We have at last got the release date for the Lumia 930 which is the previously announced replacement for the successful Lumia 925. The 930 comes with a five inch display, and an impressive 20 megapixel rear-facing camera. Power for the Nokia comes from a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chip; it has a RAM of 2GB and lots of storage, in spite of there being no MicroSD, of 32GB.
Nokia have recently been focusing mainly on Windows OS handsets, however since acquisition of BlackBerry last year, Nokia have concentrated on some of the companies popular features, mainly BBM which will be pre-installed on this handset on the Android platform. The takeover of Nokia by Microsoft will most probably see the end of Android after this release which was announced at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
Nokia’s new 6 inch smartphone the Lumia 1320 is set for a 24th Feb release date in the UK the company has announced.
This smartphone, designed primarily for the mid to low-end markets features a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 1GB Ram and 8GB of internal memory. There is also a microSD card slot to bump the memory up by another 64GB and 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage included.
It’s called a “phablet” which we understand is a neither a ‘phone or a tablet but both and priced at £200 the Finnish ‘phone maker is taking on Samsung and others in an effort to regain some of the ground that it has lost over the last few years. The device is on the Windows 8 platform and is has also a 4g option, a 4.7 inch display which is giving an 800×800 resolution. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and 512MB RAM, has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing, 8GB of storage, with 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage free and features a microSD card slot for even more storage. The “phablet” also comes in trendy colours of orange, green, yellow, as well as the more traditional white and black and the company is claiming a battery life of fifteen hours.The Windows 8 system has come in for some criticism in the past for the lack of apps, but Nokia is sticking with this platform as it continues to broaden the range of devices is builds using Windows 8. The Nokia Lumia 625 will be on sale in the UK by September on all major networks.
Reports are coming in that a bug has affected one of the Nokia Smartphones, the newest which, although not yet released here has just been seen in the tech shops in the US. The ‘phone is the Lumia 900 and is seen as Nokia’s strongest attempt to take on Apple and Google. According to reports, the software bug in the Smartphone is causing some handsets to occasionally lose their data connection. This is not good news for Nokia who are making a strong comeback and this problem is likely to hit Nokia’s hopes of regaining market share from rivals Apple and Google. Although Nokia is still the world’s largest mobile manufacturer, it is losing out significantly in the Smartphone market.The Finnish manufacturer said a fix for the Lumia 900’s “memory management issue” would be issued on 16 April. Released in the US on Sunday the 8th April the new Smartphone is due to be seen here in the UK by the end of the month.
If you have been waiting to get your hands on a new Nokia N9 Smartphone you will be in for a disappointment as Nokia has confirmed that its N9 Smartphone will not launch in the UK, and says its focus in the US is to be exclusively on Windows Phone rather than Symbian. A Nokia mobile phones statement says: “Although we are delighted with the very positive reception that the Nokia N9 has received, here in the UK there are no plans to offer the Nokia N9 at present.”
The long running dispute between Nokia and Apple looks to have been amicably settled when the two sides agreed a licensing agreement, which according to Nokia, will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies.Nokia sued Apple for patent infringements in 2009 and extended the action in December last year. This was followed by Apple countersuing, when they accused Nokia of infringing its patents. Nokia said Apple had agreed a one-off payment, the value of which was not disclosed, and ongoing royalties to use its technologies, the deal covering both companies’ patents.In a statement a spokesman for Apple said: “the two firms had agreed to drop all of our current lawsuits and enter into a licence covering some of each other’s patents, but not the majority of the innovations that make the iPhone unique”.
Nokia N9This slider phone, released in 2011, is a stylish handset made with aluminium. It has the stylish look of a miniature MacBook Pro. Very little is known about the functionality of the N9 at this time; however, it will have a 4.2 inch screen, which will be particularly useful for taking pictures and browsing the internet. Its 1.2 GH processor should make it fast and good for multi-tasking. The 12 Megapixel camera is a feature very few smartphones have, so it is worthy of making mobile phone news.HTC 7 ProThis model is said to be the Windows 7 mobile phone that everyone will want. It is a slider phone, but this model only has a 3.6 inch display. It also has a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, which will make texting and working with documents easy and fast. Its 1GH Snapdragon processor should make it quick and easy to use for multi-tasking. The 5 Megapixel camera is impressive, along with its 8 GB storage. iPhone 5A rumoured update to the iPhone 4 is making mobile phone news, but it has yet to be confirmed. Some experts say it will be a quite different from other mobile phones, while others predict that iPhone has pushed the envelope so much that they may take it easy on any updates this year. With the mention of just a few handsets that are about to make mobile phone news in 2011, it is easy to see why fans of the latest technology are eagerly anticipating developments.
The Nokia X6 is one of the latest mobile phones from Nokia and follows in the footsteps of its music orientated XpressMusic devices. With sleeker styling than the 5800 XpressMusic, the Nokia X6 sports a 3.2 touchscreen display (same as the one in the N97 Mini), 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a 5 megapixel camera on the rear.Being a music phone, the X6 has a 3.5mm headphone socket and an internal hard drive with a capacity of 32GB. The built-in multimedia player plays most music and video formats and the rear mounted camera has autofocus and dual LED flash for low light situations.All in all the X6 is a step up from the 5800 XpressMusic, but is substantially more expensive; this may put some people off, but Nokia fans will love the sleek looks and small form factor.The Nokia X6 is available now from free on contract or around £249 on Pay As You Go.
The new C series by Nokia aims to bring Symbian Smartphone’s to the masses with its first incarnation the Nokia C5. The company state that this mobile phone is optimised for social networking whilst retaining the functions of a Smartphone, all in a handy candy bar styled device.The Nokia C5 features a 2.2 inch TFT display, 3G connectivity and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Aimed at the mid-range market, the C5 does not include Wi-Fi connectivity, but does feature a full blown multimedia player and 3.5mm headphone socket, a document viewer and GPS with Ovi Maps 3.0.The C5 also boasts a microSD card slot for storing data and a secondary video call camera mounted on the front as well as easy access to social media sites such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.The device itself is quite small, measuring 112 x 56 x 12.3 and weighs just 89.3 grams, which makes a change for the normally bulky Smartphone’s we are used to.Whether this new series of Nokia mobile phones will take the market but storm is anyone’s guess, but the Nokia C5 will be released sometime between April and June this year and will retail for around £120.
The Nokia N900 is billed as a computer-grade device and takes its inspiration from the N810 internet tablet and N97 mobile phone. It runs the new Maemo 5 operating system, which is said to be its most user friendly OS.This quad-band device has a large 3.5 inch touchscreen display, a full slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 32GB internal hard drive, as well as a microSD card slot for up to 16GB of expandable memory. The Nokia N900 also features a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a 3.5mm headphone socket and supports both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.GPS navigation and Ovi Maps are also supported and the media player is capable of playing various music and video files including MP3, WMA, MP4 and Xvid. Files can be transferred to the device via Bluetooth or the bundled microUSB cable.Measuring a healthy 111 x 60 x 18mm and weighing in at 181 grams, the N900 is a similar size to the N97, but does seem to have a smaller keyboard and the lack of a tilt mechanism may hinder visibility when using the QWERTY keys.All in all, the Nokia N900 seems to be a viable alternative to the Nokia N97, focusing more on the internet functions and if the operating system proves to be user friendly enough then its sure to be very popular.