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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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What a terrible decision by UK carriers...

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  • 2012-06-28 14:04
  • LhQ4

Shut up with your megalomaniacal delusion. I've already bought an 808 and been using it for two weeks now. It's a fantastic phone. I have a Galaxy Nexus and it's comparable to the Nexus speed-wise, save for the browser which I seldom use anyway. Why don't you try it first before putting up with those lies that you posted? Guys, don't believe this prick. 808 is an amazing phone.

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  • 2012-06-28 14:03
  • 414J

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-28 13:38 from ppj7 - click to readnokia and symbian long liventhe king! I have 701 after nevereending battle with pos samsung galaxy plus. Everything works more than fine, handset fits into pocket and file manager is awesome. My expenses on phone bills are as low as they should be. I have phone not phone has me. I love it and after every platform symbian seams to be the only choice. I will surely buy new nokia in future, what i will never buy is windows phone , complete dissasster blahhh

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  • 2012-06-28 14:01
  • S65n

> In reply to Nokia PV @ 2012-06-28 13:43 from vbR1 - click to readYou know what else does not transfer your data? A feature phone or a brick.

Even with all the virus and spyware in the world Android is still a much better OS than Symbian.

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  • 2012-06-28 14:01
  • ppj7

Give Nokia 6 months maximally to die peacefully

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  • 2012-06-28 13:58
  • fqeK

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2012-06-28 13:04 from kJq6 - click to readThere's being a supported of a manufacturer, and then there's living on planet cuckoo - I mean - why are you even bringing Sammy into the equation?

Come on, you don't honestly believe that do you?
I mean... you don't? Right?

I think the real reason is;

a) lack of demand
b) lack of ongoing revenue - many carriers have added extras that work with specific OSs (like Winmo, iOS, etc.)
c) probably lack of demand
d) it's a one-off, not getting the best reviews

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  • 2012-06-28 13:58
  • GjjS

the bada 2.0 OS is much better than meego, froyo.. this symbian is really bad and really slow. wp is boring no future os

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  • 2012-06-28 13:56
  • P@1G

> In reply to Dean W @ 2012-06-28 13:31 from Rx90 - click to readBasically, because I suspect not everyone has £500 to spend up front on a handset...

Middle of a recession? £500 on an unsupported, DOA handset? Come on now... who's going to go for that?

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  • 2012-06-28 13:46
  • GjjS

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-28 13:38 from ppj7 - click to readActually Android phones comes with spy software so when user is using his phone this spy software transfer your personal data in background without user being informed in this way carriers can make more money where as such features are not available in Symbian hence they don't want to offer a Subsidized Nokia PV808

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  • 2012-06-28 13:43
  • vbR1

UK carriers know what's up.

Nokia is finished and so is the junk Symbian... yea, yea, yea it can do so many things, browsing, emails... the question is that though who the hell wants to do all that on Symbian when it's so utterly terrible at everything it does? Browsing is horrible on a Symbian phone, keyboard is just atrocious. Everything in Symbian is just bad.

I want to know about the people who make Symbian and code that POS OS, have they actually tried a modern smartphone?

But, oh hey, hey, you guys have got BLUETOOTH TRANSFER!!! YEAH! I mean you don't have Wi-Fi Direct, and your phone runs on a hardware that is 5 years outdated but you've got that bluetooth transfer!

And here's another thing about this junk 808. Yes, having a great camera is good, and having a great camera on a mobile phone is fantastic because it's always there and always with you and you don't have to carry a dedicated camera. However 808 cannot be your main phone because it's a horrible phone and not a smartphone.

So just get a modern smartphone like the iPhone or Galaxy S III, they both take fantastic pictures that are good enough.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:38
  • ppj7

> In reply to Mag82 @ 2012-06-28 13:19 from 9BxC - click to readthe last symbian phone you have seen is satio,heh.seriously are you comparing s60 with symbian belle,its like jumping into conclusion than android ics is not good because you have used a phone running on cupcake.even i dont used to like symbian but since ive tried out 808 at a nokia prority store my perception about it has changed.belle doesnt feel like old symbian at all.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:37
  • 9G{X

Why tie yourself with a 2 year contract just for the sake of 300£ cheaper? You'll end up paying at least 100% more in the long run do your own calculations. It's not like you're buying a car or a house where you really need to be in a mortgage. Buy sim-free, sign up for a separate plan(or a prepaid) , and spare yourselves a carrier-stamped restrictions BS.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:31
  • Rx90

Carriers play dirty! They want to make NOKIA to give them 808PV almost for free as NOKIA did with Lumia phones in US!! But they will chage their mind when they will see the customer request for this phone!

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  • 2012-06-28 13:23
  • p$uE

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2012-06-28 13:04 from kJq6 - click to readNo one wants symbian os because its pony. The last symbian phone that I saw was the SE satio and man that was poor and plagued with problems Nokia should be forced to stop selling there phones with there Symbian os. Name one thing Symbian can do better than Android or IOS other than crashing and running slow.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:19
  • 9BxC

Here's a trick for all you Nokia fans...

What you COULD do...

Is buy a Galaxy S3 free on contract (don't kill yourselves all at once!)

And then sell it to someone like Envirofone (current price for it is about £300)

And then buy yourself a Nokia for £200...

How's that?!?!

(don't say I don't give you anything...)

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  • 2012-06-28 13:18
  • GjjS

surprise surprise...
the unexpected hits you between the eyes...

;)

shame really, it would have been nice to jump out of the tech rat race for a couple of years... oh well... time to hop back onto the 12-core 20" monster that will no doubt be released next year!

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  • 2012-06-28 13:12
  • GjjS

That was expected, but I'm sure they'll still get a good amount of sales anyways.

I only buy unlocked anyways; phone pays for itself with the cheaper plan.

And Nokia is far from dead. Partnering with Microsoft is proof of that.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:11
  • r{07

Symbian is such a bad os and we in the uk know it!

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  • 2012-06-28 13:07
  • 9BxC

Are the UK Telcos implying that Symbian smartphones are so slow, their users don't surf the net or use data as much as users of other platforms?

That's BS! They are discriminating Nokia and they must be getting paid by Samsung to do this.

The 808 PV is better and more innovative than the SGS 3.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:04
  • kJq6

> In reply to The S @ 2012-06-28 12:17 from XpfY - click to readjust enjoy whatever phone you have. no need to bash others!

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  • 2012-06-28 13:01
  • 3CfK

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