Nokia’s 41 megapixel monster, the PureView 808, is going to hit the market at the end of this month. How do you launch a product and get the attention of the press? By holding a party with an open bar! The guys at Nokialino, an Italian Nokia fan site, were at such a party, and besides getting to fondle the 808, they also got some information about the future of Symbian. First, the 808’s predecessor, the Nokia N8, will get updated to Symbian Belle FP1. It’s not going to be the same version of Belle FP1 that’s on the 808, but all the important things, like a new web browser and some additional performance tweaks, those will be in there. Second, Symbian Carla, which was supposed to be the version of Symbian that comes out after Belle, that’s been cancelled. Instead, Nokia will come out with Symbian Belle FP2. What’s in Belle FP2? We have no idea. And don’t expect to hear anything about Symbian Donna either, that was supposed to be the version of Symbian that shipped with support for 720p screens and dual core processors.
But enough Symbian talk, let’s go back to the 808 PureView. It’s obviously going to be the best camera phone on the market when it launches, but how many people are going to avoid it once they realize it doesn’t run one of today’s fancy new operating systems? Windows Phone is Nokia’s future, so we should be asking Nokia when they plan to bring PureView technology to Microsoft’s platform. Right now they’re not saying anything, which has us a bit concerned since the Finnish handset maker is nosediving. Unless they can announce a device that gets people excited, then there’s only so many quarters they can keep on bleeding through.
What do you think, will the 808 sell despite the fact that it runs Symbian?
[Via: All About Symbian]