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UK Networks Say No to Nokia 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.

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