The all new Microsoft Lumia 650 is available for sale in India at 15299

Microsoft today announced the launch of Lumia 650 Dual SIM(4G) in India- the latest smartphone to run on Windows 10. Designed for the modern day professionals who seek harmony in their work and personal lives, itoffers the best of Microsoft’s productivity and security, in a beautifully crafted, slim package. Recognizing that people today want to get more done as quickly as possible, and always look to their smartphone – their most personal device – to help them achieve it, the Lumia 650 Dual SIM has been designed to be as productive for the user as it is personal.

The device will be available at a price of 15,299 in matte black and matte white colours. Its available on Amazon now at INR 15700 and at 15300 on Flipkart

With a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, measuring at only 6.9mm thick, the Lumia 650 is our thinnest phone ever. Its crisp 5 inch HD display provides a clear and bright viewing experience, even in direct sunlight. The Lumia 650 also features up to 200GB of expandable memory1 for flexibility on the go.

With robust built-in security features and one-click Office 365 set up, the Lumia 650 Dual SIM with Windows 10 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor is expected to works seamlessly allowing smooth and quick access to important documents, favorite websites, apps and games. Adding more to its features, the Lumia 650 Dual SIM comes with features such as OneDrive and Microsoft’s voice-assistant Cortana that helps users to organize and prepare for the day ahead, providing important information and reminders that sync across the smartphone and all other Windows 10 PCs and tablets.

Tech specs summary

Device Lumia 650 Dual SIM
Operating system Windows 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 ,1.3 GHz Quad core
Display 5-inch OLED display at 1,280×720 resolution Display Size5-inch

Display Technology AMOLED  ClearBlack display,16M Colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Battery 2,000 mAh
Talk time and standby time Standby up to 26 days

Talk Time up to 16 h (4G)

Camera 8-megapixel rear camera and 5MP front facing with LED flash
SIM Nano Sim
Memory 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
SD Card Presence/Capacity microSD ,up to 200 GB

Source: Press Notes.

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL running Windows 10 is now available in India

In early October, Microsoft unveiled the new Flagship Lumia devices, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL which is powered with Windows 10. There has been a lot of emphasis on the Continuum, which enables your phone to be a PC. Microsoft had also shared a vision for universal apps and how that would bring in an unified experience across the devices running Windows 10. There were announcements about Facebook and Uber already working on the universal app.

Today at an event, Microsoft India announced the availability of the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL in the country. They will be available at 43699 INR and 49399 INR respectively. Both these devices will offer the dual sim variants in India. These devices will be available for pre-order starting Dec 1st, tomorrow through priority stores, Sangeetha and Microsoft Store. They are also available on Amazon India store here (Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL). On a pre-order, you will get the Display Dock free worth 5999. Again, as long as stocks last.

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These devices offer QHD displays, Windows 10 OS, Continuum, Liquid Cooling, Windows Hello, Pureview cameras, Wireless charging, 32GB storage with microSD expansion upto 2TB and USB Type C with Quick Charge.

Like Satya said earlier this year, this phone is primarily made for the Windows Fans. People who are still looking to move from Android or iOS will still want to wait until universal apps are available.

Microsoft announce Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at MWC 2015

Today at Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft Corp. introduced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new smartphones that give people greater flexibility and freedom to choose when and where they get things done. Both phones are upgradeable to Windows 10, which offers more personal computing and greater productivity, and will be available later this year.

In a competitive marketplace, Microsoft continues to deliver innovative smartphone experiences at all price points. Both devices offer the seamless integration of hardware essentials — with a choice of screen sizes and camera capabilities — and Microsoft services to offer incredible productivity with affordability. With Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, people are prepared for anything — for work, at home and on the go:

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  • Smoothly and quickly access important documents or run popular websites, apps and games thanks to the onboard 1 GB of memory and powerful Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ processor featuring quad-core CPU running at 1.2GHz.
  • Enjoy photos and videos on a crisp high-definition (HD) display — either 5 inches on Lumia 640 or 5.7 inches on Lumia 640 XL.
  • Power through the day with battery to spare with a long-lasting battery — 2500 mAh for Lumia 640 and 3000 mAh for Lumia 640 XL.
  • Capture detail-rich photos even in low light with the 8MP camera on Lumia 640 or 13MP ZEISS optics on Lumia 640 XL. Both feature LED flash, a front-facing camera for Skype video calling, and Lumia Camera software right out of the box.
  • Enjoy the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders. People can also upgrade Lumia 640 and 640 XL to Windows 10 and enjoy its benefits as it becomes available later this year.
  • Have the best of both worlds with LTE support available on dual-SIM models for the first time. In addition, all dual-SIM models will feature Smart Dual SIM to help ensure people never miss a call.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL customers will be able to access new Windows 10 features and innovation through the Windows Insider Program, as well as upgrade to Windows 10 later this year. Key features and improvements of Windows 10 include new universal apps such as Office, Mail and Calendar, and Photos; Internet Protocol-based messaging from Skype and others integrated directly into the messaging experience; an entirely new browsing experience with the new Project Spartan browser; and extended integration of the Cortana personal assistant.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month.

