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Nokia PureView 808 Features & Specifications

The article will provide a reader with information and guidance on Nokia PureView 808’s features and specifications.

  • 1.3GHz Processor
  • Dedicated Graphics Processor with Open GL 2.0
  • Nokia Belle Operating System
  • 4.0 inch ClearBlack AMOLED Gorilla Glass Touchscreen Display
  • 640 x 360 Pixels Screen Resolution
  • Stereo FM radio
  • Multi Format Video/Audio Player
  • 41 Megapixels Camera
  • Highest Performance Carl Zeiss Optics
  • 1080p HD Video Recording @ 30 fps
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI, DLNA
  • 3G: Up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.76 Mbps
  • NFC Support
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • Micro USB v2.0
  • Social Networking Apps Facebook, Twitter
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • with TV-Out
  • 2G Talk Time: Up to 11 Hours
  • 2G Standby Time: Up to 465 Hours
  • Dimensiosn:123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm
  • Weight: 169 gms

Nokia 808 PureView is a smartphone the memory storage of which can’t be too big the company had a problem of not bringing the largest picture but the best quality. A user can get the quality of the full sensor even taking snaps at default shooting mode (5MP).

The next advantage is the lossless zoom, which allows to zoom without losing quality:

  • 3x is the default zoom mode
  • 4x lossless zoom at 1080p
  • 6x at 720p
  • 12x when recording videos at nHD (640×360)

The Nokia 808 PureView is the combination of a large sensor allowing long focal length and large f/2.4 aperture. At a maximum when a user can zoom in, a user can get faster shutter speeds and reduced noise.  Nokia promises to surprise its fans at MWC 2012 not only with the launch of the newest Lumia lineup models, but also with the Nokia 808 PureView.  The camera of the upcoming smartphone is described by terms like pure detail, pure depth and pure definition. The camera will definitely record 1080p videos.

Nokia has a 41 megapixel camera-phone – designed so phone users can zoom in without a bulky lens.  The 41-megapixel sensor is around three times more powerful than the ones in any existing handsets.  Nokia says the technology is designed so users can zoom in quickly and easily without losing picture quality.  Most smartphones use digital zoom functions where the picture quality drops when users zoom in, in practice, the zoom functions are rarely used.

PureView’s huge 41-megapixel sensor lets users zoom in up to six times simply by selecting an area – and because of the super-high resolution of the PureView, images still come out at five megapixels, the same as many normal smartphone cameras.  With video, users can zoom in up to four times and still shoot in 1080p Full HD.

When a user zooms with the Nokia 808 PureView, in effect a user is  selecting the relevant area of the sensor. With no zoom, a user can simply use the full area of the sensor.

After reading the article a user would have gained knowledge and understanding about Nokia 808 PureView.

Nokia Lumia 800

The article will provie a user with information on Nokia Lumia 800.  Please note that Lumia is Latin for light. And it’s no exaggeration to say that this handsome handset heralds a sunny new dawn for Nokia. It really, really is that good.

This is a solidly made handset designed to withstand the rigours of mobile life. The screen is made from the popular Gorilla Glass and is scratch resistant. The polycarbonate unibody chassis is also solid and tough.  There is a rubbery finish to the chassis, which helps with grip. Nokia also provides a flexible rubbery slipover shell that can be used to further protect the chassis from scratches and bumps.
The chassis tapers slightly at its top and bottom edges, which is visually rather attractive. The Lumia 800 also feels more comfortable in the hand than its dimensions of 61.2mm wide by 116.5mm deep by 12.1mm thick might suggest.  The Lumia 800 is reminiscent of the Meego-based N9, and comes in the same three colours. 

There are three narrow silver buttons on the right edge for volume, power on/off and camera control. There’s no front-facing camera, but the back has an 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash.  The top edge has two covered connectors, and a user can’t open the right-hand one without first opening the one on the left.  The headset jack is on the top, at the far left. The left edge is clear, while the bottom edge has a speaker grille.

The screen measures 3.7in. across the diagonal and has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The resolution is a standard Windows Phone.  The Lumia 800 has some high-end specifications. The processor is single core, but it’s a cutting-edge 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255. Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth (2.1+EDR), HSPA (14.4Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up) and GPS are all supported. It’s a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone.
There is 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and no microSD card slot for adding more, as Windows Phone does not support external storage. That means all external data has to reach the handset over the air or via a wired connection.

When Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) it claimed 500 software updates and changes. Notable enhancements include speech recognition for text creation and web searching, custom ringtones, contact groups, native Twitter and LinkedIn support, Local Scout (via Bing) for finding nearby venues, picture tagging and Office 365 support.  The Start Screen user interface is still based around ’tiles’ that sit in a vertically scrolling array.

The soft keyboard is responsive and surprisingly efficient to use, even in portrait mode.  The integration of Microsoft Office components.  OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, plus support for Office 365 and SharePoint  are all advantages for professional users.

