Posts tagged with: PureView
  • by | July 12, 2013 7:00 AM

    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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  • by | July 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    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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  • by | July 11, 2013 3:01 PM

    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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  • by | July 11, 2013 2:14 PM

    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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  • by | July 10, 2013 1:48 PM

    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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  • by | July 8, 2013 11:19 AM

    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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  • by | June 24, 2013 8:19 PM

    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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  • by | June 24, 2013 7:34 AM

    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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  • by | June 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 6, 2013 2:44 AM

    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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  • by | June 5, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | May 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    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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  • by | May 2, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | May 2, 2013 3:37 AM

    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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  • by | March 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    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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