Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III versus a fast ball

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Jan 172013
 

The Nokia promotional video below looks at how the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III rival fare when they are hit with a fastball. One of those two devices uses a polycarbonate unibody case whereas the other has a plastic casing.

What would happen if you threw a fastball at a Nokia Lumia 920 and a Samsung Galaxy SIII? We decided to find out.

The video is part of Nokia’s #switch campain. Another sees the Lumia 920 take on the Galaxy S III and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC in a concert recording showdown. In another, the Nokia Lumia 920 is subjected to a five year old.

Read more: Nokia USA [via YouTube] (Source: WMPoweruser)

Nokia Lumia 920 in red, white and yellow coming soon to Rogers

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Jan 152013
 

Nokia Lumia 920Good news for those who don’t like their smartphones in black. Rogers today announced that it will soon offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in three new colours: Red, white and yellow. Rogers customers can now reserve it through the Rogers Reservation System (CA$40 deposit required) and will be available in Rogers stores “in the coming weeks.”

Rogers is also running a contest that will see three winners, one for each colour, walk away with a new Nokia Lumia 920. Head over to the Rogers Red Board to enter.

Rogers was the first carrier in the world to launch the Nokia Lumia 920 when it did so back on October 29th, 2012. It currently offers it starting at CA$99.99 with a three-year contract.

Read more: Rogers RedBoard

Rogers Nokia Lumia 920 receiving maintenance release

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Jan 132013
 

On the heels of the recent Portico update, Rogers Nokia Lumia 920 owners are now receiving another update. There aren’t a lot of details about Microsoft Update 8.0.10211.204 but it does promise “quality improvements for languages.”

Nokia Lumia 920 update

It appears that those who will benefit most from this update are those using the Nokia Lumia 920 with a language other than English.

The update should take about 10 minutes and your smarphone.

If you have not received the update notification, you can check manually by selecting Settings -> Phone Update -> Check For Updates.

Read more: MonWindowsPhone (Source: WMPoweruser)

Software update for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 rolling out in Canada and US

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Dec 192012
 

Nokia Lumia 920Nokia today announced that it has begun to push out a software update that brings a number of enhancements to the Nokia Lumia 920 at Rogers here in Canada and the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 at AT&T in the United States. The update (Software Version 1232.5951.1249.0001) offers the following:

  • Enhancements in Messaging
  • More efficient and reliable Bluetooth connectivity
  • More efficient and reliable start-up sequence
  • Enhancements in imaging performance and battery management
  • Additional platform updates and enhancements

Your device should soon alert you that an update is available. To check manually, select Settings -> Phone Update -> Check For Updates. The update process should take about 30 minutes.

Nokia is also “working with Microsoft and our operator partners” to push out updates for other Lumia devices updates in early February 2013.

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Nokia Lumia 920 to get software update this month

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Dec 162012
 

Nokia Lumia 920On the heels of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC getting an OTA update comes word from Nokia that the Nokia Lumia 920 will also receive a software update this month. The tweet from @NokiaCareUS is slim on additional details unfortunately:

It remains to be seen if the Nokia update will contain a similar list of fixes and enhancements as the one for the Windows Phone 8X. If so, it will include the ability to keep Wi-Fi active when the screen times out and some new SMS features.

Given that we are halfway through December, the update should be hitting Lumia 920 smartphones pretty soon! It’s also not clear whether the Lumia 820 will get a similar update around the same time.

Read more: @NokiaCareUS [via Twitter] (Source: MyNokiaBlog)

Rogers launches Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC

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Nov 132012
 

Rogers CommunicationsWhile Rogers may have launched a limited number of Nokia Lumia 920 smartphones almost two weeks ago, it is today available on its website for anyone to order along with the 16GB Windows Phone 8X by HTC. The two are the first Windows Phone 8 devices the carrier has launched.

Rogers will also offer the 8GB Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Samsung ATIV S (the former exclusively) but neither are available yet.

Both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC are available for CA$99.99 with a three-year contract or CA$549.99 on a month-to-month term.

