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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 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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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: war of the camera phones

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: war of the camera phones

Today we've had our first look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 - a device with a 41-megapixel back-facing camera more than ready to take on the already revealed Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Where not too many years ago it was considered amazing to see a camera present in a cellphone, here in 2013 we've got not just cellphones, but smartphones, bringing on camera constructs far more powerful than most standard pocket-friendly point-and-shoots! Now both Nokia and Samsung have machines with as much focus on the smartphone as on the photography power they possess - so what's the difference?

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