Nokia 808 PureView

Interested in giving Nokia's shiny new 808 PureView and its crazy camera a go? If you're in North America, you'll have to go through a bit more work than normal to do so when the device launches. The 808 PureView's product page shows that the handset is set for "Global" availability, but a footnote at the bottom of the spec list contains an important (and disappointing) bit of information: "Excluding North America."

The news is definitely a bit of a bummer, but it's also not totally unexpected considering that Nokia said back in August that it didn't plan on offering any Symbian devices after it launched its first Windows Phones. Of course, importing an 808 PureView is an option, although it's one that could be a bit more costly than some folks will be willing to commit to. Here's to hoping that it's not long before we're snapping away on a Nokia Windows Phone with PureView tech built in.

Via PhoneArena, Nokia

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Joshua Becker
Joshua Becker It's a Windows phone, need I say more?
Manoj Gs
Manoj Gs A big joke
Muhammad Faisal
Muhammad Faisal Incredible, Amazing!
Matt Pankey
Matt Pankey Meh.
Dennis Heggenstaller
Dennis Heggenstaller even @41mp, blowing up your penis for sexting makes it look biiger than it is...
Grzegorz Andrzejczak
Grzegorz Andrzejczak I saw a picture from this nokia - its wery wery nice.
Jonathan Ng
Jonathan Ng Stupid move
Frank Han
Frank Han "Typical americans, talking before thinking." that's what i would say if i had brain like you. Read the facts about the nokia pureview 808 41mpix sensor before you comment about it. It's not about pixels and nokia knew this all along. It's about how u use the 41mpix sensor to produce a 5mpix picture with very low noise. Shame to those guys saying that you're a photographer, yet you dissing nokia because it has 41mpix sensor?
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???? ???? ??? What we think? Hmm ... Nokia OWNED the competition? Yep ... pretty much.
Hnizam Maz
Hnizam Maz basicly crap.people needs a faster phone than a bigger megapixels.guess it will lag the phone once u've stored 10 pics..lol.
Mimoun Tu Rigoleras
Mimoun Tu Rigoleras A toy. For people like a ouaaaaaahh numbers. Go to xperia s or one x global
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz Its magical, copy that apple and everybody else.
Asher Enciso
Asher Enciso Not bad, Symbian ruins it
Alex Dalton
Alex Dalton @Rene, you must have not seen the pictures that come out of the 808. Nokia has been doing this for many years with Carl Zeiss and trust me they know how to make a good camera. Check the camera specs and they blow the HTC One X out the water and that without taking megapixels into consideration. One day you'll learn to post when you know what you're talking about.
Rene Gil
Rene Gil 41 mp from a Nokia phone? No thanks I rather HTC one X with HTC image sense (: .. its thinner, more beautiful and I can assure take better photos than the Nokia phone (mp doesn't matter at all)
Steve Doric
Steve Doric iSheep will still tell you that their iPhone 4s is still better
Hubert John Abiera
Hubert John Abiera I don't think people realize that Nokia's optics have always been very solid. This 41 MP camera compresses to the size of a 5 MP photo, and according to the sample shots that they posted on Flickr, they look incredible.
Milton R. Ervin IV
Milton R. Ervin IV Why??
Andy Austin
Andy Austin I'm a photographer as well. I shoot with an 18mp dslr.... it's seriously not about megapixels, unless they were taking pictures for a billboard. And even then the quality is still going to be terrible.
Maaz Ali
Maaz Ali With this small shape,I can say they are using softwares for creating the image quality of 41 megapixels.
Ben Bartholomew
Ben Bartholomew I still think they're joking about this
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt The 41 megapixels is decieving.
Hated Newsome
Hated Newsome Id take it bring on the megapix
Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz Windows should stop making phones...
Pete Bradley
Pete Bradley How large is the sensor? I can only imagine the amount of noise this may make
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa It also have to do with kind if lens they use cause if you don't have the correct lens it doesn't matter how many pixel.
Jeff Alamillo
Jeff Alamillo Poop
Omar Fernandez
Omar Fernandez Not coming to USA anyways. Sample shots are decent.
Arun Krishnan
Arun Krishnan 41MP is utter non sense...
Mason Sell
