Posts tagged with: PureView
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    Smartphone cameras are more important than ever. No longer are they cameras bolted onto the back of our phones for technicality reasons. They are legitimate cameras, capable of capturing impressive shots. And they give an entirely new meaning to the old saying "the best camera is the one you have on you." In the last year or so, smartphone manufacturers have branched out and redirected a solid portion of their focus on image sensing. Nokia, for example, introduced PureView imaging technology with the 808 and Lumia 920. Although many don't consider the 920 to have true PureView technology, ...

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    There used to be a significant divide between "good" cameras and "point-and-shoot" varieties. Today, thanks to modern technology, that division is growing smaller. In the past you could tell a hard-core photographer from an amateur by the size of their lens and the features on their camera. Today we have smartphones that can all take decent pictures, and a few that can take fabulous ones. What's made all this possible? Technology. Sensors have gotten smaller and more sensitive. Storage devices are getting smaller in size, larger in capacity, and faster in speed every day. And the OSes that ...

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    We apologize for some technical difficulties we had in uploading today's show. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Butterfly s and what this means to a probable revamp of the HTC Droid DNA. We then talk about Nokia and all their tactics to make their July 11th event relevant. Case designers have also leaked the designs of the iPhone 5S and also the affordable iPhone that's also been rumored. iOS 7 for iPad was also revealed on video for those that were curious. We end today's show talking about the hidden menu in iOS 7 that was recently uncovered, and how this menu ...

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    We're seeing more and more Nokia EOS leaks of the alleged Elvis-codenamed phone. Yesterday we've seen a couple, some probable, some arguable, and today the purported phone gets photographed from all angles. The pictures have been allegedly snapped off of the phone in real life. As with previous leaks, we're treating them with a certain dose of skepticism, but they seem more and more credible. The important information on the phone has been concealed by labels and we can't get a confirmation of the sensor on this phone. However, the huge circle (and hump) on the back indicates something big ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the BlackBerry Q10 for AT&T, along with the rumors of a flagship BlackBerry A10 for the fall. Microsoft has also announced Outlook RT for Windows RT, but there's a lot that's lame about the timing. Nokia is next as they've just leaked photos of their EOS smartphone emerge, some good, some fake. HTC takes the spotlight again today as we've got some leaked photos of an HTC One Mini, which looks like an interesting alternative to the One. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S 4 Active, ...

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    Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year - but you wouldn't know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other in a strategic attempt to undermine competitors, sometimes hosting major announcements just days -or even hours- apart. Sometimes, it's all a tech podcast team can do to keep up. Such a thing happened this week, with Nokia preempting Google's annual I/O developer conference with an announcement of its own: the Lumia 925, a mid-cycle Windows ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's release of iOS 6.1.4 and why nobody is excited about it. Then we go through HTC's Q1 results, which prove to be extremely bad for the company. Microsoft is next as we've got credible reports that a second-generation Surface tablet will be smaller and launched in June. Nokia is next as a new patent points to smartphone cameras with adjustable aperture. We end today's show talking about a Google Smartwatch patent that brings a touch-sensitive wristband. It's still hard to tell if any of these patents will ever happen, but we can't deny a ...

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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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    Update: In response to commenter suggestions, we've added some more daylight photos to broaden thescope of this comparison. You can find a side-by-side example above, and the raw shots in two new, smaller galleries at the bottom. Thanks for your feedback! ___ The HTC One, as we mentioned in yesterday's unboxing and hardware tour, is a crucial device for the Taiwanese smartphone maker. Its brand has suffered a steady decline since its heyday of the last decade, and HTC is -for the second year in a row- banking on a device called the "One" to save it from the crippling pressure of the ...

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    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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    In the far-off reaches of Barcelona, two men fight for the right to party tell their tale. Battling narrow urban canyons, strange fast-food condiments, kielbasa-selling mobile-phone salesmen, and seagulls with voices only seagull mothers could love, they fight tooth and nail to share their story. The story of the wonders of mobile technology. You won't hear about all of the weird encounters that have greeted Anton D. Nagy and Michael Fisher since their arrival in Spain for the 2013 Mobile World Congress, but you'll definitely get a taste of what it's been like on the first harrowing day ...

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    Over the past several weeks, we've heard a number of rumors concerning the possibility of Nokia finally bring an 808-style 41-megapixel PureView camera to its Lumia line of Windows Phone models, referred to thus far as the Nokia EOS. As we wait for the company's February 25 MWC event to see what Nokia has to share with us, the company's Russian branch may have just let the cat out of the bag, posting a teaser video to YouTube which seemed to hint at just such a PureView Lumia being in its MWC plans. Unfortunately, the video has subsequently been removed from YouTube, which we can't help ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    You know what happens when you get a bunch of geeks swapping hot new gadgets and talkin' tech? The Pocketnow Weekly podcast, that's what. We just hit our twentieth episode, and to celebrate, we decided to tie the podcast into our latest giveaway contest. So in addition to in-depth discussion on the Nexus 4 versus the world, the Lumia 920's camera ups and downs, and the Android-to-Windows Phone learning curve, there's something special for your ears only. Somewhere in today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is the special hint word you need to email us at contest [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com ...

