From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft moves the old Lumia UK site to its own portal

From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft's new Mobile Devices site goes live

C-C-C-Changes

Windows Phone OS to drop 'Phone' from name, lose Nokia

More high end PureView?

Microsoft may have plans for higher end smartphone cameras

Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Rumors

Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Apps

New Treasure Tag app update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Microsoft News

Rumor claims 1,000 former Nokia employees in Finland could be laid off by Microsoft

Apps

New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Windows Phones

Lumia 930 pre-orders begin in Norway Wednesday for July 10 launch

Windows Phones

Microsoft Store US site pulls pre-order listings for Nokia Lumia 635

Apps

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 released, Lumia SensorCore SDK out of private beta

Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T and T-Mobile available for pre-order at US Microsoft Store site

General News

Microsoft teases possible launch date of a green Lumia or successor to the X

General News

Microsoft partners with British designer to create wireless charging pants

Microsoft News

Beat Nokia by predicting world cup games in Sporting Mouth to win some awesome prizes

Windows Phone News

Lumia Cyan update said to improve low-light performace on Lumia Icon, 1520 and 930

General News

Lumia 930 availability on Ireland's Meteor pushed back to mid-July

Microsoft News

Nokia brand names Lumia, ClearBlack, PureView, and others now belong to Microsoft

General News

Lumia 1320, 630 availability expand to Argos Ireland

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Hands on with the Nokia Pure View with 41MP camera [Video]

Pure View

We've played with the Lumia 610 and now it's time for Symbian. But only because the Pure View 808 sports a whopping 41MP camera sensor allowing unprecedented photo taking (not to mention killer audio quality). Allowing you to save in 5, 8 or 38MP photos, it's really quite a technological feat that brought cheers from the crowd when announced.

No doubt, the phone is a bit chunky but what do you expect? To be honest, it's not that bad and we actually like the feel of it in our hands (the thin 2/3 of the body helps in holding it).

Pure View

While this isn't a Windows Phone, you can bet Nokia and Microsoft are itching to get this on a Lumia, something we'll be waiting for this fall.

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Hands on with the Nokia Pure View with 41MP camera [Video]

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41MP?! I don't even know the use of that....most of our displays today project >1MP. I think this means the phone's memory will fill up terribly fast.
Cool nonetheless to see it implemented. Certainly is a step forward technology-wise...just far ahead of its time. Gonna have a crazy crop feature....

The cellphone takes 41MP photos but thanks to Nokia's magic it is downsized by default (For the sake of those not technically minded). The phone can still shoot manually up to 38MP.

Look people, this phone's not a marketing gimmick, as SeNiLe911 has kindly mentioned. Read that white paper, and understand just how the megapixels are now used.
Apparently the idea came from how Satellite images are taken. We can hope for more detail in the photo now, that's for sure.

Not gonna lie, I'm tempted to buy this and keep it on one of T-Mobiles pre-paid plans - who needs a powershot when you can have a pure-view?

Nokia is gonna bring this phone to the Windows Phone family  in the Apollo update in Q4  with some new specs.
A more lumia like design ,bigger display maybe we will have an dual core or an 1.4-1.5 single core. I think the sensor  will look more like the N8 sensor. Microsoft will go big on this 41mpx thing. Nokia will have their custom PureView app for Windows Phone and custom camera app .
 

Nokia has already chosen processors for future Windows Phones and they are ST-Ericsson NovaThor processors which are all dual-core (as of the moment)
"Nokia has selected ST-Ericsson as a supplier for future devices it plans to introduce based on the Windows Phone mobile platform."

We asked the Nokia people at Microsoft TechEd "What's up with the teaseware". They thought that was funny. We thought it was dumb to show off technology that is not available here.

Nokia back on Symbian! Looks like I'll be selling my awful Nokia 820, I'm not joking. I'll have great Ovi Nokia maps that works and an OS that isn't needing me to down load apps all the time for basic functions.