Posts tagged with: Symbian
  • by | July 12, 2012 9:00 AM

    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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  • by | July 9, 2012 2:03 AM

    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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  • by | July 9, 2012 1:54 AM

    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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  • by | July 1, 2012 3:49 AM

    A mobile phone's main characteristics, by definition, are the ability to make and receive phone calls as well as exchange text messages. A smartphone should be a phone that has the ability to run applications but these days it seems to be the other way around: a mobile computer that can also do voice calls. A recent O2 study shows that smartphone owners have at least four more important things to do on their smartphones than to place calls. According to the findings, people are using their smartphones for at least two hours every day, out of which more than half of that time is dedicated ...

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  • by | June 19, 2012 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 19, 2012 1:19 AM

    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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  • by | June 16, 2012 3:12 AM

    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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  • by | May 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    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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  • by | May 24, 2012 9:30 AM

    The latest IDC numbers are in and they seem to further confirm the trends not just only for those who closely follow the numbers but also for those who follow the industry and what happens in this fast-moving world. Not much has changed at the top of the mobile world, in terms of top six smartphone Operating Systems; Android and iOS are sitting comfortably in the highest positions. Google and Apple have both consolidated their position. Android has a market share of 59.0% in 2012 Q1 (growing from 2011 Q1's 36.1%, with increased shipments from 36.1 million units to a whopping 89.9) while ...

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  • by | May 23, 2012 9:28 PM

    You may have noticed recently that we've been exploring different reasons as to why people love specific smartphone operating systems such a Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and Palm's Web OS.  So this time we're going to look at Symbian.  Symbian's an interesting beast.  For a long time it was the most popular smartphone operating system in the world.  Symbian's market share surpassed everyone else up until recently.    There are still plenty of Nokia fans who swear by Symbian even though Nokia has decided to move on to the more modern Windows Phone OS.  Why was Symbian so popular ...

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  • by | May 23, 2012 1:30 PM

    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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