“Our newest Lumia devices build on our momentum in the affordable smartphones space,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. “With the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, we continue to make innovation accessible to more people. We have packaged competitive hardware with innovative Windows software and Microsoft services to help you achieve more, wherever and whenever you want.”

Lumia 640 XL will begin rolling out globally in March and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white. Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black. Both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants. Lumia 640 XL will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant. Pricing will vary by market and operator; Lumia 640 is estimated to be around 139 euros for the 3G model and 159 euros for the LTE model, before taxes and subsidies. Lumia 640 XL will be around 189 euros for 3G and 219 euros for LTE, before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia Lumia 638 4G Review: Entry level LTE Smart Phone

‘Internet for everyone’ has become a mantra these days in every industry. The IoT devices are targeting the very same purpose and has already offered some ‘connected’ solutions which eases people’s life. Well, more than one billion people in India are yet to be connected to the web. The affordable range of smartphones are just in a look out, to see if more and more people can get connected. However, to a large extent the network service provider also plays a big role here.

Microsoft has launched Lumia 638, a low-cost 4G smartphone at a price tag of INR 8,299 (around 132 USD). The smartphone will be available exclusively on the company’s store on Amazon.in. After the Nokia Lumia 930 (the best Windows Phone ever made), this would be the next windows phone I am writing on. Though I realise, these belong to different segments, let’s see how the experience goes. Well, without much ado, lets get to the review –

Hardware, Screen, Look and Feel:

The build quality feels surprisingly good and quite comfortable to hold. You can find the power-button and the volume rockers towards the right-side of the phone; a 3.5mm Audio Jack on the top, and a micro USB charging port in the bottom. The phone has also soft-key buttons for back, home and search. The device is 9.2 mm thick and weighs about 135 grams.

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The Lumia 638 4G is placed reasonably well against the competition, based on its hardware capabilities. A 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 powers the phone, which has a 4.5-inch ClearBlack screen with 854 x 480 resolution. There’s 8 GB of internal storage with the option to add up to 128 GB more through a microSD card. The 5 megapixel front camera can capture 720p video and the 1830 mAh battery is rated for 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and multiple sensors loaded. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps (Dual Carrier) and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The Lumia 638 is also powered with a 1830 mAh battery.

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Lumia 638 makes use of a ClearBlack LCD display measuring 4.5 inches that will eliminate reflections as it employs a sequence of polarising layers. This display carries a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 221 pixels per inch. With an average pixel count, this screen is capable of handling the basic tasks at ease.

Software, User Experience:

The Lumia 638 4G is powered with the software running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update. Also, the smartphone arrives preloaded with Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, HERE Maps and Drive+. Software is a big part for Microsoft in this phone, as it tries to keep people using its mobile software. I personally love the experience of Skype; MixRadio is a boon. Its a big relief for some of us here in India, where Pandora, Spotify or even Google Music doesn’t work officially. The Nokia Here Apps and Drive works great; especially with offline capabilities.

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The new Word Flow keyboard works pretty slick; just glide your finger as you compose your messages for a neat keyboard experience. The experience of OneDrive is neat as well. You can store and access all of your photos, videos and files from anywhere. Syncing between devices is simple too, whether you’re on your smartphone, Xbox, tablet or computer. The first 15GB of storage comes free. Accessing or editing documents on the go is simple too, with Microsoft Office coming built into the Lumia 638 4G.

There are a good bunch of camera apps built in the phone as well: Bing vision, Lumia Camera, Lumia Cinemagraph, Lumia Panorama, Lumia Refocus and Lumia Selfie.

Camera:

The 5 Mega Pixel camera lets you capture moments  through pictures and video clips (720p). The camera has features like Autofocus, 28mm focal length, 4X digital zoom and a f/2.4 aperture with support for panorama shooting mode. Sadly, there is no LED Flash and a front camera; notably, when there are tons of entry level and mid-range phones obsessed with a selfie enabled smartphones. However, Microsoft has an app ‘Lumia Selfie’ which just helps you take some pretty good selfies using the rear camera.

