Nokia today announced the Lumia 1320 for the UK. The 6-inch Windows Phone phablet will be available from multiple outlets starting February 24th. The Lumia 1320 is a rather special Windows Phone as it packs multiple high-end features at a more affordable price point.
Conor Pierce, VP of Nokia in Ireland and the UK, had the following to comment on the announcement:
From February 24th, consumers will be able to pick up the phablet from multiple sources, including EE, Virgin Mobile and the Carphone Warehouse, as well as online retailers and other distribution channels. Check out our unboxing and first impressions of the Windows Phone.
Nokia announces the Lumia 1320 in the UK
London, UK - Nokia introduces its larger than life Lumia 1320 to the UK market, bringing many of the high-end Lumia innovations to a 6-inch screen smartphone at a significantly lower price point. The latest imaging features, like Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller, the most loved Lumia experiences such as global mapping and location services from HERE, together with unlimited streaming of ad-free music with Nokia MixRadio, all come packaged together to offer consumers a compelling choice in a larger-screen smartphone.
“We are building on the continued success of the Lumia range by looking to offer the latest Windows Phone in a large-screen smartphone format at a highly competitive price,” said Conor Pierce, VP of Nokia in the UK & Ireland. “Consumers and particularly businesses will love its large screen, warm industrial design and the richer imaging experience it is able to deliver. The Nokia Lumia 1320 brings a cost effective addition to our large screen Windows Phone portfolio.”
A rich and fun imaging experience
Nokia Lumia 1320 allows people to take advantage of Nokia’s rich and powerful imaging experiences and have more fun with pictures. The new Nokia Camera integrates the most popular imaging modes – Pro, Smart, and video – into one seamless picture-taking experience on the Nokia Lumia 1320. Nokia Storyteller makes stories come to life on the six-inch screen by automatically integrating images with HERE location information into a chronological picture journey on a map. Creative Studio allows editing pictures easily into photo collages and making the images come to life with different filters or colour popping effects.
Entertainment and gaming made better
With the latest apps, the best from Nokia, and the best from Microsoft supported by LTE 4G connectivity, people can make the most of the screen on the Lumia 1320. With Xbox you can easily access the latest games, Zinio delivers a great magazine experience to a large-screen smartphone, and the Netflix series or films are more enjoyable on the six-inch screen. A wealth of content can be stored in the 7GB free SkyDrive storage or on a micro SD card. And on the home screen, the third column allows people to see more of their important apps and content at a glance.
Get a rich package of the most loved Lumia experiences
Nokia Lumia 1320 features a number of high-end Lumia exclusive experiences, including streaming unlimited music for free with Nokia MixRadio without ads or subscription and downloading your favourite playlists for offline enjoyment.
Offering the world’s best navigation and mapping services and featuring augmented reality view through the suite, HERE Drive, and HERE Maps are preloaded on the phone and HERE Transit is available in the Store to help people discover everything around them in an even more intuitive way. On a larger screen, finding places and navigating to destinations is even easier.
The supersensitive screen of the Nokia Lumia 1320 responds to touch even with gloves on. Furthermore, an update to the Nokia Glance screen allows people to see more on the standby screen with notifications for missed calls and new emails.
Nokia Lumia 1320 goes on sale in the UK from February 24th and will be available from EE, Virgin Mobile and Carphone Warehouse as well as online retailers and independent distribution channels.
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