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2 years ago

Hands on with the Nokia Lumia 920 in cyan for AT&T

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As you may have heard, AT&T today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 coming “in November” to the carrier. The phone will feature numerous colors including matte-black, yellow, red, white and of course cyan.

We know many of you have been wondering if the cyan is glossy or matte and the answer is the latter. Yup, it’s the same type of finish at the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900.

We’ll process some photos in a bit of our hands on but we will say this: the Lumia 920 did not at all feel too big or heavy. In fact, we barely noticed it. Our conclusion is that a lot of the concern over the size of the phone is completely unwarranted. In fact, with the smooth roundness of the back and the curved screen, we like it better than the current 900 design, which feels blocky by comparison. 

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2 years ago

From the Forums: The Microsoft Surface phone and the company's Apollo secrecy

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The From the Forums series of articles are published to round-up some of the hottest threads on the Windows Phone Central forum. Bringing readers the latest and greatest discussions, the From the Forum articles are here to keep everyone on top of popular threads. Head on past the break and check out what has been discussed lately.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces Samsung and ASUS Windows 8 tablets

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2 years ago

Poll - Which Lumia 920 colour will you likely look to purchase?

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Which Lumia 920 would you choose?

The Lumia 920 is Nokia's flagship Windows Phone, and is the most advanced smartphone running Microsoft's mobile operating system to-date. Sporting PureView technology, a 4.5" display with PureMotion+ HD goodness, dual-core chip, and wireless charging, it's a powerful device.

Not only that, the Lumia 920 comes in a variety of colours (depending on availability in markets). But which colour would you choose?

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2 years ago

Microsoft looking to acquire Rdio for integration into its Xbox Music service?

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2 years ago

Jessica Alba looks pretty happy with her Nokia Lumia 900

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It looks like Windows Phone has another celebrity admirer out there. Jessica Alba was recently spotted in the wild happily sporting a cyan Nokia Lumia 900. Windows Phone, most notably the Nokia Lumia 900, has started making its rounds in Hollywood circles of late. Last month, it got a close-up in the CBS Sherlock Holmes reboot series "Elementary."

It's certainly not the first time Windows Phone has cropped up in the media world. The HTC Titan partied with .fun in the video for their summer blockbuster "We are young" (around the :24 mark) and Nokia got crunk with Flo Rida in his "Wild ones" video (around 1:04).

Source: Pink Tech (Pinterest); Thanks for the tip, Hector!

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2 years ago

Official: Microsoft to reveal Windows Phone 8 on October 29th

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It has been speculated for some time now that Microsoft would hold a special press event for Windows Phone 8 to finally show off the OS and sure enough, it has come true.

On Monday, October 29th at 10AM, Microsoft will show off to the world their new mobile OS originally codenamed ‘Apollo’.

The announcement is coming just days before the first expected availability of new Windows Phone 8 devices, thought to be occurring on November 4th.

Windows Phone Central will of course be there in sunny San Francisco to cover the event and bring you all the news as it happens. Then we're off to BUILD 12 the very next day.

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2 years ago

Xbox 360 Impressions - SEGA's Hell Yeah and Jet Set Radio

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Many Windows Phone gamers are familiar with French developer Arkedo’s WP7 launch title, OMG: Our Manic Game. It’s not their best work, but still a pretty little shoot-em-up. Fast forward to this year and Arkedo has actually just released their best game yet (with the help of SEGA as publisher): Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit for Xbox Live Arcade.

We’ve got full impressions of both Hell Yeah! and Jet Set Radio after the break, plus more SEGA XBLA news!

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2 years ago

HTC 8X Windows Phone heading to O2 Germany later this month

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HTC 8X on its way to O2 DE

O2 Germany will be stocking the HTC 8X, according to a tweet published by the carrier. The Windows Phone is also heading to O2 in the UK, so it makes sense that Telefonica would also add the smartphone to listings in other markets.

If the time frame supplied in the tweet is indeed accurate, we'll be looking at a late October launch on the German carrier.

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2 years ago

Verizon and T-Mobile out. Nokia Lumia 920, exclusive to AT&T?

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Will only AT&T have the 920 in the US?

In today’s press release from AT&T making the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 official, the word “exclusive” unfortunately was tossed in to the mix raising some red flags.

When addressing the Lumia 920 specifically it was used in this context:

“Exclusive to our customers and featuring unique innovations…the Lumia 920 will be one of the hottest phones for the holidays,”

To us that sounds like AT&T has managed to make a deal with Nokia to be the only carrier offering the flagship phone. While the Lumia 820 has been expected to go to T-Mobile and even Verizon, the 920 was always a toss up. Many people have been hoping big Red would finally get a top of the line Nokia Windows Phone. In fact, an earlier report from PhoneArena strongly suggested that to be the case.

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2 years ago

The Cyan Lumia 920 – AT&T and Nokia surprise us with a new color

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Well  hello there, what's your number?

This morning as expected, AT&T formally announced the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 are headed for the carrier “in November”. No pricing or exact release dates were given.

But there was a nice little surprise with the Lumia 920 reveal: it comes in Cyan.

Many people were shocked that when Nokia revealed the 920 that the prominent color was AWOL from the lineup. The only variations shown were yellow, red, white, matte grey and black and in fact, the Nokia website reflects that offering.

Cyan though had become the unofficial-official color of the Lumia series from Nokia and to have it missing from the 920 seemed like an odd omission. We pointed out earlier the influence of the color on Microsoft's own designs too.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia Windows Phones, carrier logos allowed?

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The other day we reported that Nokia may be prohibiting carriers from branding the new Lumia Windows Phones with their company logos. Instead, preferring that carriers use virtual branding through preloaded software or software hubs.

Several Italian carriers are reportedly preparing to offer the new Lumia Windows Phones without logo branding. As we mentioned previously, the overseas carrier influence is a little more passive that what we experience here in the States. We weren't sure if this logo ban would extend to AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile until this morning.

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2 years ago

geoDefense Swarm makes a 'hexy' Xbox Deal of the Week on Windows Phone

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Three straight weeks of Xbox games receiving more than fifty-percent discounts as the Deal of the Week has come to an end this week. It’s not all bad news though, as the sale game is actually quite good: geoDefense Swarm from Critical Thought Games. It’s now on sale for $1.99, down from $2.99.

Head past the break for more Swarm details, plus news of October's Frightful Games promotion.

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2 years ago

AT&T adding the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 to their Windows Phone lineup

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We've heard rumors, speculation and murmurs about AT&T announcing the addition of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone to their lineup and now it's official. As an added bonus, AT&T also announced that the Lumia 820 will also be part of the wireless provider's Windows Phone lineup.

The Lumia 920 will be available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan (yes, cyan). The Lumia 820 will be available in black. Both the 920 and 820 will be 4G LTE compatible and are planned to be available in November. There was no mention of pricing in the press release.

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2 years ago

Metrotube updated to v3.4, HD streaming bug fixed

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The popular Windows Phone YouTube client Metrotube has been updated. Version 3.4 appears to be primarily a maintenance update covering fixes for HD streaming bug that we mentioned a few weeks ago as well as other performance tweaks.

You also now have the ability to disable the main tile from flipping. The update has passed certification and you should be seeing it live shortly.

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