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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 JasonMick (blog) on 6/19/2012 2:59:39 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Exactly how much is Microsoft paying you, Jason? LOL come on.
The same amount Google used to be paying me....

$0.

Honestly I would love to promote the Windows Phone for pay, because I wouldn't have to lie, obfuscate, exaggerate, or otherwise deceive. It's truly the best platform I've ever used and makes my daily life a whole lot easier, and that's just my honest opinion.

About the only glaring weakness of the device, in my perspective is that the battery life is about on par with many Android's, which is to say that it's inferior to the iPhone's industry-leading smartphone battery life. But I still feel I come out ahead as I greatly prefer WinPhone to iOS. I own a third-gen iPod Touch for development purposes, but it's almost excruciatingly clunky to navigate speed-wise after Windows Phone, though the keyboard in iOS and core apps are quite good.

I admit that Microsoft has done a horrible job marketing and selling their product, hence why most people choose Apple or Android.

But few as they may be, if you ask Windows Phone users who migrated from Android and other platforms what you think, the enthusiasm is rather overwhelming. At present my sentiments may place me in the minority in terms of the overall smartphone population, but in terms of WinPhone users, I do not see them as atypical. The platform sells itself, for most users who actually buy a device.

Anyhow, as much as we may disagree...

As for Symbian, though, I think we can both agree it's a dud compared to ICS, WinPhone Mango, and iOS 5, right?


RE: 1700mhz
By Mitch101 on 6/19/12, Rating: 0
RE: 1700mhz
By Reclaimer77 on 6/19/2012 4:37:31 PM , Rating: 3
It's fine that someone "likes" Windows phone. Using your position at Daily Tech to advance the platform, that's something else. For something that has like 5% of the market, WP7 gets about 80% of the articles around here lol.


RE: 1700mhz
By Mitch101 on 6/19/2012 5:52:53 PM , Rating: 1
Probably because its worth talking about. Its a Solid OS and every bit as good and personally better than the alternatives but the fanbois of the alternatives like to tell you its not as good and make up or find one feature and harp on it. They have run out of things to scream about and are down to finding the few apps not ported to the phone from the original vendor but completely overlook all the clones or even better apps that are arriving because of arrogance of the developers to produce on the Windows Phone. Yet its breaking 100,000 apps and climbing faster than Android for developers.

Flurry: Windows Phone app development catching up to Android
http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/flurry-wi...

Ive sworn off Android devices because of the bugs and while not everyone claims to have experienced any both my wife and I are done with buying Android devices. About 6 devices all with various bugs that require the device to be recycled. I also like being able to uninstall garbage and there is a lot of garbage in the android marketplace.

As for Apple I like them to a degree. I think they have a great product but I dont feel its evolving in a direction I can accept since it was released. I really want a Memory slot on the tablet it doesn't make sense that a device with a retina screen cant take the memory card from my camera and watch the video and photos I just took without some strange adapter. It should be built in and allow for expansion and the Apple products are just not expandable you have to sell your existing device and buy the bigger one just to get more memory? This is just stupid to have so many sku's. Windows 7 had one phone with this and Windows 8 Phones the memory slot returns. They are correcting their mistake. Even if its just for MP3, Video, and Photos its perfect they are listening to consumers.

Microsoft also doesn't allow garbage manufacturers like Android does which probably costs them a lot of market share but keeps the experience to being good which is why Windows Phone owns the top Rated spots on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/wireless/240774...

Windows Phone is ROCK SOLID Ive never had to reboot it and Windows Phone 8 is making all the changes that consumers want and making me stay away from Apple who wants to tell me what I want in a device. All while delivering on what Android should be doing like standardizing and enforcing some level of quality and updatability.

Android is too busy allowing anyone to do whatever the F they want with it and a lot of crap is getting produced.


RE: 1700mhz
By Reclaimer77 on 6/19/2012 6:12:51 PM , Rating: 3
*yawn* Go preach it to someone else. We're halfway into 2012 and WP7 is still three years behind the competition. I'm glad you like it now, but understand, Apollo is what the people want. And it should have been here a year ago if not the start of 2012.

