NEW YORK (AP) — Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones, and it's introducing its first tablet computer.
And all of the devices will carry the powerful camera technology found in Nokia's flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone.
The struggling cellphone maker is turning to the camera to try to make its phones stand out from its rivals. The Lumia 1020 has a 4.1-megapixel camera with technology designed to produce better shots in low light, and offer greater manual controls than most smartphones.
The devices will use Microsoft's Windows system. They're being introduced as Microsoft aims to complete its $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's phone business and its patent rights. The deal is expected to close early next year.
Nokia has seen its cellphone business unravel since Apple revolutionized the way people use handsets with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. Microsoft, meanwhile, is struggling amid declines in sales of traditional personal computers in favor of smartphones and tablets.
228-r-06-(Sound of fading musical intro and then voice introducing product, at Nokia product launch)--Sound of fading introductory music and then a voice announcing the arrival of Nokia's first tablet. (22 Oct 2013)
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226-a-10-(Chris Weber, executive VP for sales and marketing, Nokia, at Nokia product launch)-"and bringing differentiation"-Chris Weber of Nokia says the company scheduled this product launch date well ahead of what turned out to be Apple's same-day unveiling. (22 Oct 2013)
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