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Nokia is rumored to unveil new Lumia Windows Phone with 41MP PureView camera at Mobile World Congress next month. The smartphone is codenamed as “EOS”, and it would include similar sensor to which is found on the Nokia 808 PureView. This optics would be a huge boost to the Nokia’s imagine technology, as well as provide new high-end Lumia Windows Phone to consumers.
It’s also believed that “EOS” would have aluminum body instead of polycarbonate, that is used in previous Lumia models. Nokia has previously teased at “more to come” with it’s imagine capabilities in Windows Phone. Nokia’s head of imaging technologies, Juha Alakarhu, posted following to a blog.
Microsoft has been very quiet about the time frame when the Windows Phone 7.8 update is going live, but now it’s believed that the targeted day is January 31st. Windows Phone 7.8 update brings ability to use three different size tiles on the Start screen, and it’s said that this update will make older Windows Phone device to feel more modern.
The source here is Windows Phone Colombia via their Facebook page, and they are saying that January 31st is the launch day.
“As of January 31 and during the first quarter of 2013 some phones with Windows Phone 7.5 will be receiving 7.8 update… Happy weekend.” (Translated by Bing)
An Asus executive revealed to WSJ that the copmany is “in talks” with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is always just talk, but we all know that WP8 is in need of new partners and it’s interesting what Asus might do with the OS, we might even see Asus PadFone running Windows Phone 8. VP Benson Lin also commented the situation by saying the following:
“With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” Mr. Lin said. “There is no target timeline…but we are interested in making Windows phones.”
It’s still unclear how it could work. The Android-based Asus PadFone employees the exact same Android version whether it’s in tablet or in phone mode, but there’s no version of Windows currently that allows that sort of flexibility. There’s no launch date or anything else information out yet, but it’s pretty great news that we might see Asus Padfone running Windows Phone OS.
There’s been photos of Samsung’s presentation, which shows their flexible screen technology on a Windows Phone, and now someone lucky caught it on a low quality video. You can see the video after the break, and it shows clearly that the display is in fact real and it’s working. There’s also a concept video of flexible display showing the potential of the display. Check out the video and let me know would you like flexible screen on your mobile device, or in any device?
Rumors around Huawei’s 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device are heating up. Now Cnet Asia reports that Huawei is launching 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. This is packed by Huawei’s product manager Richard Bhudhikanok’s statement, which he told that Huawei is going to launch two new innovative smartphones in MWC2013. He also told that “He said that the company is working on a WP8 handset that will be similar to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate,” though he could not say when or where this would be ready. Would you like to see 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device from Huawei? Leave a comment below.
Year 2012 was important year for Windows Phone 8 devices, and especially for Nokia. HTC 8X, Samsung Ativ S and Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 flagship models, with almost similar specs, but very different looks. We are not going to concentrate in all of those, but to check how did Nokia Lumia 920 was appreciated in media in 2012.
Nokia announced that company’s Lumia 920 Windows Phone has won 12 media awards from appreciated tech sites. It’s already known that Lumia 920 is very popular smartphone, almost sold out around the world. It also could mean that Nokia can’t answer to high demand of Lumia 920, or simply Nokia can’t produce enough. Check out the full list of media awards Nokia Lumia 920 received last in 2012, after the break.
Samsung has confirmed that they will update all current Omnia devices to Windows Phone 7.8. It was first believed that some of the Samsung Omnia devices won’t be updated to Windows 7.8, but Samsung has denied that, and commented about the situation by saying following.
We can confirm that our products carrying the Windows Phone version 7.5 , are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made ??available with terms decided by Microsoft.
Huawei’s first Windows Phone, the Ascend W1 is no stranger to us, but there’s not been any certain launch date or any other formal details released until now. Huawei Senior Vice President Richard YU, told in Sina Weibo that company is going to formally introduce it’s Windows Phone Ascend W1 at CES 2013. Company is also going to release their latest Android powered smartphone Ascend D2 in CES 2013 as well.
Richard Yu also expressed his concerns that the D2 would be too expensive to produce with it’s high-end specs: 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 13MP camera on the back and 3,000mAh battery. There’s no official word about the price tag yet.
Early leak recently got Windows Phone 7.5 users drooling, that there’s possibility that Windows Phone 7.8 would arrive earlier that first announced. Anyhow today Nokia spokesperson told to Twekears, that Windows Phone 7.8 is coming as planned in Q1 2013. Those leaks what we saw recently were pre-production models, according to Nokia.
So all of you who are now clicking the update button can stop it, and wait for the real update arrive in Q1 2013.