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AT&T on Tuesday officially revealed the priced and ship dates of three Windows Phone 8-powered handsets. Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 will cost $99 on a two-year contract, which is $50 less than Nokia itself indicated just yesterday. What's more, the price of entry includes a wireless charging pad.
Verizon has made its Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone official recently, pricing it at $100 on a two-year contract. The handset is basically the CDMA version of the Lumia 820 and runs on Windows Phone 8. Verizon's EVDO Rev.A and 4G LTE network is supported with the 822, which is only said to arrive soon at Verizon.
Nokia will ship a newly named handset, the Atlas, to Verizon, evleaks revealed thanks to a leaked image. While not much technical details are known about the handset, it will run on Windows Phone 8 software. It will also support Verizon's high-speed LTE network.
AT&T has confirmed it will be offering the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 on its network. The carrier has lined up both handsets for a launch in November, later than previously speculated. As part of the launch, AT&T has also confirmed that both the WP8 flagship and mid-range smartphones will run on its high-speed 4G LTE network.
Nokia’s anticipated Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphones have been given official pricing and release dates in Russia, Germany and Italy so far. When the devices were launched in early September, Nokia made the surprising decision to omit details on pricing and availability. Although U.S. pricing or availability is still to come, indicative pricing and launch availability for the key North American market can be expected soon.
UK combo carrier Everything Everywhere, which just launched a 4G network, has also announced via Twitter that it will be the only place in the country to get the newly announced Nokia Lumia 920 LTE handset. EE itself will launch a 4G network in four UK cities soon, having received regulatory approval to do so on Tuesday. Engineers are currently testing the 4G network.
Nokia’s procession of integrated accessories for its just-announced Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 keep rolling out. The latest accessory to surface is the new Luna Bluetooth headset that comes in the same colorful colors as Nokia’s new handsets. In addition to supporting Qi wireless charging, the devices also include NFC technology quick and settings-free device pairing.
Alongside the Lumia 920 flagship released at its Windows Phone 8 event yesterday, Nokia also showed off another handset, the budget-oriented Lumia 820. The previously leaked handset uses a 4.3-inch, 800x480 resolution display and gets the same dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor as the 920. Otherwise, there is 1GB of RAM onboard and 8GB of storage space complemented by a 32GB microSD memory card slot.
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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for â‚¬30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
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