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Teasers from Nokia can mean just one thing: Nokia 808 PureView coming to the U.S.

0. phoneArena 16 Jun 2012, 11:17 posted on

Ok, thanks to our loyal readers, we finally get it; the area code for Hawaii is 808 and another teaser from Nokia shows Monday's date in front of an album cover from the 808 band and it all adds up to the strong possibility that Nokia will announce a U.S. variant of the device with the 41MP camera on Monday...

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posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:23 10

1. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

Symbian Belle in the long run = 808s & Heartbreak....

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 16:15 8

16. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Will anyone be getting this phone?....

Its big thick chunky and ugly.....

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 18:30 2

20. fur0n (Posts: 75; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

if i won it in a contest or given it for free somehow

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 18:32 3

21. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Yeah, but I hear Symbian isn't a TERRIBLE operating system. I might get this phone just for the lulz.
EDIT: And the camera, of course. Lol.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:44

23. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm getting it regardless of price. However, if I could use my upgrade on T-Mobile to get it for less, I would be quite happy

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:48 2

24. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Symbian belle hater. Don't underestimate a phone by it's OS.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:57

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm using a Symbian-running Nokia C7 to post this. The OS does show its age somewhat, and it could be faster (hardware could be to blame), but it keeps getting updates (for now) keeping it fresh and functional. I find it easier to use and more capable than ios and any other mobile OS except Android and Windows Phone 7/7.5. The 808 is likely the breed's "swan song", and what a one it is. While I personally wished Nokia had pursued MeeGo as a successor to Symbian, with Windows Phone alongside for the mainstream or less-involved smartphone users, I understand why: it's the same reason Ford killed off the Crown Victoria and Ranger, that is, old but functional platform, but too expensive to keep relevant, especially when buyers aren't supporting the product as-is despite its appeal from enthusiasts and loyalists. I hope Nokia keeps developing Symbian, and releases Carla and Donna, but with the restructuring and reallocations of funds I'm afraid that sort of direction will be more from a developer or team thereof until the platform is exhausted or the equipment can't keep up

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:57 4

27. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

I don't really understand how you people think. When Nokia announced that there's no 808 for US,or north america, everyone's like "Oh, please come to US. i really want one. " or "how could i get this phone? I'm from US and I want one."

Seriously, now that it's arriving, haters start to insult this phone. I don't really really get how your mind works.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:06

28. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

meego is old ?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:13

32. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

No, just stillborn, with much sadness. I'd love an N9 if only for the novelty and to see what the future could/would hold

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:28 3

33. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Because my daily use phone is already Symbian, and this is the best of the platform, so it suits my needs. Plus, I don't care if it is a bit chunky, because it is still less bulky than carrying any phone and a separate camera of equivalent (or even lesser) quality as the PureView's. Not only that, it's my money, and I'll do what I want with it. People choose to waste their money on iPhones, or apple laptops, despite their inferiority and overpriced-ness, or they'll buy other stuff at higher-than-"normal" frequency because it is new and exciting, like TVs, video games, computers, cars, shoes, clothes, etc. I choose to spend my spare income on phones, having recently purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 so I could try Windows Phone as Microsoft and Nokia (my preferred phone brand, and the only one I've yet spent any money ever acquiring) intended, and to show them that I, as an American in a slightly unfriendly market, like their products and would (and do) buy it, rather than just flapping my gums in support of it and hoping they'll continue to bring their best products to my market so I cam easily acquire it. To that point, I'd own an N8 instead of a C7 if I'd ever found it compelling enough to purchase without a contract as no U.S. carrier had sold it, and if I did have it, I might be less compelled to purchase the 808 regardless of price. As it stands, the 808 is even more desirable, with its larger screen, more potent processor, and stunningly good camera.
TL;DR, try it before you criticize it.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 04:49

40. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


posted on 17 Jun 2012, 10:48

43. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

and so is your name

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 17:25

45. primarchlion (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

Odds are I won't be getting it, but it's because of the OS and screen res, not the looks. Actually it looks rather comfortable to me. Flat plates aren't the most ergonomic, in my opinion.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 10:26

46. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Symbian is still better than WP 7.5!! much more features in Symbian

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:25 5

2. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)

Seems like I heard while the camera was great the phone its self was not so great......so is it really that big a deal if it come to the U.S.?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:27 11

3. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

I'll never understand why Nokia decided to put such a high-end camera on such a lower-end phone.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:34 18

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

because there's no high end phone that can come with it that would make it graspable in the hands. and no OS can control such camera... yet.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 13:44 6

11. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

also because if it had better specs it could rival the lumia version that is being produced now

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:34 3

5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I wonder if it will have carrier support or will it be stuck in unlocked Hell.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:37 8

8. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Unlocked is only hell because of the prices but other than that I see no disadvantage especially with Androids where you don't have to wait for carriers to push updates to your phone.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 13:58 2

12. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Just go with a prepaid plan (such as RedPocket or StraightTalk) and unlocked becomes the cheaper option.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:08

29. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

dont buy carrier phones if you are a real fandroid

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:11

30. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

T-Mobile is also a good choice. Their Value plans give a discount for having your own phone, and with the 1900MHz spectrum being allocated, more phones will work on their faster data services. AT&T prepaid or other prepaid that use AT&T's network would also be good for better coverage and solid speeds

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:35 6

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Please be in the form of a LUMIA.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:36 3

7. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

It would be cool if it were the announcement of the Lumia 808 with WP7 upgradable to Apollo but I'm probably dreaming.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 11:48 1

9. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

belle is lack of support in US....
will it probably mean lumia pureview is popular in US and they will launch it on that day?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 13:06

10. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)

That's the camera I've been waiting for.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 14:08 8

13. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

it runs Belle FP1

and the specs dont need to be Android like because the OS is mature enough to run smoothly without it

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 17:39 3

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Even if the GSIII wasn't on sale in the US, this phone will still be a fail...

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