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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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    One of the most fun things about following the fast-moving world of technology is playing the what-if game. What if you took the best attributes of your favorite platform and combined them with the best hardware on the market to create the closest thing to an epic dream device? It's a game we used to play a lot on webOS-enthusiast message boards, where a whole bunch of Palm fans congregated to praise the software and bemoan the hardware behind our favorite mobile platform. "If only HP would offer webOS on an Evo/Galaxy S/Magic," many said, "the slab-lovers would come out in droves and ...

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    This just made our week so much better. Nokia and Microsoft have just sent out invitations for an event on September 5th in New York City and it spells Lumia all over it. It's been a couple of weeks since Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 to the public, but sadly we still didn't have any devices to feast our eyes on. There are already a couple of leaks as to what the devices may look line, and so far, I must say many of us are quite pleased. What we're still not sure of is if we'll see a Lumia tablet to make the scene along with some Lumia smartphone hardware, but hey, it's still ...

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    Nokia's free GPS Navigation software available for Nokia Lumia devices tonight has seen its 3.0 update which brings some great new features.  The feature I've been waiting for is the ability to pin destinations to your start screen.  It's a bit difficult to find, but if you go to the Set Destinations window and then tap and hold on a location in the History or Favorites listing you'll find the "Pin to Start" option. That will give you one-touch access to launching Nokia Drive and setting that location as your destination. The other feature I was primarily hoping for is unfortunately not ...

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    Nokia is interested in learning more about how exactly people use their phones and more-specifically how they use their Nokia Lumia phones. Last week they were happy to see that Nielsen's survey showed that 96% of Nokia Lumia 900 owners were extremely satisfied. If you've got a Lumia 900 or any other Nokia Lumia device, feel free to head on over to Nokia Conversations and fill out their survey.  We imagine Nokia will use the results to try to make future products that you'll find even more enjoyable. Click here to see the survey. Source: Nokia Conversations

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    Richard Kerris, Nokia's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, unveiled that "it wont be long" until Verizon fans will finally get the opportunity to use Nokia devices. Currently the Finnish phone maker has no offering on Big Red and future possible customers are either left waiting for a Nokia phone or have to leave for another carrier in order to grab one. Unfortunately, no exact time frame was made public. As far as the PureView technology is concerned, the one which debuted on the Symbian-powered 808 which is, as of now, available in the U.S., it will come to Windows ...

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    Most new-phone 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 many people ...

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