Nokia Lumia Range to Get Creative Photography App
Nokia will launch a new app called Creative Studio which will be based on its popular Lumia smartphone line-up and focusing on the growing trend of panoramic photography captured by our pocket gadgets.
Created by Nokia itself, the app software will be optimised to suit the Lumia 800 and 710’s 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel shooters respectively and allow snap-happy smartphone owners to simply grab a series of four images by motioning as the camera automatically lines up each shot for editing into one panoramic view. Once you have your perfect shot you can easily share to the social web including Facebook and Twitter directly through the app itself.
Smartphone photography is fast replacing the need for dedicated digital camera devices and to legitimise the art form and free it from the stigma of dodgy and drunken Facebook snaps creative apps, such as this one for the Nokia Lumia range, are being developed and recently it was announced that two colleges in London will be host to iPhoneography classes – lessons on using iPhones for photography. Let also not forget Nokia’s own Pureview 808 – another new smartphone boasting an incredible 41-megapixel camera!
Windows Phone Now Outsells Symbian on Nokia Gadgets
Speaking of the Lumia range, sale of the heavily promoted Lumia 800 have helped the Windows Phone OS on Nokia devices to eclipse the company’s native software Symbian in terms of distribution. Throughout February the Lumia 800 boasting Microsoft mobile update 7.5 (aka Mango) commanded 2.5% of all smartphone handsets sold in the U.K – that works at at about one in every forty smartphones shipped in that month alone. In the same month it’s reported that 87% of Nokia handsets sold around Europe were the Lumia 800 – Watch out Android!