Nokia Windows Phone Announcements From MWC

Nokia made some interesting announcements on their Windows Phone platform strategy today at MWC 2012 press conference.

  • Nokia announced that Nokia Lumia 900 device will be expanded to markets outside US, Canada with HSPA+ instead of LTE. The device will come in Cyan, Black & White editions.
  • Nokia released a new low end Windows Phone device Lumia 610 running Windows Phone Tango. The device specs is as follows,

Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Speed: HSDPA cat 7: 7.2Mbps,

Display: 3.7” WVGA (800×480) TFT capacitive touch LCD display with pinch zoom

Memory: 256MB RAM, 8GB storage

Camera: 5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash.

Size/Weight: 119.24mm x 62.18mm x 11.95mm / 131.5g

Processor: 800 Mhz Single Core/Qualcomm Snapdragon S1

Battery: 1300 mAh

Talk time: GSM : 10.5 h, WCDMA : 9.5h. Standby time: GSM : 670 h, WCDMA :720 h

  • Nokia Lumia 610 will cost €189 and comes in White, Cyan, Black and Magenta colors.
  • Both Nokia Lumia 900 Global version and Lumia 610 is coming in Q2 2012.
  • Nokia Drive app updated with full offline navigation, speed limit alerts, etc, and it will be made available in coming weeks.
  • Nokia announced a new app called Nokia Reading which will serve as the reading hub for Lumia Windows Phone devices.
  • Nokia is working with some of the world’s biggest publishers, including Penguin and Hachette, and Pearson to launch a world class e-book and audiobook experience that’s been designed specifically for the Nokia Lumia.
  • Nokia announced the new Public Transport app which is a unique service that allows you to plan fast inner-city routes from point to point, and work out your time of arrival.
  • Nokia announced an update to Nokia Maps which will now allow you to create and collect your favourite places, and access places you’ve recently visited.
  • Nokia PureView technology is coming to Windows Phone platform and no timeframe was provided.

We will update with more details as we get from Nokia.