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PureView coming to Lumia "Very Soon" says Nokia VP; Verizon and Sprint to soon have Lumia models

PureView coming to Lumia
Almost immediately after Nokia introduced the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41MP camera, a cry arose from Nokia users in the U.S. for the technology to be made available on the Nokia Lumia line of smartphones. After all, the Symbian OS used in the Nokia 808 PureView is not exactly a favorite in the States. While the device is available for purchase today at Amazon for $699, a Windows Phone powered version would probably be more warmly received. And such a model would be eligible for carrier subsidies as there would be no question that at least one Stateside carrier would pick it up.

For those waiting for a Nokia Lumia model with the PureView technology, we have good news. According to Nokia's Richard Kerris, VP of Worldwide Developer Relations, a Nokia Lumia model with PureView will be coming "very soon." Despite the 41MP camera on the Nokia 808 PureView, the rest of the phone is not exactly stuffed with high-end specs. The display, for one thing, is limited by the OS and offers a poor pixel density of 184ppi. The thought is that a Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia device with PureView would allow Nokia to offer a phone with high-end specs matching those belonging to the camera and offer a display that would show off the abilities of the PureView technology.

The Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView

Kerris says that Nokia wants to differentiate itself from the rest of the market and spoke about bendable screens and wraparound displays, the kind of way out things that have been on YouTube for years. The wraparound display, for example, wold make the device look like a camera when you use it to take pictures. You might remember the Nokia Morph which first appeared in 2008 on video. A few months ago, Nokia said it would seek a patent for the concept. With it's stock at a 15 year low and falling, the executive thinks Nokia can innovate its way out of the problems it has and hinted that new products would be coming this fall. Nokia's patent portfolio brings in nearly $1 billion a year and the company has over 10,000 active patents that Kerris says Nokia will aggressively defend (uh oh). By Spring, Kerris says that "people will be climbing over themselves" to get the new Nokia models. Earlier Sunday, we told you about a Nokia Lumia 1001 that showed up on Nokia's RDA.

The Nokia veep was interviewed by Neowin and said that for those mobile phone users who want to experience the Nokia Lumia line without changing carriers, "very soon" there will be Lumia models available for Verizon and Sprint customers. In the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 710 is available on T-Mobile with the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. Last December, there was word that AT&T and Verizon were both testing an LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 800 although nothing ever came from it. Kerris said that the current Lumia models will receive updates all the way to Windows Phone 7.8, keeping the product line fresh.

source: Neowin via WMPoweruser

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posted on 08 Jul 2012, 10:53 21

1. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


now thats a great news
hope it ll be a WP8 with SD card support and some other good ideas.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:00 19

4. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i think anti-nokia people enter here who thumbs down....

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:25 14

22. remtothemax (Posts: 211; Member since: 02 May 2012)


i think it's actually the android people
generally they hate everything

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:47 10

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5538; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


iOS or RIM people. They hate anything that is not related to their platform of choice. I personally would like to see a W8/Lumia/PureView handset especially if the handset was well appointed spec-wise. If it came with an LTE radio at least a competitive spec sheet to my RAZR, and was available on VZW, I might make the move. The PureView camera boggles the mind.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 15:16 3

28. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


There may be a few who fall under the category of "fandroid" whose biases are loud and clear, but I think you'll find that for the most part that those who choose Android are brand agnostic and are more likely to give a different handset just as much of a chance as the one they currently use; regardless of manufacturer, OS, or even carrier if it weren't for those darn contracts.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:11 2

16. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It'd almost have to have expanded storage, given the potential size of video and image files

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 15:18 2

29. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Given their buddy buddy-ness with Microsoft maybe SkyDrive will be integrated into the phone? Wouldn't be a bad idea, I think.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 16:28

30. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


True, but that involves data upload and download, and photographers like having their media on hand to edit and post process. With the lack of unlimited data that seems less than likely. Personally I've been enjoying the SkyDrive backup for peace of mind, but I'm the type of person who has multiple backups of all my data on multiple media. I even have things on 3.5" floppies, Zip disks, and CDs.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:57 7

25. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Pureview+WP8+Nokia Quality Build..I'm not sure if I could still be loyal to android!

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 00:18

40. dickwyn (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yes it will support SD cards

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 10:54 6

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Buyers must buy extra memory card for 41mp resolution images.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 10:58 6

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


if if upcoming nokia fone build-in with 32 or 64 GB memory and also card support

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:38 5

10. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Obviously you have no idea how the pure view tech works

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:54 9

13. nokia_fan_172 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


pureview works with oversampling technology, so no 41 mp photos will be produced, just high quality 8mp and 5mp images, get your facts right before u make such a stupid comment.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 19:40 3

35. sprockkets (Posts: 1086; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


You can take 41MP pictures if you want, but obviously that is not required.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 23:48 5

37. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


that's basically what I was saying, yet I got seriously thumbed down. It must be my avatar

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:00 7

5. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Nokia will never use high end products or specs on there phone's..... it's the truth.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:03 9

6. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


may b nokia was waiting for WP8 OS...... or its Elop .......

