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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    Here's a little mini-Pocketnow Insider for you: next week, I had a TLDR piece scheduled entitled "Hey Microsoft: Where's Pandora for Windows Phone?" The company must've sensed my intentions (or, you know, grown tired of hearing the shouted demands of millions of its vocal customers) because today, it took the wraps off Pandora for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft and Pandora say the popular music-streaming app has been rebuilt from the ground up for Windows Phone 8, and it shows. From the tiled stations screen to the panoramic scrolling, this is a Modern UI design through and through. There are ...

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    Update: In response to commenter suggestions, we've added some more daylight photos to broaden thescope of this comparison. You can find a side-by-side example above, and the raw shots in two new, smaller galleries at the bottom. Thanks for your feedback! ___ The HTC One, as we mentioned in yesterday's unboxing and hardware tour, is a crucial device for the Taiwanese smartphone maker. Its brand has suffered a steady decline since its heyday of the last decade, and HTC is -for the second year in a row- banking on a device called the "One" to save it from the crippling pressure of the ...

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    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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    A few hours back we told you about a new Lumia 920 update that had surfaced on the Nokia Care Suite, one which finally gave users a way to manage the storage space taken open by their "other" files. That's just the tip of the iceberg, as it turns out, and since then we've gotten a bunch of new, interesting details on this software build. Looking for this 1308 firmware in Navifirm has revealed that this is apparently an in-testing beta version of the anticipated GDR2 Windows Phone 8 release, the one we first saw mentioned alongside the HTC Tiara, and has been rumored for distribution in ...

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    Yesterday we heard from Microsoft's Joe Belfiore about a number of changes in the works for Windows Phone, including the note that the company was working on doing something about the situation with "other" files. Users have been frustrated at having little control over how their phones treat this temporary storage, both increasing and decreasing without their interaction. Now we might just know how that change will arrive, upon a new firmware for the Lumia 920 including the option to both manually and automatically clear out these temp files. Granted, while that doesn't give you full, ...

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    Last September, I was standing outside a venue in New York City, talking with the man himself, Michael Fisher. We were in line for the Nokia Lumia 920 announcement, trying not to drool all over ourselves in anticipation of what I then believed would be the device of the 2012. Leaving the event and having every attempt to hold the device myself snuffed, I was a tad disappointed. Not only because I merely got to touch the display for a few seconds, but also because the device turned out to be just as fallible to the barrage of hype and rumors as any other device. When first announced, its ...

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    After closely inspecting the Lumia 720, the highest-end amongst the Windows Phones announced by Nokia today at MWC, we're stacking it up against the now already established and respectable Lumia 920. We're looking at specs, build quality and features as well as software. Of course, the Lumia 920 is a PureView device -- the one with the Optical Image Stabilization capability as its main feature -- and its internals are better than the ones used in the Lumia 720, however, the latter has an expandable memory via the microSD slot. Check out all of that and more in the video below!

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    We've had the opportunity to hear about Nokia's Windows Phone model RM-860 a couple times recently, first learning that it's coming to Verizon, and just yesterday finding out that it has a 1280 x 728 resolution, possibly painting it as the carrier's version of the Lumia 920, if not another higher-end Windows Phone 8 device. We're still waiting for confirmation on just what device it actually is, and as we look forward to Monday's Nokia MWC press event, where there's a chance we might hear the phone announced, it's managed to pop up in the FCC's database, where it shows its certification ...

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    Earlier this week we learned about some data Alan Mendelevich from AdDuplex had uncovered about new Nokia models through connection info collected from those devices, and now he's back at it, sharing some more data on some and spotting what just might be a Nokia tablet. That model RM-860 we saw earlier, the one identified as running on Verizon's network, is now identified as having a 1280 x 768 resolution. As a result, it could be the carrier's Lumia 920 that we've heard so much about. If not, it's clearly another higher-end model. The most interesting device here could be the RX-108, ...

