Nokia 808 PureView Launches in the US; How to Nokia Lumia Creative Studio Guide; EQT VI Acquires Vertu

Nokia today, made availble its 41 megapixel camera-based 808 PureView smartphone in the U.S. -- as the company's U.S. listing the phone on the website.The US version will run on the Symbian Bell OS and will still have a four inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass. It will still have 16 GB of on-board […]

Nokia PureView 808 41Megapixels Symbian Bell

Nokia today, made availble its 41 megapixel camera-based 808 PureView smartphone in the U.S. -- as the company's U.S. listing the phone on the website.

The US version will run on the Symbian Bell OS and will still have a four inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass. It will still have 16 GB of on-board storage (expandable to 32Gb or 48GB) and 512 MB of memory.

808 has a 41 megapixel camera sensor with Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. And, it will also come in three colors; red, black and white.

There's no word on its price point, but those who register on the site will be notified when the 808 PureView be available for sale on the site.

Meanwhile, the UK Amazon website is now showing a pre-order listing for the 808 PureView. The site says it will be released on June 30 for the price of £499.98.

Here are some picutres of the Nokia PureView 808:

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In other, Nokia news, the Finish company, a few weeks ago, released its Creative Studio specially desgined for Nokia Lumia series including Nokia Lumia 900, Lumia 800, or Lumia 710.

If you've not Creative Studio yet, this walkthrough will help illustrate the app and show you how it can enhance your photo taking experience on the Lumia line:

Installing and getting started
First of all, load up Marketplace on you Lumia, and look the app in the Nokia Collection. Once installed, Creative Studio will let you take, edit and share photos using really fun editing tools and effects. Also, there's a panorama feature to explore as well.

To begin, Creative Studio comes with Live Style options, which apply filters to your photos in a real-time fashion. Your Live Style options include:

  • Sketch: Makes an effect that looks hand drawn
  • Night vision: as if you're looking through night vision goggles
  • Color: adds a hyper color affect
  • Dreamy: a fun fuzzy live filter
  • Cartoon: sort of like sketch, but in color and with more detail
  • Silkscreen: adds a silhouette look to the image.

Also, in the live photo alteration arena, Creative Studio allows you to do face warps, including:

  • Megamouth: amplifying your mouth
  • Pinocchio: makes your nose look big
  • Super chin: places emphasis on your chin
  • Dweeb: stretches your face vertically
  • Alien: makes your forehead look weird
  • Twister: adds a typhoon effect to the center

If you want to touch up a photo after you've captured it, please take a look at these filters you can apply following filter. "If you want to make adjustments to your photo without adding filters, you can do this with Creative Studio. Options to adjust include cropping, rotate, contrast, sharpness, color, exposure and color boost."

Nokia Lumia Creative Studio Filters

  • Freaky
  • Dreamy
  • Back to '76
  • Summer evening
  • Flawless skin
  • Auto enhance
  • Silkscreen
  • Watercolor
  • Cartoon
  • Sketch
  • Watercolor

Just in case you're at a location that you want to capture a panorama shot, with Creative Studio, choose Panorama from the main screen and the app will guide you through the process of taking four photos and stitching them together into one. The app will help you through the sequence and ensure that you place the camera in the correct spot for a nearly flawless stitch.

Espoo, Finland, Nokia agreed terms for EQT VI, to acquire Vertu, the global leader in luxury mobile phones, from Nokia. Vertu is headquartered in Church Crookham, UK and employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide.

Vertu prides itself on being a pioneer in delivering relevant, tailored luxury information and services direct to mobile handsets through Vertu Concierge, and continues to expand this proposition to deliver unparalleled customer service.

Striking the perfect balance between an unparalleled art of craftsmanship and modern technology, Vertu offers an unrivalled range of category leading mobile phones as functional as they are aesthetically desirable.

Vertu is available in over 500 stores, including over 70 Vertu boutiques, in 66 countries worldwide.

More information can be found on www.vertu.com.

[Source: Nokia]