Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

UK Networks Say No to Nokia 808 PureView

By - Source: Pocket-Lint | B 10 comments

UK consumers on their own when it comes to buying the 808 PureView.

Just last week Nokia confirmed that its 808 PureView would be arriving in the United States. The company said that the decision was a response to consumer interest and that it would launching the 808 PureView smartphone in the U.S. SIM-free and unsubsidized through Amazon.com. Now it seems consumers in the UK won't be getting any subsidies on the PureView either.

According to Pocket-Lint, UK carriers aren't interested in carrying the 808 PureView. The site reports that all four of the UK's major networks have politely confirmed that they will not be carrying the Symbian-based phone. With Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2, having each said they won't be stocking the phone. Additionally, Virgin Media has said the 808 PureView won't be a part of its inventory. Only 3 UK has yet to reveal its position on the issue.

So, while the UK is getting the PureView, it appears it will be on a similar basis to Americans. No doubt networks on both sides of the pond will be more receptive to a Windows Phone-based PureView device.

If you've really got your heart set on the 808, Amazon currently has the phone up for pre-order priced at £500 in either black or white. It's current ship date is set at June 30, which is this coming Saturday.

Follow @JaneMcEntegart on Twitter.                      

Display 10 Comments.
This thread is closed for comments
  • 2 Hide
    alyoshka , June 29, 2012 8:17 AM
    Really a wonderful piece of equipment. They should have tried to push it even in small numbers....
  • -1 Hide
    darkavenger123 , June 29, 2012 8:28 AM
    Failed before got out of the door...I suspect somehow, Nokia still harbors hope of a Symbian comeback, hence the Pureview. I think they're hoping the PureView can revive the Symbian if the demand is good enough. Unfortunately, most people just don't care about Symbian regardless what camera it has.
  • 2 Hide
    alidan , June 29, 2012 8:41 AM
    darkavenger123Failed before got out of the door...I suspect somehow, Nokia still harbors hope of a Symbian comeback, hence the Pureview. I think they're hoping the PureView can revive the Symbian if the demand is good enough. Unfortunately, most people just don't care about Symbian regardless what camera it has.


    if you want a good camera on your phone, and dont care much for apps (most people who dont have a smart phone) than this makes the most sense to get.

    you get a decent phone, and probably the best non dlr camera...
  • 3 Hide
    elcentral , June 29, 2012 10:19 AM
    i already decided along time ago my n8 will be replaced whit a nokia 808. only need to wait for the red color to hit Sweden -_-
  • 0 Hide
    belardo , June 29, 2012 11:51 AM
    You are kidding, right? They won't be selling many of these phones... so buy it while you can, don't wait for the color.

    When Nokia KNOWS its killing its entire Symbian lines, why bother bringing out another one? Stick WP7.8 and call it a day.
  • 1 Hide
    elcentral , June 29, 2012 1:27 PM
    belardoYou are kidding, right? They won't be selling many of these phones... so buy it while you can, don't wait for the color.When Nokia KNOWS its killing its entire Symbian lines, why bother bringing out another one? Stick WP7.8 and call it a day.


    sadly true bit ill try to hang on as long as i can
  • 1 Hide
    eddieroolz , June 29, 2012 2:20 PM
    The Pureview is more of an experimental phone for the WP7/8 version to follow in some time. How can people miss that important line?
  • 0 Hide
    alikkasep , June 29, 2012 5:12 PM
    Visit to get best price and deals for Nokia 808 PureView.
    Nokia 808 PureView is a new dawn in photography with 41 MP you can play with a bigger canvas, pure depth, pure action, pure colour, pure detail, pure perspective, full HD video, crystal clear audio, share the story in a momment. Nokia 808 PureView is a revolutionary camera in a smartphone, you never miss a moment from daylight to low light
  • -2 Hide
    mcvf , June 29, 2012 6:10 PM
    alidanif you want a good camera on your phone, and dont care much for apps (most people who dont have a smart phone) than this makes the most sense to get. you get a decent phone, and probably the best non dlr camera...

    No, it does not make sense for 500 pounds. What you say makes sense for 200 or less.
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , June 30, 2012 5:13 AM
    "No, it does not make sense for 500 pounds. What you say makes sense for 200 or less."

    Makes perfect sense, and I'm getting one...

    You don't want one? The British carriers aren't taking it home? Great, more for the rest of us!