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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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    If you're on AT&T and you're rocking a Nokia Lumia 920, or 820, chances are you've been waiting for quite some time to get your hands on the Amber package for your phone. Good news: you don't have to wait anymore, if the forum post above turns out to be true. October 10, which is today, is when Microsoft should flip the switch on the refresh. As we've learned from the Community Manager, AT&T has finalized the testing of the refresh, and you should be notified of its existence, on your phone, starting today. The Amber package is what comes out of the box on more recent Lumia phones, ...

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    Growing the Windows Phone user base will require a lot of steps, not the least of which is simply exposing more potential users to Windows Phone in the first place. Sure, advertisements can go a long way towards generating interest in a platform, but that might not even be able to hold a candle to real-world run-ins with actual handsets, getting to see them in action. That sounds like what Microsoft's hoping for with one of its latest partnerships, working with Delta to get some 19,000 Lumia 820 phones into the hands of flight attendants. On board Delta's planes, the 820s will serve as ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 10 Cover finally arriving at the Google Play store. Later it's Nokia talk as we go through their software updates and also the leaked video of the Lumia 920 getting tap to wake in the near future. Microsoft follows as we talk about a possible Surface 7-inch tablet. The LG Optimus G Pro is next as it's rumored for an AT&T launch soon and we've also got news of the software Value Pack reaching current customers with some major enhancements. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. All this ...

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    Those of you who have either one of the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, or Lumia 620 Windows Phones should be happy to find out that Nokia has prepared a software update, according to a Support forum post. The Lumia 920 and 820 will get version number 1232.5957.1308.00xx which should bring improved automatic display brightness adjustment, fix for intermittent screen blanking during a call, as well as additional performance and stability improvements. The Lumia 620 should be getting version 1030.6407.1308.00xx with improved touch screen functions, including corrections in multi-touch actions, ...

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    Oh no! Just how many variations on the same design can the market take? I guess the fair answer to that is different from person to person and there's always the good old saying according to which you shouldn't fix something that is not broken (or, in this case, that still sells). Apple's iPhones look fairly the same; of course there are differences from one major iteration to the other (3, 4, 5) but the design principle is alike. Before Samsung launched its Galaxy S 4 I was praying for a new design because the current pebble-like aspect has been used and abused like a good old... Galaxy S ...

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    Back in December, we talked to you a little bit about the dormant FM radio hardware that resided in the chipsets of some Nokia Lumias. In fact, it was Nokia itself that pointed this out, which seemed a little odd to do when Windows Phone 8 didn't offer any kind of FM radio hardware support. Did Nokia know something we didn't? That's what we're wondering now, after hearing rumors about the WP8 GDR2 release, which will supposedly enable the FM radio on models like the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. Beyond those two, any other WP8 models with the necessary hardware will see the feature enabled, and ...

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    All companies go through rough times. You may not see them financially at first, but it's always a matter of time before the rest of the signs of decline reach their bottom line. We've been worried about Microsoft's performance lately. Whether it's about not being able to deliver compelling products, or having the compelling products not really deliver, it seems that all the corporate genius that was so well put together by Bill Gates is just there to cash a check and be polite. The irony is to have to worry about Microsoft's marketing strategy for Windows Phone. I mean, aren’t they ...

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    Have you ever seen a 3D printer? If you haven't yet, chances are you will over the course of the next decade or so, as these rapid prototyping machines continue moving out of engineering schools and industrial plants and start giving everyday people the ability to quickly and easily create tangible 3D objects from plans they find on the internet. Nokia has its eyes on the 3D printing early adopters, and has just released a set of files to help anyone who's interested get started printing some custom shells for the company's Lumia 820. Nokia already offers a number of color options for the ...

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    Back in December, we heard from Nokia that it was starting distribution of the Windows Phone 8 Portico update for Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 owners in the US and Canada. What about the rest of you? At the time, Nokia said that wider distribution would begin in February, but it now sounds like the company has gotten a head start, posting an update today which explains that the the process is already underway. According to Nokia, phased deployment of the update will continue from now through the middle of March, by which point Nokia intends to have reached Lumia 820 and 920 users in all ...

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    You know, the touch screen isn't new. It was actually developed for the first time in 1965, and one of the first companies to ever use the technology on a mobile device was Apple with their first Newton PDAs. Sadly, as you remember, that didn't work so well and Apple killed the project just a couple of years later. Still, even after one company failed in making it a mainstream, along came Palm and Microsoft and completely shaped an industry that now powers the reason for being of this website. Who would've thought that a technology that was so cool even back then would fail until somebody ...

