I have missed the Nokia N8’s superb and yet-to-be-matched 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. I have missed using the built-in FM transmitter to pump out music through vehicle’ stereo speakers when I am on the move. I have also missed the superb Nokia Maps application with voice guidance for those times when I am road tripping.
The above, are in effect, why I find myself longing for the soon-to-be-released Nokia 808 Purview. Among other things, the 808 has got a 4-inch ClearBlack Display, a simply brilliant 41-megapixel camera with Xenon flash (if its not Xenon, it cannot be the same as Xenon), and the FM transmitter that I so enjoy.
Did I mention that there’s a hardware shutter button? Since the N8 camera king, I’ve been through other devices with good cameras – and none of them have hardware shutters. Bummer trying to take decent self-portraits with those. Then there is that lossless digital zoom thingie… And the trusty video/photo editor that I have always depended on.
Finally, I can have the best camera on any phone and have a real shutter button with it. Thank you, gods of mobile!
Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1
There are lots of other good stuff. The 808 is shipping running Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1, which has already been released for devices like the 701.
This version of Belle has a better web browser with greater HTML5 support, new widgets, performance improvements, and improvements in the user interface.
Belle FP1 is actually a competent competitor to Android, in my opinion. Bummer that Nokia CEO messed things up much earlier. Oh well, the 808 floats my boat and I am looking forward to playing around with one. As long as Nokia churns out superb phones like this, I’ll keep looking forward to getting one.
There are a few other things that I’m looking out for in the 808 PureView. I hope that the audio reproduction quality is tops (like that of the 701). I will certainly miss a built-in hotspot, but I can live without that or find a way around it.
The wait continues. Anyone else looking forward to the 808 PureView?