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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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> In reply to eagle5 @ 2012-06-28 19:31 from sF%@ - click to readCurve / Projected screen is good for touch feedback rather than the visual.
I reckon its the way the screen should be for Unibody design like N9/800 etc.

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  • 2012-06-28 19:37
  • wd8R

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-06-28 19:10 from wd8R - click to readIt amoled BUT you forgot 1 factor, curve screen, which takes it to a different level. Those who have used n9, Lumia 800 will know the difference. N9 resolution is better than 808, so the visuals on n9 will be better. I have both phones.
In any case, 808 is about the camera. If a pic taken with 808 looks good on 808, it will look superb on SGS3(yeah, the tests been done)

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  • 2012-06-28 19:31
  • sF%@

if you can afford this - perfect phone for holidays.
and pics you can really enjoy on your PC or TV!
i dont understand this war betwen operating systems (fanboys), are you employees of those companies?

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  • 2012-06-28 19:15
  • BwcN

> In reply to Alin @ 2012-06-28 18:41 from p$uE - click to readFALSE.
You are being very biased exhibiting your fancy towards nokia.

- Both the phones you mentioned use AMOLED screens, CBD is another polarizer of Nokia
- You have compared a 720p(although there are subpixels) with WVGA, not sure how you logic this. SGS2 which has similar res is not even close to S3.

I'll agree that N9 has beautiful screen but not to the exaggaration of your blatant lie.

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  • 2012-06-28 19:10
  • wd8R

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-06-28 18:17 from N9xA - click to readNokia ClearBlack Display is the most beatiful screen to look at(despite the low res) you will never feel the disadvatange of low resolution! Believe me, I playd with S3 in a shop, the screen is not impresive, I have Nokia N9 with rounded screen, the most nice screen I ever saw!

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  • 2012-06-28 18:41
  • p$uE

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-06-28 18:17 from N9xA - click to readanother good point...

for me, I guess the most criminal thing about the 808 is that you may well be able to take some of the best photos ever with a camera, but you won't be able to appreciate them on the screen it comes with... you'll have to move them to a PC, TV, etc....

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  • 2012-06-28 18:23
  • GjjS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 17:37 from Tker - click to readThat's exactly why only that 10% of the market will buy phones running other OS's...
No. It's not only a matter of Symbian or OS. This gorgeus phone deserved a screen that matched it. That resolution is lame. Lame, lame, lame. And I cannot help thinking of all those nice screens around for about the same price.

In the end, at least in my case, the usage of the phone for photo or video recording happens less than 5% of the time I'm using it. But I'll be looking at the screen more than 90% of the time (I only get my eyes off the screen when talking or listening to music -and not always-).

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  • 2012-06-28 18:17
  • N9xA

> In reply to brynn @ 2012-06-28 16:18 from nE0R - click to readHere here!

Quite right too!

(I just wish it had been subsidised or at least a couple of hundred quid cheaper - I'd get a GS3, sell it and buy an 808 sim-free just to have something different I reckon!)

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  • 2012-06-28 17:58
  • GjjS

I swear all you techy geeks miss the point most of the time... it's all well and good arguing about what's better, Symbian/iOS/Android/RIM whatever but your thinking like tech guys not consumers.

Out of all the people I know, only around 10% even know what OS runs on their phone and they don't even consider it when buying a new handset.

The majority of users go on what the phone will let them do... and most users want a phone with basic app/email/web usage and a great camera

Nokia 808 does that and no one can get anywhere near them!

Who cares if it runs Symbian... certainly no more than 10% of the market!

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  • 2012-06-28 17:37
  • Tker

> In reply to Mag82 @ 2012-06-28 13:19 from 9BxC - click to readYeah well because a shitty Satio running ancient Symbian S60 is the same as Symbian^3 (now called Nokia Belle), right? I mean Android 1.5 was shit so Android 4.1 Jelly Beans must be shit, too, right?

FYI: Satio was shit because it was made by Sony.

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  • 2012-06-28 17:32
  • 3Je5

Dunno why everyone is getting so worked up about it - the article says it isn't available via contract, and not saying that it's not available at all in the UK...

Irrespective of whether the OS is good or not, this is nothing more than pure average revenue per customer - and Symbian users are not making the networks enough money for them to invest in bringing such a handset for their customers.

And on top of that, the number of Symbian users in the UK are far far fewer than users of the other operating systems, so this decision doesn't surprise me one bit.

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  • 2012-06-28 17:32
  • Mx@E

why would someoen in theyr right mind sponsor symbian in 2012 ? madness.....this is android !!!

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  • 2012-06-28 17:19
  • 3RM{

We are not bothered. We don't need a smarphone because of its camera. Symbian is very poor OS which I will never ever have again.

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  • 2012-06-28 17:19
  • mpPc

> In reply to Symbian forever! @ 2012-06-28 16:53 from fBhm - click to readNice, but only 30,000 people will buy Nokia 808 and 30,000,000 people will buy the Galaxy S3.

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  • 2012-06-28 17:14
  • Bqx5

Another proof dead of symbian.

This phone is for few symbian fans. Probably the last.

Symbian is time R.I.P.

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  • 2012-06-28 17:07
  • tu6$

If Nokia 808 running Meego then I am sure it will be a cool selling.

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  • 2012-06-28 16:57
  • tm9d

Look at this­

this is true multitasking, now tell me, can your "dual core" androids do this?? I wont even mention ios, it's multitasking is a joke

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  • 2012-06-28 16:53
  • fBhm

God I just hate the networks.

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  • 2012-06-28 16:40
  • iyxx

> In reply to wdwmkr @ 2012-06-28 12:30 from 3iti - click to readI am replacing N8 with 808 and always buy sim free anyhow..I hate been tied to carrier and last with updates..I have just cancelled my contract on SGS3 its too fragile and big..These huge fones are getting ridiculous roll on when the tinier the phone the more trendy.I thinkthe sim free price will drop in few months so will buy it then..

Get gravity on board (social media catered for) and opera (i use Opera with all my smartfones)and whats not to like? Top quality video recording in bad enviroments like nightclubs and gigs where the SGS3 crumples with heavy bass sounds..Top quality cam and always with you..All your calenders alarms,torch,etc and blazing fast under belle 1.3GHz.

Each to their own i am the one using it who cares what anyone else says buy what you want its your sodding cash.

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  • 2012-06-28 16:18
  • nE0R

> In reply to Dgt @ 2012-06-28 15:49 from 3qA$ - click to readComplete agree! I want to be different, that's why I have a Nokia N9 and will buy 808PureView!

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  • 2012-06-28 16:13
  • p$uE

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