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Nokia 808 PureView gets a U.S. release date

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Nokia 808 PureView gets a U.S. release date
For those of you thinking about shelling out some hard earned cash to get an unlocked Nokia 808 PureView here in the states, a release date has finally been published for the device.

Nokia 808 PureView gets a U.S. release date
As we told you yesterday, there are no carrier subsidies on the device and it is only coming to the U.S. because of popular demand. Amazon has now begun taking pre-orders for the handset and says the Nokia 808 PureView will be released on July 8, 2012.

In addition to a release date, Nokia also gave T-Mobile customers some good news by updating its blog post saying that the Nokia 808 PureView will not be limited to 2G speeds on T-Mobile. In addition to AT&T the device “works just fine with T-Mobile in the United States.”

If this all sounds good to you and you’re ready to fork over $699, head on over to Amazon to pre-order the device now.

source: Nokia & Amazon

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:32 2

1. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Let's hope it will not be too expensive for Americans.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:14 2

3. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Well that depends if you're financial state makes $699 feel like pocket change.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:16 1

4. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


It's not problem for me. It's just ridicoulous how are some Americans complaining about steep price.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 13:55

11. Hlorri (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 May 2008)


Part of the benefits of buying an unlocked phone (like this) is that you will not be forced into a new contract. I still use my $15/month "data unlimited" data plan that I signed up for years ago along with a "feature phone", but currently use with a Nokia N8. Over a standard 2-year contract term, that adds up to savings of $360 (when compared to a $30/month 3 gig smartphone data plan).

The one caveat is that if you buy an unlocked LTE phone (such as the Sony Xperia Ion, LT28i), there is no telling yet what AT&T does once you put this on their network. Their own 4G phones (such as the same phone with branding, LT28at) require specific "4G Smartphone Data Plans". Even though the price for those plans are equivalent to standard (3G) smartphoen data plans, they seem to make this distinction for 4G devices.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:36 1

2. Veigald (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


They might as well give it a hefty price tag, it is for those especially interested anyway, not for the mass market.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:17

5. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


This is supposed to be like a DSLR in a phone! its gotta cost $699...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:05

6. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This will surely be for those photo taking enthusiasts seeing how it's running Symbian. Not sure who still wants that garbage, so it's going to be a tough sell for everyone else with all of the other great options on the market.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:58

7. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


camera enthusiastic must not see it is a symbian device
and it has same quality as highly priced dslr
and it for about 600$ in india

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 12:59

8. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


I just placed my order!!!! Can't wait to get it!!!! Dream come true!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 13:50

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6241; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Think I'll wait for a few years till NOKIA drop the price still too expensive when it launch

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 13:50

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


You can just get a good DSLR, which is much better, for the same price. The camera that Phonearena compared this to isnt as DSLR, its just a standard digital camera. This phone replaces the standard digital camera, but not a DSLR, not even close.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:42 1

12. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Really?! So the $3,499 Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not a DSLR?!

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