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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    When the Nexus 5 debuted just scant weeks ago it raised quite a few eyebrows. Here we had some high end hardware for a budget price. It was borderline scandalous. Everyone in the tech community wanted one, or two. They went on sale, they sold out, they went on sale again. There was clamoring – actual clamoring – for this phone. I admit, I also got caught up in the moment. Technically, I guess I still am since I plan to get a Nexus 5 in the not-too-distant future. But this last weekend, something occurred to me. Offering a high end, almost flagship phone for a low price is something ...

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    I wrote recently that Microsoft would be wise to focus on low-end smartphones, but to not neglect flagship devices. The reasons are many, and laid out in the other article, but since I opined so profusely on “do this, don't do that” (can't you read the sign?), we thought it wise to examine the proper ratio of flagships-to-lower-end devices. It's not an easy question to answer as most OEMs seem to have their own answer to that question. Of course, one needs to define the concept of the “flagship” versus other offerings. Is a flagship phone the absolute pinnacle of technology? Is ...

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    Microsoft spoke recently about their future plans, stating that they planned to continue the Nokia tradition of focusing on low-end smartphones for emerging markets. After all, there are a lot more people out there NOT using smartphones than there are using them. But when one hears something like that, one might become concerned. Does a focus on low-end devices mean a lack of focus on flagship devices? I for one sure as heck don't think so. Flagships and other higher-end devices are just as important to a product line up as low end emerging market type smartphones. Windows Phone in ...

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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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