Nokia Announces N1 Android Tablet

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Simplicity and design at the heart of Nokia’s first brand-licensed product 

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the N1, the first Nokia-branded AndroidTM tablet. The N1 offers the innovative, predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface, and a carefully crafted industrial design by Nokia with a focus on simplicity. The N1 will be brought to market in Q1 2015 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales.

“We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” said Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki. “The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.”

Consumers use and manage a large set of applications in their digital lives. The N1 makes that easy with the Z Launcher, which allows users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.

The industrial design of the N1 is deliberately developed to match the elegant simplicity of the interface. It has a unique one-piece aluminum design with a soft finish in both Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors that make it stand out from other tablets. The 7.9″ laminated display sits in a 6.9mm thin and light design that makes the device comfortable to hold even with one hand. A 2.4Ghz Intel© AtomTM quad-core processor provides great performance for the Android Lollipop operating system on the N1.

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The N1 is planned to be available for purchase in China in Q1 2015 for an estimated USD 249 before taxes, with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets.

In addition to the Nokia brand, Nokia is licensing the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to the OEM partner. The OEM partner is responsible for full business execution, from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound IP and software licensing and contractual agreements with 3rd parties.

The N1’s industrial design and Z Launcher application originate within the Nokia Technologies business, which is focused on strengthening Nokia’s industry-leading innovation portfolio through patent, technology and brand licensing.

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Lumia 830 Now Available In Bahrain



Bringing flagship style and performance to more people 
with integrated Microsoft experiences and superior PureView imaging
 

9 November, Manama, Bahrain: Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of the affordable flagship Lumia 830 in Bahrainor BD 156. With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation more affordable.

 

Packing the very best Lumia innovations including Wireless Charging, Optimized Image Stabilization and personal wellness monitoring features such as SensorCore into an ultra-sleek package, the Lumia 830 delivers:

·         Incredible image and video quality, day or night, Lumia 830 captures sharp images with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilization system to date.

·         Living Images that make your camera roll come alive, and share on social networks using Storyteller.

·         The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, providing faster connections to everything that matters with Notification Center, Live Tiles, Microsoft Office. 

·         Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.

·         Live, sync, and instantly share with 15GB of OneDrive storage, which securely connects content with friends, family, and colleagues on the go.

·         A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so you can pick up where you left off. 

·         A powerful processor, delivering a fast and smooth web browsing, gaming, and overall user experience on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.

·         ‘SensorCore’ low-power motion sensing tracks motion and location even while the phone is ‘asleep’ in your pocket – perfect for exercise and exploration – for apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.

·         A 2200 mAh battery that keeps you going, while built-in wireless charging adds convenience (charging pad sold separately).

 
“With PureView imaging, wireless charging and wealth of other great features, the Lumia 830 delivers the best innovations and experiences from our flagship smartphones at a more affordable price, underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone experience for everyone,” said Jon French, Vice President , Microsoft Devices Middle East. 
The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in Bahrain at all leading electronic retail outlets in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green, white and black.
 

Tech specs summary:

 

Lumia 830

Operating System

Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim

Display

5” ClearBlack IPS-LCD 1280*720p screen

Sunlight Readability

Curved (“2.25D”) Gorilla 3.0 glass, 

Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage

Battery

Removable 2200 mAh battery

Integrated Qi wireless charging

Processor

1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor

Main Camera

PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization 

Improved Nokia Camera. LED flash, ZEISS optics

Front Facing Camera

1 MP, 720p video

Memory

16GB + 15GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB

 

High five for Microsoft Lumia 535

Today sees the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our “5x5x5” smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype and OneNote) to more people at an affordable price.

Lumia 535 comes in two flavors: 3G Single SIM, or 3G Smart Dual SIM, both loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update right out of the box.

That means you’ll get a hugely personal experience with features including one-swipe Action CenterWord Flow, Live Folders and Cortana (where available).

Featuring the same wide-angle, 5-megapixel front-facing camera as the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735, the Lumia 535 not only provides you with crystal-clear imagery and the Lumia selfie app, but you’ll also be able to get more in shot during those Skype calls.

For all those other non-selfie photographs, the rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash and the Lumia Camera app are at hand to beautifully and effortlessly capture the world.

With a 5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM, hoverboardng through an underground metro system with Subway Surfers, editing documents in Microsoft Office, or posting your Lumia selfies to Instagram is super-easy.

When it comes to storage, the Lumia 535 comes with 8GB of memory. If you need more, simply slide in a microSD card, with support up to 128 GB, or use the 15 GB free OneDrive storage to store all your photos or documents.

Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Lumia 535 is inherently colored and available in cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black.

Accessorize

To add an extra layer of protection or some additional style, a cover has been created that perfectly complements the Lumia 535.

Interested in big sounds? The Lumia 535 supports Bluetooth LE and can connect easily to the Portable Wireless Speaker, or for those with wires try the Coloud Bang.

Lumia 535 3G Single SIM and Lumia 535 3G Dual SIM will be available from November at an estimated RRP of 110 EUR before taxes and subsidies with sales starting in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh, with other countries to follow.

#highfive #Lumia535

Source http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com

Microsoft Lumia Branded Smartphone Set To Be Revealed On November 11

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Microsoft Garage, the team that has recently come into the spotlight by releasing some ingenious applications for Windows Phone and Android, has recently released an app called Tetra Lockscreen for Windows Phone 8.1. Tetra Lockscreen is great at improving the relationship between the user and their notifications, transitioning the lock screen from brick wall to discrete looking glass.

