With the Mobile World Congress in full swing one phone has everyone talking, a Symbian phone of all things. Nokia has managed to capture everyone’s attention with the release of the PureView 808 camera phone. The phone itself isn’t the headline maker but instead the camera that this phone houses. Nokia’s new PureView 808 is the first phone to contain Nokia’s PureView camera, a 41 megapixel shooting revelation.
Mobile phone photography has come along way in recent years, with many creative photographers switching entirely to their mobile phone as their photography tool of choice. The iPhone community is a perfect example, with amazing results evident all over the web. In no small way this must remind us that the brain behind the lens is the most important factor of all.
Nokia’s vision, their big picture seems to embrace this trend, They have long been a leader in camera phone technology and the 808’s ultra-high resolution technology continues this trend. While some Technorati have taken it upon themselves to deride the phone itself there is a lot more at stake here than a single models success. This may be one of the final nails in the coffin of the compact cameras.