Nokia to offer Lumia phones to more geographies


By Telecom Lead: At the Mobile World Congress,
Nokia announced it will launch Nokia Lumia to more geographies in the world.


The new Nokia Lumia 610 is Nokia’s fourth and most
affordable Lumia smartphone touted as the best Windows Phone for a younger
audience. It makes it easy to keep in touch with friends, providing instant
access to social networks and bringing all mobile, email, Facebook, Twitter and
LinkedIn contacts into one place.  It also makes it easier to browse the
Web with Internet Explorer and to access games through Xbox Live. Users can
also select several apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace. The device also
comes with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music.


The device comes in white, cyan, magenta and black, is
priced at EUR189 and is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of


Nokia Lumia 610 leverages the new software release from
Microsoft delivering enhanced capabilities to the Windows Phone 7.5 platform.
The software release, available from April optimizes Windows Phone to
support lower memory and processor requirements, while still delivering the
same great experience for more affordable products.  


An additional capability of the Windows Phone is the
network and language requirements for China. With this, Nokia plans to offer a
range of Lumia smartphones available in China, covering both CDMA and WCDMA
technologies, in the coming months.


In a related announcement Nokia said Nokia Lumia 900, its first LTE smartphone, will be
available around the world in a DC-HSPA variant, for high speed data connection
in countries where LTE is not available.


The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED
display for a superior touch and viewing experience.  It also features
Nokia’s highest capacity battery making it the perfect Lumia phone for
enjoying media and entertainment on the move.


The primary camera on the Nokia Lumia 900 has exclusive
Carl Zeiss optics, a large aperture for improved performance in low light
conditions and wide angle focal length for capturing full 16:9 images.
It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing camera, with
large aperture and wide-angle lens for sharp, bright images and video calling
out of the box.


At the Mobile World Congress, Nokia also
announced the launch of the new Nokia 808 PureView, the first smartphone to
feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies.


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