Nokia Eos press render leaks, to be called the Lumia 909

Nokia Eos press render leaks, to be called the Lumia 909Press renders definitely beat the old Blurrycam when it comes to quality, but the downside is they often look a bit sanitised – especially head-on images that are basically just 2D views of the front of the device.

Take this chappy, for instance. You wouldn't think this was the Nokia Eos everyone's been getting so excited about, would you?

Well, it is – according to @evleaks aka Evan Blass, who's got a strong record for getting these things right.

Or partially right, at least. In tweeting the above pic and a rear view showing the now-familiar 41MP camera housing, he revealed the device in question was headed for AT&T and would be known as the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Fair enough – it's a name that various sources have suggested before, after all. Except now Blass has backtracked and posted on Twitter that actually the Eos will be launched as the Nokia Lumia 909 (a nod to the original PureView cameraphone, the Nokia 808).

Two leaks in one day is pretty good going, unless the Lumia 1020 suggestion was simply a case of getting his lines crossed.

It doesn't really matter, though – we have to say we prefer the name Lumia 909. Yes, it breaks the symmetry of the Lumia 9xx lineup slightly, but then Lumia 1020 would break the consistent three digit system we've seen so far. And it's a bit boring too, it must be said.

Just a reminder – the 41MP Nokia Eos, or the Nokia Lumia 909 (probably), is set to be announced on July 9.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 4, 2013 at 21:41

Wow... looks unlike any other WP device :p
Not interested, tbh... I thought I was. But I played with a 925, and a phone that doesn't do anything much without 3G or WiFi is no good in this brackish Irish backwater. Also: the 925 is quite gorgeous - until the homescreen comes on. I still cannot handle those tiles.
Also, well... M$.

sparx1981  Jul. 5, 2013 at 07:15

I was looking forward to the Xperia Z Ultra but watching their promo video and seeing no-one putting it next to their ear I'm thinking this isn't a realistic "phone". I thought that on July 4th (yesterday) Sony was meant to have had a conference in Paris and Honami (Xperia i1) was going to be announced but I've heard nothing about the conference let alone Honami... Looks like this will be formally announced at another date.

As for Nokia 909 or 1020. I'm quite interested. I admit it would be great if they had Sony's current style in their hardware but a 41mp camera is worth a look. I've also been using a windows launcher on my android phone and quite like it. Mind you, based on the app stores maybe an android phone with a windows phone 8 style launcher is a better way to go.

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