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Nokia says current high-end Lumias won’t get Bluetooth 4.0 support (update: they may)

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We hope you don’t want to use a heart rate monitor while running with your Lumia 1020 — you’ll likely be out of luck. Nokia Australia claims that Bluetooth 4.0 support won’t be coming to existing high-end Lumias like the 820, 925 and 1020. There are “hardware limitations” that prevent an upgrade, the company explains. We’ve reached out to Nokia for clarification, but the company may have hinted at those limits when launching the Adidas miCoach app — it mentioned that only the Lumia 520, 620 and 720 would work with Adidas’ heart monitors. The restrictions will no doubt frustrate some owners, although we suspect that Nokia may improve its Bluetooth support with the next wave of Lumia hardware.

Update: Nokia Germany spokesman Ben Lampe says that Bluetooth 4.0 support will come to all Windows Phone 8-based Lumias through a post-Amber update. Clearly, there’s conflicting responses; we’re hoping to get a definitive answer soon.

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Nokia Lumia 625 review

DNP Nokia Lumia 625 review

Another week, another Lumia. This latest grenade thrown by Nokia in its continued assault on the smartphone market is the Lumia 625. Following up on its previous high-end devices — the good-looking one, the one with the fancy camera — the 625 is a soldier of lower rank. There’s already an army of budget Windows Phones that fill various niches, so what’s the deal? Well, despite the number on its dog tag, the 625 is far from a Lumia 620 variant: it’s a completely different phone. For starters, it sports the biggest screen of any Lumia to date (for now, anyway). Actually, make that any Nokia phone ever made. But the real reason it exists has nothing to do with the display size; it’s all about the 4G radio hiding away inside. Does LTE, plus a big screen and eyebrow-raising price tag, make it worth your while, though?%Gallery-slideshow79311%

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Extra-large Nokia Lumia 1520 surfaces in press image

Nokia Lumia 1520 press image surfaces

Want a clear look at Nokia’s Lumia 1520 (aka Bandit)? You may just have it. After posting a screen capture earlier in the week, @evleaks has released what’s reportedly a press image of the super-sized, 1080p Windows Phone. The render largely matches what we’ve seen before, including the additional Live Tiles on the home screen, but the back is new. It suggests that there will be a Lumia 925-style camera hump — sorry, no 41-megapixel sensor here — along with aesthetics borrowed from other members of the Lumia family. There’s no guarantee that this image is real, but we won’t be surprised if it accurately represents Nokia’s last flagship before Microsoft takes the reins.

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Path partners with Nokia to bring app to Lumia 1020, ‘all Windows Phones’

Path partners with Nokia to bring app to Lumia 1020

After months of anticipation, Path is finally bringing its social network to the Windows Phone, and it’s starting with the Nokia Lumia 1020. The app, which is still in the works and hasn’t been assigned a launch date, will take advantage of the company’s new imaging SDK and its plethora of photo filters. Although the main focus of Path’s announcement was centered on the new Lumia, it also mentioned that the app will indeed come to “all Windows Phones.” No word on if the launch will occur across the board at the same time (nor if this includes Windows Phone 7.5 or only affects WP8 users) or if it will be featured only on the 1020 at first, but we’ll update you as soon as we know. In the meantime, there’s a press release for you to digest below the break.

Check out all the news from today’s Nokia event at our hub!

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Bluetooth Low Energy coming to select Nokia Lumias via software update

Bluetooth 40 coming to select Lumias in upcoming Amber update, says Nokia Hong Kong

It looks like Nokia’s Windows Phones have some secrets to spill in a future software update. At a gathering in Hong Kong, as reported by BlogJack, the company said that Bluetooth LE support (part of the 4.0 standard) will come to the Lumia 520, 620 and 720. Strangely absent from that list are the Lumia 820, 920 and the 925 — all of which are powered by Qualcomm chips that support BT 4.0 at the hardware level. We’re also not entirely sure if this update is a part of a more mature Windows Phone release that Microsoft plans on pushing out later this year or whether it’s specific to the “Amber” refresh that’s tailored to Lumia devices. We’ve asked Nokia for further details, and we also plan on getting some face-to-face time at its unveiling of a whole new Lumia this Thursday.