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    Another holiday season's come and (almost) gone, and if you're among the lucky ones, the receding tides of commercialism have left you with a bounty of gadgetry under your Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush, or other homespun symbol of holiday joy. The holiday season is a crucial one for all platforms, but this year we've had our eye trained especially closely on Windows Phone. At this time in 2011, the Microsoft device stable didn't offer much in the way of eye-catching goodies, with the then-unannounced Lumia 900 still months away from release. Would-be buyers of Windows Phone devices were ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's Possible Tablet to be launched at MWC 2013. After that the rumor mill moves-on to Samsung which has begun talking about a Galaxy Frame device we're having a hard time understanding. T-Mobile later teased with an update to the Windows Phone 8X which was sadly pulled before this video was filmed, though Nokia did release the upgrade for the Lumia 920 and 820. The iPad mini makes the news again as more rumors on the Retina Display variant loom closer. And we end today's show talking about HTC and their new desperate measures to stay ...

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    We saw Nokia getting all its ducks in a row yesterday as Windows Phone updates for the Lumia 920 and 820 made their way to the company's servers. All we needed was word of when official distribution would actually get underway. As it turns out, we hardly had to wait at all (unlike what's going on with the HTC 8X on T-Mobile), and today updates are going out to Nokia users in the US and Canada. Today's update may only be available in North America, but Nokia hasn't forgotten about Lumia users living elsewhere. Unfortunately, they won't see their own updates arrive before the year's out, and ...

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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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    SO MANY LUMIAS. We don't know about you, but that's what's been going through our minds recently. Here at Pocketnow, our familiarity with the midrange Lumia 8xx series has skyrocketed over the past few weeks. We've given the full-review treatment to the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile USA, launched a new review format with the Lumia 822 for Verizon Wireless, and now we've got a new mid-tier Lumia in our hot little hands: a Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T. We already unboxed this unit last week, taking you on a little hardware tour before promising more videos "in the next few days." Those days have ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent news regarding the FCC's request to the FAA to remove the limit on tablet usage during flights. Then we talk about the Galaxy S II and how you can install multi window support on it, just like you can with the Galaxy Note II. Then we go through the Galaxy Camera and the rumors of it reaching Verizon. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 820 after our unboxing coverage. We end today's show talking about the HTC Butterfly and how it disappoints. All this and more after the break. Stories - You May Soon Be Able To Use Your Tablet All ...

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    We're no stranger to the Lumia 8xx series of Windows Phone 8 devices here at Pocketnow. The Lumia 810 got our full review treatment a little while back, the Lumia 822 helped us launch our new Quick Review format just a couple days ago, and just this afternoon, we received the device that served as the basis for both of those custom variants. Its 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, and 8MP camera haven't changed, but the radio guts, casing design, look and feel are something else entirely. Behold: the Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T. Click below for the first of the ...

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    Microsoft kick-starts the smack-talk machine, which blows up in its face just as Nokia sells its own headquarters. The Lumia 822 gives us an excuse to launch a brand-new review format, while a Nexus 4 trade lets us take a post-review look at Google's latest smartphone. The iPhone 5S breaks its cover -maybe- while the Nexus 10 gives everyone a reason to care about big Android tablets - again, maybe. Rumors of a new 1080p device from LG get the speculation bonfire going again, but a cool bucketful of Google Play-colored cold water got us back on track. And, of course, it wouldn't be a ...

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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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    The Nokia Lumia 920 has been getting all the media love since its unveiling several months back, mostly at the expense of its less-remarkable Lumia 820 sibling. But much as T-Mobile USA did with the Lumia 810 we recently reviewed, Verizon Wireless asked Nokia to make a customized variant of the "littler Lumia" for itself. The result: the Nokia Lumia 822, an LTE-packing Windows Phone 8 device with a somewhat homely design, but lots of features to call its own. We're in the midst of giving the 822 the quick-review treatment, and if you haven't seen it yet, head on back to our unboxing and ...

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    We've already reviewed one variant of Nokia's midrange Lumia 820 -the Luma 810 for T-Mobile USA- but there's enough different on both the inside and the outside of Verizon Wireless' variant that we thought we'd take another dip into the mid-tier Windows Phone 8 pool. The 822 is a curvier, thicker, but lighter take on the Lumia 820, with a design that summons images of a pebble when viewed from behind, and whose front side packs a little more "chin music" than we're used to. It runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8, projecting it onto a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display. It's powered ...

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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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