Nokia to launch 808 PureView device in US Monday


Finnish handset maker Nokia Corp. is set to launch its 808 PureView handset on the U.S. market Monday, a person familiar with the company’s plans said.

Several postings on Nokia’s U.S. Facebook page this weekend refer to Monday’s date, and a person familiar with Nokia’s plans said the Facebook postings refer to the launch of Nokia’s 808 PureView handset on the U.S. market Monday.
The 808 PureView, which was first displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, features a camera sensor with a 41 megapixel capacity.
The technology for the device has taken five years to develop and is therefore only compatible with Nokia’s old Symbian operating system, which the company is just in the midst of replacing with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system for smartphones. The 808 PureView began shipping in May and is widely available in many markets in Europe and Asia.
Separately on Monday, Microsoft will announce plans for the first time to sell a tablet computer under its own brand at an event in Los Angeles, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier.
The device will use a version of Microsoft’s latest operating system called Windows RT that works on chip designs from ARM Holdings PLC, these people said. At 0819 GMT shares in Nokia traded 1% higher at EUR1.946.