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Just a little quiz. PureView shots from a Nokia device – which one? (and the winner is: Angie!)

I’ve been extremely busy for the past days, so I didn’t find any time to write any of the posts I have in mind – I’m really sorry. Not sure when I will have some more time and peace of mind, so you’ll have to be patient still I’m afraid.

In the meantime, let’s play a little game, shall we? I’ll share some crops until you’re sure which Nokia device you’re looking at, okay? Here’s shot number one… Let me know what you think this is below :-)

Nokia detail 3

These were to be the next hints I had in mind to share…

Nokia detail 1

Nokia detail 2

Nokia detail 6

Nokia detail 4

Stop reading here for a minute… Would you have recognized it by now? I don’t think I would have if I didn’t know it already…

Nokia detail 5

Nokia speaker

So, would you? :-)

I’m SO proud of my communitiy, where some members seem to be even more crazy about Nokia’s design them I am.

And the winner is…, Angie! Both she and later uddhav are right: these are details from a working prototype of the Nokia 7700…

Here are some more crops from the shots Richard Dorman (aka @sheridan01) was kind enough to send me a while ago.




And here’s the device itself… Announced in 2003, cancelled for I don’t know which reason.




And yes, it does still work, after all those years – it’s a Nokia after all! :-)


These devices are of course extremely rare – this is the only working prototype I’ve ever seen in fact. Personally, I only have a “dummy”.

But this morning, after seeing that two of my visitors actually saw where the very first detail came from, it suddenly hit me: I realized that although you’ll recognize every Nokia directly being of the Nokia brand, they are in fact all different – you can recognize each and every specific device by a minute design detail.

And it took me 15 years to realize that… Maybe I’ll continue this little quiz to prove it. Would you like that? Of course, it will be PureView details :-)

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20 Responses

  1. mike

    This is amazing!!! Did Nokia produce such a device?!! Wow! Of course I remember some more “futuristic” devices that weren’t for sale, too. Back in 2007 I think (flexile wearable green devices)…

  2. uddhav

    Yup, its Nokia 7700. Took a lot of time to find it :/

  3. Angie

    Nokia 7700?

  4. Ziad Mohamed

    808 Pureview or Lumia 1020 with shutter button pressed :D

  5. Lumia 1020 at 400 ISO and 1/30 sec

    • Anna

      I guess he meant “which PureView device is on this picture”, not “which PureView device made this photo”, because this information is in EXIF… but in the first moment I understood it the same way.

      • Marc @PureViewClub

        You’re right, sorry about the misunderstanding, I never realized it could be read the other way around.

  6. Where do you see something like that on 808 or 1520? LOL

    I’m looking for it for about 30 min now, can’t find!
    Rotation is correct? Menu on the left?

    Next button is some option key I guess…

  7. re_c

    Hmm, symbian sign, glassy look of keys (liked that on my sx1). May be newer N/E -Series, but also 5xxx or xpress music got this look. Hard one. Maybe n93i , not sure ?
    I would kill to get an n93i with its lens and bigger sensor as 808 with hard and software of 1020 :) But exact the design of n93, this is a dream *-*

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      You understood wrong as well: I tried to make people guess which device I was capturing, and not capturing with.

      But this finally made me decide to work on some kind of a blindfold test in the near future. I’m not too fond of those tests myself, but it might be interesting to try for once :-)

  8. x304

    i guess its 808

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      Sorry, I asked which device I was capturing, not with which device I took the shot.