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Nokia 808 Pureview with 41MP camera to sell for $699 unlocked in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2012 19:21 User comments (9)

Nokia 808 Pureview with 41MP camera to sell for $699 unlocked in U.S. As expected, Nokia has launched the 808 Pureview for the United States.
The device is notable because it runs Nokia's discontinued Symbian operating system and also includes a 41MP camera sensor. The average smartphone in the U.S. has an 8MP sensor.

Nokia has made the product page available for the U.S.. The phone will eventually sell through Amazon for $699, unlocked for GSM carriers.

The device will work on T-Mobile and AT&T's 3G radio bands.

Pre-orders begin this week but there is no word yet on actual release.

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9 user comments

119.6.2012 22:03

why they have not got Android on it is just stupid.

219.6.2012 23:24

They don't have Android on it because at the time the phone was in actual development, Nokia was still trying to keep Symbian alive.

320.6.2012 0:23

I'd consider this phone for fun if it was sub $450...

Any hopes of Android breaking its way onto this?

420.6.2012 1:00

If the phone is rooted, probably.

520.6.2012 3:59

Originally posted by Bozobub:
They don't have Android on it because at the time the phone was in actual development, Nokia was still trying to keep Symbian alive.
Neither windows phone, iOS, or android are advanced enough to handle such raw photography encoding/decoding. Even nOkias CEO said so. Also, this phone offers a lot more than its high mega pixel camera. As usual a lot of customers are misinformed. With symbian you can use Nokia maps in over 100 countries with or without a SIM card, the audio chip in this phone goes unrivaled for clarity. Those are just a few of the features but most people prefer what they can consume in apps(angry bird, Facebook) and content(Netflix) than function.

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620.6.2012 6:57

Android can't handle raw images? No, Nokia just thinks all Android apps are java. Android is linux, if you need it to do something and you have both root and hardware control, it can be done.



720.6.2012 10:24

If a multi-core Linux computer (what an Android phone essentially is) can't handle the raw images from a 41-megapixel source, nothing can.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jun 2012 @ 11:36

820.6.2012 12:57

41 MP lol, that's when you know technology is been wasted.



929.6.2012 1:04

Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
They don't have Android on it because at the time the phone was in actual development, Nokia was still trying to keep Symbian alive.
Neither windows phone, iOS, or android are advanced enough to handle such raw photography encoding/decoding. Even nOkias CEO said so. Also, this phone offers a lot more than its high mega pixel camera. As usual a lot of customers are misinformed. With symbian you can use Nokia maps in over 100 countries with or without a SIM card, the audio chip in this phone goes unrivaled for clarity. Those are just a few of the features but most people prefer what they can consume in apps(angry bird, Facebook) and content(Netflix) than function.
I had the misfortune of having to try installing Skype on E71. I did manage to do it and get it working but the stupid thing needs 8-10 clicks to get it going and it won't even remember the user name/password combo NOR more than a single wifi configuration !

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