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The Lumia Camera offers some additional controls to the pictures as well. You can control the exposure, shutter speed, focus and the white balancing settings.

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Here are some of the pictures clicked with this phone. (I will update shortly with more examples)

Summary:

Summing up, this device is very well placed against its competition. The camera is very neat, the specs are decent and the phone doesn’t feel cheap at all. The 4G LTE is the huge deal for this device when compared with other phones in this segment. As the market expands, there are many other players bringing in their entry level 4G phone segment, to name a few the Redmi Note 4G, Lenevo K3 etc. However, this windows phone takes an advantage with optimal utilisation of the hardware in-place and offer a very smooth and a consistent user experience. If you are in the market, looking for an entry level internet powered smartphone, this is a very good option for you. If you prefer a more open platform like Android and apps, then the Redmi Note 4G can be a good alternative as well.

Hope this helps. Do let me know your thoughts.

Update: Offer for Airtel Customers – The new Lumia 638 comes bundled with an exclusive offer on Airtel 4G. Microsoft says Lumia 638 consumers on Airtel Post-paid in Bengaluru get access up to 5 GB of free data on 4G for 2 months post activation of their Airtel SIM on the new Lumia 638. The offer will be available until 31st March 2015.

Nokia Lumia 930 Review: The Best Windows Phone available

Windows Phone is going to be 4 years old now; and it could never take a stand and showcase a device running a platform which can compete with the best Android or an iOS device. This has definitely affected their market share; and of-course, impacted the Brand Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 1020 had a fantastic camera and the Lumia 910 introduced a good design. However, there was something really missing. I was even dreaming of running Android on the Nokia Lumia 1020. The Nokia Lumia 930 seems to be a fantastic phone that stands up in competition with other flag-ships in the league. With a high hardware specifications, great still camera and a brilliant design, this is definitely worth looking at.

Hardware, Battery and Design

The Lumia 930 has a 2.2 Quadcore processor with a 2GB RAM under the hood. This really helps to make Windows Phone really fast. With a snapdragon 800 series, loading apps and switching between them is pretty smooth. The front of the phone is a one-glass surface; the metal frame is stunning and the polycarbonate rear shell adds a soft touch and feel to the device. The polycarbonate material (variants) is available in Neon Green, Orange, Black and White colours.

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The buttons on the right hand side are easy to reach and its good to see a shutter button on the phone. Having a button always gives you a good control; and of course, the quick access to clicking pictures even when the phone is locked.

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The metal chassis and the slightly rounded corner edges gives a nice premium feel to the phone.

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I would’ve just wished an easy way to take the sim tray out. The phone is quite chunky; but Yes. I love my phones to take some space. I do not really like those thin fabric phones which you often use it with a fear of breaking them. The base model of this phone also comes with a 32GB of disk storage and that’s impressive.

battery-usage-248x300The Lumia 930 has a 2420 mAh battery. Windows Phones are always light on the battery; most of the phones stay a good day long. But with a quad-core CPU and a full HD screen on board, the Lumia 930 is a more power hungry device. That doesn’t mean its going to last just for 4 hours. It would pretty much take you through your day with just one full charge. If you are having any battery issues, charge your phone in cycles (100 to 0 and then 0 to 100). Do that for few days and your battery will slowly start to bed and give you much better battery performance. Also, try to use the charger which came along with your phone. That would help.

I now charge my phone once in two days with a normal usage (Here is a sample of my battery utilisation; check the screenshot towards your right). The phone also has a wireless charging built in; and thats fantastic.

Basically, this is one of the best constructed phones in the market today; In this department, I rate this phone a good 9 out of 10.

Display and Screen:

The Lumia 930 has a brilliant screen. It’s a 5 inch, full HD 1080 x 1920 AMOLED Screen. The pixel density is 441 ppi. It’s the brightest screen, which Nokia has ever produced. It’s sharp and renders the images smoothly. It produces some vibrant colours as well.

The Nokia Clear Black technology is a boon. I haven’t come across a phone that handles blacks and contrasts so well. This really helps text reading to be so crisp. The AMOLED screen helps with great colour reproduction and images look fantastic and colourful. Some may find it a little over-saturated; however, the Lumia 930 offers a great viewing angles as well. The key benefit of the OLED technology is when the portion of the screen is black, the LEDs are basically turned off giving you rich viewing experience and of course saves your battery as well.

