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Nokia EOS Said to be First Windows Phone 8 PureView Phone

By - Source: The Verge | B 22 comments

May sport 41-megapixel camera.

The Nokia EOS is set to be the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone to feature the Finnish handset manufacturer's 41-megapixel PureView camera technology.

In 2012, Nokia released its 41MP 808 PureView at MWC. According to The Verge, a source "familiar with Nokia's plans" claims that the codenamed EOS device will boast a camera similar to the one implemented in the 808 PureView, which suggests the EOS will also offer a 41-megapixel sensor.

Nokia will apparently skip the polycarbonate material it usually instills into its handsets in favor of aluminium on the EOS. The latter material is also said to be the choice for the Lumia 920's successor, codenamed Catwalk.

Elsewhere, according to a My Nokia Blog source, Nokia is apparently set to announce six new smartphones during the Mobile World Congress, which commences during the latter stages of February in Barcelona.

 

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    rottingsheep , January 24, 2013 2:07 AM
    canon EOS... someone's getting sued.
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    amuffin , January 24, 2013 2:49 AM
    rottingsheepcanon EOS... someone's getting sued.

    HAHA! Yup!
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    Bloob , January 24, 2013 3:16 AM
    920 is the first PureView WP -phone. PureView is a brand, not a technology, it just means something new and great camera-wise. The 808 tech is often called PVv1, and the 920 PVv2, to avoid confusion on this matter.
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    Aatish , January 24, 2013 4:42 AM
    I think its about time that TOM should change the image viewing plugin (or add to current) website. it takes at least 3 clicks to know that the original size was the same as thumbnail size :D 
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    cinergy , January 24, 2013 4:49 AM
    rottingsheepcanon EOS... someone's getting sued.


    It's a codename dumbass. EOS comes from Greek mythology and means goddess of the dawn. I don't think pesky Canon owns the rights for Greek words and mythology anyhow.
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    RazorBurn , January 24, 2013 5:30 AM
    Nokia's 808 Image and Sound Sensor are among the best in the mobile wold..
    If this New Nokia EOS has:

    808's Image and Sound Sensor.
    920's Image Stabilizer and Wireless Charging..
    Polycarbonate Casing..
    Andriod OS (Im fine with WP8 anyway)
    QuadCore Krait..

    Im buying even if its $700+..

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    thecolorblue , January 24, 2013 5:49 AM
    cinergyIt's a codename dumbass. EOS comes from Greek mythology and means goddess of the dawn. I don't think pesky Canon owns the rights for Greek words and mythology anyhow.

    before you call someone dumbass you should learn how trademarks work. Canon has a trademark on EOS for the camera space. Phones have cameras, making the "suing" point a legitimate one.

    in other words, you're the dumbass
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    soundping , January 24, 2013 6:30 AM
    I like to see all cell phones have wireless charging built in.
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2013 6:52 AM
    Android is becoming a mess with malware, spam, design-and-implementation by committee. Keep it WP8, Nokia.
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    razzb3d , January 24, 2013 8:22 AM
    Nokia... go Droid or go home...
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    Parsian , January 24, 2013 8:27 AM
    I just hope they implement the full 808 sensor and sound recording. I dont care about the optical stabilizer to be honest, but if they do implement it, ill pay $1000 for that device.
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    zodiacfml , January 24, 2013 9:11 AM
    oh no....they finally did. this is going to be a tough choice versus the Galaxy Note 2 that i'm eyeing.
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    Camikazi , January 24, 2013 9:30 AM
    cinergyIt's a codename dumbass. EOS comes from Greek mythology and means goddess of the dawn. I don't think pesky Canon owns the rights for Greek words and mythology anyhow.

