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Nokia’s First Pureview Handset to Run Windows Phone is Leaked

Nokia Pureview Windows Phone

Nokia unveiled its first Pureview handset at Mobile World Congress back in January. And unlike its recent crop of smartphones, the 808 Pureview — which boasts a whopping 41-megapixel camera — runs the Symbian Belle operating system; not Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

But the Finnish firm did promise that Pureview would make its way to a Windows Phone device, and apparently, this rather strange looking object is the first one. The images, obtained by IT168, are believed to be slides from an upcoming Nokia presentation.

The device within them — which is yet to get a name — boasts a curved, 4.3-inch display; a 1.5GHz dual-core processor; and of course, a 41-megapixel Preview camera with a Carl Zeiss lens capable of 1080p HD video recording. As the slide clearly states, it’s also running the Windows Phone operating system.

But some believe these images may have been fabricated. The handset’s design — which I have to say is the ugliest thing I’ve seen in a long time — doesn’t fit in with Nokia’s recent Windows Phone design ethic at all; apart from its bright, fancy colors. And its display looks far too narrow to be a 4.3-inch panel.

IT168 does claim, however, that this is a concept and that its final design may change before release. If these images are real, let’s hope that’s the case.

What do you think of this handset? Would you walk around with what looks like a travel shaver just to get a Windows Phone device with Pureview technology?

[via TechRadar]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...