Nokia pretty much confirms US PureView reveal for Monday

Late on Friday, Nokia posted up two mysterious images on its US Facebook page with the "06.18.12" date in front. This morning the Facebook page posted up yet another odd looking image with the same date.  By then, rumors had hit the Internet that Nokia was planning some kind of announcement surrounding its 808 PureView phone with its 41 megapixel camera.

Now it looks like Nokia is done with being all mysterious with us. The company's US Facebook page has updated its cover image to the one you see above. Another post on the page simply says, "808 reasons to be excited about Monday."

The 808 PureView camera was first revealed in February and launched in other parts of the world later in the year. However, at the time of its announcement, Nokia said the phone would not be released in North America. In May, Nokia's then US head Chris Weber (now the head of sales for all of Nokia) said that the company was working to bring an unlocked version of the 808 PureView to the US.

Based on this new teaser campaign, it looks like we will get some sort of announcement about the 808 PureView and its US sales date and price on Monday.

Source: Nokia US Facebook page | Images via Nokia

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funkydude said,
Why Symbian not Maemo is what I didn't get.

Because then it might actually be successful and that would interfere with Elop's plans.

It would have to be a windows phone. why would Microsoft be announcing a Symbian phone on Monday ..
I also heard that Verizon is on for Monday as well..
So I think they are going to announce a windows phone 8 phone coming to Verizon with preview tech 2 days before the windows phone 8 event.

rfirth said,
I'm pretty sure Microsoft's announcement is independent of Nokia's announcement.

If so, which is very possible, I would say that the interaction between the companies is very poorly managed..............

awhhh I was hoping that It was going to be announcement for a pureview lumia 808 or something... damn it all!!

Im dying to get a camera phone, that is at least one that will be sufficient enough to take good pictures in whatever condition..

Please, surprise me on Monday with a wp8 pureview announcement.

anyways, WHAT SAY U MICROSOFT!

auziez said,
awhhh I was hoping that It was going to be announcement for a pureview lumia 808 or something... damn it all!!

Im dying to get a camera phone, that is at least one that will be sufficient enough to take good pictures in whatever condition..

Please, surprise me on Monday with a wp8 pureview announcement.

anyways, WHAT SAY U MICROSOFT!

I don't think they care as much as you think. With all that R&D, all they've witnessed in the industry, the best they cared to come up with is WP7, and about three years too late. It didn't really bring anything to the table. It wasn't special then, isn't special now, and the whole project is on the verge of collapse.

As long as Ballmer's running the show (with Elop beside him), don't expect any miracles.

Deliciously_Random said,

I don't think they care as much as you think. With all that R&D, all they've witnessed in the industry, the best they cared to come up with is WP7, and about three years too late. It didn't really bring anything to the table. It wasn't special then, isn't special now, and the whole project is on the verge of collapse.

As long as Ballmer's running the show (with Elop beside him), don't expect any miracles.

Sometimes the truth hurts.

Deliciously_Random said,

I don't think they care as much as you think. With all that R&D, all they've witnessed in the industry, the best they cared to come up with is WP7, and about three years too late. It didn't really bring anything to the table. It wasn't special then, isn't special now, and the whole project is on the verge of collapse.

As long as Ballmer's running the show (with Elop beside him), don't expect any miracles.

Wow. That is just one of the most ridiculous posts I've ever seen on here (And that's saying something). Bravo. LMAO

Deliciously_Random said,
Symbian?

*facepalm*


Yeah, having an OS with actual features that work sure is awful. Let's replace it with cubes and cheer over such features like being able to use your own ringtones in 2012. Such.. impressive features.

Miuku. said,

Yeah, having an OS with actual features that work sure is awful. Let's replace it with cubes and cheer over such features like being able to use your own ringtones in 2012. Such.. impressive features.

Symbian is a dead OS. It's done. Nokia's laziness and hubris killed it. And instead of clarity and focus, building everything around something that is consistent and which they themselves have adopted as the mobile OS to *save* the company (Windows Phone), they've **** the bed again with another Symbian device that will just turn into more Symbian abandonware.

Deliciously_Random said,

Symbian is a dead OS. It's done. Nokia's laziness and hubris killed it. And instead of clarity and focus, building everything around something that is consistent and which they themselves have adopted as the mobile OS to *save* the company (Windows Phone), they've **** the bed again with another Symbian device that will just turn into more Symbian abandonware.

Symbian is supported till 2015, sounds like a good life for a symbian device.

This is pretty disappointing that they are announcing it already. They should have waited until Windows Phone 8. It'll lose it's 'wow' factor running Symbian. I guess they feel the need to announce they did it 'first' before competitors try to jump in with high megapixel cameras. Nothing wrong with that I guess as long as they announce it's coming to Windows Phone 8. If they don't name Windows Phone, that'll be super cold with all Microsoft has done to revive them.

The Nokia 808 Pureview is already released in other countries, so there isn't any point in delaying an announcement.

j2006 said,
This is pretty disappointing that they are announcing it already. They should have waited until Windows Phone 8. It'll lose it's 'wow' factor running Symbian. I guess they feel the need to announce they did it 'first' before competitors try to jump in with high megapixel cameras. Nothing wrong with that I guess as long as they announce it's coming to Windows Phone 8. If they don't name Windows Phone, that'll be super cold with all Microsoft has done to revive them.

Nokia's strategy with this "PureView" device is just brutal. It's almost inexplicable. All it is, is to get their name out there, that they've shoved a big-ass camera into a phone. The OS isn't even important to them.

everyone hates symbian but seriously its not a bad OS, for basic stuff, even symbian its pretty good for lowend better than using s40, skype and many apps its still available and its better there than on windows phone.

symbian its better option than bbos, bada, webos, meego because of app selection and its still supported

There are so many apps available and it works

eilegz said,
everyone hates symbian but seriously its not a bad OS, for basic stuff, even symbian its pretty good for lowend better than using s40, skype and many apps its still available and its better there than on windows phone.

symbian its better option than bbos, bada, webos, meego because of app selection and its still supported

There are so many apps available and it works

Completely agree, i wasnt sure if i made the right choice purchasing nokia 603, but now im in love with it. Its really awesome OS. App selection is decent too.

eilegz said,
skype and many apps its still available and its better there than on windows phone.

Skype isn't even available on Windows Phone! How sad is that! lol.

(And no, that useless alpha version they released doesn't count. It's worthless)

andrewbares said,

Skype isn't even available on Windows Phone! How sad is that! lol.

(And no, that useless alpha version they released doesn't count. It's worthless)

And you expected all of the development for a full featured Skype app, integrated into the OS would be done within a few months of the acquisition? That's just silly. I can only assume that you would be able to develop and release such a feature (After negotiating with all the wireless carriers as well) in such a short period of time?

And then after all this work would shoot yourself in the foot by not using it as a marketing point for the major release you had RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER?

Makes perfect sense to me... /sarcasm

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