808 PureView | Nokia
Nokia's new Lumia 920 smartphone features a PureView-branded camera, but it's not quite the same as the one we saw on the 808 PureView smartphone released earlier this year.
In the wake of questions about Nokia's PureView branding, Damian Dinning, Nokia's man in charge of cameras, has explained that PureView is about the overall camera performance, including optics, software, and image processing, and not the simple megapixel count.
What's likely to be the last Symbian device out of Nokia, the 808 PureView, has just gone up for pre-order at Amazon UK for the price of £499.98.
Nokia's 808 Pureview smartphone will be available in the United States through Amazon on July 8th.
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.
A number of reports out of the UK late last week suggested that Nokia plans to apply its superhydrophobic coating to upcoming Lumia and / or PureView devices, however we have spoken with the company and that is not the case.
The Special Operations Apps / System for Optical Attachments or [SOA]2, designed by a private contractor, is a set of adapters and apps that allows soldiers to connect infrared, night vision, or long-range cameras to the iPhone 4S or new iPad.
Nokia's US president Chris Weber told PC Magazine that the company plans to "figure out a way" to sell the 808 PureView Stateside, with an unlocked, AT&T compatible version due in the upcoming months.
The first batch of Office apps were released over a month ago, but today the rest of the pack has been released, bringing Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile to Nokia's Symbian Belle devices. For now only Nokia 701, 700, 603, E7, X7, C7, Oro, and C6-01 owners can get the software, but the N8, E6, and Nokia 500 will get the software eventually, as will the 808 PureView when it launches.
Italian retailer NStore.it has just opened up its pre-orders for Nokia's 41-megapixel 808 PureView smartphone. It's a contract-free model, and comes in at €599 — about $785. The pre-order page says that it expects the phone to be available in May.
Stefan Pannenbecker is the Vice President for Industrial Design at Nokia, where his job consists mostly of trying out a variety of crazy new ideas in search of the one or two that would help Nokia maintain its edge in design.
Nokia rather blew the doors off MWC 2012 this morning by announcing a 41-megapixel camera sensor ensconced within the confines of a smartphone, the 808 PureView. In order to understand what lies beneath the large bump on the back of the 808 handset, I spoke with Nokia's Damian Dinning, the man in charge of keeping the company's leadership in camera performance.
It's rare that we have to put news about a smartphone in our photography hub, but that's just what Nokia has merited today with the introduction of the PureView 808.