The battle of ‘who’s brand is best’ in the phone manufacturing industry will never die, in fact it has not even started yet as Nokia has released six new devices as well as other complementary mobile accessories into the market .
The company says that the latest family of products builds upon industry leading design, advanced camera features and unique applications and experiences to make life easier and more fun.
Nokia’s First Tablet
Among the six devices is Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520. The 10.1 inches HD display screen, offers combined LTE and WiFi connectivity and can be used both indoor and outdoor as it has been designed to deliver the best readability. It has a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, which allows quality pictures, even in low light. The device runs on Windows RT 8.1.
The device pairs with a unique and stylish accessory which offers a great set of benefits: the Nokia Power Keyboard. Offering up to five extra hours of battery life and two built-in USB ports, the Nokia Power Keyboard makes battery life . the Nokia Power Keyboard includes a fully functional keypad with gesture trackpad, With Microsoft Office and Outlook pre-installed.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expect to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies. Initial roll out is to begin broadly in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Finland. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at the recommended price of USD149.
The Lumia Phones
With a 6 inch screen,Nokia introduces the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320. The phones have the latest advancement of Windows Phone and have a new third column of tiles on the home.
The Lumia 1520 has a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020. In addition to Nokia Storyteller applications, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability. People can bring their videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording, an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones. With Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia Camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in yellow, white, black and glossy red. It is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013,at price of about USD749 before taxes and subsidies in Hong Kong, Singapore, U.S., China, U.K., France, Germany, Finland and other European markets; while the Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black and is expected to start shipping in Q1 2014 with an estimated price of USD339 before taxes and subsidies in China and Vietnam.
In the Nokia Asha league, the company has introduced the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. All three handsets build on Nokia’s renowned design and feature a new crystal-clear look. 3G support is available on the Asha 503, which also includes a 5MP camera and comes with a Dual SIM option.
The new Asha user interface enables faster and easier sharing of images on social network. Fastlane gives a second home screen for quick access to frequently used apps and deeper integration with social networks. Having WhatsApp, the Nokia Asha 501 is to arrive later in the year for the new Asha devices.
The three Asha phones will be available in bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black, and are planned to start shipping in Q4 2013.