Nokia PureView 808 likely to be announced in the US on Monday
More than a month ago, Nokia USA’s president said the company was planning to release the 808 PureView smartphone Stateside. And it looks like an official announcement related to this will be made on Monday, June 18.
Over at its US Facebook page, Nokia has shared three images which promise something for Monday. The PureView smartphone isn’t mentioned, but all images are related to the 808 number. The first one is satellite photo of Hawaii, which has the 808 telephone area code. The second one shows the Roland TR-808 drum machine. And the third one matches the cover of an album released by a band called 808 State. And if that’s not enough, All Things D reports that unnamed sources say the upcoming announcement indeed “has to do with the U.S. availability of the” PureView 808 – which, with its 41MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, seems to be the best cameraphone ever made.
As previously rumored, the 808 PureView might be sold in the US only unlocked, hence we will probably not see any mobile carrier offering it.
On June 18, Microsoft will announce something, too – possibly a tablet. And, despite the fact that its Windows Phone platform is now Nokia’s main smartphone OS, the Redmond company’s announcement will probably have nothing to do with the Finish handset maker.