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

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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.

Qualifications:

- 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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