Tag Archives: Lumia

NOKIA X PRICE IS AROUND 7.5 K AND X + price would be 8500 and nokia xl is around 9 to 10 k


After much heavy rumor, Nokia has just announced that it’s launching its first Android handsets: the X, X+ and XL.

All the phones are built on the open source Android OS forked especially for Nokia. The X and X+ feature a 4-inch screen, while the XL packs a 5-inch IPS display. The X+ is differentiated from the X by extra memory and expandable storage, though it’s not clear quite what that means in terms of specs.

During the Mobile World Congress presentation, Steve Elop explained that users will “benefit from the Android apps and ecosystem, but we have differentiated.” Essentially that means that there will plenty of Microsoft and Nokia apps included from the get go. Skype, for instance, will be preinstalled, and offer users 1 month of free calls to landlines and mobiles, and Nokia’s navigation apps will feature, too.

More importantly, the phones take people to Microsoft’s cloud, not Google’s. Indeed, it seems Nokia is distancing itself from Google as much as possible with these Android devices, and Elop went as far as saying that the “Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverage Microsoft services.” There will, though, be plenty—”hundreds of thousands at launch,” apparently—of conventional Android apps available through a Nokia-specific app store.


Price, you ask? Well, Steve Elop was keen to point out that the X range is designed to be more affordable than the Lumia range, both now and in the the future. The phone will be “broadly available globally”, starting in growth markets, and they’ll cost $125 for the X, $135 for the X+, and $150 for the XL


Nokia unveils new metal Lumia smartphone

LONDON/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia unveiled a lighter, metal model in its Lumia smartphone range, as it tries to catch the eye of buyers to close the huge market lead of rivals Samsung and Apple Incin the lucrative handset market.

The Lumia 925 is the latest in Nokia’s range using Microsoft’s Windows Phone software and will be sold for 469 euros before taxes and subsidies through carriers such as Vodafone and China Mobile .

Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop has pinned the future of the loss-making company on Windows Phone, hoping to reverse a dramatic drop in revenue over the last two years.

The phone weighs 139 grams, compared with 185 grams for the earlier 920 model, which some critics had said was too heavy. It also utilizes a new smart camera mode, a photo editing function which Nokia intends to introduce to all Lumia devices.

“Lumia 925 looks like a solid product and should be able to attract new customers who have considered 920 too bulky for their taste,” said Nordea analyst Sami Sarkamies.

“One can think of Lumia 925 as a new version of Lumia 920 that has been put on a diet to fit inside an iPhone-like frame.”

Nokia has recently launched new products in the lower and mid-tier range to protect its position in emerging markets, but its success in the high-margin smartphone market will be crucial to its long-term survival.

The company unveiled the slightly heavier Lumia 928 for the U.S. market last Friday. It was priced at $99 after a rebate and a two-year deal with Verizon Wireless .

Both the Lumia 925 and 928 are targeted at the high-end, flagship segment, which accounts for 35 to 40 percent of the total global market, said Jo Harlow, Nokia’s executive vice president for smart devices.

“Our goal is to have a complete portfolio across the price range,” she told Reuters, adding that Nokia expects to see accelerated growth in sales of Lumia phones.

Sales of Lumia phones have grown in recent quarters, but at 5.6 million in first quarter, they still account for only around 5 percent of the market.

Research company Gartner said on Tuesday that Nokia lost 5 percentage points of market share in the first quarter, falling to 14.8 percent compared to number one Samsung’s 23.6 percent share. Nokia held a 19.7 percent share just a year ago.

Shares in Nokia were down 3.6 percent to 2.84 euros by 1310 GMT, valuing the company at 11 billion euros.


Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery

Today, Nokia and Verizon officially announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 928 in the United States, exclusively on the network of this wireless carrier starting with May 16, and full details on the handset’s specifications list are now available. 