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    Windows Phone might not offer the sprawling landscape of device choices that Android does, but when Microsoft rebooted the platform with version 8 a few weeks ago, it did so on the back of some very prominent hardware. Samsung's ATIV S offering, unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin but since delayed, looks to bring the powerhouse specs of the Galaxy S line -and presumably some of Samsung's massive marketing effort- to Microsoft's platform. The Windows Phone 8X's bright colors, Beats audio, and best-in-class front-facing camera are capturing lots of attention for the Taiwanese-based HTC as ...

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    A few weeks ago, Brandon Miniman and I headed down to New York City at the invitation of AT&T to check out some of the hottest new devices the carrier has planned for the holiday season. After some hands-on time with devices both familiar and un-, we retired to the rooftop to discuss matters cellular and matters profound. As listeners to the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast are already aware, that conversation turned eventually to matters of heft, size, and weight. In mobile phones, that is. As Brandon rightly pointed out, the new Lumia flagship stood out from the sea ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 920 is out and the Finns have decided to brand its camera as a PureView one. It is not the PureView in its 808 PureView meaning and the manufacturer explains the marketing move: if the 808 is all about lossless zooming and image oversampling, the 920 is all about low light and optical image stabilization. Nokia's camera guru, Damian Dinning, Lead Program Manager of Imaging Experience, took it to Twitter to explain the differences between the two PureView phones: Nokia 808 PureView vs. Nokia Lumia 920, in terms of differences and similarities between them. Camera ...

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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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    A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya'll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight from one of the smallest hotel rooms in Berlin. This is a special-edition podcast, covering all the devices we got hands-on time with at IFA 2012! From gymnasium-level Samsung to mini-booth ASUS, we cover it all ... and share some insights on trade shows -and Germany- along the way. If that kind of international IFA intrigue sounds like something ...

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    Windows Phone 8 is going to be a huge step-up from the current Microsoft mobile platform both for the Redmond-based company and its OEM partners. Jo Harlow, Nokia's Executive VP for smart devices, said in a recent interview that the company is working with Microsoft to implement those enablers that Nokia needs in order to deliver imaging quality yet unseen by consumers. Nokia's focus is on image quality (and the 808 PureView is all about that). Espoo's intention is to bring that specific technology to Windows Phone and also take it one step further: pictures taken in low light conditions ...

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    The Nokia 808 PureView -- winner of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012 and 2012 TIPA Award for Best Imaging Innovation -- shocked everyone at this year's Mobile World Congress with its 41-megapixel camera sensor. Many understood the PureView Technology from the very beginning while others were simply considering it overkill. Nokia wanted to come up with a worthy successor to the Nokia N8, former King of Camera-phones, and the Finnish company believed that the 808 PureView would be just that. However, straight from the beginning, the 808 PureView raised eyebrows because of the platform used ...

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    As you can see for yourself in the pictures below, or if you happen to be in Helsinki in front of the Nokia store, the Finnish company is preparing "something amazing" which would be unveiled/available on September 7, 2012. We know that Nokia's annual Nokia World is taking place on September 5-6 of this year, in Helsinki, so the teaser in the flagship store might have something to do with devices announced at the event. Whether it will be a Windows Phone 8 handset,  Symbian or accessories is anyone's guess (not that we'd mind a Nokia tablet, but Nokia has somewhat denied the possibility ...

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    After seeing just what the PureView Technology is in reality and how it works, we compared the image and video capturing capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView with some hot phones on the market right now. As described in the PureView Technology piece, one of its main features is lossless zoom. We have a couple of images for you to check out; the captions on each image will describe the mode used to shoot, but of course, you need to check out the full resolution versions by clicking them open. Note: You may want to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the focus and zoom demo ...

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    Not often we have the chance of comparing phones with excellent imaging capabilities. The Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are all known to deliver great capturing functionality (and we know we're a couple of devices short on the list, but these are the hottest at the moment). We've took the above three, plus the Nokia 808 PureView, for a spin. Pictures and videos captured in real life, side-by-side, just to make sure every tech and marketing talk on paper has a solid basis in reality. First off, let's talk pictures! In the comparisons below we have set all phones to ...

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    What we've been telling everyone here on Pocketnow -- in articles, editorials, videos and even on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast -- seems to be exactly what the general perception in technology is today: "megapixels don't count". We will now tell you the exact opposite: "megapixels do count", but only if they are used the way Nokia is employing them in its PureView technology. Why Can't It Take 41-Megapixel Images? You see, many people will think that "41 megapixels is overkill", "41 megapixels is useless", and so on. We're here to vehemently contradict them, and, after you will understand ...

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