Mar 4, 2013 06:44 AM
Murtazin: Nokia 'Catwalk' stunning, but WP8 the downside
Well-known Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin <a href="http://w7phone.ru/eldar-murtazin-vpechatleniya-ot-alyuminievogo-flagmane-nokia-iz-barselony-83840/">has revealed</a> that he was able to get into a special invitation-only Nokia closed-door session at MWC, where he was able to see and play with Nokia's rumored <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/03/metal.body.to.help.nokia.compete.with.iphone/">'Catwalk'</a> handset. According to Russian site <em>W7Phone</em>, the new device is expected to rectify the main criticisms of the Lumia 920 by switching to a slimmer, lighter all-aluminum chassis. The only downside, according to Murtazin and others present at the event, is that the new handset runs Microsoft's embattled Windows Phone 8 operating system instead of Android.<br /><br />"There is Windows Phone inside, it did not change and it spoils all of the fun," said Murtazin. According to Murtazin, a common refrain he heard of others was, "'Oh, Windows Phone, why are you not Android," with some also shaking their heads.
In addition to sporting a slimmer all-aluminum chassis (much like the Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One from reports) the device is also expected to incorporate a thinner version of Nokia's PureView Phase 2 camera that features in the Lumia 920. Although Nokia is also said to be <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280248== http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/23/nokia.set.to.bring.full.pureview.experience.with.e os.handset/" rel='nofollow'>planning a 41-megapixel PureView</a> Lumia device, it is not expected to feature in the purportedly slim Catwalk as the camera module is relatively thick by comparison.
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