At a launch yesterday in the US, Microsoft debuted two new Lumia handsets: the 950 and the larger 950 XL, both running Windows 10 mobile.
While both handsets have similar specs such as a 20MP rear facing camera, 32GB on-board storage and Gorilla glass screen, the 950 comes with a 5.2 inch display and hexa-core Qualcomm processor and the 950 XL has a larger 5.7 inch display and an octa-core processor. Both handsets will also be able to charge up 50% full power in 30 minutes. Continue reading →
The first details have been announced for this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Mobile World Congress will be held under the theme “Mobile is Everything” and will be held on February 22-25th of the Fira Gran in Barcelona. Around 100,000 attendees and more than 2,000 exhibitors are expected to attend this year.
The first confirmed keynote speakers for the four day conference programme include GSMA chairman Jon Fredrik Baksaas, director general designate Mats Granryd, Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg and BuzzFeed founder and CEO jonah Peretti.
Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business almost a year ago and rumors suggest the Finnish company may be plotting a return to selling phones. Currently, the Finnish company is under contractual obligation to abstain from launching any phone products or licensing out their name on such devices, which is a term that was part of the deal with Microsoft until Q4, 2016. Continue reading →
Nokia Networks will demonstrate with National Instruments, a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software, a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air, paving the way for future 5G networks. Continue reading →
Nokia have announced the development of a new prototype antenna capable of reaching 10Gbps (gigabits per second).
This new technology purportedly attains these speeds by utilising the millimetre wave spectrum in the 73GHz band and by using 2×2 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO).
Lauri Oksanen, vice president of research and technology at Nokia Networks was quoted saying “5G mobile network speeds as high as 10Gbps and with extremely low latency are a driving force for massive mobile broadband and totally new applications.” He went on to say “We’re excited to showcase these achievements with our partners. Our progress, coupled with the joint organisation of the Brooklyn 5G Summit, underscores our commitment to be a leader in 5G.”
Back in April, Microsoft announced the acquisition of all of the Nokia Devices and Services business.
Microsoft is now ready to unveil a very first device under Microsoft Lumia brand. According to Microsoft Mobile site, “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come back on November 11, to find out more.”
“In the coming weeks and months, you’ll start seeing even more brand experience come to life across different channels as we transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia,” says Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft.
The Lumia 635 will be the first 4G handset released that will be running the latest version on Windows Phone OS, 8.1.
The device has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable to 128GB with MicroSD card) and a large 1830mAh battery . It will be available in orange, green, yellow, matte black and white. Continue reading →