Posts tagged with: Symbian Belle
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    On October 2 Nokia announced the Belle Feature Pack 2 update for the 808 PureView and other Nokia Belle-powered devices like the Nokia 603, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701. After some users reported issues while updating Nokia has put the refresh on hold but is available again, with problems hopefully being fixed. For the 808 PureView, it finally brings a Gallery Grid view when you have the phone in landscape, access to more functions when you open your images from the Gallery widget on your home screen, more information about your images, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance ...

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    The Nokia 808 PureView -- winner of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012 and 2012 TIPA Award for Best Imaging Innovation -- shocked everyone at this year's Mobile World Congress with its 41-megapixel camera sensor. Many understood the PureView Technology from the very beginning while others were simply considering it overkill. Nokia wanted to come up with a worthy successor to the Nokia N8, former King of Camera-phones, and the Finnish company believed that the 808 PureView would be just that. However, straight from the beginning, the 808 PureView raised eyebrows because of the platform used ...

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    After seeing just what the PureView Technology is in reality and how it works, we compared the image and video capturing capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView with some hot phones on the market right now. As described in the PureView Technology piece, one of its main features is lossless zoom. We have a couple of images for you to check out; the captions on each image will describe the mode used to shoot, but of course, you need to check out the full resolution versions by clicking them open. Note: You may want to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the focus and zoom demo ...

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    When Nokia introduced the 808 PureView at this year's MWC, everybody was shocked to hear that the Finnish manufacturer packed a 41-megapixel sensor inside the phone. Of course, Nokia wanted a decent follow-up to the Nokia N8 which was, for a long time, the king of camera phones. Now, the new King is here! The box contains the 808 PureView, an 1,400mAh battery pack, a wall charger, USB cable for syncing and charging, a wrist-wrap and in-ear noise canceling headphones. The 808 PureView is powered by a 1.3GHz processor, aided by a dedicated Broadcom BCM2763, has a four-inch ClearBlack AMOLED ...

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    Richard Kerris, Nokia's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, unveiled that "it wont be long" until Verizon fans will finally get the opportunity to use Nokia devices. Currently the Finnish phone maker has no offering on Big Red and future possible customers are either left waiting for a Nokia phone or have to leave for another carrier in order to grab one. Unfortunately, no exact time frame was made public. As far as the PureView technology is concerned, the one which debuted on the Symbian-powered 808 which is, as of now, available in the U.S., it will come to Windows ...

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    On June 19 Nokia announced that its 41-megapixel-powered monster will be available in the U.S. through Amazon. While there was no indication of an exact availability date, the announcement made it public that the phone will go for $699, fully unlocked and unsubsidized. You can now purchase the Nokia 808 PureView as it is available from the merchant. You will get it by July 10 and, as per why you'd like to purchase a phone running Symbian Belle, in a world dominated by Android, iOS and Windows Phone, the answer is the 41-megapixel image sensor and stellar imaging functionality. Make sure ...

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    It's nearly 14mm thick, tips the scales at 169g, and sports a display of only four inches. Its radio includes 3G support for just one American network, with 2G support for another, and not a hint of LTE in sight. The one band that could have given it additional 3G connectivity, 1700MHz, was present on the European version but excised from its North American variant. Though it may receive the occasional update, its operating system is effectively a dead platform, running at 1.3GHz on a single-core CPU. Oh, and it costs nearly $700. Yes, the North American version of the Nokia 808 PureView ...

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    Nokia fans in the U.S. that were hoping for the 808 PureView to hit the market -- there were actually indications of that happening shortly after MWC -- were probably excited over the weekend with Nokia U.S. featuring 808-related material on their Facebook page, hinting towards a June 18 announcement. As expected, the Finnish manufacturer is bringing the 808 PureView to the States. It will be available for $699 from Amazon and, while it will be fully operational on AT&T's network, it will only be able to generate 2G traffic on T-Mobile. The main attraction of this phone is the ...

