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Why have Nokia 808 PureView pictures disappeared from Facebook? (Updated)

There is growing unrest among Nokia 808 PureView users who see their complete picture galleries disappear from Facebook. The discussion has been going on on Twitter since a few days.

Let me just quote one of many complaints, by Marco Ferrari:On Nokia 808 Pureview with Belle FP2 is not possible anymore to upload to Facebook, please fix it asap“. Two minutes later he posts: “No more picture upload on Facebook but the worst is that entire Album Nokia 808 Pictures is lost!!!” And he links to – who else – Steve Litchfield writing about the issue here at AllAboutSymbian marcoferrari Steve writes: “Internet services, it seems, just can’t resist fiddling with their APIs. And clearly something at Facebook’s end has been tweaked just a little, since the social image sharing built into Gallery on Symbian Belle FP2 now doesn’t work anymore. Symbian Developers does report that all still works for Belle FP1 and before though, ‘thanks to Nokia Social’ being used instead for the sharing bit.

The issue has been discussed on Nokia Discussions and on Symbian Developers. Especially on Nokia Discussions, people are extremely disappointed to say the least – I guess they are trying to stay polite, being on a Nokia Forum, the reactions on AllAboutSymbian are a bit more emtional I might add. More info and several updates after the break!

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Celebrating 6600 Twitter followers with Nokia Time Warp XV: unpacking the Nokia 6600

You may know I have a thing with numbers. It’s been a while: on January 30 this year I celebrated the fact the PureViewClub reached 5110 followers on Twitter. I did so with one of my “Nokia Time Warps” – unpacking old Nokia devices like they are new, capturing that “special moment” with the newest PureView device.

Now it’s August and this community has reached well over 6600 followers – so here it is, the next Nokia Time Warp, this time with the Nokia 6600! This one is from 10 years ago. Chief designer Frank Nuovo and his team already thought of some amazing designs with the Nokia 5510, 7650 (my first Time Warp), 3650, 8600, N-Gage and the related 3300.

In those days, it looked like not every device really needed to be succesfull. Those were the days: Nokia was proud market leader anyway, it didn’t really matter if one device appeared to be less popular than another (but the N-Gage has been an painful failure to enter the game market). Anyway, it was very much about unique design, diversification and brand awareness. Most important thing was you could by a unique Nokia to fit your style and needs.

The Nokia 6600 was part of that period. Definitely a mobile phone, but unlike any other one we’ve seen until then. I never owned it until about half a year ago, planning to write this article :-) The box is not immaculate (it has some spots), but it will have to do. It’s getting harder and harder to get to these devices at all. Most important to me is the package is complete and you can get the feeling what it was like unpacking this, in 2003/2004…

These shots were all captured with the Nokia Lumia 930. First of all, the pretty lady in the laboratory, holding the fruit of her visionary imagination.

Nokia 6600 - 1

Since as you can see on the back of the box: vision becomes reality…

Nokia 6600 - 2

I seriously wonder what it must have felt like to see this, ten years ago…

Nokia 6600 - 3

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An Amsterdam Afternoon – with Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 (bonus shots)

In my previous two posts I concentrated on the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and LG G3, since these are the most recent smartphone cameras. But I knew it would be a matter of time before people would ask me to include the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 as well, so I anticipated a bit an brought those two as well (I aim to please as you probably know :-)

I have to admit I didn’t get all scenes with all 5 devices. In fact, this kind of weather can be pretty frustrating, since the light changes so fast you sometimes you don’t have time enough to switch devices. In other words: a bright sunny scene can become very dark within 10 seconds or so. And of course, you can wait for the light to change back, but that can a lot of time as well.

So I planned to get as much comparable shots as I could. In this post you will see most of the scenes you already know, now captured with the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020.

First, the resized versions coming from the 808 PureView (8MP) and Lumia 1020 (5MP)

1 Near Amsterdam CS - Nokia 808 PureView 8MP 1 Near Amsterdam CS - Nokia Lumia 1020 5MP

Next, the crops from this scene. Lumia 1020 5MP first.

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An Amsterdam Afternoon – with Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and LG G3 (2)

Like I wrote yesterday, I visited Amsterdam in company of the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom en LG G3 – see the first part of this post. I wrote about the typical Dutch kind of great weather; bright sunlight and the kind of heavy clouds. In this second post you’ll see one of the lesser known Amsterdam canals and… some colorful Spanish peppers.

The Amsterdam canal was captured during a longer period without direct sunlight – so these shots present a more or less fair comparison I’d say. Let’s see them in the same order as the previous ones: Nokia Lumia 930 (5MP), LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.

4 Canal - Nokia Lumia 930 5MP4 Canal - LG G3 4 Canal - Samsung Galaxy K ZoomAgain, the Lumia 930 shows the “darkest” result and the G3 seems to shows a bit more contrast than the K Zoom. Let’s have a look at the crops in the usual order (from 5MP to 16MP that is). So Lumia 930 first. I focused on the boats, so that’s where I’ll look for the details in the crops.

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An Amsterdam Afternoon – with Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and LG G3 (1)

Recently I received an official version of Nokia’s Lumia 930 and the all new LG G3, so together with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom I had enough reason to visit Amsterdam once again in search of some interesting shots to compare.

It was the typical Dutch kind of great weather; bright sunlight and the kind of heavy clouds many Dutch painters are famous for, so it wasn’t always possible to wait for the exact same lighting conditions. Nevertheless I made several dozens of shots and I spent last evening selecting the ones most interesting for you.

You’ll see four scenes: a tall ship near Amsterdam Central Station, a shopping window from a second hand store, a lesser known one of Amsterdam famous canals and some colorful Spanish peppers on my plate after my too spicy dinner at a Thai restaurant that afternoon. Two wide shots and two close-ups so to say. I’ll need two posts to share all I captured in Amsterdam. Here we go.

First, the resized version of the view on the tall ship in the Amsterdam harbour, captured from the far end of Amsterdam Central Station – this was captured with the Nokia Lumia 930 (set to sunny).

1 Near Amsterdam CS - Nokia Lumia 930 5MPNext, you’ll see the resized versions of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (in that order, both on automatic settings).

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Very short comparison – Nokia 808 PureView, Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

This is just an extremely comparison, including the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. I didn’t have the Lumia 930 yet so I couldn’t bring it to France. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is still on Developer’s Preview software, so not the official Cyan version it is on now (still need to test it).

As you know, I was on holiday and comparisons take time – not just in editing the results, but capturing them as well. So I kept my PureViewClub’s work to a minimum this year, and I didn’t bring all devices on every trip either. You’ll see just one scene  from Southern France: a house I’d love to be able to buy one day :-)

It’s a  private house in Moliet-et-Maa, a village near the French Atlantic coast so small you’ll have a hard time finding any information about it at all. This is the resized version of the 38MP result I got from the Lumia 1020.

Nokia Lumia 1020 - Moliets-et-Maa - 38MP

If I remember correctly, I put all devices on “sunny”, but I’m not 100% sure and the Galaxy K Zoom doesn’t show in the EXIF file. I did put that on ISO 100 though, just like the Lumia 1020. The Nokia 808 PureView shows ISO 64, so I guess I forgot to put that on ISO 100 after all.

Anyway, results are generally comparable and here I will only share the crops from all three. First, the Lumia 1020 in 5MP.

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