Nokia 808 PureView to go on sale in US for $699

After teasing us over the weekend, followed by a post on Nokia's US website on Monday, Nokia has finally announced that the 808 PureView smartphone will indeed go on sale for US customers. In a post on their official blog site, Nokia said that US citizens will be able to purchase an unlocked version of the 808 PureView for $699.

The smartphone will work with a SIM card for AT&T as well as T-Mobile. However, users will only be able to get the fastest speeds from the AT&T network; the 808 PureView will have just 2G level speeds on the T-Mobile network.

In its blog post, Nokia confirmed, "Elements of Nokia’s PureView technology will be integrated into future Windows Phones devices." Hopefully that means that when Windows Phone 8 comes out later this year, we will see a PureView-style product from Nokia running under that OS insidead of Symbian/Nokia Bell.

Pre-orders for the 808 PureView will be available on Amazon.com sometime later this week but there's no word yet on a ship date for the US market. The UK version of Amazon has already announced it will ship the phone to its citizens on June 30th for the price of £499.98.

Source: Nokia blog | Image via Nokia

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link6155 said,
Do you know anything about this phone?

I just want to do like Megatron on the Transformers movie and say "I'll rip out your optics!" and put this camera on a Windows Phone.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,
Fail!

Works on 1 network the way it should but sold at full price only through Amazon. Not to mention it is a dead mobile OS.

It's a dead OS because it was never meant to go on sale in the U.S. The huge response at the prototype's unveiling compelled Nokia to release it. Subsequently it never got paired with a carrier and comes from Amazon unlocked at full price. Nokia is hinting at the possible release of a Windows Phone equivalent in the future.

Not as much of a fail as you think.

JesseJ said,

It's a dead OS because it was never meant to go on sale in the U.S. The huge response at the prototype's unveiling compelled Nokia to release it. Subsequently it never got paired with a carrier and comes from Amazon unlocked at full price. Nokia is hinting at the possible release of a Windows Phone equivalent in the future.

Not as much of a fail as you think.

Time will tell. People that buy phones on Amazon are those getting the penny deals or just generally saving $50 or more. Otherwise, your average consumer walks into a store, sees and plays with the phone and buys it.

Sorry, I foresee failure.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Time will tell. People that buy phones on Amazon are those getting the penny deals or just generally saving $50 or more. Otherwise, your average consumer walks into a store, sees and plays with the phone and buys it.

Sorry, I foresee failure.

I don't think you understand what happened. A few people in the U.S. really wanted the 41 megapixel phone and Nokia arranged to put some up on Amazon. I doubt that the average consumer here even knows about the 808 press release because it's a "foreign" phone. The intended markets for this device are Europe and Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_808_PureView

JesseJ said,

I don't think you understand what happened. A few people in the U.S. really wanted the 41 megapixel phone and Nokia arranged to put some up on Amazon. I doubt that the average consumer here even knows about the 808 press release because it's a "foreign" phone. The intended markets for this device are Europe and Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_808_PureView

I don't need a Wikipedia citation. What I need to know if this thing will sell or is it a failure for the US like my original statement.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

I don't need a Wikipedia citation. What I need to know if this thing will sell or is it a failure for the US like my original statement.

The problem is that you're not only ignorant about what Nokia expects to achieve with the PureView in the US, you're adamantly insisting on wallowing in your utter ignorance. The fact is that the PureView was never intended for the US. That consumer response was positive enough that Nokia relented and arranged a way for people to get their hands on it, however limited that way might be, is already a win.

xeleraph said,

The problem is that you're not only ignorant about what Nokia expects to achieve with the PureView in the US, you're adamantly insisting on wallowing in your utter ignorance. The fact is that the PureView was never intended for the US. That consumer response was positive enough that Nokia relented and arranged a way for people to get their hands on it, however limited that way might be, is already a win.

Ignorance would be spending $699 on a 41MP camera symbian phone (which will no longer get updates or have any apps) when i could just buy a damn camera.

WTF Nokia is out of their mind. How many die-hards will buy this crap? A camera enthusiast will just buy a camera.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Ignorance would be spending $699 on a 41MP camera symbian phone (which will no longer get updates or have any apps) when i could just buy a damn camera.

WTF Nokia is out of their mind. How many die-hards will buy this crap? A camera enthusiast will just buy a camera.

So first you say the PureView will fail. When it's demonstrated to you that the PureView making it to the US at all is a win for Nokia, you try to call everyone who buys the phone as "idiots".

Can you possibly cry any harder?

xeleraph said,

So first you say the PureView will fail. When it's demonstrated to you that the PureView making it to the US at all is a win for Nokia, you try to call everyone who buys the phone as "idiots".

Can you possibly cry any harder?

First: Where did I say "Idiot"? Are you making things up as you post?

Second: Nowhere did I specify this is a fail for Nokia. You made assumptions (surprise, surprise). My statements were generalized. If you asked me to be clear I would have said it is a fail for the consumer since it is limited (technically) to one mobile service provider. It is also limited by it's price; it's availability and it's mobile OS.

I'm sorry if my opinion hurt your feelings. Imagine what I can achieve if I really was attacking you?

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

First: Where did I say "Idiot"? Are you making things up as you post?

Second: Nowhere did I specify this is a fail for Nokia. You made assumptions (surprise, surprise). My statements were generalized. If you asked me to be clear I would have said it is a fail for the consumer since it is limited (technically) to one mobile service provider. It is also limited by it's price; it's availability and it's mobile OS.

I'm sorry if my opinion hurt your feelings. Imagine what I can achieve if I really was attacking you?

