It seems like you can’t escape selfies these days. From television to your phone, the world is taking pictures of itself to share with its friends, and it seems like smartphone companies are getting smarter about giving the people what they want: an easier way to take pictures of themselves. That’s why so many phones come with forward-facing cameras, but Microsoft is doing the competition one better. Microsoft’s new smartphone has a 5 megapixel camera just for taking selfies. That’s more powerful than all the competition.
The phone will be 4.7 inches and is joined by another higher-end Windows Phone in launching soon, but Microsoft employees have been given a sneak preview of the phone. It’s the first designed by Stephen Elop, former Nokia chief who joined up with Microsoft when the company bought out the former phone manufacturer to bolster the Windows Phone division. The first step, apparently, is to design a phone for folks to take pictures of themselves (and maybe occasionally the world around them) without sacrificing power and usefulness.Technorati Tags: microsoft, microsoft phone, microsoft selfie phone, microsoft selfie smartphone, mobile phone, selfie phone, selfie trend, selfies, smartphones