Nokia's Kevin Shields and Microsoft's Joe Belfiore sit down for a Lumia 1020 Q&A

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore and Nokia's Kevin Shields sat down with Michael Stroh to talk about the new Lumia 1020 and its 41MP sensor. The interview concentrates on the collaboration between the two companies and how it figured into today's announcement in New York. Ready to learn more about Windows Phone and Nokia?

Questions include specific examples of how the collaboration between the two companies has worked and how the OS itself has helped. The answers are both insightful and provide a small peep hole into what we can expect from Nokia and Microsoft in the future. We'll not copy and paste the Q&A so be sure to check out the full read over on the Windows Phone Blog.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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  • Question.. Can I get a 1020 for free❔
    Answer...... Why yes you can Rodney❕❕
  • You'll have to get in line behind me, I'm afraid!
  • Where is this line so I can queue up?
  • In Zimbabwe
  • I have no idea why, but I found this comment hilarious, lol.
  • I couldn´t stop laughing myself.... I think it´s because they are very poor over there, like not being able to buy food poor and we are talking about a 700$ phone... That is why it is hilarious... like very poor people hosting a line to get Lumias 1020s. It´s like Mercedes giving away free cars in lets say Mozambique
  • It's only because one person there can buy one. :D
  • Redmond my friend.. :P
  • Why are people lining up behind you?  Whare are they doing to you?  Now that's scary!  j/k
  • Ewwww! I'm in the wrong line.
  • I'll create a line behind you then? :-P
  • Pause...
  • Hilarious!!
  • Ohhhh... Lol❕
  • Lol!
  • Full resolution photo sample?
  • The worst part about having a 41mp phone is my is battery going to die cause I'm going to taking so many pictures of other people
  • Im definitely going to need that power pack, snap snap snap lol....*KARATE CHOPS HTC ULTRA PIXEL CAMERA*
  • Legally, right?
  • Didn't really know how to message you, but Talk.To announced this morning that they will stop supporting 3rd party messenging services like Facebook, Google, and MSN. Bummer...

  • Question, why did they price it on AT&T to fail?
  • It is the same price as the 32GB iPhone 5...
  • iPhone can afford that because they are well established. Windows Phone & Nokia are still working to establish themselves as a true competitor & the price point might scare ppl off before they even try it.
  • because the camera makers beg AT&T not to destroy their point and shoot camera market.
  • Can they please hurry up with GDR2 and GDR3 already?  Quite frankly their GDR2 update should've been out back in April-May.   Now it's looking like August which makes GDR3 late in the year with 8.1, when, next March?   Come on guys, hurry it up already.
  • A specific date for amber updates?
  • On three and phones4u in the uk
  • Any hints of it ever being avail as unlocked for rest of networks, sprunt or bigred?
  • Obvious questions: Storage! SD card! AT&T Exclusives. If you expect any real answers then prepare to be disappointed. Go to the Nokia conversations blog and see the Q&A post for the 925 to see what I'm talking about. The Lumia 1020 is a AMAZING phone but I'm just saying be prepared for disappointing obvious answers.
  • So the question is: will the pro camera app be available to the 920. I would like to use this gorgeous UI
  • I dont think any such thing was announced or even planned. The 925 comes with the same windows build with nokia amber update and it doesn't have the pro camera so I doubt itll come to 920 any time soon...if ever.
  • It was in one of the articles today. It's coming.
  • Question : How do you explain a 41MP camera on a Nokia Windows Phone to an Android/iOS user? Answer: Innovation!
  • No need to explain. Take a picture, show the user and then zoom in. Take another picture, show the user, then zoom out. They'll get the message.
  • Lol Innovation... Yeah they'll hate that word coming from us.
  • Someone should have asked Mr. Sheilds where he found time to work on this amazing camera phone while simultaneously breaking a 22 year silence with the new MBV album.
  • The Lumia 1020 is listed on the Microsoft Store website and will be available for preorder on the 16th. Supposedly, you can the camera grip for free if you buy the phone through Microsoft. Also, they have 32gb and 64gb listed under the specs. Whether that means they'll be offering the 64gb version, I don't know. Here's the link:
  • Are they drinking rosé? Really?