    Eos and EOS are not the same thing, one is a name of a Greek god the other is a trademarked word that is owned by Canon. BTW as far as EOS goes (not the god, see the capital letters?) it stands for Electro-Optical System which is a Canon technology, which means that Canon can sue unless they are working along side Nokia on this.
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    ramcoza , January 24, 2013 9:33 AM
    Quote:
    before you call someone dumbass you should learn how trademarks work. Canon has a trademark on EOS for the camera space. Phones have cameras, making the "suing" point a legitimate one.

    in other words, you're the dumbass


    Actually you the the dumbass here.

    It's clear you have no business sense.
    A trademark has nothing to do with a product code name. No one can sue over a codename because a "code name" isn't official.

    Some examples for codenames are "Fermi", "Kepler" "Wayne" "South Islands" "Bulldozer" "Steamroller" "WP Mango" "Tango" "Apollo" "Kaveri" etc.,

    For example,
    "Steamroller" is a registered trademark of Southpaw Enterprises Inc.
    "Mango" is a registered trademark of Universal International Music B.V. LIMITED
    "Fermi" is a registered trademark of The Relevate Group, Inc.
    "Medfield" (An Atom SoC code name) is a registered trademark of Medfield Diagnostics Aktiebolag
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    house70 , January 24, 2013 9:34 AM
    AatishI think its about time that TOM should change the image viewing plugin (or add to current) website. it takes at least 3 clicks to know that the original size was the same as thumbnail size

    People have been complaining about that for a long time. I honestly believe they don't know how to change it.
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    merikafyeah , January 24, 2013 10:14 AM
    41 Megapixel O.O

    Isn't that like billboard resolutions? 2 MP = 1080p yes?

    Quality of the lens is far more important to good picture quality than megapixels.
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    ojas , January 24, 2013 11:14 AM
    Bloob920 is the first PureView WP -phone. PureView is a brand, not a technology, it just means something new and great camera-wise. The 808 tech is often called PVv1, and the 920 PVv2, to avoid confusion on this matter.

    exactly what i was going to say. but then, zak also thinks the exynos 5 is the world's first 8-core processor, so god help him.
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    K2N hater , January 24, 2013 12:20 PM
    We know WP is a lot better than Symbian but MS has to work harder to bring features already avaiable and implemented to the 808 to the new flagship Windows Phones.

    I'm not a Symbian supporter for the browser in my 808 often requires a battery pull after opening a couple of javascript/flash intensive tabs but it works great for anything else. MicroSDXC support (up to 64GB), USB on the go, Mass Storage support over USB/bluetooth and FM transmitter are the features I like the most in the platform, besides the camera of course. Also I see reviewers bashing over the screen resolution but it looks rather excellent to me even when watching video (and I must tell the platform has enough juice to play virtually anything but format support is still a hundred miles away from VLC).
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    back_by_demand , January 24, 2013 12:38 PM
    cinergyIt's a codename dumbass. EOS comes from Greek mythology and means goddess of the dawn. I don't think pesky Canon owns the rights for Greek words and mythology anyhow.

    Maybe not, but Apple don't own the rights to a fruit that hangs from millions of trees that can make a nice pie, but didn't stop them hitting New York for using an Apple in a "Visit the big apple" ad campaign. Validity of claim has no bearing as long as your lawyers have all the scruples of Johnny Cochran
    ...
    It looks like EOS and is associated with cameras, it's very easy to put 2 and 2 together on this and get the right answer, one thing you can be sure of is that Canon will already have been talking with Nokia about this
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    gggplaya , January 24, 2013 2:41 PM
    cinergyIt's a codename dumbass. EOS comes from Greek mythology and means goddess of the dawn. I don't think pesky Canon owns the rights for Greek words and mythology anyhow.


    That's not how trademarks work. You can trademark any already known word or name and relate it to a specific type of product. For instance Nissan has a truck called the Titan. No other car can be called the Titan. But if someone wanted to make a large bicycle and call it the Titan, they certainly can trademark it for bikes.

    So using a codename EOS in an announcement is actually a form of advertising. Since this phone is touted to have an awsome camera, Canon certainly does have a plausible lawsuit on their hands.
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