Nokia planning Treasure Tag sensor (MazumaMobile)
According to sources, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is planning a Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC-based accessory that will allow users to attach their valuables in order to make them easy to find through their mobile phone. The technology would make your valuables trackable through an app on the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Lumia Windows Phone handsets, according to The Verge. Sources say the ‘Treasure Tag’ sensor can be attached to virtually everything including keys, tablets, laptops and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Early signs don’t bode well for Nokia’s Lumia 1020 (Yahoo)
The Lumia 1020 was a very bold move from Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK). “Bold,” as in “astonishingly reckless.” After its previous flagship Lumia phone struggled in America at $100, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) decided to price the 1020 at $300 with a two-year contract. On Monday, the Lumia 1020 was the 13th most popular AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) phone at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). On Tuesday, it was the 25th most popular AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) phone. On Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s combined chart of the best-selling contract phones across all U.S. carriers, the Lumia 1020 didn’t even crack the top-50.
Nokia opens window to future with Lumia 925 (TheAustralian)
The 925 is Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s flagship Windows phone until the imminent arrival of the Lumia 1020 and its monster 41 megapixel camera. The 925 builds on the Nokia 920 Windows Phone released last year and the pair share many features although the 925 fixes the 920’s main bugbear, especially for people with small hands. The 920 was just too big for many, including me, at 10.72 x 130.3 x 70.8 and 185g and the sharp corners on its polycarbonate case made it uncomfortable to hold. The 925 is more svelte at 139g and dimensions of 8.51 x 129 x 70.6mm and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has mercifully rounded off the case corners.
Nokia and BlackBerry phablets possibly only coming in 2014? (Mobot)
There’s been a lot of talk lately of both Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) breaking the 5in screen size barrier with some of the smartphones they’re lining up over the next few months. But Taiwanese supply chain watcher DigiTimes is warning that it might be 2014 before either firm gets its debut “phablet” on the shelves. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s A10, or Aristo, is said to be the next BB10 flagship device, superseding the current Z10 range-topper, and significantly upping its screen size too from 4.3in to 5in. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), meanwhile, has been linked with a number of phablet-sized devices, though its hands are largely tied until Windows Phone 8 GDR 3 emerges, most likely in Q4.