Nokia’s PureView camera tech coming to Windows Phone soonish

Nokia’s PureView camera tech coming to Windows Phone soonishOne of the big – or indeed only – surprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress was the Nokia 808 PureView, shown off first thing on the Monday morning. Bonus points for waiting till the bloody conference actually started, Noks.

The Nokia 808 PureView is notable for having a whopping 41MP camera, and running, er, Symbian Belle. But Microsoft's big baldy Ballmer can dry those tears, as the tech is reportedly on its way to Windows Phone.

Speaking to Finnish publication Aamuleti, Nokia’s chubby-cheeked (am I allowed to say that?) senior vice president, Jo Harlow, confirmed that PureView goodness will make the move to Microsoft’s OS.

Lady Harlow whispered: “I can’t say precisely when, but it will not take very long.”

Presumably we’ll have to wait for Windows Phone Apollo, as the current range of Windows Phones – powered by Mango – has maxed out at 8MP in the camera department.

Ah well, that’s yet another reason why I’m thinking: Second place for Windows Phone 7? Yeah, probably.

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 6, 2012 at 12:59

The Titan 2 is a WP7.5 device and that has a 16mp camera...maybe this tech. will make the jump to WP sooner than we think.

lcurdie / MOD  Mar. 6, 2012 at 13:10

Ahh yeah, I totally forgot about the big US-only chap. Where's that coffee?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 6, 2012 at 13:24

I'm not sure it's actually available to buy yet, even in the US. But, I know that when it does come out it'll be a WP7.5 device. Ironically, even though its selling point is the camera, HTC have said the 8mp cameras on the One S and One X are better than the 16mp camera on the Titan 2.

What's the point in the titan 2 again?

Treab  Mar. 6, 2012 at 15:01

To meet their contract terms re: the price they pay to ms to use android...


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