Nokia World 2013 Keynote Summary
Here is a summary of the latest offerings of Nokia as presented in the Nokia World keynote in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2013.
Nokia's first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, offers combined LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and is designed to deliver the best outdoor and indoor readability.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies. Initial roll out is to begin broadly in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Finland, with additional countries to follow shortly after. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at the recommended price of USD149.
Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 with 6-inch screens. The larger format offers a new column of live tiles for easier and faster access to apps and experiences.
The Lumia 1520 offers the latest imaging innovation from Nokia - a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020. In addition to the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller applications, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability. People can bring their videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording, an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones. With Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia Camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services, so people can experience the most popular Lumia experiences at a more accessible price.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in yellow, white, black and glossy red. It is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013, with an estimated price of USD749 before taxes and subsidies in Hong Kong, Singapore, U.S., China, U.K., France, Germany, Finland and other European markets, with other markets to follow.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black and is expected to start shipping in Q1 2014 with an estimated price of USD339 before taxes and subsidies in China and Vietnam, followed by other Asian markets, India and Europe.
The Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 introduce a new crystal-clear design, smarter camera and a faster and more intuitive user interface.
The newest additions to the Asha Platform family of devices - the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 - join the already successful Asha 501 in pushing the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation. All three handsets build on Nokia's renowned design and feature a new crystal-clear look; a fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color encases each phone to make it both elegant and more durable. Support for 3G is available on the Asha 503, which also includes a 5MP camera and comes with a Dual SIM option.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 include new enhancements to the Asha Platform for even more intuitive navigation. The new Asha user interface enables faster and easier sharing of images on social networks, with one easy swipe to access the camera and one touch to post. Fastlane gives people a second home screen for quick access to frequently used apps and deeper integration with their favourite social networks. Knowing how important free messaging is to people, WhatsApp will be available for the Nokia Asha 501 and is to arrive later in the year for the new Asha devices.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 will be available in bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black, and are planned to start shipping in Q4 2013.
The Nokia Asha 500 features a 2.8-inch screen, 2MP camera and comes in single SIM and Easy Swap Dual SIM variants. It is expected to be available in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East with an estimated price of USD69 before taxes or subsidies.
The Nokia Asha 502 features a 3-inch screen, a 5MP camera with LED flash and Easy Swap Dual-SIM. The estimated price before taxes or subsidies starts at USD89 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East.
The Nokia Asha 503 features 3.5G connectivity, a 3-inch screen, 5MP camera with LED flash, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and comes in single SIM and Easy Swap Dual SIM variants. The estimated price before taxes or subsidies is USD99 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
New accessories from Nokia complement mobile lifestyles, from power keyboards to wireless charging.
Nokia also introduced a portable wireless charging plate that makes charging easier and faster, and lets people wirelessly charge a smartphone anytime, anywhere. Supporting the Qi wireless standard, the Nokia DC-50 is compatible with Nokia Lumia devices supporting wireless charging, such as the Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020, Lumia 925, and Lumia 920.
The Nokia DC-50 is expected to be available globally in Q4 at an estimated price of USD99.
Nokia apps Nokia Storyteller, Beamer and Video Director.
Nokia Storyteller - automatically integrates your pictures from your phone with HERE location information and collates a chronological picture journey on a map
Nokia Beamer - share experiences and ideas easily and instantly with friends or colleagues by projecting your phone screen to any HTML5 enabled screen; this includes documents, maps, location details, or even the camera viewfinder.
Nokia Video Director - create, edit and share customized videos direct from the Lumia 2520.
New third-party applications including Instagram, WhatsApp, Papyrus, Vine among others. (Somebody say FINALLY!)