Nokia 808 PureView gets a U.S. release date

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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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

3. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

4. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

11. Hlorri

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 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.

2. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

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

5. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

6. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

7. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 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

8. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

12. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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

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