Stephen Elop gets interviewed by Engadget using a Lumia 920 for video
Engadget is playing around in Helsinki these days and hanging out with Nokia. They just posted a 12 minute video interview with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who gave the usual Nokia lines for their company, boasting about location services, the Lumia brand, working with Microsoft and more.
Elop even faced some tough questions about HTC's recent new Windows Phone 8 lineup and whether or they copied Nokia (or at the very least, were inspired).
While no new nuggets of information really came forward, the more impressive part is that the video for the interview was shot completely on a Lumia 920 (audio was done via regular microphones). While the video quality is no highend HD Sony cam, it's not half bad for a camera phone, actually it's pretty great for a prototype. We especially like the color saturation and white balance and clearly its stable.
Check out the interview and sound off in comments.
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The two creatures on their heads never moved either... that was fascinating.
I am pleased by that interview and the quality of the questions asked. Just wish Microsoft would finally announce all the actual features included in the OS and an actual release date of the L920.
Born a guy, transgendered to girl.
I have to imagine she gets confused for a guy all the time though and either likes/doesn't mind the attention that her look gets her. Same if a dude wears a dress, he can't very well get upset when you say he looks like a girl, now can he...
Looks aside, they are excited for WP and you gotta love that.
Do you think that they want to release a super high end phone? Like 820, 920 and 1020? I'm not sure anymore if I should buy the 920 as soon as it is released...
Agreed...you can't be looking out more than 6 months or else you will never own anything. I am expecting that to more so reference the "930" that will inevitably come out sometime in 2013.
Also liked the interview. Thought his answer was very good considering the HTC question. It verifies what I was thinking with HTC using the Windows Phone branding - that Nokia prefers to have the Lumia branding as a premium name.
I was on the fence when HTC announced the 8X, but have since come back and am determined to get the Lumia 920. The camera, the superfast screen, the wireless charging, and the Nokia software (City Lens being a big part of that) really have brought me down onto Nokia's side.
Barring a major suprise, I think the Lumia 920 will be the best smartphone out when it launches. I also love the positive press and would not be surprised if many declare it beats out the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III head-to-head.
Also... it's possible the guy holding the camera just hasn't had his morning coffee and is a little jittery.