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Microsoft reportedly plans two more imminent Lumia launches

07/29, 2:18pm

Superman and Tesla Lumia smartphones said to have surfaced in internal Microsoft meeting

Two more smartphones may launch from Microsoft's phone division in the near future, according to a report. Two Windows Phone devices were allegedly revealed during an internal meeting chaired by Microsoft devices head Stephen Elop, with one smartphone described as a "selfie" device with a five-megapixel front-facing camera sensor above a 4.7-inch display.

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Microsoft reveals Nokia Lumia 530 as its first Lumia release

07/23, 6:48am

Nokia Lumia 530 has four-inch display, $115 price tag

Microsoft has unveiled its first Lumia smartphone since it acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division. Still labeled under the Nokia branding, the Lumia 530 is an entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone with a four-inch, 854x480-resolution display and a low price point to help it compete against other competing low-specification devices running on Android.

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Microsoft rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia, alters search options

07/15, 1:57pm

Lumia Cyan adds Windows Phone 8.1, updates Nokia apps

Microsoft has started to roll out the Cyan software update for Lumia smartphones, bringing Windows Phone 8.1 to the smartphone range. At the same time, a report claims that some new Lumia devices being sold no longer give the option to set Google as the default search engine, restricting users to instead primarily search using Microsoft's own search engine, Bing.

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Leaked photograph shows possible future Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 730

07/03, 9:38am

New Lumia believed to have aluminum frame, polycarbonate cover

A photograph has surfaced reportedly showing an upcoming Microsoft smartphone, suggesting the company has another Nokia Lumia device on the way. The mobile device in the images appears to have an aluminum frame with a polycarbonate backing similar to some of the more high-end Lumia devices, potentially putting the pictured smartphone in the same part of the Lumia product range.

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Nokia starts shipping Lumia 630, adds TV tuner for Brazil variant

05/16, 12:28pm

Brazilian Lumia 630 includes television capability on government request

The Microsoft-owned Devices and Services arm of Nokia has launched a special edition of the Lumia 630 smartphone in Brazil, in time for the World Cup taking place in the country this year. The device will include a digital TV (DTV) receiver built-in, allowing owners to watch soccer matches on local television broadcasts from the smartphone itself. Sales of the normal version of the Lumia 630 have also commenced this week.

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Microsoft 'Superman' smartphone rumored to have 5MP front camera

04/28, 10:04am

Rumors of first device after Nokia smartphone arm purchase start circulating

The first Windows Phone device to come out after Microsoft completed the acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business could be one that turns out to be ideal for self portraits, according to a rumor. Codenamed "Superman," the smartphone is said to use a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, rather than the lower-resolution sensors used by the majority of smartphones.

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Nokia issues warning over faulty Lumia 2520 charger in Europe

04/17, 8:30am

Lumia 2520 travel charger sold in United States also a risk

Nokia has stopped sales of the Lumia 2520 in Europe, over a faulty charger supplied with the tablet. The manufacturer has also issued a product advisory warning over the AC-300 charger, with owners in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom "strongly advised to suspend use of the charger until further notice."

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Nokia reveals Lumia 930, Lumia 630, Lumia 635 at Microsoft Build

04/02, 3:09pm

New Lumias will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 onboard

The former CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop, has taken to the stage at Microsoft's Build developer conference to reveal three Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 has a five-inch ClearBlack full HD display with PureView camera capabilities, while the budget-aimed Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are smaller devices with a 4.5-inch ClearBlack display and more restrained specifications.

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Nokia Lumia 630 allegedly leaks in video showing Windows Phone 8.1

03/28, 4:59pm

New video believed to show Lumia 630, Windows Phone 8.1 features

A Nokia smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 has reportedly appeared in a new leaked hands-on video. The surfaced clip allegedly shows the Lumia 630, thought to be codenamed Moneypenny, using the Microsoft mobile operating system, showing the Action Center, apps for podcasts and radio, the new store app, and the layout of the camera app in the upcoming release.

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Nokia offers invitations to 'more Lumia' event on April 2nd

03/25, 1:40pm

Nokia event scheduled for first day of Microsoft developer conference

Nokia has started to send out invitations for an event promising "more Lumia" on April 2nd, the first day of the Microsoft Build developer conference. Considering the timing of the event, as well as the large amount of blue used on the invitation, it is likely that Nokia will not only be revealing its Windows Phone 8.1 plans, but also unveiling one or more Lumia smartphones.

