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Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView Windows Phone leaks in full

Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView Windows Phone leaks in full

Nokia's big reveal for the Lumia 1020 PureView isn't expected to take place for another few hours, but that hasn't stopped full details of the Windows Phone 8 flagship from emerging beforehand. The Lumia 1020 will have a 4.5-inch AMOLED display on one side and a 41-megapixel PureView camera with an f/2.2 lens and optical image stabilization on the other, with a new "Pro Camera" app to give more access to manual settings and tweakable modes than on any Windows Phone before it.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 camera full spec sheet leaked ahead of launch

Nokia Lumia 1020 camera full spec sheet leaked ahead of launch

Earlier today we saw a gallery of the Lumia 1020 camera's grip leak, which hints at some features of the device, such as an extra battery for a charge time boost. Slipping in right before Nokia launches the device has been another leak, this one purporting to be the complete specification sheet for the device, giving us a nice look at what users can expect. UPDATE: See our full Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on now!

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SlashGear 101: Nokia PureView

SlashGear 101: Nokia PureView

Smartphone buyers pick handsets on the basis of cameras, that's what the big manufacturers have realized, and Nokia is determined not to be left behind. As well as transitioning to lead the Windows Phone charge, the Finnish company is also positioning itself as the most imaginative firm in mobile photography, putting snapshots at the core of every recent device. One name stands out as special to any mobile photo pro, however, and that's PureView, expected to crop up again with the imminent launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020. There's a lot to be said for 41-megapixel cameras: read on, as we walk you why PureView is special, and what might come next.

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HTC 8XT brings BoomSound July 19th, ATIV Odyssey tags along today

HTC 8XT brings BoomSound July 19th, ATIV Odyssey tags along today

It's not the most one-shot of launches, but it would appear that these brothers-in-arms from HTC and Samsung are headed to the market together to bring Windows Phone 8 to the masses this summer. While Samsung aims for a slightly more familiar face with the ATIV Odyssey starting today (online) for its 4G LTE-slinging US Cellular iteration, the HTC device will have to wait a bit longer. But what HTC brings to the party may just be worth that wait - the most powerful front-facing speakers on a smartphone in the market, only otherwise available on the HTC One (and the Butterfly S, of course).

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Nokia HERE Drive+ hits rivals’ Windows Phone 8 handsets

Nokia HERE Drive+ hits rivals’ Windows Phone 8 handsets

Nokia will offer its HERE Drive+ and HERE Transit navigation apps to Windows Phone users who didn't opt for a Lumia, though they'll have to pay if they want turn-by-turn directions. The news sees HERE Drive arrive in the Windows Phone Store for the US, UK, Canada, and several other markets as a free download, though global navigation is an in-app purchase for €15.49 ($19.90) or the local equivalent.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 detailed in clearest renders yet

Nokia Lumia 1020 detailed in clearest renders yet

Coming up on the 11th of July we'll be seeing our fair share of leaks and rumors surrounding what up until this week was code-named Nokia EOS. This device is now known - controlled leak or nay - as the Nokia Lumia 1020, bringing on the full power of the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41-megapixel sensor in a full-sized Windows Phone 8 device. Now we've got some up-close and personal renders of the machine as well.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 confirmed by Windows Phone chief in EOS Flickr goof

Nokia Lumia 1020 confirmed by Windows Phone chief in EOS Flickr goof

Microsoft's own Joe Belfiore has apparently confirmed that the Nokia EOS 41-megapixel Windows Phone will launch as the Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView, posting sample shots from the smartphone to Flickr. The inadvertent name confirmation comes courtesy of two shared images that, according to the EXIF data from the shots, were taken on a Lumia 1020. Although EXIF data can be manipulated to suggest a different camera was used altogether, it's unclear why Belfiore - Microsoft's Windows Phone Manager - would bother tampering with his own shots.

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Spotify for Windows Phone 8 exits beta with scrubbing and boosted offline play

Spotify for Windows Phone 8 exits beta with scrubbing and boosted offline play

Spotify for Windows Phone has finally exited beta, with a new version hitting the Marketplace complete with track scrubbing, better offline playlist support, and more. The new app, revealed by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore earlier today, finally replaces the long-running beta program begun back in February, though faces competition from free services like Nokia Music on Lumia Windows Phones.

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Nokia EOS/Lumia 1020 battery-case accessory caught in wild

Nokia EOS/Lumia 1020 battery-case accessory caught in wild

Nokia will offer a combination external battery and case for the upcoming EOS/Lumia 1020 41-megapixel Windows Phone, according to a new leak purportedly showing the accessory, making the smartphone more photographer-friendly. The case, shared with Russian site Izvestia, clips onto the new EOS complete with a large hole for its protruding PureView lens, and apparently accommodates a 1,020 mAh battery.

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Nokia Lumia 521 Review

Nokia Lumia 521 Review

If you thought the Nokia Lumia 520 was good, boy are you going to have a great time with the Nokia Lumia 521. Essentially the same device as you'll be getting internationally, this T-Mobile iteration of the entry-level Windows Phone 8 device brings the same package (with slightly different radio connections and a few extra apps) to the USA, here with the same bright white back cover as we saw across the sea (one of three, as it were).

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