re: Nokia Lumia 820, 920: Windows Phone 8 Details Scarce
Once again Eric takes an opportunity to more or less bash Nokia/MS. This time with a "Special Alert" email no less. This was largely Nokia's event not Microsoft's. So, Eric, please quit projecting your unmet expectations as weaknesses on Nokia's or Microsoft's part. I believe that Nokia and Microsoft have created a truly great platform. And, the Lumia series with WP7 is quite amazing for a first effort market entry. I expect the 920 and WP8 to be even better.
With all that said, let me do my own bashing since the cat is already out of the bag. Nokia and Microsoft MUST do a better job of marketing. This has always been their (in particular Microsoft's) achilles heel... yesterday's presentation not withstanding. They flubbed some of the demo's, took too long on certain portion's, did not present a complete and cohesive message, and ultimately failed to create that "gotta have it" buzz that Apple is so good at doing. This is no slight to the underly platform. However, if Nokia/MS want to succeed, they have to win customers by creating and marketing a platform ecosystem that users truly feel good and confident about.
btw - the camera on the 920 (Pureview) uses a 41 megapixel sensor that reduces the image down to 5 megapixels. Not 8mp as Eric stated. It's a 7 to 1 reduction with some sophisticated processing going on to achieve the best image quality yet. If you want more accurate info, other than what was reported, go to Nokia's website and get all the details.