The Burning Platform has got a bit more interesting recently, with the introduction of the fantastic Nokia 808 PureView. But the SDK is as stubborn as before: Windows or bust.
For developers who made the switch to Mac ages ago, virtualization is the only option. However, the latest Nokia Connectivity Cable drivers don't work under Parallels, and didn't work under VMware Fusion either - until recently.
So the good news is that VMware has fixed the issue in the latest Fusions. Mine is version 4.1.1 (build 536016), and the USB cable drivers finally work! Tested with Nokia N8 and C7, and hopefully they will work with the new monster camera phone as well.