Nokia PureView 808 not coming to Australia

Nokia Australia has confirmed that it will not release the company's 41-megapixel camera phone in Australia, focusing on Windows Phone handsets for the Australian market, instead.

Nokia Australia has confirmed that it will not release the company's 41-megapixel camera phone in Australia, focusing on Windows Phone handsets for the Australian market, instead.

The PureView 808 packs a 41-megapixel camera, but will not come to Oz. (Credit: Nokia)

"We're not bringing the PureView 808 to Australia; our smartphone focus is on Nokia with Windows Phone, which we believe is the best fit for this market. You'll see variations of PureView imaging technology delivered to several Nokia products in the future," a Nokia spokesperson told CNET Australia, reiterating a post made to the company's Facebook page late last week.

The information has upset fans of the brand in Australia, many of whom already felt jilted by Nokia after the company announced that it would not update the Nokia N8 to the latest version of the Symbian platform at the same time as the update was released in other parts of the world.

The PureView 808 caused a stir at this year's Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona, and picked up the award for Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at the show on the back of its innovative new approach to mobile image and video capture. The handset runs on Nokia's Symbian mobile operating system, though, which deviates from Nokia's current smartphone portfolio plans in Australia.

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