Monday, 24 February 2014

Phones for everyone: News from Nokia's MWC event

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Today Nokia kicked off the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain with the slogan "Phones for all". If you didn't watched the event, then you really don't have any idea about this slogan. Actually, what happened today at Barcelona was the class itself. Nokia has completed the dream of everyone having a smartphone. Nokia announced many devices today. If you were expecting any new Lumia device then you can quit reading the post now because no new Lumia launched. Definitely, Nokia announced some of the most awaited apps for Lumia phones. Head below and check the list of new announcements of today. 

     1. New apps for Lumia Devices:

 Nokia has just announced some pretty awesome news for the Windows Phone Store. BBM and Photoshop Express will be coming soon. Stephen Elop made the announcement a few minutes into the Nokia press conference.
No further details were shared. But we’ll have more as soon as we can information on both BBM and Photoshop Express. As you know, BBM is a highly anticipated app for the Windows Phone ecosystem, as is Photoshop Express. BBM is a messaging platform from BlackBerry, it recently made the jump to iOS and Android.
Stephen Elop mentioned BBM coming in the next few weeks for Windows Phone.

     2. Nokia Asha 230 announced:

The Nokia Asha 230, priced at €45, is no less ground-breaking. It offers a fresh, bright design and a full touch-screen experience at a jaw-dropping price, with access to key social networking apps and Microsoft services like OneDrive. The Nokia Asha 230 is also available for sale immediately.


     3. Nokia 220 announced:

The Nokia 220 is the most affordable internet-ready device in Nokia’s portfolio today, priced at just €29. (Prices exclude any local taxes or operator subsidies). It offers a first experience of internet services, social networks and Bing search, moving Nokia further in its mission to connect the next billion. It will be available for sale immediately.


     4. Nokia X, X+ and XL announced:

Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL form a new family of affordable smartphones that offers a better-designed choice for Android apps. They bring together Nokia’s renowned build quality and durability with signature Nokia experiences like HERE Maps and Nokia MixRadio, as well as popular Microsoft services like Skype, OneDrive and
The popular swipe-based notifications and multitasker, Fastlane, allows fast access to the people, apps and information that are most important to you.


The Nokia X is the entry-level model in the family, will cost €89, and is available immediately.
The Nokia X+ offers more memory and storage for those who want to enjoy even more music, photos and video. It’s priced at €99 and will be available in early Q2 2014.
Finally, the Nokia XL packs a 5-inch screen, 5MP rear-facing and 2MP front-facing camera, great for Skype video calls. It will be priced at €109 and be available in early Q2 2014.
The Nokia X family is priced to compete in the affordable smartphone segment, which is the fastest-growing area of the overall smartphone market. It also offers an on-ramp to Microsoft services and a natural progression to Nokia Lumia over time.

For now we don't have much to share but in the coming days we will be posting more details about the announcements. Till then stay connected.


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