Aluminum case uses metal band design, adds snap-on plastic covers
Nokia has formally revealed the Lumia 925 at its London press event this morning. Previously rumored under the project name of Catwalk and leaked yesterday, the aluminum-clad smartphone with a "unique metal band design" is being promoted with its 8.7-megapixel PureView smart camera with IOS and Carl Zeiss optics and flash as its main focal point.
Catwalk smartphone with aluminum case tipped for unveiling
An image reported to be of the Lumia 925 has appeared online, just one day before Nokia's London-based press event. The leaked photograph comes at the same time as Nokia starts to tease a new smartphone via advertisements on British TV, seemingly showing a device that could possibly be the long-rumored Lumia 'Catwalk.'
Second Lumia 928 camera test uses model helicopter, image stabilization
Nokia has formally unveiled the Lumia 928, headed to Verizon as a network-exclusive. The smartphone, previously leaked through a billboard and an advertisement in Vanity Fair, has been revealed before its expected launch event in London on May 14th, with the phone manufacturer keen to continue promoting its 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash with another test video.
Rollercoaster ride used to demonstrate low-light capabilities
Nokia is continuing to tease its impending launch of the Lumia 928, by comparing its camera against that of the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. A video on the Nokia website using footage from the three phones claims to show how the 8.7-megapixel PureView camera stands up to those found in competing handsets in low-light conditions.
London launch to feature two phones, including aluminum-coated Catwalk
Another confirmation for the existence of the Nokia Lumia 928 has surfaced, in the guise of a magazine advertisement. The promotion in Vanity Fair and accompanying product page arrives at the same time as rumors that the Lumia 928 will not be the only device launched at a Nokia media event being held in London on May 14th.
Nokia aiming to create a 'hero' Windows Phone, camera a differentiator
Nokia CFO Timo Ihamuotila has talked up the rumored forthcoming Lumia 928 as a ‘hero’ device, suggesting that the Finnish handset maker is aiming to directly target new handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Speaking to analysts following the company’s Q1 results, which featured upbeat Lumia sales, Ihamuotila and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that Nokia is working on exclusivity agreements with carriers in the US and the UK to help give the phone a headline billing. Nokia has a special launch event scheduled for the official reveal of the aluminum-claddevice in London on May 14, where it also aims to pitch the photographic capabilities of its latest flagship Windows Phone 8 device.
Instant messenger connects to Yahoo, adds location broadcasting
Nokia has updated its instant-messaging service for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8-based Lumias and Asha smartphones. Previously used on Symbian and Series 40 devices before being replaced by Ovi services, Nokia Chat refreshes the app with a modern interface, along with a number of other social aspects as seen in other messaging systems.
New Lumia device expected to be revealed at event
Phone manufacturer Nokia is holding an event in the United Kingdom, where it is expected to unveil a new Lumia device. Invitations sent out to members of the media for the event on May 14 in London provides little in the way of clues for what will be shown, but it does use the taglines "See What's Next" and "The Nokia Lumia story continues."
Rumored phone has aluminum body, similar styling to Lumia 920
Nokia may be launching the Lumia 928 in May, with Verizon set to be the target carrier in the United States for the spiritual successor to the Lumia 920, according to a report. The phone, leaked earlier with a metal body instead of polycarbonate, will appear on the carrier complete with a 4.5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera, and wireless charging capabilities.
Nokia shows positive signs with Lumia sales up 27 percent
Nokia has published its Q1 2013 interim report revealing that its operating income reached $7.7 billion for the period January through to the end of March. Importantly, in signs that its Lumia smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS is beginning to gain traction, the Finnish company reported its Lumia sales were up 27 percent over the previous quarter. For the first time its Lumia smartphones cracked the 5 million mark, selling 5.6 million units in total.
Nokia aiming for greater high-end market share with aluminum 'Catwalk'
The first purported images of the long-rumored aluminum Nokia Lumia smartphone codenamed ‘Catwalk’ have appeared in the wild. The photos surfaced on the Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo. The device takes design cues from the current Lumia range, but wraps the device in an aluminum shell instead of the polycarbonate that currently features on Nokia’s Windows Phone Lumia smartphone range.
Windows Phone 8 smartphone includes Cinemagraph, Here apps
T-Mobile will be bringing the Nokia Lumia 521 to the United States, sometime in May. The entry-level Windows Phone 8 handset, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Lumia 520 unveiled by the manufacturer at Mobile World Congress in February, will be able to connect to T-Mobile's 4G network.
Nokia chief stays noncommittal on premium Lumia model
Nokia chief Stephen Elop wanted to talk about the company's new low-cost Lumia handsets, but he wound up tossing about competitor devices and dodging questions about premium Lumia models. Appearing on commercial TV station MTV3 in Finland, Elop encountered persistent questioning from Hjallis Harkimo, the show's host. Harkimo wanted to know when a rumored premium Lumia model — the Lumia 928 — would be coming out, and he wouldn't take no for an answer.
