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Captured: Liverpool FC owner John W. Henry's wife, Linda Pizzuti, with her Lumia 1020

As the Nokia Lumia 1020 begins its global launch in the coming weeks, one item we hope to report on are frequent sightings of the device in people’s hands. Even more, we want to see images captured with its massive 41 MP camera used in media and elsewhere, as that is what will eventually persuade the public that this phone is different.

One of the first high profile sightings of Nokia’s new camera flagship was this weekend when Liverpool FC visited Oslo, Norway. The game was shown on national television (TV2) with a potentially large audience tuning in for the big match. Caught on two separate occasions by the network was Linda Pizzuti, the wife of John W. Henry (Wikipedia) who owns Liverpool Football Club. She evidently picked up a yellow AT&T Lumia 1020 recently and brought it over to save the memories. 

Good color choice, Ms. Pizzuti. We approve.

However, going through her Twitter feed we have to wonder if she’s really taking photos with it or if she forgot to take off the lens sticker, because her photos aren’t exactly endorsements of the Lumia 1020. But hey, it’s a start.

In a related story, the Lumia 1020 was also spotted at a recent Yankees / White Sox game. Evidently a fan was snapping a photo of Mariano Rivera and the moment was caught on TV.

Yankees vs White Sox vs Lumia 1020
Yankees fan snapping what is sure to be an excellent photo

With its iconic Cyclops camera housing, the Nokia Lumia 1020 stands to physically represent a new age in mobile photography and it should be easy to spot in the wild. That’s good for Windows Phone as no one will confuse it with those other guys.

Have you seen the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the wild? Caught on TV? Let us know in comments.

Thanks, Jon Ivar N. and Steven B., for the tips and images!

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Captured: Liverpool FC owner John W. Henry's wife, Linda Pizzuti, with her Lumia 1020

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If I am gorgeous and will go to a soccer play can I be given a Lumia 1020 and advertise for Nokia and WP? :D

No, Linda's got a gorgeous personality you have to be self centered to be a wag, also she looks like a natural beauty and not made in a doll factory.

I don't know what a wag is, but this woman is clearly a gold digger. Like many others, she will be with anyone, no matter age/looks if it helps fulfill her monetary lifestyle needs

Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' series must have an exclusive with Microsoft, every laptop, tablet and phone have been Windows.

I was really surprised last weekend when I went to the Denver Natural History museum and I wasn't the only one there with a 1020.  I didn't expect to see other people out and about so soon after launch.  I think that is a promising sign.

She's going out with the old guy? She seems to have a pretty good body in those shots. :-P Oh yeah, the phone is good. :)

No, he means dollars.  John W. Henry is an American, who owns the Boston Red Sox Baseball team and a co-owner of a NASCAR team, and recently the purchase of the Boston Globe Newspaper.

Ok, yeah, she's not with him for the money. It's blatantly obvious. I guess I wouldn't care either if i was that old and that rich.

Ah... Those hooker$.... Benjamin Franklin's whisper coming from his wallet makes her so neutral, she forgets that he is so old.. shhh :-)

Not at all that was pre season game didn't mean anything that was not Chelsea starting team no Mata no luiz lampard first 45 in pre season calm down.

Liverpool FC have millions of fans in south east asia.
If only Nokia would support Liverpool, ManU, Chelsea, etc. with lumia 1020, may be very helpful for sales in south east asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia).

Picked up two Nokia Lumia 1020 yesterday for me and my wife. Holy crap. Awesome phone. My yellow one is can't miss.

That's my football team. No wonder they're with the best phone in the business. Lets hope the team plays well next season... Lol

As an Everton fan, my feelings on Mrs. Henry having a 1020 are mixed. Good to see the positive press though!

Lol, fingers crossed he goes, as he has no respect for his team or other players for that matter -- no player has the right to act like they are bigger, than any football club they choose to play for!

My brothers an Arsenal fan, and he thinks the same mate -- the guy doesn't deserve to play in England, collecting top wages!

Well she was a spokesmodel/person for the Nokia C3...maybe we can get her upgraded to a 1020 or 920 in time for the next World Cup or whatever soccer championship is up next...

checked the photos via twitter..not good! something is blocking...must have forgotten to remove stickers or something!!!we have to confirm. this is bad!!
 

Hard to tell what she's doing to those photos on her Twitter feed. Probably some weird filter app (because the EXIF data is stripped) and one she doesn't know how no use (hence her confusion on uploading photos, not realizing that functionality is built in).

Thanks for speaking to me like I'm an idiot, however none of the photos under discussion on her timeline have "uploaded via iPhone" on them.

funny how they dont use the camera grip for these kind of events. I would of used mines. They seem to not have the wireless charger either....

I have Lumia 800, Lumia 920 next Lumia 1020 but for me always the best phone will be Nokia 900. I wish continue with this model but ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI he don't want this.

I forgot to take the sticker off my 900 for several months. Now that it's gone, pictures look so much better.

Am I the only one who finds it fun that the editors of wpcentral would comment on other editor's articles?