F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen believes Nokia Lumia 920's camera is "real good"

Finland Formular 1 racing driver Heikki Kovalainen has published some photos taken on a Nokia Lumia 920 to Twitter. That's not entirely 'newsworthy' on its own, right? Well, Kovalainen subsequently replied to a tweet sent from a follower, asking if the shots were taken with a Nokia Lumia smartphone, with positive feedback on experience with the camera. 

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We've previously shouted from the rooftop of the tallest skyscrapers in the world just how good Nokia's PureView technology is when using a Lumia 920 in low-light conditions. Nokia has also run some tests asking consumers to try and best the 920 with a competitor smartphone. Check out one of the shots he published on Twitter photos (opens in new tab) captured on the Windows Phone:

It's nice to see these type of endorsements.  American businessman Mark Cuban also revealed he's sporting a Lumia 920 in an AMA (As Me Anything) session on Reddit, which adds to the list (with Kovalainen) of celebrities who are playing a part in the marketing of Windows Phone.

via: NokiaPowerUser; thanks, a2k, for the tip!

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  • Nice!
  • I think the Forbes guy does not know him too or thinks he does not how to drive :P
  • i know what you mean, man.. haha
  • Oh now we got a F1 on our side :D WINDOWS PHONE !
  • Sweet!
  • Who cares!!!!
  • So do i
  • Heikki! I hope he gets a seat next year. He's a good driver and a cool guy.
  • One of the nicest people in F1.  Certainly can win races with the right drive.  Wanted him to land at Sauber, but whatever...
  • He'll be right where he is next year though he deserves a better seat, maybe Ferrari after they kick Massa to the curb.
  • Let me know when Kimi Raikkonen and Mika Hakkinen weigh in.  :Þ
  • Kimi known for his straight talking ;)
  • Actually it's a finnish thing, people don't like bulls**t here(in Finland), all conversations are straight to the point. :)
  • Yup... Finnish people are crap for Smalltalk, but serve a Vodka and they're experts;) Greetings from Norway (And I really like Finnish people)
  • "I know what I am doing. Leave me alone."
  • Haha! Great to see F1 fans on here
  • And here's another from the US!
  • That was a great moment
  • I'm still getting a little blur with my 920's camera after the update. Does anyone know how to fix this?
  • Keep your arm still :P
  • Well that really doesn't say much for the optical image stabilization if that's the case. I usually keep my arms a still ass possibly. I shouldn't have to be more still with the 920 than my old Focus right?
  • A little shake here and there does not effect a 920 picture. You must have something else wrong with your phone.
  • That was a rhetorical question.. I know its not shake because I've seen the ois in action. My point is that further optimization of the software may be necessary.
  • You're holding it wrong. ;)
  • Lol... Fortunately Nokia/MS are not like apple who accuse customers.....
  • haha sorry, I was being a smartarse and didn't mean it seriously. Ummm make sure you're focusing before taking the photo (with a half-press of the button) or tapping on the area of the screen that you want it focus.
  • Did you take off the clear sticker?
  • If you accidentally touched the camera lens, the grese from fingers left on lens can causes blur. Try clean the lens.
  • Me too, my first generation Focus takes better pictures. And the constant red eye when using the flash is unacceptable.
  • Have you tried cleaning the lens?
  • As Me Anything...
  • Thank you!  I thought I was the only one that was bugged by the typo!
  • I want to ass you a few questions!
  • Ok we all know nokia camera is awesome
  • Yes it is! Can't wait to get one soon!
  • Thanks for the wallpaper!
  • Just made it mine as well!
  • We don't need him to tell us the camera is good ....we already know.
  • LOL who is this guy? 
  • David McCallum?
  • Sure looks him, doens't he?
  • A vary young version of a Man from U.N.C.L.E. ;)
  • That photo looks sweet and glorious. Will just try out Lumia 920 for camera alone!
  • Sorry for pointing it out but isn't Formular 1? Supposed to be spelt Formula 1, lol formulate then edit ;)
  • Not even a recent photo of this great driver ;)
  • I never read the article. His Stewie Griffin head is freaking me out.
  • Alls we need now is matt kenseth in our side in the #20 home depot Toyota. Mabey they can add wireless charging to it.
  • Seriously, this is news?
  • So when will ING come out with their online banking app. ABN Amro and Rabobank already have theirs.
  • LOL apparently it is
  • I had a little update in September on my HTC Titan and my camera is better than before in low-light condition :P More realistic ^_^
  • Black...?
  • Here's a cool commercial he did for a Finnish mobile company, Fonecta. Maybe he can do one for Nokia also, using Fido's state of the art FX tech.
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  • I go by WWPHU when considering electronics - What would Paris Hilton use?
  • Now for the official F1 timing app to make its way to WP and I'll be happy. Keep Instagram and give me that.
  • Is everybody so blind that they can't see this was staged by Nokia PR! Go on text the F1 guy and ask to tweet to confirm that he hasn't been paid to promote Nokia or MS, you won't like the answer.