Well, not quite the whole TheVerge team, just Aaron. He’s gone and pre-ordered the Nokia 808 PureView as it is on his list of ‘phones I need in my life’. Vlad Savov wasn’t too keen on the idea – well not on the Symbian part which is integral to the phone right now.
Regardless of that, why does Aaron want the 808 so bad?
I love phones that are different. I love phones that put everything into doing one thing, and doing it well, whether it be a novel form factor, new technology, laser-etched Batman logo, or an insane 41-megapixel camera. I love it when a company spends millions to do the tech equivalent of a commenter writing “FIRST” at the end of a news article. Every company that’s made one of these “FIRST” devices (Haier excluded) has earned my respect, money, and usually, a ton of market success down the road. Without these leaps of faith, technology wouldn’t advance….
…The 808 offers a simply stunning camera, and I want very little else from it. Its PureView sensor is the first of its kind and, although Nokia claims it’s bringing the technology to Windows Phone 8, I believe we’re unlikely to ever see it in such magnificent form….
…So, while you’re ridiculing my legendary, memorable, downright ballsy inch-thick Symbian phone, I’ll be capturing your callous taunts in pixel-perfect clarity, before watching my phone crash as I attempt to share a video to Twitter.
This was about 5 days ago. Since then, unfortunately Aaron’s pre-order got cancelled by the retailer :/.
Say what you like against the Nokia 808 PureView, but this phone knows its niche and it is simply the best thing money can buy on that regard and will be unmatched for quite some time.
Cheers Gerii for the tip!