Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 8X

HTC's Windows Phone 8X is, along with the 8S, one of the company's first Windows Phone 8 handsets. The 8X runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, has a 4.3-inch 720p display, and has 16GB of flash storage.

  • by | July 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most advanced camera phone ever to see the light of day. It's a stunning upgrade to the Lumia 920 and a fitting sequel to the 808 PureView, one whose potential has been met with fairly universal praise from the Pocketnow team, and from most others in the blogosphere. When it launches on Friday, I'll be in line at the AT&T store to claim my very own unit, just as I was for its predecessor. But, as you may recall from the video documenting my launch day Lumia 920 purchase, I was put off back then by a few oversights on AT&T's part - and also by some lapses ...

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  • by | July 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    One week ago, we saw Microsoft post a new entry on its Windows Phone 8 update history page, describing the platform's GDR2 update. While it was arriving from the factory on certain new handset, we had yet to witness the update go out to existing phones. Seeing that page change made us wonder if updates were forthcoming, and it seems that notion was right on the money; let's take a look at what's happened. You may have already heard that GDR2 updates were spotted a little earlier this week heading out to the unlocked Samsung Ativ S. That's no longer sounding like an isolated case, as today ...

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  • by | June 17, 2013 3:40 PM

    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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  • by | May 8, 2013 1:35 PM

    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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  • by | April 4, 2013 12:50 PM

    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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  • by | March 30, 2013 7:00 AM

    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 3:22 PM

    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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  • by | January 28, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the first batch of rumors of a Galaxy S IV Reaching AT&T. We then move into budget iPhone talk, as apparently the device will combine some weird and interesting design cues. The HTC M7 is next as we've discovered a video on how the device will hopefully look. Then we go through our recent coverage of the HTC Windows Phone 8X After The Buzz and our video on the ParanoidAndroid UI that allows you to get Android's tablet UI on any device. We end today's show talking about Apple's silent launch of iOS 6.1, what this means to you, and what this ...

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  • by | January 28, 2013 7:00 AM

    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | January 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    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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  • by | December 28, 2012 3:19 PM

    I recently introduced my mother, a self-professed luddite, to the social photo-sharing app Instagram. It was a magical experience. In less than fifteen minutes, my mother was using faux HDR to bring out the midtones in her photos, slapping some frames on them, and sharing them across her just-created Instagram friends list (populated with many more Facebook-sourced names than either of us expected). None of the recent controversy surrounding Instagram's new terms of service mattered to my mom in this new world of photo-sharing, her first encounter with such a single-purpose social app. Its ...

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  • by | December 27, 2012 6:44 PM

    Another holiday season is drawing to a close, 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 selling season is a crucial one for all mobile platforms, but not one has as much at stake as the still-nascent Windows Phone. At this time last year, the Microsoft device stable didn’t offer much in the way of premium goodies, with the then-still-unannounced Lumia 900 still months away from release. Would-be buyers of ...

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  • by | December 26, 2012 8:01 AM

    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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  • by | December 20, 2012 6:34 PM

    T-Mobile's been putting owners of the HTC Windows Phone 8X on a bit of a roller coaster ride this week, full of ups and downs. Two days ago, we saw the carrier post to its site that the Windows Phone 8 build 10211 update, already having landed on the international 8X, was coming to the US just one day later. That sounded great, but then yesterday, instead of letting the update loose, T-Mobile instead posted a follow-up message notifying users of an unexpected delay. We didn't know precisely what the carrier's motivation for this decision was, only that it promised that the update would be ...

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  • by | December 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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