FM radio

Confession: we’re not huge users of the Windows Phone FM Radio, a feature that was omitted when Windows Phone 8 launched last year due to the drivers needing to be re-written. Because of that, we didn’t miss it much, though like you, we always appreciate having things on our phones, even if we don’t use them.

But some of you 'FM radio fans' are certainly quite die hard about it and so when the Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 received the Amber + GDR2 update last week, the missing radio feature (which the update was supposed to bring), raised some eyebrows (and ire).

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We already brought you news earlier today that Verizon and Nokia were updating the Lumia 928 with the GDR2 and Amber OS and firmware. While most of those features have been previously reported, Verizon has gone ahead and highlighted the key changes, in case you wanted to know.

The updated info comes via their website where they list the alterations in a PDF file. For your convenience, we’ll republish those key changes below.

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If there’s one sore spot with a certain segment of users it was how the release of Windows Phone 8 lacked FM radio support—something which had been around since the Zune player days. No reason was ever stated, though it’s a safe guess that it was something Microsoft simply did not have time to complete by October’s release schedule.

Now, according to sources at the Verge, that situation will change with the expected GDR2 update coming out later this summer. That addition will allow users, when headphones are plugged in, to use their Windows Phone as an FM radio—an important source of news and entertainment for many in emerging markets who can’t afford streaming data plans.

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Insert "Love" pun here: HTC Love coming

The HTC Love/Duopod M700 is all sorts of pretty. Don't believe me, check out the video here. Having a built-in FM tuner is maybe a bit much, but it does look like they're throwing some other tweaks in there to make this a great media phone. Me: I need a qwerty keyboard, otherwise this thing is love at ...cough. Sorry, even I can't get that pun out straight.

  • *GSM Quadband (850/900/1900/1800 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS
  • WiFi
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • Built-in FM radio
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 64K colros LCD (340 x 240 pixel)
  • 256MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot (512MB card included)
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • Size: 108 x 58 x 16.8 mm
  • Weight: 130g*

Read: HTC Love Loves You - SlashPhone.com

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