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Nokia India to launch biggest Lumia by August end: Sources (Times of India)
Nokia, which is lagging behind rivals like Apple and Samsung in the global smartphone market, is set to launch its biggest-ever Lumia phone in India. Sources at Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) told TOI that the company is planning to launch Lumia 625, the handset with largest touchscreen in its portfolio, in the second or third week of August. Lumia 625 features a 4.7-inch screen, the biggest for a Lumia handset, but is a mid-range device. It has a LCD display with 800x480p resolution and 201ppi pixel density. The screen features the Super Sensitive Touch technology that allows users to use it while wearing gloves. Under the hood is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Wolfson in Nokia’s reaction bluetooth headset. (evertiq.com)
Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LON:WLF)’s digital signal processing (DSP) software ATLAS has been selected by Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) for its Reaction Bluetooth Headset. Developed by Wolfson’s Dynamic Hearing division, ATLAS is specifically designed to optimise the audio performance of Bluetooth headsets. The software uses the microphone signals in the headset to capture the user’s voice from the surrounding noise, thus improving the quality of the conversation.
Nokia cuts Lumia prices in Croatia (Telecompaper)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and Croatian distributor Mobis-Electronic have announced a major reduction in prices for the Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 smartphones. The biggest price cut is for the Nokia Lumia 920, which drops from HRK 5,199 to HRK 3,999. All those purchasing this model will also receive free a JBL PlayUp! speaker, normally priced at HRK 1,150.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera : Behind the lens of a 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 (Nokia, YouTube)
Quickflix now on Nokia Windows 8 devices (CNET Australia)
Quickflix, the Australian video-on-demand streaming service, has increased its potential install base, with a version of its app now available for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Windows 8 devices. The service is now available on iOS, PS3, Xbox and Windows, along with smart TV apps for Panasonic, Samsung and Sony Bravia devices and some Blu-ray players and PVRs. Select Samsung smartphones can also access the mobile app. A BlackBerry 10 version was announced late last year, and is expected to launch soon. The new version of the app can be downloaded from either the Nokia Collection or the Windows Phone store.