Lumias 1020 and 1520 head for the North Pole with explorer Eric Larsen
0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2014, 09:23 posted on
Nokia's Lumia 1020 and 1520 are prime candidates for conquering the North Pole, equipped with durable polycarbonate chassis, screens that can be operated with gloves on, and great cameras to document your journey. That's exactly Microsoft decided to prove, gifting explorer Eric Larsen, and his "team of adventurers," with the top-shelf Lumias. They will be crossing the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island, to the geographic North Pole. In 2006, a Norwegian team traversed the 500-mile distance in 49 days, so that's the record to beat here...
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2. papss (unregistered)
I'll be interested in seeing how they hold up in such climates.
3. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)
LOL u just needed to see how they did in Canada 2 months ago with up to -45 in most places
4. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 314; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
This is not a publicity stunt. They're bringing a phone to take advantage of all the great LTE coverage and WiFi hotspots at the north pole. Hmmmm.... Ok, maybe not. But the camera - at least they can put the camera through some real work. The zoom is a little limiting, but hey, they can always just get a little closer to that polar bear they're looking at. Ok, maybe that's not such a good idea. At least they can test the phone in sub-zero temperatures. Oh, but they make environmenal test chambers for that type of thing.
Ok, I guess it is a publicity stunt.
6. papss (unregistered)
Nice name.. Bias? Never
7. allawi (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
I am using my lumia 1020 with gloves because Minnesota State is so cold and the temperature was 40 below zero. Nokia built a really nice phones
8. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
Nokia's are that durable..
just ask me.