FINNISH mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has being caught out for not disclosing that video shot by one of its new smartphones was shot with another camera.
Overnight in New York, Nokia announced two new smartphones, the Lumia 820 and 920, that will use the Windows 8 Phone operating system.
At an event that included appearances by Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop and Microsoft’s boss Steve Ballmer, one of the smartphone’s features on display was optical image stabilisation (OIS) on its rear camera. It allows for sharper photography in low-light conditions.
Separately to the launch, Nokia has been promoting the benefits of the phone’s camera in an online video in a split screen presentation showing OIS switched on and off.
However website The Verge noticed the reflection of a normal camera in a trailer in the background as a cyclist pedaled past it.
The discovery has led to a quick apology by Nokia which admitted the video had not been taken by its new phone after all.
Seems Nokia is run by complete idiots these days.