Posts tagged with: Lumia 928

After a period of exclusivity with AT&T in the US, Nokia appears to be preparing to bring the Lumia 900 to Verizon, though now dubbed the 928. The handset has appeared in numerous rumors, renders, and leaked roadmaps, and appears to be getting ready to Launch on Verizon in spring 2013.

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    It's not Lytro-like light-field camera, but it's as close as it gets, on your regular smartphone, given it is powered by Windows Phone, and it's a Lumia made by Nokia. The Refocus app from Nokia is now available and it allows you to basically snap a picture now, without worrying about focus, and focus on objects later, again and again. In order to get the best results, you should aim to capture "scenes with a great contrast in the depth of field, like macro shots". The way this works is simple: Nokia Refocus captures two-to-eight independent images of the scene, each at five megapixels, ...

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    Some of you might have already noticed that a certain Nokia Camera application will be installed instead of the Nokia Pro Camera on your Lumia 1020 phones. The new app combines the Pro Camera and Smart Camera separate applications into a single one, and, also brings some improvements like the ability to choose quickly between three presets: Auto, Sports, and Night. The app can be downloaded from the Store for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 phones, and, will come pre-installed on the brand new Lumia 1520. With the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia Black update -- formerly known as Bittersweet ...

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    The 41-megapixel sensor, Zeiss lens, and the overall hardware construction of the imaging system is just part of the picture snapping capabilities on the new Nokia Lumia 1020. A huge part is played by the Nokia Pro camera, bundled out of the box with the Lumia 1020, just like the Nokia Smart Cam comes with the Lumia 925. Allowing you to manually tweak most of the settings to achieve the best looking stills, the Nokia Pro Camera app will also arrive to other Lumia phones later this year. Official wording from Nokia mentions the Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928, as phones that will get ...

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    Not sure if you remember, but we've talked about Instagram around these parts before. We've gave you a guided tour of the photo-sharing app when it first came to Android last Spring, and the relative merit of the app has been disputed more times on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast than is probably necessary. But regardless of your personal feelings about the social photography title (looking at you here Taylor Martin), you'd have a hard time arguing that it's not a significant force in mobile. Instagram currently boasts 100 million active users posting 40 million photos per day - photos that ...

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    For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail. For a while, we've been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader - to allow you ...

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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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    Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, said that there's much more to come from Nokia this year. Talking to Mobilegeeks while in Berlin, Stephen Elop reiterated his thoughts concerning the switch to Windows Phone, made on February 11, 2011: it was the right choice. The company recently unveiled the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon and the Nokia Lumia 925 for T-Mobile, as well as the international market. A so-called Nokia "EOS" (Elvis) Windows Phone with an alleged 41-megapixel camera is also rumored. Imaging is not the only category where Nokia excels,  though it is one of major importance with regards ...

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    In the mobile world, carrier exclusivity is a mixed bag. Sometimes, it results in a huge boon to both carrier and manufacturer: witness the astonishing heights to which the iPhone propelled AT&T after its exclusive debut on then-Cingular's network in 2007. On other occasions, though, the mating of a device to a lone provider doesn't work out as well - as the Sprint/Palm partnership proved with the Pre in 2009. The exclusive mating of Nokia's Lumia 900 with AT&T resulted neither in runaway success nor dismal failure - but it's easy to see how the device's absence on the larger ...

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    Yesterday we told you about Verizon's efforts to start offering LTE service on its newly-acquired AWS spectrum space, with the first markets going live later this year. Like T-Mobile did for phones like the Note II when it switched-on its own LTE network, Verizon revealed plans to activate this AWS mode on specific handsets through a future firmware update, giving them access to higher-speed data. At the time, the only phone we knew would be getting such an update was Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Today, we can expand that list a bit, and thankfully for once it's a cross-platform affair. Both the ...

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    Time was, you couldn't get a 9xx-series Lumia on any U.S. carrier but AT&T. For over a year, the nation's second-largest wireless provider has exerted a fierce stranglehold on the high-end Nokia segment, forcing competing carriers to offer only midrange handsets if they wanted to carry the finnish OEM's wares. Things change, though. The Nokia Lumia 928 is the first Lumia flagship to cross the blue/red divide, and it's already available from America's largest carrier, Verizon Wireless. The Lumia 928 resembles a Lumia 920 that discovered the beauty of right angles - but there's more here ...

