Well, the dust has settled on Nokia World for another year, but that doesn’t mean the excitement generated for the devices has died away. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll start seeing these phones hit the stores, and I for one can’t wait.
So, we thought it might be a good idea to have a recap of the devices launched, along with the hands on demonstration videos Lenny took and the photos he got.
All prices quoted are before taxes and subsidies.
The Asha series
The big news which came with the announcements of the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503-3G was that Whatsapp would soon be coming to the Asha platform. The FastLane UI also gets update. Each have identical designs, but with slightly different specification. The 500 will feature a 2MP camera and sell for around $69, the 502 will feature a 5MP camera and sell for $89 while the 503 will also have a 5MP camera and feature 3G connectivity.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the device which pretty much brings everything to one device. The best processor, in the form of the Snapdragon 800 Quad Core, a 1080p 6 inch display, a huge 3,400 mAh battery. A 20MP PureView camera. MicroSD Card Support, built in Wireless Charging (in the international version at least), and 2GB of RAM. Any reputation Windows Phone devices had of carrying dated specs is destroyed by the 1520. And it looks awesome too. The price of $749 is certainly an indication of the premium quality of this device.
While a lot of people may want a device with a 6 inch display, not all are wanting to pay for a flagship device. This is where the Lumia 1320 comes in. Sporting a 720p 6 inch display, and 5MP camera the 1320 picks up where the Lumia 625 left off. In fact, anyone who liked the build of the 625 (me! me!) could very well find themselves attracted by the 1320. It has a very familiar design in that sense, and also comes with a reasonably budget friendly price of $339.
For a lot of people the Lumia 2520 was the biggest announcement of Nokia World 2013. Nokia finally bringing a tablet to market answered a lot of peoples wishes, mine included. While the Lumia 2520 may not be a smartphone, there is no doubt it is from the same family, with it’s brightly coloured, beautiful single piece polycarbonate body making it instantly recognizable as a Lumia. Nokia pride themselves on their ability to innovate, and we see these efforts in the 2520. The 10.1 inch 1080p screen is the brightest display on any available tablet allowing for use outdoors and with LTE connectivity and a light, slim profile make it a more mobile tablet.
We hope you have enjoyed this recap of the devices which we saw announced at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi on October 22nd. Were you lucky enough to be present yourself? Let us know your memories. We’d also love to hear what you think of the devices launched even if, like me you had to watch the Live Stream of the event.
Lenny recently shared his experiences of attending Nokia World, which you can read HERE.
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