Just one day to Nokia-Microsoft's big announcement in New York -- the Finish company teased a short sixteen-seconds trailer titled 'Stay Tuned' that hints at augmented reality.
A lady walks down the street with her cans on whilst images of deals are superimposed on the shops. The information conveys the shops rating from Style Magazine along with "likes" from friends.
Alsom announced today, is the free music streaming service "Nokia Music" in the USA. With Nokia Music, consumers can stream music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists that are curated and kept up to date by an expert team of US based musicologists.
"The playlists span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites. Nokia Music also offers playlists created by global artists such as Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna," Nokia stated.
Besides curated playlists, users can also create their own personal soundtrack by selecting the Nokia Music 'CREATE' function that taps a library of millions of songs and generates a playlist based on, and inspired by, the artists they love.
"Nokia Music playlists can also be enjoyed offline. And, consumers can also use Nokia Music's 'GIG FINDER', which locates a consumer's position and pinpoints live concerts, gigs and shows taking place in their local area, taking their level of interaction with their favorite artists beyond the playlist and Nokia Music's mp3 store," Nokia said.
Consumers who already own a Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710 can download the Nokia Music app for free from Marketplace.
In other Nokia and Windows Phone 8 news, over the weekend, a number of Windows Phone 8 devices appeared expected to be unveiled on September 5hth include:
Nokia Phi (officially called Nokia Lumia 920) may come with 32GB of storage, 1GB RAM, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a 4.5-inch high definition display, and a 8 megapixel camera instead of reported 40MP Nokia 808 PureView camera. It will also feature a 1.3 megapixel front camera.
Lumia 920 is reported to feature the Qi wireless charging technology, with a magnetic strip hidden behind the device capable of supporting various wireless charging products using the standard.
Colors of the Lumia 920 twitter.com/evleaks/status…-- E (@evleaks) September 4, 2012
Another WP8 device expected to be announced during Nokia World 2012, in Helsinki, Finland, is dubbed Nokia "Arrow" (or "Atlas" for its CDMA variant--officially called Nokia Lumia 820) and may come with a 4.3-inch display with Carl-Zeiss camera.
CoolXAP posted the images of Lumia 820 along with the specs include 512MB RAM, a WVGA screen of 800 x 480 pixels resolution:
Also, reported is codenamed Nokia "Glory", which is said to come pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.8 and a 4-inch display.
"The handset is designed as a successor to the low-end Lumia 610 "Tango" Windows Phone and will include Windows Phone 7.8 and low specifications such as a 800mhz processor and the typical 256MB of RAM found in super low-end Windows Phones," the Verge reports.
Back of the Lumia 820 twitter.com/evleaks/status…-- E (@evleaks) September 4, 2012
Finally, also leaked was the images of HTC Accord Windows Phone 8 device, said to be powered by the Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor, 8GB or 16 GB storage, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super LCD2 720p screen, 8 megapixels camera, NFC and MicroSD card support.
"HTC Accord is expected to be unveiled soon and will include a special Beats Audio Windows Phone application to control the output on the handset in the device settings options," Verge reported.
The device is expected to be announced during the third week of September.