Lumia range additions, phones for developing markets
Yesterday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia announced the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 smartphones, alongside the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 mobiles aimed towards customers in developing countries. Electronista braced against the crowds to try out the new devices destined for mid-range and budget-based markets, and came away from the Nokia booth pleasantly surprised.
Phone for emerging markets to cost 15 euros at launch
Nokia used its press conference at Mobile World Congress to show off four new handsets. Both the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 smartphones continue the company line of Windows Phone devices, while the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 are budget-aimed devices with limited functionality, but offer a good value to potential customers in emerging markets.
Windows Phone 8 handsets said to include 41MP version
Details relating to a number of smartphones that could be announced by Nokia at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month have leaked. Mobile phone going by the names Lumia 1000, Lumia 720, and Lumia 520 have been discovered at various places online, all of which appear to be Windows Phone 8 devices.
Unlimited Mix downloads, included song lyrics
Nokia is introducing an upgrade option to its Music service, with minor service improvements given in exchange for a subscription bringing it in line with premium-tier offerings from other services like Spotify. Nokia Music+ will expand on the existing free Mix Radio service by offering access away from Nokia handsets, the removal of download limits, and an improvement of sound quality.
Quarterly profit significant improvement to $1.2B loss in Q4 2011
Nokia made a profit of €439 million ($585 million) in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to recently released financial reports. Full year results for 2012 saw that the losses in previous quarters still puts the company at an overall loss of €2.3 billion ($3 billion), despite the Lumia-based sales uptick seen in the last quarter.
Drawings allow easy production of user-developed casings
Nokia has released files suitable for use in 3D printers to build interchangeable casings for its Lumia 820 smartphone. The "3DK" comes with the files needed for printing, as well as guidance on was materials should be used for the case, suggestions on how to create a unique case, and best practices for the project.
Lumia sales reach 4.4 million, up from 2.9 million in Q3
Nokia has revealed that it's Devices & Services division has "exceeded expectations," in its preliminary fourth-quarter results report. The section "achieved underlying profitability" in the quarter, with both its Mobile Phones business unit and Lumia portfolio gave better than expected results, while operating expenses turned out lower than initially estimated.
Metal body to help Nokia compete with iPhone
Nokia is allegedly planning a line of Lumia Windows Phone handsets for 2013, with at least one device having a metallic body. A rumor suggests that at least one of the new handsets will eschew the polycarbonate in favor of aluminum, with a handset codenamed Catwalk to be both lighter and thinner than the handset it will succeed: the Lumia 920.
Lumia 510 released in India, Lumia 505 in Mexico
Nokia has reportedly started to roll out Windows Phone 7.8 to some of its handsets. At the same time as the mobile operating system upgrade to some of the company's handsets, Nokia has also launched the Lumia 505 in Mexico, and the Lumia 510 in India, both of which will launch with Windows Phone 7.8 out of the box.
Server details show upgrades for multiple regions, carriers
Windows Phone updates for a number of Nokia handsets have appeared on the company's servers. The upgrade from Windows Phone 7.5 to 7.8 for the Lumia 610, Lumia 710, and Lumia 900 have been sighted on the server, complete with region-specific versions for each handset, though a formal update has yet to be announced.
Black Friday deal knocks Lumia 920 to $50
[Update: promotion is limited to certain states] AT&T revealed its "Black Friday" sales specials today, dropping the price on Nokia's Lumia 920 to just $50 on contract. In order to make up the difference in price for early adopters, who paid $100 for the device, the carrier also appears to be crediting those customers' accounts $50.
First Windows Phone 8 devices arrive at Verizon on Tuesday
First AT&T, and now Verizon has dated its version of Nokia's Lumia 820, the Lumia 822. The handset can now be pre-ordered, as promised just yesterday, but Verizon just revealed it will ship by Tuesday, November 13. It will cost $99 on a two-year voice and data plan, which is twice as much as it costs at AT&T.
Windows Phone 8 handsets to debut on Verizon
An announcement from Verizon today tipped customers off to the availability of Windows Phone 8 handsets on the nation's largest carrier, with the Lumia 822 from Nokia and HTC's Windows Phone 8X going up for pre-order November 9 at 1 a.m. EST. The two new smartphones will be the first Windows Phone 8 models to appear on the nation's largest carrier. They'll both come with a number of built-in Verizon apps, such as VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant Plus, and a number of sports apps.
Lumia 920 will cost just $100 on two-year AT&T contract, include charging pad
AT&T on Tuesday officially revealed the priced and ship dates of three Windows Phone 8-powered handsets. Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 will cost $99 on a two-year contract, which is $50 less than Nokia itself indicated just yesterday. What's more, the price of entry includes a wireless charging pad.
