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

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

39. methodofbreathing

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

nokia will come back soon.......

31. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Well, if it is anything near the ugliness of the pureview 808 then Nokia should prepare for another profit loss. I don't know about you but I don't want to carry phone as thick as a 500 page book and has huge weird looking lenses at the back. Not to mention, it is running on Windows Phone meaning my favorite apps and games won't be supported.

36. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Have you checked the Windows Phone Marketplace? I would guess 90% of popular apps are there. EA, Gameloft, SquareEnix, Microsoft Studios, Namco, Glu, etc, are all there with their top games, and I would say their quality is above that of 99% of Android apps (and compatibility, too), and there are also fewer clones/ports/duplicates of titles, hence the lower overall app population. Also, Microsoft is paying developers a good amount of money to develop better programs, and port popular ones from other ecosystems to Windows/WindowsPhone. Zynga (WWF, DS, etc) is supposedly coming within the next few weeks, as well. As for the camera, considering its borderline DSLR quality and replacement for a point-and-shoot, I can give plenty of leeway for a slight bulge for a superior camera, since it's one device in my pocket instead of 2, or one "jack-of-all-trades" device where I don't feel I need to lug around something else for everyday interactions. Similarly, since it's very likely that any Lumia PureView sensor would be around 20-21MP, the sensor (and bulge) would be significantly smaller (if any at all).

41. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

why so defensive? am I not allowed to have MY FAVORITE APPS. And as a previous Windows phone owner, 90% of the apps I need are not in the windows marketplace. And I'm saying that if it's anywhere near the looks of the Pureview 808 then I'll pass since it is too ugly for my taste.

40. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

yes...and samsung inspired by nature is a one beautiful piece of crap

42. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

This Nokia fanboys are getting ridiculous.

30. Aeires unregistered

Class act, this is how phone manufacturers should behave, encouraging each other in a civil manner to do better. No over the top comments and leave the lawyers on coffee break, just bring on the great devices. I hope Nokia and Samsung, as well as RIM (BB10) do well with their new ventures.

29. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

This is what I call teasing!!! Now I´m excited!

28. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

hahaha I'm liking this, go Nokia , go

27. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Liked nokia's attitude here :)

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nokia...Nokia...i hope you are real this time!!! Pureview is a success, and i hope Lumia+Pureview will blow all!! And i wish, i wish that the pureview "bump" decreases....big time!!!

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.

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u serious nokia never depended on samsung like samsung depends on iphone popularity and copy them do u find any facts about nokia

35. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia lost the top spot of mobile phones sold by volume to Samsung, so since they want their top spot back, Samsung is the obvious "target" to beat

37. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Reclaiming back their throne...hmmm

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.

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.

13. redmd

Posts: 1969; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

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?

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

4. Adithya7184 unregistered

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!

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