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First native torrent client for Windows Phone 8 now available, beta only

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A native torrent client for Windows Phone 8 in its beta stage has shown up on the Windows Phone Central forum. The application is available for all the enthusiasts who would like to try and test the features of the upcoming app.

The beta version of the native torrent client comes with full features and media playback. Read more »

Nokia Cinemagraph updated, lets you create 720p animated GIFs now

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Nokia has updated its Cinemagraph camera lens app, which lets you create animated GIF right from your WP8 smartphone. The latest version of the Nokia Cinemagraph comes with support for higher-resolution 1280 x 720 pixel GIFs, which is a notable improvement over the 800 x 448 pixel animated images the app produced before .

The update also brings a crossfading transitions and a color pop feature that makes it easier to restore original colors of your images. Read more »

The first Nokia Lumia 1020 camera samples are here

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The first camera samples from the newly announced Nokia Lumia 1020 are in. Nokia published a plethora of photos in both full resolution and the 5MP oversampled mode a.k.a. PureView mode.

Nokia Lumia 1020 features a 41MP camera sensor which is capable of taking 7152 x 5368 pixels pictures in 4:3 mode (that’s 38MP effective resolution) and 7728 x 4354 in 16:9 aspect (34MP). As with the Nokia 808 PureView, those huge photos can be oversampled to 5MP, producing shots with excellent per-pixel quality. Alternatively, you can use the extra resolution for loseless zoom – you’ll be giving up on the oversampled super pixels, but you’ll be getting real 5MP resolution while zooming – something beyond the powers of any other smartphone. Read more »

Flipboard, Vine and Path app coming to Windows Phone 8

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During the launch event of the Lumia 1020 smartphone, Nokia has revealed that some major third-party applications will soon be joining the Windows Phone Store.

Among the most prominent names to be joining the Microsoft ecosystem are Flipboard, Vine and Path. They have all made quite a stir on the other platforms they are available so their arrival to WP8 is certainly great news for the Modern UI loving geeks. Read more »

Nokia releases Lumia 1020 promo videos, understandably focuses on the impressive camera

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 just went live with a 41 MP PureView sensor and 6-element ZEISS lens with optical image stabilization. There’s also a slew of improvements to the Windows Phone camera package to go along with the impressive hardware.

And as you could expect, Nokia wasn’t shy bragging about its new flagship and released no less than four promo videos for the Lumia 1020. But, being the good guys we are, to spare you the need to go all the way to YouTube and we’re ready to share them with you right now. Read more »

More photos of the Nokia Lumia 1020 battery pack show the grip, tripod mount and more

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The battery pack for the Nokia Lumia 1020 (codenamed EOS) has leaked again, this time with more photos that offer a much better look at the accessory. By the looks of it, the battery pack won’t add a lot of thickness – the 1,020mAh battery seems to be contained in the grip.

The grip has a nice rubbery-looking strip that should give you a rock solid hold on the Lumia 1020. Read more »

Kirik SD File Viewer for Windows Phone is now available for $1.99

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Kirik SD File Viewer, the first file viewer for the Windows Phone is now available in the Windows Phone Store. The app lets you open and view files and folders on your memory card.

Kirik SD File Viewer will show a heap of file formats, which includes pdf, epb, mkv, flv, vob, zip,rar and other such known formats directly. However, the viewer would require a supporting app to open your files. Read more »

Nokia releases HERE Drive+ for non-Lumia devices, voice-guided navigation comes for a fee

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If you’re of the small demographic who own Windows Phone 8 devices devices not made by Nokia (which is now under 20% of WP users), you’d be glad to hear that Nokia is making its HERE Drive+ navigation service available to all WP8 smartphone.

Until now, HERE Drive+ and its global, offline turn-by-turn navigation was exclusive to high-end Lumias, and one of the key advantages to owning a Lumia over other WP8 devices. Read more »

FIFA 13 makes its way to Windows Phone 8 as a Nokia Lumia exclusive

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EA’s FIFA 13 has officially landed on Windows Phone 8. The member of the ultra-popular soccer gaming franchise is available in the Windows Phone marketplace exclusively for Nokia Lumia smartphones, priced at $4.99.

The Xbox Live enabled title unsurprisingly offers impressive graphics, coupled with responsive controls. Game content is well-covered too – there are 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams with 15,000 players, and 32 authentic stadiums to choose from, resulting in a hefty 951MB download. Read more »

Leaked battery pack for Nokia Lumia 1020 adds 1020mAh, tripod mount and better grip

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 / 909 / EOS (there are competing reports of what it will actually be the final name) will launch on July 11 and go on sale as soon as August (or even this month) and now we’re even starting to see accessory leaks.

The first to leak is a battery pack that adds another 1,020mAh of juice, an extra 35% according to Izestia.ru. That would put the Lumia 1020 battery at around 2,900mAh as well as provide a very comfortable grip that will improve the EOS handling as a camera. Read more »

Electronic Arts offers up to 43% discount on top six WP games

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Microsoft has teamed up with EA to offer six of the game publisher’s titles to Windows Phone users with a discount of up to 43% discount.

The promotion is going to be live for six days, from July 3 to July 9, and offers cool games such as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and The Sims 3. Read more »

Nokia sends out invites for #ZoomParty, teases low-light imaging prowess of the Lumia 1020

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Nokia is planning a “Zoom, Reinvented” event for July 11, which will start 11AM in New York. The fun will start after dark though – a new invite has been sent out for the #ZoomParty, which starts at 7:30PM.

The party bears a new tagline too, “Zoom. Reinvented, after dark.” This is all in preparation for the Nokia Lumia 1020 / EOS launch. Read more »

Nokia and HTC grab IDEA Gold awards for their WP8 handsets

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The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) recognized a number of gadgets from the mobile world for pushing design forward. Nokia nabbed two Gold awards, HTC got one and so did the emergency SpareOne phone (that works on a single AA battery).

Nokia scored two gold awards, one for its Lumia range – specifically the Lumia 920, 820 and 620, the first batch of Nokia’s second-gen Lumias – and one for its overall colors and materials strategy. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 925 ad looks virtually identical to the Lumia 928 promo

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Nokia put out a new ad for the Lumia 925 in the UK and it looks very, very similar to the Lumia 928 ad we saw some time ago. Seriously, it includes most of the same shots, even though the phones aren’t exactly identical.

Both phones boast great low-light photography thanks to their Optical Image Stabilization and optimized sensors. Still, the 928 has xenon flash, which the Lumia 925 does not. Read more »

Nokia films European Man of Steel premiere with Lumia 925

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Don’t worry – no spoilers here! If you haven’t seen Man of Steel yet you should know that Nokia had arranged some product placement deals with the movie producers and has even arranged to have a first-class ticket to the European premiere of the movie.

Along with starts Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner comes the Nokia Lumia 925 and, more importantly its 8.7 MP PureView sensor. Nokia made a coverage video of the premiere using only Nokia Lumia 925s (a lot of them) – check it out. Read more »