Nokia 808 PureView gets priced for the US, pre-orders start this week
Yesterday we let you know that the Nokia 808 PureView is on its way to the US, despite Nokia’s claims to the contrary back when it first announced the monster cameraphone. And today we have some more details for those of you anxious to get your hands on one.
The 808 will be sold by Amazon, and it’s been priced at $699. That’s obviously anything but cheap, but on the other hand you are getting an unlocked device. That said, you’ll only be able to use it to the fullest on AT&T, where you’ll get support for HSPA+ alongside EDGE (no LTE, though). The phone will work on T-Mobile as well, but just on 2G/EDGE.
The Nokia 808 PureView simply can’t escape its ‘expensive toy’ niche destiny, so it won’t be breaking any sales records anywhere. But it is a nice showcase of what may be to come in Nokia’s Lumia range of Windows Phones. Oh, and it’s also got a camera that bests many standalone compact units – so there’s that, too.
Amazon will start taking pre-orders sometime later this week. You can register over here to be notified when it goes on sale.