Today via 360 degree Globally streamed livestream over YouTube, Nokia continued with 150 years of tradition by revealing their latest B2C solutions – a series of “flagship” smartphones running the Android OS. Enter the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 [Read more…] about Nokia Gets back in the B2C Game with Global Launch of Nokia 6, 5 and 3 Android Smartphones at #MWC
A recent visit to the HERE maps HQ in Berkeley, California reminded me just how awesome this in vehicle navigation experience really is. Best of all HERE maps functions equally well completely offline… and did I mention that HERE mobile is free?
Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
This comes via Nokia Conversations blog… When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have naturally been making the change from Nokia to Microsoft in our websites, packaging and other consumer touch points.
From HERE… HERE offers fast, accurate maps that are always ready to use, with or without an internet connection. Search for places, find routes and get turn-by-turn voice guidance wherever you are. Underground, on holiday, or even in the middle of nowhere: HERE just works, always.
- Offline navigation: Interactive maps and turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection.
- Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries.
- Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you’re offline.
- Live traffic info for more than 40 countries.
- Plan your journey on beta.here.com, then find your way there using your mobile.
- Personalise your map by creating Collections of your favourite places.
- Share your location with family and friends in real time as you go via Glympse. It’s private, secure and safe.
What can you accomplish with the pretty incredible camera packed inside the Nokia Lumia 1020? Check this out… Paul Trillo and his awesome team are back again! This time they are armed with 50 connected Lumia 1020’s, a Microsoft Surface tablet and a custom app to create ‘Living moments’ to stunning effect!The ‘bullet’ effect is a technical first; offering 100% mobility through the streets of New York, capturing the essence of the city and its ‘living moments’
Now here’s something clever and yummy from Nokia… this Spring Nokia took to cool 3D printing technology to print up some tasty chocolate treats. Very cool indeed… I can just imaging them also printing up a chocolate Lumia smartphone or even better, imagine printing a 3D chocolate map… how cool would that be?
Microsoft today has unveiled details of Windows POhone 8.1 OS as well as their new “digital Assistant” – enter Cortana – honestly, I have to say that I’m really not hot on the name and I’m even less excited about actually saying the name Cortana! Regardless, Microsoft has rolled out their latest effort to hype the Lumia lineup of devices with hopes that some of these slick smartphons may even start showing up in the hands of consumers… see more on the WP blog
Personally, I think the enhanced Skype app and calling features to be the most exciting here and data (and wifi) sense (think data warning and wifi data management) is a nice touch also!
So, what went down in Barcelona at MWC this year? Here’s a recap from Nokia that highlights what the company was up to at this year’s Mobile luv-fest in Spain! If the Nokia X didn’t get your attention or turn your head then apparently you really didn’t miss much!
In 30 cities around the world Nokia Lumia 1020s are being passed from hand to hand. Selected people like you are capturing their story of their city and sharing it with a global audience.
We don’t know who will end up with one, but we’re definitely going to see some interesting stuff. Some of it might just be yours.