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Nokia and Carl Zeiss Extend Partnership

by Mark Hearn | May 4, 2012May 4, 2012 9:00 am PDT

Nokia and Carl Zeiss announced a new extended partnership recently, in which Nokia will continue to use the Germany-based company’s lenses for its smartphone cameras. Carl Zeiss and Nokia’s joint efforts have resulted in some of the industry’s best smartphone cameras to date, and the two will be looking to further their status with the upcoming release of the Nokia 808 PureView, which boasts a staggering 41-megapixel camera. Hopefully the continuation of this relationship will eventually result in similar cameras being used in Nokia’s fast-growing Windows Phone product line.

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Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Carl Zeiss today announced that the exclusive partnership between the two companies, which has resulted in some of the industry’s best camera smartphones such as the Nokia N8 and the Nokia 808 PureView, has been extended.

The Nokia 808 PureView, which starts rolling out in May, combines high-performance Carl Zeiss optics with Nokia developed algorithms and a super-high resolution sensor to set a new standard in high-end smartphone imaging.

“Carl Zeiss was a crucial partner in the creation of the first PureView experience,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “The benefits of our ongoing collaboration will be more PureView innovation and further advancements in smartphone imaging in the coming months and years.”

Michael Kaschke, CEO, Carl Zeiss AG: “When joining forces with Nokia in 2005, we wanted to push the boundaries of mobile photography. Looking back at seven years of successful partnership, we are proud of the innovations and outstanding products created in this shared journey. Today we are celebrating the extension of our collaboration with a new technology that sets another real benchmark in this sector.”

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia [press_end]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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