After making a big splash at the Mobile World Congress, it seemed like a huge letdown when Nokia said that the 808 PureView won’t be coming to North America. Mostly because they wanted to scrap bringing Symbian smartphones to the region and they wanted to focus on pushing the Windows-based Lumia line. Well you can forget about looking for a way to import it for now; according to US President Chris Weber (in an interview with PCMag), it’s going to land in North America within “the next couple of months.”
Details are a bit short regarding a possible US launch though. The report didn’t include a definite launch date or pricing, but it did mention that it won’t be subsidized by a carrier and that it’s going to arrive as an unlocked model that’s AT&T-compatible.
Based on online pre-order prices in Europe, don’t expect this premium Symbian-based shooter to come cheap. A pre-order listing on Clove UK has the phone at £504.00 (with taxes), amounting to around US $810.