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Nokia might bring 41 MP PureView 808 to the US

The [easyazon-link asin=”B0087OXZ3K” locale=”us”]Nokia Pure View 808[/easyazon-link] is for sure an impressive smart phone. And if you do not know why, it is because it has a massive 41 mega pixel camera on it. Yes, a 41 mega pixel, it is the biggest camera the smart phone industry has ever seen. But when the Finnish company announced the smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, it said that the smart phone might not come into the United States markets. This is because the Symbian operating system, which the Pure View 808 runs, is not really a moving thing in the United States.

But now, things seem to have changed. The company has posted an image on its U. S. Facebook fan page which indicates that it is having an even on Monday, which collides with that of Microsoft’s mysterious event to which the Redmond software giant has sent out invitations. So the obvious guess anyone would make is that the event has something to do with Nokia hardware and Microsoft software. The rumors were that Microsoft would introduce a new Windows tablet manufactured by Nokia.

This might still be the case as the Pure View runs on Symbian and not on Windows Phone. Also, as noted by All Things D, the image uploaded by Nokia shows Huwaii, which has the area code 808. Coincidence? I do not think so. Nokia might actually be releasing the Pure View 808 in the United States now. But this would mean the smart phone will come without any contracts from any wireless carriers, meaning that it would be unlocked. For this, you will have to pay the full price for it, which is not really exciting. But the smart phone is really worth it.

On a completely different note, if you do not know the technology behind the 41 mega pixel camera of the Nokia Pure View 808, Digg explains:

While the 41-megapixel number certainly sounds impressive, what’s really fantastic about the Nokia PureView 808 is what it does with those pixels. The 808 uses a new pixel oversampling technology that captures seven pixels of information, and then condenses all seven into one single pixel. The result is an exceptionally sharp 5-megapixel picture.

Unlike your traditional 5-megapixel picture, however, you can zoom in on any part of the photograph and still see everything clearly, thanks to there essentially being seven pixels where the traditional photo would have one.

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