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Nokia Launches 41 Megapixel Camera Phone

Cell phone maker Nokia has unveiled a new camera phone: the Nokia 808 PureView. The product features a 41 megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology.

The company announced a number of new product launches at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

In addition to still imaging technology, the company said that Nokia 808 PureView also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world's first use of Nokia Rich Recording.

Separately, Nokia said that it has unveiled a new Windows Phone, called the Lumia 610. The item is priced at 189 euros and is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.

The Nokia Lumia 610 was made possible to a new software release from Microsoft delivering enhanced capabilities to the Windows Phone 7.5 platform. In addition, Windows Phone will now include the network and language requirements for China. As a result, Nokia announced plans to make a range of Lumia smartphones available in the world's most populace conutry, covering both CDMA and WCDMA technologies.

The launch will take place in the coming months.

After launching the Nokia Lumia 900 as its first LTE smartphone, Nokia said that it is also making the phone available around the world in a DC-HSPA variant, for high speed data connection in countries where LTE is not available.

The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in white, cyan and black, is priced at EUR 480 and also expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.

In addition, Nokia said it unveiled additional services and three more Asha feature phone models -- the Nokia Asha 202, Asha 203 and Asha 302 -- at Mobile World Congress.

Estimated retail price for each is about 60 euros, excluding taxes and subsidies. The products are expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2012.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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