Nokia today unveiled six new devices – Nokia introduced its first ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, and launched a portfolio of large screen Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and 1320. Building on Nokia‘s focus on imaging, the latest range of Lumia and Asha products enables people to capture and share the world around them like never before. Nokia also showed new accessories, and announced an array of new Nokia and third-party applications which enhance the Asha and Lumia experience.
“œNow more than ever, mobile devices are at the center of consumers‘ lives as they look to capture, curate and share experiences on the go,“ said Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President, Devices & Services at Nokia. “œToday we‘re inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we‘re delivering industry leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices. The quality and value that Nokia products deliver continues to grow as we partner with developers to introduce app experiences that are unique to Lumia and Windows Phone. And clearly, with Lumia and Asha smartphones enjoying quarter-on-quarter volume growth in Q3 2013, that quality and value is resonating with consumers around the world.“
Lumia 2520 Tablet
Nokia‘s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, is designed to work anywhere, with a vivid 10.1-inch HD display that is designed to provide the best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet. The Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics. The Lumia 2520, runs on Windows RT 8.1, and also features multiple color choices and fast-charging capability ““ providing up to an 80% charge in one hour
The Lumia 2520 also comes with a number of unique software experiences that are exclusive to the Lumia family, including the exclusive “œDragons Adventure“ interactive game developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation. Additionally, the Lumia 2520 includes Nokia Storyteller, a Nokia developed application that introduces a new way to curate and relive images and videos as a story on a map, as well as Nokia Video Director, which offers the ability to edit videos shot on the Lumia 2520 ““ as well as content from Lumia smartphones. With integrated HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience.
The Lumia 2520 pairs with an accessory which offers a great set of benefits: the Nokia Power Keyboard. Offering up to five extra hours of battery life and two built-in USB ports, the Nokia Power Keyboard makes battery life worries a thing of the past. A protective and wraparound cover, the Nokia Power Keyboard includes a fully functional keypad with gesture trackpad, so typing should feel as natural as on a laptop. With Microsoft Office and Outlook preinstalled, getting more done on the go is easier than ever.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expect to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies. Initial roll out is to begin broadly in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Finland, with additional countries to follow shortly after. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at the recommended price of USD149.
Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320
Nokia also introduced its first ever large screen Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. With a six inch screen and the latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are perfectly suited for entertainment and productivity. A new third column of tiles on the home screen means people can see and do more on a larger screen. Bringing larger displays to the Lumia design, the new format is coupled with some new advanced camera innovations so people can capture and share the world around them.
The Lumia 1520 offers a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020. In addition to the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller applications, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability. People can bring their videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording, an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones.
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia Camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services, so people can experience the most popular Lumia experiences at a more accessible price.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in yellow, white, black and glossy red. It is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013, with an estimated price of USD749. The Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black and is expected to start shipping in Q1 2014 with an estimated price of USD339.