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Nokia invests in Pelican array camera tech for PureView push

Nokia invests in Pelican array camera tech for PureView push

Nokia is set to further expand its camera expertise portfolio with a strategic investment in Pelican Imaging, a photography software specialist cooking up Lytro-style refocusable photos using array lenses. Pelican's system, which first broke cover back in 2011, uses an array of 25 densely-packed individual lenses, the data from which is combined - using Pelican's proprietary software - into a single, higher resolution still which can be post-tweaked for focus and even have 3D effects introduced.

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HTC One hands-on: UltraPixel Camera and Zoe

HTC One hands-on: UltraPixel Camera and Zoe

HTC's most controversial decision with the HTC One is going to be the choice of camera. In a market where "more" is so often seen as "better" the 4-megapixel equivalent main camera on the back of the One is going to raise eyebrows, no matter how hard HTC pushes its "UltraPixel" branding. Assuming the company can get would-be users to pay attention to the theory, though, there's a whole lot to like about the UltraPixel approach: increasing the amount of data for each pixel that makes up the final frame.

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Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Here's a spoiler: Nokia's Lumia 620 is arguably the most balanced device in the company's current line-up, and it makes a case for being the best mainstream smartphone on the market today. Excessive praise for a cheap Windows Phone? Perhaps, but when it comes to blending price, specifications, size, and flexibility, the Lumia 620 ticks plenty of boxes for the everyday consumer, as well as demonstrating exactly what it is that still gives us hope for Nokia in the future. Read on for the full review.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review

BlackBerry Z10 Review

RIM reborn… and now it's BlackBerry, if you don't mind. Rebranded, refreshed, and desperate to impress, you can't knock BlackBerry's enthusiasm about its now-eponymous platform. Then again, it's had several months of delays in which to practice, and the BlackBerry Z10 - first out of the gate to run the OS - is so close to the two prior variants of developer device that there isn't a long list of new features to be learned. Instead, and with the arguably more important Q10 QWERTY version a couple of months off, it's a case of making an argument for BlackBerry 10 to occupy the coveted "third ecosystem" spot, and the scraps left behind from Android and iOS. Is BlackBerry 10 the OS to give Windows Phone nightmares, reboot BlackBerry itself, and snatch both consumer and enterprise crowns? Read on for our full review.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy Camera might run Android, but in your hand it's most definitely a point-and-shoot. Still, Samsung has taken advantage of that heft well: you get a huge 21x optical zoom, 16-megapixel camera and a vast 4.8-inch HD screen. We caught up with Samsung ahead of its IFA 2012 "Unpacked" launch event to see how the Galaxy Camera holds up. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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BlackBerry 10 features built-in picture editor

BlackBerry 10 features built-in picture editor

One of the features that RIM showed off at BlackBerry World this year was a swanky new camera for BlackBerry 10. Thanks to technology licensed from Scalado, the camera features remove and rewind features, helping to discard unwanted background objects and pick the best face in a photo thanks to a caching feature. Now it looks like RIM will also be including some basic editing abilities in the camera app, including Instagram inspired filters and more traditional tweaks.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 24, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 24, 2012

This morning it's time to get thin with the newest and best technology for stealing your fellow citizen's cash: ATM skimmers for thievery on the horizon. You'll be seeing some Box on your Windows Phone devices in the near future as the group signs up for a party with Qualcomm. There are some lawful bits this morning for Samsung as the Galaxy Tab 7.7 gets mixed rulings and Apple lets it be known that the company owes them $2.5 billion dollars - no big deal!

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Nokia announces selection of Windows Phone 8 upgrades

Nokia announces selection of Windows Phone 8 upgrades

This week the big Windows Phone 8 wave has begun, and Nokia is jumping right aboard at the Windows Phone Summit with a selection of features that will be exclusive to their devices. Nokia devices will, first, have Nokia Music 3.0 - this is an upgrade which brings gig enhancements, mix radio enhancements, and upgrades to its already well-working offline playback. Nokia Counters is another element that will be on Windows Phone 8 Nokia devices, complete with the ability to let users track the data they're using, their voice minutes, and messaging as well.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

This morning we're seeing the iPhone 5 rumors pour in once more, this right on top of our confirmation that we'll be live from WWDC in just a short bit! Check out the Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 invitation and get your typing fingers out - we'll be liveblogging the whole event! It's very possible that we'll be seeing a brand new map app from Apple as well as a whole new smartphone - though the latter might not be as likely. There's also a possibility that this event will bring on a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 edition as has been teased for weeks.

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Do You Trust RIM?

Do You Trust RIM?

RIM is in a heap of trouble, but you wouldn't know it from the attendance at BlackBerry World in Orlando earlier this month, where literally thousands of people packed a giant conference room to hear CEO Thorsten Heins' keynote address, meet with RIM account teams, and attend developer events. These weren't just holdouts from RIM's government or enterprise base, either; RIM allowed BlackBerry World alumnae to skip some lines, and the "SpeedPass" lines were 20x shorter than the regular ones. RIM has been growing rapidly some global markets, and many of the attendees appeared to hail from these locales, where the BlackBerry brand – and BBM in particular – are hallmarks of upwardly mobile youth.

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