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

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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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

price should have been 250, just like s4.

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

6. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

13. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

23. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 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!

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

8. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

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

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

12. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

15. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

18. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

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

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

24. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 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!

20. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

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