Watch as the Nokia Lumia 1020 parachutes into Dubai

Watch as the Nokia Lumia 1020 parachutes into Dubai
In less than three weeks, Nokia World will be taking place in Abu Dhabi. During the event we expect to see the Finnish based manufacturer introduce six new devices including the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet and the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. In the United Arab Emirates, near Abu Dhabi, is Dubai where a Nokia Lumia 1020 descended into the country thanks to a skydiving team that carried the top-shelf Windows Phone 8 model in a bag.

During the skydiving scenes, a flag is unfurled promoting the phone as we see the city beckoning below. It's a great video and was filmed using a Nokia Lumia 1020. It certainly proves how tremendous video capture is on the camera-centric handset. You would expect to see a shaky video and instead, the OIS keeps the picture as steady as can be considering where it is being shot from.

Windows Phone and iOS were the only two platforms that showed growth in the latest comScore data of U.S. smartphone market share. And with the first Windows Phone phablet soon to be introduced with a 6 inch 1080 x 1920 screen and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood, the next few months could very well determine if Microsoft's mobile OS has enough in the tank to go after the iOS/Android duopoly.



source: NokiaUAE via WPCentral

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

WOW Do I miss Dubai or what (lived there for 15 years)! Video quality is sublime too!

11. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Im living in dubai In dubai there is no value of nokia lumia Iphones and the galaxy are the king here Nobody here buys htc motorola lg and many android phones Blackberry is quite valuable too

13. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Yea I know. My dad still lives there. Great place, but not a great place to settle unfortunately. I'm In Canada now. Anyway, yea the BB market is still big there, and so is the craze for Samsung devices. Saw most of the ppl rocking an S3 when I went there last summer.

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

"Nobody here buys htc motorola lg and many android phones" can you proved it that "NOBODY" buys htc motorola and lg in dubai? as in nobody?wanna bet?

27. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I think he just means most of people dont buy anything beside BB, samsung and iphones.. Dont hung on one word

51. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Agreed on you MobileKicker. My couzin is working there. And she mentioned that Most Nokia stores there got closed. And MOST People around there prepares and crazy for Samsung, Sony and iPhones. Even here in New Jersey. Its a battle of Samsung and iPhones. Well I can see couple of people too Using HTC and LG phones.

2. celticrain

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Well currently i don't use any new nokia as my primary ph is note 2 and secondary nokia e6 and old one nokia e61i.But man whenever i seen a nokia topic don't know why it feels like something family this is how i love this brand. Hope nokia ll be keep continue there business as an individual company.

3. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Big fan of nokia since i started my interest in phones! Till now.

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

then what i'm for.........?

44. Dastrix unregistered

Did you guys notice how the bird's chirp is actually a Nokia message tone?! That was brilliant!

4. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Nokia is dying now. The only true innovative firm is Apple.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Woke up, yet?

7. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Member for 6 hours and already hating. Bravo!

9. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

I don't hate nokia, but i just said the truth. nokia was popular in 2005 only when they had nokia n95.

14. ady_lad

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Apple 'inovating'...oh crap, we are doomed then...

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lol then............

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

'nokia was popular in 2005 only when they had nokia n95." Nokia was popular even before N95, did you forget about 3310? Also there still is countries where Nokia still sells mainly devices. "The only true innovative firm is Apple." Could you explain it more widely or it was just a trolling statement?

16. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Cow, apple is innovative Android just copies it

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Try to troll harded. ;)

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea try harder next time you Troll™ tell him PAU® Go away you Troll™ ™

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How are they innovative... Their Mp3 is so garbage that even Sony Mp3 has better sounds and digital sampling rates! It's a hype and fashion having Apple products! Their phones were very cheaply built , where ever you see broken screens. Can't afford to repair them! They charge you £80 for back and front replacement, which cost them £3 to make what rip off! The Mac range Laptop was totally a copycat of Sony Zseries laptop! I only see prestige, entarapanuers, mangers using Sony Z. Typical Macs used by average joes. ITunes suck. Your much better of CD and Mp3 WMA which have the highest sampling at 367kb rate. Another rip brainwash by fruit! You pay a high price for a limited feature phone. Giving you 1400mah battery, their they saved another£3-5 instead of giving you 2300+ Mah. What is wrong with you has Apple vined you in your blood. You will only get what Apple gives you and you will hounerdly accept it, while Android we choice! GOD sake you are free you are a human, why should you be controlled by Apple! ™

19. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

"The only true innovative firm is Apple" this statement gave me nightmares... o_O

26. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I don't even feel like replying to an Apple Controlled Freaking iHumans. You know, I would understand and say that you are entitled to your opinions even if you said 'Nokia is dying. However it has been a true innovator like Samsung, Sony, HTC and other Android Manufacturers', but now, I don't think you should be entitled to any opinion. Nokia 1-upped all manufacturers with N8's camera and has been leading in the dept. since. Samsung has shown great innovation in the dept of ergonomics on a large screened phone, Sony has shown great innovation in passion and balance, and LG hasn't shown innovation, but have been inspired by others to craft a beauty. What has Apple done post Steve Jobs? Refresh models with higher specs that tend to deviate usual users by using terms they don't even get (64bit)? Actually copy Windows Phone, Android, Sailfish and Ubuntu to create a 'unique' OS (No, they were not inspired in this dept. as inspiration means taking ideas and improvising and not taking ideas and publishing)? And trolling after just 6 hours of joining? You sir, are Wendy Garett, aren't you?

43. Dastrix unregistered

People don't really like Apple on PA...

45. Dastrix unregistered

Saying Nokia is dying is like saying M$ is dying. Not going to happen.

53. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Agreed, i like the iPhones More than Any Nokia Lagdows Phones. I mean, these Fandows here are just Delusional still stuck with Nokia where in Fact Nokia ugly windows phones are completely Boring and Full of Gimmicks. Lol. I would choose iPhones compare to any Nokia Flagship phones. I mean, iPhones has the Great Designs, awesome built, Smooth, Great Camera Quality and the PREMIUM FEEL Never Fades. Specially nowadays when you say nokia, jeez you still using there phones? Hahaha. R.I.P NOKIA!

58. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

another brain washed sigh human being although i haven't purchased a WP yet "ugly" let us look at that statement apple design almost has no changes for 4 years now Nokia they don't do major changes but they change the design least to say and they have a wide variety in colours 2. you made me chuckle when you accused another Os/company of gimmicks with iphone in the same sentence! 3. awesome design great built (or awesome built ) which planet are you living on ??? 4. great camera quality sony and nokia smash apple in camera quality 5. nokia will always be better than any iphone dead or alive

10. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I wonder what's with Nokia's sudden fascination with Dubai? Perhaps it has something to do with their upcoming phones?

29. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Well lets be honest, lumia 1020 is amazingly expensive outside of contract, so if they focus on high end markets like Dubai they might sell few. I am just guessing though.

38. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Well lets be honest, lumia 1020 is amazingly expensive outside of contract..." As far as I know, here in Europe, Nokia Lumia 1020 cost the +/- the same as any other flagship phones.

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