The new flagship Windows Phone 8 device from the company arrives on shelves with a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, the same as the Lumia 920, but in a thinner and lighter body.Image


Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery

Lumia 928 measures ‎ 10.2 x 133.0 x 68.9 mm and weighs 162.0 grams (compared to ‎10.7 x 130.3 x 70.8 mm and 185.0 grams), and features an AMOLED screen, and not the IPS display of Lumia 920. The panel boasts a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and a 334 ppi pixel density.

It also features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, super-sensitive capacitive touch capabilities, and can deliver 500 nits luminance in High Brightness Mode.

The new Windows Phone 8 device also features a 1.5GHz dual-core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR processor inside, along with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, paired with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.

On the back, the mobile phone sports a PureView 8.7MP photo snapper with Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash, LED for Video and HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps.

There is also a 1.2-megapixel camera present on the front of the device, with HD 720p video capabilities, so that users could make video calls while on the go.

The new Nokia Lumia 928 sports an integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW battery inside, capable of delivering up to 16.2 hours of talk time on 3G networks (compared to only 9.0 for Lumia 920).

Those who would like to learn more on the design of the new device should have a look at the video promo and photo gallery embedded below. A more detailed specs comparison between Lumia 928 and Lumia 920 can be found on this page on Nokia’s website.

Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device will arrive on shelves in Black and White versions starting with May 16, priced at $99 (77 Euro) with the signing of a two-year contract agreement, Verizon announced earlier today.Image


Nokia Lumia 920 Hands On


Nokia finally unveiled their flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, in India. ‘Although the phone is still not out on shelves, Nokia allowed us to spend some quality time with the handset to test its new PureView camera with optical image stabilization.’. Here are some of our initial

Visually, the Lumia 920 looks almost identical to the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 900. Although Nokia has been recycling this design  for some time now, it still looks beautiful. Nokia has once again used polycarbonate plastic for the unibody design, which has a glossy finish that looks and feels great.

Much has been said about the weight of the Lumia 920. There is no doubt that the phone is heavier than many of the current high-end smartphones out there on the market today. But is that really a bad thing? Not really. It takes a while to adjust to the weight if you’re moving from a lighter device but after a couple of hours you hardly notice it. It’s also not that big an issue when it comes to carrying it around in your pocket. The solid polycarbonate body and the heft also means the phone feels built to last like few devices out there.


Now coming to the camera, this was the main feature that Nokia invited us to test. We especially had a good opportunity to test the optical image stabilization used in the camera, a first for a mobile phone.

First impressions were quite positive. The images, on the phone’s display at least, looked absolutely amazing. This is partly due to the images themselves being pretty good and also because of the amazing display. Viewing the same images on a computer monitor revealed that quality was far from perfect, with chrominance noise being a major detraction. We were told the devices were pre-production units, so quality could improve with the retail units, which we look forward to reviewing in future.


Moving on, the Lumia 920 uses a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 resolution, PureMotion HD+ LCD with ClearBlack technology. That sounds like a lot of jargon but what’s important is that the display looks fantastic. The colors are vivid yet natural and Nokia’s PureMotion tech ensures no motion blur while scrolling. The sunlight visibility is also excellent, thanks to the ClearBlack technology. Compared side by side to a Galaxy S III directly under the sun, the Lumia 920’s display was a lot clearer and less washed out. Also, you can use the touchscreen on the Lumia 920 even through



As for the images stabilization, it didn’t make itself felt while shooting stills since the images were mostly taken in bright sunlight that significantly increases shutter speed. However, during videos, it did help smoothen some of the jerks associated with minor movements of the hands, compared to other smartphones. The videos obtained, as a result, were easily some of the best we have seen from a smartphone.

In terms of software, the Lumia 920 is running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. Compared to other devices on the market, Nokia’s Lumia series gets the benefit of Nokia’s superior apps and services (Maps, Music, etc.) and also some exclusive games and apps from third party developers that you won’t find on devices from, say, HTC.

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, this is still Windows Phone 8, which means the app ecosystem is still in its infancy. Although Microsoft does like to boast of increasing app numbers at every event, the reality is that Windows Phone still lacks most of the major apps and games that you can get on iOS or Android, making a switch a rather difficult decision. In our short time with the Lumia 920, this was the only thing that bothered us the most, with everything else being very impressive.

