Just a few days ago I received information that Nokia Middle East has announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 925 in Kuwait and that it is currently available at all major electronic retail outlets for the price of KD 145.900. The new Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Lumia range.
The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.
Nokia has also announced the availability of Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.
The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.
The Nokia Lumia 925 comes in white, grey, or black with covers, sold separately that come in white, black, yellow, and red.
This year Nokia will be participating in the GITEX convention held in Dubai, UAE on October 17 – 21. They will be participating mainly with their Mobile Apps and Content World otherwise known as the Ovi Store.
A few years ago I used to visit GITEX with my mother since she was the Computer Science major and the one with a job in that field, I loved it and miss it, unfortunately this year I will not be able to visit but it looks to be a promising show. For more information on Nokia’s participation please check out the Press Release below.
It seems now that the Nokia N8 is making it out into the market every gadget reviewing blog out there is giving us bits and pieces on how usable this phone is in the real environment.
The fellows over at Gizmodo Headquarters were able to shoot a video throwdown comparing the Nokia N8 to the iPhone 4 and Blackberry Bold 9000. Their experiment was conducted with 3 different people each using their phone to conduct simple smart phone tasks such as: sending the same email, mapping the directions to the same place, and taking a photo of the same object – they wanted to see which device was the king.
Needless to say, well you know what I won’t tell you what happened you have to just watch and find out how they all fared!
The fellows over at Engadget have gotten their hands on a Nokia N8 and performed their unboxing of the device.
Not only that but they also ran some camera reviews in comparison with the iPhone 4, it’s quite good stuff but I still see that the iPhone 4 is a winner in my books. It was said that the Nokia N8’s touch screen ran slower than the iPhone but I’m not sure, won’t be sure until I get my hands on one, and right now the way things are going I’m burning out through my savings so I won’t be getting one soon LOL!
Anyways enjoy the boxing and the review :D
[Source] Nokia N8 Unboxing
[Source] Nokia N8 vs iPhone 4: Camera Showdown
Nokia recently held a conference in London entitled “Nokia World 2010” in which they launched three new smartphones based on their new Symbian^3 OS coming to us later on this year. There will be the C6, C7, and E7 following the global launch of the N8 which is coming near you in the next coming week. The N8 will be launched in the Middle East region next week whereas both the E7 and C7 towards the end of the year. In the words of Tala Toukan, Nokia will continue to solidify their products and keep up with the smartphone world.
Tala Toukan, Corporate Communications Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf, said “Nokia is a leader in this region, and the announcement of the new products comes to further solidify our product portfolio that caters to people’s different needs at different price points. Both the newly announced Nokia E7 and the Nokia C7 will be coming to this market before end of year.”
The Nokia C6-01 features an 8 megapixel camera and 3.2inch AMOLED screen with their latest ClearBlack Display (CBD) technology aimed at delivering better outdoor visibility. It’s aimed at becoming the budgetized touchscreen smartphone with the latest Symbian^3 OS system. It can shoot 720p Video and has expandable storage in the form of MicroSD cards making you able to go all the way up to 32GB of storage. It will probably ship by end of this year with an estimated pre-tax price of $334 and will likely find a nice audience.
The Nokia C7 however will feature the same 8 megapixel camera and 720p video recording capabilities but this device will have a slightly larger AMOLED screen with a size of 3.5inches and will have more onboard memory, almost 8GB more. It comes in stainless steel and was described as the “sleekiest smoothest device in the whole world” at 10.5mm thick. It too can get more memory by installing a MicroSD card but it will carry a slightly more expensive price tag at around $430.
Nokia didn’t stop there and went on to introduce the E7 which is aimed at the previous Communicator audience, those who fell in love with previous communicators can now upgrade and join us in this century with a very smart and sleek phone. This device has a 4 inch tilting touchscreen disply on the front and an 8 megapixel camera capable of 720p video on the back. It’s aimed to be one of Nokia’s best business devices with its ability to create PowerPoint slides on the go. This beauty also features Nokia’s new ClearBlack Display and is expected to ship before the end of the year for an estimated price pre-tax of 495€. This baby is almost identical to its older brother the N8 in its 4-inch display however they have a few slight differences. The N8 is 12.9mm-thin and has an FM transmitter and 2mm charging connector however the #7 is 13.6mm and doesn’t carry the FM transmitter. The E7 is aimed at business people whereas the N8 is more of a multimedia phone.
Looks like Nokia is trying very hard to get back into the game, I hope that the new Symbian^3 OS rocks and some competition shows up because right now it seems to be an iPhone/Blackberry/Android world with Symbian falling way back!
For more news about the above mentioned phones please check out the below articles:
Nokia seems to be taking some of the steps from the famous Apple company by having their mobile phones available for booking or pre-ordering and that is what we can see today available from Nokia UAE. They’ve kicked off their pre-booking campaign for the Nokia N8, giving UAE residents the opportunity to be one of the first to own the new smartphone when it hits the market in the upcoming weeks. All you need to do is head out to any of the Nokia stores located throughout the UAE and book any one of the beautiful colors available for the Nokia N8 whether it is orange, blue, silver, grey, or green you can book it now. The orange and blue will be exclusive to the Nokia stores for the initial period and other colors will follow.
One of the best features of the Nokia N8? 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and large sensor; HD quality videos and the choice to edit them within the phone; ability to access Web TV services; the latest Symbin ^3 system; as well as many other options which you have to just wait and see.
If I thought that a phone would come to rival the iPhone I would give the Nokia N8 a fair chance to test that theory. So get ready to book your N8 sson.
Thanks Bassam! [Nokia Middle East – UAE – Impact Porter Novelli]
Nokia has already joined the ranks of Apple, Google, and Blackberry with their own Ovi Store to compete with the App Store, Android Store, and App World. But what makes them awesome for this month is that they are providing a bunch of applications specifically for Ramadan. Be sure to visit the Ovi Store to check them out.
Ramadan applications for 2010 are compatible with a range of Nokia devices most definitely including the Nokia N97 mini, E72, E52, X6, 5230, 5530, C5, 5235, 5800, E5, 6700 slide, 5233, X3, 6303i, 2710, and C3. A range of languages are also available within applications whether you speak English, Arabic, Farsi, French or Urdu they are all available.
Thanks Nokia Middle East – Dubai [Link]