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore posts photos snapped with a Nokia Lumia 1020

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore posts photos snapped with a Nokia Lumia 1020

Just an innocuous boating photo, you say? Not quite. That’s Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore on the left, and his companions recently took both this snapshot and one other using a Nokia Lumia 1020 — a phone that doesn’t officially exist yet. While there aren’t many clues to the 1020′s camera performance in Belfiore’s Flickr pages, the image metadata shows both a wide-aperture f/2.2 lens as well as cropped 3.7MP and 5MP image sizes. Whether or not the photo posts are accidents or deliberate teases, we’re likely to learn more about the new Lumia on July 11th.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T possibly spied with Pro Cam app

Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T reportedly spied with Pro Cam app

Wondering what the Nokia EOS (aka Lumia 1020) will look like in US trim? This may be your first glimpse: @evleaks has posted a press image of the device in its AT&T form. If accurate, it represents our first proper view of the flagship Windows Phone’s front side, and it suggests that we’re looking at a subtle evolution of the Lumia 920 from this angle. Look closely at the software, however. There’s a previously unknown Nokia Pro Cam app, which hints that Lumia 1020 owners will get more than just a tweaked version of the Smart Camera app on the Lumia 925. Presumably, this would include extra controls to tame the camera’s 41 million pixels. There’s no launch details or other tidbits included with the as yet unconfirmed image, although there’s a real chance that we’ll see a lot more around July 11th.

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Nokia will release Amber update to other Lumia devices in August

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On top of Windows Phone updates, Nokia patches their own phones with updates and the Lumia 925 came with the ‘Amber’ update, something other Lumia owners are still eagerly awaiting.

We are not sure if this will only come on Windows Phone 8 devices or if Nokia will extend the Amber update to Windows 7.8, 7.5 and 7. The previous updates have been patchy on different versions, so we may only see Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8.

Nokia Spain’s Twitter handle announced the Amber update will be coming sometime in August, although an official rollout date is not set. Nokia has a good foot in the Spanish market, especially with budget-end devices like the Lumia 520.

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Nokia will pay you up to $300 to trade an old phone for a Lumia

DNP Nokia tradeup in the US

Nokia’s Lumia phones show promise despite the company’s dwindling overall sales, and now’s your chance to nab one at more affordable prices — if you’re willing to trade in an old phone, that is. The Finnish company’s new trade up program in the US will take in old mobile devices and send back up to $300 loaded on a Visa prepaid card, so long as you also purchase a Lumia. A lot of brands and models are accepted (check out if yours is via the trade up portal linked below), but popular ones like the iPhone 4S, the Galaxy S 4, and the HTC One will net you the most money. So, if you’re sick of being lost in a crowd of Androids and iPhones, now’s the time to give WP8 a whirl.

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Nokia Lumia 925 will come to T-Mobile next month

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The Nokia Lumia 925 may be getting a new upgrade with the Lumia 1020 next month, but T-Mobile is still prepared to launch the phone as the new Windows Phone 8 flagship sometime next month.

T-Mobile has an exclusive deal with Nokia and they will be the only US carrier to have the Lumia 925 on board. This means AT&T and Sprint will miss out on Nokia’s top products, although they may be candidates for the Nokia Lumia 1020 launch.

The tipster has said dummy models will turn up next week, followed by actual shipments the week after for T-Mobile. No word on how many Nokia is sending to T-Mobile, there has not been a huge amount of advertising done in the US.

This is the first Nokia flagship to come with a metal body with polycarbonate, it weighs sufficiently less than the Lumia 920 and comes with a certain premium look and feel.

