the phone would not be coming to the States. It wasn't that Nokia didn't feel that Americans were worthy of the new PureView technology, it was the Symbian OS that led to the decision. Americans do not have any loyalty to the OS, but they do love technology, especially consumer electronics. As soon as the device was announced, a cry came up in the U.S. for a Windows Phone, Lumia branded model with PureView. Nokia VP Richard Kerris says that is going to happen, but with U.S. smartphone fanatics demanding the Nokia 808 PureView, finally Nokia gave in. Of course, with RIM and Nokia competing to see whose stock drops to zero first, Nokia needs to collect coinage wherever it can, so at the end of the day it probably was not a hard decision to make.