News 2012 › 2012-03-07
Nokia’s growing family of Lumia handsets
Nokia caused quite a stir last year when it announced that it was going to replace Symbian, its long-time software platform, with Windows Phone – at least on its premium smartphones. Two smartphones powered by Windows Phone were announced in October and have now been followed by two more this year: the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Nokia Lumia 610. The two new handsets are expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of this year.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is the company’s first LTE smartphone and is also available in a DC-HSPA variant for high-speed data connections (42 Mbits download) in countries where LTE – or 3GPP Long Term Evolution – networks are not available. The unit features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and Nokia's highest-capacity battery. It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing camera, with a large-aperture, wide-angle lens.
The Nokia Lumia 610 is Nokia's fourth and most affordable Lumia smartphone, and is powered by the latest release of the Windows Phone 7.5 platform tailored to support lower memory and processor requirements.
New ‘signature Nokia experiences’ on the Windows Phone platform – Nokia Reading, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Drive – are set to further enhance the Lumia family.
Nokia Reading, available from April, will provide a single, integrated hub to make it easier and faster to enjoy news, ebooks, and audio books. Future updates will include the ability to build dynamic magazines from feeds for a single integrated view of users’ favourite online content.
Nokia Transport – coming to Lumia for the first time and available from the Windows Phone Marketplace in March – will provide convenient door-to-door, underground, tram, suburban train, and bus directions for over 500 cities in 46 countries.
Also available for download in March will be an update to Nokia Drive, Nokia’s free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app.
More than 1.3 billion people use a Nokia handset every day to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way, or speak to one another. For more about the company, check out our latest article or visit the company’s Web site.