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Nokia plans a limited Superman-branded Lumia 925

lumia925It seems like the Hollywood Blockbusters are taking over the cell phone themes. Last year Batman themed Nokia lamia 900 was released, similarly this year Nokia has planned to come up with a new themed windows phone called the Nokia Lumia 925. It will hit the Chinese market a day after the latest superman- The Man of Steel movie would screen, which is due on June 14, 2013. Isn’t that a wise marketing strategy?

Initially only Lumia 925 handsets will be available with an attractive Superman iconic logo on the back. Additionally a wireless charging back cover featuring same Super Man Logo will also be available for buying as a separate accessory

In respect to the stock Nokia Lumia 925, we don’t get to see much changes in the its software or either hardware except the addition of the exclusive Man of Steel app. This app encloses wallpapers, ringtones and digital comics.

Coming down to its outlook, its aluminum and polycarbonate frame makes it look both sleek and tough cutting down a bit to its weight also. It features a 4.5 inches (1280×768) AMOLED display made of gorilla glass 2 which is scratch resistant.

It is powered by a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm  Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM,Adreno 225 GPU and 16 GB of internal storage with no microSD card slot.

Besides this, it has the amazing 8 megapixel pure-view camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and a 1.3 megapixel front –facing camera. It also supports the 4G internet access.

Considering its specs the Nokia Lumia 925 isn’t that great of an improvement as we were hoping. Still let’s see what wonders can theSuperman theme do for Nokia as the Finnish company is trying really hard to get back in the smartphone martket.

Nokia Lumia 925 superman Edition will be priced at $ 652 and will be released in China first.

 

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Windows Amber update to bring Nokia Smart app and FM Radio on all Lumia phones

Nokia phones are known for their Lumia specific apps and today, the company said that the next amber update which would roll out soon will bring in some cool camera features.

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The update will be available for most of the Lumia phones including Lumia 920, 928, 820, 720, 620 and 520. One of the main features of the update is Nokia Smart Camera app. With this new app, users can capture up to 10 photos at a time and edit them using different modes like Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus.

The action shot takes a lot of photos while you are in motion and merges them into one picture. This feature is quite similar to the drama shot found on the Galaxy S4.

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The motion focus makes the picture look like its moving fast. Below shown is a sample photo taken with motion focus.

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But amber is not just about camera enhancements. With this update you get a surprise feature too, a feature which was earlier found on all Nokia phones. The amber update would enable the hidden FM Radio service on all Lumia phones (except Lumia 620), something that many of the users missed. However, we wonder why the company took so long to enable the service especially when they say it was hidden from the start.

The update is said to bring in some other features and improvements too, but we would have to wait till Nokia releases more information on the same. Stay tuned for more details on the amber update.

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Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (updated with hands-on video!)

Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the new Lumia 925

Here at the Nokia event in London, we’ve seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we’re hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved low-light performance and noise reduction, and will burst capture at 5-megapixels, with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode. Sports shooters will get Action Shot, which combines several images for a slow-mo effect, and Best Shot will let you (or the camera) choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image. Motion focus will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus, with the option to adjust the level of blur later.

Burst shooting also gives the ability to selectively choose the most (or least) hammy expressions on your subjects and finally, there’s an option that lets you delete moving objects that might be in the way of your subject, as shown above. Nokia announced that Smart Camera won’t just be limited to the Lumia 925 either, as all of the Finnish company’s Windows 8 Phone devices will get it through Nokia’s Lumia Amber firmware update, arriving sometime this summer. If none of that works for you, there’s always Hipstamatic, which was also just trumpeted for Windows Phone 8 at today’s event.

Update: You can now see the Smart Cam in action in our hands-on video after the break. With skateboarding!

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Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (updated with hands-on video!)

Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the new Lumia 925

Here at the Nokia event in London, we’ve seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we’re hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved low-light performance and noise reduction, and will burst capture at 5-megapixels, with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode. Sports shooters will get Action Shot, which combines several images for a slow-mo effect, and Best Shot will let you (or the camera) choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image. Motion focus will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus, with the option to adjust the level of blur later.

