One of the coolest phones I saw was Nokia's 808 Pureview. The camera on this thing seems almost magical in the way it shoots photos and videos. The photos are perfect, no noise, great color and the sensor is extremely fast. Now the phone they chose to insert this monster of a sensor to isn't the most cutting edge phone on the market in any sense, however it is still very capable. 1.3 GHZ CPU, ! GB RAM, 16 GB storage and the strangest part, OS Belle. Now a lot of people might argue that Symbian is crap and it should have been scrapped a long time ago. When you get tp play with this phone however I think you will change your mind very quickly. The OS is very quick has all the modern apps that you could you want, even Microsofts new Office for Symbian which kicks major ass. Best of all though is the camera software is amazing and very intuitive, best I've ever seen next to HTC's of course.
All that being said though I don't think I could replace my Samsung Note with one but I can replace my Sony camera. In fact I think I can even replace my Canon EOS 60D. With the digital zoom of the 808 I was able to get about 250mm and still retain a picture quality relavant of 8 megapixels, WITH A DIGITAL ZOOM!
VIdeos were something that I couldn't get over, I was able to shoot 1080p at 60 FPS from a camera that fit in my hands. Ok so a decent camera now a days cost anywhere from 300 to 600 dollars. When introduced you should be able to pick one of these Nokia's up for about 450 Euros off contract, this isn't half bad when considering you can also upload your photos and videos directly to the net on any photosharing site with out having to sync it with a computer first. Which makes it perfect for photo journalism or any other field photography work.
Yea I'm trying to justify the cost but if you got the chance to play with one as I did I think you would be selling your old camera right now and saving your pennies for the April release. It's that good, so good that I was able to take a picture of a person from the reflection of someones glasses, wow.
I'm very surprised that this hasn't been discussed yet on this board. Anyone else excited about this technology and what it can mean for the future of camera phones.
This phone will be introduced here in Europe first, so if anyone is interested in one just send me a Private Message and I can arrange one for you. It will be cheaper here then if you bought one in the US, that's if it's even available in the US.