Take A Look at Nokia’s New Stuff Before It’s Overshadowed by Apple
Nokia Corp. (NYSE:NOK) held a media event to debut new phones and tablets in Abu Dubai on Tuesday while the company moves closer to having its smartphone unit sold to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), which provides the Windows operating system Nokia’s Lumia phones and tablets run on.
Two new products the company unveiled at the event included a 6-inch smartphone, or “phablet,” called the Lumia 1520 and a 10.1-inch Windows tablet. The Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520, was described by Wired as looking like a giant Lumia phone; the publication called it the most intriguing device in the launch. The tablet comes with Microsoft’s Office software and an above-average camera.
Nokia also unveiled a new regular-size smartphone called the Lumia 1320. Microsoft is hoping that the new Nokia devices will increase the popularity of the Windows platform before Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s device and services unit is complete in the first quarter of 2014.