Starting this summer, Windows Phone 8.1 is set to roll out to existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 owners along with exclusive Lumia experiences as an over-the-air update called Lumia Cyan. Windows Phone 8.1 introduces more details at-a-glance through Live Tiles, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center, faster ways to connect and type with Word Flow and, starting in the US, a personal and proactive virtual assistant called Cortana. In addition, the Windows Phone 8.1 enterprise pack means existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will become better business phones.
Accompanying the Windows Phone 8.1 over-the-air update will be new unique experiences for Lumia that further enhance Nokia's leadership in imaging. This includes enhancements to the camera roll and Creative Studio, as well as an improved Nokia Storyteller app, for sharing stories as a video slideshow on social networks.
Nokia Lumia 930
The Nokia Lumia 930 is the flagship embodiment of Windows Phone 8.1, and features:
● A 20 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and advanced Rich Recording.
● A new design combining metal and vibrant polycarbonate with a 5-inch ClearBlack screen.
● A 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is expected to roll out globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from USD 599 before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635
The Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635 provide an uncompromised Windows Phone 8.1 experience at an affordable price, and feature:
- A Snapdragon quad core processor.
- A unique colorful design with changeable shells and 4.5" ClearBlack screen.
- Three variants, including the Lumia 630 in 3G single SIM and the first Lumia with 3G Dual SIM; plus the speedier Lumia 635 in 4G/LTE.
- The same experiences as high-end Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia 630 is expected to roll out in May, beginning with Asia, India/Middle East, South America and Europe, at USD 159 for the single-sim variant, and USD 169 for the dual-sim variant before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia Lumia 635 is expected to be broadly available, including in the US starting in this summer, from USD 189 before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia has announced the Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 Beta. Available starting today at developer.nokia.com/imaging, the latest Imaging SDK features a combination of leading image manipulation capabilities and filter effects for Windows Phone 8.1 and other Windows devices. Nokia also announced that the new SensorCore SDK is being piloted with select partners ahead of public release.
[Lumia 930] [Lumia 630] [Lumia 635] [via Desire This]