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Nokia and Rogers today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusively available to Rogers' customers in November, adding its name to the global list of wireless operators selling the Windows Phone 8 device.

 

"Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network."

 

"Rogers' decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.

 

The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.

 

In addition to built-in wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.

 

The Nokia Lumia 920 will operate across the Rogers national wireless network and will take advantage of the fastest mobile network technology in the world when operating on the Rogers LTE network; available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

 

Price and other details for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be announced closer to the launch date.

 

 


 

In a move which should surprise nobody, AT&T announced this morning that it will are the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset, continuing its lock-down from the high-end Lumia line. The Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 handset has also been AT&T-only.

 

The company additionally announced promises to carry the more mainstream Lumia 820. Both phones will show up on store shelves by using an unspecified November day, though earlier reports pegged the launch for November 2nd.

 

We were impressed by the Lumia 920's colorful exterior, crisp PureView-powered pictures and its sharp, bright display whenever we saw the product firsthand at Nokia's launch event. The phone packs several particularly nifty features, including wireless charging as well as the augmented reality City Lens app. The Lumia 820, meanwhile, sports an exhibition of slightly lower - however HD - resolution compared to Lumia 920 and interchangeable shells rather than wireless charging.  With all these great features, we are wondering, will you buy one?

 


 

If Emailing and texting (basically doing a lot of keyboard typing), this phone might just be for you.

The highly-anticipated Nokia E72, a device tailor-made for business and personal messaging is now available in stores.

To coincide with the arrival of the Nokia E72, Nokia has also released research* revealing that more people rely on email than on traditional phone calls or text messaging when sending and responding to critical information.

The Nokia E72 builds on the formula from Nokia's most successful full QWERTY keyboard device, the Nokia E71, and adds important new functionality such as desktop-like email and chat experiences. Morevoer, the latest version of Ovi Maps with A-GPS navigation and compass, an optical navi key and 5 megapixel camera are all packed into the sleek, beautifully-designed handset.

For rest of Nokia's Press Release, click here.


 

 

Mobile phone maker Nokia apologised to customers Wednesday after shoppers at its new online store Ovi complained of slow download speeds and problems installing programmes onto their handsets.

 

The company on Tuesday launched its virtual Ovi Store, where users can download games, videos and other applications on their mobile phones. The store is available in five languages, including English, Spanish and Russian.

 

Many users have left comments on the Ovi Store blog, expressing their disappointment because the website was too slow and they could not install applications on their mobile phone.

 

"We have apologised to users on the blog and we encourage people to carry on giving us feedback as we develop the service better," Nokia spokesman Andrew Flowers told AFP.

 

"We have added server capacity to improve the speed of service," he added.

 

Flowers declined to comment whether Nokia had been unprepared for the heavy traffic on Ovi Store.

 

Nokia chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo has said the company plans to increase the amount of services offered for mobile phone users as it is seen as a way to stay ahead of aggressive new competitors such as Google, Apple and RIM, which makes the popular Blackberry handsets.

 

Ovi, which means "door" in Finnish, is seen as Nokia's attempt to compete with Apple, which launched its rival AppStore for iPhone users last July.

 

"In the first 24 hours of the Ovi Store opening we had registered users from 131 countries; this really speaks about the scale and reach of the Ovi Store," Flowers said.

 

He also said the number of Ovi Store compatible devices had been increased to more than 60 from around 50.

 

The global financial crisis has hit Nokia's earnings as consumers have cut back on buying handsets and it has launched massive cost and job cuts around the world.

 

Net profits at the Finnish company dropped 90 percent in the first quarter of 2009 to 122 million euros (160 million dollars).

 



Available with a silver or pink keypad, the Nokia 7205 supports Verizon Wireless various services including the VCAST Music with Rhapsody which practically gives users access to more than 5 million songs which they can download over-the-air using the phone.

 

The Nokia 7205 also features visual voice mail that lets users access their voice mail message in a unique way.

 

Other features of the Nokia 7205 Intrigue include a 2 megapixel camera with flash, internal 2.2-inch display and 1.9-inch external display, video capture, music player, VZ Navigator capability, microSD external card slot support, Bluetooth, 4 hours talk time and 11 days standby time, web email, and vide recording and playback.

 

In addition, the Nokia 7205 also features the Habitat Mode which is used for organizing and visualizing your social circle. It also features standard producitivity management functions such as calendar, alarm and more.

 

 

 

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