Captured: Liverpool FC owner John W. Henry's wife, Linda Pizzuti, with her Lumia 1020

As the Nokia Lumia 1020 begins its global launch in the coming weeks, one item we hope to report on are frequent sightings of the device in people’s hands. Even more, we want to see images captured with its massive 41 MP camera used in media and elsewhere, as that is what will eventually persuade the public that this phone is different.

One of the first high profile sightings of Nokia’s new camera flagship was this weekend when Liverpool FC visited Oslo, Norway. The game was shown on national television (TV2) with a potentially large audience tuning in for the big match. Caught on two separate occasions by the network was Linda Pizzuti, the wife of John W. Henry (Wikipedia) who owns Liverpool Football Club. She evidently picked up a yellow AT&T Lumia 1020 recently and brought it over to save the memories. 

Good color choice, Ms. Pizzuti. We approve.

However, going through her Twitter feed we have to wonder if she’s really taking photos with it or if she forgot to take off the lens sticker, because her photos aren’t exactly endorsements of the Lumia 1020. But hey, it’s a start.

In a related story, the Lumia 1020 was also spotted at a recent Yankees / White Sox game. Evidently a fan was snapping a photo of Mariano Rivera and the moment was caught on TV.

Yankees fan snapping what is sure to be an excellent photo

With its iconic Cyclops camera housing, the Nokia Lumia 1020 stands to physically represent a new age in mobile photography and it should be easy to spot in the wild. That’s good for Windows Phone as no one will confuse it with those other guys.

Have you seen the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the wild? Caught on TV? Let us know in comments.

Thanks, Jon Ivar N. and Steven B., for the tips and images!

Linda Pizzuti and John W. Henry

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • YNWA!
  • Amen that man!
  • Amen!
  • If I am gorgeous and will go to a soccer play can I be given a Lumia 1020 and advertise for Nokia and WP? :D
  • first thing first, you must also be someone's trophy wife.
  • Ok, I'll do it, easy!
  • Even though her husband doesn't actually play football, would you dudes in the UK still call her a wag?
  • Nope she's not really a wag. Just someone very rich haha
  • No, Linda's got a gorgeous personality you have to be self centered to be a wag, also she looks like a natural beauty and not made in a doll factory.
  • ^^That I agree with, and that is an excellent choice of phone as well.
  • She's a trophy for sure.
  • looks pretty smokin
  • What is a wag?
  • No idea. Wife and girlfriend?
  • British people, what does Wag mean?
  • Wives And Girlfriends
  • I don't know what a wag is, but this woman is clearly a gold digger. Like many others, she will be with anyone, no matter age/looks if it helps fulfill her monetary lifestyle needs
  • Dude u don't even know her..
  • Next up...POTUS.
  • But the pentagon signed off on Blackberry?
  • With sugar and whipped cream ;)
  • I was shocked to see my fav club here but cool YNWA
  • In The Wolverine, the antagonist lady and the 2 protagonist ladies have Lumia 920.
  • Yep. Saw it. Great promotion. Royal pains on USA network rocks a Nokia as well.
  • Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' series must have an exclusive with Microsoft, every laptop, tablet and phone have been Windows.
  • I saw black Lumia 900 in Continuum TV show.
  • No one promotes Microsoft like Hawaii Five 0
  • Have you watched Arrow??? They have Lumias and Surfaces!
  • I was really surprised last weekend when I went to the Denver Natural History museum and I wasn't the only one there with a 1020.  I didn't expect to see other people out and about so soon after launch.  I think that is a promising sign.
  • "still having trouble uploading"  
    Can someone help her...
  • I'll help her
  • It's not that hard ...
  • Oh but it is....
  • Share > Twitter > Upload
  • Ya someone help her! Lol
  • Nokia is going to rule the mobile World again, and 1020 is the start...
  • You mean 2013? Jk :P
  • She's going out with the old guy? She seems to have a pretty good body in those shots. :-P Oh yeah, the phone is good. :)
  • I've heard having roughly a billion dollars is good for picking up the pretty ladies. 
  • ^ This this this
  • That's how Anna Nicole got money as well. Damn these old guys! :-P
  • So that's the trick. I've had it all wrong and trying by my good looks alone ;)
  • What are we gonna do when we get old? We've got to start making some money Ryan, our youth wont last.
  • Lottery?
  • Since I have no big ambitions, that seems like the way to go:)
  • You mean pounds?
  • No, he means dollars.  John W. Henry is an American, who owns the Boston Red Sox Baseball team and a co-owner of a NASCAR team, and recently the purchase of the Boston Globe Newspaper.
  • I see one in the hands of ME every day. Love it..
  • Me too. Oh, you mean the phone.
  • You know he's the Red Sox owner also :)
  • And now the Boston Globe as well
  • Yeah I thought it was odd neither of those things were mentioned since it is what Henry is known for.
  • And he should get a RED Lumia 1020 !!
  • Ok, yeah, she's not with him for the money. It's blatantly obvious. I guess I wouldn't care either if i was that old and that rich.
  • So is Jessica Alba going to upgrade her 920?!
  • They better give her one. Paparazzi are always taking her pic. Great exposure.
  • Ah... Those hooker$.... Benjamin Franklin's whisper coming from his wallet makes her so neutral, she forgets that he is so old.. shhh :-)
  • Fuck Liverpool Chelsea fc is the team blue nation
  • Don't be silly, Chelsea has no history lol -- You'll never walk alone!!
  • Chelsea fc 13 trophies in the last 10 years Liverpool has history but no future lol
  • lol .. keep sniffing the glue ..
    Feeling butthurt after the Madrid  bumming ??
  • Not at all that was pre season game didn't mean anything that was not Chelsea starting team no Mata no luiz lampard first 45 in pre season calm down.
  • ^^ Oh dear, ha ha ha
  • Liverpool FC have millions of fans in south east asia.
    If only Nokia would support Liverpool, ManU, Chelsea, etc. with lumia 1020, may be very helpful for sales in south east asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia).
  • How sweet it is!
  • Woot the owner team the Boston Red Sox.....wise man indeed
  • Boston RED Socks owner himself?
    Give him a RED Lumia 1020 !!
  • Picked up two Nokia Lumia 1020 yesterday for me and my wife. Holy crap. Awesome phone. My yellow one is can't miss.
  • It's refreshing to see others with a WP. I see so many iPhones at the airport
  • That's my football team. No wonder they're with the best phone in the business. Lets hope the team plays well next season... Lol
  • Same here mate -- fingers crossed.
  • As an Everton fan, my feelings on Mrs. Henry having a 1020 are mixed. Good to see the positive press though!
  • Go Man City!
  • Oh dear lol