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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

24 January, 2013 | comments (410)

We all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish...


Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

23 January, 2013 | comments (204)

The Nokia 808 PureView was the company’s first PureView smartphone and it still holds the throne as the best cameraphone out there, despite the Lumia 920 challenge. It seems that this is about to change though as the company's Windows Phone camp is...


Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (159)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Damian Dinning leaves Nokia (Update: Joins Jaguar Land Rover)

Damian Dinning leaves Nokia (Update: Joins Jaguar Land Rover)

23 November, 2012 | comments (215)

As if the poor market performance as of late wasn't enough, Nokia just took another hit. Damian Dinning has decided to leave the company effective November 30. Dinning started working at Nokia in April 2004 and took the role as the company's...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Nokia Belle FP2 update is now fixed, reseeded to users

Nokia Belle FP2 update is now fixed, reseeded to users

10 October, 2012 | comments (335)

Finally, the issues have been ironed out and Nokia has restarted the rollout of the Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 firmware update. The update is headed for Nokia OS devices including the Nokia 808 PureView, 701, 700 and 603. The PureView will...


Nokia 808 PureView gets Belle FP2, imaging updates in tow

Nokia 808 PureView gets Belle FP2, imaging updates in tow

02 October, 2012 | comments (98)

Starting today, Nokia is rolling out the Belle FP2 update its last generation of Nokia OS phones. The Nokia 808 PureView is getting a good deal of exclusive imaging and gallery features, while the 701, 700 and 603 are getting the same update sans...


Apple releases camera sample images from the new iPhone 5

Apple releases camera sample images from the new iPhone 5

13 September, 2012 | comments (155)

One of the key features that Apple chose to talk about during the iPhone 5 keynote yesterday was the camera. The camera on the iPhone 4S was already impressive and if Apple is to be believed, the one on the iPhone 5 is even better. Now on...


Nokia fakes Lumia 920 PureView video, issues an apology for it

Nokia fakes Lumia 920 PureView video, issues an apology for it

06 September, 2012 | comments (187)

Yesterday, Nokia announced the Lumia 920 with a PureView camera, except here, PureView did not mean the pixel oversampling that we saw on the 808 PureView but rather the use of optical image stabilization to achieve steadier low light photos and...


Nokia 808 Pureview now available on Amazon.com

Nokia 808 Pureview now available on Amazon.com

09 July, 2012 | comments (52)

Few weeks ago we reported that Nokia plans to sell the 808 PureView in the US through Amazon.com. Now the phone is in stock on Amazon and is being sold for $699 without a contract and unlocked. As is the case with unlocked GSM phones in the...


Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

01 July, 2012 | comments (200)

A video of a pre-release Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle has leaked. Currently available on Nokia's RDA (Remote Device Access), which only Nokia registered developers have access to, allows for Symbian Belle FP2 to be tried out in an...


UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

28 June, 2012 | comments (120)

If you are a UK resident, hoping to get the 41MP of camera goodness that is the Nokia 808 PureView at a nicely subsidized price, we have some bad news for you. None of the British carriers will be offering the Symbian smartphone, so getting it...


Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

27 June, 2012 | comments (53)

The Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders at UK retailers' sites are finally starting to list launch dates. Amazon UK will be the among the first stores to get it. Amazon UK has the 808 PureView (black and white) listed for £500 ($780) with a release...


Nokia 808 PureView gets its first firmware update

Nokia 808 PureView gets its first firmware update

23 June, 2012 | comments (98)

It's just been over a week since the Nokia 808 PureView went on sale and Nokia has already given the phones its first firmware upgrade. Although an official change log is not available, but according to All About Symbian, the update brings...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Nokia 808 PureView now available for pre-order in the US

Nokia 808 PureView now available for pre-order in the US

20 June, 2012 | comments (29)

The Nokia 808 PureView has made the next step towards US availability - just a day after it was announced that the cameraphone monster would be sold stateside through Amazon, it's now available for pre-order. As promised, the price is set at $699...


Nokia launching the 808 PureView in the US for $699

Nokia launching the 808 PureView in the US for $699

19 June, 2012 | comments (246)

After initially dropping North America out of the list of countries getting the 808 PureView, then confirming that it will in fact be getting the phone, Nokia has now gone ahead and made the official launch announcement. The 808 PureView will...

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Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

16 June, 2012 | comments (105)

Nokia USA has posted a series of teaser images on Facebook with June 18, 2012 on them, which naturally caused quite a stir. Initially, it was thought that Nokia's news will be somewhat related to Microsoft's announcement, which is bound to take...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

13 June, 2012 | comments (369)

Nokia has finally launched the highly anticipated Nokia 808 PureView in India, which as we already know, will be one of the first markets in the world to get the phone. The phone is priced at ₹33,899, which is approximately €484.5 /...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Nokia 808 PureView is now on sale, unboxing pictures are inside

Nokia 808 PureView is now on sale, unboxing pictures are inside

07 June, 2012 | comments (183)

It appears that the 808 PureView has finally started leaving Nokia's factories and making its way to retailers. Even though Nokia hasn't mentioned a word about it, we've received several tips in the last few days that the monster cameraphone has...


Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled

Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled

25 May, 2012 | comments (143)

A couple of days ago we ran a story that stated the Carla update for Nokia Belle has been cancelled. However, we have now been contacted by Nokia regarding this matter, stating that this is not the case at all. We have been told that what...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Nokia confirms working on multiple PureView phones

Nokia confirms working on multiple PureView phones

24 May, 2012 | comments (257)

Love what Nokia has done with the camera on the 808 PureView? Well, then there is a lot more where that came from. Nokia's Head of Product Marketing, Vesa Jutila confirmed to Engadget that a lot more of such devices are in the pipeline....

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI