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AM News: Nokia 808 PureView Photos & Video, $600 Ultrabook, Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor

ITProPortal has attended the Nokia press conference at Mobile World Congress 2012, where we caught on video a hands-on walkthrough of the 808 PureView mobile phone, with its 41megapixel camera sensor. Besides being able to take 38MP pictures, it is also possible to record full 1080p HD video and with CD-like audio quality - thanks to the new Nokia Rich Recording ability.

While just a year ago gaming on social networks was thought to be the next big thing, it could already be on its way out according to new figures. The beginning of 2011 saw the high point of the social gaming phenomenon, at least according to official Zynga numbers. At that point almost 300 million people played Farmville, Mafia Wars or their equivalents each month.

A new report reveals how leading ultrabook vendors from across the globe are desperately trying to sell their respective products for as little as $600. This reduction in the cost of ultrabooks, according to a DigiTimes report, can be primarily attributed to the emergence of hybrid hard disk drives as vendors' preferred choice for low end models.

Semiconductor giant Qualcomm has announced the launch of a new processor today, the S4 Pro, which is an evolution of the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 which powers a number of popular smartphones and tablets. The S4 Pro swaps the tried and trusted Adreno 220 for a newer Adreno 320 GPU which should allow it to pull ahead of the competition easily.

Nokia has just launched the 808 PureView - a mobile phone with a 41megapixel camera sensor. ITProPortal is now publishing these hands-on pictures of the new flagship camera phone, from the Finnish outfit. The 808 PureView can capture pictures up to 38 megapixels, which is displayable on its 4.3-inch AMOLED touch screen, with the device being powered by a single core 1.3GHz processor.