Today we introduced Nokia Lumia 925, the newest member of the Nokia Lumia smartphone family. The beautifully crafted phone with a metal/polycarbonate body creates a unique look and feel while delivering a terrific antenna performance.
With Nokia Lumia 925 we are further strengthening the imaging capabilities first shared with Nokia Lumia 920; the 8.7 megapixel camera on Nokia Lumia 925 is packed with the most advanced lens technology, latest generation of Nokia proprietary imaging software, and optical image stabilization. Read more about the announcement and check out the phone.
Nokia Lumia 925
We have broadened the Lumia reach – from the Lumia 520 to the top with the new Lumia 925 – your Windows Phone opportunity continues to grow:
- The Lumia ecosystem is expanding, with more than 145,000 apps for Windows Phone now available to consumers in 190 countries worldwide.
- Operator billing is expanding rapidly, too. According to Microsoft, the average developer earns three times more in a market that supports operator billing than they do in a market that supports only credit cards. Check out this article from Microsoft’s Todd Brix.
And others have also noticed the benefits of the Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia opportunity:
- In its latest report, Kantar Worldpanel confirms that Windows Phone is the fastest-growing mobile ecosystem. And the latest statistics coming from AdDuplex, an app cross-promotion provider, confirm the strong position of Nokia Lumia in the Windows Phone ecosystem.
- More and more developers and brands are joining the ecosystem or significantly revamping their apps. Try out the latest from Facebook, Hulu Plus, Zinio, GoPro, EA, Imangi Studios (Temple Run), AlJazeera, and Vyclone.
If you haven’t started developing for Nokia Lumia, now is a great time to give it a try. With the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Lumia you’ll get access to a range of tools that will help you power-charge your development. Get started now.
We’ve made some updates to the Nokia Lumia Developer’s Library and want to share with you what we’ve done. The February 25th update includes: additional guides on NFC and proximity in Windows Phone 8; a guide to testing your Windows Phone application on a real Nokia Lumia device using our Remote Device Access (RDA) service; an overview of the services provided by Nokia Developer for Lumia developers; and new sample applications, including how to use Nokia Music API.
Map with directions in Windows Phone 8 by pasi.manninen
This week we are featuring article about Map with directions for use in Windows Phone 8 applications. This article explains how to show route in map and get route directions with Windows Phone 8. The cool thing about this article is that the Map offers route directions in both textual and speech format.
Here are few screenshots of the code example in the article,
Read this article and add Maps with route directions in your Windows Phone applications.
Well, it seems like just a few days ago that we released the Lumia 3DK, letting makers on the cutting edge experiment with our 3D models for the Nokia Lumia 820 back shell, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The reaction has been fantastic, and we’re already seeing some interesting designs showing up on Thingiverse and IdeasProject.
To help those printing at home, the nice folks at Makerbot optimized the model for their Replicator 2 and posted it on Thingiverse, along with some great pictures of the printing process.
We’ve also gotten great responses from 3D printing services i.materialize, Sculpteo, and Shapeways. The latest blog from i.materialise shows us a nice range of designs to get the creative juices flowing, and shows off materials you might not have imagined for a phone case. Velvet, anybody?
Finally, the IdeasProject team has started the 3D Printing Challenge. Share your ideas for Nokia Lumia cases for a chance to win a trip to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!
It’s been a lot of fun watching all the makers at work. Be sure to check out our wiki, contribute to it where you can, and keep those ideas coming!
Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The devices bring Nokia’s latest PureView camera innovation, new navigation experiences and wireless charging.
The flagship Nokia Windows Phone 8 device is the Lumia 920. Evolving the beautiful curved glass polycarbonate design of the Lumia 800, the Lumia 920 is packed with Nokia PureView imaging innovation, including a floating lens that allows the camera to take in five times more light than competing smartphones. This makes it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night.
The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens. Nokia City Lens is the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps, making it possible to move between maps view and augmented reality view to help people check their direction and surroundings.
The Nokia Lumia 920 packs Nokia’s largest ever battery (2000mAh), and, for the first time, built-in wireless charging. A range of wireless charging accessories and partnerships were also announced. The Fatboy Recharge Pillow was unveiled, JBL introduced the JBL PowerUP wireless charging docking station, and Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf were announced as Nokia’s first wireless charging partners. Both will bring wireless charging stations to selected retail spaces.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range smartphone delivering high-end performance in a compact package, with exchangeable shell covers and space for a micro SD card. Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants and are expected to start shipping in select markets later in the year.