Nokia is yet to announce when the Lumia 920 goes on sale in India and at what price. It is expected to go on sale some time in January and we hope Nokia does not overprice it at launch, unlike some of their recent high-end devices. The hardware is good enough to go head to head with the best smartphones out there but the software is still lacking, which is something both Nokia and the buyers need to keep in mind.


Nokia may price Lumia 920 at Rs 42,000 in India


At the Nokia World 2012 event held a few days ago, Nokia revealed everything about the new Lumia handsets except their launch dates and prices. Rumours indicated earlier that Nokia would launch the Lumia 920 in global markets by November. As per a recent report, this handset will be priced at Euro 600 ($758), which translates to approximately Rs 42,000.

The author of WMPowerUser, Surur states, “The Nokia Lumia 920 will be released in Germany in mid-October and will retail for 600 Euro ($758, £476). The Austrian art magazine ‘Future Zone‘ reported that Nokia wants to deliver the Lumia 920 from the middle of October in Germany. They expect the handset to initially launch only in a few countries, much like the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia 800, before being available everywhere. The handset will be introduced first in Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Russia, before becomes available in late October in Poland. The Scandinavian countries, Portugal and Spain will receive the handset a short time later.”

The report adds that two weeks later, the 
Lumia 820, Nokia’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be launched at a price of around Euro 450 ($568 or £357). This pricing would translate to roughly Rs 31,500 in India. 

This report would also push forward the time frame the handsets are expected to debut. If Nokia aims to reclaim its throne as a top mobile manufacturer, then it needs to get the timing of the handset’s launch right as Apple may probably launch the iPhone 5 in the second half of September.

The launch of the iPhone 5 is likely to create a major stir in the smartphone market as analysts are predicting the brand to sell 10 million units of the device within the first 10 days of its launch itself.

In an investors’ note released recently, analyst Gene Munster projects iPhone 5 sales of anywhere between 6 million and 10 million from September 21 to the end of the month. Last year, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S units during the phone’s first three-day weekend in October. Sales of 10 million units in one week or so seem attainable this year, as long as supply meets demand. Overall, the analyst is eyeing total iPhone sales of at least 26 million units for the full September quarter, higher than the average Wall Street estimate of 22 million to 23 million.

Past rumours indicated that Nokia would price the Lumia 920 to match the iPhone. It will be interesting to see how Nokia fares in the market especially since it has a lot backing on the Windows Phone 8 OS.

Apart from Apple, Nokia also faces competition from the likes of Samsung, which also has a Windows Phone 8, the ATIV S, in its artillery, which will go head to head with these handsets.


LIVE COVERAGE WITH AKSHAY Live from Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 event


By: AKHHAY with BGR | Sep 5th, 2012 at 09:38AMImageNokia (NOK) has seen limited interest in its early Windows Phones, but not nearly enough to prevent three consecutive quarterly losses that topped $1 billion each. 2012 is a year of transition for Microsoft’s (MSFT) software platforms, however, and Microsoft previewed its next-generation Windows Phone 8 platform back in June. Nokia is Microsoft’s premier Windows Phone partner, and now we finally get to see what the Finnish vendor has in store for its new line of Lumia smartphones. Recent leaks suggest the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 will be among the handsets Nokia unveils today, but who knows what else might be in store? Our live coverage of Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 press conference, which is scheduled to begin at around 10:00 a.m. Eastern, follows below.

