Nokia Lumia 610 launched with price tag of ₹12,999

Posted on July 6, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , , , , |

Nokia has launched the long awaited entry level phone of its Windows Phone based Lumia series.

Nokia has launched itsentry level phone of the Windows Phone operating system based Lumia series. Called the Lumia 610, the phone is priced at Rs 12,999.
The phone announced back inthe month of February during the Mobile World Congress, and India is one of the first country to get the phone.

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Nokia Lumia 610 to be launched in India tomorrow for ₹ 11,000

Posted on July 5, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , |

Nokia’s Lumia 610 will be based on Windows Phone Tango OS, which is expected to be an affordable smartphone.

Finnish mobile and smartphone manufacturer Nokia had announced the cheapest Windows Phone based Lumia 610 smartphone back in the month of February during the Mobile World Congress, and now (more…)

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Nokia Tops mobile Sales, Samsung leads Smartphone pack: CMR Report

Posted on July 4, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , |

CyberMedia Research’s report – India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review for 1Q 2012, which was released yesterday, reveals that that the mobile handset market in the country achieved a maverick sales figure of 50.2 million units in the period January – March 2012, plotting a 9.1 percent year-on-year growth. The report states that Finnish manufacturer Nokia (more…)

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Nokia 808 PureView Gets new Firmware Update

Posted on June 22, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , |

First firmware update for the Nokia 808 PureView device brings several bug fixes and under the hoodchanges with slew of new improvements.

Nokia’s new camera centric flagship device – 808 PureView smartphone has received its first firmware update. This new firmware update for Nokia 808 PureView brings several under the hood bug fixes along with very few easily visible improvements.

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Nokia Gives Project ‘Meltemi’ The Boot

Posted on June 17, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , |

Sources close to All Things D have confirmed that the Nokia will be abandoning project ‘Meltemi ’, a low-cost, Linux-based OS that would eventually replace S40 and provide even budget handsets with smartphone capabilities. The OS was never publicly confirmed nor denied by Nokia, however Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, did say that they were ending some projects after the recent restructuring of the company. Meltemi was supposed to a part of the MeeGo development program, but since their ceasing active work on that as well, we really don’t think Meltemi has any chance. Nokia’s focus right now is on howto build the company backup for the modern times were touchscreen Android phones are dominating the market. They are relying heavily on Microsoft to deliver on the software part as Tango could be one of the hooks needed to pull in the masses. Their high-end phones based on Apollo have yet to prove themselves as Nokia has the hardware, it’s just the software that’s lacking.
Nokia seems to be working on a major overhaul of company structure and cleaning house . In a recent announcement, as a cost cutting measure, Nokia decided to render about 10,000 of their employed work force redundant. The number includes those in their global workforce. Mary McDowell, who has been leading Nokia’s low-end phone business is amongthe executives leaving the company as part of aleadership shuffle. Nokia is beginning the process of engaging with employee representatives in accordance with country-specific legal requirements. In further action to help improve their current state, the company has also agreedto terms for EQT VI, partof the leading private equity group in Northern Europe to acquire Vertu. Nokia’s Vertu brand has been one of the global leaders in luxury mobile phones for a long time. The transaction, the terms of which are confidential, is expected to close during the second half of 2012, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. Nokia will retain a 10 percent minority shareholding in Vertu.
Richard Kerris, who helpslead Nokia’s efforts with developers, said “We have awesome products in the pipeline, and our developers are going to love them.” While we don’t doubt that the company has some good products in the pipeline, we aren’t too sure aboutthe developers being excited bit.

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Nokia 808 PureView Launched in India for ₹ 33,899

Posted on June 13, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , , |

This is one of the most anticipated phone of this year which has a humongous 41 megapixel camera.

Nokia’s most anticipated smartphone – the Nokia 808 PureView, has been launched in India. The smartphone whichhas a humongous 41 megapixel camera is available from today for users to buy. Nokia has also tied up with the Airtel under which the teleco is offering the handset with some bundled offer.
The Nokia PureView 808 smartphone features a single-core 1.3 GHz mobile processorwith 512 MB RAM. The 41 megapixel camera in Nokia 808 incorporates a new technology called PureView which is jointly developed by Nokia and Carl Zeiss. Bearing the f/2.8 aperture, the 41 megapixel camera will come with Xenon flash and promises7728x5354 resolution images in 16:9 formats.
With the new PureView Pro imaging technology, the company has managed to use a technique of over-sampling for crystal-clear and noise-less 5 megapixel images. The imaging capability of Nokia 808is further aided by the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)which uses a special algorithmwhich combines seven different pixels in to a one better pixel.
The camera of Nokia 808 PureView also supports up to 4x digital zoom without compromising on the quality. It also allows capturing full 1080p HD videos at 30 framesper second with up to 3x zoom while for the 720p HD resolution one can go up to 6x zoom.
Nokia 808 will come with Symbian Belle feature pack 1 operating system and will alsofeature Dolby Mobile Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback. Nokia has packed a 1400 mAh battery which promises 11 hours of battery life on EDGE and 6.5 hours of battery life on 3G networks.

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Future Nokia Mobilephones Will Be Waterproof

Posted on May 30, 2012. Filed under: Mobile, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , |

With the use of Nano technology, Finnish mobile manufacturing giant wants to make all its handsets waterproof so as to enhance its life and usability as well.