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Rogers to launch Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Nokia Lumia 920 on November 12th

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Nov 082012
 

Rogers CommunicationsWe finally have some Canadian launch dates for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC [specifications] and Nokia Lumia 920 [specifications] smartphones. Microsoft today announced via Facebook that both will be available from Rogers on November 12th.

Nokia 920 and HTC 8X launching Nov 12 with Rogers! Stay tuned for more announcements http://bit.ly/TxlCPp

Some lucky Canadians have already gotten their hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 as Rogers did make limited numbers available last week.

Rogers will also carry the Windows Phone 8-powered Samsung ATIV S but availability details have not been announced yet.

Rogers pricing for the Nokia Lumia starts at CA$99.99 with a three-year contract and runs up to CA$549.99 with no contract. Pricing for the Windows Phone 8X has not been announced yet.

Read more: Microsoft Canada [via Facebook]

Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 begin shipping

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Oct 302012
 

Nokia Lumia 920Nokia yesterday confirmed that both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820 have begun shipping. Both will be available in France and the UK this week but the honour of first carrier to offer the Lumia 920 looks to be going to Rogers. The Canadian carrier yesterday announced that it would begin selling the Lumia 920 today in “select stores,” starting at CA$99.99 with a three-year contract.

“After seeing the enthusiastic response to the incredible innovation in the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, we’re eager for people to start experiencing the phones for themselves,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices. “We are focusing our efforts on working with partners who recognize the value of that innovation, and who are committed to helping Lumia and the Windows Phone platform break through in key markets around the world.”

Nokia’s new Lumia devices will launch in the U.S. in November although specific dates are still not available. AT&T will launch the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Verizon will offer the Nokia Lumia 822 while T-Mobile will offer the Lumia 810.

Pricing and exact availability will be announced by individual carriers.

Update: Rogers has also confirmed that it shipped “a limited supply of Nokia Lumia 920 smartphones in black” to some customers who reserved one through its Rogers Reservation System.

Read more: Nokia and Rogers RedBoard

Nokia Lumia 920 goes on sale from Rogers on October 30th

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Oct 292012
 

Rogers today announced that it will start selling the Nokia Lumia 920 starting tomorrow (October 30th). It will initially be available in “select stores” with availability to be widened in the days that follow.

Rogers will offer the Nokia Lumia 920 for CA$99.99 with a three-year contract and CA$549.99 with a month-to-month plan.

Nokia Lumia 920 coming to Rogers on November 12th?

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Oct 252012
 

Nokia Lumia 920While Rogers has yet to announce exactly when it will launch the Nokia Lumia 920 (“early November” is the current ETA), one of its retail stores looks to have let the cat out of the bad. According to a tweet by @rogersmapleview, a store in Burlington, Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 flagship smartphone will be out on November 12th:

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be launching November 12! nokia.com/ca-en/products… @nokiacanada

The dates line up with rumoured launch dates for the Nokia Lumia 822 and Windows Phone 8X at Verizon.

Read more: @rogersmapleview [via Twitter]

Rogers announces Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 device lineup

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Oct 192012
 

Rogers CommunicationsRogers today announced its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 device lineup for the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s new operating systems. Rogers had already announced some of these devices but others are new.

Across all Windows 8 devices, you’ll now have a complete cross-platform experience making it easier to switch between devices to easily access your best friend’s phone number from your tablet, grab your photos from last night’s party from your PC or quickly email your late assignment from your smartphone. Windows Phone 8 also includes great features such as multi-core processing, improved display resolutions, NFC, microSD storage expansion, and lenses for getting creative with your pictures.

