8.3-inch Nokia Lumia Tablet

Nokia’s not done yet: 8.3-inch Lumia tablet, 4.5-inch phone in the works

By on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Nokia’s not done yet: 8.3-inch Lumia tablet, 4.5-inch phone in the works

Nokia may have a couple of new Lumia devices in testing, if an Indian logistics website is to be believed, including an 8.3-inch Lumia tablet and a 4.5-inch dual SIM smartphone. The two devices have been seen in shipping manifests on website Zauba, and while the site doesn’t list them specifically as Nokia products, the two unknown devices have model numbers similar to what’s currently available from Nokia. More →

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Nokia Refocus Camera App Now Available

Nokia unleashes new app to make Lumia cameras even better

By on November 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

Nokia unleashes new app to make Lumia cameras even better

New hardware is playing a big part in Nokia’s plans over the next several months, but one compelling piece of first-party software that the company highlighted at Nokia World 2013 finally released on Wednesday, and it’s worth checking out for anyone who regularly uses their Lumia’s camera. Nokia Refocus is now available on the Windows Phone Store for any Nokia PureView  smartphone. More →

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BlackBerry 10 Lumia Smartphone Sales

Surveying the saviors: A look at BlackBerry 10 and Lumia sales so far

By on July 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

Surveying the saviors: A look at BlackBerry 10 and Lumia sales so far

BlackBerry posted dismal fiscal first-quarter results on Friday that sent its stock plummeting more than 25%. The May quarter marked the first full quarter of BlackBerry Z10 sales and the quarter in which the Q10 launched, but BlackBerry still shed 4 million net subscribers. Nokia has fared a bit better in recent quarters, but its new Lumia phones are still struggling to gain traction in a market dominated by Android and the iPhone. BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone are intended to be BlackBerry and Nokia’s respective saviors, but this clash of the bantams is slow going thus far. In an effort to illustrate the companies’ progress to date, mobile analyst Benedict Evans charted BlackBerry 10 and Lumia shipments to date compared to legacy platforms. More →

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Nokia Lumia Lytro Camera

Nokia says it’s working on Lytro-like ‘computational photography’ for Lumia phones

By on May 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Nokia says it’s working on Lytro-like ‘computational photography’ for Lumia phones

Earlier rumors suggested Nokia might be working on exciting new photography technology for its upcoming smartphones, and now a Nokia executive has seemingly confirmed as much. BGR sister site BGR.in interviewed Nokia smartphone boss Jo Harlow, who confirmed that “computational photography” functionality is being investigated for inclusion in upcoming Lumia smartphones. “If you look at where imaging is going, computational imaging is an area of exploration,” Harlow said. “Being able to capture even more data — data you cannot even see with the human eye that you can only see by actually going back to the picture and being able to do things with them.” Halrow added that available computing power had previously been a barrier to bringing Lytro-like technology to smartphones like the company’s Lumia Windows Phones, but “changes in the processing capabilities of smartphones opens it up as an area of exploration.”

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Nokia Lumia Executive Steven Overman Resigns

Nokia executive responsible for Microsoft partnership quits [updated]

By on April 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

Nokia executive responsible for Microsoft partnership quits [updated]

Steven Overman has resigned from his position as vice president for global branding and marketing strategy at Nokia, BGR sister site BGR India reported. The former executive was responsible for drafting the high-profile partnership with Microsoft, and also for marketing the company’s Lumia and Asha smartphones. Before joining Nokia in 2010, Overman previously worked at Lowe Worldwide where he led the marketing team that handled Nokia’s account. Despite producing a number of appealing products with extensive marketing campaigns, Nokia has continued to struggle. Lumia Windows Phone shipments increased to 5.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up from 4.4 million in the previous quarter. In North America, however, the company only shipped 400,000 smartphones, down from 700,000 in December. More →

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Nokia Lumia Launch Date

Nokia to unveil next-generation Lumia phone on May 14th

By on April 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Nokia to unveil next-generation Lumia phone on May 14th

Nokia on Thursday sent invitations to bloggers and the press for an event at which it will unveil at least one next-generation Lumia smartphone. “You are warmly welcome to join us in London on 14 May for the next chapter of the Lumia story,” the invitation said. Specific details about the upcoming announcement were not provided. Nokia is reportedly working on a number of new Windows Phone handsets that will debut in 2013, including the Lumia 928 and a phablet with a screen that measures between 5 and 6 inches diagonally. An image of Nokia’s invitation follows below. More →

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Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum design

Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum casing

By on April 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM.

