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Nokia Mobile World Congress 2012 Press Conference Summary

 

A summary of the Nokia Mobile Word Congress 2012 Press Conference on 27th February 2012 at 3:30pm SGT.

3 new Symbian Series 60 devices – Asha 202, 203, 302

Nokia Asha 302

Nokia Asha 202 and 203

  • Touchscreen capabilities + keypad
  • 202 comes with hotswap dual sim, 203 comes with single SIM
  • 3.2 billion people with no phones + 1.2 billion people with a phone but no data plan
  • 40 popular EA games – download for free within 60 days
  • ~60 euros

Nokia Life – new name for Life Tools, SMS-based content service

  • Life Skills
    • Learn english service
    • Share content among friends
    • Polling

Nokia Asha 302

  • Elegantly finished all round full blown QWERTY keyboard
  • For hyper-social
  • Push email, twitter, whatsapp, facebook
  • 1ghz processor, 14.4mbps
  • Hardware accelerated Nokia Browser
  • Web apps for Series 40
  • Microsoft Exchange – automatically enforce IT security policies
  • Sync mail, contacts, calendar, accept/decline meeting request
  • Mail for exchange available for Asha 303 and older handsets in Asha family
  • ~95 euros shipping now
Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

  • Beyond US, April with LTE in Canada with Rogers
  • DC-HSPA worldwide
  • Exactly the same as the original Nokia Lumia 900 in US
  • Front-facing camera with higher aperture
  • Supports Video Calling

Nokia Drive

  • Speed limit notifications
  • Full offline capabilities

Nokia Reading

  • With news stream
  • Single integrated hub experience to enjoy choice of news, books, audio books
  • Access content offline
  • highly personalized and locally relevant service
  • News stream brings together feeds on favourite topics and sources into one easy to read digital magazine
  • Content dynamic updates on the live tile
  • Available free only on Nokia
  • Comes in white, cyan, and black
  • 480 euros, expected to roll out in Q2 2012.
Skype
  • Skype beta for Windows Phone available for download on the Windows Marketplace
  • Supports Video calling

Windows Phone

  • will be made available in China, Nokia Lumia phones heading to China, covering both CDMA and wideband CDMA.
  • Lower system requirements
  • 256mb memory
  • Available on Qualcomm
Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610

  • Most affordable Lumia smartphone yet
  • Introduction for a younger  users
  • Bevel metallic edge with curves
  • 800MHz + 256mb memory
  • Nokia Transport
    • Directions to the nearest station
    • Bus transportation, 45 countries
    • timetable information for next bus or train
    • Free only on Nokia
  • 189 euros, expected to roll out in Q2 2012.
Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView

  • large high-resolution 41MP sensor
  • High performance Carl Zeiss optics and unique pixel processing technology
  • Captures 7 pixels into 1 pixel
  • Superior low-light performance
  • Pictures can be saved in compacted file sizes
  • Will be introducing to several Nokia products in future
  • First smartphone with Nokia rich recording
  • Exclusive Dolby headphone technology
  • Dolby digital plus for 5 point digital surround sound
  • ~450 euros, rolling out in May 2012

Nokia Maps

  • HTML5 maps
  • Partnership with Groupon – daily coupons

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