Nokia Already Has An Update to Pro Camera App for Lumia 1020 [Updated]

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Late Thursday ahead of the Friday official availability of the PureView flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone, Nokia had already issued a software update for its Pro Camera app, which allows finer creative controls in the photography process. The much lauded Pro Camera app brings DSLR-style controls to the 41-megapixel point-and-shoot smartphone camera, and it does a […]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Back In Stock and Ready for Orders at AT&T

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After it was offered for pre-order, Nokia’s 41-megapixel packed Lumia 1020 quickly sold out on AT&T. The phone will officially be available today, and AT&T will have inventory in retail stores and its website is now listing the Lumia 1020 as being in stock. The phone retails for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement and […]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review: The Camera Phone King

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After much hype and anticipation, Nokia introduced the Lumia 1020 with a lot of fanfare and enthusiasm, and the Windows Phone 8 device doesn’t disappoint. In the days surrounding the announcement of Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera phone, the company dominated the conversations on Twitter and framed the dialogue around a new experience with zoom on a […]

Windows Phone Lead Responds to User Calls for Action, Sort Of

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Despite an attempt at being more transparent, comments made by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore might have done more to harm than good to the Windows Phone development team. Belfiore’s comments came in response to a post by Windows Phone user Tung Ha, entitled “We need Microsoft to listen to our ideas and DO something”. In the […]

Windows Phone 8: 5 Ecosystem Advantages Poising it For Future Success

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When Microsoft announced that it would be starting all over with Windows Phone 8, many users wondered how the company would position its smartphone operating system as an alternative to iOS and Android. Businesses wondered if this would finally be the operating system that gave them a way to easily enable workers to use their […]

Lumia 1020 Comes With 50GB of Free Storage for Super-Sized Photos

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As part of its Nokia Lumia 1020 launch, AT&T will give users 50GB of cloud storage on its AT&T Locker service. From their device, users will be able to activate their 50GB subscription when their Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives. AT&T previously announced that it would be shipping the Lumia 1020 to users starting July 26th. Since […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Hands-on

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Halo is finally available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as a top-down two-stick shooter that’s a lot of fun in short bursts. We were able to play a preview build of the new Halo: Spartan Assault earlier this week on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 (using a Nokia Lumia 928 and […]

Is this the Nokia Phablet?

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We may now have our first pictures of the often rumored, but never seen, Nokia phablet running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. Recent images found by social media user C Technology on the website of the regulatory organization TENNAA — the Chinese equivalent of the United States’ Federal Communications Commission — and reported by the Boy […]

Design: Why Windows Phone Needs a UI Reboot

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We’ve briefly touched upon a rumor recently that Microsoft may be giving a design reboot to Windows and Windows Phone, which could mean a move away from the Metro UI. The rumor has sparked some debate on the Internet and some are wondering if the Windows Phone platform, which had only debuted with the Metro […]

Is Microsoft About to Reboot Windows Phone with Windows Phone 9

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Microsoft Windows Phone users can expect another large reset of the company’s mobile operating system with Windows Phone 9, according to reports. The rumors, which all originate from Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin, indicate that Microsoft has “charged the [Windows Phone Group] with developing a new single OS for both smartphones and tablets, and nothing is […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Coming To Verizon Windows Phones First

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Halo: Spartan Assault, the first Halo game for Windows Phone 8 will come first to Verizon devices sometime in the near future. Verizon announced today that its customers will be the first games that can buy Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8, making users on other carriers wait for the game. Users with a […]

Windows Phone Blue Update Plagued By Bugs and Delayed Until Next Year

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Unconfirmed reports indicate that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system won’t see major updates until sometime early next year due to serious bugs. Citing sources “familiar with Microsoft’s Windows Phone plans”, The Verge believes that Microsoft’s Windows Phone Team is in what it describes as “shut up and ship” mode — industry jargon for what essentially […]

5 Reasons Why the Lumia 1020 Tops Point and Shoot Cameras

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Since the rebirth of the smartphone (with Apple’s original iPhone), mobile devices have been taking over the functions and marketshare of the independent devices of the past. In short order, they’ve usurped the watch, made dedicated media players a thing of the past and are even are even likely to begin killing off the third-party […]

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Grip Case Shown in Detailed Photo Leak

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A highly detailed leak of Nokia’s camera grip case accessory for the highly anticipated Lumia 1020 that will be introduced later today shows that the case helps to improve ergonomics for the phone when used to capture images. With a bulge to improve handling, a separate shutter button to make things more comfortable when shooting, […]

Nokia to Offer HERE Drive+ To All Windows Phone 8 Users

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Nokia will make its HERE Drive+ navigation application available to all Windows Phone 8 users, though it won’t be doing so for free. Announced this week via a press release, Nokia’s HERE Drive+ will bring the same real-time navigation tools that users of its high-end Lumia Windows Phones enjoy to everyone. It’ll also be accompanied […]

How to Back Up a Windows Phone

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While Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system might be the youngest of the major mobile operating systems, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make backups available to Windows Phone users effortlessly. Unlike the backup systems of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, there is no physical backup method for Windows Phone. Instead, the operating system […]

Nokia to Release Camera Grip with EOS to Appeal to Photographers

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To prove itself to serious mobile photographers, Nokia may release a camera grip accessory to its highly anticipated Nokia EOS, which may launch as the Lumia 1020 come July 11. The PureView-equipped phone will have a large and high resolution 41-megapixel imaging sensor and optics by ZEISS, the new branding of the historic Carl Zeiss […]

Developer Suite Hints at 1080p Display Support on Windows Phone 8

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While it’s been long rumored that Microsoft will be adding support for full HD 1080p displays with a future software update for Windows Phone 8, that information is now nearly confirmed. Visual Studio 2013, which is used by developers to develop apps for the platform, is now allowing developers to emulate their apps to a […]

Microsoft, Unity Teaming Up to Battle Game Development Complexity

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Microsoft and game development tools company Unity have announced a partnership to deliver a cross platform development experience for the Xbox One and Windows Phone 8. According to Unity, soon game developers can expect an add-on that will allow them to publish Windows Store applications using the Unity Pro 4 engine for free. That same […]

Microsoft Cuts Costs to Solve Windows Phone App Problem

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In what is likely a move to spur the platform’s momentum with independent developers who are looking to create the next big application, Microsoft has lowered the price it charges developers to release their apps in the Windows Phone Store. In sessions at this week’s BUILD developer conference, Microsoft said that it would lower the […]