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Nokia Windows Phone 8 launch: We’re here!

Nokia Windows Phone 8 launch: We’re here!

Nokia's Windows Phone 8 launch is less than an hour away, and SlashGear is in (a very wet) New York City to bring back all the details of the company's new Lumias. According to the rumors, there'll be three new Windows Phones on show today, including the new flagship, the 4.5-inch Lumia 920 PureView, which is tipped to be the first device running Microsoft's OS to bear the photography-centric branding.

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Nokia Windows 8 tablet tipped to gatecrash Windows Phone event

Nokia Windows 8 tablet tipped to gatecrash Windows Phone event

Nokia is working on Windows tablets in California and could even reveal a new slate model at its New York Windows Phone 8 event today, according to insider whispers. The west coast project is either running Windows 8 or Windows RT, a former Nokia exec told Finnish paper Tekniikka & Talous, while further tipsters suggest that phones may not be the only thing on the agenda for this morning.

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IFA 2012: Note II, 4K TV, Windows wobbles and more

IFA 2012: Note II, 4K TV, Windows wobbles and more

4K TV, Windows tableteering, segment straddling smartphones, and cross-company sniping: another year, another IFA. We've seen the show coalesce around a few key themes before, and 2012 proved no different, as manufacturers took a suck-it-and-see strategy to try to cash in on holiday hardware sales. As always, the specter of Apple loomed heavy, despite the Cupertino firm's resolute absence. Read on for the highlights of IFA 2012.

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Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Ditching the keyboard from your Windows tablet is a big theme at IFA this year, and Dell's XPS 10 is no different. A 10-inch Windows RT slate with a detachable keyboard slice - that also, unlike with some firms we've seen, accommodates a second battery - the XPS 10 crept out of its box and into our hands here at IFA today. Read on for our first impressions.

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Snapdragon S4 greatness touted for Windows RT tablets from Samsung and Dell

Snapdragon S4 greatness touted for Windows RT tablets from Samsung and Dell

It would appear that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor line is making the rounds this year at IFA 2012, today appearing in both Samsung and Dell's Windows RT tablets. The first of these is the Samsung ATIV Tab 10-inch tablet (check out our hands-on experience) with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and an 8.9mm thin body. Then there's the Dell XPS 10 which we got eyes-on time with this week as well - complete with 10-inch multi-touch display and keyboard dock for converting the device into a notebook.

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Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell is playing things coy with the XPS 10 tablet, keeping things behind glass for the most part, but we managed to coax the 10-inch slate out for some hands-off photography. Actually playing with the Windows RT tablet isn't an option here at its IFA launch, unfortunately, but we've at least seen how slick Dell's industrial design is for the metal slate.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 29, 2012

It's IFA week, which means that we had a lot of news flooding out of Germany. Let's get to it, shall we? Samsung and Sony both had a ton of big reveals today, and all of the coverage you could ever hope for is collected in our Samsung IFA 2012 Wrap-Up and our Sony IFA 2012 Wrap-Up. In those posts, you'll find links to all of the major reveals and announcements both companies made today, as well links to our hands-on posts with the day's major devices. Be sure to check those out if you're looking for a recap of the news from Samsung and Sony's events.

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Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet hands-on

Samsung's cheapest new Windows tablet for IFA is arguably its most interesting: no removable keyboard, but Windows RT on an incredibly lightweight form factor. Strongly reminiscent of Samsung's Android tablets - no great surprise there, really - it's a well-made and impressively slim slate with a tactile brushed aluminum rear panel that feels great in the hands.

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