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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore and Chris Shields from Nokia talk shop about the Lumia 1020, promise more

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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore and Chris Shields from Nokia talk shop about the Lumia 1020, promise more
As should be after all major announcements, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore and Chris Shields from Nokia sat down at the drinking dinner table and gave reporters some pep talk on the Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone is general.

It turns out that Microsoft has been very actively involved in the creation of the Pro Camera app, and it should have, since it required some deep code diving into the WP8 dungeon that Joe Belfiore is intimately familiar with, in order to ensure the dual full-res and 5 MP PureView picture-taking ability. He also had to rewrite some more general things like the zoom limits in the gallery app, to accommodate for the giant 38 MP full-res photos, for instance.

The other interesting part is that the ever-flamboyant Chris Shields hinted, just like CEO Elop yesterday, that there's more where that came from, and promised at the end: "Yep, as amazing as this is, we still have some stuff up our sleeves. We’re not gonna sit still, " making us wonder whether the next major announcement from Nokia won't be the phablet we saw recently, or a Windows-based tablet. Hit the link below for the full interview if you are interested in the rest of the pep talk.

source: Microsoft

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:42

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8812; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The Lumia 1020 has a mind blowing camera and crushes everything on the market, but the price tag is too damn high. For $299 on contract, that phone better receive full software support for the the length of the contract.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:48 5

3. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


price should have been 250, just like s4.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:57

7. Bernoulli (Posts: 1481; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


With t-mobile the s4 is 99$

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:02

9. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Is 1020 on t-mobile?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 16:43

21. Bernoulli (Posts: 1481; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Yeah it is! Your bill is 50$ a month but you're required to buy the device full price from either negri electronics or the Telefonica variant

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 21:09 1

22. -box- (Posts: 3857; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


My hi Ch is that it's priced high because they haven't made many and don't plan on selling more than what they've made before the next awesome successor debuts. And/or it's the new standard for top-shelf phones.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:48 2

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I hate these two companies being in bed with each other so much! Anyway not much Nokia bring to the table can beat the imminent flexible displays by LG and Samsung but even still I'm excited to she what Nokia bring!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:53 9

6. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


You are right, you do hate these two companies. Nokia has also demoed flexible devices, just like LG and SS, but it's hard to see that with your ignorance spectacle on.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:08 3

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahaha I do not hate these two companies if you read my comment retard I hate them both partnering together like they are and also I don't see any rumors of a Nokia flexible display coming to the market do you? Its one thing to show a screen of but another to mass produce and that is what LG and Samsung are doing! Idiotic Nokian!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:40 3

13. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


We'll talk when they do mass produce them. Right now, they are all in the same league. As for the rumors, you can never tell. Before 808 launched, no one had any idea such a device will be launched.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 07:04 1

23. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


u idiot.. check on youtube and type 'nokia demoed flexible device prototype' u can see lot more feature. since that was just a prototype..u may see many faults!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:50 7

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


i smell eos2(comes with fhd n quadcore).wat you say guys?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:57 4

8. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Yep, in around 3-4 months. S800, 4.7 inch, 41mp w/ OIS. Hardware wise, the best phone EVER made.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:12 3

11. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yeh it will be released in 3_4 months.....so everyone who bought the EOS will be ripped of!.....HTC did that game plan and look wat happening to them! If they are real easing a EOS 2 at least wait 8months maybe more!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:27 1

12. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


dude.. nokia is not apple or samsung and they can't rest. if 92x had sold really good, do you think they would have released this phone? i think not. But because most people don't care much about nokia, it leaves nokia no choice but to flood market with devices, even if it hurts anyone.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:52 2

14. roldefol (Posts: 3085; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


For once, I'm with Hoyton. The 1020 was just released, and buyer's remorse is not a card Nokia can afford to play. Whatever they release this fall, I seriously doubt it will have a 41 MP camera. They'll flood the market with other classes of device (a 92x replacement flagship, a phablet, tablets) but the 1020 should be their supercamera for around 9 months.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:17

15. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


every company fills the market when they are not getting sales, its not pretty but that is the only option. remember samsung before galaxy s? nokia is going through similar phase. i'll repeat: their only option is to flood the market.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:25 1

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hmmm if Nokia keep putting quality products out then I see no need to flood the market the only areas you really need are;
Budget end:520
Low end:620
Mid low end:?
Midrange:720
Mid high end:820
High end:925
Flagship:920
Phablet:upcoming....
Camera phone: 1020

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:33 1

17. roldefol (Posts: 3085; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, but Samsung didn't release the S3 right on top of the S2. They wait a year between iterations. I think Nokia has more to lose than gain by releasing, say, a Lumia 1040 three months after the 1020.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:35 1

18. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


i know, but ss can do that now, because they are the top players. i was talking about when galaxy s was released.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:46

19. roldefol (Posts: 3085; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It would still piss off early buyers if Samsung released the S800-packing S4 in the US today. They can get away with that crap back home, but here it would be a marketing faux pas.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 07:08

24. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


exactly.. i remebered what happened to samsung before galaxy series. samsung released this,that etc etc..gosh dozens and dozens phones and each of them failed infront of nokia. now nokia is going from the same path, they will have to flood the market!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 12:09

20. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


but buut but wp8 dont need quad core (nokia hypocrite fanboys)

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:51

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


i smell eos2(comes with fhd n quadcore).wat you say guys?

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