Seriously the amount of rosy blind optimism and bias in your post was just really difficult to read through. You want me to believe it's a vastly superior product that just so happens to be barely chosen by consumers. That doesn't compute. WP7 isn't perfect, start acknowledging the negatives if you want to be taken seriously.

WP7 might be great, but halfway into 2012 and the Nokia 900 is your flagship phone? You must be kidding me with that!


RE: 1700mhz
By sprockkets on 6/19/2012 7:22:46 PM , Rating: 2
Indeed. Their "flagship" phone sells for $99. Nokia isn't going to make a profit doing that. And their 800 and 900 already had bugs upon release. To be fair so does everyone else, but to say WP is perfect is ridiculous. And while WP fans claim their phone is "lag free", watch how slow a cheap WP7 acts compared to the lumia 900.

I'm glad DT's biggest WP7 fan is happy. He may be done with Android, but I won't give MS a dime to continue their crusade against Android. Save goes for crapple.


RE: 1700mhz
By Mitch101 on 6/19/2012 7:58:47 PM , Rating: 1
Yup as I watch all the Android people I know now tell me how much they hate their android phones. The shine has worn off people want a phone that works. I dont even mind if they go to iPhone its much better than Android.

Windows Phone 7 doesn't have a memory slot - Problem solved in Windows Phone 8. There is your negative its all I got about the device.

How many processors do you think Android will need before it catches up to the Nokia 900?
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/cmpn/s...

Must suck to pay so much when a $99.00 phone whips your arses.


RE: 1700mhz
By Reclaimer77 on 6/19/2012 8:28:46 PM , Rating: 2
I love you and Jason's little myopic stories about how your wife switched to WP7, or you did, or your friend. And they love it etc etc. It's just so heartwarming! It's changing the world as we know it.

quote:
The shine has worn off people want a phone that works. I dont even mind if they go to iPhone its much better than Android.


And after the Galaxy 3 sells 20+ million units like the ones before it, you'll probably still be saying this tripe. Yeah Android is just terrible. Ignorance is bliss.


RE: 1700mhz
By Mitch101 on 6/19/2012 9:52:21 PM , Rating: 2
Baaaah - I can only assume your trying to attract a farmer.


RE: 1700mhz
By Reclaimer77 on 6/19/2012 9:56:23 PM , Rating: 2
Ah so I'm a sheep for using Android. Apple users and sheeple too. I guess that leaves WP7 and Symbian for "free thinking" people? Down with the establishment!! Join...errr..Microsoft? lol.

I can only assume you're trying to catch crabs with all that trolling you're doing :)


RE: 1700mhz
By BillyBatson on 6/19/2012 10:31:43 PM , Rating: 2
You are such a bitter opinionated FOOL reclaimer have I and others told you that before? YUPS many many times!!!! But once opinionated always opinionated. You offer nothing in the way of discussion you just offer your own point of views with a never ending condescending tone.

How was he preaching he was describing his own experiences!!!!! How egotistical can you be?!?!? He pointed out the reasons why he likes apple and then Wp7. I don't think anyone here is arguing that their mobile OS is perfect, everyone is arguing their mobile OS is best for them out of what's available today.

And who are you not to call the Lumia 900 a flagship phone? Is it on top of the wp7.5 heap? YUPPPPP. Why would an android phone or a 4S be anymore flagship? Because they have more powerful processors? Example: Would a PC running Corei7 hardware but win95 software be more flagship than a core2duo running win7? Of course not when there aren't any advanced OS's you can install and run. You are buying based on hardware, I and some of the others here are buying based on OS experience.

Seriously does anyone know where reclaimer lives? He needs a baseball bat to the back of the head.


RE: 1700mhz
By Reclaimer77 on 6/20/2012 1:43:45 AM , Rating: 2
Just make sure you try that on my property. That way when they haul your dumbass bullet riddled corpse away, I can site Castle Doctrine even though you brought a bat to a gunfight.


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