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Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon - read the full textNokia has just overruled its plans to exclude North America from the PureView 808 markets. Mexico is getting the camera/smart phone hybrid in a few weeks, probably in the end of May or the beginning of June. The confirmation comes straight from the Spanish version of Nokia...


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Its really shameful that some people just out of pure hatred and fanboyism are cursing Nokia, and defaming the pureview. Why cant we just appreciate the innovation? Everybody here must have used a Nokia, atleast once. I am an android user, but not a fanboy. Innovation is always invited, whether from Nokia, Samsung, LG, or any start up company.

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  • 2012-05-09 05:12
  • t}GT

> In reply to Sea-Breeze @ 2012-05-08 18:57 from fXAT - click to readOkay Mr Hardcore camera guy,

would you like to post any relative data showing how this is "revolutionary"?

1. The techniques used to get incredible details on images used by the PureView 808 is not new. It's called PixelOversampling which has been done before by some PS cameras as well as some DSLR.

2. Higher megapixels does not equate to higher image quality unless pixel oversampling is used. Fundamental basics of Camera's still holds true, bigger sensors = better quality images. Care to show me any proof that a higher Megapixel camera with smaller size image sensor and no pixel oversampling can produce a better images than a lower megapixel camera with a bigger sensor?

3. Camera geeks may buy this that is true, but people "looking for innovation" would not even touch this. This phone is a brick, no one in their right mind would buy a phone that has a small screen, low resolution, a crappy OS that no one cares about, and limited by hardware. Maybe if Nokia marketed the device as a camera with phone capabilities people would buy it.

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  • 2012-05-09 04:58
  • jAGb

> In reply to [deleted post]Yeah, from the past i was stupid but now i already realized the truth, so i had make decision to buy all the phones i think very good to myself.

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  • 2012-05-09 04:22
  • IVDE

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-05-08 20:15 from fqfx - click to readDid i have mentioned nokia n8 bfore this? U actually didnt have the point wht to say and now now u want discuss about n8. Sigh.. Now we want to talk about pureview, not n8. N8 didnt use pureview technology.

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  • 2012-05-09 04:16
  • IVDE

> In reply to Android Fanboy 4.0.3 @ 2012-05-08 22:46 from Xujd - click to readSGS3 8mp and HTC One X 8mp camera without Xenon flash is just wasted in my opinion.
The quad core processor will just suck all the battery fast.

Nokia PureView camera is awesome!
Xenon flash is just superb! :)

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  • 2012-05-09 04:12
  • wiXc

i want my red pureview please nokia hurry hurry hurry ...

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  • 2012-05-09 04:03
  • u{EK

> In reply to Android Fanboy 4.0.3 @ 2012-05-08 22:46 from Xujd - click to readwhy are you reading and leaving comment here anyway?
unless you secretly admire this phone.

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  • 2012-05-09 02:49
  • tA$H

Great I live in México, and since i saw this cellphone-camera i love it!

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  • 2012-05-09 02:43
  • Ls%w

I wouldn't take the "few Weeks" statement too literal if we look Nokia Mexico's records with previous smartphones launches. As they generally take 3 to 4 months after European launch to be distributed in here. For example N8 took 3 months, or just recently for the Lumia 710 & 800 were just recently launched a few Weeks ago. So I wouldn't be surprised if the official launch it's not until late August or September

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  • 2012-05-09 01:33
  • Pc{F

Yeaaaaaaaaaah I will buy my 808 here in México!!!

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  • 2012-05-09 00:47
  • PqTI

As much as I see the 808 as a smashing bit of kit, If it's not subsidised by the networks, it may well bomb in many markets. And that seems to be the problem Nokia will have in releasing it to many markets.
The SIM free price is likely to hit the SGSIII tag and given Samsung proven Galaxy S line, many will opt for that as the safe option.
Me personally, as an N8 owner, will look closely at how both fare. Should the N808 have a market price of ~ £350 area it would def be on my list.

