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Nokia has finally started to roll out Windows Phone 7.8 update. Windows Phone 7.8 update offers more customizable home and lock screens, Marketplace improvements and numerous under-the-hood upgrades. Nokia has confirmed that the update started to roll out today and will continue to roll through February. Company hasn’t announce though that what Nokia smartphone will get it first. Do send me photos or other information in comments section. Check out Nokia Windows Phone 7.8 update video after the break.
It’s now confirmed by Nokia in pdf file, that Nokia 808 PureView is the last Symbian phone. Nokia managed to sell 2.2 million symbian powered phones during last quarter, that’t half the number company sold Windows Phone devices at the same quarter. Main thanks for the good sales of PureView numbers must go to Nokia 808 PureView and it’s camera sensor. So let’s take a moment to held a one minute silent moment for a great Symbian OS.
“The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”
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.
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.
Tonistechblog got the change to interview, Jukka Eklund, multi-talent in Finnish technology area. Jukka Eklund, humble man from Tampere, Finland, have had his fare share in Nokia boom as he worked in the company for years, and after Nokia figured out it’s new business strategy it was time for Jukka to look something else. He stayed in the field of technology and being more specific in the area of consulting and advising one of the most anticipated startup in Finland, Jolla. Read the full interview after the break.
Earlier this month RIM agreed to pay Nokia to end their patent disputes, which they fought in several courts around different countries. According to FORM 6-K filed by RIM to Securities and Exchange Commission, company paid $65 million in patent settlements this year.
On December 21, 2012, Nokia and RIM announced that they have entered into a new patent license agreement. The agreement will result in the settlement of all patent litigation between the companies and Nokia’s dismissal of all pending actions in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. The financial structure of the agreement includes a lump sum €50 million (approximately $65 million) one-time payment, which has been recorded in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
Nokia is building it’s own Windows RT tablet to compete with Microsoft’s Surface tablet, according to report from The Verge. Sources familiar to Nokia’s plans told to The Verge that Nokia tablet will include HDMI and USB ports and 10.1-inch display. There’s also rumors of cellular version of the tablet and that AT&T would be the first carrier to get the tablet.
Nokia is told to have the main focus on the battery-equipped cover. Nokia will launch the special cover for the tablet that envelops it like a book. Cover will also provide keyboard and kickstand. Nokia is also building a battery to the cover, which can be used if the battery in the tablet runs out. Nokia’s tablet will run ARM chip with Windows RT and it’s believed that Nokia will unveil the tablet in Mobile World Congress in early 2013.