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‘Today, Nokia established a new benchmark in smartphone imaging with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera.
This is made possible by leading hardware technology combined with a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anyone to take professional quality images. Either before a picture is taken or after it has been shot, the zoom capability enables people to discover and then rediscover the personal stories each image can tell. With a beautiful interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera makes it easier than ever to capture, edit and share photos and videos with unrivaled clarity.
Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8. [Read more…]
With new rumours circulating about Nokia’s plans to either release a phablet or a tablet, I thought it would be an appropriate time to find out if you folks think that Nokia should actually make a phablet. Whether you would buy one or not, this is to find out if you think that the device would be desirable and successful. Underlying all of this is the debate about whether or not bigger is better in the mobile industry. Recently, the trend for manufacturers has been bigger is better, with Samsung and others constantly pushing the boundaries. Should Nokia join the phablet fray? [Read more…]
Nokia has recently launched a big update for their praised mapping platform HERE Maps. The update makes HERE Maps leap frog Google Maps in terms of indoor mapping data and functionality. Here Venue Maps now offers indoor mapping for 49,000 buildings in 45 countries. Google’s indoor maps offers ‘over 10,000 floor plans’.
Nokia is clearly proud of their service, boasting that 1,000 new venues are being added every three months. Over 475,000,000 square meters are already covered.
‘See more from Nokia’ at 11am on the 11th of July. [Read more…]
This Lumia is only 8.5mm thick and weighs only 139 grams. It sports an innovative metal exoskeleton that is made out of aluminium and also acts as a signal transmitter. It has a back plate that seamlessly blends into the metal sides. The Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5 inch AMOLED screen. It has an 8.7 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with OIS and a new six lenses design. It has a short pulse high power dual LED flash. The camera software algorithms have also been improved.
The phone will come in white, black, and grey. Snap on covers provide QI wireless charging capabilities to the handset and will come in all the usual Lumia colours.
It will come with a new Nokia camera application called Smart Camera. It combines all the features of Nokia’s current Windows Phone 8 software camera lenses, and also adds additional features. This feature will come to the whole Lumia Windows Phone 8 lineup in an update called Nokia Lumia Amber. It will come sometime this summer.
It has 4G LTE capabilities.
It will be shipping in June for around 469 euros off-contract. In the USA it will be available on T-Mobile. In the UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain it will be available on Vodafone.
Nokia also announced that the Hipstamatic app will be coming to Windows Phone 8.