Long awaited Lumia 620 is finally launched in India. It is available at the Nokia’s Online Store in partnership with IndiaTimes at http://nokia.indiatimes.com for Rs. 14,900 with discount. That’s a pretty good price.
Lumia 620 is low end WP 8 device. Lumia 620 sports SNAPDRAGON S4 1.0 GHz Dual Core processor and 512MB RAM. It has 3.8″ screen with 800×480 pixel resolution.
What do you think about the phone and it’s pricing? Good eh? Let us know in comments or at @NokiaTips 🙂
In my honest opinion, This is about the most terrible news to start the year with. As I just read from the guys at smartmobil; Starting next month, access to nokia firmware files from Navifirm will be prohibited. For those of us who have always relied on Navifirm to grab firmware updates before others (either for reviews or just to be ahead of our mates), this is not gonna be good on us.
IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN 12-21-2012 FROM NOKIA:
Nokia will close open connection to Nokia Firmware Repository during January 2013 and Implement access control.
Ater this, the Nokia Online login is required to access Nokia Firmware Repository.
During transition phase (December 2012 – January 2013), both open and restricted channels are open, but the open channel will be closed at the end of January 2013
After this, application updates and device software downloading are possible only by using the latest software releases with service NOL login supported.
Think about Mobile Phone Camera and I doubt anybody would think any name except Nokia. Nokia has been the king of smartphone camera and the driving force behind has been @PhoneDaz for last 9 years. But Damian Dinning is leaving Nokia on this 30th Nov. It been a kind of shock for almost all fans.
In a talk with @PureViewClub he shared few words,
Following the news of my forthcoming departure from Nokia I wanted to say a few words:
Firstly, wow! Huge thanks for the incredibly kind words of support and well wishes. I have been so touched by all of your messages.
As reported in Nokia’s own statement regarding my forthcoming departure, a number of key strategic roles have moved to Finland. My family and I are based in the UK at a stage in our lives where relocation is unfortunately not an option. I have therefore made the tremendously difficult decision after nearly 9 years with Nokia to leave the company. I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet.
As reported by a few, the work area I am best known for, imaging, is the result of a huge and massively talented pool of people. I have often felt embarrassed by the media attention I received knowing that whilst I am proud of my own contributions and the forward looking guidance I have strived to provide the teams, there are a lot of unsung heroes!
I have known for some time that I would be leaving Nokia. I’ve spent many many months with this in mind, working with incredibly talented and highly motivated people across various teams building towards the next steps Nokia will take in imaging.
At a very young age, I had two very strong interests, cars and photography. With regards to the latter, I wanted to be able to take photography from the nerdy or for special occasions only use it was at the time, to being part of everyday life. I never thought I’d be able to play a role in making that happen, but my time at Nokia gave me exactly that opportunity. I really feel I’ve been able to fulfil that ambition. Whilst we’re really only just entering the next major stage in the development of photography and I still have a very clear vision of how I see it’s longer term development, I fully recognise this is the perfect opportunity for me to work in quite a different area.
For those less cynical amongst you, there’s a lot to look forward to as the various teams continue to work as hard as ever. I feel confident you’re going to really love what they’re working on for the future. Having been directly involved, I’m personally intrigued to monitor as a spectator, their progress.
As for my future, I am moving to an industry I’ve wanted to be part of for a very long time. My experience in telecoms and smartphones provides me with a great opportunity to make a difference in a company whose own development is inspiring at a time of great change. I am thrilled that I’ll shortly be joining Jaguar Land Rover where I’ll take a role
driving future innovations in the exciting new field of Connected Car.
You can still contact me via my twitter page @PhoneDaz, but I will not be using this account in relation to my new role. Feel free to nudge me from time to time…
Best wishes to you all.
It is really sad to see him go. However as he has said, his team is already there and they will be pushing great things ahead.
Nokia Lumia 920 got listed on Maniac Store at the price of 30,990 INR which is approx 597 USD. The price is pretty good considering Nokia 808 PureView was launched at 33k INR. Product is still just listed, with an option to notify you when it is available.
I have personally never used this store, neither I have any idea about its reliability. There are tempting options like Cash on Delivery and EMI option. Pretty well if it stays at same price even after it is available.
I am looking forward to this Store. Are you?
Nokia announces two new member to it’s large, very popular low end series, Asha. Nokia Asha 308 and 309 are the new two devices. Asha series, mainly for offering smartphone like features at affordable prices, is getting popular as a low end market.
Nokia Asha 308 & 309 has swipe inspired UI with capacitive touch offering you best touch experience in the class. The main purpose of Asha phones is to allow all people to connect to the internet and so Asha 308 and 309 comes with Nokia’s Xpress browser which is powered by cloud compression. Nokia claims this technology consumes 90% less data. You can also stream YouTube videos in phone’s video player. Also, Facebook, Twitter etc Social apps come pre-loaded.
Nokia Asha 308 is dual SIM while Nokia Asha 309 is single SIM but comes with Wi-Fi so that you can connect to faster, cheaper internet connections.
Just like other Asha phones, 40 premium EA games can be downloaded for free. The Asha 308 and Asha 309 (which supports Wi-Fi positioning) have Nokia Maps 2.0.
No doubt, HTC was known for it’s nice unique design, but it seems they are running out of new desing idea. 😉 HTC announced their first WP8 which includes 8X too.
Close enough, huh? It’s not the WP8 that is giving similar look but it’s design of device too which makes it look similar to Lumia polycarbonate design. http://www.pc-tablet.com/ ‘s source reported that Nokia is planning to sue HTC for using its patented design. Their source said,
The reports are saying Nokia is preparing to get HTC 8X banned in various parts of the world from going on sale when it will launch in November. Nokia has said in reports that the front-face of HTC 8X looks identically same as of the Lumia 820 followed by side-curves of the phone body.
Ultimately, it will be tough for HTC go with launch of it’s new, first WP8 devices in the market.