Nokia's highly anticipated 808 PureView is getting a global release. The only issue: one continent will be left out.
According to the device's home page, the 808 PureView will not be made available to North America. It will, however, be available to customers in Europe and just about everywhere else around the world when it launches in May.
Nokia unveiled the Symbian-powered phone at Mobile World Congress this year. It includes a 1.3GHz processor and a 4-inch display. Its most appealing feature, however, is its camera, which packs a whopping 41 megapixels. The device, which will cost $605 before subsidies, also supports full HD 1080p video recording and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1-channel surround sound playback.
Although having the 808 PureView in North America would have been nice, there's still hope. In an interview with Finland-based newspaper Aamulehti published last week, Nokia Executive Vice President Jo Harlow said that the 808 PureView's 41-megapixel camera sensor is on its way to Windows Phones. Harlow couldn't say when exactly, "but it will not take very long."