While many of us expected Nokia to come back to handset business, it seems Nokia is thinking something different, some ahead and it looks like a box, very close to a setup-box and even closer to what Apple TV looks like. This is the second teaser they did, the first came with all hands up, which we thought has to do something with wearable, but this looks totally different.
Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is “looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon,” and, Nokia’s existing phone websites and social network accounts will now be transitioned over to the Microsoft Lumia branding in the coming days. Microsoft has also revealed that it will use the company’s name on the front and rear of future Lumia devices in a simple replacement of the Nokia branding.
While Lumia phones will drop the Nokia brand entirely, Microsoft still has a 10-year license to use the Nokia brand on basic phones. “Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia-branded, entry-level category of phones, such as the Nokia 130,” explains Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft. “We have licensed the Nokia brand for such devices.” It’s not clear how many of these types of devices Microsoft will continue to focus on. Microsoft is killing off the majority of Nokia’s feature phones in favor of Windows Phone, with only the very basic mobile phones still likely to be produced in future
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Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone and will be available from 16th May. The single-SIM variant will be launched later this month.
Nokia is on a roll and is already out with its new Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone – the Nokia Lumia 630. After launching Nokia XL last week, the company has just announced the Lumia 630 in India
The Lumia 630 will be the first smartphone to feature Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Nokia is planning to launch the dual-SIM version of the Lumia 630 on 16th May. The single SIM variant of the phone will be launched later this month.
The pricing of both the variants has also been announced. The single-SIM variant will cost Rs 10,500 while the dual-SIM version will be available for Rs 11,500.
Lumia 630 features a 4.5-inch display with FWVGA (854×480) resolution, a 5MP camera and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable via a memory card slot. It will feature 512MB of RAM. The smartphone is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2GHz. The battery capacity of the phone is 1830mAh. The display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with Lumia color profile and wide viewing angles. Nokia has used its ClearBlack display technology on Lumia 630’s display which is an IPS LCD screen.
The all-new Lumia 630 will have the latest Windows Phone features like the Cortana search assistant and the Universal Windows apps. India is among the first few countries where the smartphone has been announced.
At Build 2014 conference, Microsoft made a slew of software and hardware announcements – including the budget Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 smartphones.
Nokia has built a significant part of its business in recent times on lower-end feature- and smartphones, particularly aimed at emerging markets. And taking to the stage in San Francisco, Stephen Elop unveiled the two latest ‘affordable’ Lumia devices, before revealing that these two would in fact be the first devices to get Windows Phone 8.1, the much anticipated update to its mobile OS that was announced shortly before.
The 635 incarnation features 4G LTE, while the 630 will sport a 3G single-SIM version and a 3G dual-SIM variant – both will come with quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processors, 4.5″ Clear Black screens, and be available in five colors with changeable shells. The 630 (single SIM) will cost $159, 630 (dual-SIM) will set you back $169, while the 635 will weigh in at $189.
The 630 and 635 will be available from May starting in Asia, and will be gradually rolled out to other regions over the next couple of months.