Sources: Nokia [press release], [blog], Engadget [Image Gallery
quote: I took a look at the samples, too. They're actually acceptable quality, but, as you alluded, outdoors with good daylight is basically best case scenario. Not to downplay, though, as two phones back (for me) that was all I could expect at 1.3MP! Technology advancement = awesome.Also... Unless they've done something cool with the storage, saving a 13MB/38MP picture onto the phone's internal or SD card will be SLOW, which would limit using this thing for action shots (such as the examples), and may be the main reason for defaulting to 5MP.
quote: Posters were saying that the optics really didn't support that pixel density.
quote: Unfortunately the focal length is a fixed f/2.4
quote: Ummm, no. You somehow corrected this in the next paragraph (in fact, it is the APERTURE that is a fixed f/2.4), but the focal length is ultimately a measure of the angle of view you'll capture. And we don't know the focal length because, well, it's not mentioned anywhere in the article. :)
quote: First, the bad news: the cutting edge smartphone doesn't run Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) latest and greatest Windows Phone 7.5 ("Mango"), it instead runs Nokia's soon-to-be-defunct Nokia Belle (formerly Symbian Belle) operating system. It seems silly to pack an OS of the past in a phone of the future, but at least the Belle release takes a fair bucket of polish to the old homely Symbian, which long stood as the world's most-used smartphone operating system.