“Amid Nokia’s flurry of press today — if you haven’t heard, they released a new flagship phone along with some other gear — one video advertisement in particular caught our eye,” T.C. Sottek reports for The Verge.

“In the ad, Nokia shows off the PureView’s image stabilization technology,” Sottek reports. “The opening segment (which, importantly, isn’t qualified by a ‘screen images simulated’ notice), shows a young man and woman cheerily riding bikes along a scenic river. As he films her breezily laughing, the ad shows side-by-side video — obviously intended to represent the phone’s video capabilities. On the left, Nokia shows the non-stabilized version, which, predictably, looks terrible, and on the right the ad shows the perfectly smooth capture, purportedly enabled by Nokia’s optical image stabilization technology.”

Sottek reports, “The only problem is that the video is faked.”

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