Today at the 2013 Mobile World Congress Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 720 and 520 and the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301! Let’s start off with the Lumia 720 and it’s tag line would “Chic and Stylish”. It will be available in Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black, and White. Nokia has been known for its amazing cameras and this does not change with the 720. On the back it has a 6.7 megapixel f1.9, BSI auto focus Carl Zeiss camera with LED flash. It records video in 720pHD at 30 frames per second. This will give you great vivid photos whether your shooting early in the morning or late at night. On the front you have a 1.3 megapixel wide angle camera that is perfect for taking selfies with your friends and video chatting on the go. The 720 features a 4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. You get a 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor and HSPA+ speeds. For power you get a 2000mAh battery and it does feature Near Field Communications. You get 8GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot. It features Windows Phone 8 and the exclusive Nokia applications! The Nokia Lumia 720 will begin it’s rollout in Quarter 1 of 2013 and will continue it’s worldwide rollout soon after. Now let’s talk about the Nokia Lumia 520 this is “The More Fun Smartphone”. This device will be coming to T-Mobile USA as the Lumia 521. The 520 is aiming to be the most affordable smartphone out there, but it still packs a punch. For instance it has the same camera as the flagship Lumia 920 and that is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. It records video in 720pHD and is recorded at 30 frames per second. It also features a 4-inch IPS LCD WVGA touchscreen and has a super sensitive touch. It is running Windows Phone 8 with the exclusive Nokia applications and it has 8GB of internal storage with a micro SD card slot. For speed you get 3G HSPA+ speeds and 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor. The Lumia 520 seems like a great smartphone that would make an awesome first time device. Nokia also announced HERE and this is a new brand for location experiences. It is another great exclusive application. Now non-Nokia Windows Phone devices get HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit. Nokia is finally giving some of the awesome exclusive applications out to other devices. The Nokia 105 is the most affordable phone on the market and it is perfect for the first time buyer. It features a dust and splash proof keypad, 1.45-inch color screen, a flashlight, 35-days of standby, a unique clock application, pre-loaded games, FM radio with headphones, Nokia Life, Cyan or Black, 8GB of space, and more. The Nokia 105 will begin it’s rollout in Quarter 1 of 2013. The Nokia 301 features 3.2 megapixel smart camera, 3.5G HSPA internet, mail for exchange, HD voice, 2.4-inch screen, and more! It is available in is available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white. It will also be available in a Dual-SIM version. Nokia really brought a big show to the 2013 Mobile World Congress ! I am very excited about the Lumia 820 and 520; I cannot wait to check them out! For more information please see the gallery and press release below!
Nokia takes high-end innovation to new audiences at Mobile World Congress
– HERE expands its reach
– Developers gain access to exclusive Nokia technology
– Nokia and Microsoft sharpen focus on business customers
Barcelona, Spain – Today at Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced plans to extend high-end innovations to more people in more markets. Four new devices bring innovation to new price points, while Nokia’s HERE location suite becomes available for non-Nokia phones in the Windows Phone ecosystem. Nokia also announced new developer partnerships that use Nokia expertise in imaging, location and entertainment to deliver exclusive application experiences. Finally, Nokia and Microsoft are combining their strength in the enterprise sector to bring more business customers to Windows Phone.
“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 Nokia.
“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 Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 expand Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 portfolio
The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high-end camera performance at a mid-range price point. A large f/1.9 aperture and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics are designed to deliver bright, clear pictures day and night, while the HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera makes taking pictures with friends and video calling more enjoyable. The sleek and 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 EUR 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, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagshipNokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated starting price of EUR 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 following the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920T by China Mobile last year, the world’s biggest mobile operator would bring the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 520 to China. Further details on exact availability will be announced in due course.
Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301 add aspirational Lumia experiences to mobile phones
The Nokia 105 is the ideal device for the first-time phone buyer, featuring a bright 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 also make it ideal for people seeking a back-up device.
The Nokia 105 is available in black and cyan for a recommended price of EUR 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 fast, 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, inspired by the digital camera lenses on the Nokia Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia 301 is available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white for a recommended price of EUR 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.
HERE expands its reach
Nokia also announced that while HERE, its new brand for location experiences, 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(TM), Nokia’s set of augmented-reality technologies. LiveSight(TM) 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(TM) 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 Conversations has more on the HERE news.
Developers gain access to exclusive Nokia technology
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 to build unique and innovative application experiences 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 rich, interactive entertainment experiences, exclusively for Nokia devices, starting from the second half of 2013.
Nokia and Microsoft sharpen focus on business customers
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 popular appeal of Nokia Lumia smartphones. In addition to announcing recent business wins, Nokia confirmed operators including Everything Everywhere, Elisa, Orange, Telstra and Vodafone are ranging Nokia Lumia smartphones as their business hero devices.