Nokia has announced it'll be promoting the 41-megapixel, 808 PureView camera telephone within the USA, unlocked via Amazon.
Nokia has announced it'll be launching the 808 PureView smartphone within the USA later this week The news comes following Nokia USA's president stated last month that he could be "figuring out a way" to bring the extraordinary camera telephone to US purchasers.
This really is great news, as well as much better news is the fact that Nokia will probably be promoting the 808 unlocked via Amazon, and not via a portal on its personal website or with only a couple of on-line retailers. The cost?$699.
This really is far much more sensible than we expected it to become, and is inline using the present estimates within the UK. The telephone will probably be compatible with each AT&T and T-Mobile networks, although Nokia initially stated the latter would only get 2G speeds, but this was retracted soon afterwards and T-Mobile users will get the full 3G experience too.
The 808 PureView's headline-grabbing camera, all 41-megapixels of it, is its main promoting point, and it's accompanied by a xenon flash, 1080p video recording, autofocus, lossless zoom and 16GB of internal memory. Other features include a 4-inch AMOLED screen and a 1.3Ghz single core processor.
It's the operating system that will prove the 808's biggest problem, as it uses Symbian. It doesn't matter that it's Nokia Belle - the latest version - and that it's nowhere near as annoying as it once was, its tainted reputation means it's just not cool enough to win many new fans.PureView on Windows Telephone Teased Again
The PureView's incredible camera will see it sell though, just not in large numbers, but as it's arguably a niche device anyway, this really is probably already expected. A line towards the end of the official announcement provides a clue why Nokia feels it's essential to release the 808 in as many places as possible, regardless of how many it sells.
It says "elements of Nokia's PureView technology will probably be integrated into future Windows Telephone devices." This isn't anything new, as it has been mentioned several times already, but it is unusual to talk about future handsets in an announcement of a new device.
By building interest and anticipation within the PureView technology, Nokia is paving the way for a future variant running an operating system with much more commercial appeal. The 808 PureView has been described as a "prototype" and "proof of concept" already, and Nokia's statement makes it sound like a precursor to the main event.
The 808 PureView shouldn't be dismissed though, as this amazing picture posted on Flickr recently proves, as does GSMArena's blind test, which saw it come out on top when pitted against other camera phones and the Olympus PEN E-PL2.
Amazon will probably be putting the 808 up for pre-order later this week christian louboutin 2012, using the release date still to become finalized.