Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago? Well, suddenly it all makes sense. We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8. It’s called the 808 PureView and it’s expected to reach Europe in the next quarter for a price of 450 Euros. Before we move on to its craziest feature — the camera, of course! — let’s run down the other key specs: The OS is Symbian Belle; the engine is a 1.3GHz single-core chip; the display is 4-inches corner to corner but its resolution is a Nokia-style 360 x 640 (nHD). There’s 512MB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage that is thankfully expandable via microSD. A Pentaband modem increases the chances of getting a signal while globe-trotting, while data speeds will top out at plain HSPA 14.4Mbps. Now that Carl Zeiss-lensed camera: it handles continuous-focus 1080p, but is claimed to have an incredible sensor resolution of over 41-megapixels when shooting stills — or 34-megapixels for 16:9 images. It’s achieved by some clever sub-pixel interpolation jiggery-pokery that basically entails five pixels being merged into one, but we’ll dig deeper very soon. It’s expected to arrive in May at a price of €450 and if you’re curious, we’ve got a gallery of hands-on images and video for your viewing pleasure.
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Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) — we go hands-on! originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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See that up there? That slick-looking, Belle-operating beaut is most definitely not Nokia’s rumored 801 handset. No, what you’re looking at above is simply a mock-up based on recent rumors circling the web, which peg this 12 megapixel-toting unicorn as the successor to the N8 and 701. It’s hard to tell which considering the supposed bits of borrowed specs and chassis conspire to blend the polycarbonate stylings of the Lumia 800 and N9 with a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display. You might dismiss this gossamer whisper as a mere ghost of Espoo future, but before you do, keep in mind that it has Eldar Murtazin’s backing. Sure, there are more concrete paths to credibility (an official announcement for one), but given the existence of the company’s 603 — a Lumia 710 with a Symbian heart — he might be right on the euro.
Nokia 801 adds one part Belle, one part polycarbonate body for 100 percent possibility originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Nokia has begun pushing out Nokia Belle to existing Symbian handset owners, bringing phones like the N8, E7 and X7 up to speed with the far-improved upgrade to the OS. Distributed via Nokia Suite – it’s too large for an OTA release, Nokia says - the new platform version consists of aesthetic and functional changes, including a [...]
We already know Donna and Carla are waiting in the wings, but you’re likely wondering what’s the deal with Belle. And no, that Symbian update isn’t being held captive by a Beast in a lonely French castle, thank you very much. According to a report on All About Symbian, Espoo’s OS refresh — currently shipping on the trio of handsets pictured above — is slated to roll out worldwide for a “range of smartphones such as [the] N8, E7, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, E6, and Nokia 500″ sometime early next year. Nokia’s confirmed to us that this Q1 2012 timetable is, indeed, very much true. So while many of you are just now getting comfy with Anna, it’ll soon be time to find comfort in the mobile arms of another.
Belle to make a pass at Symbian handsets early in 2012, Anna pretends to looks the other way originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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