Posts tagged with: Lumia 920

Nokia's Lumia 920 is its higher-end of the company's two Windows Phone 8 launch devices. It runs a 1.5GHz dual-core S4, has a 4.5-inch HD display, and 32GB of internal flash. The 920 marks the arrival of Nokia's PureView tech on a Windows Phone handset, using optical image stabilization and sporting impressive low-light performance. The handset supports LTE 4G, and can be charged wirelessly.

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    Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in the history of Pocketnow, more Nokia EOS rumors than you can shake a stick at, the first-ever ...

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    The Lumia 928 is an important smartphone for Verizon Wireless, and if you're a Verizon customer who's been waiting for a flagship Nokia Windows Phone, it's an important smartphone for you. We gave the 928 the Quick Review treatment last week, doing our best to consider it on its own merits, avoiding the temptation to compare it too closely with its AT&T-shackled predecessor - because we knew the time would come for such things. Well that time, friends, is now: the Lumia 928 vs Lumia 920 comparison you've been waiting for has finally arrived. The differences between these devices go ...

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    It's become a trope in mobile tech: write an article about Nokia, and someone will leave a comment suggesting that all the beleaguered company needs to do to return to prominence is build an Android phone. Mark my words: it'll even happen on this article, despite the contravening headline. And, fanboys being fanboys, a flame war (or at least a small brush fire) will erupt. As Emperor Palpatine might say, "it is unavoidable." You don't know the power of the (nonexistent) Nokia Android phone. While I disagree with the premise that a Nokia-Droid would save the company, I understand its ...

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    Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year - but you wouldn't know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other in a strategic attempt to undermine competitors, sometimes hosting major announcements just days -or even hours- apart. Sometimes, it's all a tech podcast team can do to keep up. Such a thing happened this week, with Nokia preempting Google's annual I/O developer conference with an announcement of its own: the Lumia 925, a mid-cycle Windows ...

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    In the mobile space, while most hardware OEMs are multi-million dollar corporations with tens of thousands of employees, only a select few are turning a profit and thriving. Even some of the most reputable brands in the industry – HTC, Motorola, LG, Huawei, etc. – are struggling to get a foothold in the smartphone realm. With major re-branding and a fresh start in 2011 and the beginning of 2012, we didn't exactly expect Nokia to recover from years of turbulence overnight. But we did hope it would impact the company … positively. Now, over one year later, the company is still slipping ...

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    Well, we're about six hours past the announcement of the latest Windows Phone out of Finland, the Nokia Lumia 925, so it's about time to start armchair quarterbacking. Everyone ready? Good. Let's hit it. What do you do when your flagship Windows Phone (indeed, your only flagship phone, period) is well-received by the marketplace, but draws criticism for a few elements of its design? Well, you correct those deficiencies in the next flagship, of course. But what if you want to address those concerns sooner, while also broadening the number of carriers which offer your device? Answer: you ...

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    Nokia added two new Lumias to its lineup this month, first with the announcement of the Lumia 928 for Verizon, and just now the Lumia 925. As descendants of the stalwart Lumia 920, these phones all share some basic hardware, and for this group that means packing some serious camera hardware. Still, these three aren't cookie-cutter copies of each other. Decisions Nokia's made, both in regards to hardware and software, have shaped how each of these captures the images they do. Confused? We don't blame you, and to get some straight answers about just what's going on with these three WP8 ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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    You've been asking for it: a head-to-head matchup of the best of Windows Phone with (one of) the best of Android. We had to get the hotter comparisons out of the way first, but here for your viewing enjoyment is the latest piece of Nokia versus Samsung hotness to come out of Pocketnow. Why the delay? Funny you should ask. We've been churning out quad-vs-octa, Samsung-vs-HTC, and Galaxy-vs-Galaxy comparisons first because, at the moment, they're the more apt head-to-heads. Nokia's Lumia 920 is a half-year old at this point, and the truth is, putting it up against the newest Samsung ...

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    Promotion can make or break a smartphone, so let's take a moment to checkout two recent entries from some of the industry's heavyweights: a new Lumia 920 ad from Microsoft, and a clip from the Galaxy S 4's Indian launch that makes even the over-the-top US event seem restrained in comparison. The Microsoft ad really pulls no punches, and in just a short span of time manages to fire off plenty of volleys at all the quirkiness of both Apple and Samsung designs, as well as some of the fervent behavior their supporters can display. We've got the Note being way too big, Samsung's fascination ...

