Phones Review

Unlocked Nokia 808 PureView with AT&T support tipped

Under: Mobile Phones, Nokia
Date: May 11th, 2012

A couple of days ago we reported on what could be the release date for the Nokia 808 PureView handset for UK consumers, but for those over in the US it has been widely believed the handset wouldn’t be arriving. Now though there is a chance of an unlocked version of the Nokia 808 PureView releasing in the US.

When the handset was first announced along with its 41 megapixel camera coupled with Carl Zeiss optics technology, it was announced by the company that the handset wouldn’t be landing on US shores, but as SlashGear are reporting all is not lost. Nokia’s US President, Chris Weber, has said in an interview that even though US carriers wouldn’t be offering the handset, an unlocked version hasn’t been ruled out completely.

Weber was asked about the US availability directly and he responded by saying the company would work out a way of making the 808 PureView “available in the U.S. in the next couple of months”. The smartphone would be available unlocked and unsubsidized, and also offer support for AT&T’s 3G network, but there is no news whether it would support T-Mobile’s AWS bands.

While the handset does seem to be arriving in the US it’s hard to imagine many smartphone users wanting to fork out a large amount of cash to purchase the device, which is around $711 for European users. The device is set for release this month starting in India and Russia before launching in other regions around the world.

If you fancy owning a Nokia handset with this camera tech but not one running Symbian there are rumours that a Windows Phone device is in the pipeline using the same technology. A recent job listing for Nokia was posted looking for an imaging expert that many believe means such a device is on the cards.

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