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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]