Next Big Day for Nokia
NYC EVENT---Zoom ReinventedJuly 11th, 2013
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Salute to Nokia, a company that truly innovates
For those who insist Nokia should go with Android, HTC is an excellent example to verify why Nokia should avoid Android.
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
No surprise: HTC’s run of declining quarters is predicted to continue. But the dip now looks set to push into the red in Q3. The Android mobile maker has just issued guidance for Q3, warning investors it’s expecting a loss of between 0 percent and -8 percent in the coming quarter. Its Q3 revenue is expected to be in the range of NT$50 billion ($1.7 billion) to NT$60 billion ($2 billion).
Despite what has the potential to be an extremely bruising coming quarter, if the loss is at the larger end of that bracket, HTC said it is hoping to see “improvements” in Q4, pointing to its plans to launch a range of mid-tier products “in the coming months.” The Taiwanese mobile maker is banking on bulking out its mid-tier to improve its ability to compete with the extensive device portfolio of Android behemoth Samsung.
“Our overall gross margin has been impacted by the relatively higher cost structure, lack of economy of scale and certain provisions needed to facilitate the clearance of aging products in the channel. Actions have been taken and we expect to see improvement in Q4,” HTC said in its guidance. “We are also optimizing our organization, including the improvement of management efficiency and effectiveness.”
Nokia Conversations, the official blog site from Nokia, just released the third picture of their own Lumia 1020 teasers, see below.
You may say, well, nothing special. how about zooming it in?
Still not impressed? Zoom in again?
Check how those details are depicted even when you zoom in by such a great ratio, and remember, no optical zoom is used at all! That’s the magic about Nokia’s 41 megapixels!
The event to unveil this awesome smartphone will kick off in about 1 hour and a half, are you ready? ?!
Leaks would never stop, when something big is about to be announced. A Russian news site just released more photos of the back cover that will fit well with the upcoming Lumia 1o20. This time, we are able to get a clear idea about how this accessory functions in multiple way.
On the bottom side, a standard tripod socket appears as shown in the picture above. This is indeed professional good for those avid photographers, who will try to make full use of the beast camera on such a smartphone. But the problem is, if you are serious enough to carry a tripod around, you certainly won’t mind having a DSLR on the go, which certainly will offer you more choices and fun in terms of photography itself. Smartphone camera needs to be handy, and this is something DSLR would never be able to deliver. If you think about fitting your smartphone to a tripod, would it still be handy? I don’t think so.
On the front side, a piece of rubber can be spotted, which will be used for better grip when you shoot photos or videos. The hump fits your palm well in an ergonomic way.
On the top, there is a dedicated camera button. This picture speaks for itself already.
Then, on the right side, it’s all about the battery that will give your Lumia 1020 a 35% boost for power if you are on a heavy photo-taken mission. As you can see, a battery indicator and a micro USB port for charging the battery are aligned.
In a nutshell, This is a piece of well-designed accessory that will, only if priced properly, sell well! Nokia always have a tradition to make their beautiful yet functional accessories pricy to hold people back. Come on, Nokia, margin is important, but you need to sell them out for profit. You are not Apple and please be a little bit realistic on pricing.
Thanks to WPCentral, another render of the ‘EOS’ surfaced. Apparently, EOS will be in bright yellow, white and black, which are iconic Lumia colours. Specs-wise, F/2.2, 41MP, and OIS are what we know so far, not sure what else is in Nokia’s sleeves though in terms of camera specs.
It’s not just about leaks for the phone itself, a Russian source posted an back cover for EOS, too!
This back cover fits perfectly with the phone and it contains a 1020mAh battery for extra power usage to the phone. The battery, according to this image, will be recharged via a MicroUSB port.
Less than three days to go, the biggest tech event of this summer will raise the bar for smartphone camera. Be there and be square!
Behold, a sellection of Nokia phones are waiting for your comment!
The photo was shot by my Nokia N8, which, as a result, wasn’t taken into the scene; nevertheless, check these lovely phones and I am sure some of them accompanied you at your best ages!
Which else of Nokia should I get hold of in the future?
Really haven’t updated the blog for a while, so, what’s been happening for Nokia?
Well, just one week to go to get the Nokia ‘EOS’ unveiled in New York, rumours and speculations regarding the phone are flying high in cybersphere. A recent leak indicates Lumia 1020 is the product name, which will be the first product to carry 4-digit name in the Lumia family. However, evleaks, the infamous leaking account on twitter, just tweeted that the name should actually be Nokia 909, following the name convention for Nokia’s pioneer in PureView category, the PureView 808. 1020 or 909, whichever names Nokia chooses to use actually doesn’t matter, what matters most is to get them hit the shelf as soon as possible.
Now, back to the topic for today, Optical Image Stablization. Nokia released a video vividly showing the components inside its current flagship, the Lumia 925 and highlighting how the light pass though those 6 layers of lenses when optical image stablization is on!
Check it out, and probably Samsung and HTC have already watched this video for dozens of times, you know what I mean, don’t you?
Yes, we’ve already seen a ton of leaks about Nokia EOS, the upcoming flagship WP8 device featuring 41Megapixel and optical stablisation (as what you can see on 808 PureView and Lumia 920 separately) in its camera module, thanks to ViziLeaks and other anominous sources. What you would expect is a Lumia 920 variant with a huge camera huge, as shown below:
The diameter for the protruding part is about 1/3 of the length of the phone, which is pretty conspicuous. The polycarbonate body on the EOS are in, at least, black, yellow and red, according to different sources of leaks. Some people may wonder, why Nokia keeps using polycarbonate rather than alluminum which can be found on the recent announced 925? Well, for those of you who love metal feel, Nokia has something to cater your taste, too. A recent leak on Weibo shows off the alluminum body variant of the EOS, and it’s indeed sexy, isnt it?
Found something different? Yes, apart from the metal chassis, the hole for camera module seems a bit smaller than that one the previously leaked polycarbonate EOS, this might indicate two things: 1), same camera module size but the alluminum version has a larger body (indicating a bigger screen); 2), same body size but the metal EOS packs with a smaller camera module.
So far there is no further leaks regarding this metal variant, and we are not sure whether this is just an engineering prototype at early stage or it is indeed in mass production (as you can notice in the background there are lots of such bodys lying around). Anyway, we do believe Nokia is using similar approach for EOS as to 92X series. As July 11th is approaching, we are looking forward to what’s really in Nokia’s sleeves.
Righto, guys! Finally Nokia decides to get itself involved in the swirl of rumours and leaks of Nokia EOS, which would harness the beasty camera found on PureView 808, by announcing the date for its next big event.
11th July in New York, we are going to witness the birth of Nokia EOS, a camera-oriented WP8 smartphone, which is supposed to combine the 41MegaPixel sensor (for lossless zoom) and optical stablisation into the next generation of PureView!
28 days to go, guys, what else do you expect apart from Nokia EOS?