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Nokia Lumia EOS promises 41 million reasons to be excited

Nokia promises 41 million reasons to get excited about the hotly-tipped Nokia Lumia EOS camera phone.

Nokia has dropped another clanging hint about the hotly tipped Nokia Lumia EOS camera phone, promising 41 million reasons to get excited about the new device.

In a canary-hued teaser picture, Nokia says "originality" is just one of the 41 million reasons to watch a live video from the New York event on 11 July where the phone is expected to be unveiled.

That's almost certainly a reference to the 41-megapixel camera expected to be found in Nokia's forthcoming smart phone. It's rumoured to be called the EOS, and is set to build on the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia's original 41-megapixel snapper.

The EOS will combine that gigantic camera with Windows Phone 8, in a shell expected to be slightly bigger than the new Nokia Lumia 925.

Focusing on the camera in a phone is the next big thing: Samsung is set to debut the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom -- and the Samsung Galaxy NX Android camera -- this evening, while at the other end of the scale HTC has subverted the megapixel race with the Ultrapixel camera in the HTC One.

Would you buy a 41-megapixel phone? Is the EOS the camera phone you've been waiting for? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our high-resolution Facebook wall.