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Nokia’s biggest Windows Phone device to date is set to hit the streets this month. AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, which costs $200 when you sign up for a 2-year contract, or $585 when you do not.
The phone sports a 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, making it the biggest device yet to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Other highlights include a 20MP Nokia PureView camera, 2X lossless zoom, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 3400mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Nokia Lumia 1520 6 inch Windows Phone up for pre-order from AT&T
Like Windows Phone, but disappointed that all the phones with really big screens run Android? Worry no more. [AT&T]
- Not happy with photos snapped with the Nexus 5? Hackers try to improve the camera with software tweaks
Nexus phones aren’t known for their stellar cameras, but the latest model has optical image stabilization and an HDR+ mode… and still gets mixed reviews at best. Hackers are trying to improve things by speeding up the focus, increasing the bitrate for video recordings, and more. [Droid Life]
- BlueStacks Android app player for Windows now based on Android 4.0
Want to play Android games on your PC? Now you can run games that require Android 4.0 or later. [Android Police]
- The GameStick $79 Android-powered video game console delayed by another week, will launch Nov 15th
Originally slated to ship in April, PlayJam’s tiny game console is finally ready to ship… next week. We think. [MicroConsoleWorld]
- If Stephen Elop becomes Microsoft CEO he might push Office for iOS, Android, maybe kill Bing, sell Xbox
Former Microsoft employee and Nokia leader Stephen Elop is reportedly on the short list to take over after Steve Ballmer steps down. He could make some big changes if he does take over. [Bloomberg]
- Xiaomi to offer a version of the Mi3 phone with Snapdragon 800 in December
Xiaomi already offers a version of the Mi3 phone with a speedy NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, but a new model with a Qualcomm chip and support for additional wireless networks is on the way .[Phone Arena]
- Dell Venue 8 Pro and 11 Pro tablets have active stylus support, but it gets mixed reviews so far
On the one hand, the Dell Venue tablets are among the first Bay Trail-powered models to feature support for digital pens. On the other hand, perfomance seems to be a bit subpar at the moment. [Tablet PC Review]
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No HDMI port, can’t use this as a desktop replacement. Snapdragon 800 should be fast enough to run a 1920 x 1200 external monitor keyboard and mouse. Office 2013 RT works well (just need a fast SOC).
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