Rogers will offer the following devices:

  • Nokia Lumia 920: Offered exclusively from Rogers in black
  • Samsung ATIV S
  • Windows Phone 8X by HTC: Available either as a Blue 16GB or exclusively as a Black 8GB model
  • Samsung ATIV Smart PC: Available exclusively to Rogers customers

Rogers also announced a suite of exclusive applications for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. These include:

  • Rogers My Account on Windows 8 tablets: To manage your wireless account
  • Rogers Anyplace TV Live for Windows Phone 8 and Rogers Anyplace TV (on demand) for Windows 8 Tablets: Featuring live games, news and channels such as Citytv, CBC, Teletoon, and Family Channel
  • Rogers One Number for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Tablet

Rogers did not specify specific availability and pricing details but expect these details shortly as Windows 8 launches on October 26th and Windows Phone 8 on October 29th.

Rogers also announced it will be “the preferred Canadian wireless partner for the launch of Windows 8” thanks to its alliance with Microsoft.

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Rogers Nokia Lumia 920 exclusivity only good for a month?

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Oct 122012
 

Nokia Lumia 920Earlier this month, Rogers announced that it would be the exclusive Canadian carrier for the Nokia Lumia 920. But it may not be all bad news for customers hoping to see the Lumia 920 on other Canadian carriers. A WMPowerUser reader was reportedly told by a Rogers representative that the carrier’s exclusivity period could be as short as one month. Should this be the case, carriers such as Bell and TELUS could offer the Lumia 920 shortly after that.

Another scenario is also possible. Nokia could offer Canadian carriers a number of variants based on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 much as it will do south of the border. For example, T-Mobile will carry the Nokia Lumia 810 and Verizon is rumoured to have both the Lumia 822 and Lumia 922.

Rogers will launch the Nokia Lumia 920 sometime in November. It has yet to announce specific availability and pricing details.

Read more: WMPowerUser

Nokia Lumia 920 coming exclusively to Rogers

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Oct 052012
 

Nokia Lumia 920Nokia and Rogers today announced that Rogers will be the exclusive Canadian carrier for the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 920 when it is released next month. Given that Rogers is already the exclusive carrier for the Nokia Lumia 900, the announcement is not a big surprise.

“Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. “With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network.”

There is no word on how many colours Rogers will offer.

Specific availability and pricing details will be announced closer to the launch date (sometime in November).

Read more: Rogers

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 European pricing announced

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Sep 272012
 

Nokia Lumia 920When Nokia first unveiled its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handsets, it did not provide availability and pricing information. These details were revealed today as a number of Nokia European subsidiaries today announced both devices will be available starting in mid-November.

Nokia Germany has the Lumia 920 priced at €649 (about CA$820) and the Lumia 820 at €499 (about CA$630). Italy will offer the Lumia 920 for a bit less (€599 or CA$760). Nokia Russia for its part has begun to take pre-orders for both with the Lumia 920 priced at 24,990 rubles and the Lumia 820 (CA$788) at 19,990 rubles (CA$630). Pricing in both Germany and Italy includes VAT. Taking that out, pricing falls closer to the CA$650 and CA$500 mark for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 respectively.

Bloomberg reports that the launch will take place on November 12th in Italy. Other countries are likely to launch around the same date.

Read more: The Verge

Late 2012 Verizon smartphone roadmap leaked?

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Sep 212012
 

VerizonA leaked Verizon handset roadmap has allegedly revealed the smartphones, including a number of higher-end ones, that the carrier will introduce by the year.

First up will be the LG Spectrum II in early October. Essentially a rebranded version of the LG Optimus LTE II, it will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.7-inch display, and an 8MP camera. The oft-rumoured HTC DROID Incredible X (model ADR6435LVW also known as the HTC DIx) with its 5-inch display and LTE connectivity, looks set to follow in November. Sometime in the middle of Q4, you can also expect the Motorola DROID RAZR HD.

Windows Phone 8 will also be well represented. It looks like Verizon will offer the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 920, and Samsung ATIV S. All look set for a November release.

It should come as no surprise that there are no BlackBerry devices in the lineup. Verizon does not expect to offer RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 earlier than Q1 2013.

Other smartphones expected include the Samsung Stratosphere 2 with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and the Pantech Breakout. There could also be a few tablets including ZTE 7-inch and 10-models.

Read more: PhoneArena