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Nokia: No 41MP 808 PureView for North America

Nokia: No 41MP 808 PureView for North America

Nokia has confirmed that it has no North American launch plans for the Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel smartphone announced at MWC 2012 last week, leaving the US and Canada out of its otherwise global release. News of the omission was quietly snuck into the 808 PureView's Nokia Developers listing, though it's worth noting that unofficial imports will likely work thanks to the pentaband WCDMA radio.

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Nokia 808 PureView samples and tech secrets revealed

Nokia 808 PureView samples and tech secrets revealed

Nokia's 808 PureView has already convinced us of its photographic potential; now you can see the end results with some sample shots from the 41-megapixel cameraphone, as well as see technical details on exactly how the system works. The Finns have shared an oversized gallery of shots over at Nokia Conversations, as well as some extra - though smaller - images for those who want to see the typical 5- or 8-megapixel pictures it's likely to take most often.

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Nokia MWC 2012: 41-megapixels and cheap Windows Phones

Nokia MWC 2012: 41-megapixels and cheap Windows Phones

If there was a "Phoenix From The Ashes" award at Mobile World Congress it's hard to argue that Nokia wouldn't be the most worthy recipient. Twelve months ago the company was apologetically admitting it had no new devices for MWC 2011, and today it revealed a bevy of phones that opened new doors in developing markets, pushed the envelope for Windows Phone pricing, and busted the smartphone camera segment right open. We've a whole lot of Nokia coverage, so head on past the cut to get up to speed.

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Camera wars light up at MWC 2012

Camera wars light up at MWC 2012

Mobile World Congress is usually a processor battle-ground, a screen size scrap and a wireless speed showdown, but this year digital camera technology has taken center stage as the way to impress. Some of the biggest news from this year's show has come from HTC and Nokia, each placing particular emphasis on not just megapixel count but the technology that surrounds it. The message is clear: it's not how big it is, but what you do with it that counts.

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Nokia PureView camera tech is a true gamechanger

Nokia PureView camera tech is a true gamechanger

Nokia may have outed its latest Windows Phone variants and a fresh batch of entry-level Ashas at MWC this morning, but the real excitement is in the culmination of five years of camera development and the Nokia 808 PureView. The 41-megapixel toting smartphone certainly grabs headlines in the spec-chasing race, but in fact the real genius of PureView isn't in counting pixels but what Nokia can do with them. The 808 PureView may not be for everyone - something Nokia readily concedes - but the PureView tech it uses is coming, at least in part, to future Nokia phones. That could truly be a game-changer.

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Nokia 808 PureView hands-on

Nokia 808 PureView hands-on

Nokia's 808 PureView may run Symbian - an updated Nokia Belle, in fact - rather than Windows Phone, but it could still be the most attention-grabbing smartphone of MWC with its 41-megapixel sensor. It certainly dominates the pocket: physically the 808 is a throwback of sorts to the first-generation of Nokia touchscreen devices, with a prominent camera bulge and that oversized sensor. More first-impressions after the cut.

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