Three will not be ranging the Nokia Pureview 808, in another blow for the Finnish phone-maker already reeling from slower-than-expected sales of its Lumia handsets.
Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Pureview 808’s standout feature is a 41 megapixel camera sensor that is around three times as powerful as those in the best-equipped phones currently available.
However, because the phone runs the Symbian operating system – yesterday’s OS in every way – it’s hard to shake the impression that Nokia is flogging a dead horse and that the Pureview is a real misstep.
That certainly seems to be the perception at Three, which has today announced via Twitter that it will not be carrying the handset.
The decision piles on the pain for Nokia, as it bids to turn around its ailing business by adopting the Windows Phone OS for its smartphones and embarking on a cost-cutting program that saw 10,000 jobs cut earlier this month.
O2 ruled out offering the Pureview back in April in response to queries on customer forums.
The phone is available to buy SIM free from SIM-free online however. Head to Amazon and it’s priced £499, with a despatch date of June 30th.
O2 customer support forums