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

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

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, 17:39 3

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 18:29 1

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

ya almost any phone coming out now days has better specs besides the camera.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:49 2

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

Specs aren't everything, and your statement is inaccurate. Yes, a Galaxy S3, HTC OneX, and any number of other high-end phones could run circles around this for certain tasks like graphics or data speed. However, I counter that with the following: first, the 808 isn't designed to compete with those. It's not even priced near them, so Nokia recognizes that, while it's the highest-spec Symbian yet released, folks aren't cross-shopping it with more mainstream devices. It's a niche phone, and it is honest about that. Secondly, the specs are good for what it does: 4" AMOLED with ClearBlack technology, more than enough RAM and processing power for making the 808 the most fluid and responsive Symbian yet, in addition to handling the extensive tasks involving the camera's operation. Third, high-end specs of late tend to be in place In order to make up for inefficiencies in the software though to be fair, some folks are using their phones for near-computer tasks, so the processing power isn't being used just to hide inefficiencies. Windows Phone, MeeGo, and (it pains me to say this) even ios demonstrate that decently written OSes can run solidly without cutting-edge specs. I'm not saying all phones that use cutting edge specs are using inefficient software, just that there are some that do, and, sadly, the most popular of these is Android (which I like!) so there is the misconception that everyone NEEDZ MOAR POWA or else the phone is junk, which is very much not the case. Quad core Androids aren't even using all the cores, to demonstrate the point that more isn't better or even necessary for now. Just like computers, most software doesn't require the high end spec components, but it's nice having the power there for if/when it IS needed.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 19:21 1

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


posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:53 2

25. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:00

36. deadhead (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

The main reason the GS3 will sell more, is because ATT and Verizon will subsidize the s**t out of it..

if you put the 808 and the GS3 in a store next to each other @ $700 each I bet the difference in sales will be completely different.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 15:22 5

15. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Wow, if only Nokia marketed the N900 and N9 this way. Idiots, selling their soul to the devil.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 16:16 1

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


posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:12

31. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

What do you mean 'market'? This is just a Facebook page for the Nokia 808. Besides, if Nokia is able to 'market' the Nokia 808, it would be worth it due only to the Pureview technology.

Sorry, but the N900 nor the N9 had such groundbreaking tech, at least none that would have appealed to the masses. Nonetheless, all 3 devices are niche, but the Nokia 808 will probably have greater sales than the N900 and the N9 due to the camera.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:08

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

I agree that the N series haven't been huge sellers and not compelling to the average buyer, and that they are absolutely niche products, however, they are cutting edge. Think of them as the equivalent of Google's Nexus line: the N series have shown Nokia's latest distribution-ready tech and R&D, that sometimes isn't mainstream ready, but appeals to early-adopters who want the absolute newest tech in the industry before everyone else. In a way, both lines are like the Mercedes S-Class or other high-luxury vehicles, or the best supercars (or use whatever other industry you want, be it audio, electronics, appliances, computers, whatever): state of the art tech that will eventually trickle flown to mainstream "average" products of the same industry that only limited buyers have access to initially. For Symbian, Nokia, and camera enthusiasts, this is our S-Class, our Ferrari, the thing we can acquire which gives us a glimpse of the future in the industry that we can use now, even if it does use some older tech to pull it off. Mercedes still uses an internal combustion engine, still uses typical doors, and doesn't push the boundaries of design, ergonomics, or aesthetics, but you don't hear complaints from customers dropping over $100k for one

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:54 3

35. deadhead (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I've been using Symbian in the US for a long time.. Belle does everything the other "modern" smartphones do.. some things a little better, some things a little worse..you kow, normal stuff.

The 808 is the only exciting phone on the market right now, everything else just looks mundane..

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:27 1

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

Exactly. Not just for us, but at CES 2012.

Let's review examples:
Galaxy S3: great, but not as overwhelmingly superior as its predecessors.
Iphone4s: improvements over its predecessors, most notably the camera, but still an iPhone, still mostly unchanged for user experience compared to the original.
Lumia 900: great to look at and use (i own one) , excellent at what it does and very satisfying for it, but it doesn't stir the imagination or break any molds the N9 and Lumia 800 didn't do, excepting U.S. carrier availability.
Sony Xperia [any]: again, visually striking for its uniqueness, good camera, but not very compelling.
DROID RAZR/ RAZR MAXX: great design, very good battery life given the size, but still aged, and with the onset of multiple gigs of RAM and quad core processors ( even though unnecessary, still cutting edge) less competitive and compelling, especially if/when it's successor comes out.
The only specs I'm interested in are screen size, resolution, and camera quality. The OSes are satisfactory with common specs, so the extra goodies are what set the phones truly apart, for me anyway

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 02:23 1

39. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

It's a shame that this phone come with such out dated hardware. I bet with at least duo-core (S4) and 1 gb of ram, this little guy will sell like a hot cake.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 08:34

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

well no1 can really complain about more ram ;) but nokia did put 2x the amount of ram/cpu speed compared to the last generation

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 10:47

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 17 Jun 2012, 15:32

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

Bring the camera but not the OS. Would be sending mixed messages to consumers.

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