Nokia says ATIV S just a "warmup" for its WP8 handsets next week, hints a cameraphone

Nokia says ATIV S just a
Nokia welcomed Samsung back to the Windows Phone party yesterday, but since a lot of the comments on Twitter were referring that with the ATIV S Samsung was the first company to announce a multicore WP handset, Nokia's Doug Dawson fired back.

"Don't mistake 'first' for the 'best'. Still to come!", said he, referring to next week's Lumia event of Nokia and Microsoft. And regarding the ATIV S, Mr Dawson tweeted: "Every great show needs a warm-up act. We'll see you next week?" to another follower who asked if Nokia is peeved that Samsung beat them to the punch with the first modern Windows Phone to be announced.

And, as the hardest clue so far that Nokia might indeed be prepping a PureView Lumia for next week unveiling, Doug Dawson asked the follower "Let me know if you need a cameraphone to take with you! ;-)", referring to her upcoming wedding.

The wink is his, so we are now hotly in anticipation of the September 5 event, and can't wait to liveblog you the announcements, as well as snap a few sample pictures with what might be the greatest camera in a phone this side of Symbian handsets. See Doug's tweets in chronological order in the slideshow below.


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44 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

And if this isn't what Nokia has hyped it to be I'm sure I'll get the Ativ S. However, I hope to get a Lumia.

6. MeoCao unregistered

Hopefully Nokia match words with action this time. But PureView is nice so we'll see.

9. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia did exceed it with what we expected from the PV teaser, hope for the same

21. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Respect from the core of ma heart for both Nokia & Sammy. I want Sammy to dominate the market of Android with its beast phones (including my new monster Note 2;) ) and at the same time give a good competition to Nokia on Win 8 platform. Would love to see this respectful competition from the most respected brands.

2. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

No problem with this. Respectful and challenging all at once. Nokia has a lot riding on WP 8. Bring it!! Love a good Smartphone war!!

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

respectful... more competition is better! :D

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

And I'm sure Samsung prefers a teasing tweet than another lawsuit

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nokia was pissed of because the design of the Ativ S is really nice....

7. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

ATIV S design look ordinary compared to sophistication of Lumia 900

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah... your right!!! the ativ shows some scratches on its early hands on photos...the looks of the lumia line is really great..but hope nokia will make more revolutionary design... im kinda pissed that they are just recreating N9 designs....

19. MeoCao unregistered

Did any1 buy L900 even for peanuts?

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hold your horses Blackberry hater...Front of ATIV is good, back is DUMB!!! It's never really complete!!

34. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If you have a case for your phone, does that really matter?

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

A case is a case...a phone is a phone!! Don't it matter to you????

4. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

for me, 8MP camera is enough..i already having an Canon HDR camera...way to go Ativ S....take my money..

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

bringing 2 gadget is riskiy... thats why a pureview lumia is what people like me need... a digital camera+smartphone

22. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

If you just need an ordinary photo, 8MP is more than enough. If you love making photos, nothing can replace reflex cameras. Kepler telescope uses 90 MP cameras to catch planets, why should I use a 41 MP camera to shoot myself drunk in random places? At this point make a nice reflex camera instead a cameraphone and challenge Canon and Nikon

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

plannetery photos seriously u kiding but no one is harmed if a phone can take a pic nearly good as dig cam for price of one device and u missed the point of 41mg sensor it was to get better zoomed and low light pics which sucks in phones cameras with lot of noise PV has managed to reduced that

44. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

im not the richest person on earth so all i need is the best camera phone... and i hate bringing to device like dslr/digital camera and a phone..and the 808 pureview will just be right for me!!! the pureview tech is one revolutionary technology in smartphone world!!! even sony and samsung makes dslr/digi cam, they cant bring a very powerful cameraphone in their phone lines.. i want sony to return cybershot series.. a direct competitor of nokia camera phone! :P and the 808 pureview is par to the canon 5D mark III and it even kick the butt of nikon,olympus and sony's slr!

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

"Don't mistake 'first' for the 'best'. Still to come!"

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Nokia just stop talking and start working for BETTER Lumia and BEST Windows Phone!!!

16. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

wait till the 5th. they gave you the date, so yeah they are gonna talk bi if they have something unbelievable up their sleeves. If the ATIV S is this awesome and Nokia is calling it a warm-up act, then I'm expecting a ground breaking release from Nokia next week.!! NOKIA FTW

17. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

taling?? and what samsung or apple do?

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I give credit to nokia for designing something different but windows is not for me!

13. redmd

Posts: 1903; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia is on the offensive, I sure hope they got the goods to back it up.

15. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Well obviously Nokia will need to bring their A+ plus next week. They are after all the top dog of WP. I hope we get some new desings too. Not that the N9 hosuing isn't gorgoeus but ya... let it rest in piece.

18. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Please enough of this Hot Air from Nokia. Samsung delivered yesterday so enough with the cheap talk and DELIVER because if you don't Nokia will be history.

20. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm sure Nokia will strike with it's design. One things I don't understand though why are they after Samsung? Is it for marketing purpose so that when people type Samsung name on Google, Nokia will appear along the Google results?

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

they not after them its marketting strategy and nokia condition demands them to do marketting extreamly agressive and marketting is what they need their hardware is always good and OS is not in their hands at the moment

33. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Nokia is obviously riding on Samsung's popularity.

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