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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    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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the new rumors of an LG Optimus G2 in the works. Nokia makes the news later as we talk about their probable plans of an Aluminum Lumia in the future. Samsung later takes the spotlight, first with the fact that they're pushing updates to fix some problems with the Galaxy S III, and later because they seem to be going serious with Tizen in a probable Galaxy S device this year. We end today's show talking about how iOS 6 shouldn't disturb according to its settings, but will still do so until January 7th. All this and more after the break. Stories ...

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    With the N9, Nokia stumbled onto a phone design it really fell in love with, and since then we've seen the same type of polycarbonate frame become a staple of the company's forays into Windows Phone. While that feels like a big part of what makes a phone a Lumia, could Nokia already be thinking of finding a new look for its next Lumia headliner? That's what some new rumors are suggesting, saying that Nokia could be looking to create a sleeker, slimmer, and lighter Lumia thanks to a move to aluminum construction. This won't necessarily be an all-or-nothing move, and we could still see the ...

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    Way back in early September, just following Nokia's official announcement of the Lumia 920, we talked a little bit about the phone's High Amplitude Audio Capture microphones and the three-mic "Rich Recording" setup they provided. The idea behind all this was to allow the phone to capture audio over a wider range of volumes, helping to avoid clipped signals and ultimately reproduce a more natural-sounding recording. If that all sounds like a lot of technobabble to you, Nokia's put together a short video demonstrating just what a difference HAAC and Rich Recording make. For the test, Nokia ...

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    I recently introduced my mother, a self-professed luddite, to the social photo-sharing app Instagram. It was a magical experience. In less than fifteen minutes, my mother was using faux HDR to bring out the midtones in her photos, slapping some frames on them, and sharing them across her just-created Instagram friends list (populated with many more Facebook-sourced names than either of us expected). None of the recent controversy surrounding Instagram's new terms of service mattered to my mom in this new world of photo-sharing, her first encounter with such a single-purpose social app. Its ...

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    Another holiday season is drawing to a close, 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 selling season is a crucial one for all mobile platforms, but not one has as much at stake as the still-nascent Windows Phone. At this time last year, the Microsoft device stable didn’t offer much in the way of premium goodies, with the then-still-unannounced Lumia 900 still months away from release. Would-be buyers of ...

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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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    We're well used to seeing the same phone released in different markets with changes to its radio's frequency coverage; heck, it's practically par for the course. Sometimes, each individual model has its band support fine-tuned to only work on a subset of all available bands; other times, often with the "global" version of a phone, we'll see them all (or at least most of them) brought together for one handset. The latter is what we're thinking about today, upon learning of the incredible range of frequency coverage provided by the version of Nokia's Lumia 920 for India. If anyone was to try ...

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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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    We just told you about the complaints some Lumia 920 users were making that, following the installation of the new Windows Phone 8 10211 update, their phones were having trouble controlling screen brightness. That sounds annoying enough, but we're now hearing from other users that the update has failed to correct the problems with resets and freeze-ups that plagued the platform, and may even be triggering problems in previously well-behaving phones. One user who noticed his Lumia 920 locking-up following all-night-long charging sessions claims that, upon calling AT&T for technical ...

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    Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 build 10211 "Portico" update hit Nokia's Lumia 920 in the US and Canada earlier this week, delivering some eagerly-anticipated fixes, like one that sharpens-up the handset's camera. As we're all too familiar with seeing when updates arrive, though, this one may introduce some new problems of its own. A number of 920 owners have been reporting that, following the installation of the update, their phones seem to have problems managing screen brightness levels. What we're hearing is that these affected handsets keep fiddling with brightness levels in areas of ...

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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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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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    If you want to check out the Lumia 920, Nokia's best and brightest handset of the moment, right now your only carrier option in the US is AT&T. Lumia fans who'd prefer to go with Verizon have been stuck with the Lumia 822 as Nokia's only available option. From the sound of things, Nokia intends to do something about that, and there could be a version of the 920, or maybe even an all-new flagship Lumia, in the works for the carrier. In an interview with CNET, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talked at some length about his time at Nokia, the company's decision to go with Windows Phone, and its ...

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    As far as Windows Phone is concerned, they're the kings of their respective brands. One is a sculpted polycarbonate nugget of technology with an emphasis on form over function; the other is a comparatively conservative slab of faux metal, bearing the most user-accessible customizability we've seen in the premium Windows Phone 8 space. But will an expandable memory card slot, removable battery, and giant display be enough to put the Samsung ATIV S over the top in the battle with the incumbent heavyweight of the Windows Phone 8 space, the Nokia Lumia 920? Or will its lean custom app ...

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    A couple days back we heard Nokia confirm that a software update would be coming soon for its Lumia 920. Besides containing a fix for the 920's camera problems in well-lit conditions (perhaps a consequence of too much of a focus on low-light shots), we also expected the update to deliver the Windows Phone 8 10211 "Portico" update; that's the one with the WiFi fix and new SMS features that we showed you in action on the HTC Windows Phone 8X. While we haven't seen the Lumia 920's update start heading out OTA just yet, the update has already surface on Nokia's servers, as revealed through use ...

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    The HTC-made Windows Phone 8X has recently received an official over-the-air update which not only addressed the random restart problems -- leaving the Nokia Lumia 920 users to test their patience -- but also brought a handful of new features which you can check out in our Portico update demo. Nokia confirmed on Twitter than an update will be pushed out to devices this month, without giving out special details though. The timeframe is obscure at the moment but given we're already half-way through December you should need to wait too long for those reboots to be gone. Hopefully, the package ...

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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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    For all the allure of internet radio, customized to our listening whims and learning more and more about our tastes the more we listen, it can be easy to overlook plain old FM radio. While it can't offer the same kind of interactivity as online radio options, you can listen for days on end without burning through your smartphone's monthly data allocation. At the least, it's a nice option to have in addition to the more modern alternative. Nokia was just extolling the virtues of the Lumia 920's Snapdragon S4 chip over on its blog and mentioned an integrated FM tuner; so, why can't you use ...

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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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    On Tuesday, I wrote a piece detailing three features the Nokia Lumia 920's camera needs right now in order to reach feature-parity with its contemporaries on Android and iOS. Preparing for that editorial naturally meant spending a lot of time with the Lumia 920's viewfinder software, which does a good job blending the sleek minimalism of Windows Phone's Modern UI with Nokia's rich set of camera customizations. Probably my favorite of those customizations -available on all Windows Phones but better-stocked on Nokia Lumia devices- is the Lenses feature, which fills the viewfinder screen ...

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    You know what happens when you get a bunch of geeks swapping hot new gadgets and talkin' tech? The Pocketnow Weekly podcast, that's what. We just hit our twentieth episode, and to celebrate, we decided to tie the podcast into our latest giveaway contest. So in addition to in-depth discussion on the Nexus 4 versus the world, the Lumia 920's camera ups and downs, and the Android-to-Windows Phone learning curve, there's something special for your ears only. Somewhere in today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is the special hint word you need to email us at contest [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com ...

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