Burst shooting also gives the ability to selectively choose the most (or least) hammy expressions on your subjects and finally, there’s an option that lets you delete moving objects that might be in the way of your subject, as shown above. Nokia announced that Smart Camera won’t just be limited to the Lumia 925 either, as all of the Finnish company’s Windows 8 Phone devices will get it through Nokia’s Lumia Amber firmware update, arriving sometime this summer. If none of that works for you, there’s always Hipstamatic, which was also just trumpeted for Windows Phone 8 at today’s event.

Update: You can now see the Smart Cam in action in our hands-on video after the break. With skateboarding!

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Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (updated with hands-on video!)

Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the new Lumia 925

Here at the Nokia event in London, we’ve seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we’re hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved low-light performance and noise reduction, and will burst capture at 5-megapixels, with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode. Sports shooters will get Action Shot, which combines several images for a slow-mo effect, and Best Shot will let you (or the camera) choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image. Motion focus will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus, with the option to adjust the level of blur later.

Burst shooting also gives the ability to selectively choose the most (or least) hammy expressions on your subjects and finally, there’s an option that lets you delete moving objects that might be in the way of your subject, as shown above. Nokia announced that Smart Camera won’t just be limited to the Lumia 925 either, as all of the Finnish company’s Windows 8 Phone devices will get it through Nokia’s Lumia Amber firmware update, arriving sometime this summer. If none of that works for you, there’s always Hipstamatic, which was also just trumpeted for Windows Phone 8 at today’s event.

Update: You can now see the Smart Cam in action in our hands-on video after the break. With skateboarding!

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Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (video)

Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the new Lumia 925

Here at the Nokia event in London, we’ve seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we’re hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved low-light performance and noise reduction, and will burst capture at 5-megapixels, with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode. Sports shooters will get Action Shot, which combines several images for a slow-mo effect, and Best Shot will let you (or the camera) choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image. Motion focus will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus, with the option to adjust the level of blur later.

Burst shooting also gives the ability to selectively choose the most (or least) hammy expressions on your subjects and finally, there’s an option that lets you delete moving objects that might be in the way of your subject, as shown above. Nokia announced that Smart Camera won’t just be limited to the Lumia 925 either, as all of the Finnish company’s Windows 8 Phone devices will get it through Nokia’s Lumia Amber firmware update, arriving sometime this summer. If none of that works for you, there’s always Hipstamatic — also just trumpeted for Windows Phone 8 at the Catwalk event. For more about Smart Camera, head after the break for videos detailing the new features.

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Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (video)

Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the new Lumia 925

Here at the Nokia event in London, we’ve seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we’re hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved low-light performance and noise reduction, and will burst capture at 5-megapixels, with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode. Sports shooters will get Action Shot, which combines several images for a slow-mo effect, and Best Shot will let you (or the camera) choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image. Motion focus will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus, with the option to adjust the level of blur later.

Burst shooting also gives the ability to selectively choose the most (or least) hammy expressions on your subjects and finally, there’s an option that lets you delete moving objects that might be in the way of your subject, as shown above. Nokia announced that Smart Camera won’t just be limited to the Lumia 925 either, as all of the Finnish company’s Windows 8 Phone devices will get it through Nokia’s Lumia Amber firmware update, arriving sometime this summer. If none of that works for you, there’s always Hipstamatic — also just trumpeted for Windows Phone 8 at the Catwalk event. For more about Smart Camera, head after the break for videos detailing the new features.

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Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 925

Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 925

Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8. The new Oggl app was shown off at Nokia’s London event with a WP8 UI. We don’t know whether this is a Lumia exclusive or not, but it’s arriving with the Lumia 925, regardless. There are several filters, including the all-important food filter, with the option to buy more filters and effects. For sharing, Oggl will connect to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 925

Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 925

Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8. The new Oggl app was shown off at Nokia’s London event with a WP8 UI. We don’t know whether this is a Lumia exclusive or not, but it’s arriving with the Lumia 925, regardless. There are several filters, including the all-important food filter, with the option to buy more filters and effects. For sharing, Oggl will connect to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Nokia announces the Lumia 925: a thinner, lighter aluminum body coming June for 469 euros

