Awesome photographic power isn't enough to convince the networks of the device's worth.
Nokia unveiled the 808 PureView device at the 2012 Mobile World Congress, where it was awarded the title of 'Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet', all thanks to its insane 41MP camera.
But the prestige points aren't enough to appease UK networks, according to Wired, as O2, T-Mobile, Orange, and Vodafone have all confirmed they won't retail the Symbian-powered device.
It seems the choice to run the device on Symbian was even more radical than the camera power itself, and it's still unclear why Nokia decided against using its new flagship Windows Phone OS ahead of its fading Symbian.
However, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel, as 3UK was tightlipped on whether it will stock the device, offering prospective buyers network exclusivity.
The only alternative for consumers will be to cough up for a SIM-free model, retailing at around £500.
Meanwhile, Nokia recently started work to develop PureView tech for its WinPho-based Lumia series.