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Nokia confirms PureView is coming to future Lumia Windows Phones

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Nokia says it is committed to bringing PureView imaging to future Lumia Windows Phone devices.

Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia's PureView technology, first revealed in the company's Symbian 808 PureView handset, will arrive on future Lumia Windows Phones. The company previously hinted that other platforms would benefit from its 41-megapixel camera sensor, but Nokia's Chris Webber says "you can expect we'll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform in future Lumia devices."

Speaking to HowardForums, Webber doesn't say when PureView Lumia devices will arrive, but he reveals Nokia is working with Microsoft "to make sure their platform supports the broad set of things we want to do with PureView imaging." Nokia is "absolutely committed" to bringing PureView to Windows Phone, says Webber. Discussing Windows Phone's low market share, Webber also says he feels the platform has had a "great start" but that it's up to Nokia and Microsoft to push this in future — something we'll likely see in the form of more exclusive apps.

We're expecting to see the first public unveiling of Windows Phone 8 next week when Microsoft holds its "sneak peek" at the future of Windows Phone event on June 20th. With rumors of Nokia Maps taking over Bing Maps functionality in Windows Phone 8, and some expected camera improvements — there could be a number of aspects to Windows Phone 8 that reveal Nokia's true involvement in the platform.