When it comes to taking digital images, the marketing ploy of many vendors is to simply quote the number of megapixels. Whilst this is obviously an important factor, there are many other prerequisites of a decent quality photo being taken, and although by no means the best, Apple's iPhone certainly doesn't perform too badly.
Even though the smartphone industry is always bubbling away nicely with plenty of issues and controversies, there has been little to talk about in the last few months about the things that really matter. Putting the court cases, internal disputes and platform arguments aside, the thing that consumers really care about is the hardware and software that is being developed to offer the maximum power and choice to purchasers. After all, the ones who buy and use the products are the people who actually matter the most in any industry.
If you are growing tired of deciding whether or not to wait for the next-generation iPhone or grab one of the latest and greatest Android powered devices, then it might be the right time to extend your mindset and cast your net a little further afield. Microsoft has been attempting for quite some time to nurture and grow interest in their Windows Phone platform, and partnering with Nokia during the Mango stages indicated their intention to eventually make a mass assault on the smartphone market.
After weeks and weeks of almost blind speculation, Nokia has finally taken the wraps off its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 device, which will no doubt serve as the company's flagship smartphone. With Microsoft allowing vendors to really push the hardware boundaries with Windows Phone 8, the Finnish outfit certainly hasn't disappointed with the 920.
Nokia’s media event is all set to kick off tomorrow, where the Finnish company is expected to officially announce their next Windows Phone which will be powered by Windows Phone 8. Today, Nokia has released two new teaser videos related to their upcoming event on their official YouTube channel. Check them out after the jump.
Microsoft may be set to shake up the Windows Phone market by entering its own horse into a race that has thus far stalled, with a Surface Phone potentially on the horizon. Should rumors and a supposed benchmark result is to be believed, that is.
Windows Phone, whilst not having found a significant user-base just yet, is widely considered as the only threat to the dominance of Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, and despite having only released a handful of devices with Windows Phone 7.x, the anticipation regarding Windows Phone 8 is almost as great as that of the desktop edition.
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While Nokia's own Symbian mobile OS has crumbled into relative obscurity, the Finnish company's decision to hop aboard the Windows Phone bandwagon has proved relatively successful so far. The Lumia devices proved to be a big hit with consumers opting for WP7, and naturally, the onus is now on Nokia to deliver again with Windows Phone 8, which will release alongside the main star of the show, Windows 8, on October 26th.
In the current smartphone climate, it seems that everyone is talking about devices like the iPhone and Samsung's extremely popular Galaxy S III, or mostly devices that are built around iOS or Android. In all honesty, it is a bit of a short-sighted position to take, and although companies like Nokia have been cast into the wilderness in recent years, they have always been known for producing premium quality hardware. And now thanks to their partnership with Microsoft, we could hopefully see a re-emergence of the Finnish company.