Nokia tablet and phablet range revealed

Nokia tablet and phablet range revealed

Nokia has revealed a series of tablets and large phones-or phablets- at its Nokia World event in the United Arab Emirates this morning.

The event will be Nokia’s last product reveal, after it emerged last month that the Finnish company would be bought by Microsoft, the company behind the popular Windows Phone operating system.

During the event, two phablets were exhibited, including the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Both devices feature a whopping 6-inch screen, making the phablets ideal for business users because of the extra rows of apps and larger touchscreen keyboards that can be displayed.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Refocus

Nokia has been known for offering impressive cameras after launching the first 41MP camera last year, and the Lumia 1520 and 1320 are no exception.

The devices will include a new Nokia-built feature called Refocus. This allows users to select which parts of a photograph are blurred and which objects are in focus after the photograph has been taken.

This works by the phone taking a series of shots at varying focus lengths, allowing the user to select the best one in the editing process.

Asha range

During the event, Nokia also revealed that it will launch a series of Asha devices as part of its budget range for emerging markets. These three devices, however, will run Nokia’s Series 40 oeprating system as opposed to Windows Phone.

When questioned about the future of the Asha range of smartphones, Nokia agreed that it would be a secondary concern to the company in the coming months, especially as the Microsoft takeover, which will urge for users to switch to the Windows Phone OS, comes into effect.

Tablets

Nokia’s first Windows tablet has also been unveiled in the UAE. The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch screen, a 6.7 megapixel rear-facing camera and will run the latest Windows RT 8.1 operating system.  

Like most Nokia devices, the tablet will also be available in a range of vibrant colours, including white, black, red and blue. The device is expected to hit the market at around the $499 (£310) mark.

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

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