Microsoft borks up Nokia Lumia photos on WindowsPhone.com

Take a look at the image below, notice a few extra buttons across the bottom? The Nokia devices on the WindowsPhone.com have a few extra buttons on the home screen that, well, don't really exist on the screens shown. The buttons, highlighted in red below, appear on Microsoft's WindowsPhone website and are most likely the result of a Photoshop gone wrong.

Is this a major screw up? Certainly not as we have seen iOS screens get ported on to Android products previously. But, for Microsoft, who is heavily invested into Nokia and its own Windows Phone platform, you would think that they would notice this error. 

It's a small error in the scope of the website but does go to show what happens when you don't have native screenshot capabilities. Without that feature, someone must doctor up the photo and in this case, added a few extra buttons to the platform.

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remixedcat said,
the white one looks like a toy cellphone for little kids. LOL.

Yeah, it's not my taste, but I think it's going to be popular among girls...

Wow, so some person in marketing or at a marketing agency that might have been employed by Microsoft or Nokia messed up a graphic...

The HORROR, and right after Halloween too!

This proves WP7 is horrible and doomed to fail and taking Nokia down the drain with it.

*geesh*

Neowin, Really?

I've been seeing a lot of mistakes on the Lumina mock-ups. Before the phone was announced, it even convinced me that some of the mock-ups were hoaxes.

This is probably done and approved by people in marketing who for the most part won't catch details like this. Those of us who do not use Windows Phone won't even notice, let alone care. Not a big deal. Find something else to talk about.

KingCrimson said,
Goes to show how Microsoft never pays attention to all the little details.

Microsoft is looking very closely at the little details for Windows Phone. It's the marketing department that fails. Fails them every time.

rfirth said,

Microsoft is looking very closely at the little details for Windows Phone. It's the marketing department that fails. Fails them every time.

+1

come on we all know they were using developer builds of the phones,... with debug buttons enabled.. right, guys? ...... guys?

"It's a small error in the scope of the website but does go to show what happens when you don't have native screenshot capabilities."

I don't think that feature would help taking a photo of the phone though.

ShadowPHP said,
"It's a small error in the scope of the website but does go to show what happens when you don't have native screenshot capabilities."

I don't think that feature would help taking a photo of the phone though.

No, but you could just grab a screenshot and use that, angled, rather than this mess

duddit2 said,

No, but you could just grab a screenshot and use that, angled, rather than this mess


Doesn't matter. You can always just take a screenshot from the emulator - it does have that functionality built-in, new to Mango.

ShadowPHP said,
"It's a small error in the scope of the website but does go to show what happens when you don't have native screenshot capabilities."

I don't think that feature would help taking a photo of the phone though.

Exactly. Not to say even that Microsoft doesn't have the ability to do screenshots either.

I really thought that was a weird comment. I don't think screenshot support is the problem here.

streetw0lf said,
If the pics above were taken from the site mentioned, they have been fixed as far as the angles go.

Nope, the buttons are still there.

Those are atrocious 'shops anyway. The angles are all off. Those can't possibly be the final pictures - somehow, WIPs made their way online.