Posts tagged with: Lumia 810
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    One week ago, we saw Microsoft post a new entry on its Windows Phone 8 update history page, describing the platform's GDR2 update. While it was arriving from the factory on certain new handset, we had yet to witness the update go out to existing phones. Seeing that page change made us wonder if updates were forthcoming, and it seems that notion was right on the money; let's take a look at what's happened. You may have already heard that GDR2 updates were spotted a little earlier this week heading out to the unlocked Samsung Ativ S. That's no longer sounding like an isolated case, as today ...

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    Smartphone names, as a rule, are pretty awful. Some manage better than others, yet for every iPhone 5, there's another HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. There a number of things a company can do to make things work, including keeping things simple, using descriptive terms where appropriate, and making it clear where devices fall as part of a larger lineup. Nokia's been skating around a real promising idea with its Lumia models, ditching a lot of the confusing branding we see from other manufacturers and giving each device a simple number. I've sure I've mentioned it before on a few occasions, ...

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    Back when Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 models were announced, T-Mobile got itself a special version of the Lumia 820, its own Lumia 810. That phone is only about six months old at this point, but it looks like it's already being put out to pasture, with a new leak marking the handset as approaching its EOL date. According to the document, T-Mobile is assigning the 810 end-of-life status as of next month, but before then you should start to see it replaced with the Lumia 521. Just as T-Mobile got itself a custom 820 with the 810, the 521 is its version of the 520. Now, something's a little ...

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    Very sad news for all of you who purchased the budget-minded Nokia Lumia 810 with the promise that T-Mobile would unlock the Band 4 LTE that's hidden inside the chassis. As it turns out, even though the company made some sort of promise that all the devices with the hardware capabilities would get updated in order to use their new 4G LTE network, well, it seems that either T-Mobile is seeing this as another business opportunity to sell phones, or Nokia is. In a very short statement today, T-Mobile has made their stand official, and it doesn't seem they'll go back on it: Statement from ...

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    T-Mobile is finally starting to get with the times and is readying itself to offer LTE service. We've recently learned about limited testing currently underway, and have heard about some of its handsets, like the Galaxy Note II, already packing LTE hardware for when the service is finally widely available. There's one more ready to be added to that list, with news arriving that the Nokia Lumia 810 will get its own LTE-enabling update. While that may not be so surprising, considering the healthy LTE support on the Lumia 820, it is noteworthy for the 810 being a T-Mobile exclusive model. ...

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    The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drilling down into their UIs and design philosophy. Finally, after some extended talk about how useful ...

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    AT&T's Lumia 820 is as close as American buyers can get to the stock midrange Windows Phone 8 experience Nokia envisioned when it announced its new smartphone line. Its hardware is indistinguishable from the international version of the device, bearing no trace of the heavy-handed physical customizations that mark the other Lumia 8xx carrier variants we've seen. We recently reviewed each of those spiritual contemporaries, the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile and the Lumia 822 for Verizon Wireless, and now it's time we turned our focus to the baseline model. We've already compared it with ...

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    Nokia recently released a new app for their Windows Phones that does something surprisingly innovative. Load up Photobeamer on your phone and select a photo in one of your albums stored on your phone. It doesn't work with cloud-based photo albums, but that's okay. After you select a photo, it will switch to QR code scanning mode using the phone's camera. On the screen that you want to display your photos, all you have to do is load www.photobeamer.com. That web site will generate a QR code image on the screen. Point the QR code scanner at the QR code on the screen you want to display your ...

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    You can create ringtones for your Windows Phone 8 but if you have one of the newer Lumia phones from Nokia, like the Lumia 920, Lumia 820 (and its Lumia 810, Lumia 822 variants) you might be interested in checking out this Ringtone Maker application from the company that branded your phone. It is available in your Nokia Collection (as well as accessible via the link below) and, as the description states, it will help you create ringtones. You can do so by using music on your phone which can be saved as a ringtone by opening the app and selecting the MP3 file. Of course you can trim the ...

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    "Shorten your topic list," they said. "The show won't run as long," they said. An hour and a half later, another lengthy episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for your listening enjoyment. And make no mistake: we could have talked for another 40 minutes at least. That's not because it's been a huge news week, but because our discussion topics are dense and detailed. Topics like phone reviews, new platforms, and 1080p screens. Subjects like GPS navigation, wide-angle smartphone cameras, and whether Google should become a wireless carrier. The merits and shortcomings of the Lumia ...

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    In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. -Coco Chanel We're not sure whether Coco's perspective applies in every situation, but America's number-four wireless carrier has certainly taken the advice to heart with its latest Windows Phone offering. T-Mobile USA claims the Nokia Lumia 810 as an "exclusive," and indeed, no other carrier currently offers this Lumia variant for sale. While its internals are effectively identical to its close cousins, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 822, the 810 differs significantly in terms of its physical design, and T-Mobile has made sure to ...

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    As we're moving further and further into November, Windows Phone 8 pre-orders are turning into shipped handsets, and phones are slowly but surely working their way onto retail shelves. The latest availability news comes from T-Mobile and Verizon, both of which are stepping-up their WP8 games this week. We looked at the situation with Verizon last week, upon getting word of just when its WP8 pre-orders would ship. Those should have gone out as of yesterday, and now Verizon is talking about the start of full-blown sales. Beginning tomorrow, you'll be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 822 and ...

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    Several months back, I wrote a piece explaining why it's the rate plans, not device prices, that customers should focus on when buying subsidized smartphones in the U.S. That's because, while shelling out a mountain of dollars for a smartphone at a retail store feels a lot more costly than paying $80 a month for a wireless bill, the reality is that the monthly bill will cost you much more over the course of a two-year contract. I'm not sure people, as a whole, have gotten the point yet. That's probably because reality's hard to accept, companies obscure the true cost of their services, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the Nokia Lumia 920T for the Chinese market. Then we talk about Microsoft's software upgrades coming to Windows 8 and Windows RT next Tuesday. We later go through some issues that Surface customers are having with the Touch Cover just days after their purchase. Then we talk about some of the recent batch of iPhone 5 complaints to show they're real. We end today's show talking about our hands-on video review of the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T and Nokia Lumia 810 on T-Mobile. All this and more after the break.

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    It's been nearly six months since we last hosted a Windows Phone device in the Boston offices of Pocketnow, but in the past six hours we've welcomed in two of the newest and hottest. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 810 each enjoyed an unboxing in our studio this afternoon. Neither is a light or a small device, but the product we tour in this video is bigger and heavier than both of them combined. Times ten. It must've been all the excitement around the Windows Phone 8 launch, coupled with the irresistible promise of wireless charging mated with loud, bass-y audio. When I reported to ...

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