Nokia will soon be announcing its new range of Pureview and Lumia series of handsets but that’s not all Nokia is working on at the moment. The Finnish handset giant is working on the implementation of the Superhydrophobic technology that is known to repel water with its handsets.
With the use of this technology, Nokia aims at making the future handsets including Lumia and Pureview smartphones waterproof. While making devices waterproof will certainly be a big advantage as it will allow users to use mobiles even when it’s raining hard but along with that the adoption ofthis technology will surely enhance the life of the devices.
Conor Pierce, vice president of Nokia Western Europe, while explaining it to the Somobile of UK, said,”Superhydrophobic technologymakes water bounce, it stops it, rolls it off the device and leaves it water impregnant. That’s the magic, that’s what we’re going to bring to the party.”
Although work is underway, Nokia is still not ready to comment on when this waterproofing technology will be implemented in its mobile phones. Although many manufacturers like Motorola have tried and have successfully managed to create water resistant devices but creating something that is waterproof would be a giant leap ahead.

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Facebook In Talks To Buy Opera

Posted on May 30, 2012. Filed under: Mobile, Technology | Tags: , , , , |

Facebook is looking to buy mobile browser maker Opera for approximately 1 billion dollar. This will give Facebook access to 170 million Opera users.

Facebook, which is reportedly making a smartphone of its own to give users a better experience of the social network, is now eyeing the popular Opera mobile web browser. So if indeed Facebook successfully buys the Opera browser, which is hailed for its less bandwidth consuming nature, it may create a smartphone with an almost near perfect integration of the social network.
Opera’s makes popular Opera Mini browser which has over 170 million users currently, the company is based out of Norway. Facebook, which has till now failed to make money from increased traffic to its platform from mobile phones, is now reportedly trying to buy the mobile browser maker for $1 billion.
The benefit for Facebook will be multifold; Opera will give Facebook the ability to enhance its limited mobile experience, help it make money from the surging mobile tariff.
Facebook will also be in a position to attract and retain developers who are leaving its platform for the lack of a mobile platform.
Opera also has extensive tie-ups with operators acrossthe globe which is another factor that will help Facebook.
Some analysts have also suggested that Facebook could also be looking at buying Nokia or Blackberry maker RIM. Facebook is flush with cash after its recent IPO and may look at buying Nokia for $10 billion or RIM for $6 billion. However this seems to be pure speculation rather than a credible piece of information.

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No Skype, Angry Birds, PES 2012 On Lumia 610 – potential Deal Breaker?

Posted on May 28, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , , , , |

Popular apps, such as Angry Birds, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, Skype and even video calling app, Tango have been refusing to install on Nokia’s Lumia 610 smartphone causing concerns over Microsoft’s claims that close to 95 percent of the apps in the market would work on low-end devices.

Windows Phone Apps had posted a hands-on video of the new Nokia Lumia 610 and while the handset was smooth in overall navigation and functionality giving an indication that and 800 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM was more thanenough, it had some major problems installing popular applications. Microsoft had mentioned earlier that only 5 percent of the apps from the market would be incompatible with low-end, budget handsets, but if these 5 percent of apps are surmounting to the most popular ones, then that’sdefinitely not good news.

For those not in the know, here is a quick rundown on the specifications of the Nokia Lumia 610 once again: Display: 3.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels Processor: 800 Mhz single core Camera: 5 MP camera Video resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps Internal memory: 8GB RAM: 256 MB USB 2.0 high-speed through micro USB connector NFC 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 EDR Battery: 1300 mAh

In the current scenario, apps are slowly, but surely gaining a lot of importance for those wanting to get more out of their smartphones. There are chances that developers might need toinclude ‘256 MB of RAM’ devices in their minimum requirement list, but chances that the Apps may not be supported altogether, are pretty high. Games like Angry Birds definitely do not laythe benchmark for what may or may not be termed as a smartphone;but if these apps do not work, they could be a potential concern for those wanting to buy the Lumia 610 and other similar low-budget, WP7 smartphones. We’re stillgiving Microsoft the benefit of doubt, here asthere could plenty of reasons why the apps aren’t working at present. However, if these and other popular apps are permanently unsupported, they may be a potential deal breaker.

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Next: Nokia Lumia Pureview?

Posted on May 26, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , , , |

Not necessarily 41 megapixel but Nokia is working on more devices with the Pureview technology for the future.

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, which is set to launch its 41 megapixel camera bearing Pureview 808 smartphone in India, could launch a slew of handsets withthe famous Pureview technology.

This was hinted by Vesa Jutila, the head of product marketing for the 808 Pureview. Jutila, while talking to Engadget, said that there was plenty more high-spec digital imaging products in the pipeline.
Now since Nokia is parting ways Symbian Nokia with Symbian and after that only the Lumia range of smartphones are left with Nokia, a partnership of Pureview and Lumia devices thus could be expected.
Nokia Pureview technology allows camera phone devices to have a high resolution sensor and take some brilliantly detailed image, while manufacturers can do away with several things like the optical zoom as some resolution can be sacrificed without a considerable loss in quality of image and it would also save a lot of space on the devices.
But what the future hold for the devices is still uncertain and will only be known once the company shared more details about it.

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