Nokia 808 PureView wins ‘best in show' award at MWC

When Nokia unveiled its new 808 PureView handset this week at MWC, there were audible gasps in the audience when it was revealed that its camera has an extraordinary 41MP sensor. Since then, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not a phone needs such a capable camera, or whether Nokia’s just hoping to blind consumers with big numbers, or even that the device itself is simply too big and unwieldy in a world of increasingly thin and light smartphones.

Some even seem content to simply dismiss the device without giving it a chance; earlier today, we reported that Olympus mocked the 41MP camera on the 808 as "utter nonsense", despite its spokesperson conceding that the company hasn't properly reviewed the handset or the quality of its photos.

Nokia no doubt feels somewhat vindicated today then, with the news that the 808 PureView won the coveted award for ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet’ at Mobile World Congress 2012. The recipient of the award is judged by a panel of technology analysts and leading journalists; this kind of recognition from its industry peers will no doubt give Nokia a welcome boost as it works to re-establish itself in the market, particularly in the smartphone space.

Jo Harlow, executive vice president for Nokia smart devices, picked up the award on behalf of the company. She told Nokia Conversations: “These are [the] first signals that we are executing against our strategy. That we’re back. That we’re bringing great products to our consumers – and that this is just the beginning. There’s lots more to come.”

Nokia’s chief executive, Stephen Elop, tweeted his congratulations to the company this morning:

As Elop notes, Nokia also won a second award at MWC – that of ‘Best Feature Phone’ for its C3 handset.

The year is young, but so far, it seems to be off to a great start for Nokia.

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The PureView technology is using the oversampling technique, stacking the images from neighbouring pixels to create a beautiful noise free pixel. I'm sure you haven't download the picture and seen it for yourself or educated yourself on the article that Nokia Europe published right, editor of this article? And don't be sceptical on Symbian. Let's think it another way, say you are a rich ******, and you want to intimidate a person, so you buy a lot of ferraris, and as that person walk on the street, you hire people to drive the ferraris and crashing them on that street(nearly killing him), that's what nokia's trying, they are warning.
http://www.techiecop.com/techn...-sporting-41-mp-camera.html

Why would this monstrosity be given an award ? the stupidity of the device for one is mind boggling let alone innovative or award worthy.

Albert said,
that humped back monstrosities? my my. must have took them a LOT to bribe the judges. lmfao.
Its not the size of the phone that matters, its whats in the phone that does. Who says all phones have to be thin and easy to break.


Obviously you arent an asian. In asian countries they love phones liek these. Just look at Nokia's line of pones. You will see tis one doesn't fall to far from the tree.

I don't understand why people who "think" they are so smart, can't use a lil common sense and figure out the simplest things.

I can't wait for WP8 devices from Nokia to hit the market with this Camera. My dream system would have Dual Core, NFC, 720p CBAMOLED display, 32GB of built in storage, Externally accessable MicroSD card slot. Removable battery (but I'm willing to give this up if its at least 3200mAH), Bluetooth 1.4, mini HDMI or DLNA support, Pureview 808 or better camera, 2 MP FFC, Gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer. I don't need for it to be super thin, but under 15 mm would be nice for the base with the understanding that the camera will be extended.

Drewidian said,
I can't wait for WP8 devices from Nokia to hit the market with this Camera. My dream system would have Dual Core, NFC, 720p CBAMOLED display, 32GB of built in storage, Externally accessable MicroSD card slot. Removable battery (but I'm willing to give this up if its at least 3200mAH), Bluetooth 1.4, mini HDMI or DLNA support, Pureview 808 or better camera, 2 MP FFC, Gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer. I don't need for it to be super thin, but under 15 mm would be nice for the base with the understanding that the camera will be extended.

Spot on, lets hope they deliver :-)

/Looks at my Sony Ericsson W995.. :$

God I want a Windows Phone! (fed up of being jealous of the missus' Omnia 7!)

Who's dancing monkey now?

Nokia + Microsoft + Steve Ballmer strategy = WIN

Bill Gates had the most amazing mind I've ever encountered. You could show him a PowerPoint slide and he would ask why it was different from the one you showed him three years ago. Steve Ballmer is the most intuitively mathematical person I've ever worked with.

MiukuMac said,
Except it's a Symbian phone.

Google

DNA: Nokia Lumia 800 most sold phone in February, 2012

The T-Mobile Lumia 710 is "exceeding expectations" according to Elop

Finland's biggest carrier confirms Lumia 800 outselling iPhone 4S, Lumia 710 outselling iPhone 4

Windows Phone continue rapid market share ascent in Finland, taking share from iOS

Nokia Lumia 900 wins Best Smartphone of CES 2012

Nokia Lumia 610 wins two awards at Mobile World Congress

Windows Phone dominates Amazon Best Rated Phone list

Windows Phone 7.5 wins interaction award

Windows Phone 7.5 wins Interaction Design Association award

Study finds Windows Phones has highest average Customer Satisfaction, ahead of iPhone and Android

http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-r...47011_1?tag=smartpreview-20

FoxieFoxie said,

Google

DNA: Nokia Lumia 800 most sold phone in February, 2012

The T-Mobile Lumia 710 is "exceeding expectations" according to Elop

Finland's biggest carrier confirms Lumia 800 outselling iPhone 4S, Lumia 710 outselling iPhone 4

Windows Phone continue rapid market share ascent in Finland, taking share from iOS

Nokia Lumia 900 wins Best Smartphone of CES 2012

Nokia Lumia 610 wins two awards at Mobile World Congress

Windows Phone dominates Amazon Best Rated Phone list

Windows Phone 7.5 wins interaction award

Windows Phone 7.5 wins Interaction Design Association award

Study finds Windows Phones has highest average Customer Satisfaction, ahead of iPhone and Android

http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-r...47011_1?tag=smartpreview-20

yeah, but the 808 is still a Symbian phone,

MiukuMac said,
Except it's a Symbian phone.

Obviously, because WP doesn't support the hardware yet. They have already admitted this is more like a prototype. Why wait until Apollo to see how the market will react to a product when you can do it now? *Especially* when it pleases all their Symbian fanboys. Then when Apollo comes out they bring a WP version. Everyone wins, I don't see the issue.

My comment was to point out the flaw in the reasoning of the original poster as he was claiming the 808 was somehow the miraculous end result of Nokia+Microsoft+Ballmer - which it isn't.

MiukuMac said,
My comment was to point out the flaw in the reasoning of the original poster as he was claiming the 808 was somehow the miraculous end result of Nokia+Microsoft+Ballmer - which it isn't.
What you don't seem to understand is Microsoft and Nokia are doing the R&D together. The Nokia 808 tho it runs Symbian is using the gravy train popularity set firth with the Lumia 710 and 800. They are basically the same design with a more cheaper design to bring down the cost. Show me a phone before the N9 that even looks like the Lumia? Most of Nokia phones were those designs that looked like GTE old cellphones. Remember the ones that had "snake"?

Any device that runs Symbian can run Windows Phone an vice versa. What is the Lumia 800 and 900? It is simply the Windows version of the Symbian N9.

Try getting your basement sometimes and you would see the guy was right. It doesn't matter that the device runs symbian.