At this year’s Microsoft BUILD conference we’re likely to see the following device appear for the first time. Taking on many of the newest specifications outlined at MWC 2014 for Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 630 arrives with a 4.5-inch display with WVGA resolution and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 under the hood. This device will also appear with a chassis that’s thinner than the Lumia 920 while sitting at a height that’s essentially equal to the older phone.
Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone offerings come in a variety of flavors, each similar to the other but unique in their own ways. Among them all is what appears to be an upcoming budget handset option, the Nokia Lumia 630, which has had a few specifications leak on the Chinese website Baidu.
Nokia keeps hacking away at the so-called next billion mobile users, and now the Finnish company wants to get them hooked up to the cloud with the new Asha 230 and Nokia 220. Fresh to MWC 2014, the Asha 230 brings features familiar from the existing Asha touchscreen line to an even lower point of entry, price-wise, while the Nokia 220 has a more traditional form-factor but is also the company's cheapest ever device to include cellular data.
It would appear that the fabled Nokia Lumia upgrade (larger than the Lumia 925, that is) may be just around the corner as the company itself suggests "something BIG" is on the way. With nothing more than a single NOKIA logo on orange and a teaser ringing up with "we can't tell you what it is yet", it certainly could be something we've never heard of or seen before. But with the device itself appearing in China through radio certification just last week, you'll be keen to bet on it.
UPDATE: Yeah that's pretty much a lock.
Nokia has announced its Q2 2013 financial results, with the company selling 7.4m Lumia Windows Phones though still making a €115m ($151m) loss in the three month period. The company improved on Q1, according to the full results [pdf link] released today, when losses reached €150m, and smartphone sales are up 21-percent quarter-on-quarter, though down 27-percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 last week, and right on schedule, AT&T has flipped the switch on pre-orders for the new device that packs in a 41MP camera. The carrier is accepting them now on their website, and you have your choice of color, as long as your favorite color is either yellow, black, or white.
It's time to get wrapped with the Nokia Lumia 1020, protecting the device's massive 41-megapixel camera lens with a cap in an official Nokia-made leather case. This lovely case appears for now to be coming in just a natural light leather color, but with Nokia's aim to keep the smartphone world colorful, we must assume the line will expand once things get a bit more official. At the moment this casing takes on the form of the phone as well - real simple.
Nokia's Lumia 1020 PureView smartphone will bring its 41-megapixel camera to the UK in September, according to one retailer, potentially two months after the Windows Phone goes on sale in the US. The UK release has been tipped by the Carphone Warehouse - though the retailer warns that it's subject to change along the way - as right near the end of Nokia's promised "this quarter" sales schedule.
Nokia isn't leaving adoption of the Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel PureView camera up to chance, pairing its new Imaging SDK with a hackathon to encourage innovative uses of the oversampling and lossless zoom system. The new Windows Phone, revealed yesterday after a cavalcade of leaks, will support more advanced photography than most any smartphone on the market today out of the box, but now Nokia is calling for suggestions as to how to make it even more flexible, as part of its Nokia Future Capture program.