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Briefly: Nokia Refocus for all Lumias, Sony leads console race in US

03/14, 6:54am

Nokia rolls out Refocus app to all Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8

Nokia is making its Lytro-style Refocus app available to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices, as a free download via the Windows Phone Store. The app, which was initially released for Lumias with PureView, allows users to adjust the focal point of an image, after the photograph has been taken, with the resulting image shareable on social networks and stored on OneDrive.

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Rumor: Next Nokia Lumia runs on Windows Phone Blue, named 'Martini'

03/03, 5:49am

First rumored details of next Lumia device surface

Details of Nokia's next smartphone may have started leaking, just one week after the company launched its long-rumored Nokia X Android device range. A device claimed to be codenamed "Martini" may be the next major Lumia release from the company, though there is currently little in the way of information for what the device will be capable of, aside from the name and operating system.

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Nokia launches Lumia Icon as Verizon-exclusive with 20MP camera

02/12, 2:38pm

Five-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor in Nokia Lumia Icon

Nokia has launched its Lumia Icon, a Windows Phone 8 device that is exclusive to Verizon. Surfacing in earlier rumors, the Lumia Icon takes most of the specifications of the Lumia 1520 and squeezes it down into a much smaller device, and is fronted by a 5-inch Full HD display with Nokia ClearBlack technology for viewing the screen in direct sunlight.

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Microsoft offers 12-month Xbox Music Pass, budget Nokia Lumia for $99

02/04, 12:59pm

Choice of Lumia 520, Lumia 521 when buying Xbox Music Pass subscription

Microsoft is offering a budget Nokia smartphone and anXbox Music Pass subscription from the Microsoft Store for $99, for a limited time. The offer, available in the United States and Puerto Rico, consists of a 12-month subscription to the music service, along with the choice of either a Lumia 520 on AT&T or a Lumia 521 on T-Mobile, as off-contract devices.

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Nokia starts rolling out Lumia Black update globally

01/09, 5:59pm

Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Nokia Camera App heading to Lumia devices

Nokia has started offering its Lumia Black update for Lumia devices worldwide, after its initial rollout in the United States. The upgrade, which will take place over the next few weeks, will include a number of improvements including Windows Phone 8 Update 3, App Folders for easier Start screen personalization and grouping of apps, and support for Bluetooth LE.

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Lumia 1520 sells out in Indian debut, all color options snapped up

12/29, 4:26pm

Nokia's Lumia 1520 sells out of initial Indian run

Nokia's Lumia 1520 handset appears to have seen initial success following its launch in India. The six-inch, Windows Phone 8-powered phablet has sold through all color options in that country, WinBeta notes, just days after its debut. The quick sell-through is surprising, given the Indian market's typical preference for lower cost handsets.

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Nokia Moneypenny home screen, Lumia 929 surface in new leaks

12/24, 6:07am

Dual-SIM smartphone homescreen shows possible Lumia 630 name

Two separate leaks suggest Nokia is still working on new mobile devices, despite the impending acquisition of its Devices and Services division by Microsoft. The home screen of a device codenamed Moneypenny has apparently surfaced, at the same time as new images of a protective cover for the long-rumored Lumia 929.

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Briefly: Motorola Droid range gains KitKat, AT&T updates Lumia 1020

12/19, 2:58pm

Verizon upgrades Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini to Android KitKat

Verizon is rolling out Android KitKat to its current range of Droid smartphones. Owners of the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini will receive the update from today onwards, with version 4.4 of the operating system bringing a full-screen mode, camera improvements, an updated Droid Zap app, an update for Motorola Assist, and support for the Fitbit, among other items.

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Nokia goes with mullets to tout Lumia 2520 in weird new ad

12/18, 12:25pm

Nokia says Lumia 2520 is business up front, party in the rear

It's apparently "business up front, party in the back" for Nokia's new Lumia 2520, as a new commercial from the Finnish hardware maker compares the tablet to a mullet. The spot for the company's Windows RT-powered device spends more time focusing on haircuts and filthy fingernails than it does Nokia's actual tablet. The goal of the app may be to highlight the 2520's capabilities as both a productivity and entertainment device, but its reception in the tech media so far has been marked by puzzlement.

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Nokia sends free Lumia phone to GS4 owner Samsung tried to silence

12/15, 8:45am

Nokia steps in to provide Galaxy S4 owner with new phone

Nokia has offered a free Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia device to a man whose Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire earlier this month. Richard Wygand's GS4 smoked and burned while it was charging, and Samsung's reaction to his posting images of the device on the Internet sparked a controversy last week, as the South Korean tech giant appeared to try to buy Wygand's silence with the promise of a new phone. Nokia contacted Wygan and offered him a Lumia by Twitter.

