MWC: Nokia Returns with 41-Megapixel Phone and Groupon Deals

Nokia has unveiled a range of new products, services and partnerships on its return to Mobile World Congress.

The Nokia Lumia 610, launched today, is the most affordable Lumia Windows Phone yet. Nokia is also extending the availability of the Lumia 900, Nokias first LTE-enabled smartphone, to additional markets beyond the US.

Also on the device front, Nokia has introduced a 41-megapixel sensor handset, the 808 PureView. It’s the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies that the company says will enable a range of high-end imaging experiences into Nokia products over the coming years. The phone  combines a large, high-resolution 41-megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.

Nokia has also announced a partnership with Groupon to offer location-sensitive discounts and deals. Nokia is also announcing a new version of Nokia Drive for Windows Phone that will come with full offline support for turn-by-turn navigation. Moving forward, Nokia Drive will also remember a personal commute, give advance traffic notice and automatically re-route to avoid jams. Additionally, Nokia plans to release the Windows Phone version of Nokia Transport for door-to-door, underground, tram, suburban train, and bus directions in more than 500 cities and 45 countries.

Finally, Nokia has launched Nokia Reading, providing a single, integrated reading hub experience. Nokia Reading is designed to make it easier and faster to enjoy news, books, and audio books, including an extensive catalogue of local language reading material and the ability to access content offline.