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Nokia's next flagship may come with '3D Touch' technology and Windows Phone 8.1 (Blue)

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Nokia's next flagship may come with '3D Touch' technology and Windows Phone 8.1 (Blue)
You may have written Nokia off as an industry non-factor, but rest assured that the company appears to be on track to releasing its next generation of mobile goodies. About a week ago, serial leakster, evleaks, tweeted a number of alleged codenames for several upcoming Nokia phones, including 'Goldfinger' and “Monepenny', both of which are currently thought to be the first handsets to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Blue out of the box. While these are codenames, there's some speculation that the former (Goldfinger) could be the flagship-apparent.

Apart from this dubious revelation, The Verge is citing people with knowledge of Nokia's plans, suggesting that Goldfinger may come with a rather interesting feature, called 3D Touch internally.

3D Touch is best explained by a comparison with Samsung's proprietary Air Gestures, or said plainly: off-the-screen gestures to control your Lumia (or whatever it ends up as). This is a particular area to which Nokia appears to have dedicated years of R&D and cash, so we're hoping that the Finnish manufacturer won't simply contend itself with an Air Gestures clone, but would rather seek to improve upon the idea. Unfortunately, for the time being, this does not appear to be case, as the above-mentioned sources claim that flipping and scrolling are the kind of gestures currently under consideration. Apparently, it'll be possible to perform these not only from the top of the devices, but also to the sides.

Yet another gimmick? It would appear too early to call.

source: The Verge

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:39 10

1. Darkerm (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


hope to see Windows Explorer in 8.1

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:04 2

3. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


And people hate the desktop on Windows RT.

Different people. Different tastes.

I like the way it is now. I don't want Windows explorer on phones but it should be there in tablets.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:24 1

5. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


they hate it simply because its a OS that is not designed for desktops,or laptops its meant for tablets, or touch screen devices with out those 2 things windows 8 is every annoying on a desktop

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:50

6. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


File manager, rather than Windows Explorer. Like Symbian, Android etc.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:12 2

8. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


There's a big difference between being a Nokia fan and WP fan. Nokia fans want things to improve, while WP fans think everything is perfect. And you sir are a WP/Micro$H¡t fan.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:54 1

10. papss (unregistered)


Wrong...As usual. Wp fans want an evolution too. Just as everyone else wants an os to grow. We are happy with where we are at too. We wp fans prefer our os a little less grid like and a little more dynamic and lively.
You sir are living in the past with all nokia mistakes

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:32

9. dratomic (Posts: 463; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


love you man you tell the truth. and btw a non crippled windows explorer which can send and recieve any kind of file

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:48 11

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2910; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I seriously hope that they'll come up with something more useful than Air Gestures... Air gestures are so useless.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:23 13

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1424; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Air gestures are thing that you show once to your mates, and then you disable them. Nokia is very good at inventing cool names to gimmicks.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 20:43 1

14. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


100% agree with you mate lol

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:51 1

15. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I just pictured myself doing air gestures with my penis... and next day telling my mates about my achievement.

You are 100% correct. Besides, who's so flipping lazy that you can't grab your phone and press a button? You'll also (probably) spend like 4 tries before the gesture does what you want in most scenarios.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 13:21

17. deewinc (Posts: 158; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Dude, air gestures whilst jerking off? Cool..!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:54 2

7. spinz (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


What we need is hologram that you can touch.

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 13:09 1

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 2260; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Now manufacturers are copying samsung but still samsung is labled as copy cat, very strange

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