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Eight-inch Nokia Lumia spotted shipped for testing with 1080p display

12/10, 7:58am

Smaller Nokia tablet retains 1080p IPS display of Lumia 2520

More details for Nokia's rumored 8.3-inch tablet have surfaced, suggesting that the Lumia 2020 will ship with a 1080p-resolution IPS display. The device, a smaller form of the Lumia 2520 tablet, was spotted alongside its larger stablemate on import entries to India, which if true would see both tablets aiming to be released in the country in the future.

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Briefly: Aereo in Baltimore, Italian Sky Go app hits Windows Phone 8

12/05, 10:39am

Aereo launching cloud DVR service in Baltimore on December 16

Aereo has revealed that it will be launching its cloud-based DVR service in Baltimore in time for Christmas. Residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area, including 11 central Maryland counties, will be able to sign up and subscribe to the service when it goes live on December 16th, though this will still leave Aereo considerably short of its goal of expanding to 22 US cities before the end of this year.

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Verizon-branded Lumia 929 shows up in white

11/30, 7:21pm

Leaked photo shows Verizon-branded Lumia 929

Nokia apparently will soon release its Lumia 929 smartphone on Verizon, as images of the device have shown up on the Internet. Windows Phone Central published leaked images of the device on Saturday, seemingly confirming that Verizon will get a special White colorway of the handset. Serial leaker @evleaks also published photos of the deviceThe release date for the device is as yet unknown, but a number of leaks have shown off what will likely be its specifications.

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Lumia 2520 owners reporting screen freeze issue requiring reset

11/28, 2:01pm

Nokia's new Windows RT tablet still has bugs

Nokia's newly released Lumia 2520 tablet appears to suffer from a screen malfunction that causes it to become inoperable until reset. The issue emerged this week in a Nokia device support forum, with several commenters saying the displays on their just-bought devices will not wake from sleep mode. The issue, when it occurs, does not resolve itself until the device is reset.

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Nokia launches Lumia 525 with 1GB RAM upgrade from Lumia 520

11/27, 5:30am

Design of Lumia 525 largely unchanged from predecessor

Nokia has launched its rumored successor to the Lumia 520, its popular Windows Phone smartphone. The Lumia 525 is relatively unchanged from the Lumia 520 for the most part, with it sharing a similar design and internals, though the original's 512MB of RAM has been upgraded to 1GB, which will certainly help performance in apps.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 appears in Australia, hits UK on December 6

11/25, 1:58pm

Nokia phablet with 20MP PureView camera out in UK, Australia soon

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has landed in Australia, following its launch in the United States and other countries. Not to be outdone, the six-inch phablet with a 1080p display will also be heading to the United Kingdom for launch on December 6th, with both carriers and third-party retailers said to be stocking the device.

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Briefly: Line user milestone achieved, Redbox Instant on Lumia devices

11/25, 7:34am

Line reaches 300M users, aims for 500M within 2014

Mobile messaging app Line has passed the 300 million user milestone, increasing from 200 million in just four months, with CEO Akira Morikawa aiming for the company to reach 500 million users in total within 2014. While the company has previously tried to drum up interest in the United States, Line states that the largest growth areas are in fact regions such as Spain and Mexico, with future expansion plans targeting India, Turkey, and Western Europe.

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Rumor: Eight-inch Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet could launch in Q1 2014

11/24, 9:04pm

Smaller Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored for release early next year

Nokia could be planning to release a smaller Windows RT tablet in the coming months, one that would in theory compliment its current 10.1-inch Lumia 2520, according to a new rumor. The Lumia 2020, thought to be the eight-inch "Illusionist" tablet that surfaced earlier this month, could be heading to market in the first quarter of 2014.

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Nokia Music rebranded as MixRadio, adds personalized mix option

11/20, 12:28pm

Windows Phone app updated with new name, new look

Nokia has rebranded its music streaming service for Lumia smartphones, and has updated its Windows Phone app at the same time. Nokia MixRadio operates in a similar manner to the advertisement-free Nokia Music service it is replacing, this time with a greater emphasis on the downloadable mixes, as well as introducing a personalized mix.

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Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablets launches on AT&T Nov. 22

11/15, 10:59am

Windows RT-powered Lumia tablet set to launch next week

Nokia next Friday will launch the Lumia 2520, its recently unveiled Windows RT tablet, on November 22, the company revealed today. A post on Nokia's Conversations blog confirmed that the Lumia 2520 would be available in retail outlets next week. A 4G LTE version of the device will also be available in AT&T retail outlets and online.