I have always been a fan of display screens on the Nokia devices. This definitely makes it the best looking Windows Phone ever made. On the Display, I rate this phone a good 8 out of 10.

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Camera and Pictures:

The camera is the best feature of this phone. It produces some fantastic sharp images. The sensor and the technology is a winner when you compare it with any of the other players in this range. The Lumia 930 has a 20 MP Pureview Camera built in, with optical image stabilizer and 4 directional microphones, which supports a 5.1 Dolby surround sound. It’s the first device in the market to do that.

The gradients and colors are pretty good as well. Shooting in low light doesn’t result in too much noise. You can of course, record a 1080p video as well. The sensor on the Lumia 930 is same as the one on the 1520. It may not be in the same league as the 41MP Lumia 1020, but it does take some great pictures. The camera is quick and gives you some manual controls to customise the shutter speeds and focus.

If you are looking at a handy phone, which takes best pictures, you should read no further. This is the best phone you can buy (The only other option would be the Lumia 1020, if you like the design and the rear bulkiness). In this department, I would rate it a 10 out of 10.

Here are some of the sample pictures and videos clicked with the Lumia 930.

Software, User Experience:

The Nokia Lumia 930 is powered with the Windows Phone 8.1. The OS has become even more personal and now allows customization on the start screen and the tiles. You can now change the background of these tiles and also resize them.

You have a new action center built in which gives you all the notifications and also access to toggle some settings. Its not as great as the Android notifications; but yes, these are something to do with the software and can get better on time. There is a battery saver app, Data Sense and Storage Sense to help you see what is exactly going on under the hood.

The Microsoft applications works the best. The built in IE browser is neat. Most of the websites load faster without missing any elements. I personally love how my office emails works with this platform. The Outlook integration is fantastic and even the LDAP search of directories work a charm. The Office, SharePoint and Lync applications work really smooth and gives a great user experience. I like the Bing Health and Fitness App as well.

shape-keyboard-168x300Windows Phone also introduces Word Flow with shape writing; similar to the Swipe keyboards on Android which works really slick. The prediction of words are top-notch and its really fast. This holds the Guiness Record for the speed typing on a keyboard. Looks like this record is broken now.

Nokia MixRadio is another fantastic app which I love. Its a big relief for some of us here in India, where Pandora, Spotify or even Google Music doesn’t work officially. The Nokia Here Apps and Drive works great; especially with offline capabilities.

With the Nokia Cyan upgrade, you can now get an interesting camera experience with options like living images in the Gallery that is something like a motion image or GIFs. The Creative Studio also gives some great options for editing pictures or post process them. The Story teller is cool as well. It basically weaves a video of all the media, which you have. For example, Think of it as a good summary video made from your pictures and videos which you took at a recent vacation. Pretty cool indeed.

One of the top features would be Cortana as well. It surprisingly works great with contextual reminders, responds to questions and helps you with most of the commonly used tasks. I am still a fan of Google Now and its cards, maps integration and most importantly the support for English (Indian diction). Let’s be kind, this would definitely grow over time and get better. Cortana currently works only in the US> If you are outside US and want to enable the same on your phone, follow these steps to activate the same.

Sadly, these are the most cool features of this platform. The OS needs to evolve; and the apps need to take a huge leap. If you are a user, who accesses emails on phone, with some occasional Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, this phone would work great. Things have to really evolve w.r.t games and other 3rd party applications. In this department, I would rate it a 6 out of 10.

 

Pros and Cons, Value for Money:

There are very few phones which you fall instantly in love with. Lumia 930 is definitely one of them. Its undoubtedly, one of the best designed windows phone ever made with a beautiful display and a fantastic camera.

There were few reports of this phone getting over-heated. I faced this issue as well. However, on regular charges and discharge, this issue seems to have disappeared.  The inclusion of wireless charging is a fantastic option. If you have used a Windows Phone before, you will find the OS more familiar. On one hands its great, because it provides a consistent User Experience; but on the other hand, nothing has changed in 4 years in the platform and it isn’t as intuitive as the competition. By competition, I mean the Android. The transition it took from Cupcake to KitKat is phenomenal. iOS has been the same for years as well; that’s a different story, lets talk about it sometime later.

When you edit or post proces the image from the phone, you work on the JPG version and not the RAW DNG file. There could’ve been some better options to edit the higher resolution pictures in the phone itself.

