lumia1020droneWell this has to be one of the more awesome and most expensive smartphone hardware additions I’ve ever seen.

lehmannaviation1French company Lehmann Aviation is selling a drone called the LA300 that attaches to the new Nokia Lumia 1020 device (which features a 41-megapixel camera) and can film footage/take photos from more than nine miles in the air at up to 49 MPH for 30 minutes.

It gets better — the drone completely flies itself. All you need is a Windows 8 tablet and Lehmann’s OperationCenter app to program a flight path. That data is sent to the drone via Wi-Fi, and from there, you just sit back and let your new eye in the sky do the work.

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Lehmann’s OperationCenter app lets you program a flight path for the LA300 drone.

The only downside? You’ll have to shell out about $6,500 for one of these bad boys.

H/T WPCentral

Previously on GeekWire: Hello, Lumia 1020! Windows Phone gets Hipstamatic Oggl, partial Instagram integration

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  • AppFanBoy

    Holy crap.. this is the first big reason for me to swtich to WP.. that thing is epic! Live Tiles and drones here I come!

  • Don

    Cool as hell! However, it says “the only downside” is the $6,500. Actually, the major flaw is basing this on a Nokia phone that no one owns and requiring a Windows table which no one owns.

    • domi1kenobi

      Clearly you haven’t noticed the uprising of the WP8 platform.

    • ImGonaWreckIt

      By Windows Tablet…they actually mean a device running Windows 8…. and the Nokia Lumia 1020 is actually the only phone with high enough resolution for this…Can you imagine using 5mp on a drone? LOLOLOL

  • powers

    No wonder people are switching to cool WP phones

    • choco

      WP8 comes with its multiple problems

      • Midget

        Like?

  • vince71

    Fantastic !

  • Eric Needle

    Camera is amazing. Flight programming looks refined. The $6500 price tag is steep, especially compared to quad-copters.

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