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Nokia makes Lytro-style Refocus app available to all PureView Lumias

11/13, 11:40am

App allows for focal point to change after photograph has been taken

Nokia is rolling out its Lytro-style Refocus app to other devices in the Lumia range with high-resolution cameras. The PureView-equipped Lumia 1020, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928 now join the Lumia 1520 in being able to change the point of focus in a photograph after it has been taken rather than before, with the app now appearing in the Windows Phone Store.

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Briefly: Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders start, LG G Flex in South Korea

11/08, 6:06am

Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders open in US, ships November 22nd

AT&T has opened up pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, with the device shipping on November 22nd, later than first thought. Priced at $200 on a two-year contract, $585 off-contract, and $27 per month under AT&T Next, the Lumia 1520 offers a six-inch 1080p IPS display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera on the back.

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Briefly: Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T, Android KitKat for Moto X leaks

11/06, 6:08am

Six-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 heading to AT&T on November 15th

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be heading to AT&T on November 15th. The Windows Phone device with a 20-megapixel PureView camera, six-inch 1080p IPS display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor, and 2GB of RAM will be available for $199 with a new contract, according to the Microsoft Store, with a non-contract version being sold at the same time for $549.

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8-inch Nokia 'Illusionist' tablet may sport stylus support

11/04, 1:33pm

Nokia doubles down on Windows RT tablets with Illusionist

Nokia may release a Windows RT-powered 8-inch tablet in the near future, doubling down on its investment in Microsoft's troubled mobile Windows platform. Serial tech secret leaker @evleaks tipped the existence of a device code-named Illusionist on Monday, though the tweet did not give a time frame for the Illusionist's launch. An 8-inch device would complement Nokia's existing Windows RT-powered Lumia 2520, which is a 10.1-inch slate.

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New photographs of Nokia Lumia 525, Lumia 929 surface

11/04, 11:54am

Lumia 929 shown complete with Verizon branding, PureView camera

Photographs for two unannounced Nokia Lumia devices have surfaced, suggesting that two more device launches are in the works before the company hands its mobile phone arm over to Microsoft. The Lumia 525 has appeared in a filing with a Chinese certification agency, while another report offers a large number of close-up photographs of the Lumia 929.

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Nokia makes $151M profit, high Lumia sales in third-quarter results

10/29, 8:16am

Lumia sales improve year-on-year from 2.9M to 8.8M

Nokia has made an unexpected operating profit of 118 million euros ($162 million) for the third quarter, according to its latest financial results. The profit, stemming from net sales of 5.66 billion euros ($7.8 billion), is a marked turn-around from the $755 million lost for the same period last year, and helps to compensate for the $151 million operating loss it endured in the second quarter.

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Nokia leak reveals aluminum construction for Lumia 929

10/27, 1:36pm

Video shows off new aluminum Windows Phone device

Nokia appears to have a new, high build quality Windows Phone 8 device in the works, as a new video has emerged showing what is said to be the Lumia 929. The video showed up on the WPCentral forums, having been posted to the YouTube account of SDphones on Saturday. It appears to show a Lumia device with an aluminum construction, much like the company's Lumia 928 from earlier this year.

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Nokia details new WP8 apps, Refocus PureView app, RAW support

10/22, 9:58am

Refocus app allows for Lytro-style post-shot refocusing of image

A number of software updates for Windows Phone and Lumia devices have been announced at Nokia's media event earlier today. Apps such as Vine and Flipboard for Windows Phone were demonstrated running on Windows Phone, while a number of photography related updates for PureView devices were also revealed.

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Nokia Lumia 1520, 1320 Windows Phone phablets revealed

10/22, 6:00am

Six-inch Nokia phablets include premium, mid-range offerings

Nokia has revealed a pair of Lumia phablets, a first for the manufacturer. Both the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320 sport six-inch displays and Windows Phone 8, and though the two are superficially similar, the Lumia 1520 is a premium offering, while the 1320 is meant to be a more affordable, lower-specification model.

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Nokia launches Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet with 10.1-inch display

10/22, 4:58am

Lumia tablet packs Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB expandable storage

Nokia has launched its rumored "Sirius" tablet during its Nokia World event. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows RT slate that packs a 10.1-inch 1080p AH-IPS display, which is claimed to be bright enough to read outdoors and is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, as well as retaining most of the design language of the Lumia range despite the increase in size.