9:40AM:Welcome to our live coverage of Nokia’s Lumia launch event! People are still making their way inside the venue and we’re probably at least 15-20 from getting started.Image

9:48AM:Not that there is any great mystery surrounding Nokia’s incoming Windows Phone 8 flagship handset, but it’ll probably look something like this:Image

9:53AM:Ok, it looks like they’re finally starting to push people towards their seats. Free food and bloggers are a dangerous combination.
9:56AM:They just announced that the show will start in a few minutes.ImageImageImage\
10:01AM:Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO has just taken the stage.
10:02AM:Nokia wants to offer users an alternative the standard grid of apps, etc. The answer, they determined, was Windows Phone.
10:04AM:Nokia’s Lumia 800 — the “first real Windows Phone” — and the Lumia 900 are responsible for Microsoft’s mobile market share growth and for developer interest according to Elop.
10:05AM:Now Elop is talking about the Asha line, Nokia has launched 10 of these devices for emerging markets.Image
10:06AM:Since those devices use a proxy for web browsing, it compresses and saves money on data.
10:06AM:Smartphone experience are happening on Asha today, and there’s more innovation in these space to come.Image
10:07AM:Today, we’re looking at ways to challenge the shortcoming of the mobile experiences of today.
10:07AM:Across all our strategies, we said Nokia would differentiate. We said we could create a distinctive Nokia experience


10:08AM:One such place is in the camera space, and locational space which he’s talking about. Today, four out of five car navigation systems use Nokia platforms.
10:10AM:We’re all excited about the next very important step. Jo Harlow is coming on stage to discuss Lumia.
10:10AM:We’re ready to take the next step…Image
10:11AM:A video is playing with the design of the Lumia and it’s focusing on the camera, and a large battery.
10:11AM:The Nokia Lumia 920. White, yellow, red colors, a PureView sensor, Snapdragon S4 processor, and more.


10:12AM:”This is the most innovative smartphone in the world and here is why”ImageImage
10:12AM:Wireless charging, the latest PureView camera for taking the best photos.
10:13AM:We’ve built in wireless charging to squeeze more out of your day.


10:13AM:The Nokia Lumia 920 captures better images and video than any competitor smartphone.
10:14AM:1.4 million images taken every day from mobile phones.Image
10:16AM:She’s explaining shutter speed, and that the shutter has to stay open longer and that exposes it to movements in your hand that cause the blur from low light conditions.
10:16AM:Nokia’s PureView will let the shutter stay open longer, but won’t react to your hand’s shakiness.Image
10:17AM:The Nokia Lumia 920 has the best smartphone camera for taking pictures and video for everyday use and we wanted to help people find places to use it.


10:19AM:There’s even a daily commute feature that’s similar to what Google is offering.
10:19AM:Nokia: We have the strongest maps experience.ImageImageImage
10:21AM:I’d write about Nokia’s City Lens but…
10:22AM:”We set out to deliver the best viewing experience on any smartphone display. Welcome to Pureview HD+”
10:22AM:Pure Motion is the best smartphone display innovation from Nokia. It’s better than HD resolution. It has a fast refresh rate and the clarity is so incredible video pops off the screen. 4.5-inch curved glass display.
10:23AM:”When you scroll through a webpage the text is super sharp.ImageImageImage
10:24AM:The display detects sunlight and adjusts the levels on the display automatically with smart polarizers and brightness.
10:24AM:A nice 2,000mAh battery is built in…
10:24AM:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which provides up to 30 percent more battery than quad-core alternatives.


10:25AM:Wireless charging so you don’t ever have to plug your phone in…
10:26AM:Nokia’s using the Qi standard for charging so many other charging pads will work.


10:28AM:Now, let’s talk about Windows Phone 8
10:28AM:Joe Belfiore is coming on stage from Microsoft.ImageImageImageImage
10:29AM:I’m going to spend 15 minutes talking about Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 920
10:29AM:We’re intending for Windows Phone 8 to delivery the most personal experience that anyone can get on a smartphone.
10:30AM:New start screen experience with new tiles and the ability to customize it so it “suits me.”
10:31AM:He’s on to the People hub now
10:32AM:The people hub aggregates everything together, including texts, Facebook posts and messages.
10:33AM:There are over 100,000 Windows Phone apps, and a lot of the announced made in June related to core technology. The app platform becomes easier.
10:34AM:He’s grabbing a CNN app and getting the tile to pin to the home screen. He’s resized it and made it extra large so he can see the top headlines.