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    After what seemed like an endless torrent of leaks, Nokia's Lumia 928 for Verizon finally went official earlier this month, getting its formal announcement a week ago. At the time, we learned that the phone would be available in Verizon retail stores beginning today, May 16. We also see online sales of the phone open up today, but the 928 isn't quite ready to ship just yet. According to Verizon, orders for the Lumia 928 will ship by next Monday, May 20. We know, that's just a few days, but the disparity between online and retail availability dates may just point to possible supply chain ...

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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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    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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possibility of getting an eight megapixel front-facing camera on Android smartphones in the near future. We later talk about the Nokia Lumia 928, which was officially launched on Verizon. Samsung is next as the Galaxy S 4 Zoom could probably be announced this month. Google follows as it seems they'll revamp their wallet strategy again. We end today's news talking about the leaked specs of the New Google Nexus 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Eight Megapixel Front-Facing Cameras Coming to Multiple Androids - Nokia Lumia 928 ...

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    After advertising material for the Nokia Lumia 928 surfaced a little early, Nokia dropped any pretense that the phone was still secret and has spent this week releasing additional 928 promotional content. Still, we've wondered when the wave would finally crest and we'd get a proper announcement and all. There's Nokia's London event next week, but a UK event for a Verizon launch never made much sense. Instead, Nokia and Verizon have decided to play this one low-key, forgoing any formal press event and simply announcing the 928's arrival this morning. The Lumia 928 launch will come to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's marketing campaign for their un-announced Nokia Lumia 928. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, which is now tipped for AT&T. Asus is next as we talk about their event planned for Computex where they'll probably launch their new Transformer tablet. Then we go through some Apple news as we hear more reports of the next iPhone being called the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about Amazon and the probability that they might bring two phones to the market, one with a 3D display. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Yesterday we've seen a video recording capability comparison between the Lumia 928, the Apple iPhone, and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Today we have a new video, this time looking at audio recording features. Before that, we get our daily Lumia 928 render, seen above. We're seeing the white flavor showing off its back with the microphone, camera, Carl Zeiss lens, and flash. On to the Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S III audio recording comparison: you can check out the video below. The Finnish phone maker emphasizes on the distortion-free recording on its upcoming Lumia phone while the ...

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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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    Nokia Lumia 928 vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III video comparison, courtesy of Nokia, that's what we have here. There's a lot of smoke recently concerning the Nokia Lumia 928, and there surely must be a fire too. We've seen a lot of leaks and heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming Lumia phone and, a couple of days after its landing page went live, Nokia has updated the info with official renders and a comparison video -- though we'll hold off on conclusions until we test the phone against other models in our own labs and environments. Above you can see the official images of the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and why this isn't necessarily good. Then we move to the Nokia Lumia 929 and its official landing page, aside from talking about the fact that Nokia shareholders aren't happy with Stephen Elop's performance, and we know why. Acer is next as the company has dismissed building Windows RT products, and we also know why that is. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom rumors continue as this poses to be the next Galaxy Camera. We end today's show talking about the Google Playground rumors, and why we think this ...

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    It's almost getting funny at this point, the extent to which the cat's out of the bag when it comes to the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, yet there's still no formal announcement of the smartphone. As we wait for word, more and more evidence of the model's existence and impending launch continues to arrive from official sources; we had the billboard yesterday, and today get to share with you both a magazine ad featuring the 928, as well as the phone's landing page on Nokia's US site. The two-page ad in Vanity Fair invites users to "capture the highlights" of their lives using the 928's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and a a possible release date along with some billboards that show us what the Nokia Lumia 928 is all about. Then we move to HTC as the red HTC One shows itself in the UK, along with the fact that HTC has improved in sales this month when compared to last month. Then we go through the BlackBerry R10 being compared the Q10, just to make your choice for either much easier since the R10 is just ugly. Later we go through the leaks of a mysterious LG phone we assume to be the Optimus G2, and then we talk about the reports that ...

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    Unless our crystal ball has been giving out some seriously wrong readings, it sure feels like Nokia's next smartphone to launch will be the Lumia 928 for Verizon. As if all the leaked renders weren't enough, the handset may just have been spotted in the flesh at a Nokia party last week. With a press event scheduled for May 14, we've been wondering if it isn't just about time for the 928 to finally step out into the spotlight. Today we get one more sign of its impending launch, with the discovery of an early Lumia 928 billboard. According to the Nokia fan who snapped the pic, this ad was up ...

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