Nokia Does Away With Symbian With New Windows Smartphones

  • Windows-based smartphone
  • MixRadio music streaming
  • Location-tagged updates

Nokia has unveiled a portfolio of new phones, services and accessories, including the company’s first smartphones in its Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range.

The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 have several features besides a new operating system, including:

Nokia Drivedelivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface

Nokia Musicintroduces MixRadio, a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally relevant music

Also integrated in Nokia Music is Gigfinder, providing the ability to search for live local music, as well as to share discoveries on social networks and buy concert tickets also coming in the Nokia Music software update delivered later this year

Nokia also introduced Nokia Pulse, which allows location-tagged updates and photos to be sent privately, adding location to conversations with the people that matter most.

In addition, Nokia has showcased Nokia Live View, which turns the phone’s camera view finder into a reality augmenting tool. With Nokia Live View, a phone can be pointed to a building or street and the names of the places become superimposed over them, offering one click access to detailed information about businesses, restaurant or attractions.

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