Nokia fightback in phone battle

Nokia has unveiled the mobile company's most powerful smartphone as it tried to winning back a market lost to Apple, Samsung and Google.

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Apple seemingly set for iPhone 5 launch

Apple has fuelled speculation that it will launch a new version of the iPhone by announcing a "special event" only hours before two of its competitors unveiled new devices.

Apple set to launch the iPhone 5? Credit: Daniel Law/PA Wire

The technology giant sent invitations to selected journalists for the event next week ahead of today's announcement in New York by Nokia and Microsoft where they revealed details of two new phones.

The Apple emails invite journalists to an event on Wednesday September 12 and includes the line "it's almost here".

It features a figure 12 with a shadow that appears to be the number five - seemingly confirming the company will announce the arrival of the iPhone 5.


Features of the new Nokia Lumia 920

  • The Lumia 920 and smaller Lumia 820 run on the latest Windows Phone operating software, which Microsoft hope will rival Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
  • It has "Pureview" camera technology to reduce blurring from hand motion.
  • The Lumia 920 has an 8.7 megapixel camera.
  • The Lumia 920 comes with augmented reality technology that lets users see details of their surroundings through the camera.
  • The device is available in yellow or red.
  • The screen is 4.5 inches.
  • The phone comes with wireless charging capability.


Nokia launches new smartphone

Nokia has unveiled a Windows-powered smartphone which the company hope will be able to compete with Apple, Google and Samsung.

Nokia's new smartphone. Credit: Nokia

The Finnish company once led the mobile phone market but in recent years has seen its market share plummet with the arrival of handsets such as the iPhone.

Nokia's alliance with Windows has produced a line of Lumia smartphones.

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