With the Mobile World Congress in full swing one phone has everyone talking, a Symbian phone of all things. Nokia has managed to capture everyone’s attention with the release of the PureView 808 camera phone. The phone itself isn’t the headline maker but instead the camera that this phone houses. Nokia’s new PureView 808 is the first phone to contain Nokia’s PureView camera, a 41 megapixel shooting revelation.
Mobile phone photography has come along way in recent years, with many creative photographers switching entirely to their mobile phone as their photography tool of choice. The iPhone community is a perfect example, with amazing results evident all over the web. In no small way this must remind us that the brain behind the lens is the most important factor of all.
Nokia’s vision, their big picture seems to embrace this trend, They have long been a leader in camera phone technology and the 808’s ultra-high resolution technology continues this trend. While some Technorati have taken it upon themselves to deride the phone itself there is a lot more at stake here than a single models success. This may be one of the final nails in the coffin of the compact cameras.
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Microsoft has over decades built a reputation as the most famous corporate Dinosaurs. With legendary stories of inflexibility and decision by technical committee, it was a well-deserved reputation. Five years ago behind closed doors a single decision was made that would rock their world, like an evolution altering asteroid. A decision that somehow slipped under the media’s radar. A decision that has been slowly changing Microsoft from the inside.
Fast forward to today and the time has come to pay the reaper. Microsoft has a new design team and philosophy, their mobile phone operating system is winning design awards and with its brand new partner Nokia they need 2012 to be the year that the changes take hold.
The background for this particular tale begins way back in 2007 with the release of the iPhone. Apple single-handedly changed the landscape and the rules, all in one foul sweep. The Apple way quickly came to dominate the small touch screen world. Steve Jobs knew that people needed to be able to work naturally with their devices, his premise being that the machines should work with us, we shouldn’t’ have to change the way we work just to use a phone and he was right and even Microsoft realized it.
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