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Nokia's 808 PureView a final Symbian hurrah?

When Nokia unveiled the Nokia 808 PureView at this year's Mobile World Congress, it shocked us twice. First, because the smartphone boasts a camera capable of capturing 41 megapixels of digital information, and second because it runs Symbian Belle OS instead of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

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Hello, big guy

Why is the camera module so enormous? That's because the PureView uses a physically larger sensor and lens to capture more light. It shows.

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Other ports

I like the 808 PureView's dedicated HDMI port. There are DLNA-compatible apps as well if you prefer the untethered viewing experience.

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Under the hood

Here's another look at the enormous camera module, seen from beneath the back cover. The design challenges with creating this unusual device also drove the micro-SIM and microSD cards beneath the battery, an inconvenient spot.

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Not so pocket-friendly

You can really see the camera's protrusion from this angle.

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The PureView's heft isn't surprising when you think about the larger, heavier components inside.

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All together now

One last look at the 808 PureView. Find more specs in CNET's full 808 PureView review.

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