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    Any serious Nokia fan is well familiar with the name Damian Dinning. As the company's Lead Program Manager of Imaging Experience, he's been the public face behind all the fantastic advancement's Nokia's been up to lately with its smartphone cameras. From the PureView 808's raw megapixel count, to the Lumia 920's optical stabilization and exceptional low-light performance, Dinning's been the one keeping us informed of the company's latest efforts and explaining just how its technology is able to deliver the exceptional performance we've come to expect. While it's had a great run so far, ...

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    Nokia recently announced the upcoming start of US sales for its 41-megapixel 808 PureView Symbian handset, including the note that the phone would work just fine on AT&T, but be restricted to 2G speeds when operating on T-Mobile's network. Based on what we knew of the international 808's frequency support, which doesn't include T-Mobile's 1700MHz AWS band, that seemed like a logical consequence. However, Nokia has since revised its announcement to strike that statement. Just what's going on with the handset's support for T-Mobile? Nokia now writes on its blog, "We incorrectly stated ...

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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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    When we first heard about Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders for the European market, the 41-megapixel smartphone was expected to arrive in May. Later, we saw those expectations pushed back to early June, but today we get news of an even more substantial delay, claiming that the phone won't be available until mid-to-late July. These reports come through UK retailer Clove, which has updated its site to reflect this new understanding about when the 808 will arrive. The confusing part is trying to read what effect this change might have on global 808 availability. Europe was never supposed to be ...

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Nokia PureView 808, the 41-megapixel uber-cameraphone Nokia just launched has landed in our hands and we had a lot of questions. It is definitely a worthy follow-up to the Nokia N8 -- considered the king of camera phones long after its release -- so make sure to watch the entire video. The phone is capable of capturing a maximum image dimension of 38.1 megapixels but it defaults to five. You also have the option to shoot eight-megapixel images but once you go full resolution you'll be amazed by the detail the sensor paired with the Carl Zeiss optics is able to produce. Without any further ...

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