NOKIA X7-00

The article will provide a user with information on Nokia X7-00.  Nokia has launched X7-00, it’s a total entertainment packed phone. The phone is powered by 680 MHz ARM 11 processor and for the graphics it has Broadcom BCM2727 GPU. It’s sad such a slow processor is used. The phone runs on Symbian Anna and supports HD games. The phone is available in two colors Dark Steel and Silver Steel. Can this be comeback phone for Nokia? Let’s see what does Nokia X7-00 has to offer.

Dimension
• 119.7 x 62.8 x 11.9 mm
• Weight (with battery): 146 g

Memory

•  445 MB Internal
• 8 GB microSD card included
• Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card (with hot swap)

Battery
• BL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
• Talk Time -6h 30 min(GSM),4h 30 min(WCDMA)
• Standby Time :450h
• Video playback time: 6h
• Music playback time: 50h

Display
• 4 Amoled screen
• 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED16.7 million colours
• Capacitive touch screen
• Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light detector

Connectivity
• GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
• WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100(Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands)
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Micro USB connector and charging
• GPRS/EDGE class B multislot class 33
• HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps,
• HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
• WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n

Software
• Symbian Anna
• Java MIDP 2.1
• Qt 4.7.3, Web Runtime 7.2
• HTML 4.1

Navigation
• Integrated GPS
• A-GPS receivers
• Ovi Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
• Wi-Fi network positioning

Camera
• 8 megapixel camera
• Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls
• 3rd generation dual LED flash
• Face recognition software
• Full focusFocal length: 4.3 mmF number/aperture: F2.8
• Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
• Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
• HD quality 720p resolution
• Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
• Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
• Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone

After reading this article a user would have extended his knowledge about the Nokia phone.

Nokia to Sue Apple

Finland’s mobile phone giant Nokia is planning to sue Apple for their failure to pass on royalties from their sales of the immensely popular iPhone.

Apple are said to have infringed upon Nokia’s mobile phone technology patents when developing the iPhone.

How much Nokia will be seeking has not yet been confirmed, but expert analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray predicts that Nokia will seek 1-2% from every iPhone that is sold.

Over 30 million have been sold to date which would generate between $6 and $12 per iPhone, potentially totalling $400m.

Apple has recently announced third quarter profits of £1bn with the iPhone delivering a 7% growth, having to pass on 1-2% of its iPhone royalties would be relatively insignificant.

On the other hand, Nokia revealed a loss for the last quarter due to a downturn in sales; the first in a decade.

Nokia has confirmed agreements with approximately 40 companies, which included the majority of mobile phone handset makers, allowing the use of its technological advancements, but Apple had not signed the agreement.

Ilkka Rahnasto, vice-president of legal and intellectual property at Nokia explained, “the basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for.”

“Apple is also expected to follow this principle.”

Mr Rahnasto went on to say, that Nokia has actually invested over £36bn on research and development in the past two decades.

Highly respected Apple expert Mr Munster has confessed that a sum of $12 per phone was “unlikely,” but if Nokia did manage to prise such a high figure out of Apple, it “would not change our positive thesis on the iPhone and Apple.” He went on to add, that “ultimately, the resolution is uncertain.”

The BBC sought further information from Apple, but a spokesman for the technology giant revealed that the company didn’t comment on pending litigation.

Nokia have alleged a total of 10 patent infringements, applying to all models from the iPhone range since its 2007 launch. Some of the patents that have been allegedly breeched include wireless data technology, speech coding, encryption and security. Nokia went on to accuse Apple of “trying to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.”

Hacker Finds Security Flaws in nokia S40 Series Handsets

A security researcher has discovered a couple of major flaws with Nokia?s mid-rage handsets, which allow him to remotely install malicious application with unprecedented capabilities. He?s keeping the details to himself though unless someone is willing to give him EUR20, 000.

The issues are apparently with Nokia?s series 40 platform, which is the proprietary OS and application stack used in the majority of Nokia?s mid-range handsets. The flaw allows an attacker to install Java applications on to the handset remotely before permitting those apps to access phone functions that should be secured by the Java sandbox.

The flaws have been discovered by Adam Gowdiak. His website doesn?t give away much, but it has been established that the initial installation is performed using a silent WAP-Push command, one that bypasses the usual user interaction, in a process that also executes the newly-downloaded application As well as this, Gowdiak has discovered a way to trick the Java Virtual Machine in to thinking his apps have authorisation to every API on the handset, including native Series 40 functions.

Gowdiak believes the hack may be applicable to other handsets using Sun’s Java reference implementation, though it’s hard to know how widespread the problem is. At worst the problem could affect hundreds of millions of devices, and given that a malicious app can be installed with just a phone number, the risk is huge. A good hacker could infect a few million phones within hours.

As of yet, Nokia have not batted an eyelid (publicly that is) but Gowdiak has spoke to both Nkia and Sun, but as of yet neither company is willing to part with EUR20, 000 for the details. The problem for Gowdiak is that Nokia or Sun won?t pay that kind of money without knowing what they are buying, which leaves Gowdiak with a choice: He needs to either sit on the information and forget about it, hoping that no-one else figures it out, or he could sell the knowledge to the dark side of the net?