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Nokia's Q3 Lumia sales said to top 8M

10/21, 10:42am

Nokia's Lumia sales continue to creep up

Sales of Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phone-powered devices continue to creep upward, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Finnish phone maker, whose mobile division was recently bought by Microsoft, is said to have sold more than eight million Lumia devices in the third quarter of this year, up from 7.4 million in the previous quarter. Should the new figures bear out in Nokia's forthcoming earnings statement, that would mark the fourth straight quarter of increasing smartphone sales for the firm.

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Briefly: Free Netflix UK for Nokia purchases, Xbox One Friends app

10/14, 5:07pm

Nokia offers free Netflix to Vodafone UK Lumia customers

Nokia is offering a free subscription to Netflix to customers buying certain Lumia devices on Vodafone in the United Kingdom. Originally reported by the Financial Times and later confirmed on the Vodafone website, the purchase of the Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 will provide six months of Netflix, while the Lumia 1020 includes a free full year subscription to the video streaming service.

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Nokia issues Nokia World teaser

10/10, 6:57am

Nokia World event set to introduce first phablet, tablet

Nokia has issued an unusual teaser for its forthcoming Nokia World event scheduled for October 22 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pictured appears to be to the previously leaked Nokia Lumia 2520 6-inch Windows Phone phablet and the similarly leaked Windows RT 8.1 tablet codenames known as the Sirius. Also pictured, intriguingly, is a notebook – it could be a literal representation of the ad copy, which reads ‘Watch the action on your screen of choice,’ or a reference to Nokia’s upcoming acquisition by Microsoft and an acknowledgement of the close integration of its devices and Microsoft’s Windows empire.

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Nokia 'Batman' budget Lumia 1320 rumored to have large screen

10/10, 6:06am

Suggested to slot into Lumia range above Lumia 625

Nokia may be preparing to launch a large-screened mobile phone that will apparently be a flagship "budget category" Windows Phone device. The Lumia 1320, previously codenamed internally as "Batman," could be one of the last few devices to leak ahead of the phone manufacturer holds its Nokia World event on October 22nd.

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AT&T starts rollout of GDR2, Amber updates to Nokia Lumia 820, 920

10/10, 5:23am

Windows Phone 8, Nokia firmware adds new camera app, FM radio

AT&T will be rolling out updates to some Windows Phone 8 devices used on its network later today, according to a post on the carrier's forum. The General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) update for Windows Phone 8, along with the Amber firmware for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, will start to appear as a notification on subscriber devices later today, with the updates downloadable over a Wi-Fi connection.

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Nokia Lumia 929 images leak, shows smartphone heading to Verizon

09/22, 9:50pm

Rear 20MP camera, 5-inch display touted on Lumia 929

A pair of images said to show the front and backsides of the Nokia Lumia 929 have surfaced. The leaked promotional renders of the device, apparently heading to Verizon complete with carrier branding, shows what has been said to be a large display slightly smaller than the rumored 6-inch Lumia 1520, suggesting it could have a 5-inch screen.

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Nokia continues Android development; 10K prototypes already built

09/19, 11:51am

Android project persists amid buyout process

Nokia is reportedly continuing to develop Android phones despite the buyout agreement with Microsoft. The report follows recent leaks pointing to a secret program that is said to have successfully installed Google's mobile OS on the Finnish cellphone maker's Lumia hardware.

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Nokia organizes October 22 event, possible Lumia 1520, Sirius launch

09/17, 10:28am

Six-inch Nokia phablet, 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet could be shown

Nokia is holding an event on October 22, which is expected to be the launch of the six-inch Lumia 1520 and possibly the 'Sirius' tablet as well. The event itself is believed to have been delayed from a late-September launch, though it is reported that the original plans were pushed back due to the announced acquisition by Microsoft.

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Six-inch 1080p Nokia Lumia 1520 gets clear pictures

09/09, 6:32am

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets new photo leak ahead of launch

The forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 'Bandit' Windows Phone 8 phablet has had the clearest pictures of it leaked yet. The 6-inch device will ship with the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 on board which brings with it both 1080p support and support for quad-core processors for the first time. The device has been pictured in photos next to the recently announced Sony Xperia Z1 5-inch smartphone to give a better sense of how much bigger it is than previous Windows Phone 8 devices.

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Briefly: HTC sells Saffron stake; Nokia Lumia 1520 image leak

09/06, 9:12am

HTC sells stake in Saffron Digital

HTC has announced that it is selling off its 100-percent stake in Saffron Digital, which had been acquired in 2011. The division had specialized in mobile multimedia delivery, suggesting HTC was working on its own video delivery service. HTC is selling Saffron for $47 million, taking a slight hit compared to its original purchase price.

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