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Nokia and Amazon.com bring PureView stateside, but the Nokia 808 PureView will still be saddled with Symbian OS

When Nokia pulled the wraps off the 808 PureView back in February, a lot of mobile phone users were interested in the phone and its groundbreaking camera. The phone boasts a 41-megapixel camera sensor making it more like a digital camera that can make calls than a smartphone with an integrated camera.
 
The big letdown of the announcement was certainly that the smartphone would be running the Symbian OS. Right on the heels of the operating system as the biggest letdown in the announcement of the 808 PureView was that the phone would only come to Europe.
 
Now, however, Nokia has announced that thanks to consumer interest it and Amazon.com have agreed to launch the Nokia 808 PureView in the U.S. The smartphone will be offered unlocked and unsubsidized exclusively on Amazon.com for $699. The smartphone will come with a SIM card that will work on the AT&T network. Nokia notes that the smartphone will work on the T-Mobile network as well but only at 2G speeds.
 
The phone will still feature 41-megapixel sensor that got us excited back in February with Carl Zeiss optics. The smartphone camera will also feature technology to allow the camera to oversample and combine up to seven pixels into one "pure" pixel. That feature promises to eliminate visual noise common in another camera phones. Other features include the ability to record full HD video and the phone can record CD-like sound quality using internal microphones thanks to the first use of Nokia Rich Recording technology.
 
The mobile phone has a four-inch display and promises 6.5 hours of 3G talk time a full charge. Unfortunately, the phone will run the same Symbian OS European devices use.

Source: Nokia



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RE: 1700mhz
By leomax999 on 6/19/2012 1:48:50 PM , Rating: 1
Symbian is dying because Elop wants it to.

Why didnt 'pureview' launch with a WP?

I dont want to get into an argument,but WP doesn't support lots of basic stuff out of box to downright missing /impossible (codecs,otg,mass storage,BT profiles etc)

Belle FP1 improves things a bit.


RE: 1700mhz
By JasonMick (blog) on 6/19/2012 2:51:36 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I dont want to get into an argument,but WP doesn't support lots of basic stuff out of box to downright missing /impossible (codecs,otg,mass storage,BT profiles etc)
Don't want to get into an argument, or don't have evidence to prove your point, which is it?

quote:
Belle FP1 improves things a bit.
Sure. Belle is indeed nicer than past Symbian builds. It's passable. It's functional.

But it's very hard to argue it's as fast or functional as Windows Phone 7.5 (because its not), and it's pure lunacy to expect quality ongoing application or manufacturer support for a former racehorse that's been declared to be headed on a one-way trip to the glue factory.

Sure appreciate Belle as the pinnacle of the Symbian experience, which I too would argue at ONE TIME was a market leader before bigger and better things came along, but understand it's not going to be well supported, so you're essentially going to be on your own if you insist on purchasing one.


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