Nokia 808 PureView officially the end of an era

Nokia 808 PureView CameraIt seems that I might own a piece of history now that Nokia has announced that their 808 PureView  smartphone was their last Symbian smartphone.

Back in February of last year Nokia released the 808 PureView  which was loaded with Symbian Belle as well as a 41 megapixel camera. Everyone had the feeling that this would be the last of the Symbians and it looks like they were right.

Nokia has now officially confirmed that the 808 PureView was indeed their last Symbian handset. In their statement they said “The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”

I got my hands on one with a limited edition camera pack in June and reviewed it a week later. Needless to say, the camera was good enough to taunt most pocket cameras and you were able to squirt your HD flicks and stills to your favourite sharing network via 3G or WiFi well before the Galaxy Camera arrived in the UK.

Even though this is their last Symbian handset, Nokia managed to sell a total of 2.2 million Symbian devices in their last financial quarter, which is about half the amount of Windows Phone handsets they sold.

It might be the last of the Symbian Nokias but it is not the final PureView from the Finns as the Lumia 920 also carries the PureView name.

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