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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Nokia Insider information that mentions the use of Android on Lumia models for testing purposes before the deal with Microsoft came to be. Then we talk about HP as it's now rumored that the company will build their own Windows Phone, even though the report is quite limited. Samsung is up next as the FCC has received yet another Windows Phone for approval, and this one seems as if its going to AT&T. We then talk about the HTC One Max since hey, we're still waiting for it, and leaks in photos continue to surface. We end today's show ...

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    It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, probably one of the most widely-leaked devices in smartphone history. We also follow the leaky ...

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    Update 2: We have us a winner! Please join us in congratulating Julian Brecevic of Australia, who'll be taking home this giveaway's LG Optimus G! Thanks to all those who helped propel our review count to stratospheric levels, almost tripling it from 29 to 89! We know some of you were upset about the iTunes-only qualifier, but we'll have more giveaways in the future, and some of them will be broader. Again, thanks so much for listening - and stay tuned for much more in the weeks and months ahead. Update: We're still waiting to hear back from our prospective winner, folks - once he replies ...

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    It's rally day. The Blackhawks just won the Stanley Cup. I'm downtown. They're downtown. Everyone is downtown. I'm rocking my Lumia 920, a.k.a. the best smartphone camera in the universe and I'm snap-snap-snapping away. The thing is, I'm not exactly at the front of the crowd. So if I want to be able to see more than just tiny little globs in my photos, I need to zoom in. And so I zoom. And then I get sad. And then I check my battery, and I get sadder. Smartphone camera technology is really good today. Compared to smartphone cameras over the past decade, they're downright miraculous. But ...

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    Nokia announced the Lumia 925 at its May 14, 2013 event in London, and the phone was brought to the stage as "the most advanced smartphone" on the market. The buzz-word of the day was aluminum; the company emphasized the advantages of using aluminum for the phone's body, granting overall better reception and antenna performance. However, the Lumia 925 is not made completely out of aluminum. The back panel, non-removable, is still made out of polycarbonate: this time, a very soft-touch version of it. Nokia also slightly tweaked the design of the Lumia 925. While one can still instantly ...

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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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    On the eve of their big London announcement, Nokia might have a problem. Once, far and away the favorite to take Microsoft on a ride of profit and swing dancing, Nokia has failed to take advantage of it's position as Fresh Prince of Windows Phone to gain any significant market share.  Windows Phone still finds itself an uber-distant third in the smartphone marketplace and while Nokia has done an admirable job making quality hardware, it hasn't quite gotten the job done in the flying off the shelves department. Now Microsoft might have to take the reins and ride this horse to the finish ...

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    Nokia's PureView technology has proven to be quite the standard to beat when it comes to smartphone cameras. Whether it's the crazy amount of megapixels on the 808 PureView or the great low-light performance of the Nokia Lumia 920, this line of technology has proven to be quite successful among users and reviewers. Now with rumors of Nokia's EOS line-up coming up, many of us have asked ourselves what could be next for PureView, or if these are actually the same going forward, and their probable next move has just been published. Nokia has just filed a new patent that will allow your camera ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 along with our full review. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8 and its possible adoption of 1080p displays in the future. Nokia is next as there are rumors of another flagship device coming to AT&T. Google takes the news afterwards, first as we talk about the new Google Play Store debuting and we even tell you how to get it now. We then talk about Google's surprising yank of at least 60,000 apps from the store due to bad quality. We end today's show talking about Europe's recent accusations against ...

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    A few days ago, we reported that Nokia had released preliminary financials for the fourth quarter of 2012 alongside a preliminary outlook for the first quarter of 2013, numbers which led some to reign in their gloom-and-doom speculation about everyone's favorite Finnish underdog. The company announced that its Devices & Services devision -the one responsible for smartphone sales- "achieved underlying profitability" in 4Q2012 and that its margin for that quarter likely fell "between break even and positive 2 percent." Nokia sold 86.3 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, of which ...

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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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    Like its magenta-hued Lumia 810 cousin, the Lumia 822 is a custom build of Nokia's midrange Lumia 820 for an American carrier. Unlike its blocky T-Mobile USA companion, though, the 822 packs LTE support into its redesigned frame to accomodate the needs of its host, the much-larger Verizon Wireless network. The 822 marks not just Nokia's slice of a Windows Phone resurgence on America's largest carrier, but the first significant Nokia phone of any kind to land on Verizon in quite some time. In the absence of CDMA-friendly versions of either the Lumia 900 or Lumia 920 on Big Red, it also ...

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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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    Back in 2009, when Palm first released the Palm Pre, we got our first look at wireless charging with Palm's "touchstone".  It was awesome.  All you had to do was set the device on the special little plastic platform and it would kind of stick to it with magnets and start charging the battery.  The Palm Pre had some cool touchstone related features too such as activating speaker phone when docked and automatically answering when an incoming call is active and you remove it from the touchstone.  (You can see our original Palm Pre review here.)  Of course we all know what happened to the ...

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    So the Nokia Lumia 920 is out and there are mixed reactions, as to every new piece of technology which gets unveiled nowadays. Some love it (fans of the brand and not only) and some not that much. At the end of the day sales, numbers, and units sold will do all the talking. The rest is just speculation. We've asked ourselves whether the new Lumias have what it takes to survive and we also had our own rant regarding the way Nokia decided to shift PureView technology towards low light sensitivity and image stabilization (coming from a zoom perspective on the 808). We just wished that the ...

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