New Nokia raises identity issue


    Dec 13, 2013

    New Nokia raises identity issue

    Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone

    NOW that almost every brand has rolled out a big-screen handset, Nokia has also come out with its own six-inch full-HD (1920x1080) display handset, powered by what seems to be the industry standard, a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU.

    This Nokia may not have the super-duper 41MP high-resolution camera of the 1020 but its 20MP Pureview camera is hardly a laggard by any measure. Lumia handsets do have clear and sharp screens and the responsiveness of the 1520 also demonstrates the processing power of its hardware.

    Currently, Nokia has an identity problem. Even Nokia fans of old must be wondering what will become of Nokia after it is fully absorbed by Microsoft.

    Will we be seeing Microsoft or Nokia phones? The Windows Mobile OS Nokia adopted when it was still independent has not garnered a huge following. Will we also see Android OS phones from Microsoft/Nokia?

    So while Nokia continues with the catch-up game, it had better resolve its identity crisis soon, if it is to survive in an increasingly crowded and highly competitive marketplace.

    How much: $999