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  • 2012-05-09 00:41
  • n$eP

I see lots of comments bashing 808, I own a Nexus S and for me Nexus S is perfect (and N8 should deliver better image quality on photos, not that I care, I have proper ILS/EVIL camera), however, Nokia 808 is bond to be a better phone in several aspects, the main one being the camera.

For the ones dissing the image quality of it, please be aware that the pixel pitch/size is more or less the size of a Canon SX 230 HS, given how well (or bad) it performs it should give an idea of what to expect at pixel level.

At the whole picture though, at wide angle the camera has a sensor area with a size that is comparable to Nikon 1 system, that should also give an idea of what to expect at wide angle, full resolution photo, this assuming (and so far all points to it) that dynamic range and color accuracy are surprisingly good.

It should be a very nice camera phone, the spec bump for Symbian will help the usability of it (as the older ones were far under spec'ed), but not compete with the latest android phones when comes to performance, finally, price wise will probably only worth it for that camera, if not, you can get a similar spec'ed (minus camera) for 1/4th or 1/3th of the price.

An unique phone, that some people will like while others won't. You can't fill everybody's tastes.

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  • 2012-05-08 23:42
  • pXK@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-08 23:01 from fJCp - click to read11. Anyone who wants TRUE multi-tasking in a smartphone;
12. Anyone who has ever used Gravity, CuteTube, Nokia Maps Suite, etc.

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  • 2012-05-08 23:31
  • PmQk

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-05-08 20:39 from fqfx - click to readwhen you put a photo paper in light, you get small reflections
n8 picks those up, other phone doesnt because it blurs everything

but if you want to amuse us with your ignorance, please do

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  • 2012-05-08 23:17
  • s0ME

> In reply to manurd350 @ 2012-05-08 22:20 from vIdd - click to readYet it is the most powerful Symbian smartphone ever built!

I have enjoyed the camera of the N8, but it has not been able to keep up with my smartphone needs. Luckily the 808 has doubled specifications compared to the N8 (which IMO is still a great cameraphone especially for a first smartphone). But I am eagerly waiting for the faster processor and more memory RAM and ROM, and the bigger screen (although the resolution is a bit disappointing). But it does not matter, because the CAMERA IS A MONSTER!!! I Want it NOW!!!

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  • 2012-05-08 23:15
  • mI3A

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-08 23:01 from fJCp - click to readcount me in!!

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  • 2012-05-08 23:06
  • LaBJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-08 22:51 from xBy{ - click to read"The weird one
> In reply to N0kian @ 2012-05-08 21:42 from fJCp - click to read

you are great sir. I have never read such a in depth article . respect."

Its just 2 comments below you if you would have paid some attention. If you can't praise someone's effort just don't underestimate it and that too without focusing the audience.

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  • 2012-05-08 23:05
  • fJCp

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-05-08 19:48 from fqfx - click to readThe user of 808 quickly moves the camera, but the S2 is stil, not fair at all, not to mention that video on 808 is taken with a prototype device without video stabilization that was not implemented in the proto device. With video stabilization the 808 will be MILES AHEAD OF ANY PHONE IN VIDEO RECORDIN!!

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  • 2012-05-08 23:04
  • LaBJ

> In reply to Android Fanboy 4.0.3 @ 2012-05-08 22:46 from Xujd - click to read"Who the hell would buy this ugly brick for only a camera purpose?"

1. Photographers
2. Camera Enthusiasts
3. Travelers
4. Tourists
5. People who are fond of concerts and musical shows
6. People who like innovation
7. People who don't want to carry bulky SLRs or P&Ss
8. Nokia & Symbian fans
9. Tech Geeks
10. ME :)

"Still HTC one x and Sgs3 laughing at this brick with their 8mp useful cam!"

So you have seen "HTC One X" & "SGS3" laughing? Soon they will be crying when the Camera King comes out!

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  • 2012-05-08 23:01
  • fJCp

> In reply to N0kian @ 2012-05-08 21:42 from fJCp - click to readwho is going to read this really?

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  • 2012-05-08 22:51
  • xBy{

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