Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 8S

HTC's Windows Phone 8S is, along with the 8X, one of the company's first Windows Phone 8 handsets. The 8S runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, has a 4.0-inch WVGA display, and has 4GB of flash storage.

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    We've been talking about Microsoft's plans for the next big Windows Phone 8 update, GDR2, for months now. Some of the picture of how the update would arrive has been clear: for instance, we know that Nokia models will start getting their "Amber" updates next month, and that's going to be tied-in to the release of GDR2. But with how inconsistent Windows Phone update distribution has become, that's hardly confirmation that other OEMs would be working on the same schedule. While still incomplete, we can now put together a slightly more encompassing picture of update availability, thanks to ...

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    All companies go through rough times. You may not see them financially at first, but it's always a matter of time before the rest of the signs of decline reach their bottom line. We've been worried about Microsoft's performance lately. Whether it's about not being able to deliver compelling products, or having the compelling products not really deliver, it seems that all the corporate genius that was so well put together by Bill Gates is just there to cash a check and be polite. The irony is to have to worry about Microsoft's marketing strategy for Windows Phone. I mean, aren’t they ...

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    Another holiday season's come and (almost) gone, and if you're among the lucky ones, the receding tides of commercialism have left you with a bounty of gadgetry under your Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush, or other homespun symbol of holiday joy. The holiday season is a crucial one for all platforms, but this year we've had our eye trained especially closely on Windows Phone. At this time in 2011, the Microsoft device stable didn't offer much in the way of eye-catching goodies, with the then-unannounced Lumia 900 still months away from release. Would-be buyers of Windows Phone devices were ...

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    One of the many things we've been hoping Microsoft might fix in a future build of Windows Phone 8 has been the inability to keep a WiFi connection active while the phone's asleep. We talked about this issue a little last month after hearing about the problems some users were having when Xbox Music would inadvertently connect using cellular data when accessed right after the phone was taken out of sleep. It now looks like a fix could be right around the corner, after a new WiFi keep-alive option was spotted on the HTC Windows Phone 8S. WPCentral just brought the feature to our attention, ...

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    This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of its smartphone operating system and the mobile companion to its new desktop OS. While it's undergone a radical change to its underpinnings, swapping out its old foundation for the same kernel and core used by its full-sized Windows 8 counterpart, the massive overhaul isn't apparent from a visual perspective. The new OS features the same minimalistic tile-based user interface we've come to know and love from Windows Phone 7, with some tweaks to tile sizes, layout, and animations. Especially ...

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    Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for Windows Phone 8 "mobile phones"; note the plural. While both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X were listed, the retailer has taken the Lumia 920 down Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers we found the Lumia 920 on Best Buy. However, the listed price of the phone, before it was yanked, was is $149.99 with a two-year contract. What's left is the HTC Windows Phone 8X for $99.99 with the same two-year agreement ($599.99 outright) and it appears to be an 8GB flavor. There is no information on shipping or availability but with the Windows ...

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    Microsoft is set to unveil its Windows Phone 8 mobile platform on October 29 and we already have a couple of devices to choose from: Samsung ATIV S, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and HTC Windows Phone 8S and their carrier equivalents, to name a few. A recent Changewave research unveils that nine percent of those interviewed are inclined to purchase a Windows Phone 8. Two percent out of those find it very likely and seven percent somewhat likely. As far as the preferred OEM is concerned Samsung is leading the pack with 51% followed by Nokia's 35%; HTC is third ...

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    It's the biggest deal in phablets, and one of the hottest things in smartphones as a whole. We've been covering it in editorial and video pieces for a solid week, and now we get to talk about it on the air.  On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we're talking Galaxy Note II. Of course, that's not all we're chatting about on this episode of the podcast. Join us for discussion about last week's AT&T event in NYC, Samsung's new Galaxy S III Mini and weird little Galaxy Music, HTC's future prospects and the Windows Phone 8X versus the Nokia Lumia 920, and the iPhone's continuing Maps ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent rumors of a probable Nexus launch date from Google. Then we go through AT&T's launch of the Sony Xperia TL, which by the way, is also the new James Bond phone for the movie Skyfall. Then we talk about iCloud and Apple's recent move to grant some additional benefits to past MobileMe subscribers. Then we talk about the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC, which recently showed just how great their front-facing camera is with a sample. We end today's show talking about the recent Carrier Settings Update that Apple sent to Verizon ...

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    A few months back, I wrote a piece where I suggested everyone stop whining about nonremovable batteries. Everyone hated it, so I figured I'd write another one just like it. We're not talking about milliamp-hours this time around, though; the topic of the day is gigabytes. Specifically, whether your mobile phone's onboard storage should or shouldn't be removable. The common thinking in more technologically-savvy circles is that devices featuring removable memory are superior. For the uninitiated, this means smartphones or tablets which include an expansion slot that accommodates a memory ...

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    If you've never, ever taken a bathroom portrait photo for Facebook using your front-facing camera, then you most likely don't own a Facebook account. The funny thing is that no OEM had ever considered using that camera for anything other than video calls for the last five years or so. The camera was there, but due to its terrible image quality, many of us preferred to dribble with a mirror in order to get the right shot. HTC's launch of their signature Windows Phone 8X and 8S are a different story. They decided to feature a wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture on the 2.1 megapixel ...

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    Last week, in the midst of a Microsoft news explosion, I posted a piece on why you might consider the HTC Windows Phone 8S over its bigger, more-advanced counterpart, the 8X. My principal argument was centered around the fact that though the 8X offers more headline-worthy features and a much more robust spec sheet, the 8S features attributes some might find even more compelling. That's not a condition limited to HTC's new "signature Windows Phone 8 devices," though. There's evidence of this trend all across the smartphone landscape, with manufacturers delivering more and more ...

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    HTC was the third OEM to unveil its Windows Phone line-up after Samsung (who kind of silently pushed the ATIV S in the spotlight at IFA) and Nokia with its joint Microsoft-Nokia event where they unveiled the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 devices. Steve Ballmer was there in New York for the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S unveiling. HTC CEO Peter Chou didn't miss any opportunity to emphasize on the "iconic" design of the the phones in the company's Windows Phone line-up. In a recent BBC interview he reiterated the fact that these devices will be treated by Microsoft and HTC as "hero" devices (and ...

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    This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of HTC's new Windows Phone 8 handsets, new Android phones ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S launch in New York city, along with our hands-on coverage. We later talk about the recently leaked video of the iPad Mini dummy unit being compared with the original iPad. Facebook later made the news with their auto-upload feature for photos going private at the moment. Then we go through the Samsung Galaxy Note II and it's US availability being announced. We end today's show by talking about Samsung's Anti-iPhone ads and some thoughts regarding the practice. All this and more after the break.

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