The Nokia Lumia range was launched on Wednesday morning at the annual Nokia World event in London. Along with the Asha range of budget Series 40 phones for the next billion internet users, Stephen Elop’s company unveiled the Lumia 710 and the flagship 800. This announcement would be the most important event in the history of Nokia. Symbian was seen by many as a disaster (THE FONT!) and MeeGo only appeared on one device before becoming Tizen. For Microsoft it was important as well. Windows Phone 7 has been well received, but has failed to gain traction in the overcrowded (by Android) smartphone market. Together they could rejuvenate both their brands with affordable, premium devices, full support, backing and promotion from networks and a multi-million pound ad campaign everywhere you look.
And that’s exactly what they’ve done.
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The keynote is over, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is official and Ice Cream Sandwich finally has a version number, but how does it all look?
Firstly, the phone. The Super AMOLED HD 1280 x 720 16:9 screen sounds fantastic, even if at the mahoosive size of 4.65 inches. The 8.49mm deep handset houses a full gigabyte of RAM, a 1.2GHz Texas Instruments dual core chip and 2 cameras. The 1.3MP front shooter is standard fare but one expects better than a 5MP lens on the back, especially in comparison to the fantastic cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S II, Nokia N8 and of course the iPhone 4S. An NFC chip is incorporated for Android Beam tap-to-share and of course Google Wallet whenever it launches on this side of the pond. The phone will ship with Android 4.0 and will come in both LTE and HSPA+ variants, depending on location and demand. No pricing has been announced, but NTT DoCoMo will be carrying the phone in Japan along with it being another Verizon exclusive stateside if earlier leaks are to be believed.
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Hi guys/occasional girl.
I’m the ‘cool’ one here. I mostly just hate on Symbian and RIM’s shares but I harbour a secret love for Bada, despite not actually knowing what it is. While the others work hard, I’ll be bringing you hilarity and of course more ways to see breasts on the internet because I’m a teenager.
Nice meeting you.
BTW I ❤ Linux.
This is Digixav. My name is Xavier, and I am the editor and founder of this very blog. Along with some friends from school, I am starting a tech blog written and run by teenagers. All of our contributors are tech-mad and very opinionated which will become obvious in our blog posts. We will provide a mixture of news, analysis, liveblogs and reviews when time (and cash flow) permits and we hope that you enjoy our material. We strongly encourage you to debate with us in the comments and on Twitter (@Digixav) and we hope to be your go-to site for tech news, reviews and opinion over the coming months.
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