Microsoft presents Cortana and the new Nokia Lumia smartphones: 930, 630, 635

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A few months after the update on Windows 8.1 laptops and desktops, Microsoft presents with Nokia the new smartphones based on the operating system for mobile devices Windows Phone 8.1: Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 630, Nokia Lumia 635.

The most interesting element that these mobile devices will be equipped with is a new voice assistant called Cortana which will have to challenge that of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The name comes from the video game character Halo and in addition to having been powered by the search engine Bing, Cortana is the first true digital assistant capable of improving itself over time by collecting questions to predict what users want. It will arrive in Europe in 2015, in the USA it is already present in beta, while in China and England it will arrive in the second half of 2014.

Il Lumia 930 in addition to the new operating system, it has a 20 Megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and double LED flash, 1,3 megapixel front camera, a 5-inch ClearBlack OLED screen with high brightness thanks to the FullHD resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a design that combines metal with polycarbonate with four colors very bright: orange, green, black e White, a 800 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2,2 processor, 2GB RAM and internal memory dedicated to 32 GB storage without the possibility of expansion, 4G connectivity, WiFi, Bluettoth and GPS, 2420 mAh battery and integrated services: Microsoft Office e OneDrive. This smartphone will hit the market starting from dollars 599 (taxes and subsidies excluded) from June 2014.

Technical characteristics of the Nokia Lumia 930

  • Dimensioni: 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm.
  • Weight: 167 g.
  • Display: 5 inches fullHD 1080 × 1920 pixels (441 ppi).
  • Battery: 2420 mAh with wireless charging.
  • Processor: 800 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 2.2.
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • Storage space: 32GB.
  • Sistema Operativo: Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
  • Main camera: PureView 20 MP Zeiss with optical stabilizer and dual-led flash.
  • Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP 720p

Il Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 they both have a quad-core Snapdragon processor with a screen ClearBlack 4,5-inch, a design with interchangeable shells always in four colors: orange, green, black and white, and a wide range of features: Microsoft Office, Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, free global maps and navigation of HERE.

The two low-end smartphones are virtually identical with the only difference being that the Lumia 635 offers the 4G LTE connectivity while the Lumia 630 is also available in a version dual-sim. The HSPA connectivity of the Lumia 630 is at 21 Mbps, while the Lumia 635 supports LTE networks up to 100 Mbps in download.

The Nokia Lumia 630 will be released in May at a price of 159 dollars (excluding taxes and conventions) for the single-sim version, 169 dollars (excluding taxes and conventions) for the dual-sim version. The Nokia Lumia 635 ((excluding taxes and conventions)) will be released in June at a price of $ 189.

Technical features of Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635

  • Dimensions: 129.5 x 66.7x 9.2, weight 134 g.
  • Display: 4,5 pollici IPS FWGA.
  • Processore: quad-core Snapdragon 400 a 1,2GHz.
  • Sistema operativo: Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Memory: 512MB in RAM.
  • Storage: 8GB expandable via microSD (max 128GB).
  • Camera: 5 megapixels.
  • Connettività: dual-SIM 3G (Lumia 630), 4G LTE (Lumia 635), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA.
  • Battery: 1830 mAh.

The entire range of Lumia devices currently based on Windows Phone 8 will receive the Lumia Cyan update on April 8, 2014, an OTA (over the air) update that will combine the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and exclusive Nokia features into a single package.

Cortana preview on Windows Phone 8.1

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