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Nokia 808 PureView Explored: Hands-on Samples

Nokia 808 PureView Explored: Hands-on Samples

Nokia gave us no small surprise when it launched the Nokia 808 PureView and its new camera-phone technology. Promising a headline-grabbing 41-megapixel sensor, paired with image processing systems more akin to what you'd find in spy satellites than smartphones, it's the first fruit of a project five years in the making. Until now, though, all the sample images we've seen have been produced by Nokia's own hand, so we understandably jumped at the chance to join the PureView team at the headquarters of lens supplier and imaging specialist Carl Zeiss in Southern Germany to take some shots of our own. Read on for the full sample gallery - together with some comparison shots with the Nokia Lumia 900 - along with the full story as to why PureView is so special.

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Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia may be trying to make a comeback in the smartphone world by pairing with Microsoft and leveraging Windows Phone, but analysts are concerned that the company may be burning through its cash reserves too fast. Last quarter the Finnish smartphone manufacturer reported a $1.7 billion loss, and analysts fear the company may not be able to stop hemorrhaging money.

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Nokia outs Lumia app exclusives

Nokia outs Lumia app exclusives

Nokia Windows Phone users have a new batch of exclusive apps to look forward to, with the Finns revealing a handful of software details for Lumia including PGA Tour, Groupon and Angry Birds-themed special content. June will see the new PGA Tour app hit Lumia phones as a year-long exclusive, along with Live Tiles sports scores, team-level panoramas, score/league/team personalization, and the inclusion of tennis, NASCAR and the 2012 Olympics to the existing ESPN app this fall. More details after the cut.

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Nokia: We’ll fight Windows Phone mismanagement class-action

Nokia: We’ll fight Windows Phone mismanagement class-action

Nokia faces a class-action suit by shareholders displeased at how the Finnish company's transition to Windows Phone has evolved, claiming Nokia execs are responsible for mismanaging the evolution. "[Nokia executives] told investors that Nokia’s conversion to a Windows platform would halt its deteriorating position in the smartphone market" the suit, filed in New York by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, says. "It did not."

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Nokia admits $1.7bn loss in Q1 2012

Nokia admits $1.7bn loss in Q1 2012

Nokia has announced its Q1 2012 financial results, with a huge €1.34bn ($1.7bn) operating loss despite sales of $7.4bn ($9.7bn) in sales. Smart devices sales more than halved year-on-year as Nokia's Symbian line lost traction, declining 38-percent from Q4 2011; meanwhile, mobile phones - the bread and butter of Nokia's bottom line - fell 32-percent year-on-year, and down 24-percent on the previous quarter. "We have faced greater than expected competitive challenges" CEO Stephen Elop admitted, adding that "actual sales results [of Lumia Windows Phones] have been mixed."

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IHS reveals Lumia 900′s iPhone roots

IHS reveals Lumia 900′s iPhone roots

This week the folks at IHS, aka IHS iSuppli, have revealed what they've torn down and discovered to be as the price of the components which make up the Nokia Lumia 900. This device apparently costs a mere $209 in parts plus $8 to build, putting the device at 46 percent of its retail price. The reason Nokia is able to make this fabulous feat a reality is their relatively new triad of close ties with Microsoft and Qualcomm - this creating a hardware and software powerhouse which allows for top-tier features with lower-tiered pricing akin to Apple's own "playbook" for device creation.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb sales charts

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb sales charts

AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900 continues to climb the sales charts, not only holding the top two places for online sales at one big-name retailer, but seeing customer demand apparently increase. Released in a high-profile launch featuring Nicki Minaj at the weekend, the Lumia 900 promptly grabbed first and second places for smartphones at one of the biggest online stores. Over the past twenty-four hours, that sales success has only got better.

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