Nokia Lumia 920

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

Friday is here once again, marking the beginning of the weekend. We need it too - we were traveling all around the country from press event to press event this week. Today, no such event took place, but that doesn't mean there was a lack of noteworthy news. There were tons of iPhone 5 rumors and news today, starting with the rumor that we might see one or two iPod lines get updated at Apple's upcoming press event. Speaking of that press event, Apple has started to prepare the Yerba Buena Center for its September 12 conference, and today we were told that the pricing structure of one of the iPhone 5's models might be similar to that of the iPhone 4S.

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Nokia Lumia 920 “HAAC” Rich Recording microphones confirmed

Nokia Lumia 920 “HAAC” Rich Recording microphones confirmed

All eyes may be on the Nokia Lumia 920's PureView camera, but our ears may well be cosseted with the company's Rich Recording high-quality audio, judging by what SlashGear has heard from sources at the firm. Nokia made no mention of Rich Recording, the broad-frequency sound capturing system that premiered on the 808 PureView, during its Lumia 920 launch, and nor does the Windows Phone's spec sheet spill the goods; however, according to hardware details we have been informed about, the Lumia 920 does indeed have a trio of the special microphones Nokia co-developed especially for Rich Recording.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 due November 2 squeak insiders

AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 due November 2 squeak insiders

AT&T is targeting a November 2 launch date for Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 flagship, sources suggest, with the Lumia 920 said to be currently in testing at the carrier. Announced on Wednesday, though with no more specific release timescale than "later in the year," the Lumia 920 is likely to support LTE on AT&T's 4G network - Nokia confirmed that there would be LTE and HSPA+ versions of the smartphone - though the goal release date could still slip.

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Nokia Lumia 920 on sale in November tip Euro carriers

Nokia Lumia 920 on sale in November tip Euro carriers

Nokia's Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphone will go on sale in November 2012, according to carrier source whispers, with European availability beginning that month. The Finnish phone company declined to specify exactly when its new flagship would hit shelves, saying only that it was due "later in the year," but according to Reuters various unnamed Euro operators have been quietly confirming the November timeframe.

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Nokia unveils new Luna Bluetooth headset, complete with wireless charging

Nokia unveils new Luna Bluetooth headset, complete with wireless charging

Yesterday saw no lack of accessory reveals for Nokia's incoming Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 820 and 920. It seems that one was left out of the party, though: the new Luna Bluetooth headset, which is naturally recommended for use with Nokia's two new devices. Nokia unveiled the new headset today, giving us an ad with a rather bumping soundtrack to go along with the announcement.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday everyone. Today Amazon held its highly anticipated Kindle Fire event, marking our third press event in two days. Amazon didn't disappoint either, announcing a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. It was a very exciting event, and you can get a nice little recap of all of the news in our full Amazon Kindle event wrap-up. Be sure to check that out for all of our announcement and hands-on posts from the day.

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Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on extended cut: City Lens and PureView

Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on extended cut: City Lens and PureView

We had an extended look at the Nokia Lumia 920 this week courtesy of Nokia and Microsoft, complete with a brief glance at the difference between standard and PureView photography technology. What you're about to see is a look at the unibody-like design of the hardware first, then a vision of what it means to work with Windows Phone 8 with Nokia-specific additions like Nokia City Lens and wireless charging right out of the box. And of course you'll have Microsoft's full suite of Office apps to back you up as well, SkyDrive included!

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Nokia WP8 Lumia production reportedly in-house; Existing phone prices slashed

Nokia WP8 Lumia production reportedly in-house; Existing phone prices slashed

Nokia has slashed the price of its existing Windows Phone 7 devices and reportedly plans to take responsibility for manufacturing its new Lumia 920 and 820 models, according to industry whispers. Prices for the Lumia 800 have been slashed by around 15-percent, the biggest cut to the range, according to Reuters' insiders, with talk that the firm has not outsourced production of the new Windows Phone 8 handsets revealed yesterday, but will instead build them in-house.

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Nokia admits PureView Lumia 920 video fake (but OIS does work)

Nokia admits PureView Lumia 920 video fake (but OIS does work)

Nokia has confessed to faking the eye-catching PureView demo video for the freshly announced Lumia 920, admitting it manufactured the stabilization demo but insisting the real thing is just as capable. The "floating lens" 8-megapixel camera on the new Windows Phone 8 flagship was billed as a ground-breaking advance in mobile photography, but closer examination of Nokia's initial demo footage raised doubts as to its authenticity. Now, Nokia has released a second video, showing exactly what PureView OIS on the Lumia 920 is able to do.

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