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2 years ago

Win a Lumia 920 in Nokia's Submit Your Switch and Win contest

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Nokia has a new contest over at Facebook where you could win one of five Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phones. All you need to do is tell Nokia why you would like to switch to a Lumia 920 from your current phone.

The closing date for the contest is Friday, September 21st so you have time to give your entry some thought. All you need to do is enter your name, email, contact number and why you want to make the switch to the Lumia 920.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central 148 Special - Nokia in New York recap

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In case you just woke up from a coma and had no idea that Nokia unveiled their next-gen phones yesterday, we have our thoughts from our impromtu podcast yesterday.  Join Daniel Rubino, Rafael Rivera and Jay Bennett for a late day analysis.

HD video after the break...

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2 years ago

Nokia takes Counters app out of beta and heads to the Marketplace

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2 years ago

PayPal App for Windows Phone now officially available in the Marketplace

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We reported a while back that Nokia were helping to bring PayPal to Windows Phone. Well for all those out there that have been waiting with bated breath, it’s finally with us.

We are still trying to confirm the availability in all regions but can confirm 100% that UK and USA are able to see and install the app--you don't need a Nokia phone either. Having installed the app its looking very nice indeed, sporting a smooth scrolling panoramic layout. For a version 1.0 release this is looking very good indeed.

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2 years ago

Verizon to sport the Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone as the '822'?

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The shiny new Lumia 820, announced yesterday by Nokia

The Lumia 820, Nokia's mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone, was announced yesterday at the company's press conference in New York. We're still awaiting confirmation on which Windows Phone(s) carriers will be getting, but some light might have been shown on Verizon's plans for Microsoft's mobile platform.

A photo was sent into Engadget of a terminal showing the Verizon Device Management System. According to this listing, Verizon will be sporting a "Lumia 822" - possibly a carrier branded version of the announced handset (much like the HTC Arrive with Sprint). While it's not the Lumia 920 that many were hoping for, the Lumia 820 does pack a number of intuitive features and improvements over the previous generation of hardware.

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2 years ago

Screenshot functionality in Windows Phone 8 demonstrated

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Xbox Live Review: Shoot 1UP

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Xbox Live isn’t exactly overflowing with shoot-em-ups.  After the pretty but generic and sadly unsupported by its developer OMG: Our Manic Game came along, it took over a year for the more serious Dodonpachi Maximum to arrive. Thankfully Shoot 1UP from indie developer Mommy’s Best Games launched less than a year after its predecessor, though only after experiencing several delays on the development side. But it’s here now and easily qualifies as the most fun shmup this reviewer has played in years.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Windows Phones heading to Phones 4u

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2 years ago

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

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Yesterday we saw a whole heap of information presented by Nokia covering hardware and services, with so much to get through some things were only touched upon. One such area was of Nokia’s plans for maps and directions. We’d previously covered Nokia’s goal to maintain leadership in location so this segment was of great interest.

During the keynote a much clearer insight into their plans for their location based apps coming in Windows Phone 8 was provided, and we think there will be some exciting advances heading to the platform. Indoor Maps, tighter integration of their current mapping apps and augmented reality improvements are all on the way.

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2 years ago

Leaked Sprint document says no Windows Phone 8 Devices in the near future

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A leaked internal training document shows that Sprint has no plans to release any Windows Phone 8 devices any time soon. The so-called playbook, which offers talking points about both "Windows 8" and "RIM,", says that, despite the buzz, Sprint continues "evaluating" Windows Phone and has no plans to announce any devices at this time. Not only does this include Windows Phone 8, but also Windows 8 PCs and tablets.

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2 years ago

Nokia takes photo challengers against the Lumia 920 PureView, crushes the iPhone, GS3

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Last night during Nokia’s par-tay we managed to check out their little photo challenge area. In short, they literally had a cubby hole in a brick wall where you could mosey on up with your smartphone, snap a pic and then Nokia would do the same with the Lumia 920.

Of course the Lumia 920 is better positioned to win such a contest, after all it has everything: lens stabilization, a larger BSI sensor, F/2.0 aperture and some funky Nokia algorithms to top it all off. And indeed, challenge after challenge we saw the 920 crush any phone that attempted the feat—iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3—all were smoked.

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2 years ago

Nokia Music now live in the U.S. Marketplace

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It may have take a while but Nokia Music is now available in the U.S. Windows Phone Marketplace. The music app is an exclusive to the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone and allows users to stream music from a collection of over 150 exclusive playlists.

In addition to the playlists, users can tap into a library of millions of songs and generate their own playlists.

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2 years ago

Crimson Dragon Side Story swooping over to Xbox Live on Windows Phone next week

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Sometimes Xbox Live games get announced well in advance, and other times they just pop up out of nowhere. I could complain about the reticence of the mobile marketing team, but then we’d be here all day. When the surprise game is some puzzler nobody cares about, it’s no big deal. But I have to admit, the game Microsoft just announced for next week could be something very special. Coming September 12 is Crimson Dragon Side Story from Microsoft Studios.

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2 years ago

Nokia apologizes for Pureview Demo Video

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More on the questionable Pureview Camera video that Nokia released. You know the one that has the reflection of a videographer holding something that doesn't look like a Pureview Camera.

Well after the video had been dissected this way and that, Nokia issued a clarification here that the images were taken with a prototype. Now Nokia has issued a formal apology for all the confusion.

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2 years ago

Xbox 360 Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies Pinball

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Prepare for a bit of Xbox 360 news that will spill over to Windows 8 and likely Windows Phone in the future as well. PopCap and Zen Studios have partnered up to introduce ‘Plants vs. Zombies Pinball’ to Pinball FX 2 on Xbox Live Arcade. If you’ll recall, most or all existing tables will appear in the forthcoming Windows Phone port as well, so consider this a sneak preview if you don’t play the Xbox 360 version of Pinball FX 2. Zen kindly provided a review code for the table, and now we’ve got full impressions to share after the break.

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