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    The Nokia 808 PureView, while announced at this year's MWC, is still not available in most of the markets (U.K. included) but it looks like the Finnish manufacturer might follow up on the information according to which the 41-megapixel camera with a phone will be landing in the U.S. Nokia U.S. posted these two images on its Facebook wall. While these left everyone wondering what it will be exactly that Nokia is planning on introducing on June 18 (this Monday), the consensus seems to be the 808 PureView. The map above represents Hawaii and the area code for Hawaii is 808. The image below ...

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    A heck of a lot factors in to what makes up a good camera, from the lens, to the sensor size, sensor type, and digital post-processing. We try not to over-simplify things and look only at raw megapixel count, but there's no denying that the figure has a substantial effect on how we view cameras. We're thinking about these issues today because of some news to come out of Nokia, suggesting that follow-up PureView phones won't have the 808's same massive 41-megapixel image sensor. Even before we knew that the 808 would eventually see U.S. sales, we knew that PureView technology would be ...

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    Nokia is now soundly invested in Windows Phone, but even with this new direction, we've seen some pretty substantial support for its erstwhile Symbian OS. Symbian Anna, and then Belle, arrived with new software features, and rumors looked to future Carla and Donna updates. Recently, Nokia started bringing Belle's Feature Pack 1 to certain models, which went so far as to raise phones' CPU clock speeds. All told, for a "dying" OS, Symbian seemed to be doing pretty darned well for itself. The tide may be about to turn, however, with reports that Nokia is about to put a stop to future updates ...

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    Nokia's 808 PureView really impressed us with the news of its huge 41-megapixel image sensor, but there have been a few details about the smartphone and how it's being released that have left us wanting. The choice to go with Symbian isn't going to rub everyone the right way, and despite the operating system's merits, it's hard to convince users of other platforms to just abandon all they know and adopt a less popular one. The good news there was that Nokia's suggested that we'll eventually see the same tech in its Windows Phone hardware, although just when that might be is anyone's guess. ...

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    Symbian may not have the clout of Android or iOS, but even with that choice of operating system, Nokia's still drawing a lot of attention to its 808 PureView thanks to the handset's beast of a camera. About a month ago, we saw the 808 go up for pre-order in Italy with an expected arrival of something this month. Today Nokia's officially confirmed that the phone will see initial retail availability during May, as well as just where the handset will first arrive. Rather than Italy, Nokia says that initial shipments of the 808 will have it going up for sale in Russia and India. The ...

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    Symbian sure is having one good week all of a sudden, starting with new Microsoft Office apps coming out a couple days ago. The good news for Nokia fans continues to come out, with news that the long-awaited Belle Feature Pack 1 update is now headed on out to certain models, bringing with it a whole mess of improvements, new features, and even higher clock speeds. The Belle FP1 update is starting to arrive for those phones that initially shipped running Belle. That is, while the Nokia 603, 700, and 701 are now getting FP1, phones that were first Anna models and only later received Belle ...

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    For a dying operating system, Symbian sure has been getting more than its fair share of moments in the sun lately. We've been seeing Nokia continue platform development with Belle and Carla, and watched the PureView 808 slap on a camera that puts the offerings on other platforms to shame. Last fall we learned of another lucky break Symbian was about to get, with news of Microsoft developing a series of Office apps for the OS, and a free one at that. Microsoft already got started with the release of a few Office tools a couple months ago, but today we learn of the heavy-hitters, with ...

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    China is indeed the world's largest mobile market and if you somehow doubt that you should know that China activates more Apple and Android devices than the United States. In such a vast market, Google's Android platform seem to be the undisputed champion, at least for now, sitting comfortably at the top spot. If at the end of Q1 2011 Android accounted for 33.6 percent of the market (by smartphones sold), the end of 2011 saw a whopping growth all the way to 68.4 percent. The credit for this spectacular growth goes in part to Symbian which dropped to its half, that is to 18.7 percent last ...

