- Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia managed to surprise everyone with the release of the 808 PureView – the ultimate cameraphone, largely thanks to the huge sensor, which the device features in order to be able to make such unprecedented photos. Still, there were many people left wondering why the device was running on Symbian instead of another platform, such as the promising MeeGo or at least Windows Phone. As the company said, they began developing the device 5 years ago and back then they didn’t really have much of a choice, but to make it with Symbian and later on had to keep this OS, but the Finns also assured us, that the PureView technology is going to be featured in Windows Phone powered smartphones as well, in the Lumia line, to be exact.
- Windows Phone 8
Nokia did make an important clarification, though – the PureView technology itself doesn’t have to go hand with the 41MP sensor – the 808 is sort of an exception, a device made to show off what Symbian is able to do. The realistic scenario is for Windows Phone devices using the technology to have camera resolutions of about 21MP – still very impressive, especially when compared to the some of the best cameraphones of today, most of which carry 8MP cameras.
We are, of course, talking about Nokia’s future devices, which are going to run Windows Phone 8 (a.k.a. Apollo) – a platform, which has yet to be revealed. According to the rumors, those devices are going to be arriving later this year – just in time for the winter holidays, while the debut of the OS itself is expected to be held as early as June. We can’t wait. B. A.