Imagine, on a "serious" Nikon forum, discussing camera phones, and Nikon does not make phones.
really really interesting to Nikon owners and users.
You're only half-right, in that they don't make phones. This user, at least, finds it interesting, especially given Nikon's recent partnership with a phone manufacturer (the specific one escapes me at the moment, but it was on the main blog some months back).
This points up a few possibilities: Nikon providing either the "guts" or the processor (or perhaps optics, such as there are) to the phone manufacturer, or the phone manufacturer providing some kind of WiFi stuff to Nikon.
Gelu, to your original point: The sensor will no doubt help, but there are still too many issues with these, I think, to make them all that useful for serious photography. For instance:
*Minimal image processing
I can't see a phone manufacturer seriously addressing most of this stuff, because to do it right, you'd have to graft a $200+ phone onto a $200-300+ camera. Theoretically doable, but I think a lot of people would balk at the cost... all the more so because anyone who's going to buy a higher-end phone generally is the type to upgrade relatively frequently, and that gets into some serious money. I think your causal shooter isn't going to spring for that kind of cash, and your more serious shooter is going to look at that as money that's better spent on lenses, bodies, and the like.