Nokia announces the Lumia 925 new Smartcam app, thinner, lighter aluminum body

Nokia’s second announcement for May is arguably a more notable progression from the Lumia 920 than the US-only Lumia 928. This is the Lumia 925. It’s another flagship, but this one’s setting its sights on the rest of the world. The first thing to note is the change in build materials and profile. While the rest of the Lumia range have stuck to plastics — typically glossy polycarbonate — the Lumia 925 is Nokia’s first Windows Phone to be packed into an aluminum frame. One of the benefits of this change in design? The handset’s weight has plummeted. While the phone has the same dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB RAM and 8.7-megapixel OIS camera of the 920, the Lumia 925 is almost 50 grams (1.8 ounces) lighter than last year’s Lumia 920.

Despite a thinner 8.8mm profile, there’s an identical 2,000mAh battery. Alas, instead of built-in wireless charging, you’ll have to purchase an accessory cover to enable the function on the 925. Said covers will come in red, yellow, black and white, offering a splash of color to the three understated monochrome shades (white, grey and black) of the hardware. The 925 model also sports an 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, so while it matches the resolution of the existing 920 (1,280 x 768), those on-screen blacks — a regular occurrence with the Windows Phone OS — should be notably deeper than the LCD competition. It’s also coated in Gorilla Glass 2, with ClearBlack tech and a high-brightness mode to improve outdoor visibility and the same super-sensitive touchscreen that means you’ll be able to steer the phone with your gloves on. There’s more to say about camera improvements — jump past some Nokia-approved sample shots below to hear more.

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Nokia announces the Lumia 925: a thinner, lighter aluminum body coming June for 469 euros

Nokia announces the Lumia 925 new Smartcam app, thinner, lighter aluminum body

Nokia’s second announcement for May is arguably a more notable progression from the Lumia 920 than the US-only Lumia 928. This is the Lumia 925. It’s another flagship, but this one’s setting its sights on the rest of the world. The first thing to note is the change in build materials and profile. While the rest of the Lumia range have stuck to plastics — typically glossy polycarbonate — the Lumia 925 is Nokia’s first Windows Phone to be packed into an aluminum frame. One of the benefits of this change in design? The handset’s weight has plummeted. While the phone has the same dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB RAM and 8.7-megapixel OIS camera of the 920, the Lumia 925 is almost 50 grams (1.8 ounces) lighter than last year’s Lumia 920.

Despite a thinner 8.8mm profile, there’s an identical 2,000mAh battery. Alas, instead of built-in wireless charging, you’ll have to purchase an accessory cover to enable the function on the 925. Said covers will come in red, yellow, black and white, offering a splash of color to the three understated monochrome shades (white, grey and black) of the hardware. The 925 model also sports an 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, so while it matches the resolution of the existing 920 (1,280 x 768), those on-screen blacks — a regular occurrence with the Windows Phone OS — should be notably deeper than the LCD competition. It’s also coated in Gorilla Glass 2, with ClearBlack tech and a high-brightness mode to improve outdoor visibility and the same super-sensitive touchscreen that means you’ll be able to steer the phone with your gloves on. There’s more to say about camera improvements — jump past some Nokia-approved sample shots below to hear more.

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Nokia pits the Lumia 928 against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light video shootout

Nokia pits the Lumia 928 against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light video shootout

Now that the Lumia 928′s mere existence is official, Nokia’s posted a video comparing its footage-shooting chops against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light conditions. The folks in Espoo also revealed that the handset will be toting an 8.7-megapixel camera, matching the Lumia 920. Naturally, the film showcases just what PureView tech, paired with a Carl Zeiss lens and proprietary OIS can do. After letting the 928′s footage do the talking for roughly 50 seconds, Elop and Co. turn to side-by-side comparison shots, pointing out better color saturation, sharper image focus and less noise. Head past the break to catch the shootout in its entirety, and get a sense of deja vu.

