Monday, February 25, 2013
Nokia Announces New Phones, Apps, Partnerships at Mobile World
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Today at Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced four new devices
available in low price points, while Nokia's HERE location suite
becomes available for non-Nokia phones in the Windows Phone
ecosystem. Nokia also announced new developer and enterprise
"The momentum behind Nokia is gathering pace. The launches today
reflect our commitment to broadening our devices and services
portfolio to meet the demands of people and businesses around the
globe," said Stephen Elop, President and Chief Executive Officer of
"By offering better experiences at a more affordable price we are
reinventing the battle for affordable mobile devices, and Nokia has
the building blocks to win."
Nokia's Windows Phone 8 portfolio already includes the Lumia 620,
820, and flagship 920. Today, in an effort to put more phones into
more people's hands around the globe, the company said it?s adding
two new models to its Lumia lineup: the 520 and 720.
The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high-end camera performance at a
mid-range price point. It is equipped with a large f/1.9 aperture
and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and an HD-quality, wide-angle
front-facing camera. The stylish smartphone comes with the latest
high-end Nokia Lumia experiences, including Nokia Music, the HERE
location suite, and the option to add wireless charging with a
snap-on wireless charging cover.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes in five colors, with an estimated
starting price of €249 before taxes and subsidies. Rollout is
planned to start in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in Q1 2013,
before continuing into broader markets in Q2, including China as
well as key markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and India.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8
smartphone. It features the same digital camera lenses found on the
flagship Nokia Lumia 920, a 4-inch touchscreen, Nokia Music for
free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated
starting price of €139, before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out
is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before
expanding broadly in Q2 to markets in Europe, Asia - including
China and India - Latin America and Africa. The Nokia Lumia 520 is
also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile.
Nokia also announced that China Mobile would bring the Nokia Lumia
720 and the Nokia Lumia 520 to China.
Nokia also unveiled the Nokia 105, its most affordable phone to
date, and the Nokia 301, for more affordable Internet and email
access, and camera experiences inspired by Nokia Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia 105 is the ideal device for the first-time phone buyer,
featuring a color screen with clear menus and essentials like FM
radio; multiple alarm clocks; speaking clock; a dust and
splash-proof, pillowed key pad; and a flashlight. Its durability
and up to 35-day battery life.
The Nokia 105 is available in black and cyan for a recommended
price of €15. It is planned to start rolling out in Q1 2013
and is expected to be gradually expanded to in China, Egypt, India,
Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa,
Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The colorful Nokia 301 delivers elegant design and a bold color
palette, with a 3.5G Internet connection and Nokia Xpress Browser
preloaded for up to 90 percent more data efficiency. It is the most
affordable Nokia device to offer video streaming and also comes
with new smart camera features.
The Nokia 301 is available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and
white for a recommended price of €65. It is planned to start
rolling out in Q2 2013 and is expected to be available in more than
120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East
and Latin America.
Nokia also announced that while HERE will continue to offer first
and best experiences on Lumia, HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE
Transit would become available for non-Nokia Windows Phone
smartphones in selected markets.
The new HERE Maps come with LiveSight, Nokia's set of
augmented-reality technologies. LiveSight uses "sight" as a
fundamentally new way to discover and navigate the world,
recognizing what people see through their phone's camera and
layering that view with relevant, place-based information.
LiveSight also powers Place Tag, a new digital lens introduced for
Lumia today. Combining Nokia's unique capabilities in location and
imaging, Place Tag adds location stamps to photos with relevant
information about pictured places.
Nokia announced that with more than 130 000 applications now
available on Windows Phone, it is opening up its APIs in imaging,
location and music to encourage developers build applications for
Lumia. New apps from Burton, GoPro and FourSquare are already
taking advantage of these opportunities, while Nokia announced a
new cooperation with Dreamworks Animations SKG. The cooperation
will see Dreamworks developers use Nokia APIs to deliver
interactive entertainment experiences, exclusively for Nokia
devices, starting from the second half of 2013.
Finally, Nokia and Microsoft are sharpening their focus on bringing
business customers from competitor platforms to Windows Phone using
the combined strength of Windows Phone 8 and the appeal of Nokia
Lumia smartphones. Nokia confirmed operators including Everything
Everywhere, Elisa, Orange, Telstra and Vodafone are ranging Nokia
Lumia smartphones as their business hero devices.
Nokia Lumia 720
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8
- Networks: WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- Speed: 3G HSPA+ (21Mbps)
- Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8 GB mass memory, support for microSD cards up to 64GB, 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- Display: 4” IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors,
2D hardened glass, super sensitive touch for fingernail and glove use
- Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon™
- Camera: 5Mpix autofocus, video recording HD 720p 30fps
- Size: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm* (*volume thickness)
- Weight: 124g
- Connectivity: WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Integrated A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro USB with charging, USB 2.0 High Speed
- Battery: 1430mAh
- Audio: single digital microphone, 3.5mm AV connector, MP3 player
- Colours: Yellow, red, cyan, white and black
- Talk time: up to 9.6 hours (on 3G)
- Standby time: up to 360 hours
- GSM/EDGE: 850 (5)/900 (8)/1800 (3)/1900 (2) MHz
- WCDMA: 850 (5)/900 (8)/1900 (2)/2100 (1) MHz
- HSPA+: 21 Mbps, (Cat 14)
OS: Windows Phone 8, GDR1
CPU: MSM8227, 1.0 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 8 GB + microSD Card Slot
Display: 4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Glass, Super Sensitive Touch
- Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps
- Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)
Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n, µUSB, BT 3.0, 3D Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, Automatic Light Sensor. (No Gyroscope).
Battery: 2000 mAh battery + Wireless Charging Cover Accessory; standby 520hrs, talk time 13.5hrs
Audio: 2 HAAC (high-amplitude audio capture) mics, HD Voice (wideband audio, noise cancellation)
Size: 127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm
- Gloss: White
- Matte: Red, Yellow, Cyan & Black
- System: Dual band, EGSM 900/1800
- Size/weight: 107 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm; 70 g (including battery)
- Display: 1.45” 65k Colour TFT Display
- Memory: 8MB ROM
- Connectivity: 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV Connector
- Battery: standby time: up to 35 days; talk time: up to 12.5 hours
- *headset required.
- System: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900
- Size & weight: 114 x 50 x 12.5 mm; 102g
- Display: 2.4” QVGA TFT colour display
- Memory: Up to 256MB, 64MB RAM (plus up to 32GB microSD card)
- Connectivity: 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV Connector, Bluetooth 3.0
- Single SIM – standby 2G/3G: 37/39days,
- Dual SIM – standby 2G/3G: 31/34days
- Talk time – 2G/3G = 20/6hrs