Lumia 900 video chat demo contains FaceTime graphics

Samsung is often accused by Apple of lifting ideas for their smartphones, but now Nokia may have good reason to be targeted as well. Blink and you might miss it, but the official website for the Nokia Lumia 900 contains something that may draw the heat from Apple. The demo of the Tango video chat application rolled into their release of Windows Phone 7 contains the camera button graphics used to flip from the front to back camera in Apple's iOS.

It would appear however that this icon has been included in use on the Tango software prior to this, as evidenced in this video released by the Windows Phone 7 team on YouTube.

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wixostrix said,
Umm... Nokia has nothing to do with the development of the Tango
Well, part of the Microsoft Nokia deal was that Nokia get and Microsoft will develop Windows Phone. A lot of people fail to notice that part of the agreement. Strange for a Microsoft site to overlook this part of the deal.

The announcement, which was initially announced in February, noted that the deal was signed ahead of schedule, ensures that both companies will contribute to the development of the new ecosystem but also highlighted that Nokia and Microsoft had already made “significant progess” on the development of the first Nokia products incorporating the Windows Phone platform.

http://thenextweb.com/microsof...efinitive-agreement-signed/

UndergroundWire said,
Well, part of the Microsoft Nokia deal was that Nokia get and Microsoft will develop Windows Phone. A lot of people fail to notice that part of the agreement. Strange for a Microsoft site to overlook this part of the deal.

I was referring to the video calling app Tango, not the Windows Phone Tango update. I am aware the Nokia is contributing to the development process. They are also contributing their own services and technologies that all WP OEMs can take advantage of, for example, Nokia Maps.

DKAngel said,
yet ios5 can lift things from android and noone gives a ****?

^This.

It's not news, probably some marketing company that put this together and just used iOS screenshots. I see it all the time on PCs in magazines with screenshots of Mac OS edited onto them.

DKAngel said,
yet ios5 can lift things from android and noone gives a ****?

Just to play devil's advocate, Android is open source so that's OK. Apple didn't steal code.

It's saddening really how other vendors keep using iOS and Mac OS X artwork in promotional material in an attempt to make their own products look better.

.Neo said,
It's saddening really how other vendors keep using iOS and Mac OS X artwork in promotional material in an attempt to make their own products look better.

This is Tango using those graphics, not Nokia. Tango is multi-platform so I guess they are just keeping things 'uniform', but it doesn't suit WP.

cleverclogs said,

This is Tango using those graphics, not Nokia. Tango is multi-platform so I guess they are just keeping things 'uniform', but it doesn't suit WP.

Agreed. They should use icons that match each OS.

.Neo said,
It's saddening really how other vendors keep using iOS and Mac OS X artwork in promotional material in an attempt to make their own products look better.

actually it makes it look worse cause it doesn't suit.

UndergroundWire said,

Why would they add Skype? It's not like they own it. Oh wait, what?

When will Microsoft release Windows Live apps for Android... its not like they are making a "Windows Phone 7 Tablet"... oh wait.....

xbamaris said,

When will Microsoft release Windows Live apps for Android... its not like they are making a "Windows Phone 7 Tablet"... oh wait.....

You missed my sarcasm.