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Unreleased Nokia Lumia 928 Used to Record Private Ed Sheeran Concert

Keeping up with the Lumia 928 rumors, two nights ago in New York, Nokia blogger Mark Guim spotted the alleged unreleased Nokia Lumia 928 at a private concert hosted by Nokia.  The event featured artist Ed Sheeran, whose music was apparently being recorded using the Lumia 928.

Mark uploaded a short video of the event on Youtube here:


Mark noticed a few smartphones mounted around the room recording the concert.  The distinctive Xenon flash from the camera was “unmistakable” to Mark that led him to believe these are the rumored Lumia 928.  If the speculation checks out, perhaps after the launch of the Lumia 928, we will see promo videos from this concert from Nokia showing off its low light video capture capability.

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The Nokia Lumia 928 is rumored to be announced by the end of this month.  It is expected to be available exclusively on Verizon.  Nokia will be holding a special event in London on May 14th with the theme of “see what’s next,” which may unveil the device.

The device will run on Windows Mobile OS, much like the Lumia 920 carried by AT&T.  The 4.5 inch display will be complemented with an 8 MP camera.

Source: thenokiablog

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Lumia 521 for T-Mobile arrives early at HSN on April 27th for $149.95, general availability on May 22nd

Lumia 521 for TMobile arrives at HSN on April 27th, Microsoft Store on May 11th

Wanting to get first dibs on the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile? If so, it looks that you may need to tune into HSN on April 27th, because — strange as it sounds — the television network is offering the earliest access that we know of. Here, you’ll be able to score T-Mobile’s variant of the Lumia 520 for $149.95 off-contract, which includes a bonus car charger and screen protector. Following its arrival at HSN, the Lumia 521 will then hit Microsoft retail stores and Walmart on May 11th, with the same off-contract pricing. As you may recall, a previous leak from TmoNews suggested the smartphone would hit T-Mobile stores yesterday, but this date has come and gone without official availability (or even an announcement) from the carrier. Fret not, though, because we’ve done a bit of digging, and our sources tell us that the Lumia 521 is currently set to hit general availability on May 22nd, which by all measures should include all T-Mobile stores. Naturally, you now have some options to weigh, even if one of them might cost an ounce of your pride.

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Lumia 521 for T-Mobile arrives early at HSN on April 27th for $149.95, general availability on May 22nd

Lumia 521 for TMobile arrives at HSN on April 27th, Microsoft Store on May 11th

Wanting to get first dibs on the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile? If so, it looks that you may need to tune into HSN on April 27th, because — strange as it sounds — the television network is offering the earliest access that we know of. Here, you’ll be able to score T-Mobile’s variant of the Lumia 520 for $149.95 off-contract, which includes a bonus car charger and screen protector. Following its arrival at HSN, the Lumia 521 will then hit Microsoft retail stores and Walmart on May 11th, with the same off-contract pricing. As you may recall, a previous leak from TmoNews suggested the smartphone would hit T-Mobile stores yesterday, but this date has come and gone without official availability (or even an announcement) from the carrier. Fret not, though, because we’ve done a bit of digging, and our sources tell us that the Lumia 521 is currently set to hit general availability on May 22nd, which by all measures should include all T-Mobile stores. Naturally, you now have some options to weigh, even if one of them might cost an ounce of your pride.

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Nokia Malaysia video teases April 25th announcement, loses us in the process

Nokia Lumia ad asks 'what can the matter be', puts Malaysians on edge

Flickering hospital lights. A man going ballistic in a padded cell. A hooded ghoul. These are the images Nokia Malaysia wants to put into our heads in the run-up to a mysterious Lumia-related launch coming on April 25th. That date has also been linked to Verizon’s launch of the Lumia 928, but we’re not sure how that might be relevant. Alternatively, it could be a countdown to the Malaysian launch of the Lumia 720 or Lumia 520. The thing is, we’re intimately familiar with both those handsets and neither can be described as even remotely spooky. Unless it’s another Batman Edition?

