If the Nokia Lumia 900 is any indication, Nokia's resurgence as a mobile player will hinge on distinctive design.
Take, for instance, the mock-ups that recently surfaced on IT168. Allegedly shots of presentation slides, the phone in question, the Nokia Lumia PureView, combines the 41-megapixel camera (really an advanced 5-megapixel camera) and Carl Zeiss optics of the Nokia 808 PureView Symbian phone that Nokia showed off at MWC, with Windows Phone OS.
I don't know about you, but I rather like the aggressively contoured design, even if it does remind me of SCUBA gear and jogging on the boardwalk.
Too often, colorful devices have signaled a more youthful audience and toned-down specs. If these images prove correct, the Lumia PureView, as we'll call it, will also have the specs to appeal to premium phone-seekers, including a 4.3-inch HD display, 1080p HD video capture (the Lumia 900 stops at 720p HD,) and a quad-core processor.
Now, Windows Phone 7.5 doesn't support multicore chips, but Windows 8 will. Still, don't hold your breath -- a quad-core Windows Phone is a long way off, and the Lumia PureView, at least with this spec list, could wind up a pipe dream.