I'm thinking of buying an 808. Actually I'm drooling over the chance to own one LOL! I want the camera! The quality which AFAICT from reviews is almost as good as a digital SLR.
But, perhaps even more importantly, I'm after Nokia's patented 4 microphone set up as I want to record outdoor videos for youtube with high quality audio e.g. nature videos where you can hear the speakers and not all the wind. Or videos of cool grafitti in alleyways where you can hear the artists over the airconditioners and other machinery. NO ONE except for some company that recently got caught trying to reverse engineer Nokia's quad microphone set up offers this. And it's not just the quad mics but the alogrythems Nokia came up with tho process the signals. It appears to me that to get anything approaching the 808's audio quality you'd have to use an external mic or mics with attachments etc which would be awkward for what I want to do.
My only problem is that I don't want to give up my E7! I really like the slide out keyboard because I can send literate e-mails and text and take notes etc. I have tried Swype, it's ok; certainly better than pecking at an onscreen keyboard, but it just doesn't cut it. I can type out a long e-mail or short memo in QuickOffice on my E7 hard QWERTY in about 1/3 the time it takes with Swype. So...
...do people have any opinions about using a Pureview 808 mainly as a camera? Would I constantly get annoying 'no sim' error messages? I'm thinking that I might use it just for photos and video (as described above) maybe take a few short notes or voice memos using vlingo or something and then transfer the photos and videos via wifi or USB (who'd want to transfer heaps of large files via expensive 3G anyway) The 808's micro SD popped into an adapter and then a laptop or even the little cable to USB (which the E7 and N8 also have BTW) basically gives you the ability to connect to a portable USB drive or plug into a USB hub or NAS anyway to quickly dump your 64 GB of photos.
SO does anyone see any problems with this plan? Am I crazy? Any comments or opions anyone? I honestly don't think that I can get a better camera for under $400 Australian (the going rate on-line for 808s).