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Windows Phone 8: Nokia, Samsung, HTC smartphones line up for launch

Microsoft has launched the much awaited Windows Phone 8 platform for smartphones. Here are some devices ready to use the OS:

twitter-logoNidhi Singal | October 30, 2012 | Updated 15:09 IST

Nidhi Singal
Microsoft on October 29 announced the launch of the much awaited Windows Phone 8 platform for smartphones. The new OS supports multiple cores over single-core processor and has got a new Start screen.

Other highlighting features include Internet Explorer 10 browser, Nokia Maps, NFC, Mobile Wallet, Kid's Corner etc.

Here are some of the new Windows Phone 8 devices that are ready for launch:

Nokia Lumia 920

NOKIA LUMIA 920:
The flagship smartphone from Nokia on WP 8, the company referred it as the "the most innovative smartphone in the world". Along with the operating system, the smartphone will have the Carl Zeiss lens and the PureView technology onboard.

The Lumia 920 is likely to get launched in India during the second half of November.

Screen: 4.5inch capacitive display
Processor: 1.5GHz dual Core Snapdragon
Memory: 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Wireless charging
Camera: 8 MP; PureView Technology
Battery: 2000 mAh


NOKIA LUMIA 820:
Announced along with the Lumia 920, the Lumia 820 will be a mid segment device running WP8. Even this smartphone will have a dual-core processor with 8GB onboard storage space.

Screen: 4.3inch AMOLED capacitive display
Processor: 1.5GHz dual Core Snapdragon
Memory: 8 GB storage, microSD up to 32 GB, 1 GB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC
Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 1650 mAh


Samsung Ativ S

SAMSUNG ATIV S:
Just before the Nokia Lumia announcement, Samsung took the wraps off its Ativ S making it the first WP8 smartphone. This smartphone is 8.7mm thick and has got an aluminum chassis. It is likely to be launched in India during November.

Screen: 4.8inch SUPER AMOLED capacitive display
Processor: 1.5GHz dual Core
Memory: 16GB/32GB, microSD , 1 GB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC
Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 2300 mAh


HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X:
This is the flagship smartphone on Windows Phone 8 platform from HTC. The spec sheet indicates that it will compete against the best from Samsung and Nokia. HTC is hosting an event in Singapore on the 1st November and it is likely that the company will launch the WP device there.

Screen: 4.3inch capacitive display
Processor: 1.5GHz dual Core
Memory: 16GB, 1 GB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC
Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 1800 mAh


HTC Windows Phone 8S

HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8S:
HTC 8S is a medium sized smartphone with decent specifications and should fall in mid-segment smartphone category.

Screen: 4 inch SUPER AMOLED capacitive display
Processor: 1 GHz dual Core
Memory: 4GB, microSD , 512MB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 1700 mAh

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