Windows Phone 8 Features Will Shine Thanks to Hurricane Sandy: Google Event Cancelled, 32GB Nexus 7, LG Nexus 4 Release Date Pushed Back
Microsoft will finally get some leverage from rivals thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
According to the Huffington Post, Google has cancelled its big Android event, which was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, in New York, because of Hurricane Sandy. The storm is supposed to hit New York on Sunday night or Monday morning.
"We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more," a Google rep said.
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Google was expected to unveil a new smartphone, the LG Nexus 4, a new Samsung Nexus 10 tablet, and a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet.
Microsoft has an event scheduled on the same day, Monday, in California to announce the latest version of Windows Phone 8. Google might have stole the thunder because of its highly anticipated devices, but now the Windows 8 Company can breathe.
According to PCWorld, "Carriers on that day are also expected to announce pricing, availability, and pre-order details for the first round of Windows Phone 8 devices."
The Lumia 920 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8. It takes many of the physical design elements from previous generations of Lumia handsets, but improves on internal hardware and display technology. Some of the new tech specs include PureMotion HD+ 4.5 inch display (1280 x 768 resolution), Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC chip, 2,000mAh battery, and Qi wireless charging. Nokia is touting the Lumia 920′s premier feature as its new camera lens, the Carl Zeiss lens. It has rounded edges and colorful covers with a PureView camera.
The HTC Phone 8X features a Qualcomm S4 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor with 16GB storage and 1GB RAM. It has a 4.3-inch super LCD 2 touch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution with HD 720p resolution Gorilla Glass 2. It has an 8-megapixel camera with a dedicated HTC ImageChip and a 1800 mAh battery. It also comes with Beats Audio built-in. It comes in various colorful designs.
The ATIV S features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution at 305ppi with 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor. It comes with 16/32 memory plus 1GB of RAM with microSD and 1GB of RAM. It has a 2,300mAh battery and an 8-megapixel Auto Focus rear-facing camera with a 1.9-megapixel front camera. It also comes with SkyDrive with free cloud storage. It comes in 16GB and 32GB.
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