Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 625 official: a big phone for small budgets

Nokia Lumia 625 official: a big phone for small budgets

We knew it would be coming anytime soon, but Nokia has officially unveiled the Lumia 625 smartphone that's meant for the frugal folks in the world. It's certainly no Lumia 1020, but it's one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 options that still manages to pack a big screen, as well as 4G LTE capabilities.

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Nokia Lumia 625 detailed in full leak with 4.7-inch display

Nokia Lumia 625 detailed in full leak with 4.7-inch display

It's one day early and certainly "Something Big" as Nokia suggested just this morning: the Lumia 625, complete with 4.7-inch display. This device will be working with a 4.7-inch IPS display at 800 x 480 pixels, surprisingly, this suggesting that - as it was guessed - this device will be headed for a more budget-minded crowd.

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Nokia teases “something BIG”, likely Lumia 625 [UPDATE]

Nokia teases “something BIG”, likely Lumia 625 [UPDATE]

It would appear that the fabled Nokia Lumia upgrade (larger than the Lumia 925, that is) may be just around the corner as the company itself suggests "something BIG" is on the way. With nothing more than a single NOKIA logo on orange and a teaser ringing up with "we can't tell you what it is yet", it certainly could be something we've never heard of or seen before. But with the device itself appearing in China through radio certification just last week, you'll be keen to bet on it.

UPDATE: Yeah that's pretty much a lock.

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Halo: Spartan Assault releases for Verizon Windows Phone 8 devices and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault releases for Verizon Windows Phone 8 devices and Windows 8

We reported back in June that Halo: Spartan Assault would be making its way to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, marking the franchise's first foray into the mobile device dominion, as well as a long-awaited return to PC. Word at the time said that it would be launched some time in July, and per an announcement by Nokia on Twitter this evening, today is that day.

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Nokia Q2 2013: 7.4m Lumia Windows Phone sales but $151m loss

Nokia Q2 2013: 7.4m Lumia Windows Phone sales but $151m loss

Nokia has announced its Q2 2013 financial results, with the company selling 7.4m Lumia Windows Phones though still making a €115m ($151m) loss in the three month period. The company improved on Q1, according to the full results [pdf link] released today, when losses reached €150m, and smartphone sales are up 21-percent quarter-on-quarter, though down 27-percent compared to the same period a year ago.

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Verizon HTC One prepares for civil war: here’s what it’s up against

Verizon HTC One prepares for civil war: here’s what it’s up against

If you're planning on picking up the Verizon iteration of the HTC One, you'll do well to know the battle said phone will be facing when it appears amongst the 4G LTE smartphone ranks of the big red carrier. What we've done here is to run down the rest of the devices that will be carried by Verizon at the time the HTC One will be released (likely August 1st) [UPDATE: Now more likely August 15th], along with reviews if we've got them (if they're on the market already, that is), or connections to information on potential specifications if they're not.

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Nokia Lumia 625 tipped in China as 4.7-inch Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 625 tipped in China as 4.7-inch Windows Phone

A new Nokia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 625, pairing budget specifications with a big - albeit low-res - display has been spotted crossing Chinese certification. The new and unannounced phone is fronted by a 4.7-inch screen running at WVGA resolution, while inside there's said to be a 1.2GHz dualcore Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. The listing, at Tenaa, also refers to the handset as the Lumia 625H.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hits pre-order as hardware teardowns begin

Nokia Lumia 1020 hits pre-order as hardware teardowns begin

Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 last week, and right on schedule, AT&T has flipped the switch on pre-orders for the new device that packs in a 41MP camera. The carrier is accepting them now on their website, and you have your choice of color, as long as your favorite color is either yellow, black, or white.

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Lumia 520 now world’s top Windows Phone as Nokia dominates market

Lumia 520 now world’s top Windows Phone as Nokia dominates market

While most people would think that flagship devices are the most popular, that isn't always the case. Sometimes, it's the budget devices that top the list, as is the case with Windows Phone. According to Windows Phone advertising company AdDuplex, the Nokia Lumia 520 is the world's most popular Windows Phone handset.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

It's time to get wrapped with the Nokia Lumia 1020, protecting the device's massive 41-megapixel camera lens with a cap in an official Nokia-made leather case. This lovely case appears for now to be coming in just a natural light leather color, but with Nokia's aim to keep the smartphone world colorful, we must assume the line will expand once things get a bit more official. At the moment this casing takes on the form of the phone as well - real simple.

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Windows Phone 8 “Blue” update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed

Windows Phone 8 “Blue” update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed

Microsoft has revealed details of its next Windows Phone 8 update, GDR2, but fans of the platform shouldn't expect a significant refresh of the OS until early 2014, new leaks suggest. The fast-incoming General Distribution Release 2 has already been detailed, even though the exact timescale of its availability is still a mystery, including tidbits like an FM radio, CardDAV/CalDAV support for Gmail, and greater flexibility for how the camera button is handled, but the bigger Windows Phone "Blue" update now won't arrive until sometime the new year.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 “Future Capture” puts out call for PureView hacks

Nokia Lumia 1020 “Future Capture” puts out call for PureView hacks

Nokia isn't leaving adoption of the Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel PureView camera up to chance, pairing its new Imaging SDK with a hackathon to encourage innovative uses of the oversampling and lossless zoom system. The new Windows Phone, revealed yesterday after a cavalcade of leaks, will support more advanced photography than most any smartphone on the market today out of the box, but now Nokia is calling for suggestions as to how to make it even more flexible, as part of its Nokia Future Capture program.

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