Nokia is estopped from making a smartphone till the end of 2016, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a brand new tablet. Say hello to the N1, a brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop powered tablet. The tablet ships with a design that closely resembles the iPad Mini, and features top specs including a 7.9″ 2048 x 1536 IPS screen, ‘retina’ if you will. It is powered by Intel’s 64-bit Atom Processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with 2GB of RAM. The N1 is crafted from a single piece of aluminum, and packs an all new reversible USB connector.
The end result is that Nokia has a tablet that’s thinner and lighter than Apple’s iPad Mini, and better spec’d too. An 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front facing camera are the other highlights. Coupled with its $250 price tag and the fact that it runs stock Android with the Z launcher on top of it, it makes for a very compelling device.
The only bit of bad news is that the tablet is expected to hit China around the Chinese New Year in February, and there is no word on where else it is headed for now.
Nevertheless the Nokia of yore is back, and if the tablet is any indication, don’t be surprised if Nokia holds a press event the day their embargo on smartphones lifts. Full tech specs and pictures below.
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Today is the day that Nokia ceased to be the company that it once was, it still lives on, but the iconic hardware unit that was lauded world over, is now part of Microsoft.
But this post isn’t an analysis of what remains, or what can we expect from the new Microsoft Mobile, after all it’ll still be all those amazing Nokians running it!
It is simply about one thing, the spirit of Nokia. A company that meant, and still means ‘mobile’ to millions around the world.
It doesn’t matter what phone you use, today your ringtone should be the iconic Nokia tune, Grande Valse, by Francisco Tárrega.
Nokia Conversations has all iterations, right from the monophonic version available for download.
Go get it.
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Word had earlier leaked that ‘Nokia Oyj’ was going to be renamed ‘Microsoft Mobile Oy’ under MS, which led to speculation that the deal was about to close and things have now become official. In a blog post on the official Microsoft blog, the company has announced that the Nokia acquisition will be complete come April 25. The transaction had been first announced in September 2013, and had been expected to be complete in Q1 2014, but saw delays in regulatory compliance.
As it turns out, Nokia.com and Nokia’s other much loved social media properties will also be taken over by MS, and the company will operate them for ‘upto’ one year. I do hope that MS decides to keep them in the long run, as they have been instrumental in getting Nokia the kind of loyal support that it enjoys amongst its users.
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A few years ago, when the Nokia N8 had just been released, I did a post titled N8 v a DSLR. It turned out to be hugely popular because the notion that a cameraphone could challenge the almighty DSLR, was a a concept that was almost unbelievable. At that point in time I did not suggest that the N8 was better than the DSLR, but that it was good enough for day light shots, and in the night you’d find it lacking – still it was a sign of things to come.
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Doing what I do, I have access to a wide variety of smartphones and given my inclination, most of the times those are all flagships devices. But despite all that, there is a one smartphone that I keep coming back to – the Nokia Lumia 925. It isn’t the latest or the greatest Windows Phone. It doesn’t have a 41 MP camera, or a full HD 1080p display, or a Snapdragon 800 processor, and it isn’t even very new – having been announced back in May 2013. But there is something about this device, that makes me keep holding onto it, and in post I try and figure out why.
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At Nokia World 2013, Nokia’s just announced a Windows RT tablet called the Lumia 2520, and it is quite a head turner when it comes to its specifications as well as looks. The 10.1″ tablet promises of an 11 hour battery life with its 8000 mAh battery, it runs on a Snapdragon 800 quad core chip, come with 32 GB of storage with a microSD slot for expansion, LTE, and a 6.7 MP Carl Zeiss camera.
Here’s the lowdown.
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