Nokia has unveiled the much-rumored Lumia 2520 tablet today. The device comes in a range of matte and glossy colors, and offers about what you might expect from a tablet in the Lumia range. The most prominent feature here is easily the cameras, which are more akin to what you might find on a mid-range smart phone than your average tablet.
In a development that would seem to bring a whole new meaning to the term Lightning charger, Nokia and the University of Southampton claim to have used simulated lightning to charge a Nokia Lumia 925 mobile phone. A University press release states that a 200,000 V was "sent" across a 30 cm gap with the light and heat generated supposedly similar to that of a lightning strike. But is there really any cause for excitement, or are we merely witnessing special effects?
Featuring Windows Phone 8, Nokia's Lumia line of devices are the flagship phones for Microsoft. If you’re invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, adding a Lumia or other Windows Phone 8 completes the circle quite nicely. If you’re moving from a feature phone, Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone to Windows Phone, here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Nokia has announced that it will sell "substantially all of its Devices & Services business and license its patents to Microsoft." The €5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion) deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2014.
If you thought Facebook
was only good for spamming you with Farmville updates and showing you what your high school classmates ate for lunch, think again. The social network just teamed up with a consortium of other tech big-wigs to form Internet.org, an organization dedicated to bringing the internet to the two-thirds of the world that is still without it.
It's almost hard to believe that, just a few years ago, many of us used to tote around point-and-shoot cameras and
smartphones. How things have changed. Today the smartphone camera has evolved to the point where it's the main camera for many amateur photographers around the world. So it makes sense that more serious camera phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
and the new Nokia Lumia 1020
would start popping up. Let's take a look at how the specs (and other features) of the two hybrid devices measure up.
During the last few years, smartphone cameras have steadily improved. But every now and then a product comes along that doesn't have the patience for steady evolution. Nokia's new Lumia 1020, for example, takes the current 13-megapixel benchmark of phones like the Galaxy S4
, and blows that spec out of the water. This Windows Phone 8 handset isn't messing around, rocking an impressive 41-megapixel sensor.
sure are fun. But the smartphone market is inching closer to saturation in the countries that care the most about the high-end. That will leave much of the market’s future growth coming from emerging countries where the focus isn't necessarily on the latest announcement from Apple, Samsung, or HTC
. Nokia is already a big player in these markets, but it’s hoping to take the next step with its new Asha 501 smartphone.
The partership between Nokia and Windows Phone hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. But it has produced some sharp phones in the Lumia series
. Their most distinctive feature? That would probably be their colorful polycarbonate designs. But you can kiss that goodbye, at least for now. Nokia’s new Lumia 925 is all aluminum – maybe taking a cue or three from the iPhone 5
and HTC One
The 2013 Mobile World Congress
(MWC) is in full swing right now with all the big players showing off their latest smartphones and mobile technology. But while companies like LG
are rolling out smart devices with a wide range of features, Nokia arrived with a stripped-down cell phone aimed at the budget-conscious consumer. The recently announced Nokia 105 mobile phone will retail for €15 (about US$20) and feature a battery that only needs charging once a month.