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

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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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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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2 years ago

Verizon Wireless set to carry multiple Windows Phones?

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For those on the Verizon Network hoping to have more selection with your Windows Phone beyond the HTC Trophy may not have long to wait. Verizon's Chief Marketing Officer, Tami Erwin, is letting everyone know that Verizon will be carrying multiple Windows Phone devices later this year.

While Erwin would elaborate on which Windows Phones Verizon would carry or how many qualified for multiple, Verizon CEO Marni Walden acknowledges that Verizon continues to have "healthy conversations" with Nokia.  Could we see a Verizon Lumia 820 or 920?

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2 years ago

Did Nokia goof in the Pureview Video? We don't think so

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We've all seen the Nokia video highlighting the new optical stabilization of the Pureview Camera. You know the one.  The full length version of where the girl is riding the bicycle?

The video has portions shot with the Pureview Camera to demonstrate how good the optical stabilization works (and from what Dan tells me it works really good). The video has come into question when a reflection of the van following the bicyclist to shoot the video suggests the footage was shot with a professional video camera instead of a Pureview Camera. 

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Nokia Lumia 920 and the PureMotion HD+ Display

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The Nokia Lumia 920 will have a 4.5" WXGA, 1280x768 PureMotion HD+ display. It is being billed as the fastest and brightest displays and has the most sensitive touch responses.

We've been impressed with Nokia's ClearBlack technology found on other Lumia Windows Phones, such as the Lumia 900, and from what we have witness during today's press event the PureMotion technology definitely takes things to the next level.

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2 years ago

The Windows Phone Xbox Live Deal of the Week returns with a slight whimper

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Last Wednesday the price of Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition dropped, sparking speculation that the Xbox Live Deal of the Week might have restarted. As it turns out, the Deal of the Week did not restart last week. No, it’s starting up again this week – today, even. That’s the good news!

Before I break the bad news, a history lesson: the very first Windows Phone Xbox Live Deal of the Week was Frogger back in March of 2011. At the time, I plead with the Xbox Live team not to give up on the program if Frogger didn’t sell like hotcakes (it’s not very good). This week I had to make a similar entreaty because the game going on sale today is no less than Fusion: Sentient from Wahoo Studios.

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2 years ago

Thoughts and impressions of the Nokia Lumia 920’s PureView camera

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The Nokia Lumia 920

Of all of the announcements today by Nokia, the 920’s PureView camera is probably one of the more impressive. We told you what we thought it meant and we weren't too far off. Today we had a chance to not only play around with it but in talking with Ilari Nurmi, VP of Product Marketing for Nokia, we were able to learn a bit more behind the technology as well.

First, let’s talk about the specifications and what they mean to you, the consumer…

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2 years ago

Photo Gallery: Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Event

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Windows Phone Central's Photo Gallery from the Nokia Windows Phone Event

It has been a busy morning with all the news coming from Nokia's Windows Phone event.  We've seen the introduction of the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, the 8.7 megapixel Pureview Camera, floating lens technology, Nokia's Maps adding augmented reality, a handful of new Nokia exclusive apps, and a new Lenses app for the Windows Phone camera.

Then there's the Nokia Fat Boy charging pads, the JBL Bluetooth Speakers, and even Steve Ballmer popped in to say hello.  Our own Dan Rubino had front row seats for todays event.  While he's busy interviewing folks and snatching some hands on time with all that has been presented, we thought we'd share some images he's already captured.

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2 years ago

Nokia announce more app exclusives: Bloomberg, Michelin, YouSendit and Angry Birds Roost

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With the launch of the new Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia has also announced new group of exclusive apps coming to the Lumia line of WIndows Phones. The apps making it to the demo during the Lumia showcase was Angry Birds Roost which will be Nokia only for the first three months of availability.

The new Lumia handsets will boast NFC technology and Nokia have secured exclusives on apps that take advantage of this. YouSendIt which will also be a three-month exclusive will allow NFC file transfers as well a NFC travel app from Michelin which will allow retrieval of specific information at Michelin 2012 NFC enabled restaurants.

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