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September 3, 2012, 9:10 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Nokia Lumia 920 to include wireless charging, 32GB storage, and 8-megapixel camera  —  Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 920 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned.  Images of the Lumia 920 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 820 to include wireless charging, exchangeable covers, and microSD slot  —  Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 820 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned.  Images of the Lumia 820 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
This is Microsoft's new Windows 8 companion app for Windows Phones  —  Microsoft has been retiring a number of its Zune desktop app features recently, in preparation for the upcoming switch to Xbox Music.  While the company is readying its new music subscription service …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Android Smartphone Sales, Led By Big Screens, Are Growing Everywhere Except In The U.S.  —  We've seen a lot of images of an (alleged) iPhone coming soon with a bigger screen, and some numbers out from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP-owned market analysts, underscore how a bigger iPhone may not be coming a moment too soon.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads  —  Development means viewers will be able to watch on-demand programmes on iPads and iPhones while abroad  —  Viewers will now be able to watch the latest series of Doctor Who and other BBC favourites while travelling and on holiday abroad …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung audit finds several inadequacies but no underage workers at Chinese HEG factory  —  Early last month, the HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou, China, which manufactures products for Samsung, Motorola, and others, was accused by China Labor Watch of using child labor.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Valve says it's jumping into the computer hardware business  —  In a job listing for the “industrial designer” position on Valve's website, the company has finally made its hardware ambitions explicit: Valve says “we're frustrated by the lack of innovation of in the computer hardware space, so we're jumping in.”
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Firefox OS Marketplace leaks in current form, shows shopping Gecko-style  —  Mozilla has been seeding Firefox OS to eager developers for some time.  However, we've largely been denied a peek at how the developer's own take on a mobile app store will play out on an actual device.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Windows 7 finally overtakes Windows XP in market share, Mac OS X overtakes Windows Vista  —  Windows 7 has finally overtaken Windows XP altogether, according to the latest market share data from Net Applications.  August 2012 also happens to be the first month that Apple's total Mac OS market share is above that of Windows Vista's.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 backup includes SMS sync to Hotmail and Outlook.com  —  We got an early glimpse at some planned Windows Phone 8 backup options in July when an SDK for the new mobile operating system leaked.  Until now, we haven't known exactly how the options — like SMS, photo, and settings backup — will work.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google reportedly preparing to release a 3G Nexus 7 within 6 weeks  —  Fresh from opening its popular Nexus 7 tablet up to a bunch of new international markets, Google is said to be just six weeks away from launching a 3G-compatible version of its tablet device, according to Paul O'Brien at MoDaCo.

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