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Microsoft Lumia 940 rumoured to posses 24mp Pureview Camera, 3gb Ram, Windows 10.

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The device is said to feature a 5inch display screen that will support a full HD resolution. It is rumored that the upcoming Lumia 940 will be well equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for screen protection.

The Microsoft Lumia 940 will have a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC processor clocked at a speed of 2.7GHz along with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM.

A feature that many users will cherish is the camera, which will be a 24mp rear camera with PureView and it will support 4K video shooting at 60FPS.

The device will also feature a 5mp secondary camera and will also support HD video recording.

The Lumia 940 is 8.9m thick, it measures around 131x71mm and it weight is set at 149grams.  The new camera feature that will come on Lumia 940 will be much more compact.  

Microsoft may most likely opt for the same design that Lumia 930 has to the upcoming Lumia 940.

Lumia 940 will be encompassed with NFC, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and Bluetooth and will come with an internal memory of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants.

As for the operating system, it seems that Lumia 940 will not come with the Windows 8.1 which is currently the latest Windows Phone operating system out there. The Lumia 940 will operate on a new and yet legally unannounced Windows Phone 10 OS.

Microsoft Lumia 940 will most likely not be launched very soon as Microsoft is currently busy launching some other devices such as the Lumia 535 and Lumia 1330.

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Nokia ‘Sirius’ Windows 8.1 tablet leaks with 10.1in HD 1080p display

Nokia Sirius Windows 8.1 RT tablet with 10.1 in HD display

Nokia Sirius Windows 8.1 RT tablet with 10.1 in HD display AN IMAGE of Nokia’s rumoured first Windows tablet has appeared on the internet. The image appeared at Winsupersite, which somehow has managed to get its mitts on details about many Windows 8.1 tablets that are set to launch before the end of the year. Arguably the most interesting of these is the Nokia ‘Sirius’, the Finnish phone maker’s first tablet. This device has been rumoured for a while, and is expected to launch alongside the Nokia Lumia 1520 tablet on 26 September. Assuming this leak is accurate, and we have no reason to believe it is not, you won’t have to wait until the end of the month to find out what the tablet will offer. It reportedly will run Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 RT operating system and will have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 10.1in 1920×1080 full HD display. Taking tips from Nokia’s Lumia phone lineup, the tablet reportedly will also feature a 6.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in LTE support and will be available in red, complete with a “multi-function cover with keyboard”. That’s all we know right now, but the Nokia Sirius is likely to make its debut within the next few weeks, priced at around $499. Winsupersite has details about other Windows 8.1 incoming tablets, too. These include: the 8in Dell Venue tablet which will likely feature an Intel Atom Bay Trail chip and a $299 price tag; the Lenovo 7in and 10.1in Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets, the Miix 8 and Miix 2; and the Microsoft Surface Mini, which will reportedly feature an 8in screen and a Qualcomm processor. We expect to find out more about these tablets over the next few weeks.

Nokia to Launch 41MP Windows Phone

Nokia Corporation (NOK – Analyst Report) expects to launch a Windows-based smartphone that will possess a 41 mega pixel PureView camera. The launch will bring to the forefront the innovative camera phone on the Windows platform that has been rumored for long.

According to media reports, the device has been coded as EOS and has a Xenon flash, OLED display, polycarbonate body and 32GB of internal memory. The smartphone is believed to be a fraction bigger than Nokia’s flagship Lumia 925 and is expected to be launched on Jul 11, 2013.

Last year, Nokia introduced its first PureView technology integrated phones with the launch of Nokia 808 PureView. This imaging technology is a combination of many pixels into one perfect pixel and provides a digital camera like effect. The smartphone also has a high resolution Carl Zeiss lens and was one of the last devices to run on Nokia’s Symbian operating system (OS).

The Finnish handset manufacturer states that the new smartphone will allow its users to zoom in three times better than its predecessor without losing any resolution.

