The big surprise of this year’s Mobile World Congress back in February was the sharp-shooting 41-megapixel camera phone, the Nokia Pureview 808. This one was seen running Nokia’s own Symbian (or Nokia Belle) operating software and will soon become available here in the United Kingdom in July.
But since that event, rumour and speculation regarding the terrific technology becoming a focal point of Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft has surfaced, leaving us with the belief that the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone range may get the Pureview treatment at some point in the near future.
The president of Nokia U.S has straight out confirmed that this is in fact true in an interview this week, stating that “you can expect we’ll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform and Lumia devices.” The Lumia family is currently making an impression with the 800, 900 and 710 models selling very well (with a special edition Dark Knight Rises themed Lumia 900 on sale through Phones 4U in the U.K).
Delivering the stunning Pureview gear to the range can only equal a more positive response – and money for both tech titans, because surely all this mobile and snappy goodness will come at a considerable cost to us, the consumers.
A reminder of the Pureview 808’s impressive camera-based experience will tell you that the gadget comes with the 41-megapixel shooter with Carl Zeiss optics, supported by continuous autofocus, 4x lossless zoom and 1080p high definition video recording. The Nokia camera phone took the award for best new device at the MWC 2012.
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