"Unique" Lumia apps already existed in MeeGo
Marek Pawlowski, a mobile user experience analyst, ponders on Twitter what many people have wondered:
If today's Lumias are 1st of Nokia / Microsoft integrated efforts, it does beg question what is there that couldn't have been done on Meego?
Design ID is based on N9 & the unique apps were already running under Qt. Nokia ceded strategic software control for scant benefit.
Nokia's stock dropped by 16% during the announcement; a sign the market found the lack of release dates, carriers, 41MP cameras, a tablet and details about Windows Phone 8 not sufficient to maintain the modest rises Nokia's stock had gained over the past few weeks. It is hard to believe that Nokia's board can persist with the current strategy without asking questions of Elop; unfortunately, his 'scorched earth' policy to Nokia's own platforms has meant that Nokia no longer has a path out of its mire.
Nokia apologise for "confusion" caused by new adverts being "not shot with a Lumia 920"
Editor: Ryan Abel
In a blunder of misleading advertising for the new Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone announced last week, Nokia used footage shot with a professional video camera to "demonstrate" the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature on the Lumia 920. Eagle-eyed viewers caught on to the misdirection when the reflection of the camera rig van was spotted in the reflection in the background of one of the shots.
Nokia has issued a formal apology on the misleading ad: In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only. This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created.