In the last couple of years, Nokia has fallen behind in the smartphone leadership race, which has been mainly dominated by Apple Inc.’s (AAPL – Analyst Report) iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy range, which runs on Google Inc.’s (GOOG – Analyst Report) Android platform. Nevertheless, the company’s decision to join forces with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT -Analyst Report) is finally paying off as the latest range of Lumia has performed better than its predecessors.

Although Nokia has taken a long time to incorporate the PureView technology into the Windows phone operating platform, we believe that the launch timing is perfect for Nokia as demand for its Windows-based phones are currently picking up. However, it will take time for the smartphone to gain wide acceptance as such a high resolution camera technology has not been tested in a major OS yet.

Nokia currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Huawei reportedly ‘open’ to acquiring Nokia

Huawei would consider snapping
up Nokia, which could help it boost its smartphone gains in Europe and the U.S., a company executive said on Tuesday.

According to the Financial Times
of London (paywall), Richard Yu,
chairman of Huawei’s consumer
business group, said at the launch of its latest smartphone offering, the Ascend P6, in London: “We are considering these sorts of acquisitions; maybe the combination has some synergies but depends on the willingness of Nokia.”

“We are open minded,” Yu told
reporters. Nokia would have to be a willing participant in a buyout
discussion, but its remains mum on whether or not its even in discussions with Huawei, or any other company for that matter.
A Nokia spokesperson said the
company “does not comment on
market speculation.”

Or, should Huawei consider a
hostile takeover, it could bypass
the need for the Chinese phone
maker to deal with the pesky problem of Nokia’s stubborn management. Nokia shareholders are getting twitchy over the company’s Windows Phone
strategy — ergo, it’s entire strategy moving forward. If Huawei goes straight to Nokia shareholders, they could take the offer and run while the Finnish phone maker is still afloat.

Currently, Huawei has a burgeoning base of users in China, taking the third slot in the Chinese volume shipment space behind Samsung and Apple, but it wants to move away from feature
phones into the smartphone space.

And no better candidate than ailing smartphone maker Nokia, which has its range of high-quality Lumia smartphones that just aren’t selling as well as they could be.

Based on comments to the London-based publication, Yu hinted that should Nokia succumb to a buyout deal, Huawei might ditch Windows Phone altogether in favor of “free” Android.

It comes after at least a year of
speculation on who might buy
Nokia. From Intel to Microsoft,
even Lenovo at one point, based
on comments made by Nokia chief
executive Stephen Elop that he is
sticking to his guns, at least with
its Windows Phone strategy.

Whether or not that extends to being bailed out by another company remains unclear.

Shares in Nokia ($NOK ) rose by as
much as 11 percent on the news,
according to Barrons.

BlackBerry ( $BBRY) was also up
by 4 percent on the news, considering the firm has yet to pick itself up from the floor of the boxing ring, after having ten bells kicked out of it by the rival smartphone market, and could
also be a suitable acquisition
target for Huawei.

This story originally appeared as
“Huawei ‘considering’ Nokia
acquisition: report ” on ZDNet.

‘Apple led deliberate scheme on ebooks’

AppleStoreA US government lawyer accused Apple Monday of concocting a deliberate scheme to fix prices of electronic books as the antitrust trial against the tech giant got underway.

“Apple knowingly and intentionally committed to a common scheme of publishers to raise prices,” Justice Department attorney Lawrence Buterman told the court in an opening statement that laid out the government’s case.

There was a “deliberate scheme by Apple” to “fix prices” in concert with major book publishers, Buterman said at the New York federal trial.

The alleged conspiracy cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in higher book fees, according to the government.

The price of e-books soared right after Apple launched its iPad in 2010, the government alleged before a packed courtroom.

Apple attorney Orin Snyder said however that “the government has reverse-engineered a conspiracy” and that Apple was simply competing in the marketplace.

“Apple’s intent was not to upend pricing paradigms throughout the industry, but to build the best bookstore and make sure prices were competitive,” Snyder said in his opening comments.

US antitrust watchdogs have accused Apple of orchestrating a collusive shakeup of the electronic book business in early 2010 that resulted in higher prices.

With CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs.

With CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apple denies that it conspired with publishers and maintains that it was a new entrant in a sector that at the time was dominated by Amazon.

Witness testimony got underway after Monday’s opening statements with Apple associate general counsel Kevin Saul acknowledging to a government attorney that an initial Apple proposal included a provision that said publishers must move all book sellers to a different selling system.

Saul’s testimony will resume Tuesday and will include a rebuttal from Apple’s attorneys.

The California technology giant is on its own in its fight against the US Justice Department, after five of the world’s biggest book publishers named in the suit settled the charges and paid fines.

The civil trial is expected to last three weeks, and comes with Apple under pressure for its slumping share price, eroding market share for its iPhones and iPads and accusations in Congress it avoided billions in taxes.

Buterman’s statement depicted Apple as the ringleader in a conspiracy that met the publishing industry’s wish of ending Amazon’s domination of e-books that limited the price of most best-sellers to just $9.99.

After Apple joined the market with its iPad and online bookstores, many of these books shot up to $12.99 or $14.99, according to the government.

Apple negotiated a different pricing system with the publishers whereby Apple as the seller received a 30 percent commission on sales. The other key point was an agreement that allowed Apple to match a lower price if a competitor cut prices.

The government maintains that Apple worked closely with the publishers as they pressured Amazon to accept the different model and effectively create a new, higher pricing range for electronic books.

The government’s case will cite electronic messages and public and private comments, including some remarks from late chief executive Steve Jobs that the government says proves a conspiracy.

But Apple argues that the Jobs remarks and many other points of evidence are taken out of context.

Apple acted out of self-interest and often in conflict with publishers with which the negotiations were contentious.

For example, Snyder cited correspondence between Apple and HarperCollins that showed sharp disagreement on the terms of the deal and undermine the conspiracy theory. Apple argues that it is not responsible for Amazon’s decision to raise its prices.

“Apple cannot be held liable for business decisions made by other players as a result of its entry,” Snyder said.

And he argued that after Apple entered the market for ebooks, “prices went down, not up.”

Before his opening remarks, Snyder expressed concern following US Judge Denise Cote’s comments last month that she tentatively supported the government’s case.

Cote will decide the non-jury trial.

But Cote assured Snyder that she has an open mind on the case.

“The deck is not stacked against Apple unless the evidence stacks the deck against Apple,” Cote said. – Sapa-AFP

Nokia video ad touts Lumia 928’s low-light camera

Article by Lance Whitney
Nokia is out with another
promo showing off the
camera of its new Lumia 928
smartphone.
A spot posted on YouTube
reveals a series of videos and
photos taken by the phone
under low-light conditions .
One sequence shows a man
dancing along a sidewalk at
night. A second reveals a
group of people in a dark
dance hall. And another
shows a girl on a swing in
the evening hours.
Of course, no Nokia ad is
complete without a dig at the
competition. So, the spot
ends with a simple comment
that the Lumia 928 is better
than the iPhone 5 and the
Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Lumia 928 comes with
an 8.7-megapixel PureView
camera and a powerful flash,
which Nokia says gives it the
edge over other smartphones.
Nokia has been spreading the
word about the 928’s camera
through a series of spots
comparing its capabilities
with those of rival
smartphones. One spot
played up the camera’s
accuracy at recording video ,
while another promoted its
ability to record live sound
under less-than-ideal
conditions.
The company recently told
CNET that it would be
amping up the advertising of
the Lumia lineup to better
duke it out with the
competition.
“I think what you’re going to
be seeing,” Nokia’s global
head of smart phone
marketing, Vesa Jutila, told
CNET, “not only from Nokia
but also from our key partner
Microsoft, is that we’re going
to be much more
aggressively going head-to-
head with competition.”
The 928 is available through
Verizon Wireless for $99 with
the usual two-year contract.

Culled from http://m.cnet.com/news/nokia-video-ad-touts-lumia-928s-low-light-camera/57585438