OneNote and office integration with OneDrive is a great productivity feature. You can pretty much start writing a document at office with your laptop and  continue to edit the same on the go with your phone. OneNote can also help you to take some quick notes (Text and Voice) and reminder items. The design and build quality are top notch. However, it still needs refinements on the software side. As mentioned earlier, the built in apps and office are fantastic, but rest need a huge leap of improvements. Microsoft really needs to rectify this quickly. There is still a lot more work which needs to be done, if the Lumia range of phones want to give some serious run to other flag-ship phones.

If you are in the market looking to buy a Windows Phone or any smartphone which provides you with great camera options,  this is the best one for you.!

Update: Nokia Lumia 930 is priced at Rs. 38,649 in India and will go on sale starting October 15th.

How to Activate Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana, a smart voice assistant is a fantastic feature that was announced along with Windows Phone OS 8.1 few months ago. Cortana on Windows Phone is similar to an Apple’s Siri or Android’s Google Now. Cortana uses Bing for most of its searches/stories and currently works only in the US. Microsoft have announced that, it will roll-out Cortana to other countries as early as possible. This is a simple how-to article on how can you activate Cortana on your device running Windows Phone 8.1 even if you are not based in the US. Changing the language on your phone to United States English is the first step. I am listing out these steps from my Nokia Lumia 930, which I imported from the UK. So I have to first change the language from English (United Kingdom) to English (United States).

Step 1: To do the same, click on settings on your phone and reach out to the region options. You can then click on “Add language” and select US. Remember, the phone may restart while configuring the region options. After the reboot, ensure that, the Phone Language, Regional Format and Speech are all enabled. If not, then click on the language, and reboot the phone again.

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Remember, it will take sometime to download the language packs, and configure the same on your phone.

Step 2: Now Tap on the region, and change the same to United States. Ensure that the, Regional Format is enabled to ‘Match Phone Language’ or English (United States). Its better if you override the settings and change it to English (United States). You may have to reboot the phone once you make this configuration.

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After the reboot, you wont see a Cortana in any of the applications or in the hot search key. You will have to go to Settings, Applications and then Enable Cortana. You can also change your name and make other speech and battery settings for this app.

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Cortana is now enabled on your phone. You can click on the Search icon to start the application or rather conversation.

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cortanaEnglish diction can be an issue at the beginning; however, the phone learns you well as you start using it more often.

If you are wondering what to talk to your new digital assistant, this article would come handy.

PS: Now that you have changed your default language of the phone to United States English, you may not have the default currency icon of pound on your keyboard. However, you can long-press the currency icon and it will display all the other available options.

Deactivating Cortana: If for some reason you would like to disable Cortana from your phone, you can go to Settings -> Applications -> Cortana and turn it off. Reboot the phone and then delete the Phone Data to clear the logs.

Nokia Lumia 525 Announced at a price of 10399 INR

Nokia Lumia 525With the Nokia Lumia 525, high end innovations have been made affordable. One can capture breathtaking photos and videos with Nokia Camera and imaging experiences; create a perfect group shot with Smart mode or bring your pictures to life with Cinemagraph. The super sensitive 4” touch screen allows you to use the phone even with long finger nails or gloves on. The Nokia Lumia 525 takes Smartphone style to new heights with a premium look and glossy, changeable covers in dazzling orange, radiant yellow and luminous white.

Windows Phone 8 promises a personal Smartphone experience through the new young Lumia phone. One can pin playlists, HERE routes, web pages and documents direct to the start screen as Live Tiles and access their favorite content quickly. Select from various apps to be placed as Live Tiles and resize to reflect your personal priorities.

In an exclusive offer for Indian consumers, the Lumia 525 will come with a special package of premium games worth INR 2025 from Gameloft absolutely free of cost. This includes popular and exciting titles such as Modern Combat 4, Asphalt 8, Assassin’s Creed, Shark Dash and Nova 3 among others. The Gameloft offer will be valid for consumers on Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Reliance and Idea networks till March 31, 2014. Also included is Xbox gaming, available out of the box for free.

Nokia Lumia 1320 Announced at a Price of 23,999 INR

The multi-coloured, multi-faceted Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with many of the innovative, high-end features found on the Nokia Lumia 1520, such as a six-inch Gorilla Glass screen, super sensitive touch for glove use and a wealth of pre-loaded apps, including Nokia Beamer, HERE Maps and HERE LiveSight – all perfect for its super-sized touch-screen real-estate.

Nokia Lumia 1320In terms of photographic aptitude, the Nokia Lumia 1320, which measures less than 1cm thick, offers fun ways to get creative with images. Creative Studio app has features like Colour Pop, Focus+Blur and Collage to enrich and invigorate your shots. And you can share your fancy shots with others via Instagram. Everything looks sharp and vivid on the 720p HD display.

Powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Nokia MixRadio, the intelligent radio station that creates personalised playlists based on your choices, looks and sounds great on your Lumia 1320. You can download other great apps too like Vine, Papyrus, My Talking Tom and the array of great Xbox game titles from the Store. Thanks to the LTE connectivity, gaming is smooth, fast and enjoyable. With HERE Maps, the Lumia 1320 will show you the world around you in plenty of details; find restaurants, shops, destinations and more. Enabled by HERE LiveSight feature, you can even re-locate your parked car using the phone’s camera.

Built-in memory can be expanded by an integrated microSD card slot, paving the way for thousands of videos and images at the touch of a finger. For best experience, we recommend using a new and fast microSD card. With a bigger screen comes greater flexibility, and the Nokia Lumia 1320 can display three columns of Live tiles on the home screen allowing you to place even more of your favorite content right on your Start Screen for easy access. You won’t need to worry about re-juicing your battery mid-way through the day, either – allowing for up to 21 hours of 3G talk time and almost 100 hours of music playback.

Key features

•Show your story better on a larger display with the latest imaging innovations including Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller.
•Nokia Storyteller automatically integrates images with HERE location information into a new way to relive your images on a map.
•Nokia Camera integrates the most popular imaging modes, Pro, Smart, and video into one seamless and fast picture taking experience.
•Enjoy the large screen more with the latest apps and Xbox games from Microsoft supported by 4G LTE connection.
•Free music with Nokia Music without ads or sign on.
•Find your way and spot places around you with the free global HERE Maps with LiveSight augmented reality view.
•The supersensitive display allows you to do even more and faster even with gloves on.
•With an 8GB internal memory and expandable 64GB memory card slot you can store a wealth of content both created and collected.
•Take handwritten notes with the Papyrus app in a natural and easy way.
•Share your ideas easily and instantly with friends by projecting your phone screen to any HTML5 enabled screen with Nokia Beamer available in the Store.

 

Available Colors : Orange, black, white, yellow

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 to be Available in India in Q3 2012

News from the Nokia Strategy Summit which happened in Chennai a couple of days back. Lumia 900 and 610 will be available in India in the third quarter of 2012. The price has not been disclosed yet. As the other Lumia series, this phone will also run on the Windows Phone Platform.

The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display for a superior touch and viewing experience. It also features Nokia’s highest capacity battery making it the perfect Lumia phone for enjoying media and entertainment on the move. The primary camera on the Nokia Lumia 900 has exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, a large aperture for improved performance in low light conditions and wide angle focal length for capturing full 16:9 images. It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing camera, with large aperture and wide-angle lens for sharp, bright images and video calling out of the box. The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in white, cyan and black.

The new Nokia Lumia 610 is Nokia’s fourth and most affordable Lumia smartphone, designed as the perfect introduction to Windows Phone for a younger audience. The Nokia Lumia 610 makes it easy to keep in touch with friends, providing instant access to social networks and bringing all mobile, email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn contacts into one place. It also makes it easier to browse the Web with Internet Explorer and to access games through Xbox Live. Available with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music, people can also choose from thousands of apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace to further personalize the experience. With a distinctive profile and finely beveled metallic edges, the Nokia Lumia 610 is built to convey both quality and aspiration. It comes in white, cyan, magenta and black.

If you wanna see more Pictures from the Nokia Strategy Summit India 2012, Click here

I was featured on ‘Blown Away by Lumia’ – Nokia Challenge

Nokia India has launched an aggressive viral campaign ‘Blown Away by Lumia’ comparing the Lumia with other rivals such as Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, iPhones, BADA phones etc. to revive in the Indian smartphone market which is currently dominated by phones running on Google Android platform. The Nokia Lumia line of devices run on Windows Phone Operating System.

This YouTube campaign shows short clips of Lumia experts challenging consumers with rival smartphones in terms of internet and social networking quickness and experience. When Lumia wins, the other consumer holds high a banner saying, ‘My phone just got blown away by the Nokia Lumia’ and when the consumer wins, he walks with a Rs.1000 note.

I was a part of this campaign, when it happened in Mantri Mall, Bangalore. I was the Lumia expert and I had over 30 challengers who wanted to take part. It was a fun and a wonderful Experience.

Nokia India has released these 2 videos so far on its official YouTube channel. Hoping for more in days to come!

Check out the other videos here on the Nokia India YouTube Channel.