(left to right: product manager Jussi Asikainen, co-inventor Juha Alakarhu, SVP smart devices Jo Harlow, co-inventor Eero Salmelin)
BARCELONA, Spain – Nokia has won the award for “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012” for the Nokia 808 PureView.
Decided by a panel of leading journalists and analysts at the show, it’s an extremely prestigious award and we’re deeply honoured.
Of course, we knew that the Nokia 808 PureView was a very special device.
Check out the video explaining the technology from imaging expert Damian Dinning, our interview with the two creators of the technology or simply feast on the amazing images produced by the device on flickr.
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Jo Harlow, EVP smart devices, told Conversations after picking up the award: “It’s a fantastic award because it signifies that consumer experience counts. It’s about tech, but it’s about how tech is used to make a consumer have a fantastic experience. The imaging is fantastic; the audio is fantastic; the navigation technology is fantastic.
“These are first signals that we are executing against our strategy. That we’re back. That we’re bringing great products to our consumers – and that this is just the beginning. There’s lot more to come.”
Harlow stressed that there was no room for complacency, adding: “We have a lot of work ahead of us. We’re still a challenger, and we are going to operate as we have done in this last year to deliver these great results.”
Later she spoke at the Nokia stand, and handed over the award to co-inventors Juha Alakarhu and Eero Salmelin, thanking the “hundreds of Nokia employees and engineers who have made this great device possible.”