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    In the far-off reaches of Barcelona, two men fight for the right to party tell their tale. Battling narrow urban canyons, strange fast-food condiments, kielbasa-selling mobile-phone salesmen, and seagulls with voices only seagull mothers could love, they fight tooth and nail to share their story. The story of the wonders of mobile technology. You won't hear about all of the weird encounters that have greeted Anton D. Nagy and Michael Fisher since their arrival in Spain for the 2013 Mobile World Congress, but you'll definitely get a taste of what it's been like on the first harrowing day ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 920 has proven to be one of the most iconic devices of 2012. Still, after 3 months and 18 days, anything could happen to a device after some real world use. Could it be that the fake advertisement that tarnished the PureView brand wasn't as fake once you started using the Lumia 920 for real, or could it be that it didn't meet expectations. Well, that's what our series After The Buzz is for. Michael Fisher has used the Lumia 920 as his daily driver ever since launch date, and he walks us through his final impressions on the device. Stay tuned tomorrow, February 21st for ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    Last week, Brandon Miniman took us for a short tour of the iPhone 5 he's been toting as a daily driver for the past four months. In that first device durability report, we learned what kind of dings and dents the newest iPhone can accrue over several months of case-less usage, and in today's video, we're turning the lens on Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship, the Lumia 920. The 920 is a whole lotta smartphone, much thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5, with a lot of wide-open polycarbonate just begging to be banged up. Follow along as we take you on a tour of the scratches, scrapes, scabs ...

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    Windows Phone's ecosystem may have grown by leaps and bounds over the course of the year, but we've still been waiting for Microsoft and its partners to fill some gaping holes in the form of big-name titles. Earlier today, we bid farewell to one of the most significant of those gaps by welcoming Spotify to Windows Phone 8. The app has been available on Windows Phone 7, in various forms, for quite some time - but it wasn't until this morning that the Beta version landed for users of Microsoft's more modern mobile platform. Join me for a brief and somewhat breathless tour of the new app's ...

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    Last week, on the heels of the BlackBerry 10 launch event in Toronto, I crafted a pair of quick-and-dirty comparison videos showcasing the differences between the BB10 OS and the Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms. I admit that the set had its problems, filmed as it was under severe time constraints in a hotel room with horrible audio. Several factual errors needed to be corrected in editing, and we subsequently filmed some follow-up videos to offer a more thorough presentation. Still, neither Android nor Windows Phone came away from the analysis unscathed: in the categories we selected ...

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    It's not often we get to film a comparison involving a brand-spanking-new OS, so when we do, we get pretty hot and bothered. We'll be working on our official BlackBerry Z10 review for a while yet, but in the interim we thought it'd be nice to throw Waterloo's finest into the fight cage with some of its competitors from other manufacturers. Last week, after a software tour, an unboxing, and some initial impressions, we put the Z10 up against the ATIV Odyssey and then against the Galaxy Note II for some quick-and-dirty comparisons. Because of the time crunch -and because we were shooting ...

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    I don't know how many millions of dollars BlackBerry paid singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to take her post as the company's official "Creative Director." I only know that it was millions too many. That's not a reflection on Keys as an artist, or really even as a person. If I were a world-renowned musician, and a well-regarded company came calling with a bagful of money and an honorary corporate title, I'd be stumping for them before you can say "sellout." I have no issue with celebrities making a quick buck at the behest of a corporation. Rather, my quarrel is with the corporations ...

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    We've been taunted and teased with the dream of inductive charging for years, and now it's finally here! Well, it's here for some of us. After more than a few competing standards have been quietly battling it out, the Qi (pronounced "chee") standard seems to be the one that is going to be here to stay. In the early days if you wanted to inductively charge your device you needed to either buy a replacement battery and door with the technology built-in, or a "backpack"-style case that included the necessary induction coil and circuitry to enable chargers to replenish the battery inside your ...

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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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    It looks like Verizon will soon be getting a new Nokia Windows Phone flagship. We've heard Stephen Elop hint at such a thing, and recent rumors have suggested that the smartphone could arrive quite soon. The latest to get here says that this Verizon model will be quite similar to the Lumia 920 we already know, and is currently carrying the codename Laser. A 920 for Verizon has been rumored for ages now, first as the so-called Lumia 922. Now, apparently this wouldn't be the aluminum Catwalk model we'd also heard about, but a separate handset, and from the sound of it one of a more ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's recent quarter results and the surprisingly good news that they're finally making money. Apple's quarter results are next and as expected these broke a couple of records as usual, even if their stock is currently down. Microsoft takes the spotlight later as they confirm enhancements to Windows RT coming next month. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still hot in the rumors as we also find new photos showing the device being tested in public. We end today's show by talking about Nokia Drive+ Beta reaching all Windows Phones and what this ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    One is a Windows-powered smartphone built by Nokia to be the finest calling, texting, and browsing machine running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The other is an Android-powered smart camera built to take on the vast army of unconnected point-and-shoots covering the land. In almost every conceivable way, these machines are as different as two mobile devices can be. So why on Earth would we choose to compare them? Because you asked for it. More precisely, you asked us to compare the Galaxy Camera with the 808 PureView, the prototype release for Nokia's premium cameraphone brand. Well, ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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