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


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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.

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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

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NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid


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NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen “name a star” gifts — wouldn’t you rather put your name on a spacecraft that advances human understanding? NASA certainly thinks you do. It’s teaming up with the Planetary Society to etch your name on chips inside its OSIRIS-REx probe, which will head toward the asteroid Bennu in 2016. While it’s doubtful that any aliens will read your microscopic claim to fame, it’ll certainly get the grand tour. The spacecraft will spend 500 days around the asteroid before heading back, and both the decommissioned vehicle as well as the returning sample capsule will have your ID. You can register your name today for free; just be prepared to wait years for the payoff.

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Nokia Lumia 1520, the 6-inch Windows Phone.


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Nokia Lumia 1520 (Photo credit: Janitors)

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big screen phone, 5.5-inches and up, Windows Phone users had been limited to the 5-inch limit. However, Nokia’s Lumia 1520 changes things a great deal. The first true big screen smartphone running Windows Phone Black was shown off the media in India, today. Nokia has set the Best Buy price for the Lumia 1520 at Rs 46,999. I had the chance to use the device for a while, and the results are extremely impressive.

The 6-inch screen: The IPS factor
There have always been the fans of the big screen phones, citing tasks like typing, web browsing and games are a lot of comfortable on a big screen size. Equally, there are the critics, who immediately point to the sacrifice of the single hand usability as one of the reasons for not upgrading. Being subjective as it is, I cannot not be impressed with the Lumia 1520. The Full HD IPS display features Nokia’s ClearBlack technology, also seen on some of the earlier Lumia phones as well. The 1520’s IPS panel has purer whites and darker blacks, which makes the 1020’s screen tone look warmer in comparison. The LG G2 has one of the best IPS displays we have seen in a smartphone in a long time, but this could run it close when we do the detailed testing.

Power Package: The mistakes have been corrected
The Lumia 1520 corrects the mistakes of the 1020, primarily the power package. This features the quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which powers the fastest Android phones out there, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. With 2GB of RAM to assist, performance will not be an issue.

Camera: On paper, the Lumia 1020 is a slightly better bet
The Lumia 1520 gets the PureView family snapper, but this is a 20MP one instead of the 41MP clicker that the Lumia 1020 came with. This camera will capture a low-resolution, 5-megapixel shot and a full-resolution photo at the same time. However, low light performance of the 1520 may not be as good as the Lumia 1020, considering the smaller 1/2.5in sensor size, compared to the elder siblings 2/3in sensor. We will put this camera through a detailed test, to understand the performance differences better.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet leaked


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It’s just less than a week for Nokia World event where the company will be taking the covers off its new Lumia 1520 phablet and Lumia 2520 Windows RT-based tablet, and rumour mills haven’t stopped yet. This time around, evLeaks has tweeted a press render of what looks like the upcoming Nokia tabletImage

 

Interestingly, the Lumia 2520 will be competing with the new Surface 2, as it is rumoured to be priced around $499 (approx. Rs 30,443). The Nokia world event will be held in Abu Dhabi on October 22.

 

source http://tech2.in.com

 

Nokia Lumia EOS shot leaked, may be called Lumia 1020 or Nokia 909


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Press shots of the much-rumoured Nokia smartphone, dubbed the Lumia EOS, have been leaked courtesy of serial leaker EVLeaks. The leaker also referred to the device as theLumia 1020 in his Twitter post with one of the image, but has stated in another tweet that the phone may instead be called the Nokia 909. The pictures give us closer looks at both the display and the much-anticipated 41 megapixel camera on the back.

As is evident from the pictures, the Lumia 1020 will a xenon flash and a polycarbonate unibody. The pictures also show the AT&T logo on the top of the device, meaning that it will be available with the carrier in the US.

We’ve already seen a picture of the handset leaked last month that showed that the design of the handset will be similar to that of the Lumia 920. The picture also showed a rather large camera module on the back of the device.

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NOKIA TO FULLY ACQUIRE SIEMENS’ STAKE IN NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS


“Espoo, Finland and Munich, Germany – Nokia Corporation and Siemens AG todayannounced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Nokia acquires Siemens’ entire 50% stake in their joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks. The acquisition has been approved by the Board of Directors of Nokia as well as the Managing andSupervisory Boards of Siemens, and is subject to the customary regulatory approval process.

ImageThe purchase price for Siemens’ stake is EUR 1.7 billion and the transaction is expected to close during the third calendar quarter of 2013. Upon closing of the planned acquisition, NokiaSiemens Networks will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia.

Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: “With its clear strategic focus and strong leadership team, Nokia Siemens Networks has structurally improved its operational and financial performance. Furthermore, Nokia Siemens Networks has established a clear leadership position in LTE, which provides an attractive growth opportunity. Nokia is pleased with these developments and looks forward to continue supporting these efforts to create more shareholder value for the Nokia group.”

Joe Kaeser, Siemens CFO, commented: “With this transaction, we continue our efforts to strengthen our focus on Siemens’ Core areas of Energy management, Industry and Infrastructure as well as Healthcare.  The full acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks by Nokia offers an attractive opportunity to actively shape the telecom equipment market for the future and create sustainable value.”

Nokia Siemens Networks was established on April 1, 2007, as a joint venture combining Nokia’s Networks Business Group and Siemens’ carrier-related operations for fixed and mobile networks. Nokia Siemens Networks has since become a leading global provider of telecommunications infrastructure, deploying networks that help people stay connected in more than 150 countries around the world. The company’s focus is in offering innovative mobilebroadband technology and services.

Nokia will continue to consolidate Nokia Siemens Networks for financial reporting purposes as well as continue to strengthen the company as a more independent entity.

Accordingly, Nokia plans to retain the existing management and governance structure at NokiaSiemens Networks, with Rajeev Suri continuing as CEO and Jesper Ovesen continuing as Executive Chairman of the Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors, which will adjust to the changing ownership structure.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ operational headquarters will remain in Espoo, Finland, and the company will continue to have a strong regional presence in Germany, including its major hub in Munich. Nokia supports the current management plan, including the already in-progress Nokia Siemens Networks restructuring plan that remains unchanged as a result of thisannouncement.

In accordance with this transaction, the Siemens name will be phased out from Nokia Siemens Networks’ company name and branding. Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks plan to confirm the new name and brand at the closing of the transaction.

The purchase price totals EUR 1.7 billion, of which EUR 1.2 billion will be paid in cash at the closing of the transaction. The balance of EUR 0.5 billion will be paid in the form of a secured loan from Siemens due one year from closing. Nokia has obtained committed bank financing for the EUR 1.2 billion cash portion.

At the end of the first quarter 2013, Nokia had gross cash of EUR 10.1 billion and net cash of EUR 4.5 billion. Nokia currently estimates that at the end of the second quarter 2013, Nokia had gross cash of between EUR 9.2 billion – EUR 9.7 billion and net cash of between EUR 3.7 billion – EUR 4.2 billion. For comparison purposes, if the transaction to purchase Siemens’ 50% stake had been closed during the second quarter 2013, Nokia currently estimates that it would have ended the second quarter of 2013 with gross cash of between EUR 9.2 billion – EUR 9.7 billion and net cash of between EUR 2.0 billion – EUR 2.5 billion, reflecting the deduction of the purchase price of EUR 1.7 billion from Nokia net cash.”

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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

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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


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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.

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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.

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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

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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.