Nokia 808 PureView makes US debut, still no word on UK availability

Nokia 808 PureView makes US debut, still no word on UK availabilityLook, we understand Nokia's pretty busy right now trying to make a success of the Windows Phone thing, but surely it hasn't escaped its notice that in the Nokia 808 PureView it has probably the most interesting new device announced this year?

The reason we ask is that Nokia has just made the 808 PureView official in the US, effectively upgrading it from “coming ever?” to “coming soon”.

The 41-megapixel mobile snapper was unveiled for the first time back at Mobile World Congress in February, and it's no exaggeration to say that it stole the whole Show, something just about nobody would have thought possible from a device running everyone's favourite OS whipping boy Symbian.

Since then, however, the 808 PureView has largely been a homage to how Nokia used to launch phones all too regularly: make a big deal about it, do nothing for months than finally start selling it just when everyone has completely forgotten about it.

That last part probably won't happen with the 808 considering just how unique it really is, but Nokia seems to be doing its best anyway. We've had pre-order pages and about five or six different supposed launch dates, yet here we are running down the clock to the second half of the year and we still have no idea when we'll be seeing it.

June 21 – as in Thursday – seemed a good bet for a long while, but that's now looking unlikely and it seems those who said the 808 PureView will only arrive in July are going to be proved right.

That's unless it only arrives in August, of course...

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 10:09

:(

Amazon Deutschland took down the 'expected June 21' sign...
Amazon.Co.Uk say June 30th.

And yes, they should launch it in as many countries as possible, price it competitively, and just for the cam-curious it'd sell well-ish. But nah... they'll plop the tech into an otherwise unwanted WP device in 6 months and pretend it's the greatest thing ever. Grrrr

Stelph  Jun. 19, 2012 at 11:54

Like with the N8 I think this will end up doing quite well, simply because your average user wiould be very impressed with the large number connected to the camera.

I suspect the pricing will be a problem tho, can see it being sold at a high premium meaning people will stick with iPhones, Glaxy SIII just be be "safe"

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 12:19

Like with the N8 I think this will end up doing quite well, simply because your average user wiould be very impressed with the large number connected to the camera.

I suspect the pricing will be a problem tho, can see it being sold at a high premium meaning people will stick with iPhones, Glaxy SIII just be be "safe"


Yeah - prob'ly not a good time to experiment with expensive stuff. I suspect Nokia will hype the technology while neglecting the hardware - not to take any shine of the Lumias. On Twitter every other Nokia tweet is about some great photo snapped by the 808 while they remain shtum re. release dates, countries etc.

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