, as we made the transition from forming our impressions of the phone based on rumors and renders, to seeing actual photos of the handset, flesh-and-bone, as it were. There's no turning back now, and so we push forward, graduating from still shots to some hands-on video of the phone in action. We didn't get a great look at the hardware in those earlier pics, so this video is our first chance to really compare the phone to those earlier renders. It seems to match what we were expecting quite well, showing up ...

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    Nokia's Lumia 630 (as well as the 635) has been a long time coming. The name's been around since December, and early looks at screenshots ultimately gave way to leaked renders. Odds are, we'll finally see Nokia go official with this model at its April 2 event, but until that day gets here, will we ever have an opportunity to witness the 630 out in the real world? That's a definite possibility, and the pics you see up top very well may be our first in-the-wild look at this upcoming Windows Phone handset. The big problem here is just how very close up we are to the phone itself, obscuring ...

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    Nokia's got a couple buns in the oven – and by “buns” we mean Windows Phone handsets, and by oven we mean, well, assembly line, we guess. But no matter how we're referring to them, phones like the Lumia 630/635 and Lumia 930 have just been itching to go public. Earlier we heard that Nokia might have its eye on an April 19 launch event, but just last week we picked up on a new rumor suggesting that the phones could debut quite a bit sooner, and might be unveiled right at the start of the month, on April 2. Sure enough, today Nokia starts sending out invitations to just such an April 2 ...

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    When it comes to Windows Phone news, as well as news of the latest Lumia smartphones from Nokia, there are two dates we've been keeping in mind: April 2, and April 19. The former is when Microsoft's Build conference gets underway this year, and sometime during the event (which runs though April 4), we're expecting Microsoft to make a big Windows Phone 8.1 announcement. The latter date is one we've heard rumored for a Nokia event, where it would presumably introduce its first native WP8.1 handsets. Now, however, it seems that those new Lumias may make their first public appearance a little ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Verizon's silent launch of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, aside from our own Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 coverage. We then talk about the renders of the Nokia Lumia 630, and what this means for the platform as we also discover some leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 with a smaller keyboard. Then we talk about the Wello case, which plans to make the iPhone a medical-grade health monitor. We then go through the FCC submission of an S Circle device from Samsung. We end today's show talking about the patent of the Samsung Galaxy Glass. All this and more after ...

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    Well, speak of the devil! We were only just looking at the FCC paperwork for a smartphone that may very well be the Nokia Lumia 635 (assuming it's not the 630 itself), when now a new render of the 630 has leaked, showing us the handset from a new angle and seeming to verify that the phone will arrive without a physical camera shutter button. While technically there's nothing new about Windows Phone models without a camera button (the Alcatel One Touch View from 2012 lacks one), the idea's been gaining a lot more traction as we prepare for the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1. Part of that ...

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    Does Nokia have a launch event scheduled for April 19? That's a big fat “maybe” for the moment, but if it does end up taking place, two of the phones we might hope to see are the Lumia 630 and 635. Leaked specs have talked about things like an FWVGA 4.5-inch display, 1GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 400, so while we're looking at lower-end hardware, there's still cause to be excited: dual-SIM support should be available for one model, and both are expected to run Windows Phone 8.1, dropping their hardware Windows keys in the process. As we wait to learn what becomes of those April launch ...

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