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Microsoft Lumia 1030 (McLaren) pictured alongside Apple iPhone 6

The “McLaren” prototype that is believed to be the Microsoft Lumia 1030 has been leaked a number of times in the internet. It is a massive device with an equally massive 50-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera. Although reports said that plans to further develop the device has been shelved, this doesn’t explain why it has been showing up a lot on the web as of late. In this latest leak by Chinese-speaking CNBeta, the device is pictured alongside the Apple iPhone 6.

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Here’s what we’ve gathered from these new leaked photos. First of all, it says that the device is a “prototype property of Microsoft Mobile,” suggesting that it is a device under development from the Redmond firm and not the Nokia of old. Secondly, it does show a pretty massive front-facing camera, which means it will be pretty massive and not at all slim.

Going back to the device being owned by Microsoft and not Nokia, it does suggest that Microsoft is working on a Lumia 1020 successor. The question is, however, is if and when Microsoft is planning to launch the device. You’re guess is as good as ours.

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BMW to purchase 57,000 units consisting of the Lumia 630, 920, and 930 for employees?

According to a report from German-speaking wparea.de luxury car maker based in Germany BMW has ordered 57,000 units of Windows Phone-powered devices from Microsoft. The phones will be used by BMW’s employees. Currently, its workforce uses older Nokia handsets that run Symbian.

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So what models has the luxury car maker chosen for its workforce? According to the report, most of the units will be the Nokia Lumia 630, which will be for the regular employee. Executives will get to choose between the Nokia Lumia 920 or the Nokia Lumia 930. The report adds that the Windows Phone handsets will be used by BMW’s employees sometime in 2015.

BMW is yet to confirm the report, but the wparea.de claims that it source is someone close to the company. Sadly, it did not mention how much was spent to purchase the units. Although the purchase helps Microsoft a little, it doesn’t strengthen the software giant’s position against the two dominant platforms in the market, which is Android and iOS. Furthermore, this doesn’t mean that you’ll be seeing Windows Phone used in BMW’s luxury cars.

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Microsoft shows what Cortana can do and what Siri can’t in new funny Lumia 830 ad

Microsoft’s new “affordable flagship,” the Nokia Lumia 830, is now out, and the Redmond firm has released a new ad for the smartphone. In the ad, the software giant shows what Cortana can do and what  Siri on the Apple iPhone 6 can’t.

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The ad starts off with Cortana on the Nokia Lumia 830 and Siri on the Apple iPhone 6 talking to each other. Cortana asks is Siri can do a number of features, with Siri answering, “I just got bigger” again and again. In the end, Cortana says, “Happens to everyone this time of year,” calling Siri fat. Hit play below to see the ad for yourself.

Microsoft calls the Lumia 830 an “affordable flagship,” but owners have found the smartphone’s hardware to be rather disappointing. The only thing that makes up for this lack in performance is its 10-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera. If you’re unfamiliar with the Lumia 830, other than its rear-facing camera, it sports a 5-inch 720p screen, a 0.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, support for as much as 128GB from a microSD card, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 2200mAh battery.

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Here are the Nokia N1’s official specs

Nokia has surprised us all, not with an Android-powered smartphone, but an Android 5.0 (Lollipop)-powered tablet. Say hello to the affordable Nokia N1, and here are the tablet’s official specs.

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Official Nokia N1 specs:

Height

  • 200.7mm

Width

  • 138.6 mm

Depth

  • 6.9 mm

Body

  • One-piece design
  • Aluminum with surface anodisation

Weight

  • 318 g

Colors

  • Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray

Camera

  • 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • 5 MP front-facing camera, fixed focus
  • 1080p video recording

Buttons and connections

  • 3.5 mm audio
  • Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector

Display

  • 7.9 inch (4:3)
  • 2048×1536 resolution
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • IPS panel with LED backlight
  • Fully laminated zero air-gap display

Chip

  • Intel® 64-bit Atom™ Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz

Memory

  • LPDDR3 (800 MHz), 2 GB

Storage

  • eMMC 5.0, 32 GB

Graphics

  • PowerVR G6430, 533 MHz

Audio

  • High Quality Discrete Audio Codec, Wolfson
  • WM8958E, independent audio codec

Speakers

  • Two 0.5 W stereo speakers
  • 90 dB with less than 10% total harmonic distortion (THD)

Microphone

  • Digital MIC Cavity resonance frequency more than 20 KHz

Battery

  • 18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V)

Sensors

  • 6-axis Gyro+Accelerometer

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi, (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO
  • Bluetooth, BT 4.0

Software

  • Android™ 5.0 Lollipop
  • Nokia Z Launcher

Nokia has confirmed that the N1 will be first seen in China, promising it will be seen in other markets. The Finnish firm is yet to announce if the affordable tablet will be launched in the UK.

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Nokia lifts the lid on Lollipop-powered Nokia N1 tablet

With Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s Devices & Services unit, there were rumours that the Finnish firm was planning to get back into the smartphone market with an Android-powered smartphone. This rumour turned out to be inaccurate, as Nokia’s CEO confirmed that it would no longer make smartphones. It seems, however, that part of the rumour was true, as the Nokia N1 has made its debut. The N1 is an affordable Android 5.0 (Lollipop)-powered tablet. So Nokia did plan on making something that runs Android. It turns out that it wasn’t a smartphone but a tablet.

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Press release:

Nokia Announces N1 Android Tablet

 

Simplicity and design at the heart of Nokia’s first brand-licensed product

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the N1, the first Nokia-branded AndroidTM tablet. The N1 offers the innovative, predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface, and a carefully crafted industrial design by Nokia with a focus on simplicity. The N1 will be brought to market in Q1 2015 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales.

“We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” said Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki. “The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.”

Consumers use and manage a large set of applications in their digital lives. The N1 makes that easy with the Z Launcher, which allows users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.

The industrial design of the N1 is deliberately developed to match the elegant simplicity of the interface. It has a unique one-piece aluminum design with a soft finish in both Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors that make it stand out from other tablets. The 7.9″ laminated display sits in a 6.9mm thin and light design that makes the device comfortable to hold even with one hand. A 2.4Ghz Intel© AtomTM quad-core processor provides great performance for the Android Lollipop operating system on the N1.

The N1 is planned to be available for purchase in China in Q1 2015 for an estimated USD 249 before taxes, with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets.

In addition to the Nokia brand, Nokia is licensing the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to the OEM partner. The OEM partner is responsible for full business execution, from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound IP and software licensing and contractual agreements with 3rd parties.

The N1’s industrial design and Z Launcher application originate within the Nokia Technologies business, which is focused on strengthening Nokia’s industry-leading innovation portfolio through patent, technology and brand licensing.

The Nokia N1 tablet will first be available in China, “with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets.” It is yet to be determined if the device will be available in the UK.

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