The Nokia 808 PureView is one mighty cameraphone, but for many people the presence of the Nokia Belle OS on board – or Symbian Belle as most people are still calling it – is quite simply a deal-breaker.
That said, for many people Windows Phone is also a deal-breaker, and that's fine – it's a free world, after all. But if a new Nokia job ad is to be believed, mobile photographers will at least soon have a choice between the two platforms.
Spotted on LinkedIn, the advert is for the position of Senior Specialist, Imaging Algorithms, Nokia with Windows Phone. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
The job title may not give a whole lot away, but the text of the ad itself doesn't leave much doubt: PureView is coming to Windows Phone.
“Have you heard of Nokia 808 PureView?” the ad gushes. “Do you want to take part in creating the next chapter in Nokia's Windows Phone devices? Do you want to be a part of a team in charge of developing the next big thing related to imaging and camera?”
It's a fairly wordy job description – and yes, the word “ecosystem” is mentioned – but the gist of it all is that the chosen applicant will be responsible for researching and developing camera algorithms specifically for Windows Phone as an integral part of Nokia's imaging team.
Whether that will lead to a direct WinPho equivalent of the 41-megapixel Symbian-based 808 PureView remains to be seen, but given Nokia's class-leading position in mobile imaging, we're clearly going to see Windows Phone devices on a similar level at some point.
The job will be based in Tampere, Finland, which – if you're thinking of applying – is getting some light snow today and will see temperatures hitting a balmy -1 degrees C.