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3 years ago

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will hit RTM by August

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 confirmed with photos uploaded by Joe Belfiore

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Nokia's next Windows Phone with the 41MP shooter will be called the Lumia 1020, according to sample photos published on flicker. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore posted a series of shots from various Nokia Windows Phones, but two from the collection stood out as they appear to have been taken using a "Nokia Lumia 1020." One of the photos is listed at 2947 x 1658 (noted to be almost 5MP), while the other is 1352 x 1568 (hitting 3.7MP). These images suggest that Nokia's upcoming Lumia PureView Windows Phone will likely shoot at multiple resolutions.

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3 years ago

FIFA 13 takes the cup on Windows Phone 8 as a Nokia exclusive

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We’re currently undergoing the second nasty Xbox Windows Phone release drought of the year (though really it’s not so bad if you have joy in your heart). During the first drought back in December and January, Nokia and EA came to the rescue by releasing Xbox games like Flight Control Rocket and iBomber Defense as Nokia exclusives. It didn’t help non-Nokia owners, but at least some of us had new games to play, and eventually those same games should be available to everybody.

Today Nokia and EA once again light one of Xbox Windows Phone’s darkest hours by publishing another highly anticipated exclusive: FIFA 13. Considering that the only other soccer titles available are the buggy Real Soccer and overtly greedy Real Soccer 2013, FIFA 13 should be a breath of fresh air for footy fans. Just keep in mind you’ll need a Windows Phone 8 Nokia device with 1 GB of RAM to play it.

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3 years ago

Ahead of Thursday's Lumia 1020 reveal, Nokia launches dedicated mobile photography site

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Nokia is set to unveil their latest mobile photography addition to their Lumia line, the Lumia 1020, this Thursday, that hasn’t stopped them from launching a new website dedicated to cameras.

Heading to www.nokia.com/global/experience/photography/ users will be treated to news, tips and tricks for taking better photos. While the current focus is on the Lumia 9xx line, including the Lumia 920, 925 and 928, we’re pretty sure Nokia will update the site with “1020” info as well as soon as that device goes live.

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3 years ago

Nokia EOS/1020 charging shell and camera accessory revealed in latest leak

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The other day we brought some exclusive details about Nokia’s supposed camera accessory for the upcoming Lumia 1020/EOS Windows Phone with a 41MP sensor. The news started with mention of a “camera grip” via FCC documents and then later, WPDang were able to confirm some more information about the add on accessory, which is expected to sell for an extra $70.

Now, an image has leaked of what the camera booster will look like and it’s kind of what we expected. The addon has a 1020mAh battery (35% boost), microUSB charging expansion, tripod mount, dedicated shutter button and of course it has the added benefit of making the Lumia 1020 feel more substantial in the hands, akin to a real point and shoot camera.

Wireless charging is not expected to be a part of this accessory, though a second clip on cover for wireless charging we are told will be available.

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3 years ago

UK retailer Clove announces availability of grey Lumia 925

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3 years ago

Movies Trivia for Windows Phone, only thing missing is the popcorn

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3 years ago

Garmin set to release Bluetooth Heads-up Display for Windows Phone navigation

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Garmin has announced the release of heads-up display (HUD) that connects to your Windows Phone via Bluetooth. The HUD unit will project navigation information on to your windshield.  This will help increase safety and reduce driver distraction when using your Windows Phone as a navigational tool.  By projecting the navigational information in the driver's line of sight, it keeps their eyes more on the road.

The Garmin HUD is compatible with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone running Garmin Streetpilot or NAVIGON apps. HUD displays turn arrows, distance to the next turn, current speed, and the estimated time of arrival. Additional display options include alerts for when drivers exceed the speed limit, traffic delays and safety camera locations.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 announced for Australia, available from July 17th

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3 years ago

Joe Belfiore: Spotify for Windows Phone 8 coming out of beta today [Update]

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Spotify for Windows Phone 8 is to come out of beta today with an update that's currently making its way through the store submission process. According to a tweet published by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, consumers can expect to see said update hit their smartphones in the near future. The beta was released back in February, earlier this year.

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3 years ago

Nokia Amber update to include Bluetooth 4.0 support for Lumia 720, 620 and 520

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3 years ago

Nokia Purity Pro headphones by Monster review: The ultimate wireless headphones for Windows Phone users

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If you follow all things Windows Phone you’re no doubt aware that when it comes to premium accessories, it’s fairly slim pickings out there. Like all things for our beloved ecosystem though, one OEM is taking things seriously enough to push manufacturers for accessories designed to work perfectly with Windows Phone; Nokia. Through partnerships with JBL, Monster and Fatboy, the Finnish giant’s sponsored accessories are squarely aimed its own Lumia line of course, but as they’re designed to work best with Windows Phone you’ll still get a great experience from your HTC 8 series or Samsung Ativ phones.

All of which brings us nicely to today’s review, the Monster/Nokia Purity Pro headset. This isn’t Monster and Nokia’s first dance together, the ‘Purity’ brand has already been applied to another set of over-the-ear cups and also to a set of ear buds, and yet those forays into the brightly coloured accessory world have been met with some mixed reviews, and in my personal opinion the wired Purity HD earphones leave a lot to be desired. We initially went ‘ears on’ (last time I use that phrase I promise) with the headset at the Mobile World Congress this year, and came away impressed, but a little bewildered by the initial cost of entry. Now we’re lucky enough to say we own a pair and have spent a week using them out and about to gauge just whether or not you can justify the relatively high price point.

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3 years ago

Hello, and welcome to Moviefone! Official app finally lands on Windows Phone 8 for summer films

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In case you needed another movie-finder app for your Windows Phone, moviefone (owned by AOL) has released an official and not-too-shabby app for Windows Phone 8 owners. The service, which has been around for years, allows users to find movies, start times, theaters and more based on their current location.

While the app is similar to Fandango and Flixster, moviefone (www.moviefone.com) does bring its own unique brand and style to your smartdevice. The app allows you to see top box office, trailers and clips, upcoming films, casting information (which you can use to drill down further, nice), what’s out on DVD this week and general film news, all in a Modern UI that is quite responsive to our input.

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3 years ago

Time Out releases official Windows Phone 8 apps for New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and LA

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If you’ve never picked up a Time Out magazine (www.timeout.com) in a major metropolitan area, you’re missing out on all the cool and hip things you could be doing that day instead of lamenting being bored. The magazine is a collection of reviews, information on plays, museum events, local art installations, food and more—basically a list of interesting cultural happenings under your nose.

The company who owns Time Out last week released official apps on Windows Phone for a few major cities, including New York, London, Paris (English or French), Barcelona and Los Angeles. The apps themselves are quite nicely laid out with a Modern UI, social sharing and the ability to pin stories/events to your Start screen for quick reference. We wish there was a way to directly email or Tweet an article, but instead you’ll need to use the “open in IE” option and go from there.

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3 years ago

Evernote updates Windows touch app, adds two-step verification and more

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