Nokia Teases Colorful New QWERTY Phone
April 22, 2013 9:50 AM
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Don't expect a Windows Phone, although those are in the pipe as well
Nokia Oyj. (
pounded by shareholders
for missing its revenue forecast, but is still showing some decent growth with its Windows Phone lineup, whose sales have more than doubled on a year-to-year basis.
The company on Monday
fans with a shot of what looked like (based on the key size and positioning) a QWERTY-keyboard equipped phone. The company writes:
What’s up at Nokia?
You won’t have to wait long to find out.
On Wednesday morning at 7am GMT we will be announcing something new, followed by a Q&A session with Neil Broadley from our Mobile Phones team and a special guest.
But before you get too excited, this is reportedly
a Windows Phone, but rather the Asha 205/210. Nokia is also expected to possibly announce the Asha 501 at the event. Much of
the Asha family
already comes with QWERTY keyboards -- namely the Asha 200, 201, 302, and 303. But this appears to be the first Asha phone to borrow the Lumia line's iconic colorful one-piece polycarbonate body-style.
The new Asha phone(s) looks to offer a budget alternative to BlackBerry Ltd.'s (
. However, the Asha phones are rumored not to even have 3G support.
Windows Phone fans still have something to look forward to:
Windows Phone Blue is fast approaching
, and in the meantime Nokia is rumored to be preparing to launch a trio of Windows Phones. Those phones reportedly will include an upgraded version of the flagship Lumia 920, a larger phablet-style device, and the
long-awaited Windows Phone variant
41-megapixel PureView shooter
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RE: Hurry up
4/22/2013 12:27:21 PM
all from a tiny lens that can barely manage to fill 4MP without noise :)
RE: Hurry up
4/22/2013 4:53:03 PM
Digital noise is not a product of lens size. That would be sensor size, and the aforementioned 41mp sensor is quite large for a phone. Sample images at high iso's appear to be less fraught with noise than my 8mp Canon S5is, which is fairly useless over iso 400. (which would make sense because I'm taking 8mp shots on a 1/2.5" sensor and the default mode for the Pureview 808 is 5mp oversampled shots from a 1/2" sensor) The limited space for the lens does have it's drawbacks, but overcoming that issue is the primary reason Nokia developed Pureview, which uses pixel oversampling to allow both lossless digital zoom and improved low light performance, as well as keeping the F number constant through the zoom range.
It fills 4mp without noise just fine.
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