Nokia puts the kibosh on waterproof Lumia rumors

Nokia puts the kibosh on waterproof Lumia rumors
Apparently there was a bit of a mix up in the reports that Nokia would be applying its new “Superhydrophobic” technology to its Lumia and PureView lines. At the event, Vice President of Nokia Western Europe, Conor Pierce, spoke about Nokia's work on its waterproof coating. In a separate announcement, Nokia also announced the budget friendly Lumia 610 at the same event.

Somewhere along the line of Internet transmission of the story, the two announcements got merged into one. Nokia released a statement to The Verge saying Conor “did not say that Superhydrophobic coatings would be coming to future Pureview and Lumia devices.”

In short, we will probably eventually see Nokia’s waterproofing technology on its devices, but there are no immediate plans for a waterproof line of Lumias or PureViews.

source: The Verge

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Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 0.25GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango



2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that someone at the event probably thought that because there was a speech about the Superhydrophobic technology and the announcement of the Lumia 610 were at the same event, the Lumia 610 would have the Superhydrophobic technology applied to it. And I think that in transmission via the internet, it got mixed up even more to the point of someone getting and reading an email mentioning something along the lines of "starting with the Lumia 610, all Nokia Lumia & PureView devices will come with Superhydrophobic technology".

1. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Really great to go swimming with 1 of these.

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