In a push to raise the stakes just days before Apple’s iPhone 5 Press Event, Nokia has announced it’s newest flagship device that caters to iPhone lovers everywhere. The New Nokia Lumia 920 (the fourth Lumia model) boasts wireless charging capabilities, an upgraded “Pureview” camera and will run on the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Is it enough to bring the once mobile giant back to greatness? Check out a few of the new features below…
•Wireless charging: The phone has a built-in feature that allows it to be charged wirelessly when the device is placed on a charging pad, which is sold separately. The system uses the Qi standard, developed by a consortium of companies that are pursuing a common technology for wirelessly charging other products.
•Enhanced camera: The phone’s “PureView” 8-megapixel camera uses a technique that produces high-definition clarity. It captures five to 10 times the amount of light of other smartphone cameras, the company says. Its “floating lens” technology moves and reacts to the movement in the lens, allowing more light to come in. “The technology reacts to minute movements in your hand,” says Jo Harlow, a Nokia executive at the New York press conference to introduce the phone.
•Built-in navigation:Nokia Maps, Drive, and Transport, a turn-by-turn voice navigation app, will be pre-installed. It will also contain public transportation details and real-time traffic alerts. The map will be available off-line, meaning users don’t need Internet access to use it.
•Place finder: City Lens is an augmented-reality app that shows names of shops and restaurants overlaid on the surfaces of buildings on the camera screen.
•High-definition screen: Its PureMotion HD + screen is “better than” other HD screens, Harlow says. “The video will just pop off the screen,” she says.
It’ll also have the largest battery to date installed on Nokia phones, a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a 4.5-inch HD screen. The phone will be available later this year.
What do you think? Will current Windows phone owners rush to the Nokia Lumia 920? Are you a current Windows phone owner or considering becoming one? Do you think the new Lumia 920 release will impact the release of Apple’s iPhone 5 device later this month? Let us know below.
Nokia brought Times Square to a standstill on Friday as thirty-thousand people watched one of the biggest electronic take-overs of the iconic New York landmark for the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900. Using the latest CGI technology the team behind the massive Hollywood blockbuster, i-Robot, created one of the world’s largest LED displays.
Nokia took control of nine of the square’s famous electronic screens to ensure the crowd was immersed in light and music from every direction.
The light show was introduced by international superstar Nicki Minaj, who sang a medley of tracks from her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Dozens of the world’s leading visual artist worked for more than 5,000 hours, day and night for more than three weeks, to create the hundreds of jaw-dropping effects that were used on the large screens.
All of the electronic screens were controlled from a mobile server that was fed by eight miles of cable spread over four square blocks of the city.
Combining real dancers with 200ft high computer generated graphics, a building in the square was turned into a living, breathing entity. It was made to appear as though it was filling with water and then “melting” in front of the crowd.
The ground-breaking visual event, to launch the Nokia Lumia 900 in North America, was choreographed to an exclusive Nokia Lumia remix of Minaj’s hit ‘Starships’, performed live by DJ and producer Doorly.
Watch the full experience below…
Nicki said about the big concert:
“To see the idea on paper was amazing but to see it for real blew me away. It brought Times Square to a standstill. The absolute bonus for me is that my fans, who have been so loyal to me, are now part of the video for the Starships Nokia remix.”
“Performing in my home town of NYC the same week as the release of my new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is amazing and it really is a dream come true.”
The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available exclusively in North America from AT&T from April 8 for $99.99. With 4G LTE speeds and outstanding design, the Nokia Lumia 900 lets customers access their email, music and social media quickly.
Just in time for the holidays, the flagship device from Nokia is almost here and it might just impress you.
Engadget describes the new phone as “Dubbed the “first real Windows Phone,” this device is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU and is sculpted from the same 12.1mm (0.48-inch) thick of piece of durable polycarbonate plastic, with tapered edges on the top and bottom to give it that industrial look and make it feel thinner than it really is. Sitting at the top of the device is Nokia’s logo, just above the company’s curved ClearBlack AMOLED (800 x 480) display, with a Carl Zeiss optics-enhanced lens around back. The Lumia 800 also packs 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and 25GB of freeSkyDrive space, and features Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN Sports Hub baked into its OS. As for that OS, it’s all about a fresh beginning: those bold squares you see on the screen are, of course, the sleek live tiles of Windows Phone Mango.”
Check out more HANDS ON video of the new Lumia 800 Nokia device here.