Tetra Lockscreen brings functionality to the forefront of your Windows Phone 8.1 device. Focused on fast, fluid, and frequent interactions, the simple tools it provides are always on hand when you need them.

Widgets included in this release:

    Agenda

  • Displays upcoming calendar events
  • Visualizes the pace of your day with a simple timeline
    Current Location

  • Shows your current location on a street map
  • Displays nearby calendar events with identifiable locations
  • Pan and zoom in the top area of the screen, the bottom is reserved for unlocking
    Stopwatch

  • Keeps time even when your screen is off
  • Lap functionality
    Activity Tracker (requires a Nokia SensorCore enabled device)

  • Displays activity in steps, distance or approximate number of calories burned
  • Compare by hour in the daily view, or by day in the weekly view

Download Terra Lockscreen form the Store

Check out other apps by Microsoft Garage

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SAY HELLO TO MICROSOFT LUMIA

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Nokia Lumia is now Microsoft Lumia. This was an expected change and we should be seeing new devices bearing the Microsoft Lumia branding soon.

When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have naturally been making the change from Nokia to Microsoft in our websites, packaging and other consumer touch points.

In the coming weeks and months, you’ll start seeing even more brand experience come to life across different channels as we transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.

Conversations caught up with Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft, to discuss the changes.

Conversations: We have now started the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia. Tell us about this change. What concrete changes are we going to see?

Tuula: This is a very exciting time for us and for Lumia products. You might have seen that in the last couple of months, we have already made some name changes to our apps to better reflect that these apps now come from Microsoft.

Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too – they will be called Microsoft Lumia. We would like to invite our Lumia fans to continue to follow us and always be up to speed with the latest device news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This work continues across our devices, packaging and retail, to name a few. It’s all going as planned and we’re excited that our integration in to Microsoft continues to be on track.

Conversations: So when are we going to see the first Microsoft Lumia device?

Tuula: I wouldn’t comment on future product announcements, but what I can say is that that we are looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon. This is of course a natural progression as all devices that once came from Nokia now come from Microsoft.

And, the Lumia promise of great phone experiences will remain the same as our customers have come to know and love. What’s more, Lumia phones will also showcase the best of Microsoft’s services such as Office, OneDrive, Skype and Bing to help customers with their work and personal lives.

Conversations: What does Lumia stand for?

Tuula: Microsoft was founded with the vision of putting a computer in every home and on every desk. With Lumia phones, Microsoft delivers the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. We’ve introduced innovations such as advanced camera features, wireless charging, industry-leading design – and have worked to bring across our portfolio. All of that will continue. Microsoft remains committed to bringing amazing Lumia experiences with a strong portfolio of phones that offer something for everyone.

Plus, Lumia is now part of a compelling family of Microsoft products like Xbox, Windows and Surface along with a range of services such as Skype, Office and Bing.

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Conversations: But does this mean Nokia Lumia smartphones that are currently in the market are obsolete?

Tuula: Of course not! Microsoft continues to sell and support the Nokia Lumia phones that are out in the market, such as the recently announced Lumia 830 and Lumia 730/735. As I said, the Lumia promise that you’ve come to experience and love will remain. We will continue to honor customer warranties and provide world-class care services as before.

Conversations: Will we see any additional Nokia phones from Microsoft?

Tuula: Yes! Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia-branded, entry-level category of phones, such as the Nokia 130. We have licensed the Nokia brand for such devices.

As Tuula mentioned, our online channels are going through some changes and this applies to the Conversations blog, too. In the coming weeks, we will move to our new home at Microsoft. We’ll keep you posted on these changes and hope you can make it to our housewarming party!

Source conversations.nokia.com

Introducing Microsoft Health

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Microsoft has joined the health craze that is going on these days with the introduction of a new platform called Microsoft Health that is designed to make it easier for you to track your personal fitness and give you a more holistic view into your fitness activities. Microsoft Health will unite data like steps, calories, heart rate and more from different health and fitness devices and services to give you powerful insights on the data collected. Think of it as an intelligence gathering platform for all your health activities. Below is the full write up form Microsoft.

Today we are announcing a new platform called Microsoft Health that is designed to make it easier for you to track your personal fitness and give you a more holistic view into your fitness activities. Microsoft Health will unite data like steps, calories, heart rate and more from different health and fitness devices and services to give you powerful insights on the data collected. Microsoft Health will work with with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper today – with support for more devices and services to come. For everything you need to know about our new Microsoft Health platform, read this blog post from Corporate Vice President Todd Holmdahl. And also check out this story on Microsoft News Center.

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We are also announcing the Microsoft Band. The Microsoft Band is a “smart band” designed to be worn 24 hours a day for people active at work (like me) or at the gym (not like me) or both. It has 10 smart sensors for 24 hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement, advanced sleep quality tracking and more. The Microsoft Band will keep you connected at a glance with smart notifications including incoming calls, emails, texts and social updates as well as access to Cortana from your Windows Phone device. The Microsoft Band is now available in limited quantities in the U.S. at MicrosoftStore.com and starting October 30th at Microsoft Retail Stores for $199 (U.S.).

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With the Microsoft Health Windows Phone app, you can personalize your Microsoft Band. You can check out your wellness goals and your fitness data like your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality as well as maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting. You’ll also be able to configure email previews and at-a-glance calendar alerts and take notes and set reminders with Cortana! Download the Microsoft Health app today from the Windows Phone Store.

Source Windows Phone Blog

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