Really? You called them "ignorant". Which shows that you're now trying to argue with semantics. So anyone who buys a phone you don't like is ignorant. Okay.

You didn't specify this is a fail for Nokia? Of course not, you "only" foresaw failure. What a pathetic attempt to wriggle your way out and pretend you didn't make the claims you did. I'm glad you weren't really trying to attack anyone, given your incompetence you'd probably have made an even bigger fool out of yourself.

xeleraph said,

Really? You called them "ignorant". Which shows that you're now trying to argue with semantics. So anyone who buys a phone you don't like is ignorant. Okay.

You didn't specify this is a fail for Nokia? Of course not, you "only" foresaw failure. What a pathetic attempt to wriggle your way out and pretend you didn't make the claims you did. I'm glad you weren't really trying to attack anyone, given your incompetence you'd probably have made an even bigger fool out of yourself.

Sorry I only see one fool here. I get it that you want to be the savior and preacher of this obsolete phone. It matters so much to you. I just don't see this as a great news for the US consumer. $700 for a phone? Seriously? Thank God I am smart with my money.

And people wonder why the world economy is not doing so well.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Sorry I only see one fool here. I get it that you want to be the savior and preacher of this obsolete phone. It matters so much to you. I just don't see this as a great news for the US consumer. $700 for a phone? Seriously? Thank God I am smart with my money.

And people wonder why the world economy is not doing so well.

No one is preaching anything to you. People are only explaining to you that, despite your ridiculous predictions of failure, having enough consumer demand for Nokia to bring the 808 to the US at all is already a win. You fail to grasp this, and constantly resort to irrational, emotional thinking instead of even making any attempt to be logical, and when that fails, you stoop to name-calling like an immature child.

Boo hoo.

xeleraph said,

No one is preaching anything to you. People are only explaining to you that, despite your ridiculous predictions of failure, having enough consumer demand for Nokia to bring the 808 to the US at all is already a win. You fail to grasp this, and constantly resort to irrational, emotional thinking instead of even making any attempt to be logical, and when that fails, you stoop to name-calling like an immature child.

Boo hoo.

Consumer demand, yes. Price point no. I see it failing in the US. That is all. Sorry if you think price is a ridiculous prediction for failure.

Again, name calling? I am responding tit for tat. Your head must be so far up your arse that you think it's all one-sided.

Thank you for the laugh. I'm sure if you lived in the US, you will spend your money on this garbage.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Consumer demand, yes. Price point no. I see it failing in the US. That is all. Sorry if you think price is a ridiculous prediction for failure.

Again, name calling? I am responding tit for tat. Your head must be so far up your arse that you think it's all one-sided.

Thank you for the laugh. I'm sure if you lived in the US, you will spend your money on this garbage.

Thanks for proving yourself wrong; first you foresee failure for Nokia, then backtracked and claim you never said that, and now you're backpedaling again and trying to mock Nokia with "failure".

The only failure here is on the part of your extremely limited intellect which is either unable or unwilling (or both) to accept the very simple concept that the 808 was never intended for the US market in the beginning, but is now here (albeit in a limited fashion) due to overwhelming demand. I'm sorry that a Nokia success story makes you weep such tears of rage and frustration because you don't get to chime in with the tired old predictions of how Nokia is "dead". It's rather funny watching incompetent trolls like you make a fool out of yourself, really.

xeleraph said,

Thanks for proving yourself wrong; first you foresee failure for Nokia, then backtracked and claim you never said that, and now you're backpedaling again and trying to mock Nokia with "failure".

The only failure here is on the part of your extremely limited intellect which is either unable or unwilling (or both) to accept the very simple concept that the 808 was never intended for the US market in the beginning, but is now here (albeit in a limited fashion) due to overwhelming demand. I'm sorry that a Nokia success story makes you weep such tears of rage and frustration because you don't get to chime in with the tired old predictions of how Nokia is "dead". It's rather funny watching incompetent trolls like you make a fool out of yourself, really.

LOL, I never mentioned Nokia specifically. But please continue with the personal attacks. They show the type of person you are.

But since you mention Nokia, they are not doing to well financially. Don't worry, Microsoft will buy them out soon enough.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

LOL, I never mentioned Nokia specifically. But please continue with the personal attacks. They show the type of person you are.

But since you mention Nokia, they are not doing to well financially. Don't worry, Microsoft will buy them out soon enough.

What personal attacks have I made? Pointing out how you think people are idiots because they want a phone you don't, or pointing out how ignorant you are because you're trying so desperately to mock Nokia with failure with a product that was never intended for the US in the first place and refusing to understand simple facts, aren't personal attacks. They're accurate statements that anyone can see from your posts. Sorry if you're having a hard time accepting that. If your tender feelings are hurt by other people from pointing out your ignorance, have you considered, oh I don't know, not being so deliberately and incredibly ignorant?

xeleraph said,

What personal attacks have I made? Pointing out how you think people are idiots because they want a phone you don't, or pointing out how ignorant you are because you're trying so desperately to mock Nokia with failure with a product that was never intended for the US in the first place and refusing to understand simple facts, aren't personal attacks. They're accurate statements that anyone can see from your posts. Sorry if you're having a hard time accepting that. If your tender feelings are hurt by other people from pointing out your ignorance, have you considered, oh I don't know, not being so deliberately and incredibly ignorant?

You win! Be an Internet Bully! I'm happy giving my statements and moving on. You don't like? I don't care about your feelings.

Brian Miller said,
Wound't take it if you gave it to me for free.

So you wouldn't take a free phone that you could then sell for a couple of hundred dollars?

I think that says more about the level of your intelligence than the quality of the phone.

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