Posts tagged with: PureView
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    To kick off this week's podcast, a few apologies are in order. First, we're sorry we were forced to push the Weekly further and further back until we were backed up against the cold, wet reality of a Friday afternoon - the Lumia 1020, new Nexus 7, HTC 8XT, and about forty other devices landed on our office doorsteps this week, and we're dealing the best we can with the surge. Second, we're sorry we're spending yet another week neglecting the listener-mail inbox. We didn't anticipate today's show running as long as it did (imagine that), so we didn't build it into our planning. That very ...

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    We've put the new PureView Goliath (aka Nokia Lumia 1020) up against its predecessor and we've thrown it into the snake pit with the reigning king of flagship Android sales, the Galaxy S 4. But Samsung isn't the only contender in the high-end Android space, and our 1020 was beckoning us to throw it into the ring with a stouter foe, one with a build that could take a beating. "An aluminum one," our suddenly-creepy imaginary talking Lumia 1020 demanded. Well, we weren't about to ask it twice. That all-seeing PureView crater-eyeball is horrifying. So we tossed the 1020 into the fightin' cage ...

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    It is here, and it is awesome. That's a little spoiler about our forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 review, which we haven't had quite enough time to write just yet. But that doesn't mean you should be deprived of Nokia Lumia 1020 hotness on this bright and beautiful pre-launch Wednesday, now does it? That's the spirit! What follows is an in-depth comparison video documenting the similarities and differences between Nokia's 2012 and 2013 flagship Windows Phones. We'll talk housing humps, design disparities, and just how big the gulf really is between 8.7 and 41 megapixels, and we'll let you ...

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    Comparisons have been a little rough lately. Nearly every time a cross-platform comparison has come up, we've been forced to pit the newest and hottest Android device up against the impressive but rapidly-aging Lumia 920. And while the 920 is a beast and a tank, and by now accustomed to such treatment ... it's also an object of affection around these parts. So we're very happy to give it a rest. Lay down your camera bezel, Old Reliable. Your relief has finally arrived, and its name be Lumia 1020. But a new flagship means a new comparison with the competing platform's contenders - ...

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    So, I want to make one thing perfectly clear from the get-go. I want a Nokia Lumia 1020. I want it hard. I want it so bad I can taste it. But as I watched the presentation in the company of my colleagues here at the Pocketnow Live hangout, all we kept talking about was camera, camera, camera. All Stephen Elop kept talking about was camera, camera, camera. It was almost as if we'd all be surprised when they actually made a phone call form this thing. To a man, we all pretty much decided there would be 5 less Lumias for sale by the end of the year, cyan notwithstanding, and we were all ...

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    So, remember last year when the Lumia 920 was announced, and I declared I'd buy it to use as my personal smartphone? That was pretty cool, and so was the experience of actually following through with it. The 920 has served as trusty sidekick ever since, earning high marks in durability, in vacation photography, and in overall After The Buzz performance. It's been a pretty excellent smartphone, one I'm proud to carry. But ... there's always been a "but." The 920's camera, awesome as it is, is branded "PureView." That's the same branding that Nokia used to launch its 808, the Symbian-powered ...

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    We can all agree on one thing. The Nokia Lumia 1020 – oft rumored as the EOS – is the worst kept secret in mobile technology to date. If it's not the worst, it's most definitely the runner up. Rumors of a "true PureView" Windows Phone have been circulating since the announcement of the 808 PureView. Many of us were not amused by the PureView technology used in the Lumia 920. Sure, a slower shutter speed and optical image stabilization (OIS) are great, especially for low-light performance on a camera phone. But on the heels of the 808 PureView with a 41-megapixel sensor and lossless ...

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    I want to make this clear right up front: as a consumer, I really like AT&T. The nation's second-largest carrier has, for my entire time as a customer, provided me with outstanding LTE speeds, excellent coverage in the places I live and work, and a device selection that blows my previous carrier out of the water. Its rate plans aren't cheap, but they're at least fair - and I'm even reasonably certain the provider has my back in case of a national emergency. I like AT&T a lot. But seeing the Lumia 1020 announced this morning as yet another Ma Bell exclusive put a sour taste in my ...

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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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    As you've probably heard, we've got some Nokia news to look forward to this week. If the rumors and leaks are to be believed, the company is gearing up to drop quite a smartphone on the world come Thursday - and whether it's called the EOS, 909, 1020, or something else, it's a safe bet its name won't be the big story. Taking center stage will most likely be its super-sized camera module, which at an assumed 41MP seems guaranteed to blow the pants off every other device out there not called an 808 PureView - including Nokia's current Windows Phone flagship, the Lumia 920. But the Lumia 920 ...

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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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