Nokia unveils ‘Asha’ family of Series 40 phones

By on October 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM.

Nokia unveils ‘Asha’ family of Series 40 phones

Nokia fans around the world may be focused on the company’s two new high-end Windows Phone devices unveiled during Nokia World in London on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop Nokia from revealing a handful of Series 40 devices, too. The Finnish phone maker revealed its “Asha” family of phones on Wednesday, which includes the Asha 200, Asha 201, Asha 300 and Asha 303. The higher-end Asha 303 is equipped with a 2.6-inch display, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor and more. The 300 offers an alphanumeric keypad, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and support for 3G networks. Nokia expects both phones to begin shipping during the fourth quarter of this year. The Asha 201 and 200 are very similar, both offer full QWERTY keyboards, but the Asha 200 also supports dual SIM cards. Both phones will ship during the first quarter of next year. Read on for the full press release from Nokia. More →

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Nokia’s second and less expensive Windows Phone is the Nokia Lumia 710 [video]

By on October 26, 2011 at 9:02 AM.

Nokia’s second and less expensive Windows Phone is the Nokia Lumia 710 [video]

During Nokia World in London on Wednesday, Nokia unveiled two of the company’s Windows Phone smartphones, including the Nokia Lumia 800 and the slightly less powerful Nokia Lumia 710. The Lumia 710, originally codenamed “Sabre,” is equipped with a 1.4GHz processor, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a 1,300mAh battery. Nokia said that a “portfolio of products” would eventually be available in the United States next year but that the Lumia 710 will first launch in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the end of the year for €270 unsubsidized. We’ll be bringing you a hands-on with the Lumia 710 as well as the Lumia 800 later in the day.

UPDATE: our hands-on is now live. More →

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Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 800 gets announced [video]

By on October 26, 2011 at 7:30 AM.

Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 800 gets announced [video]

During Nokia World in London on Wednesday, Nokia took the wraps off of one of its first Windows Phone 7.5 devices, the Nokia Lumia 800. The Lumia 800, available in three different colors, is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera based on Carl Zeiss optics, 16GB of storage, a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, a 1.4GHz processor and 25GB of SkyDrive cloud storage for music and pictures. It also supports Nokia Drive, the company’s free turn-by-turn navigation software, as well as Nokia Music. Nokia said the Lumia 800 is available for pre-order for €420 unsubsidized in select countries and will land in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom in November. It will then make its debut in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan “before the end of the year” and in other markets in “early” 2012. Unfortunately, Nokia has confirmed the Lumia 800 will not launch in the United States this year. Read on for a video of the Lumia 800 and the full press release from Nokia.

UPDATE: our hands on is now live. More →

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Nokia to unveil Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones tomorrow, report claims

By on October 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM.

Nokia to unveil Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones tomorrow, report claims

Nokia will announce the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 during its Nokia World event in London on Wednesday, WinRumors reported on Tuesday. The Lumia 800 was originally leaked as the “SeaRay” and earlier rumors suggested the phone will pack an 8-megapixel camera and a 3.7-inch display. The Lumia 710 first appeared as the “Sabre” and it allegedly offers a 3.5-inch display, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and 1GB of RAM. These two Windows Phone 7.5 devices could hit the market as soon as November, in-line with Nokia’s promise to launch a Windows Phone product this year. Thankfully we have less than 24 hours until Nokia CEO Stephen Elop takes the stage and clears up all of the fog. Hit the break for two additional images. More →

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Nokia Sabre Windows Phone image leaked

By on October 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM.

Nokia Sabre Windows Phone image leaked

Nokia may be poised to unveil at least two new Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices during its Nokia World conference next week. Pocketnow spilled an image of the Nokia “Sabre” on Thursday, which reportedly packs a 1.4GHz processor, a 3.5-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera and 1GB of storage. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said we can expect to see “a bunch” of Windows Phone handsets from Nokia during Nokia World, which kicks off on October 26th. We have already published plenty of purported details on the Nokia 800, also known as the Sea Ray, but perhaps Nokia still has a few surprises up its sleeve. The good news is we have just under a week until Nokia makes it all official.  More →

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Nokia 800 Windows Phone press shots leaked

By on October 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM.

Nokia 800 Windows Phone press shots leaked

Press renders depicting one of Nokia’s first Windows Phone devices, the Nokia 800, were leaked by Pocketnow on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the renders don’t provide a ton of detail, but it appears the Nokia 800 has a fairly conservative rectangular form factor, sharp 90-degree corners and metal buttons. The images seem to confirm that this device is likely the Sea Ray phone spotted in a video earlier this year. Like the N9, with which the Nokia 800appears to share a case, the phone will be available in black, blue and pink. Little else is known about the device so far, but it could pack an 8-megapixel camera and a 3.7-inch display according to earlier reports. We’re certain to hear more about the Nokia 800, and hopefully other new devices, during Nokia World on October 26th. Hit the jump for two additional images of the Nokia 800. More →

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Windows Phone-powered Nokia 800 ads leaked

By on October 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM.

