Nokia in new stunt to pump up its mega-cameraphones

Lumia users enticed with up to £20,000/$33,500 in prize money

taken in brazil with a lumia 920

Finnish handset manufacturer, Nokia, appears to be making even more strenuous efforts to pump up its range of Lumia mega-cameraphones. Handsets like the Lumia 1020 and its successor, the Lumia 1050 boast a mind-boggling 41 megapixel camera. That’s not to say the cameras in other Lumia handsets aren’t up to scrathc because they are. Anyway, the handset supplier has come up in the UK with the Lumia Win Win Project. Beat the professionals using a Lumia cameraphone, and will match the prize money exactly. Although the samll print says the maximum payout is £20,000 ($33,500).

Nokia says anyone who wins one of the prestigious photography competitions it names using a Lumia,will effectively double their prize money.

The company names four upcoming competitions (which we assume are UK orientated) and the list includes the Travel Photographer of the Year which closes in October [2014].

Pragmatists will realise that they can get a Lumia 1020 for a mere £325 SIM-free and use it solely as their digital camera.

Never mind the fact that it is a Windows Phone handset and the number of apps available for it pale into significance besides Android and iOS.

Whilst you’re about it you might as well download the Scoopshot app which boasts  WP7.8 and WP8 comparability and is available here.

That app turns its users into amateur paparazzi. So it is worth hanging out where the celebs are with your 41 megapixel Lumia in your hands.

Nokia/Microsoft shocked us when it finally came out with an Android handset – although it is based on the Android Open Source Project rather than being fully Google compatible.

Could we ever see a 41 megapixel Android handset from Nokia.  Who knows?

About Hans Cett

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC - http://countdown2mwc.wordpress.com/
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