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Nokia Lumia 1520 first-impressions – Windows Phone goes big

Nokia Lumia 1520 first-impressions – Windows Phone goes big

You asked for a big Windows Phone, and Nokia is delivering just that with the Lumia 1520. Headed to AT&T imminently, the 6-inch phablet not only bears the biggest screen on a recent Nokia, but the fastest processor ever inside a Windows Phone, the highest display resolution, and what's arguably the most rational compromise of camera quality in the company's well-esteemed PureView system. With review units only released late last week, we're still getting to grips with the Lumia 1520's charms, but there's still time for some first-impressions of how this new flagship measures up.

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Nokia Black software update bringing Bluetooth LE to full Lumia line

Nokia Black software update bringing Bluetooth LE to full Lumia line

Supposing your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 device works with Bluetooth 4.0 already - that’s hardware, after all - the Nokia Black software update will be bringing you full Low Energy abilities soon. The software update known as Nokia Black comes some weeks after Nokia Amber, an update which brought advanced photography abilities to the top end of the Nokia range amongst other new features. This Nokia Black update will be appearing sooner than later.

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Smartphone spec war wanes as IDC shows average pricing fall

Smartphone spec war wanes as IDC shows average pricing fall

This week the folks at IDC have released their quarterly tracking numbers for shipments of smartphones as listed by operating system. Alongside these numbers, IDC shows an smartphone average selling price (ASP) chart which shows a relatively clear trend: downward. Though many publishers today have chosen to follow the "Phablet" headline opportunity in this most recent report, this pricing trend is set to have one whole heck of a lot bigger an impact on the market in coming years.

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Nokia Lumia 925 revealed with 1080p Verizon aim

Nokia Lumia 925 revealed with 1080p Verizon aim

There's a 5-inch Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone out in the wild, one that goes by the name of Lumia 929 with Verizon's logo up front. The Nokia Lumia 929 will be bringing on the Windows Phone 8.1 heat this upcoming season with a 5-inch AMOLED display at 1080 x 1920 pixels. Inside you'll also find a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked in at 2.2GHz.

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Nokia Lumia volumes trend upward as IDC weighs in

Nokia Lumia volumes trend upward as IDC weighs in

Today we've seen Nokia's financial Q3 results for 2013 and - though overall numbers leave something to be desired - it would appear that their "smart" phones strategy with Lumia and Asha is working. We've had a peek at Nokia's results and cross-referenced with the IDC's most recent numbers. We had a chat with the IDC's Research Manager for Mobile Phones Ramon T. Llamas on the subject as well, and have come to the conclusion that Nokia may very well be on the right track.

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Samsung ATIV S Neo hits AT&T with Windows Phone 8

Samsung ATIV S Neo hits AT&T with Windows Phone 8

This week the folks at AT&T have announced that they'll be bringing the next-generation ATIV S Neo to the market with Samsung's manufacturing finesse. This Windows Phone 8 device will be bringing on a 4.77-inch HD display with an 8 megapixel camera on its back and a 1.9 megapixel camera up front. This device will also be coming with a set of built-in apps like the full Microsoft Office suite.

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Nokia World 2013 round-up: Lumia, Asha, and a tablet to boot

Nokia World 2013 round-up: Lumia, Asha, and a tablet to boot

This morning the 2013 edition of Nokia World in Dubai was held with the likes of smartphones in the Lumia and Asha lines along with one lovely tablet. This event was meant to show the world that the hardware team at Nokia does not plan to let up now that they're moving in with Microsoft, and that they're not afraid to continue pushing devices of all shapes and sizes. This event brought on devices of all sizes - large, small, and tablet-sized, too!

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Nokia Lumia 1520 to be AT&T exclusive in the US

Nokia Lumia 1520 to be AT&T exclusive in the US

It's been a while since anyone's been particularly excited about anything coming out of Nokia. There are quite a few people to rather excited about the Nokia Lumia 1520 that's powered by Windows Phone 8.1. AT&T announced today that it would be the exclusive carrier for the Lumia 1520 smartphone when it launches in the US.

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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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