Nokia EOS/Lumia 1020 might actually be called the Nokia 909
If true, it is certainly a moniker that pays homage to the Nokia 808 PureView, a game changing device that defined a whole new standard for smartphone cameras. Indeed, its monster 41MP sensor along with lossless zoom and fully manual adjustments made for a very special device.
Despite that amazing camera and overall excellent performance, its Symbian OS underpinnings along with the transitions Nokia was contending with at the time did not foster an environment for the 808 PureView to see widespread popularity. It does have a cult following though, with new and well-cared-for used devices readily available for sale.
With the pending announcement of the device codenamed “Elvis,” just around the corner, Nokia is bringing the next generation of its camera technology to bear, and it does seem right to maintain some type of common thread for what will be a very uncommon device.
What do you think? Does affixing a “909” to this new super-camera-smartphone make sense? Is it worthy of such a designation (we are sure the Symbian purists may have thoughts)?