Nokia at Mobile World Congress with a new high end Windows Phone
Though Nokia likes to deny that there's a Lumia 910, the rumored Euro version of the AT&T Lumia 900 with a 12MP camera, they evidently do have something to show off in a few weeks in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress.
Nokia will have a press conference on Monday, February 27 8:30-9:30am to announce a new device and as Forbes reports, it looks to have something unique to offer:
Well, that sounds interesting. Augmented Reality, possibly i.e. City Lens? That's certainly a contender, we think. NFC also comes to mind but that's more than software and is not expected until Apollo.
Either way, we'll be there that morning to cover it as usual. So mark the date and time down as we'll have the scoop. (And perhaps we'll also see that white Lumia 900 too.)
Source: Forbes; Thanks for everyone who sent this in
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Nokia still needs Symbian, it's the OS that moves the devices, WP doesn't unfortunately.
Just a side note, S40 isn't Symbian. You can find S40 from the below 100 euros devices.
Fist of all, your assumption is that it's WP related, Nokia has their own OS too. Nokia isn't a poor old fogie on the ropes, they are huge everywhere else in the world but the US.
Also, this isn't Android. MS isn't releasing phones that are already out of date. Not to mention, Nokia is getting amazing publicity right now in the US and around the world, is there something wrong with pimping your own stuff at an event?
One last thing, Nokia has 3 WP7 phones out (710, 800, 900) which are all arguably Gen 1.5 phones while the other manufacturers are already on Gen 2 devices. If there is a new device it's Nokia playing catch up. Who knows, it might even be something for their unlocked line or something amazingly affordable. I didn't see anything that said Nokia was breaking barriers, ". . . It did say it was a phone that would run an unusual software feature normally found only on high-end smartphones." If anything, this could mean that it's an affordable phone with hardware reminiscent of high-end devices.
"While the partner did not specify whether the upcoming device was a Windows Phone handset, it did say it was a phone that would run an unusual software feature normally found only on high-end smartphones."
I don't get why other users said mentioned Symbian. That's a low-end software. PLUS, that's not a "software FEATURE".
So.. It's definetely a Windows Phone but what is this "Software FEATURE" ?
My following guesses.
- More megapixel photos
- Synergy ala webOS
- Augmented Reality
- Multi-Core feature
And the unique software feature is the Swipe UI - which is seen on the Harmattan-Meego (N9) device.
It will NOT be a Windows Phone at MWC, if for nothing else but the obvious reasons- they are still rolling out the Lumia 800 and are about to release the Lumia 900 which we've already seen; no need to 'reveal' the same looking phone just because it will be released in Europe.
Nokia. MWC. Symbian device.
I'm going to say. . . . Laser gun.
(For anyone who's seen the Nokia Belle update ad)