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

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!

  • 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 lister king of smeg ( 2481612 ) on Friday August 31, 2012 @11:53AM (#41191013)

    I don't trust Microsoft and I don't trust Apple, I have a bit of trust for Google though. Google though has not acted in anticompetitive fashion they have used their patents only defensively. Google gives away the source code for their operating system so if you don't trust them you can read through the source code and compile and modify, or pay someone else to. Lets see Microsoft or Apple* do that.

    *no darwin does not count because google givesaway the whole system where apple only years ago gave away pieces. Oh and when are we going to see the arm port?

  • by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Friday August 31, 2012 @12:17PM (#41191313)

    My Droid 1 is running ICS and will soon run JB.
    That is the advantage of an open source OS.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 31, 2012 @12:22PM (#41191357)

    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.

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