High-end Lumia to run $599 off contract
The mobile page for Nokia's Lumia 920 smartphone has confirmed prior indications of the Lumia 920's pricing. The phone had previously been priced at $150 in pre-sales at Best Buy and eBay, and Nokia's mobile page for the smartphone confirmed that pricing today. The page -- which has since been altered -- showed Windows Phone 8's trademark tiled interface, with the top tile showing the $150 price tag for the forthcoming phone.
Verizon teases Lumia 822 is coming soon for $100 on contract
Verizon has made its Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone official recently, pricing it at $100 on a two-year contract. The handset is basically the CDMA version of the Lumia 820 and runs on Windows Phone 8. Verizon's EVDO Rev.A and 4G LTE network is supported with the 822, which is only said to arrive soon at Verizon.
Words With Friends to join the platform in the future
Draw Something, the popular game created by OMGPOP and owned by Zynga, is now out for Windows Phones [Store]. Though it has only just been released on the Microsoft platform, long after appearing on iOS and Android, it will be exclusive to the Lumia range of Nokia handsets for a two month period.
Nokia pushes WP7 handsets into developing economies with Lumia 510
Nokia is making good on its promise to introduce Lumia devices powered by the Windows Phone mobile OS at the lower-end of the smartphone segment as it targets developing markets. The Lumia 510 running WP7 (Mango) can be purchased for just $200 as the Finnish company tries to drive wider adoption of its smartphones. The handset will go on sale in India, South America, China, and other parts of Asia from November.
Lumis 920 training videos leak online
The Nokia Lumia 920 will allegedly be exclusive to AT&T for a six-month period. If true, this would see the carrier continuing to be the sole US source of higher-end Nokia handsets, following its exclusivity agreement for the Lumia 900 that has ran since March. AT&T representatives are also being trained through a number of training videos that have also leaked online.
Nokia flagship wrapped in mystery even as release nears
Electronista is on site in New York at AT&T's Unwrapped 2012 event, where the carrier and assorted manufacturers are showing off the latest phones, tablets, and other connected gadgets that will be released over the next few months. We got to spend a short bit of time with Nokia's Lumia 920, which will be coming to AT&T in November after the launch of Windows Phone 8. From what we could see, the 920 looks to be a solid offering, but Nokia 's keeping the device under pretty tight wraps even as its release appears.
Both WP8 handsets released in US for holiday season
AT&T has confirmed it will be offering the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 on its network. The carrier has lined up both handsets for a launch in November, later than previously speculated. As part of the launch, AT&T has also confirmed that both the WP8 flagship and mid-range smartphones will run on its high-speed 4G LTE network.
Elop: Nokia has WP8 rights beyond others, even Microsoft
Even with rumors of a Microsoft smartphone surfacing again, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop believes the Finnish smartphone maker will be able to distinguish its Lumia line of Windows Phone 8 devices and provide a WP8 experience that no other manufacturers can match, including Microsoft. Elop's comments came as part of an interview with GigaOM, one in which the Nokia CEO noted that Nokia's bet on the Windows Phone platform had netted the phone maker some permissions particular to Nokia. Those permissions, as well as Nokia's years of research into smartphone technologies, give Elop confidence that, should Microsoft roll out its own smartphone, Nokia's position in the WP8 segment will be largely unaffected.
Nokia’s anticipated Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphones have been given official pricing and release dates in Russia, Germany and Italy so far. When the devices were launched in early September, Nokia made the surprising decision to omit details on pricing and availability. Although U.S. pricing or availability is still to come, indicative pricing and launch availability for the key North American market can be expected soon.
Phone maker issues additional apology for faked stills
Shortly after it was revealed that Nokia had misrepresented video shot with a different camera as having come from the Lumia 920, the Finnish phone manufacturer has expanded its original apology, revealing that other parts of its marketing materials, including still photography, did not come from the Lumia's camera. The still photo discrepancy was discovered last week by blogger Youssef Sarhan. The new apology represents yet another black mark on the unveiling of Nokia's new handsets, distracting from the phone's considerable imaging technologies at a time when Nokia is hoping to improve its flagging sales and improve its market share versus Apple, Samsung, and other phone manufacturers.
Lumia 920 will be priced similar to the Samsung Galaxy SIII in Europe: sources
Nokia's just-introduced Lumia 920 flagship smartphone may go on sale this November, according to sources at European telecommunications operators. At the official unveiling, Nokia didn't release official launch dates or prices, with many criticizing it for this oversight. Nokia is late to the smartphone game and is relying on a relative newcomer for its choice of operating system in the Microsoft-developed Windows Phone 8.
