We’ve no doubts that Nokia will be making Windows-based tablets now when they adopted Microsoft’s mobile (and tablet) platform. According to these two patents, we should expect unibody designs similar to the one Nokia introduced with the Nokia N9 and later adopted in Lumia 800 and newer Windows Phones (like the Lumia 820 and Lumia 820).
As far as I can tell, the drawings look pretty cool though I’m not sure nice design is all it takes to compete in today’s tablet market. Microsoft on its end should do its best to attract developers to Windows RT and eventually offer a decent number of apps to the users. In the meantime, Apple’s iPad will continue to top users’ tablet wish lists all around the world.
We’ll see how that goes and in the meantime, here’s another sketch of Nokia’s future tablet…
Are you looking forward to getting your hands on the Nokia 808 PureView handset? At its launch, Nokia did not mention the US as one of its possible markets, leading many of us to believe that the only way we’d be able to get our hands on the device would be by either importing it ourselves, or through gray markets.
Well the good news is that it seems Nokia has had a change of heart and according to Nokia’s US President, Chris Weber, he told the folks over atPCMag that the Nokia 808 PureView will be launching in North American markets in the next few months.
If you were hoping to get it on a carrier plan and with subsidies, you’re out of luck as the handset will instead be sold unlocked at full retail price and will be compatible with AT&T’s network.
We recently heard that the SIM free version of the Nokia Lumia 900 would be available in the UK from the 16th of May, and now according to the guys over at The Verge, the Nokia Lumia 900 will land in the UK on the 14th of May.
We haven’t as yet had any confirmation from the UK mobile carriers that this is the official launch date, the device is expected to be available in both black and white versions from that date.
The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing on the Nokia Lumia 900 is provided by a single core 1.4GHz processor.
The Lumia 900 features an 8 megapixel camera with an f/2/2 Carl Zeiss lens, the camera is capable of recording HD video in 720p, up front there is a is a 1 megapixel camera for video chat, plus 16GB of built in storage.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is currently an exclusive to AT&T, but earlier rumors this year suggested that AT&T would only be getting the exclusive for 45 days before the handset makes its way onto other carriers. Assuming the T-Mobile store rep that spoke to Andrew Bares at WMPoweruser is to be believed, it looks like T-Mobile could very well be getting the Nokia Lumia 900 this summer.
However if that were the case, LTE would obviously be a no-go for T-Mobile subscribers as the carrier has yet to get its LTE network up and running. Also for those who might remember, the earlier rumors have also suggested that non-AT&T versions of the device could also see a 12MP camera which will be an upgrade over the current 8MP. We will be taking this information with a grain of salt for now, but are any T-Mobile subscribers out there possibly looking forward to getting their hands on the Nokia Lumia 900? Perhaps the magenta-colored Nokia Lumia 900spotted at a Microsoft store could be an indication of what’s to come.
Earlier today we showed you a leaked video of the new Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, and now Nokia has officially announced their first NFC enabled Windows Phone smartphone, which will launch in Europe with mobile carrier Orange.
The Nokia Lumia NFC will offer contact less payments with both MasterCard’s and Visa’s NFC payment solutions, and the device will also use NFC to work with a range of Nokia accessories.
Nokia continues to lead the field in NFC with this latest implementation on the Windows Phone platform, in which we have the full support of Orange,” said Ilari Nurmi, head of product marketing for Nokia’s Smart Devices business unit. “We’re bringing NFC right across our portfolio, and together with our ever-growing range of NFC accessories we’re making it easy for people to connect via a single tap. We’re also enabling operators and other service providers to build NFC payment and ticketing solutions on top of our smartphones.”
Nokia has said that the Lumia 610 NFC will launch in Europe early in the third quarter of 2012.
The Nokia 808 PureView was announced back in February, and now the device has gone up for pre-order in Italy, with an expected launch date of May, and the smartphone is listed with a price of 600 Euros onNokia’s website.
The Nokia 808 PureView features a 41 and a 4 inch MOLED display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels and runs Symbian Belle as its OS.
Other specifications include a 1.3GHz single core processor and comes with 16GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.
The last thing we heard about the availability of the Nokia 808 PureView here in the UK was that it would be available in April, and we previously heard that it would retail for £465 including taxes.
Nokia Lumia 900 is a 4.3-inch Windows phone that measures 5.03 x 2.7 x 0.45 inches and weights 5.6 ounces. The smartphone runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango mobile operating system, and features a Qualcomm single-core 1.4GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 4.3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, a 1-megapixel front-facing webcam and a 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, and other interfaces also include WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, and micro USB.
Nokia Lumia 900 supported network standards have GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA. 850/900/1900 and LTE 700/1700/2100. Apart from that, the Windows phone is powered by a 1830mAh rechargeable battery.
At present, AT&T has started accepting the pre-orders of Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone for 99.99 USD with 2-year voice agreement, while the no commitment price is $449.99 USD. If you’re interested, jump toAT&T official site for more details.
The new Nokia Lumia 900 would be coming to AT&T between the 8th and 9th of April, although this was not confirmed by AT&T until now.
Whilst there is no official press release out yet, AT&T have confirmed to Cnet that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in stores and online from the 8th of April.
The Lumia 900 will be available for $99.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier and it features a single core 1.4GHz processor, plus a 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Other Nokia Lumia 900 specifications on the handset include Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, plus a front facing 1 megapixel camera, a rear facing 8 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, 16GB of built in storage, WiFi and 4G LTE.
Are you guys looking forward to getting your hands on the Nokia Lumia 900? According to AT&T’s website, the device has been listed as “coming soon”, and an alleged leaked AT&T roadmap has apparently set the Lumia 900 for an 18th of March launch. However according a report by BGR, one of their trusted sources has recently revealed to them that the device will be delayed and will not be meeting that launch date after all.
Apparently the delay is due to the Lumia 900 having yet to receive technical acceptance, and will be seeing a launch on the 22nd of April instead. The good news is that reportedly the price point remains the same at $99.99, making it a pretty affordable and value for money device when it eventually launches on AT&T’s network with 4G LTE connectivity.
Since none of this can be verified and AT&T has yet to step forward and announce the device’s launch date officially, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt for now, but given that the 18th of March is less than a week away, we guess we can wait and see if the rumor pans out.
Nokia’s 808 PureView smartphone was announced yesterday, and the Symbian Belle smartphone features one of the highest resolution cameras to be found in a mobile device with a 41 megapixel sensor.
Nokia has now released some sample photos taken with the 41 megapixel camera on the Nokia 808 PureView, which you can see a couple of below.
You can see the images in full resolution over at Nokia’s website, and the full resolution ones look very impressive, they were just a bit large to put on the site as each one is around 10MB or more in size.