News Nokia, , , , , , — July 2, 2012 15:13 — 0 Comments

UK mobile carriers nix the Nokia 808 PureView cameraphone

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The pixel-packingNokia808 PureView smartphone will not be available on contract from UK carriers, despite being available in other parts of Europe

Nokia’s much-vaunted808 PureView cameraphone with it’s 41-megapixel sensor is unlikely to be available in the UK for sometime, at least on contract.

A report in wired.co.uk claims that the major carriers — 02, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone — are not offering the handset to its customers because although the 808 PureView packs state of the art optics, it still runs on Nokia’s outdated Symbian operating system.

“Symbian has sorely lacked the innovations and features of its rivals in recent years, despite once being the darling of the mobile OS world — Nokia even ditched the platform from its smartphones in 2012 in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS,” says wired.co.uk.

When the Nokia 808 PureView was launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, critics liked the camera but were less than impressed with the fact that it was not running Microsoft Windows OS.

The PureView 808, which has been available in other parts Europe for over a month, packs a high-endCarlZeiss lens, and is capable of shooting video in 1080p. It also includes an HDMI port to transfer HD video and sound straight to your TV quickly and easily.

Sceptics of the 808 PureView were quick to point out that the camera only provides a default 5mp image, but according to Nokia its enhanced digital zoom and larger image sensor allows you to scale up your images to a whopping 7728 x 5368 pixels –  41mps – if you so wish.

Wired.co.uk reports that the 808 PureView will still beavailableSIM-free, meaning O2 and T-Mobilecustomerscan put their current SIM cards into the device, but may need to put up£500 for the privilege.

Worth it? Let us know. We would also love to see a video that has been shot on the 808 PureView.

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