Nokia reveals launch date for next-gen hardware: Phablet, RT tablet coming next month? (ZDNet)
The most credible hint yet that next month will see the release of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)‘s next hardware flagships has surfaced today. Nokia’s Twitter account on Tuesday tweeted a picture of two men sand skiing with the text “#blazing #stories #innovationreinvented” and a message that more will be revealed on 22 October.
Nokia RM-927 for Verizon revealed in FCC filing (Neowin.net)
With Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)‘s GDR3 update right around the corner, we’ve seen some leaks on both the software and hardware end. As the announcement nears, we’ve heard all sorts of things about this 6-inch Lumia smartphone, dubbed the Lumia 1520 on AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Well, it looks like Nokia has something up their sleeves for Verizon Wireless customers as well. We previously reported on a leaked image which shows the RM-927 in white with Verizon’s branding. We suspect the device to have a 4.5- to 4.7-inch display (based on the given dimensions: 137x71x9 mm) and previous benchmark results show the device having a scale factor of 150, which means the resolution is either 720p or 1080p. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) releasing a 720p device now seems odd for a couple reasons.
Comparison with Nokia Lumia 925 puts the Xperia Z1 in great light (Android Authority)
We’ve recently seen a gallery of impressive shots taken with the Xperia Z1 at nighttime, and now Alvin Wong from UnleashThePhones is back with another demonstration of the Z1’s low-light prowess. This time, the Singaporean blogger compared Sony’s new flagship with a device that received great reviews when it came to its camera, and low-lighting photography in particular – the Nokia Lumia 925. Equipped with an 8MP sensor with PureView technology, optical image stabilization, and Carl Zeiss lenses, the Lumia 925 has been praised by users and pundits alike for the quality of its low-light and nighttime pictures.
Android was never an option for Nokia (Network World)
The idea that Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) threatened to dump Windows Phone for Android to force the Microsoft buyout is just silly. Imagine Nokia’s Stephen Elop entering the room to negotiate the acquisition and threatening Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Steve Balmer with “If you don’t buy us, we will switch to Android.” Maybe Elop did, but only as a joke, because the threat would just make Balmer laugh. Nokia engineers porting Android to Lumia hardware is one thing; Nokia engineers porting Android to Lumia hardware for a good business reason is an entirely different consideration.
Nokia 808 PureView smartphone used to fluorescence image viruses (Wired)
A Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) 808 PureView smartphone has been used to do fluorescent imaging on individual nanoparticles and viruses. By clipping on a 3D-printed attachment that included a laser bought on eBay, researchers at the University of California (UCLA) were able to turn the smartphone into a telescope capable of imaging particles around 100 nanometres in size.