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Microsoft hiring a Senior Program Manager to improve the camera quality on WP7 phones

It seems that some of the manufacturers in the smartphone world have been working hard lately to improve the cameras on their handsets. We already have the Nokia N8 that packs a 12MP camera and a Carl Zeiss lens, but the competition is not content to lag behind and Apple filed no less than ten noteworthy camera-related patents last week. Microsoft is not messing around either and yesterday, the Redmond giant posted a job offer on its site that it is looking for a Senior Program Manager.

The job offer reads:

"Come own image quality for Windows Phone. We are seeking a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for working with our hardware partners to drive image quality into Windows Phone camera.


- At least 10 years of experience in the camera/imaging industry.

- Proven understanding of the camera/imaging process end-to-end, from how lenses and sensors work, to the manufacturing process, the objective & subjective means through which image quality can be measured.

- Knowledge of industry trends with both established and upcoming technologies.

- BS degree or equivalent in a technical discipline."

It's indisputable that WP7-powered handsets have a room for improvement in the camera department and only time will reveal how the next generation Windows Phone 7 phones will fare in this category.

source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser

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