Leaked from today's 404 show:
- Nokia's Lumia 920 packed with cutting-edge features.
- CNET Update: Nokia Lumia shows off new camera tricks.
- Wirelessly charge your new Nokia phone via Qi technology.
- Eurocom launching mobile phone approved by rabbis.
- Is this the death of voice mail?
Ambiguous comments by Elop during his keynote at the New York announcement suggested that Nokia may miss the holiday season in a lot of markets. Elop said the new Lumias would be sold in some select markets, but didn't … Read more
Look, no wires. Nokia's new Lumia 920 smartphone can be charged wirelessly thanks to its own built-in technology.
Known as Qi (pronounced chee), the wireless charging standard lets you place your phone on any compatible charger whenever it needs a boost in power. Designed in cooperation with Wireless Power Consortium co-founder ConvenientPower, Energizer unveiled the first-generation Qi Inductive Charger in 2010.
The Qi standard is now supported by a collection of carriers, service providers, and other companies striving to use the same technology to charge any supported device no matter where you are. Any phone with the right built-in … Read more
Ever struggled to use your smartphone's touch screen with gloves or long fingernails? A new feature in Nokia's Windows 8 smartphones should provide some relief.
Developed by touch-pad designer Synaptics, the new "Super Sensitive Touch" technology will better detect and respond to your individual touch. As such, those of you wearing gloves or sporting long fingernails will be able to tap and swipe your way through your Nokia phone touch screens without running into the usual challenges.
Nokia's new Lumia 920 and 820 will be the first recipients of Synaptics' new ClearPad Series 3 feature. … Read more
One thing is very clear when it comes to Nokia's mobile devices: Cameras are extremely important.
However, for the Lumia 920, there was no mention of megapixels or oversampling or lossless zoom, making it clear this is not the same 41-megapixel PureView camera module in the Nokia 808 PureView. PureView is now and, according to Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning's tweets, has always been about branding for … Read more
NEW YORK--At its Windows Phone 8 press event today, Nokia and Microsoft gave us more than just the Lumia 920. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore also announced new camera features for Windows Phone 8 devices.
The new features aim to integrate the camera deeper into the smartphone user experience and with the operating system's social features.
Screenshots: User will now be able to snap screenshots and share them via Twitter. That's a big boost for a phone reviewer.
Flash: New flash controls for the camera will be easily accessible in the viewfinder interface.
Bing Vision: Part of … Read more
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop isn't one to shy away from bold proclamations.
"The Lumia 920 is the world's most innovative smartphone," Elop told CNET, proudly holding up the company's latest flagship device.
Strong words, but then again, this is the company that proclaimed that the "smartphone beta test was over" with the Lumia 900, a campaign that ultimately backfired on Nokia. And while supporters of Apple, Samsung, and even HTC may vehemently disagree with Elop's assessment, it's that kind of confidence that's required if he is to see his company … Read more
Nokia is taking wireless charging one step further.
Nokia knows it isn't enough to integrate Qi, but that it also has to provide the ecosystem for people to use it. To that end, Nokia has partnered with Virgin Atlantic and the coffee chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to begin seeding wireless charging stations in airport lounges (London's executive lounge at first) and coffee shops.
In addition, Nokia … Read more
Nokia today unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Lumia 920, its first to run on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system.
CEO Stephen Elop showed off a bright yellow Lumia 920, larger than its predecessor, the Lumia 900. Nokia later showed off the smaller and lower end Lumia 820 as well.
The phones represent Nokia's latest bid to vault back into the smartphone business in a big way. They also represent a last chance of sort for the company to pull out of its recent decline. … Read more