Update: The video on Nokia’s official YouTube channel has been pulled. We’ve added a different embed in the hope of preserving this curious piece of marketing for future generations.

[Thanks, Piaget]

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Nokia Lumia 822 gets a new software update

Nokia Lumia 822 users have a reason to celebrate. The phone has received an over-the-air software update that delivers interesting new features. The Lumia series has been hugely successful with great software-hardware collaboration. Every single Lumia series that was released was sold out in days of stock hitting electronic stores. The Finnish company incorporated Windows 8 for their new handset series soon after the touch OS was released by Microsoft. With brilliant feature City Lens, the Lumia series is ruling smartphone markets. Packed to the hilt with fun features, the update adds to this already rich collection of apps and functionality. Users love Nokia’s rise to the top with its new Windows 8 offerings.

lumia2The new update has been rolled out by Nokia for Lumia 822 Verizon Wireless Windows 8 phones. The update aims at improving performance of connectivity tools Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Also featured in the update is better support for a larger variety of SD card brands for increased storage. Relatively basic features, taken for granted by consumers were missing from the Lumia 822. These have been addressed with the new update. Now users can set MP3 files as the ringtone, forward messages to multiple recipients, edit a multimedia message before forwarding and send a caller a text message in response to a call a user cannot take.

Surprising that Nokia overlooked a couple of basic features in its new offering, especially since these phones were designed to draw consumers away from the likes of Apple and Samsung but Nokia still managed to draw attention with its 950 Lumia series. The 822 still fares well though, with good looks and trendy personality, and the new update takes care of these minor bugs. Lumia 822 is back in the game with the new update.

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Lumia 920 in New Look is Available for Pre-order

Lumia 920 is a good looking handset. Really, it is a masterpiece by Nokia. It is large as well as bulky too. It is not a problem for the Lumia lovers as the facilities of this phone overcome this barrier. It is a latest leading phone with Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform. Windows 8 was already welcomed by a lot of PC users across the world and obviously Smartphone users also like to use it in their favorite handsets. Lumia 920 hoards this Windows 8 OS that makes it more operative and easy to use. This phone has 32 GB internal memory that should be enough for a user. With a 768 x 1280 pixel resolution spread across the 4.5-inch display along with 8 mega pixel camera, it is sure to make appeal to any customer.

lumia2On different stores in the United States, the Lumia 920 handset is listed for pre-ordering. It is an excellent advantage for the American customers that they can make their choice with some uncommon colors like grey or cyan. Lumia 920 handsets should be available for pre-order in most Nokia authorized resellers. Consumers must be in depth eagerness to get their favorite handset color in their hands.

The listings are stating that this Windows phone will be available for shipping from tenth week of the year as they are still accepting the orders. So, we can look forward to the first week of March for the release of these beautiful, mind blowing handsets.

For consumers who already have bought yellow or red Lumia 920, try not to be jealous looking at the uncommon colored windows phone in the hand of your pals.

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Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 press shots revealed

Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 press shots revealed

See that group of phones just sitting around, pretending not to have a care in the world? Turns out, this is the new Lumia 720, which is now greeting the world for the first time in a leaked press photo. If you’ll recall, this device, along with the Lumia 520 (shown after the break), was recently leaked for arrival within Indonesia. While we’ve yet to learn of other markets or concrete specs for the pair of smartphones, it just became a bit more likely that we’ll see the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 formally greet the world in just a matter of days. Game on, Nokia.

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Via: The Verge

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Nokia Music+ now live for US Lumia owners

Nokia Music now live for US Lumia owners

After launching the service across the pond just a few short days ago, Nokia’s now ready to make Music+ available for the US — confirming to us today its availability on Yankee soil. To recap, the paid subscription service ramps up the free app’s offerings with higher quality audio, unlimited offline downloads and Mix Radio skips, multiple device use, as well as lyrics — all for $4/mo. It’s a significantly cheaper alternative to other freemium music streaming services currently available in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. So, if you’ve recently gone Lumia, you might want to check it out.

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