With the year now drawing to a close, it's the perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the great product releases of 2014, and with numerous big-named companies having rolled out some exceptional tablets over the past twelve months, we've compiled a list of our top five.
The first ever Nokia Android tablet has been announced, and the device happens to be called the ‘Nokia N1'. It's the first tablet being released under Nokia brand after company's acquisition to Microsoft, and it looks like a finer version of iPad mini from Apple.
The first Microsoft Lumia branded smartphone has been launched, and is called the Microsoft Lumia 535. Microsoft had been working towards pushing out a Lumia-only smartphone without the Nokia branding for quite a while, and we had been teased with quite a few reports on the arrival of this device earlier.
Microsoft will be unveiling the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone on November 11, 2014. Nokia however made no real news of it, with just a line or two on announcing the arrival of 'a' device this November.
We now have official confirmation that Microsoft is dropping the Nokia Lumia, as well as Windows Phone brand in favor or Microsoft Lumia for all its smartphone devices. A Microsoft Lumia smartphone is also set to be revealed by the software giant in the coming days.
Microsoft is finally dropping the Nokia and Windows Phone branding for all its smartphones. And as we move forward, all Windows Phone devices from Nokia will now be carrying the Microsoft Lumia branding. Earlier, there were rumors that Microsoft, having acquired Nokia's phone division, was now looking to kill the Nokia and Windows Phone brand, but we weren't entirely sure what the replacement was.
Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus is not only significant in that it's a great deal larger than any smartphone the company has created before, but it also drafts the Cupertino company into the realm of the "phablet." A term derived from the combination of phone and tablet, these large handsets have taken the smartphone world by storm over the past few years, and while Samsung's Galaxy Note was the originator of this niche market, it now shares this space with several rivaling vendors. Below, you can take a look at how the iPhone 6 Plus stands up - in terms of size and specs, both - against the also-new Galaxy Note 4, Nokia's Lumia 1520 and LG's mammoth G3.
Remember when the good folks at Microsoft told us there'd be more to come from the Lumia family of devices? Well, true to its word, the company has just announced three new smartphones, the ultra-slim Lumia 830, as well as the dual-SIM capable Lumia 730 and 735 models. As Microsoft continues to restructure and realign Nokia in an attempt to find some relevance in the mobile space, it will be hoping that the flagship Lumia 830 will offer enough appeal to compete with the latest offerings from Samsung and Apple.