Many were impressed by the 41 megapixel camera on the 808 PureView Smartphone from Nokia. However, there was something that discouraged many from buying it – its outdated platform.
Though super camera smartphones, with its PureView technology, were an innovative idea from Nokia, the fact that the first phone in the series opted for the dying Symbian Belle as its platform almost made the PureView 808 to lose its luster.
However, there’s some hope. Statements from Nokia top brass hint that the PureView technology will soon hit smartphones on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.
This was hinted by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop who said that the technology will hit multiple Windows Phone devices in near future.
He was answering questions from Nokia Booth visitors at Microsoft TechEd in Orlanto. Though he did not give out any exact details, the hint proved all such rumors right.
Rumors were triggered earlier when a Nokia executive hinted that the technology is heading towards Windows Phone platform. It got an unofficial confirmation later when a job posting looking for programmers with references to PureView technology was spotted from Nokia.
Rumor mills even suggested 808 PureView will hit the US as a Windows Phone device. But eventually that did not happen. But Elop’s statement shows that the time is not far when PureView technology will be a feature on Windows Phone devices.
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