In Pictures: First look - Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Improved screen, battery, CPU, camera/optics, display and sleek Windows Phone 8 UI heighten the alternative to Android and iOS

The Nokia Location Platform, a set of location services and APIs, has been integrated with Windows Phone 8. And those features, in turn, can be integrated in a range of Nokia, and third-party, apps, such as the new Nokia Offline Maps feature and, show here, Nokia City Lens. Through the view screen, you can see "augmented reality" names appear over restaurants, clubs and points of interest: tapping on one brings up contextualized information, such as a phone number, reviews, social media comments, etc. Tap the phone number and the 920 or 820 will dial the restaurant.

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