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Nokia 808 PureView meets FCC, still not coming to the States

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Nokia 808 PureView meets FCC, still not coming to the States
Being a member of the FCC gives you many privileges that the average U.S. citizen doesn't have. For example, the other day the Nokia 808 PureView stopped in and the Feds got a chance to spend some time with the device and its 41MP camera. Remember, thanks to the allergy that Americans have to Symbian powered handsets, the Nokia 808 PureView will not be sold by a carrier in the States, at least not for now. So when the FCC committee members came home and told their wives that they took apart the 808 PureView and its 41MP shooter, we're sure that there was pride on their faces. Even the kids were excited, pleading with their Dad to talk to the class on the next career day.

In addition to seeing the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41MP camera in perfect working condition, the FCC also got to rip the phone apart. We're not sure if they were looking for Waldo or Carmen Sandiego, but the pictures reveal a handset that is scheduled to launch some time this quarter globally, if by globally you mean just about everywhere but the States. Don't be surprised about Nokia's decision here. Didn't your Mama warn you what would happen if you stopped playing with Symbian powered phones?

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 06 May 2012, 01:26 6

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Hopefully Nokia's future devices will have amazing camera features as well as great design.

posted on 06 May 2012, 10:01 3

18. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

It looks more than 13mm thick, seems closer to 17-20mm, don'tcha think?

posted on 06 May 2012, 01:34 8

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

I bet that they won't sell it in the states because of a fear of more sales than the lumia ones

posted on 06 May 2012, 02:59 5

6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Very TRUE... With the rule of Tr0janHorse in Nokia's castle, this is very much expected...

posted on 06 May 2012, 04:43 2

10. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)

Bulls**t... It is known that they will release a WP device with same/similar sensor... They are doing the same thing as they did with the N9/lumia 800. And no, the N9 did not sell nearly as much as the lumia 800, and no the Nokia 808 wont sell as much as it's equivalent with WP, and it's really sad that you think that way...

posted on 06 May 2012, 20:52 3

26. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

Your sad, for thinking that everybody loves WP; fact is the only reason WP is still around and not with WebOS it's because Microsoft has the deep pockets to keep it afloat.
I'll give them credit for being persistent, lol.

AND yes the N9 did sell as much as the Lumia phones ( and with less marketing push and carrier support!); in fact the Lumia series owes the N9 it's design thus the reason why it is praised by everyone in the tech industry.

And I guarantee you that the Nokia 808 will sale just fine even without the marketing support that WP is getting!

LASTLY for the record, Symbian was the only matured OS that could handle the new sensor used in the N808. WP won't be getting this tech until Microsoft upgrades the OS to the level that Symbian has evolved to!

The only sad part about this is that Nokia is basically giving up it's hardware assetts to Microsoft in the long run...

posted on 06 May 2012, 04:45 7

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

I agree.. thats what Samsung did in India They didnt sell the Galaxy Nexus because they fear of low sales of S2. Nokia doing the same thing here!! :P

posted on 06 May 2012, 02:20 7

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Symbian was good for what it was during it years. However It could never pushed the boundaries like iPhone and Android did.

posted on 06 May 2012, 02:24 5

4. MoToMoTo (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

And the boundaries are?

posted on 06 May 2012, 02:54 5

5. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Symbian would been at the top if they had kept improving and developing it according to they trend . But they did not do it and it became stale . And now its too late .

posted on 06 May 2012, 03:42 6

7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Symbian has been around for a long time. What more could Nokia do with it? Basically it has matured. And I would say the same about IOS and Android. Take a look at at both ios and Adnroid screens. Stare at them and think about it. Nothing much has changed! Though the only excitement surrounding them are specs (clock speed), the faster, the more hard on techies get! But normal folks are most satisfied with what the phone can do for them. WP was a good choice for Nokia. There is so much to do with the OS. Excitement will continue for years! Just like to add, ios There is not much more they can do with it. So it appears as though gimmicks is the next step for ios, a la liquid metal, to produce techi hard ons. siri? Everyone at my work place has an iPhone but have never seen anyone put it into action. Gimmick? You decide.

posted on 06 May 2012, 13:10 1

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

With iOS, almost nothing has changed. With Android, not much changed until ICS. If you look at stock Gingerbread and put stock ICS right next to it, the two are very different. The gimmicks are really tiring. 3D, liquid metal, Siri, the new S-voice, Micro-arc oxidation was the most practical of all the gimmicks, though with some problems, it needs work. The same could be said with liquid metal, but everyone will be all over it because it's on the iPhone (in a few years) and there can't be any problems with the iPhone! (sarcasm)

posted on 06 May 2012, 04:02 4

8. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

wow, that phone is thick! BIG sensor...

posted on 06 May 2012, 04:18 8

9. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

nokia always have phone that is best in its class

posted on 06 May 2012, 04:58 3

12. sarb009 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

looks nice

posted on 06 May 2012, 07:20 7

13. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Now talk about fat and ugly. Looks uncomfortable.

posted on 06 May 2012, 10:04 4

19. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

It said to be under 14mm thick, which is actually pretty good.

Compare it with the HTC Rezound or the Motorola Droid 4, or even the original iPhone. It's not really that bad, it just looks bad in the pictures.

posted on 06 May 2012, 08:01 6

14. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

This is a man's phone, not a lady's phone. Big, muscular and powerful, not dinky, slim and frail.

Thank you PhoneArena for featuring this story. :)

posted on 06 May 2012, 08:23 9

15. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)

i really dont care about this. im not an american so i can have this phone :D

posted on 06 May 2012, 09:28 5

16. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Looks a bit dated. But at least it doesn't come with a pentile display.

posted on 06 May 2012, 09:42 5

17. redmd (Posts: 1357; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I would buy this because of the camera awesomeness. The phone part, not really much. Android or WP version is very much welcome.

posted on 06 May 2012, 10:29 1

20. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Well I'm not yet the one that buys a phone for a camera. For me, smartphone means internet browsing. Then is up to the person if he loves having a cameraphone rather than an internetphone. To be honest, who loves making photo at such point - buys a reflex camera...probably this phone is just for photo enthusiasts - that own a reflex but like to have a more portable device in some situations. The best photocamera is the one you have at the moment, they said.

However, for the photo non-enthusiast may be just something to show at friends. Probably would not see much difference from a crap camera.

It's like those that want 2 gigs of ram on a phone without knowing hows ios or android foreground or background management - you really don't need so much ram, both oses suspend or freeze oldest background activities when a new app requests more memory. In addition, more ram would waste your phone's battery.

posted on 06 May 2012, 11:36 3

21. jlscott777 (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

When they say not coming to the U.S. they mean not coming to a carrier in the U.S., will still be able to get it through places like Amazon, just not subsidized, It was the same with my N8, I personally prefer it that way, do not like 2 year contracts.

posted on 06 May 2012, 12:45 1

22. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

it would be nice if more phones had a better camera than just an 8mp.

posted on 06 May 2012, 14:17 1

24. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Nokia needs to slap android on that badboy and release it here in the states, until then.......

posted on 06 May 2012, 15:37 3

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Then what's the point of going through the FCC when it's not available in the states? when this is the only NOKIA phone I would really love to have. It's plan stupid if u ask me even though they have to test it for saftey reasons

posted on 07 May 2012, 08:22 1

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

Oooh, that gray looks lovely...

posted on 08 May 2012, 20:46

29. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


This is what happens when you abandon something wonderful. Someone takes it away and then you realize you've thrown away the family jewels.

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