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Nokia 808 Pureview gets snubbed by UK networks

Punters will have to pay £500
Tue Jun 26 2012, 17:15

THE 41 MEGAPIXEL Nokia 808 Pureview camera phone has been widely snubbed by UK mobile networks, which have told us that they have no plans to offer the handset.

The INQUIRER got in touch the major UK mobile operators to see if they will be selling the Nokia 808 Pureview on subsidized plans, and we can't say that their responses were surprising.

O2, T-Mobile, Three and Vodafone all told us that they have "no plans" to offer the Symbian camera phone, and while we have yet to hear back from Orange, we're guessing that it will follow the lead of its fuchsia partner.

Nokia PureView 808 smartphone

This means that if you're desperate to get your hands on the camera with a phone included, you're left with no other option than to fork out £500 for a SIM free handset at online retailer Amazon. As confirmed by Nokia earlier today, the phone will start shipping from the retailer later this week.

The Nokia 808 Pureview, if you've not seen or heard the hype yet, is the most advanced camera phone to date. On its back, you'll find a high resolution 41MP camera, Xenon Flash and Carl Zeiss optics, which are also capable of capturing HD 1080p video. Its other specifications include a 4in AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.3GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage and a 1400mAh battery. µ


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