Nokia 808 PureView coming to US through Amazon for $699

Nokia 808 PureView coming to US through Amazon for $699

Summary: The Nokia 808 PureView is an amazing piece of camera phone technology and for serious Nokia fans in the USA you will be able to soon purchase it for $699.

TOPICS: Nokia, Amazon

There was speculation that Nokia's 808 announcement would somehow be related to the Microsoft Surface event yesterday, but that obviously was not the case. Instead, Nokia announced that the Nokia 808 PureView is indeed coming to the USA (previously stated it was not going to come here) through Amazon for $699. Unfortunately, it is NOT a penta-band device (like most all of the recent Symbian devices) so only works with 3G data for AT&T customers. Nokia just updated their website to state that the 808 PureView actually will work on both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G networks so that is great news.

It is likely only serious Nokia camera aficionados will purchase the 808 PureView at this price and even though I am a Nokia fan I will not be purchasing one. I don't think the price is unreasonable when you compare it to other non-subsidized phones. However, given the trends I have seen with previous unlocked Nokia devices it should drop to $529 or so in about 60 days. It's not the price alone that kills it for me, but I tried going back to Symbian recently with my Nokia N8 running Belle, the latest OS, and the continued Gmail failures and lack of 3rd party apps compared to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone convinced me Symbian is in my past. I will consider a PureView Windows Phone, but not even an extreme camera experience will convince me to go back to Symbian.

The Nokia 808 PureView has a 41 megapixel camera, 4 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1.3 GHz processor, and 16GB internal memory with support for microSD expansion. Any readers thinking of picking up one of these devices?

Topics: Nokia, Amazon

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  • Windows Phone Version Coming

    According to my recollection, Nokia has confirmed that they are planning on a Windows Phone version using this hardware. I know that's not interesting to everyone, but it will be to a good number of the target audience. It would make me wait (if I wasn't already very happy as well as on contract with my Lumia 900).
  • 7680x4320? 16:9?

    Can I take pictures at that resolution in RAW format?
    Grayson Peddie
  • $699 is cheap

    You know when you buy that $199 iphone they make you sign up for a $100 a month for 24 months. Considering you can buy the $699 phone and get on a $30 a month plan the $699 phone will cost you $1200 less.

    Of course logic defies most people.

    BTW there's plenty of apps on Symbian to cover most people's needs. Just because it doesn't have draw something doesn't mean it's lacking. In fact I see it as a good thing.
    • ...Have you even bought a subsidized phone?

      You don't buy it on credit like you seem to assume. You just can't drop the carrier for two years. I'm currently on a contract for around $75 a month. It would be $75 a month even if I bought the phone for 700 dollars and just activated it with Verizon. $30 a month is just the data plan. Assuming you're actually going to be using your phone as, you know, a phone, it's going to cost a bit more.
  • Is it worth buying this phone instead of a digi-cam?

    Is it?
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