Nokia World 2011 announcement round-up

Nokia World 2011 has come and gone, and with it brought some major announcements from the company. If you missed anything from the two day show, check below for all the news from both days.

Nokia announced the Lumia 800

This is the company’s first Windows Phone, and is very similar to all the leaks. Below is an image of the device and its specifications.

  • Polycarbonate shell available in three colors: black, cyan and magenta
  • 3.7-inch curved ClearBlack AMOLED display at 480 x 800
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 single-core processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with F2.2 Carl Zeiss lens, flash and 720p video recording
  • 16 GB of internal user storage
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • HSPA 850/900/1900/2100
  • 116.5 x 61.4 x 12.1mm; 142g
  • Price point: 420 euros

Nokia announced the Lumia 710

Along with the Lumia 800, Nokia also announced another cheaper Windows Phone device known as the Lumia 710. Below is an image of the 710 and its specifications.

  • 3.7-inch LCD ClearBlack Display at 480 x 800
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 single-core processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 8 GB of user storage
  • HSPA 900/1900/2100
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 5 MP rear camera with 720p video recording
  • Exchangeable back covers
  • Price point: 270 euros

We have a spec shootout of both the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 against some other new Windows Phones on the market. Read that here.

Nokia announced four new Asha featurephones

Along with the Windows Phone devices announced, Nokia also showed off four new featurephones running S40 in a new line called “Asha”. The Asha 200 and 201 are cheap QWERTY devices; the 200 is dual-SIM where the 201 is not. The Asha 300 is a resistive touchscreen/numpad combo with a 1 GHz processor, and the Asha 303 is the flagship Asha device with QWERTY keypad and capacitive touchscreen.

Along with these devices, Nokia announced that Angry Birds will be coming to some Symbian devices, so all those with cheap Nokia phones can now fling birds at pigs whenever they like.

Nokia announced new exclusive Windows Phone apps

Along with the new Windows Phone devices shown off, Nokia also demonstrated some new applications that will be available exclusively on their Nokia Lumia device range.

Nokia Drive is a fully-fledged and free voice-activated turn-by-turn navigation system powered by Nokia Maps with 3D maps and everything. While Bing Maps does include some navigation features, it looks like Nokia’s version is much more solid and packed with features.

MixRadio is available as well, which creates “mixes” of songs from Nokia Music’s massive song library, and streams them directly to your phone. You will also be able to download mixes straight to your phone, free of charge, to use when you are out of 3G/WiFi coverage.

Finally, Nokia showed off their new ESPN app, that allows direct access to all of ESPN’s data on sports around the world. You can even pin leagues, sports and teams directly to your start screen as live tiles for on-the-go access to sporting information.

Nokia shows off flexible, controllable displays

Nokia showed off something called the “Nokia kinetic device” that allows you to twist and bend your display to control the content on it. It’s a very cool concept that is shown off in more detail in the video below.

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The flexible device is interesting. I just don't see how doing more work flexing, as opposed to touching, brings anything to the table at this point. Touching interfaces are by far more natural and intuitive. Touching a screen requires no learning curve as opposed to this flexible interface.

Series 60 aka S60, Series 80, Series 90, UIQ and MOAP are Symbian because they are UI layers for Symbian OS. But S40 aka Series 40 has nothing to do with Symbian. It was from the start a much simpler OS developed in house by Nokia.

liju said,
Series 60 aka S60, Series 80, Series 90, UIQ and MOAP are Symbian because they are UI layers for Symbian OS. But S40 aka Series 40 has nothing to do with Symbian. It was from the start a much simpler OS developed in house by Nokia.

Thanks for the update, corrected

i thought if the rumors are so loud, maybe there's a half chance that there is an actual nokia 900 device.

but maybe, a product with more impressive hardware, is not wishful thinking.( my guess around first Q of 2012)

anyway, the current line is very capable, and got very slick design.