The prototype Nokia Lumia 920 certainly features the kind of camera technology that deserves some hype. It's just too bad that Nokia decided to lie when it was hyping it. We're hoping that the Optical Image Stabilization on video will be equally impressive on production hardware — but it's much harder to take it on faith that it will be after all the recent drama. That's a pity, because everything we experienced last night makes us think that Nokia's hardware deserved much better than what Nokia's marketing team did to it.
In essence, the photograph quality in low-light is utterly deserving of praise and plaudits. And yet, thanks to Nokia's misguided marketing department, the significance of these photographic innovations has been woefully undercut.
Although I doubt the average consumer walking into an AT&T store will be fully aware of the controversy, the tough-to-crack technologist community is unquestionable alert to such matters. While concerns over Nokia's claims have been dispelled, it's still disheartening to perceive such desperation in its marketing materials.
I imagine someone will be making a hastened and unwilling exit from Nokia in very short order, indeed.