Nokia's 41Mp camera phone is ignored by UK mobile providers
We were recently dazzled beyond all logic and reason by Nokia’s brand new 41-megapixel camera phone, the 808 PureView, amazed by the 41-megapixelness of the camera, affording potential users a mind-blowing photography experience. Actually, we weren’t – we thought it was an unnecessary load of old bollocks.
It seems as though the mobile providers kind of agree with us as well – O2, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone have all said that they won’t be offering the handset in the UK, although they’re not believed to be pointing the finger at the handset’s supercamera as being the reason.
Wired UK have been ‘led to believe’ by a ‘source close to O2’ that it was the presence of the phone’s Symbian OS, rather than the camera, that was the guiding factor behind their decision. Symbian used to be ‘cool’ but now it’s pretty much regarded as a ‘pile of shite’. Even Nokia themselves are turning away from it, hooking up with Microsoft and their sexy Windows Phone OS.
So there you go. Nice camera Nokia, but you dicked it all up with the software. Now get back to your burning platform…