Nokia Lumia 1020: Here’s Your Haystack Needle-Finder

We’ve all lost plenty of needles in haystacks, especially since the whole barnyard sewing craze swept the nation; but now there’s finally a phone that can find the needle for you. The Lumia 1020 Windows smartphone ($300, AT&T exclusive) boasts a second-generation 41 megapixel-image sensor, Zeiss optics, xenon flash, and an assortment of impressive camera specs. Nokia’s so high on the camera capabilities with the 1020, they actually demoed the device zooming in on a picture of a haystack and finding the needle. Of course needle-peeping is also made easier on the 1020’s 4.5-inch Super Amoled-Gorilla Glass-protected display.

Nokia Lumia 920

The rumors of Nokia’s next flagship Windows phone being a 2-inch flip model powered by the Commodore 64’s 8-bit processor are absolutely… false! In fact, the Lumia 920, a Windows 8 phone, will feature a curved, Gorilla Glass-coated 4.5-inch display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

But it’s the next-level camera quality that has lots of techies excited. The 920’s 8-megapixel camera has optical image stabilization, promising to make your videos a much smoother watch, as well as improved low light capabilities. The phone also supports built-in wireless charging, so your fear of plugging small things into small holes can get a much-needed breather. No word yet on pricing, but it’ll probably cost more than that rumored version of the phone we told you about. There had to be a catch.

Nokia 808 PureView

As you’ve probably gathered by now, camera quality in cellphones is not all about the number of pixels. But man, it’s tough to deny 41 million of ’em when they’re knocking on your door. That’s how many the Nokia 808 PureView brings to the table before oversampling the image data and generating a roughly 5 MP-sized photo that promises to be breathtaking. If for some ungodly reason you think that picture of you shirtless in the bathroom mirror is poster worthy, by all means, tap into the PureView’s ability to snap a 38 MP shot and blow it up with absolutely no loss of detail. Or just blow it up. Kaboom.

Check out sample shots below.

Nokia Lumia 900

Call us crazy, but we think Nokia’s Lumia 900 LTE  – unveiled on stage today at CES 2012 – is gonna double, if not triple the amount of Windows Phone owners. Yes, from 11 people to like, at least 22 people. Kidding! (kind of) Both Microsoft and Nokia are banking on the new handset to win over a lot of people this year, what with its 1.4GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss f2.2/28mm rear camera, and a 4.3-inch AMOLED display. You’ll also get a 1-megapixel front-facing camera with an f2.4 lens to work seamlessly with the built-in Tango application. Of course, AT&T is also touting the introduction of LTE support, and we’re expecting a big ad blitz to push this baby off the shelves over the next 365. By the way, if you plan to literally push a baby off a shelf, you probably wanna refrain from an advertising campaign with that.