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  • Mike1111 - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Yeah, a $699 Symbian phone will save Nokia...

    And I thought Nokia said no more Symbian for the US?
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  • quiksilvr - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    Because Microsoft has a firm death grip on their OS (and its camera MP limitations) that Nokia had no choice but to use Symbian to power this DSLR phone.

    And when you think about it, $699 isn't bad for a Nokia phone with a REALLY REALLY REALLY incredible camera that rivals many DSLRs in that price range.
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  • Fleeb - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    "rivals many DSLRs in that price range."

    I saw the sample images and at 1:1 zoom factor, I don't think it rivals entry level DSLRs.
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  • Belard - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    In what way makes you think this camera-phone on a dead platform can even come close to a DSLR? I don't see any removal lens on that phones.

    megapixels does not mean DSLR or quality.
    Sensors does not mean DSLR or quality.

    Its still a tiny lens on a camera with a big sensor. Its not really 41mp... and its very much OVER-KILL for most people.

    I have a rather nice little Canon 16MP camera that I use for fun. its small, portable - I use 8MP mode because its more than enough. I have bigger camera, including a nikon DSLR DX1 which is 6MP and with its lens and sensor, it'll still take a better picture.
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  • Mint - Sunday, June 24, 2012 - link

    If you don't understand cameras, you really shouldn't be commenting.

    Your Canon (which I assume is an A-series) has a f/2.8 lens (at wide angle). The 808 lens is f/2.4, meaning it collects more light relative to its sensor size than your camera. Do the math, and it collects 5x the light. It'll blow your camera out of the water at ISO 400 or higher.

    Even at 3x digital zoom, it'll collect more light than your Canon at f/4 with 3x optical zoom. Only beyond that does it start having an advantage.

    Look at juhatus' link below. It matches the quality of a Four-Thirds DSLR. That's pretty impressive for a camera phone.
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  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    It doesn't even have a CCD sensor or optical zoom. That doesn't even bring it up to point and shoot camera parity.

    It's good for a smartphone camera and that's it. Worthless OS though.
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  • juhatus - Thursday, June 21, 2012 - link

    We still have people who haven't read about the tech and still mock it.

    41MP/38MP for taking 8MP pictures. Just read about it. Or see yourself

    http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_blind_test-review...

    About the OS, it works and has the 10 apps you need (read angry birds 1,2,3,4)
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  • zlandar - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Maybe Nokia has to dump the rest of their stock somewhere.

    Someone would have to be rich to shell out this kind of money for a dead-end OS smartphone.
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  • DukeN - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    "Hay guyz, this Windoze shit is not working out all that gr8" - Nokia CEO
    "No probz, I got da fix. Market this shunned software!!" - Nokia Sales Exec
    *Finnish smile* - Everyone
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  • Johnmcl7 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    The Pureview technology (very high resolution camera with the hardware to process it) has been in development for five years and wasn't suitable for the current Windows platform due to restriction on the processing hardware. So they were faced with either binning the Symbian project entirely and keep it quiet until they were able to release a Windows version (at least another year) or while working on the Windows version, announce the Symbian one anyway and release the phone as a technology demonstrator. Given the widespread coverage and discussion there has been on the Symbian phone most of which is positive, I think they were quite right to go ahead and release it anyway particularly amonst generally negative Nokia headlines.

    JOhn
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  • french toast - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I'm not being rude..or rather I am. But can you at least make an effort with your post? if you havnt got great English skills fair enough, but it just looks like your just writing like brain dead rapper.

    Peece ma brethren!! Braap Braap! :p
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  • althaz - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    Nokia has already stated a WP7/8 version of this phone will be coming in the months after the launch of the Symbian version. Nokia are working with MS to get it out, obviously it's better for everybody that way :). Reply
  • chiza69 - Saturday, June 23, 2012 - link

    Source? Reply
  • Stoli89 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    The 808 PureView has the same 3.5G specifications as the N8, covering HSDPA (Pentaband) HSUPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100. Shouldn't this work on T-mobiles 3G network too? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - link

    The Nokia spec pages were incorrect - it does in fact support AWS and thus T-Mobile's 3G/4G (whatever you want to call it) HSPA+ network, single carrier.

    -Brian
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  • mutatio - Thursday, June 21, 2012 - link

    So the follow-up to the sleek and elegantly designed Lumia phones is a frankenstein phone? Nokia will get what they deserve with this amalgamation. Reply
  • Glibous - Saturday, June 23, 2012 - link

    Good sales? Yea I hope so too. Reply

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