Archive for September, 2012


Photos taken with the Nokia Lumia 920

The photos range from low light shots to macro shots taken with the 920.

Photos can be found at Flickr

Nokia has revealed that its latest Windows Phone 8 smartphones, unveiled earlier this month, will go on sale in November 2012, just in time for the holiday season.

Newsday reported that Nokia has finally released some pricing information for its next generation Lumia series phones – Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The pricing is competitive and pitches the upcoming devices up against rivals Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple’s new iPhone 5.

Nokia will release the new Lumia smartphones in important European markets first, which is quite understandable considering that its headquarters are based in Europe. It is learnt that the pricing will vary slightly from region to region. Commenting about Nokia’s released information, Newsday writes:

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We’ve seen a few Windows 8 phones in the flesh, namely the HTC 8X and 8S, plus Nokia’s Lumia 920 and 820, but no one’s had a chance to thoroughly poke around Microsoft latest and greatest yet. Until now that is; courtesy of a leaked, final WP8 SDK, meet Windows Phone 8.

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Central Park low light test

Mounted on a RC car

The budget-friendly HTC Windows Phone 8S

In addition to the high-end Windows Phone 8X device, HTC also announced its Windows Phone 8S handset at today’s New York press event. Targeted squarely at midrange consumers, the 8S will feature comparatively dialed-down components to HTC’s flagship WP8 handset. Even so, the device will run the same advanced operating system from Microsoft and sport a flashy Nokia Lumia-esque aesthetic. I was treated to a personal audience with the HTC Windows Phone 8S and admit I enjoyed the brief time I spent with the product.

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We can all agree that Microsoft’s Windows Phone hasn’t exactly taken the mobile world by storm. Nokia didn’t have much success with its Lumia 900 even with all the hype it invested in promoting the phone. Now HTC is the latest handset maker to commit to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Its new $199.99 Windows Phone 8X is expected to pack plenty of high-end parts and even sports a strikingly Lumia-style design, complete with multiple candy-coated colors. I was able to spend a few moments with the 8X ahead of HTC’s big press event in New York and was impressed with what I saw.

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