Nokia Lumia 810 Coming to T-Mobile
The handset, available exclusively through T-Mobile, features improved navigation and camera features as well as wireless charging capability.With Google Android handsets and the Apple iPhone 5 dominating the smartphone market, Nokia is looking to get back into the game it was once master of with the release of the Lumia 810 exclusively on T-Mobile’s network. The Lumia 810, which T-Mobile said would become available in the coming weeks, runs Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system and sports a thin design and improved navigation and camera features. The handset features a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display, along with exchangeable shells in cyan and black, which also allow the device to use Nokia’s wireless charging solution. The main 8-megapixel camera, engineered with Carl Zeiss optics, is complemented by a few new features: Cinemagraph, a lens that creates animated GIFs, as well as panorama settings, and Group Shoot, which allows users to choose the best faces and smiles from a burst of photos and stitch them together to produce one group shot. In addition, a 1.2-megapixel Skype high-definition certified front-facing camera provides users with mobile video chat capability. “We’re providing our customers with a unique Windows Phone 8 experience by offering an exclusive device paired with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and a comprehensive set of enhanced features,” T-Mobile USA’s vice president of product management Andrew Morrison said in a statement. “The Nokia Lumia 810 gives customers speedy, 4G access to T-Mobile’s nationwide network and the content and features they want, whenever they need it. From navigation tools to an enhanced camera, the Lumia 810 provides a great value and a high-quality experience.” Rounding out the smartphone’s features are updated navigation features, including City Lens, which overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings; Transit, which provides directions to a location using public transportation; and Drive, a voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation system. The importance of high-quality mapping and navigation technology was highlighted last month after Apple’s self-designed replacement for Google Maps on the iPhone 5 left users less than satisfied.