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Nokia Lumia 1320 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 1320 hands-on

You can't accuse Nokia of merely dipping its toe into the phablet waters: now that Windows Phone 8.1 supports larger screen sizes, it has a pair of big-panel smartphones to offer. The Lumia 1520 takes the flagship tier, but the Lumia 1320 aims at the mid-range, slimming its specs in order to hit a price tag almost half its more powerful sibling. Read on for some first impressions.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on

Nokia's new flagship Lumia 1520 is big news and a big phone. The company's first "phablet" Windows Phone, it marks the debut of official 1080p screen support in version 8.1 of Microsoft's platform, not to mention a further distillation of Nokia's investment into PureView camera technology down into the mass market. It's also the device that Nokia hopes will rival top-tier iPhone and Android handsets that, so far, it has struggled to compete with. Plenty of high expectations, then, but does the Lumia 1520 live up to them? Read on for our first impressions.

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Nokia Lumia 1320 puts WP8 on a 6-inch midrange phablet

Nokia Lumia 1320 puts WP8 on a 6-inch midrange phablet

Nokia has two phablets to eventually get Windows Phone 8.1, the flagship Lumia 1520 and the more affordable Lumia 1320, a 6-inch smartphone for the mainstream. Using a 720p display rather than the Full HD of the 1520, the Nokia Lumia 1320 keeps the LTE of its more expensive sibling but scales back on the processor, with the Finnish firm opting for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 dualcore. Most disappointing, perhaps, is missing out on the PureView camera technology.

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Instagram for Windows Phone just weeks away

Instagram for Windows Phone just weeks away

Instagram for Windows Phone is just a few weeks away, Microsoft and Nokia have confirmed, with the much-anticipated photo sharing app one of a range of new titles for the platform. The Facebook-owned title joins Xbox Video, Flipboard, and a number of Nokia's homegrown titles launching alongside the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 today, with ESPN F1, EA Sports FIFA 14 and Temple Run 2 also incoming for the platform.

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Nokia Lumia Black update will bring 1520 flagship features to existing users

Nokia Lumia Black update will bring 1520 flagship features to existing users

Nokia is readying its next Windows Phone update, Lumia Black, which will build on Microsoft's GDR3 with a number of new features for its existing WP8 range. The new software will bring features like Nokia Camera, which pulls together the previous Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera apps into a single interface, to the company's older devices, after it debuts on the Lumia 1520 announced today.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 official: 6-inch Windows Phone 8.1 with 20MP PureView

Nokia Lumia 1520 official: 6-inch Windows Phone 8.1 with 20MP PureView

Nokia has launched the Lumia 1520, the company's flagship phablet with a 6-inch Full HD screen, Windows Phone 8.1, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera borrowing the lossless digital zoom from the Lumia 1020. Nokia's biggest Windows Phone to-date, the Lumia 1520 runs the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quadcore, with LTE and a 3,400 mAh battery that's even bigger than what's inside HTC's One max.

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Windows Remote Desktop mobile app to come to Windows Phone

Windows Remote Desktop mobile app to come to Windows Phone

The new Windows Remote Desktop application for mobile devices, which was launched last week for iOS and Android devices, will soon be available for Windows Phone, reports The Next Web. The report comes in response to a question as to why Microsoft would release the app for the competition but not for its own platform. No release date for the Windows Phone version was mentioned except that Microsoft is "working on" it.

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Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Microsoft Research's biggest investment is machine learning, the R&D division's new chief has revealed, claiming the team is "well within reach of solving speech recognition" as well as intelligently analyzing the content of images. "Machine learning is the really big one" Peter Lee told MIT Technology Review, "it is our number one investment." With the Nokia acquisition in the pipeline, Lee also says that the goal is to make tomorrow's Windows Phones "aware of what you are doing" through sensors and wearables.

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