Quick Note: Nokia PureView Will Get Windows Phone Treatment
March 5, 2012 3:35 PM
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Gorgeous camera makes this a must-buy Windows Phone
Remember Finnish phonemaker Nokia Oyj.'s (
incredible "41 megapixel" PureView 808
? The phone was more than just hype -- it was an engineering marvel packing Carl Zeiss optics paired with a sensor that was four times the size of that found in the camera of Apple, Inc.'s traditionally well-regarded (
-- commonly viewed as an industry leader in image quality.
A smartphone to rival discrete digital cameras, the most baffling and disappointing aspect of the announcement was that the operating system involved was Symbian Belle,
a soon-to-be-defunct in-house design
But just as the collective Darth Vader-esque "NOOOO!!!" swept the smartphone community, Nokia has apparently come to its senses, revealing that a Windows Phone variant (in the Lumia family) is on its way.
[Image Source: Fone Arena]
Nokia SVP of Mobile Phones Jo Harlow broke the good news in an interview with Finnish newspaper
. Better still, other sources say the phone is likely destined to hit American shores in Windows Phone form.
Nokia already has a very attractive Windows Phone lineup emerging in the U.S., led by the
sleek and chic Lumia 900 LTE
. But those attractive models may pale in comparison to the Lumia PureView 808 whose awesome optics would make it the Windows Phone to get -- period -- and perhaps even the phone to get of
smartphone, for photo buffs.
The phone is expected to carry Microsoft's
, and according to Ms. Harlow (translated), "I can’t say precisely when [the Windows Phone variant will launch], but it will not take very long."
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So it sounds like a buyers -- possibly U.S. buyers, may be able to get their greedy paws on this marvelous device before the end of the year.
Perhaps this will be the must-have differentiator to finally draw customers to the
impressive Windows Phone operating system
, which arguably leads Android and iOS in intuitive, attractive interface design, though
badly trailing those top players in sales
. Perhaps that
expensive Nokia partnership
is finally paying off, after all.
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3/7/2012 11:14:18 AM
All this demand for dual core from WP7 is ridiculous. Currently, the OS is so well optimized that it can run butter smooth with single core 1.5GHz. So why have a dual core that will eat more battery life if there is no need for it. The real issue is that most Qualcomm chipsets with single core have crap video chips on board. Adreno 200 and 205 on a new device is just ridiculous. It makes for slow gaming.
When WP8 "Apollo" comes out it will need the Quad Cortex A9 or Dual Cortex A15 because it will use the Windows 8 kernel and require more multitasking support. It will also need the graphics power of the newer chips PowerVR SGX6XX or Adreno 3XX to handle the higher resolutions and a camera like this with 41MP and still be butter smooth.
"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain
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