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It looks like AT&T and Nokia are going to be BFFs again, following the carrier's U.S. exclusive on the Lumia 900 earlier this year with a pair of lustworthy new Windows Phone 8 handsets in November. We gotta say, it's getting frustrating that these companies have yet to pinned down any dates or pricing for the Lumia 920 or 820, but with Windows Phone 8 officially roaring out of the gate on October 29, it shouldn't be much longer now.
AT&T announced Thursday that it will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's new Lumia 920 and 820 handsets when they arrive in November. The Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones have yet to get an exact release date or even price on the carrier, but AT&T is boasting about how they've sold "more Windows Phones than any other carrier," so it's probably good news for Nokia, who also tied up with Ma Bell for the Lumia 900 when it was released back in the spring.
Amazon announced a new version of its OS X Cloud Drive app on Thursday, adding the option for Mac users to easily upload their iPhoto collection to the e-tailer's cloud storage, which includes 5GB free for signing up. The service also rolled out to both Italy and Spain at the same time, following recent launches in the U.K., Germany and France.
Apple GPS navigation partner TomTom has finally made good on their promise to expand to Google's Android platform, releasing a number of different regional versions Thursday of their apps on Google Play. Unfortunately, the move has come as something of a disappointment to users of recent devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Google's own Nexus 7 tablet, both of which are incompatible with the new apps. You certainly wouldn't see that happen on iOS...
Movie studios are increasingly jumping on the "second screen" experience, using the iPad as a way for viewers to immerse themselves in unique, interactive content while watching their favorite movies at home. This week it's Sony, who has unleashed the free Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App ahead of the film's November debut on DVD, Blu-ray and video-on-demand. The 576MB app promises hours of additional behind-the-scenes material which can be used by itself or synced with the Blu-ray.
9to5Mac is reporting that iTunes Connect is getting an early start on notifying developers of its annual holiday shutdown this year, with a leaked letter from the iBooks team pegging December 21-28 as the dates for 2012's closure. The letter strongly recommends that publishers not schedule any pricing changes during this period, nor schedule any book titles to go live, which would cause those titles to be unavailable for purchase until the shutdown is over. Look for the App Stores to do the same in the coming weeks, but we've still got plenty of time before worrying about that.
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