Posts tagged with: Windows Phone
  • by | March 15, 2014 1:44 AM

    The Sprint HTC 8XT is a "midrange phone in flagship clothing"; that's the tagline of our full review, but even as a midrange, it is a smartphone by definition, running on Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile platform. Sprint apparently doesn't agree with that assessment and has demoted the HTC 8XT, as seen in the image above. Placed under "basic phones", right next to a Samsung, three Kyocera, and an LG device, the Sprint HTC 8XT is undoubtedly the highest end among them, when it comes to the user experience. Is this Sprint's way of saying "nobody buys this phone" or is the Now Network trying, ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 9:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia and how it's made its Refocus application available to all the Lumias that matter, and we also go through the rumors of the Nokia Martini becoming the Lumia 930. Then we talk about how Huawei plans to give us an Android-Windows Phone dual smartphone by Q2/2014. Samsung is next as we get more leaks of what to expect from its S Band, and also what to expect about a premium Galaxy S5. We later go through some of the new iWatch rumors, and specifically the pedometer patent. We end today's show talking about the new Facebook video ads that ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 3:47 AM

    Available since the end of last year for PureView devices, the Nokia Refocus app allows you to take Lytro-like (light field) pictures with your Nokia-made Windows Phone. The way the app achieves this is simple: it shoots a variety of consecutive frames with different focus settings, after which the user can simply tap on a part of the image to display that region in focus (hence using the proper frame from the burst). The Finns today announced that the Nokia refocus app is now available for all Lumia smartphones that are powered by Windows Phone 8. “As we have seen with the great imaging ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 3:13 AM

    Upon returning from MWC, we heard rumors of an upcoming Nokia phone, codenamed Martini, that would run Windows Phone 8.1, aka Blue. A rumor popped up shortly after that there might be an April 19 Nokia event, where said Martini would officially be unveiled, alongside some other Windows Phone devices from the new Lumia line-up. Today, we're hearing new rumors, thanks to @evleaks, that the phone codenamed Martini, will actually be the Nokia Lumia 930. Whether this Nokia Lumia 930 is the same as the one we were expecting to be unveiled at MWC is unknown; however, those rumors mentioned ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 11:18 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Microsoft plans to kill its WP8 licensing for certain OEMs. Then we talk about LG and how the LG G3 may bring us a better display than its competitors.T-Mobile follows the news as we get reports on how it'll sell the Galaxy S5. Then let's talk about iOS 8 and some of its recent leaks, including a healthbook app, and new iCloud integration. We end today's show talking about Google's smartwatch specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft kills WP8 licensing fees for some new OEMs? - Purported LG G3 UAProf reveals ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus One, and its plans to bring us voice commands from sleep just like the Moto X. Then we talk about Samsung and how its new ISOCELL technology plans to revolutionize low-light photography. Then we talk about the All New HTC One, more leaked photos now in retail packaging and even an eBay listing. Sony follows the news as we go through some possible delays of the Sony Xperia Z2. We end today's show talking about Pioneer's plans to bring CarPlay to other vehicles, and also the sad news that Apple is reducing its return policy for ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 3:42 PM

    Even though a lot of famous technology gurus, Steve Jobs included, considered that the whole concept of music streaming would never work as according to him, people want to "own their music", lately the reality is different. Obviously at the time when Jobs said this, we didn't even have 3G data speeds to make it possible, nor even smartphones. Today music streaming is a big thing, and if you're guessing who owns it, the answers aren't shocking. New statistics for 2014 claim that Pandora still owns music streaming, which is logical given the fact that it's one of the first services to focus ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 12:03 PM

    Even at launch, there was nothing humble about the HTC HD2. With the largest screen ever grafted onto a smartphone, the first-of-its-kind Qualcomm Scorpion SoC, and the heaviest skin ever crafted for a Windows Mobile device (here called "HTC Sense" for the first time), the HD2 was a behemoth – the biggest spec beast ever devised. It married the touch-and-go simplicity of the iPhone with the power of WinMo 6 to produce the best Microsoft-powered smartphone anyone could ask for ... and back in 2009, there was no shortage of asking, with the device selling out repeatedly over its initial ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Verizon's silent launch of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, aside from our own Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 coverage. We then talk about the renders of the Nokia Lumia 630, and what this means for the platform as we also discover some leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 with a smaller keyboard. Then we talk about the Wello case, which plans to make the iPhone a medical-grade health monitor. We then go through the FCC submission of an S Circle device from Samsung. We end today's show talking about the patent of the Samsung Galaxy Glass. All this and more after ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 4:46 PM

    "I wish Nokia would make an Android phone!" Well, that one didn't turn out quite like we expected, did it? Nokia X is not at all the mashup of Windows Phone hardware and Android we wanted. Obviously, enthusiasts wanted something more along the lines of a Lumia 1020 or Icon running a pure Android, not a barebones, entry-level phone with Android hacked up beyond all recognition. But the hopes of a lovely mixture of the gorgeous hardware of Windows Phone and considerably more developed Android OS isn't totally dead in the water. A report out of The Times of India on Monday suggested some OEMs ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Play deals due to its anniversary celebration. Then we talk about Microsoft's Cortana, which just got featured on a leaked video. Samsung follows the news as we discover that the company is removing benchmark boosters from its phones. Apple follows as we expect iOS 7.1 to be launched very soon. We end today's show talking about Nokia and its plans to provide us kinetic charging for our smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play two-year anniversary deals incoming - Cortana gets featured in video ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:22 AM

    At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft has promised a Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone that would be available soon. Making good on its promise, the official chat client is now available to download from the Windows Store, at the source link below. If you're using Facebook's chat service to communicate with friends, you should definitely give it a try, as it offers a better user experience than the Facebook app itself (or the Windows Phone Messages integration with the service). With the app you can read your messages without opening Facebook, send and receive stickers and photos, share ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:44 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news about Nokia not wanting the Windows Modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Microsoft follows the news as we talk about the first screenshots of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1. We then talk about the leaked photos of the iPhone 6 display without bezels, even though we doubt it to be real. Apple follows the news as the company has begun hiring HTC employees to boost its iPhone model release times. We end today's show talking about the leaked HTC M8 on video, and all the drama behind it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 4:02 AM

    Even though the Nokia X keeps some of the design language from Windows Phone, its similarities are actually not that many. As a matter of fact, once you hop into the settings, you can clearly see that this is stock Android with different buttons and a different font, but Android in every other way. Nokia executives are famous for constantly repeating "beautiful live tiles" every time the company announces a new Lumia, but it seems the company doesn't want the Windows Phone modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Nokia's own style guide for developers reads: Do not mimic different platforms. ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 12:27 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's announcement of CarPlay, which are its plans to take over your car's dashboard. Nokia follows the news as famous tipster Evleaks is claiming that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Martini in the works. Windows Phone and Android follow the news as we should get the first legal dual-booting smartphone in the next couple of months. Oppo is next as we go through the rumors of a possible 50 megapixel camera on the future Find 7. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of Samsung Galaxy Gifts, which it plans to use to save ...

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