Leaked images reveal upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone with aluminum casing

Images said reveal an upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone appeared on the popular Chinese social network Sina Weibo earlier this week. The images, which have been confirmed as authentic by WPCentral, show an improved design with an aluminum case, a shift away from the traditional polycarbonate cases of past Lumias. The upcoming handset is said to be equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8.7-megapixel rear camera. Other specs are rumored to include 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 2,000 mAh battery. The smartphone will reportedly be announced on May 15th for a late June release date on T-Mobile. A second image follows below. More →

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Nokia Lumia EOS Pureview

Nokia’s 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer

By on February 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM.

Nokia’s 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer

Earlier reports indicated that Nokia (NOK) was preparing to bring its 41-megapixel PureView camera technology to its Lumia line of Windows Phone devices. The company was said to be working on a new smartphone, code-named EOS, with an improved design and an upgraded PureView camera that would launch later this year. Sources speaking to The Guardian on Monday confirmed the handset’s existence and revealed that it is scheduled to launch in the United States this summer. It has previously been suggested that AT&T (T) will be the first carrier to offer the EOS smartphone. Nokia declined to comment “on market rumors or speculation.”

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Nokia Next-Generation Lumia

Nokia’s next Lumia phone will reportedly replace bulky plastic casing with aluminum

By on January 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

Nokia’s next Lumia phone will reportedly replace bulky plastic casing with aluminum

Nokia (NOK) smartphones already look and feel top-notch, and they’ll only get better in future releases. The Verge reports that Nokia is planning to move away from the polycarbonate casing it used for its Lumia 920 model and instead use an aluminum construction for next-generation Lumia models set to be released later this year. The result of this is that the new Lumias “will be a lot lighter and thinner than the existing Lumia 920,” which itself is a very stylish, sleek smartphone. The Verge says that the new Lumia has been code-named “Catwalk” and will have internal specifications similar to the Lumia 920.

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Hands on with Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

By on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM.

Hands on with Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Nokia’s (NOK) press conference on Wednesday definitely had its ups and downs, and investors weren’t convinced that Nokia’s new Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones will fare well against Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5, which is expected to launch on September 21st following next week’s announcement, shares of Nokia stock were trading down more than 13% during Nokia’s presentation. We spent some time with Nokia’s new smartphones on Wednesday morning, however, and they really are a breath of fresh air in many ways.

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Apple lawyers make Nokia Lumia the poster child for making phones that aren’t iPhone clones

By on August 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM.

Apple lawyers make Nokia Lumia the poster child for making phones that aren’t iPhone clones

Apple-Samsung Trial Nokia Lumia

Nokia’s (NOK) first Lumia models may not have been top sellers, but according to Apple’s (AAPL) lawyers they do have one thing going for them: They didn’t rip off the iPhone. The Seattle Times’s Janet Tu points out that during Apple’s closing arguments in the Samsung (005930)-Apple patent trial on Tuesday, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny held up a Nokia Lumia device to demonstrate that “not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone.” Of course, this isn’t that much comfort for Apple’s rivals since the top-selling smartphones right now — namely, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone itself — do tend to look like the iPhone. If Apple’s lawyers think citing the Lumia will ward off potential copycats in the future, they’re likely to be sorely mistaken. More →

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Nokia exec puts Samsung on notice, says to fear the next-gen Lumia

By on August 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

Nokia exec puts Samsung on notice, says to fear the next-gen Lumia

Nokia Executive Next-Generation Lumia

Sure, Samsung (005930) has spent most of this year crushing its competition in smartphone channel sales, but that doesn’t mean its competitors plan to curl up and die quietly. Nokia (NOK) sales chief Chris Weber put out a boastful tweet on Wednesday telling Samsung to “take note” because the “next-generation Lumia” is “coming soon.” Given that the first-generation Lumia didn’t exactly conquer the world, it seems somewhat questionable for Nokia to taunt a company that has launched several hits this year including the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III. The Verge writes that such a boast either “conveys a confidence that’s either backed up by what he’s seen behind closed doors or inflated by Nokia’s desperation to deliver a truly market-leading device.” More →

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Nokia Windows Phones coming to Verizon soon

By on July 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM.

Nokia Windows Phones coming to Verizon soon

Verizon Lumia Smartphone Confirmed

Since its inception nearly two years ago, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has struggled to capture a significant share of the U.S. smartphone market. While every major carrier has offered a Windows Phone device, AT&T and T-Mobile are the only wireless service providers in the U.S. that have offered Nokia’s flagship Lumia smartphones. This is about to change, though. Nokia’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, Richard Kerris, in an interview with Neowin, revealed that it “won’t be long” until the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, offers a Lumia device. Nokia previously announced that its PureView camera technology would also be coming to future Lumia devices. Kerris reiterated the company’s plans and said that it will happen “very soon.” More →

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