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Nokia's LAST Hurrah! Fires two phablets and a tablet

Last updated on: October 24, 2013 17:10 IST

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Two 6-inch smartphones, one Windows RT tablet and three budget phones were launched by Nokia, considered last by many, before Microsoft completely takes over the Finnish giant.

The Finnish company that once dominated the mobile industry seems to be struggling hard to make its way back on track. The company, at an event in Abu Dhabi October 22, has announced a couple of new devices. They include a 10-inch, 4G-enabled tablet, a pair of 6-inch phablets and a trio of low-budget Nokia Asha mobiles.

The phone manufacturer’s device business was sold to Microsoft in September this year. The news is these will be the final products that Nokia will make before it is completely taken over by Microsoft.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 1320
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Lumia 1520 and 1320: Windows Phone's First Phablets

If you like big smartphones and you are a Windows phone fan then Nokia has made your dream come true.

Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first phablet for Windows phone platform, with a 6-inch full HD display having 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.  The Lumia 1520 is equipped with a powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in combination with 2GB of RAM.

The device has an amazing 20MP camera with PureView technology that clicks high-resolution crisp photos.

The phone has 3400mAh battery and 32GB internal memory. There is a microSD card slot for even more memory if you need. It comes with a new Refocus camera app that allows you to click photos similar to the Lytro camera.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 1520
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Although we are not sure when it will be available for sale in the market, it will come with a price tag of around $749.

For those who cannot afford Lumia 1520, Nokia also has something cheaper to offer.

The new Lumia 1320, debuting alongside 1520, also has 6-inch display, except it’s just 1280 x 720 in screen resolution. It also lacks PureView technology and comes with a 5MP camera.

It is expected to come with a price tag of $339.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 1320
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Lumia 2520: Nokia’s 10-inch windows RT tablet

Nokia’s first 10.1-inch tablet offers full HD display. It comes with LTE connectivity, micro USB 3.0 for data transfer and 8000mAh battery.

The tablet has 2MP front facing camera and a 6.7MP camera at the rear.

It boasts of a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of internal memory that’s expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card.

It runs on Windows RT 8.1. The device is pretty solid and will be available for sale by the end of this year for around $499. 

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Image: Nokia Lumia 2520
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Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503

Nokia also launched a trio of new Asha handsets. These devices are a revamped version of Asha 501 and will be popular for their smartphone-like features at reasonable pricing.

Asha handsets runs on Nokia’s own proprietary software and are available in a range of bright colours. The phone comes with basic access to social apps such as Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter.

Nokia has partnership with WhatsApp, allowing users to share photos on WhatsApp directly from the camera. There are not much deviation in the features of these devices and are priced between $69 and $99.

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Image: A collage of 500, 502 and 503
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