Nokia launches Windows 8 handsets

  • Nokia has unveiled its first handsets using Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software.

    The flagship device, the Lumia 920, features wireless charging and a "PureView" camera, which the firm said provided better quality than rival smartphones.

    The phones were launched at a press conference in New York and are the latest in a wave of launches by rival firms.

    Samsung has already released a Windows Phone 8 device while LG and Sony also recently revealed their new Android mobiles.

    Apple, Motorola and HTC also have events planned over the next coming weeks.

    However, the new Lumia smartphones failed to impress investors expecting handsets that would rescue the ailing Finnish company, sending its shares down nearly 14 percent.