Nokia’s procession of integrated accessories for its just-announced Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 keep rolling out. The latest accessory to surface is the new Luna Bluetooth headset that comes in the same colorful colors as Nokia’s new handsets. In addition to supporting Qi wireless charging, the devices also include NFC technology quick and settings-free device pairing.
Lumia 820 will have optional wireless charging module, same CPU as Lumia 920
Alongside the Lumia 920 flagship released at its Windows Phone 8 event yesterday, Nokia also showed off another handset, the budget-oriented Lumia 820. The previously leaked handset uses a 4.3-inch, 800x480 resolution display and gets the same dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor as the 920. Otherwise, there is 1GB of RAM onboard and 8GB of storage space complemented by a 32GB microSD memory card slot.
Lumia 920 gets wireless charging as standard, more
At its Windows Phone 8 launch event today, Nokia took the wraps off its new Windows Phone flagship, the Lumia 920. The high-end device sports a curved, 4.5-inch Pure Motion HD+ touchscreen with 720p resolution and is powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. It includes a built-in wireless inductive charging system and an NFC chip for close-proximity, wireless data transfers.
Lumias to have branded charging station, Qi compatibility
Shortly after rumors emerged that Nokia's forthcoming Lumia devices would feature Qi wireless charging compatibility, new images have shown up online that appear to show off the power station for the new devices. The pictures were leaked in a tweet from @evleaks, and they appear to show the charging stations on which the new Lumias are meant to rest.
Wireless charging, 32GB storage said confirmed
While images of Nokia's forthcoming Lumia 920 have already leaked, the specifications of the device are now said to have been revealed ahead of its expected launch this week. Sources close to Nokia have spoken with The Verge, revealing that the new handset will support wireless charging, among other features. The sources also revealed that, while the phone will feature PureView branding, it will not have a camera on par with the one seen in the 808 PureView.
New low-end Windows phone sports 335MB RAM
One of Nokia's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets that was leaked earlier today in promotional photos may have been spotted again. This time, the Nokia 820 seems to have shown up being handled in live pictures posted to CoolXap.com. The new pictures don't reveal much new in the way of the phone's capabilities, but they appear to verify that the new Lumia models will be available in a range of colors, as appeared to be the case with the earlier leak.
Nokia September 5 launch event spoiled with Lumia 920, 820 leaks
Nokia’s September 5 Windows Phone 8 launch plans have been spoiled by what appears to be an authentic press shot of its next-generation flagship handset. The Lumia 920 is set to be the standard bearer for the Finnish smartphone maker and is said to sport a dual-core processor centered on a large 4.5-inch display. However, helping to greatly boost its appeal, the device also appears to sport Nokia’s vaunted PureView camera technology.
Nokia sales chief calls out Samsung by name in tweet
Nokia's sales chief Chris Weber has taken to Twitter directly calling out Samsung. Of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets due to be unveiled on September 5, Weber tweeted, "Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon." With the Finnish handset maker struggling to gain traction with its current Windows Phone 7 line up, Weber could either be trying to build hype, or could be very confident that Nokia has got it right with its latest smartphones.
Nokia's first Windows 8 handset continues current Lumia look
A Weibo user has posted, then deleted, images of what could be Nokia's first Windows 8 device, reports BGR. Following in the footsteps of the Lumia 800 and 900, the latest design follows the same unibody polycarbonate approach. The device also bears similarities to the rumored Lumia 910, that is thought to be the first Nokia device to ship with the new OS. With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, it is unlikely that Nokia would launch a new handset running a soon to be superseded OS lending further credibility to the leak.
Offers revenue split, handset support to networks
Nokia is reportedly considering offering an exclusive Windows Phone 8 smartphone launch to European carriers in exchange for a revenue split. The offer, if accepted by phone networks, would see Nokia offering not only Windows Phone 8 handsets but also a support service, in a move mirroring Apple's exclusivity deals when it first released the iPhone in June 2007.
Elop tries to allay upgrade concerns, speaks on China
Nokia will capitalize on its special relationship with Microsoft and be the first handset manufacturer to produce a Windows Phone 8 smartphone this fall. This seems to be the takeaway from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who spoke to analysts today following the company's announcement of large losses in the quarter ending June 30. Elop also touched on the lack of an upgrade option for current Windows Phone 7 units, as well as Nokia's losing market share to Android in China.
Windows Phone 8 offerings could appear after Nokia World
Even as the company announced massive losses today, Nokia appears to be aiming toward the future, with the Finnish phone maker promising that "something amazing" will be coming on September 7 of this year. My Nokia Blog spotted a banner outside Nokia's flagship store in Helsinki that directs viewers to a somewhat cryptic marketing site. The "something amazing" could simply be a redesign of the flagship store, or it may be the unveiling of new Nokia handsets.