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

Teasers from Nokia can mean just one thing: Nokia 808 PureView coming to the U.S.
When Nokia started teasing that something was coming on Monday by drawing our attention to Monday's date in front of a picture of the Hawaiian Islands, well it certainly looked like an announcement about a mapping application was coming. But as one of our loyal readers pointed out, the area code for Hawaii is 808. Hmm. Then, when Nokia teased Monday's date in front of an album cover from a group called the 808 band, well you don't have to drop a piano on our head for us to get the message: on Monday Nokia will announce a U.S. variant of the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. Originally, the Finnish based manufacturer said that because of the lack of support for Symbian Belle, the device would not be launched in the States. Another clue released by Nokia is Monday's date teased in front of a music-related device called the Roland T-808. Convinced now?

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView

For those who don't breathe, eat and drink smartphones, the Nokia 808 PureView is known for its 41MP camera sensor. The rest of the specs are certainly less eye-popping as the phone is equipped with a 4 inch AMOLED screen offering resolution of 360 x 640. Pixel density is a rather poor 184ppi. Under the hood is a single-core 1.3GHz processor with 512MB of RAM on board. The 16GB of native storage can be tripled using the 32GB capacity of the microSD slot. Symbian Belle is running the show, as we pointed out, and then there is the camera. 41MP sensor, Xenon Flash and video capture in 1080p at 30fps. The front facing camera weighs in at .3MP.

Will Nokia make any changes to the device for the U.S. market? That remains to be seen. But it looks like the code is broken and now it is just a matter of waiting for Monday. Who's excited?

source: NokiaInnovations via DailyMobile

The clues indicating that the Nokia 808 PureView is coming to the States
The clues indicating that the Nokia 808 PureView is coming to the States
The clues indicating that the Nokia 808 PureView is coming to the States

The clues indicating that the Nokia 808 PureView is coming to the States


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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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46 Comments

1. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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

16. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Will anyone be getting this phone?.... Its big thick chunky and ugly.....

20. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

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

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

27. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

40. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WHERE IS HEPRESEARCH ......

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and so is your name

45. primarchlion

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

21. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

28. thelegend6657 unregistered

meego is old ?

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

46. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

24. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

2. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 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.?

3. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

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

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

11. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

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

8. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

12. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

idiot dont buy carrier phones if you are a real fandroid

30. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Please be in the form of a LUMIA.

7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

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

9. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 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?

10. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

13. stylinred

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 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

14. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I don't think it will get all too many sales because the Samsung galaxy s3 is hitting the us on Thursday.

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