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Nokia 808 Pureview coming to US on Amazon for $699 unlocked (update)

Nokia 808 Pureview coming to US on Amazon for $699 unlocked (update)

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We heard last month that Nokia was investigating ways to bring the 808 Pureview to the US, and now a product page has just gone live on Nokia's US website.

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Despite the fact that Nokia said last year that it would no longer bring any Symbian hardware to the US, the company appears to have done an about-face with the 808 Pureview, a Symbian smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera sensor. We heard last month that Nokia was investigating ways to bring the 808 Pureview to the US, and now a product page has just gone live on Nokia's US website. The phone appears to be idenitical, spec-wise, to what Nokia previously introduced — but now US customers can sign up to be notified when the 808 Pureview is available through Amazon, unlocked, for $699. Nokia notes that the phone will work with either an AT&T or T-Mobile SIM, but only at 2G speeds on T-Mobile on account of the 808's radio configuration. Presales from Amazon will begin later this week, but there's no word on a ship date just yet.

Update: Nokia has updated its blog to say that the 808 Pureview will in fact run at 3G speeds on both T-Mobile and AT&T, contrary to what it said last night. Apparently, there was an error in the spec sheet, but the 808 Pureview "works just fine with T-Mobile in the United States."