Mason Sell It can also record audio at 145dB without distortion... pretty freaking impressive
Tyler Vallely
Tyler Vallely And I thought 8MP was good..
Juan Elcuchosowet Cervera
Juan Elcuchosowet Cervera Pretty cool... But very overrated!!
Lucas Malaguti
Lucas Malaguti Totally unnecessary. 16mp with great lens would supply any smartphone needs.
Corey A. Mayo
Corey A. Mayo I think it's not being released officially on a carrier in the states so I think it sucks
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua I would've been mine blown with 12mp, 41 is just to much
Travis Newhero
Travis Newhero It's pretty sweet, and i'm actually considering to buy it well just for taking nice quick pictures. Yes I know MP don't matter, but this camera is enhanced in many ways. I would love to use it. :)
Raymundo VillaseƱor
Raymundo VillaseƱor I WANT ONE !!!!!!!
Ediben Yoonan
Ediben Yoonan Gay
James Elliott
James Elliott By the shape, I bet it uses 35 mm or advantix....
Kelvin Smith
Kelvin Smith A subpar image sensor being pushed to its limits, making the image quality worse than a 12 megapixel dslr
Scott Harris
Scott Harris make phone calls
Leonel Martucci
Leonel Martucci its a 41 mp sensor that takes 8mp photos. that allows too zoom in up to 3 times without loose definition.
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas This phone will be a Windows phone,yeeeeaaaahhh
Fernandez Brandon Allen
Fernandez Brandon Allen It's not 41 megapixel! Only the censor is 41 megapixel, the actual lenses is suppose to be 5 mpxl.
Mike Jordan
Mike Jordan Who megapixels is just a number it doesn't make it have better picture quality. It's just another pissing contest all the cellphone manufactures are doing
Jimmy Quijada
Jimmy Quijada I just am curious if the camera is the only good feature on the phone. The phone should perform well besides just having a great camera.
Malik Lemon
Malik Lemon I'm a photographer, mp's don't really matter. And the files would be huge unless they are super compressed.
Ashley Shutterbug Rust
Ashley Shutterbug Rust Holy cow!!! 41mp?! I would die!
CeeGii Borels
CeeGii Borels i could care less since NOKIA has confirmed the same tech is coming to Windows Phones for good old Nokia
Danielle Kizziar
Danielle Kizziar That sounds retarded, IMO. How many pictures can it fit on an SD card? likely not many.
Maurisio Badillo
Maurisio Badillo Software sucks ! Nokia needs android phones !
Memo Mrtr
Memo Mrtr 41megapixels? but they will look like 3.2 mp
Alex Negash
Alex Negash i feel like they probably meant 14 megapixels
Ryan Mueller
Ryan Mueller can't even fathom words on that crap
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling well,at least you could film some good lookin home made pr0n lol
Harwin John Pajares
Harwin John Pajares haters gonna hate..it's not about the 41 MP it's about the details on your photo..that's why its called PureView..
Justin Ladig
Justin Ladig Taking videos will kill the memory?
David Roberto Carrio
David Roberto Carrio I'ts more like a camera with a phone!
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Good, because I only care about a windows phone version :D
Joey J. Bowles
Joey J. Bowles too bad.... this would be awesome on windows phone.
Paul Jimenez
Paul Jimenez HD pro camera on the go? Sign me up.
Emil John Cruz
Emil John Cruz Lol @ too many megapixel haha
Matt Chumaceiro
Matt Chumaceiro Rest of the phone is crap besides camera, also, any phone in 2012 that is 17+ mm would not even be considered by me.
Martin Hernandez
Martin Hernandez Extremely great camera. However in my opinion they should have put it on a WP7 device. If it was in a WP7 it would have more chances to sell here in the states with Tmo,Verizon, Att ect. They should have made it their own GS2.
Billy Doyle
Billy Doyle WOW! they had better get some big sd cards
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling ppl who need to be able to provide visual evidence of things *shrug*
Nikolas Manuelides
Nikolas Manuelides interpolated....... lame
Victor Rios
Victor Rios What you need a camera with that many megapixels...post a mural or Sistine Chapel? Lol
Leonel Martucci
Leonel Martucci whio the fuck needs a phone with a camera?
Jake Russel Rodriguez
Jake Russel Rodriguez Pretty stupid.
Jordan DeBarth
Jordan DeBarth Unnecessary.
Justin Ladig
Justin Ladig Too many megapixels.
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Meh.
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling ok seriously,who the fuck needs that many megapixels on a phone?

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