News by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.
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Most of the big companies that attend the IFA trade show in Berlin have already sent their invites, such as HTC, Samsung, Huawei, and Sony. However, some are still missing, but another giant has thrown its considerable weight into the IFA mix as Microsoft has pencilled its press event for the week on September 4th.Of course, Microsoft is a hardware company these days after acquiring Finnish phone giant Nokia (the devices and services divisions at least). That means Microsoft's presence at events such as IFA will be changing for good and this year in Berlin we can expect to see a few new Nokia by Microsoft handsets launch. Judging by the press invite, the new handsets arriving at IFA will have a distinct photographic flavour about them. The teaser that you can see above leads with "ready for more?" with the O replaced with a Lumia camera lens, while the blurb promises more "Face Time". Considering Nokia's potency in mobile cameras and this not so subtle nod to what the main talking point of these devices will be, we think (call us naïve) some camera focused Microsoft devices are on the way. Of course, the Lumia 1020 is the current darling of mobile cameras, the best on the market in fact whether you like Android, Windows, or iOS. We doubt Microsoft will deliver a new version of that handset, but the company is probably going to launch two devices that we have heard about before. The first is the Lumia 730 (Superman) that is reportedly going to be a "selfie" focused device, while the second is the supposedly aluminium Lumia 839 (Tesla) with a 13 megapixel rear lens. source: Engadget
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