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:14 5

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


go kill yourself because your on the wrong page it's the truth Nokia can make great technology

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:15 5

18. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Are you serious? Regular Nokias and Vertus have good materials and higher reliability ratings than most other electronic brands. Sure the Asha and Series 40s are built cheap, but they're priced to match. Samsungs, HTCs, etc use the same or similar materials as the regular smartphones.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:49

19. TROLL_IS-AHA (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


??!!..

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:11 5

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1046; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I love the idea of creating different designs and unique functionalities. That's one thing that i miss about feature phones. There were sliders, flip phones, keyboards, twisting phones, dual sliders, and more. Now there are only candy bar phones. I'd love a unique windows 8 phone with pureview.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:16 3

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


looking forward to it I'm sad but happy for Nokia

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:45 7

11. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Can Nokia survive? These type of plans say "yes". The worst thing about Mobile is that it develops so fast that falling behind can be painful and ugly. But, the best thing about mobile is that it moves so fast, a recovery that might take years in other industries can happen so much quicker.

A strong end to 2012 and these type of unique devices going into 2013 could put Nokia on solid ground in a 18 month span. Good luck, gang. Microsoft has a ton riding on your success, and WP needs a strong Nokia.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 11:50 15

12. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Look at.all the dislike on positive feedbacks, android sheeps everywhere

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:00 6

14. R.O.Y.A.L.L.Y (banned) (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


But hardly any PRISON FANS.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:14 4

17. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Or maybe it's the same jerks that thumb everyone down for no apparent reason at all. SMH - There's always someone trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:04 3

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


See? Point proven.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 12:09 4

15. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yay! Wonder if I could trade in a C7 and a Lumia 900 for one...

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 16:31

31. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Seriously? 8 dislikes for wanting a nicer newer device than what I have?

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 18:08 1

33. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


It's cause of the 808 it's big chunky and ugly low specs outdated hardware......

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 00:00 1

38. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This article is about Lumia with PureView, not the 808. That's a different article. Ergo, wanting a Lumia with PureView is relevant, and why I would state I'd trade an existing Lumia and last year's C7 for one. I'd still want an 808, but that's an aside from this conversation. On that note, I'd even like a Nokia Android with PureView, but only on the K-series release or newer. Jelly Bean still needs a bit of tweaking. Windows Phone still feels the freshest and most modern. It lacks old-school features, but the good ones will come eventually.

Your apology would be appreciated, though not expected. Read more carefully before trolling!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:12 5

21. blade (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 May 2012)


nokia should consider using other os if they want to compete with other manufacturers
windows 8 is another os like ios too closed but not as much closed as crapplle

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 14:51 2

27. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Start using other OS? Better look at what's going on with HTC.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 13:54

24. kimoz (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


enter youtube and search for nokia lumia 920 pureview .you will see great things

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 14:49 3

26. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its the meego, symbian, and disenchanted Nokia lovers that are coming in here to thumbs down. They can cry on their mamma's shoulder while we enjoy what's coming to us.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 16:34

32. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'm a MeeGo and Symbian lover but I'm the one getting thumbed down. I think it's the brand diehards (and blowhards) thumbing down a truly innovative and breakthrough technology, while they waste their time arguing about which gimmicky voice assistant is less bad.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 18:39

34. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6144; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


What bout NOKIA PURE VIEW ON AT&T? i didn't see that on the list. Verizon and Sprint always getting the good phones.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 00:12

39. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I disagree. Verizon and Sprint get one or two good/great phones per year. So far it's the GS3 for both and the HTC EVO LTE for Sprint. AT&T seems to get a more consistent lineup of competitive phones with a faster replacement/update schedule, that is, it's kept fresher. Verizon's best phone is still last year's MAXX, since the GS3 isn't out yet for them, whereas AT&T already has the GS3, OneX, Xperia ion, and Lumia 900, and a new Atrix probably coming shortly.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 20:38

36. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I love my Lumia 710. I hope Nokia can make it though the trials and tribulations,

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 00:57

41. tigermcm (Posts: 672; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


Being a Sprint customer I would like to know from Sprint directly that they will have new WP8 devices this fall and not hear it from Nokia.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:22

44. downphoenix (Posts: 2269; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Don't hold your breath. They love to wait until the last minute to announce phones. Your best bet is to just wait until WP8 launches, and if Sprint doesn't say anything by then, move on.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 00:59

42. tarozeero (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I'm perfectly neutral in my choice of tech products. But with WP8 and Nokia's hardware + Pureview tech, it'll blow ALL the other phones out of the water.

You can thumb my comment down all you want but you know it's true.

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