Nokia's 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 sees details leaked early

Nokia's Lumia 1020 is expected to make a showing at a special press event the company is holding today. But already, it's made an appearance on the Web.

Official press photos of what appears to be the Lumia 1020 have been obtained and published by The Verge. The images show a new handset from Nokia featuring different colors, a prominent display on the front, and a rather large camera on the back. As with previous Lumia devices, it's running Windows Phone.

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Nokia Lumia 41MP PureView phone confirmed for UK, says source

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be bringing its 41-megapixel PureView camera technology to the UK, a telecoms industry insider has confirmed to CNET.

Our source wasn't able to give exact details on when it will be on sale in Britain, or how much it'll cost. It's being officially unveiled at an event in New York on 11 July, however, and we'd expect it to hit shelves roughly a month later. The Nokia Lumia 925, the Finnish company's last major mobile, took that long to appear after its unveiling.

The phone's official name wasn't … Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 'EOS' headed to AT&T, leaked pic hints

Nokia's long-rumored Lumia 1020 smart phone, which is tipped to sport a whopping 41-megapixel camera, has been spied in a freshly leaked picture.

The image of the elusive mobile -- previously referred to using its purported "EOS" codename -- was posted to Twitter by serial leakster evleaks, along with the text, "Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T, 2013."

The image certainly supports that carrier info, with the on-screen phone app clearly bearing the operator's branding.

Elsewhere the image also points to a "Pro Cam" app, which will doubtless be used in … Read more

Nokia to pack 41-mp camera into Windows Phone, report says

Nokia could be planning to bring its true 41-megapixel PureView camera to a Windows Phone handset this year, according to a new report.

The company is working on a device, codenamed EOS, that will come with its full PureView camera, The Verge is reporting today, citing people who have knowledge of Nokia's plans. The device will be the first Windows Phone from Nokia that comes with the company's genuine PureView camera.

Although Nokia throws the "PureView" name around rather casually, the true, high-end camera has really just been available in its Symbian-based Nokia 808 PureView handset. … Read more

The 404 1,125: Where we're not gonna fall for a banana in the tailpipe (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Nokia again faces make-or-break point with new Lumia phones.

- CNET First Take: Nokia Lumia 820.

- CNET First Take: Nokia Lumia 920.

- Why Nokia nixed an SD card slot for the Lumia 920.

- The secret behind Nokia's 41-megapixel camera phone.

- Nokia's new PureView image stabilizer is amazingly faked in this promo video.

- 4Chan goes public with its API, boasting 22 million unique monthly visitors.

- Spike Jonze's new film is about a man who falls in love with his phone.

- Kinsey Institute pulls app encouraging users to log sexy time.… Read more

Nokia imaging chief throws cold water on 41-megapixel PureView

Nokia is expected to unveil a new smartphone tomorrow featuring PureView camera technology. There's just one problem: that branding might not mean what consumers think.

In a tweet this morning, Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning said that the "PureView" branding "is NOT a single specific feature or specification." That came just minutes after he said that the technology is "about blending optics, pixels, and image processing in new and different ways to allow you to do things you otherwise cannot."

Dinning also laid down the death knell: "as said many times before, … Read more

With Nokia's 41-megapixel smartphone camera, size matters

I admit to having a certain fascination with the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone camera, which employs a much larger sensor than usual in order to take pictures up to 41 megapixels in size. Just how much larger that sensor is compared to the typical 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel smartphone sensors will impress you.

Yesterday I sat down with Juha Alakarhu, the head of camera technologies at Nokia for smart devices, who happens to be visiting the U.S. from Finland. After letting me tinker with the camera some more, he pulled out a felt-lined card studded with a trio of camera sensors and two camera modules, into which the sensors ultimately go.… Read more

When Nokia's '41-megapixel' PureView camera clicked for me

NEW ORLEANS--When you're stuck in the tornado of a cell phone conference, it's sometimes hard to savor what you see. I had sought out the Nokia 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress. I mean, a 41-megapixel camera -- how could I not investigate?

However, it wasn't until I had spent some time digging into the mechanics behind the phone camera that I started to really appreciate what the PureView camera does differently.

Here at CTIA is where it began to click. I had a moment to actually peruse the camera menus and take the test shots I wanted to see how oversampling worked in a meaningful way.… Read more

Which new smartphone will be summer's first big hit?

Summer smartphone season kicks off this month with CTIA in New Orleans, but the big phone makers have already started revealing the touch-screen goodies they hope will become your latest addiction. I sifted through the recently announced devices and a few that we're still expecting to try and picked the ones most likely to be remembered four months from now -- either as a mega-success, or the tech punch line of summer 2012.

We already know of three blockbuster phones that will be available before most schools are out this month -- Verizon's Droid Incredible 4G LTE from HTC is official; a quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III has been unveiled in Europe and already booked its summer trip to the States we hear, and HTC's flagship Android phone is also here in the form of the HTC One X. Those are the three leading contenders for sweet summer phone of the year, but there's always room for surprises and surprising sleepers. … Read more

Nokia Lumia PureView mock shows WP 8, 41MP camera

If the Nokia Lumia 900 is any indication, Nokia's resurgence as a mobile player will hinge on distinctive design.

Take, for instance, the mock-ups that recently surfaced on IT168. Allegedly shots of presentation slides, the phone in question, the Nokia Lumia PureView, combines the 41-megapixel camera (really an advanced 5-megapixel camera) and Carl Zeiss optics of the Nokia 808 PureView Symbian phone that Nokia showed off at MWC, with Windows Phone OS.

I don't know about you, but I rather like the aggressively contoured design, even if it does remind me of SCUBA gear and jogging on the … Read more