Windows Phone-powered Nokia 800 ads leaked

Two leaked advertisements for one of Nokia’s first Windows Phones have been published by Pocketnow. The ads refer to the device as the “Nokia 800,” which could be the “Sea Ray” that has surfaced several times. One of the images also suggests the Nokia 800 is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, although other specifications are still unknown. There is a blue Nokia 800 in the second image, which implies the phone will be, in typical Nokia fashion, available in several different colors. Hopefully Nokia decides to carry over its aluminum unibody design from the N8, too, although the build materials are also still unclear. We will no doubt hear more about the 800 and maybe even additional Windows Phone handsets during Nokia World, which kicks off on October 26th in London. Read on for a second image. More →

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Nokia to unveil multiple Windows Phones this year

By on October 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM.

Nokia to unveil multiple Windows Phones this year

Nokia has reportedly confirmed that it will introduce multiple Windows Phone handsets this year, rather than just one model as had been rumored previously. Speaking with Reuters, Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop said that the company will introduce multiple Windows Phone-powered products this quarter as the company begins a new chapter in its storied history. Nokia announced earlier this year that it would move away from Symbian and MeeGo, and instead build smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. “Our belief is that there is a clear opportunity for an alternative ecosystem,” Elop told Reuters just ahead of Apple’s iPhone unveiling on Tuesday. Nokia is expected to introduce its first Windows Phone devices later this month at its annual Nokia World event in London. More →

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Nokia N9 will not launch in the United States

By on August 9, 2011 at 11:35 PM.

Nokia N9 will not launch in the United States

Nokia confirmed on Tuesday that its flagship MeeGo-powered N9 smartphone will not launch in the United States. Nokia reached out to Engadget with the official statement on the matter:

After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time we will not be making it available in the U.S. Nokia takes a market by market approach to a product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available. Decisions are based on an assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia’s extensive product portfolio and the best way in which to address local market opportunities.

No doubt carriers in the United States are waiting for Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone Mango handsets. The Finnish company could make the announcement about its first Mango phone during its annual Nokia World conference, which kicks off on October 26th. More →

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Windows Phone Tango could power low-end handsets

By on August 9, 2011 at 10:00 PM.

Windows Phone Tango could power low-end handsets

We have heard mumblings that Windows Phone “Tango” and Windows Phone “Apollo” will eventually follow the release of Mango, which will launch on a number of new handsets this fall. New information on Tango surfaced on Monday and while we originally imagined Tango to be an upgrade from Mango, that may not actually be the case. ZDNET’s Mary Jo Foley has learned that Tango will likely be loaded on “lower price point” devices that “Microsoft and Nokia have been promising.” The move certainly makes sense, especially given Nokia’s recent announcement that it will stop selling feature phones and S40 handsets in the U.S. We have already seen leaks of Nokia’s “SeaRay” Windows Phone handset, and Foley says her sources usually use SeaRay and Tango “in the same breath.” We expect Nokia to unveil its SeaRay handset during the Nokia World conference on October 26th, and until now assumed that it would be a Mango device. It looks like we will have to wait until October to find out. More →

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Nokia might unveil first Windows Phone on October 26th

By on June 22, 2011 at 5:50 PM.

Nokia might unveil first Windows Phone on October 26th

Nokia has announced that it will hold its annual Nokia World conference from October 26th through the 27th in London. Given Nokia’s recent announcement that it’s still on-track to launch a Windows Phone this year, it’s entirely plausible that Stephen Elop will take the stage during Nokia World and do just that. An October announcement could mean that the new phone will land on store shelves right in time for the holiday season, too. Nokia has listed France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, England, and Spain as the first six countries that will receive the first Windows Phone, so it may not land in the United States as quickly. The Finnish firm also said it will launch 10 new Symbian devices over the next 12 months, and we’ll likely hear more about those devices soon, too. More →

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Nokia unveils E7 business smartphone

By on September 14, 2010 at 7:42 AM.

Nokia unveils E7 business smartphone

This morning at Nokia World, the Finnish mobile OEM showed some love to their E-series business line by introducing the E7 handset. The E7 — which will be available in Q4 of 2010 — packs a 4-inch, polarized, AMOLED display that has a 640 x360 resolution. The device has a peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS. Aside from enough radios to cook a chicken, the E7 also features a full-QWERTY slide and tilt keyboard, 16 GB of mass storage, 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and dual-LED flash, HMDI connector, and 1200 mAh battery. The device will come with a plethora of preinstalled, business-centric software titles and will be priced at €495. We’ve got the full data sheet for you after the break. More →

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Nokia officially announces C7 and C6-01

By on September 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM.

Nokia officially announces C7 and C6-01

At Nokia World this morning, the Finnish handset maker officially unveiled the C7 and C6-01 handsets to the Symbian-loving masses. Both handsets are due out in Q4 of this year and both pack: a peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 8 megapixel camera with flash and 720p video recording, FM radio, and micro-SD card slot. The C7 is a full-touchscreen device that packs a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive display and boasts a 640 x 360 resolution. The C6-01 is also a full-touchscreen device and sports a 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive, polarized display with a 640 x 360 resolution. Aside from polarization, the C6-01 also adds an FM transmitter and front-facing camera; both handsets will run the Symbian^3 operating system. The C7 will retail for €335 and the C6-01 will retail for €260. We’ve got the full data sheets for both handsets ready for you after the break. Let us know what you think. More →

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