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Nokia has resumed the roll-out process for the Belle Feature Pack 2. Phones like the 808 PureView, 603, 700 and 701 should grab it.
Despite Nokia Belle, is the 808 PureView worth purchasing? More importantly, are we crowning a new King of the Camera-phones? Read on below for our full review to find out!
We are taking a look at the lossless zoom and focus modes on the Nokia 808 PureView, both while shooting pictures and capturing video.
Check out our unboxing below of the Symbian Belle-powered Nokia 808 PureView!
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.
You can now purchase the Nokia 808 PureView as it is available from Amazon. You will get it by July 10.
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. 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. So who would buy the Nokia 808 PureView?
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 [...]
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. [...]
While we'll see more PureView tech in Nokia phones, the company's still unsure of what changes may be made, including a reduced pixel count.
Supposedly, Carla was what we've known as Belle FP1, and there won't be a separate, larger update.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]