Posts tagged with: Normandy
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    We’ve got a month and a day to go before the Mobile World Congress is officially underway. You had better believe that you’ll be hearing a whole lot more about what to expect in the weeks to come, but today we start things off with an early press event announcement, as Nokia shares news of a press conference scheduled for Monday, February 24. What will the company likely be bringing along to share? Well, we’ve already heard a couple Nokia MWC rumors, like how it might mark the launch of a Lumia 1820 metal-bodied handset or a Lumia 2020 eight-inch tablet – despite earlier rumors ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Update: Here's a bonus for you all! The date on the screenshot is Tuesday, 25, which can only be February 25, the second day of MWC. OEMs often use dates in their press shots that correspond to launch/announcement dates, so it is safe to assume, for the time being, that the Normandy should be unveiled at a press event in Barcelona, happening on February 25, say, 12:30? Looks like there's really no day passing by without some Nokia Normandy news, sighting, or leak. We've seen renders and real-life pictures of the phone and we're expecting this "forked Android"-powered Nokia device to make ...

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    [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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    We're seeing more Nokia Normandy pictures pop up on the internet, after just recently being able to take a quick peek at the phone while allegedly being powered on. The Android (sort-of) powered upcoming Nokia device has shown its colors off in a leaked press render yesterday, and, we're now seeing a picture of a phone claimed to be exactly the Normandy, again, in real life. We're seeing a Lumia-like design, but that's not at all surprising, since some Asha devices also inherited the looks of some Windows Phones made by the Finns. The color appears to be a matte red one and the back shows ...

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    The Nokia Normandy is still making waves after we've just seen the phone allegedly powered on for the first time. If you need a kind reminder, it's the phone which looks like an Asha phone, but it should run some sort of custom Android (read forked) build. A recent device leak not only shows off a rather large color palette to choose from, but also a very Windows Phone-like user interface. There aren't many details except that it should be landing this year (our bet is MWC 2014) and that the press render above seems to mimic the good old "Metro UI" from Microsoft's platform, maybe in ...

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    Our apologies for the late upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's acquisition of Nest, and what this means for the rumored EnergySense project. Motorola also makes the news with its update to the Motorola Assist that's famous on the Moto X. We then come across more leaked photos of the Nokia Normandy, which is a possible Android phone. Ubuntu Touch is next as the OS has surprisingly dropped support for most Nexus devices. We end today's show talking about how HTC has just confirmed that it won't update legacy 2012 flagships to Android ...

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    As the story behind the Nokia Normandy unfolds, we're finding ourselves more and more fascinated with what by all logic should be a WP8 or Asha device, yet appears to reveal Nokia's flirtation with Android. Last week we got to check out some of the best evidence to date, with a series of renders depicting the phone's software, complete with a custom Nokia UI. Great stuff, but once again, we were looking at a render – would we ever see Normandy in the flesh? As it just so happens, the image above (left) leaked over the weekend, purportedly depicting an engineering prototype of Normandy. ...

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    Update: We've moved the screenshots down below, because we see @evleaks has just released his latest batch of Normandy imagery. Dig the UI? - For about a month now, we've been fielding rumors that the Nokia Normandy, initially teased as some mysterious “missing link,” could actually be an Android-running smartphone. Early on, the feeling was that it might have just been some internal project – like some kind of just-because-we-can port or maybe even insurance against a failed Microsoft deal – but in the weeks that followed, some voices have been pretty adamant that there's still ...

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    What's to become of the Nokia Normandy? The smartphone's been captivating us with its mystery for the past couple months now; what we first assumed would be some kind of Windows Phone handset has since drastically shifted in terms of our expectations, and found itself attached to the story that Nokia's been using the hardware to test the Android waters. Even if that were true what would it mean now? With the sale to Microsoft, was Normandy dead in the water? That may have been the smart bet, but rumors persist that something is still to come of this project, even as we get into the new ...

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    The phone codenamed Normandy by Nokia initially popped up about a month ago as a leaked render of a red phone, which since has been rumored to be an upcoming phone running some sort of Android variation as its OS. Said report also claimed the Normandy would land next year, which is pretty much around the corner. However, today's leak, aside from showing off additional color options (like black, cyan, yellow, white, and green) wears the "2013" description for the leak, so we're not sure about this one. As for the phone these renders claim to depict, we're looking at a Lumia-Asha crossover, ...

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    “Nokia Normandy is the missing link", that statement got us thinking that the phone might be the "link" between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT, but that was quickly waved off by the report that it might be Asha-line-up related. Now a report published on the Verge might shed some light on this, as the Normandy is claimed to be an Android device. Many were hoping that Nokia would at one point switch to Android and there were even reports that the Finns are working internally on a phone powered by Google's OS. The Verge sources claim that the Normandy is a new breed of low-end phones from ...

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    We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that's something we all feel pretty lucky about. On today's late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we'll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wooden Moto X devices hitting shelves, to the future union of Windows RT and Windows Phone. We'll ...

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    More than once this month we've had the opportunity to discuss some Nokia codenames, and one of the most interesting we've heard teased has been the Nokia Normandy. The key tidbit that had us so captivated was the promise from @evleaks that “Nokia Normandy is the missing link.” But the link between what and what? After running down some possibilities, we were leaning towards the notion that Normandy may bridge the gap between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT, an idea that's been been on our minds a lot today. However, now we get our first leaked image of the Normandy, along with some ...

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    Over the weekend, we saw @evleaks reach into his bag of secrets and pull out a few tantalizing Nokia codenames, giving us a little glimpse into the company's future aspirations for its Windows Phone 8 (and maybe even full-Windows 8/RT) lineup. The names themselves didn't seem to reveal much – an odd mix of 007 references, geography, and minerals – but today we start to look at one in particular a little closer, with a bit of a mystery forming around the device codenamed Normandy. Returning to the subject today, @evleaks tweets that “Nokia Normandy is the missing link.” Link between ...

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