It is no secret that Nokia is developing a Lumia smartphone with a high-end PureView camera. We have seen a number of leaks for the Lumia EOS, which is expected to debut next month. The handset is rumored to be equipped with a polycarbonate body and a 4.5-inch 720p display. Earlier reports suggested the smartphone would feature a PureView rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, however the actual megapixel count remained a mystery. According to the latest leak from Chinese microblogging website Weibo, however, a 41-megapixel rear shooter has apparently been confirmed. Nokia is expected to announce the Lumia EOS at a press conference in New York City on July 11th
What a long, strange trip it’s been. Once the most popular smartphone platform on the planet by a massive margin, Symbian is now officially dead. The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that Nokia has built and shipped the last batch of Symbian smartphones it will ever produce. The platform will now fade away, remembered only occasionally alongside other mobile operating systems that helped shape an industry before being crushed by their successors. More →
Nokia and Windows Phone go hand in hand, according to data from advertising network AdDuplex. Nokia’s smartphones accounted for 80.2% of all Windows Phone devices in May, ahead of HTC at 13.7% and Samsung with just 4.5%. The Lumia 920 was found to be the most popular Windows Phone device globally, however the mid-level Lumia 822 beat out the Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X in the United States. AT&T remained the most popular Windows Phone carrier in the U.S. with a 42% share of the market, ahead of Verizon at 33% and T-Mobile at 20%. Perhaps the most troubling statistic was the breakdown of software versions. AdDuplux found that while Windows Phone 8 gained more than 6% market share over the past month, the operating system remained less popular than Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 8 accounted for 49.4% of the market last month, compared to the 50.6% owned by Windows Phone 7.
Rumors suggest that Samsung is preparing to turn up the heat in the camera phone race with the upcoming 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom. As appealing as a Galaxy S4 variant with optical zoom and image stabilization sounds, Nokia may soon steal the show with the most impressive camera phone the world has ever seen. Featuring a 41-megapixel PureView camera and a xenon flash, the Nokia “EOS” has leaked a number of times already. But now, a video has been released by ViziLeaks that reveals the handset’s mechanical shutter and image stabilization feature in a close-up of the camera assembly. There is still no word on when the EOS might be unveiled but in the meantime, the full video follows below. More →
New images of Nokia’s upcoming 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone have been published by several sources. Earlier leaks had confirmed that the handset, codenamed EOS, would be equipped with a polycarbonate body and a 4.5-inch display. Now, both GSMArena and an anonymous Twitter user known as ViziLeaks have posted images of what are said to be of the upcoming Lumia EOS smartphone. More →
Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is lacking several key applications, a problem that Nokia has acknowledge and vowed to address. It would appear the company’s hard work has paid off, because a new rumor claims one of the most popular photo-sharing applications in the world will arrive on Windows Phone later this month. According to Chinese website WPDang, Instagram will launch on Windows Phone as a Nokia exclusive on June 26th. Earlier rumors suggested the application would include an extra filter to reward Windows Phone users for their patience. The Windows Phone app store is now home to more than 145,000 applications, however Instagram is seen as the one application that could help Windows Phone better compete with rival operating systems.
Nokia is rumored to be developing a high-end Lumia smartphone with a 41-megapixel PureView camera. Earlier reports have suggested that the smartphone, codenamed EOS, would be similar to the Lumia 920 with a polycarbonate case and a 4.5-inch 720p display. A recent leak from Chinese site WPDang may confirm previous rumors. The alleged prototype reveals Nokia’s traditional polycarbonate body, compatibility with wireless charging covers and a rather large bump on the backside for the high-end camera. The latest rumors point to the EOS launching on AT&T in early July. Another leaked image follows below. More →
The Lumia 520 is Nokia’s most important smartphone in 2013 — it’s the budget Windows Phone that is supposed to recapture low-end smartphone share in emerging markets. A bit of digging has revealed that India-based retailer Flipkart just hiked prices on the Lumia 520, which has been in and out of stock since launching in early April. The 520′s price had been 9,999 rupees since it first debuted, but has since moved to 10,299 rupees in late May. It is extremely rare for smartphone prices to bounce up two months after launching. Nokia’s Lumia 520 keeps selling out at Flipkart, India’s leading e-tailer site, even though its production should have ramped up strongly by now. Is this a sign of remarkably strong demand for the low-end Lumia, or a symptom of Nokia’s production bottlenecks? More →
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.”
Nokia on Thursday filed a second patent infringement complaint against HTC with the International Trade Commission. The company has alleged that HTC’s products, including its flagship HTC One smartphone, infringe upon its protected technologies. In a statement to ZDNet, Nokia accused HTC of not taking action to prevent infringement and said the company has instead “tried to shift responsibility to its suppliers.” Nokia had previously filed a suit against HTC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California San Diego, claiming 10 of the company’s products, including the HTC One and HTC First, infringe three of its patents. In its new complaint, Nokia has asked the ITC to ban sales of the HTC One in the United States.
A new report suggests that Nokia is preparing to launch its 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone, codenamed EOS, this coming summer. According to MobileGeeks, the handset will launch during the second week of July, on or around July 9th. The most recent rumors claim the Lumia EOS would be similar to the Lumia 920, with a polycarbonate case and a 4.5-inch 720p display. The biggest differentiator will reportedly be the smartphone’s 41-megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and Nokia’s new “Pro Camera” application. Earlier reports suggested the Lumia EOS would arrive on AT&T in the United States sometime this summer.
In one point in time, Nokia was the top-selling smartphone vendor in the world by a wide margin. It wasn’t even that long ago, in fact. But when Nokia failed to respond quickly enough to the industry’s shift toward touch, the Finnish giant lost its footing and toppled spectacularly. Just how bad have things gotten for Nokia? Market share numbers paint a pretty frightening picture, but a single tweet from Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis might do an even better job of putting things in perspective. More →
Nokia is rumored to be preparing a 41-megapixel Lumia smartphone, codenamed EOS, that will be released later this year. According to WMPowerUser, the handset will look similar to Nokia’s Lumia 920 smartphone and will feature a polycarbonate case with a 4.5-inch 720p display. The device will reportedly come with a new application called “Nokia Pro Camera” to compliment the 41-megapixel PureView camera, which is also said to include a protective lens cover that automatically opens when the camera application is launched. Unlike the handful of Lumias that came before it, however, the EOS will reportedly not come in different colors and will not natively support wireless charging. Earlier reports suggested that Nokia would launch its EOS smartphone in the United States this summer.