The Nokia 808 PureView is now Officially Available State Side
It seems like only yesterday, that Nokia took to the stages of MWC to announce the likes of their new smart phones. In the midst of talking WP7 numbers and announcing some new Asha devices Nokia made an announcement that would change the course of history as we know it…ok maybe not but the Nokia 808 PureView is pretty amazing and its available! Initially the Nokia 808 PureView was to launch in select European countries in May. International pre-orders opened for the high end device in April and was priced at around €599 which translated into around $785 for anyone interested in importing the device stateside. Earlier this week however, all that changed.
The Nokia 808 PureView has just been put on the market for American customers. Your dreams of a smart phone with amazing photography skills have come to fruition. Initially the expectation was the 808 would launch stateside shortly after its announcement and European launch, and color us surprised, it’s actually happening. Hopefully, if you were interested in the 808 you held off importing. The Nokia 808 PureView is now available via Amazon for $699. At the time of this announcement Nokia stated that the 808 PureView would work with At&t and would be able to use 2G data with T-Mobile. Yesterday Nokia took to the presses by striking that T-Mobile claim, by saying “We incorrectly stated that the Nokia 808 PureView would only work with T-Mobile at 2G speeds. This was caused by an error in the spec sheet. We’re sorry about any confusion. The Nokia 808 PureView works just fine with T-Mobile in the United States.”, on their official blog. While looking into it a bit further the specs on the 808 do not show to be compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G bands, but we will take Nokia’s word for it. So what can you expect from the Nokia 808 PureView? The 808 PureView starts with the likes of a 4 inch OLED touch screen display that offers up a 360×640 resolution at 184 pixels per inch. It uses the likes of Symbian Belle for its operations system and measures in at a whopping 13.9 mm thick. Internally the device will get its go from a single core 1.3 GHz ARM 11 processor that is backed by 512 MB of RAM and 1024 MB of ROM. With 16 GB of internal storage, an internal graphics processor and expandable micro SDHC memory up to 32 GB, the PureView is surely ready for anything. Additionally you can expect Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, micro HDMI type D, NFC, micro USB and GPS. Around back of the 808 PureView is its bread and butter, a 41 mega pixel camera and Xenon LED flash. This camera can do all the tricks you’d expect including auto focus, touch to focus, video stabilization, face detection, exposure control, digital zoom, geo tagging and self timing. You’ll also be able to record video in your choice of 1080p or 720p. A front facing VGA quality camera is also available for your video conferencing needs.
**Update – The Nokia 808 PureView is up for pre-orders via Amazon.Com but will not ship until July 8th -
So is anyone in the market for a high quality point and shoot that can coincidently make calls and give you directions home? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of this new monster point and shoot…I mean phone. Oh and remember folks, all your Nokia accessories are available and affordable!NFC, MWC, 2G, nokia 808, Amazon