Long time, no see. Things have kept me a little occupied. Without further delay, I’m here to share some details on Jolla (Meego based) device, the latest line up of Asha devices, and latest sensation, the Nokia Lumia 1020, a first of it’s kind Windows Phone with a 41MP optics, and Microsoft’s plan to buy out Nokia products and services.

 

Jolla, 

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Jolla (spell it as – yo la) , Finish based, mostly Nokia bred folks, who are developing mobile devices and the SailfishOS (MeeGo based open source OS).

The folks working on this project are a bunch of cool, passionate people who love open source framework. They showcased their first release of a fully grown device during the JollaLoveDay event in May. At the same time, Jolla team did an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in all.

With regards to further developments, SailfishOS, ie, the Jolla phone has been confirmed to support Android apps out of box, with no modifications! More at Jolla press release.

 

Nokia Asha – 105, 106, 107, 108

Needless to say these low-end devices are getting smart, smarter and colorful! More at Asha videos.

Also, did you know that the Asha 510 does Word, Excel, Powerpoint documents ! Yes, My Pocket Office – docxyou see that’s the exact application which gives this device (smartphone jealous inducing) powers!

 

Nokia LUMIA 1020 

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First of the Windows Phone device to sport a 41MP camera, I’d doubt if someone would claim that place, ever. Latest camera flagship from Nokia. Device, however, apart from the terrific camera improvement is running with the same engine as the Lumia 925. Some videos below for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

Top Features:

  • 4.5 inch Clear Black PureMotion HD+ display
  • 41 MP Carl Ziess optics, feature PureView Technology
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 225 GPU, 2GB RAM
  • 1.2MP front facing camera
  • 32 GB internal storage clubbed with 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage
  • Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, 3G, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS/GPRS

Display:

The flagship family from Nokia Corp, Lumia has been blessed with a new and impressive member dubbed Nokia Lumia 1020. The device sports a 4.5 inch pure motion HD+ display with resolution 1280 x 768 px, 16M colors and 334.0 ppi pixel density. It super sensitive touch, just like the Lumia 920  and easy to clean Nokia Glance screen.

Camera

This is where Nokia Lumia 1020 takes the world to the storm. It poses a 41 MP rear camera with PureView technology, dual capture feature and Xenon Flash. The camera can shoot with amazing clarity and quality to the pictures even when in low light, thanks to Optical Image Stabilization, Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, and Autofocus. It can record videos at 1080p at 30fps. To give more control to professional photographers, Nokia has powered it with apps like Nokia Pro Camera, Nokia Smart Camera. The device also flaunts a 1.2 MP front facing camera for self-portrait and video calling.

Battery

The device is supported with a 2000mAh battery which is unremovable and also supports wireless charging via accessory cover.

 

Availability 

Is it available in India? No. But it’s coming soon, they say. Keep an eye at Nokia’s online store – Here

 

Microsoft buy out plan

 

Elop – what the doctor ordered for Microsoft.

Facts be it, there are huge number of people already convinced that Microsoft has already brought Nokia. No, not yet, wait till 2014, for a final sign off! Also, if the deal is a yes, Nokia would not stop making devices! For the next 10 years, the Nokia branding (Lumia & Asha) would remain intact, so, you would still be seeing Lumias and Asha, given Microsoft doesn’t come up with some funny move.

The whole sequence of events was almost pre-meditated! It’s was simple – Nokia were running out of cash reserve, MS has bucket load of it, also, Nokia has sold most number Windows Phone device ever, yet. Also, like you would expect the big cos. to behave, they would want to rule the world.

Future comings would be interesting to watch. There would sure be twist and turns further. For instance, some reports that were published this day, give a direction at Nokia making close to 10k Android phones.! – What happens to them? If the deal is big yes, MS would simple trash them. If not, I honestly wish Nokia would make the Nokia Android phones (a geeks best dream) true. But again, Elop, imo, didn’t sign up for this @#$!

*popcorn*

Let’s wait and watch !

 

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