Nokia SHows Off Three New Lumia Smartphones
Published on: 2nd Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Nokia has announced three Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8.1 and a series of exclusive Nokia features.
In addition, starting this summer, Windows Phone 8.1 is set to roll out to existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 owners along with exclusive Lumia tweaks as an over-the-air update called Lumia Cyan.
Windows Phone 8.1 introduces more details at-a-glance through Live Tiles, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center, faster ways to connect and type with Word Flow and, starting in the USA, a personal and proactive virtual assistant called Cortana. In addition, the Windows Phone 8.1 enterprise pack means existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will become better business phones.
The Lumia 930 is the latest flagship smartphone from Nokia, and comes with a 20 megapixel camera, a 5-inch display screen and a 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor.
The Lumia 930 is expected to roll out globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from US$600 before taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635 all come with a Snapdragon quad core processor of unspecified speed and 4.5-inch display screen.
The Lumia 630 is expected to roll out in May, beginning with Asia, India/Middle East, South America and Europe, at US$159 for the single-sim variant, and US$169 for the dual-sim variant before taxes and subsidies.
The Lumia 635 is expected to be broadly available, including in the US starting in this summer, from US$189 before taxes and subsidies.