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Leak Shows What Could Be Nokia's New Windows Phone 8 Devices 110

Posted by Soulskill
from the solid-color-rectangles dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes "Did images of Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphones leak a few days early? That's the question after a Twitter feed, @evleaks, posted a set of images early on Aug. 31. The first, it claimed, was of the '4.3-inch Nokia Lumia 820,' while the second purported to show the '4.5-inch Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView.' Corporate-sanctioned leaks are a fairly regular thing in the tech world, but they tend to follow well-defined patterns: a public-relations executive — wait, sorry, 'unnamed source' — will email a journalist with an image of an upcoming device, for example, or a disgruntled former engineer will data-dump information onto their blog. Glossy publicity images originating from a new, relatively unknown Twitter feed is less common, although the Twitter feed in question has leaked other images in the past."
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Leak Shows What Could Be Nokia's New Windows Phone 8 Devices

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  • by sl4shd0rk (755837) on Friday August 31, 2012 @11:31AM (#41190709)

    Someone call judge Koh!

    • by Missing.Matter (1845576) on Friday August 31, 2012 @11:54AM (#41191029)
      Apple actually used Lumias as an example of a phone that they don't feel violates Apple trade dress.
      • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

        by Anonymous Coward

        Apple actually used Lumias as an example of a phone that they don't feel violates Apple trade dress.

        Absolutely, once you apprciate the basis Apple use to decide which competitors to obstruct^W^W^Wwillful violators to pursue, it all falls into place:

        Apple phone - distinctive feature : make tons and tons of money.

        Samsung phones - make tons of money. Not the same as tons and tons, maybe, but confusingly similar to Apple accountants.

        Nokia phones - hideous failure. No similarity.

      • You don't sue someone with no money.

      • by Hillgiant (916436)

        How dare you sully this discussion with facts! And ones that are contrary to the /. approved groupthink, to boot.

      • Yes, but those phones are all rectangles with rounded corners. As I bet they also have colored icons displayed on a grid, the phone icon has a phone in it, and the message icon has an envelope, the only distinctive factor lasting is the black color, that seems to be optional. If those are the new Lumina models, Apple won't be able to claim that anymore.

        Now, I liked the color options. It is already time to somebody get out from black and silver. (But no, it comes with Windows, so I won't have one.)

  • non-twitter location for these please?
  • PureView (Score:5, Interesting)

    by manekineko2 (1052430) on Friday August 31, 2012 @11:41AM (#41190841)

    I hope this isn't the real debut of the Pureview technology on Windows Phone.

    With that tiny lens assembly, it seems inevitable if it is the real deal that large compromises will have been made to the image quality.

    For those who don't know, the Nokia Pureview technology, currently found only on a single Symbian phone, is a breakthrough in imaging quality on smartphones/compact cameras. It is hands-down the best image quality on any smartphone, it is arguably the very best compact camera in the world, and in some circumstances has even been demonstrated to outperform mirrorless cameras like micro 4/3.

  • by blind biker (1066130) on Friday August 31, 2012 @11:58AM (#41191085) Journal

    These could have been MeeGo phones, with QT and the nice UI from Nokia N9.

    I guess MS would have none of that.

  • Great article.. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ddd0004 (1984672) on Friday August 31, 2012 @12:19PM (#41191333)

    Except looking at a picture of cell phone is about the same as looking at a generic ATX case and saying "Look at how fast this computer is!"

  • This bears repeating.

    http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/11/03/navegante/1320329583.html [elmundo.es]

    MÃ"VILES | Ãsltimos modelos del fabricante
    Nokia eligià nombre 'Lumia' pese a saber que significa 'prostituta' en español

    Efe | Helsinki
    Actualizado jueves 03/11/2011 15:13 horas

    El fabricante finlandés de teléfonos mÃviles Nokia decidià bautizar su nueva gama de dispositivos dotados de Windows Phone con el nombre de 'Lumia' pese a saber que ese término sign

  • The 820 pic looks too much like the HTC HD7 that I'm typing this with.

  • the iphone is finally coming in more than 2 colors!

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