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    We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but low-energy, two-man show. In its place: jokes, laughs, and a lot of industry insight you're gonna wanna put your ears on. We talk phone batteries that can jump-start your car, what place Twitter has in music, whether we should be excited about Motorola's X phone or Nokia's aluminum Catwalk, and the strengths and weaknesses of Windows Phone, Facebook ...

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    Some new features are on their way to Nokia Lumia smartphones, or so a few recent rumors and leaks have been suggesting. We've heard about things like a flip-to-silence mode, and looked at a video demo apparently revealing a tap-to-wake option. Beyond that, other bonuses like enhanced display settings have been mentioned. When's all this getting here, though? If we're to believe one carrier, this new firmware could be arriving this July. On Twitter, the carrier 3's Italian arm responded to a user question about new firmware for the 920 by claiming that the tentative date for the release of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Pantech Vega Iron leaks and the fact that companies still don't understand what a phone without a bezel means. Then we move to the Galaxy S 4 as rumors have the launch dates for the US already set for the end of this month. The iPhone 5S is next as we've got leaked images of an A7 quad-core chip powering the next generation device. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 928 and how it was compared to the Nokia Lumia 920. We end today's show by talking about the Nokia EOS project and the possibility that this will be the first quad-core Windows ...

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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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    Some rumors from a couple weeks back discussed the possible new features that could arrive with a new Windows Phone 8 update, including a handful specific to Nokia models. One of those was a neat ability to wake the phone from sleep by double-tapping on the handset's screen. Today, we get to check out how that would work, thanks to a video purporting to demo the feature. Sure enough, you can see the Lumia 920 in this clip waking from sleep following a gentle double-tap on the screen. That's pretty much what we had expected, but the more interesting news might be the option to have an ...

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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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    The newest and finest in the Android collection versus the not-so-newest ... but still finest ... in the Windows Phone category. How does the HTC One's UltraPixel shooter match up against the Nokia Lumia 920's PureView camera? Moreover, how does that unibody aluminum casing from Taiwan fare placed up against the solid polycarbonate from Finland? And how involved are the similarities between Sense 5 and Windows Phone, anyway? It's all covered in our latest comparison, so dive on in and check it out as we put the HTC One (Sprint) head-to-head with the Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)!  

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    Windows Phone has seriously not been having good luck with phone updates recently. There was that whole business with Microsoft stopping the distribution of Windows Phone 7.8 updates back in February, and now we've learned that another release has had to be withdrawn, this time with Nokia and its most recent Lumia 920 update for AT&T. 920 firmware 1308 started going out last week, delivering a bunch of fixes and tweaks that make the release sound like a pretty strong update. If that was all the update did, we wouldn't be talking to you now, so you had better believe that with all that ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy S 4 or an HTC One, we know the ropes are complicated this spring if you're close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there's a lot to chose from. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Spring 2013. It's been a very innovative year for some companies, but a very slow one for others. This list was crafted as a consensus between all of our Pocketnow Staff, so hopefully you'll get a perspective as to what ...

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    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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    Just under a week ago, we caught wind of the 1308 update for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T lurking on Nokia's servers, thanks to some NaviFirm exploration. That had us thinking that the update's public distribution was just around the corner (sparing you from losing all your data with a manual flash), but we were unsure as to precisely when that might be. Well, it turns out that day is today, as we've just gotten word that the 1308 update is currently available OTA. We've talked about this release a couple times before, but to refresh your memory 1308 fixes issues with "other" storage ...

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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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    The Pocketnow Weekly podcast is a labor of love for those of us who routinely grace its silvery sound waves. It takes a lot of effort and time to put the Weekly on the feeds every seven days, and we're pretty proud of the listenership we've accrued since re-launching our podcast presence lo those many months ago. Since that reboot, the podcast has grown in scope and in refinement: we've added such luxuries as topic lists, time codes with jump points, and a rotating cast of co-hosts - but we've never tweaked the YouTube presence of the Weekly. For eight months, listeners taking in our ...

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    Remember the Lumia 920 Windows Phone build 1308 update we told you about earlier this month? The one that fixed issues with "other" storage and added the new settings to let you tweak the phone's display? While those first files were for Swedish 920s, the AT&T versions have apparently just appeared on Nokia's servers, hinting that distribution could be only a short time away Indeed, updates for all the various 920 color options appear in Navifirm, marked for AT&T subscribers. While the update was previously seen for other carriers, we realize AT&T is the one many of you are ...

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