Some people don't really understand the great enthusiasm for the Nokia 808 PureView. So here are some thoughts about what sets this camera phone apart from other smartphones. Most of what you read here is based on what is known, though, not on longtime personal experience - not yet, although we have our own videoreport made with it already. And the enthusiasm is based on pictures and movies others have shown us, as you might have found on this site already. So here we go, hope you like this summary of why we're looking forward to the Nokia 808 PureView so much.
During the Mobile World Congress this year, I had the chance to make a short video on the Nokia stand using the 808 PureView and even got the videofile from the Nokia employee.
I was especially curious about the sound quality. It was my second day at the very busy stand, and I wanted to test how the Rich recording technology would handle the enormous amount of noise of the Congress. Could I still be heard amongst hundreds of people talking loudly?
It's just a matter of time before we can start making pictures and movies with the 808 PureView ourselves, but as long as we have to wait, it's great to see the results of what others have accomplished with it.
This guy (from Finland, no doubt) had published his "Glimpses of Finnish Spring" on YouTube. As far as we know, this is the first short movie shot in Full HD with the 808 PureView by a private person (called Topolino70 on YouTube, he has a lot of interesting movies shot with the Nokia N8 as well).
It's quite a long "hands on" experience from a Nokia Blog in Brazil, but it's worth you while. Especially the second part, demonstrating the zoom capacity of the Nokia 808 PureView might suprise you - again. Enjoy!
Nokia has published a new promotional video about the 808 PureView, showing how a team works on getting the phone as high as possible in the atmosphere to capture images from earth itself. Keeping track of the device is not always easy and you see more of the effort itself, but you can see the 808 in action and a rare videoshot from earth as well.
Slowly, the first prices are being published for a new, lockfree Nokia 808 PureView. In the United Arab Emirates, Nokia is taking pre-orders for the 808 PureView and has the first official pricing at AED 2190, which is around €460 (VAT excluded). In England you can preorder the phone for £420 (VAT excluded), which would be well over €500.
When you will get your hands on the Nokia 808 PureView, in it you will find the newest version of Nokia Belle, subtitled "Feature Pack 1". This offers a few important new Features. First a new entertainment experience via Dolby ® Digital Plus and Dolby ® Headphone. When connecting any stereo headset to a Symbian smartphone running on Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 the sound from the device will automatically be turned into a true Dolby ®Surround sound.