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    Windows Phone fans are just about to get their hands on the new Lumia 900, with signs of orders already shipping-out to North American customers. With this first LTE model finally becoming a reality, we'll soon find ourselves looking to the future for the next handset from the manufacturer. Images of a couple unreleased Nokia models have recently leaked, giving us some hints at what we can expect. First up, we've got what's supposed to be the phone that will finally bring the 808's PureView imaging tech to Windows Phone. As such, there's that same bulk surrounding the lens and sensor, but ...

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    If you followed our MWC coverage this year you definitely noticed that we were impressed by the Nokia PureView 808 which we managed to meet in person. Just as a reminder, though you'd never forget such a thing, it packs a 41-megapixel imaging sensor. The phone is now available for pre-order in Italy with an expected availability date for May. It goes for €599,00 (around $785) unlocked but you get a four-inch nHD ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, class 10 pentaband HSDPA broadband, and of course, the 41-megapixel imaging sensor backed up by Carl Zeiss optics plus Dolby Digital ...

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    Nokia shocked the wireless industry early today by introducing a smartphone whose camera features an unprecedented 41-megapixel sensor. The Nokia 808 PureView, as it's known, is a Symbian Belle-powered handset with four-inch nHD ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, and class 10 pentaband HSDPA broadband data. And while the camera is capabale of capturing humongous images, the purpose of all those pixels is to bring more detail to smaller five- and eight-megapixel shots. The PureVieW sensor is said to pack the equivalent of seven pixels into one, enabling tight digital zooming and ...

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    You definitely heard, one way or the other, about the Nokia PureView 808, Espoo's flagship camera phone with a whopping 41-megapixel image sensor that takes astonishing pictures. We've checked it out at MWC and we really liked it. Sony on the other hand is not so excited. Even though the information is not super hot, it's definitely worth mentioning. Paul Genge, spokesperson for Sony UK, said: "it's quite clear it's a development announcement more than a retailable proposition". That being the case, Genge goes as on saying that "the technology is not new, it's only what our cameras have ...

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    With Symbian slowly on its way out, fans of the platform have been anxiously keeping track of platform software developments, wondering just how many more updates they could really hope to see. We've had Belle for a while now, and have known about Carla and Donna on the horizon. That much has been clear, but things started to get murky upon the news of Belle Feature Packs. FP1, arriving with the 808 PureView, was thought by some to be the name by which Carla would actually be released, after Nokia renamed Symbian Belle to simply Belle. There's some new evidence now that suggests that Carla ...

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    Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot". According to a recent Strategy Analytics survey, people in the U.K. and U.S. have spoken: they want screen sizes that measure anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5-inches in diagonal. This not only is contrary to Apple's current trend of screen sizes but it also conflicts with a new direction: phablets. Though they represent two separate segments of the ...

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    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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    In the weeks leading up to the Mobile World Congress, we talked about expecting Nokia to share a smartphone with the imaging capabilities necessary to make it a suitable successor to the Symbian-powered N8. Sure enough, the company announced its 808 PureView with an astonishing 41-megapixel camera. Understandably, smartphone users all over are curious to get their hands on the phone and see just what all those extra pixels are capable of. To that end, we've got a couple bits of news about the 808 and its camera, with a mix of both good and bad. Bad news first: the 808 PureView doesn't look ...

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    We've already seen progress being made towards the next major update to come after Nokia Belle, which we know as Carla. As it turns out, Nokia has other plans for Belle before it comes time to release Carla, as it will be introducing Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 along with the 808 PureView, as revealed at the Mobile World Congress. Today Nokia went into some detail on the features we'll see in FP1, and it all sounds like very good news. Besides the 808, Nokia has committed to bringing FP1 to the 603, 700, and 701, all phones that originally shipped with Belle. This release will be especially ...

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