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UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

28 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView - read the full textIf 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 SIM-free will be your only option. O2, Three and...


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If my Lumia was getting WP8 I'd definitely get an 808. As it is, happy to wait foe a WP8 handset with PV tech.

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  • 2012-06-29 01:32
  • X3ti

> In reply to Dient @ 2012-06-28 21:14 from 8B5r - click to readI had the nokia N8 and agree with 'mag' that symbian is 'pony'. Yes it had the latest update to the OS and yes it still crashed and performed badly - there is a reason why symbian is dead lol.

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  • 2012-06-29 01:11
  • p$VH

the device is not bad :-) i like it :-) everything in the device nokia 808 is very good :-) but one problem :-( is that apple is working on ios6 and google is working on android 4.1 microsoft working on windows phone 8 even blackberry working on Bb os10 why nokia not working on next version of symbian ? Sorry but symbian is dead :-( but it was amazing os :-) still i am using it with my iphone :-)

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  • 2012-06-29 00:33
  • JB9C

> In reply to Anomel @ 2012-06-28 22:06 from Ns6} - click to readWow, well said really! :D That is just what they want. You forgot to add: "get depressed and spend more money on "toys"" though. :D

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  • 2012-06-29 00:16
  • Rpdg

> In reply to Dgt @ 2012-06-28 15:49 from 3qA$ - click to readI 110% agree with you, I have nokia n8 and I love it. I love its 720p recording,photos, fm transmitter, battery life (battery the biggest problem of android), hdmi connectivity, these are all modern features not old, and off course this is all down to anna and belle update, which this people havent used it but still right off symbian as complete fail.

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  • 2012-06-29 00:16
  • LhQH

> In reply to poundage @ 2012-06-28 22:18 from nGP1 - click to readYes, I'm one of these. Great photophone, witch all free access, even whitout web connexion... I love that, being able to transfer music, pictures, movies and all files I want to a PC or tablet without having to pay a lot when I'm abroad, and that's the principal advantages Symbian has about iOS or Windowsphones. And free offline GPS too, very very good and complete in Nokia Symbian phones!

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  • 2012-06-29 00:06
  • JJs3

This just shows how greedy the networks are. They aren't interested in providing the best service, only extracting the most cash out of us!!!

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  • 2012-06-28 23:33
  • m5ce

SIM free is the BEST option to buy a smartphone.
NOTHING IS FREE IN A CONTRACT. Contract is the most expensive way to buy a smartphone.

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  • 2012-06-28 23:27
  • n5Td

> In reply to Andrew Tan @ 2012-06-28 20:58 from tu6$ - click to readI don't think it's "ugly" but more like "efficient" - some of us think that beauty and brains don't go together. Like, the best audio equipment is ugly too, the best tools, weapons, whatever, most professional stuff is "ugly" but it means business. And it's too heavy too? Grow stronger, lady. ;-)

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  • 2012-06-28 23:26
  • Mtr9

> In reply to Dun @ 2012-06-28 20:09 from TuhJ - click to readAround 10-11 MB.

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  • 2012-06-28 23:21
  • Mtr9

People will buy it for the camera. I would never take a phone on contract anyway, all my phones are SIM free. Why would I want to pay the networks extra?

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  • 2012-06-28 22:55
  • mxYT

Unfortunately I can only see this as a huge fail for Nokia, who will spend 500 notes on this? Maybe Symbian lovers if there are any still about..

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  • 2012-06-28 22:18
  • nGP1

> In reply to MdN @ 2012-06-28 19:45 from Mtr9 - click to readLol...Well said!

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  • 2012-06-28 22:06
  • Ns6}

Such a shame !!!!

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  • 2012-06-28 21:24
  • JbRn

> In reply to Mag82 @ 2012-06-28 13:19 from 9BxC - click to readCome on man, try symbian belle fp1 and then come here and post again.

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  • 2012-06-28 21:14
  • 8B5r

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 17:37 from Tker - click to readYou make some point and you forget user also look on appearance.

This 808 is way too bulky, ugly and small screen size, this all is already a dead point to let it success selling it.

And for tech people, most not even will go check and look on it at all.

808 ugly design, bulky body, crap resolution, bad OS = Fail product.

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  • 2012-06-28 20:58
  • tu6$

> In reply to Alin @ 2012-06-28 18:41 from p$uE - click to readThey could have produced a more pixel dense panel and stil put Nokia's CBD on top of it. We are not talking about a cheap phone. With all the emphasis they made in imagery they should at least let you appreciate it in its full splendor.

About SGS3's screen and 808's screen comparison, there's no contest. SGS3 has 4x the pixels and about doubles the pixel density in a bigger panel. N9 has a great screen though.

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  • 2012-06-28 20:39
  • N9xA

> In reply to Dun @ 2012-06-28 20:09 from TuhJ - click to readwell, a 5mp photo is at least 2megabyte, so 41mp should be at least 8mb...

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  • 2012-06-28 20:21
  • 0Ved

How many Meega Bytes is a 41 MegaPix photo?

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  • 2012-06-28 20:09
  • TuhJ

"It's obvious that carriers prefer to subsidize smartphones running on data-hungry platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone and the expensive data plans that go with those"

Well said. Why would people go out, have a life, take photos, have fun, when they can stay at home, get overweight, waste data, watch photos and videos that someone else made and happily call it "technology"?

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  • 2012-06-28 19:45
  • Mtr9

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