The Nokia N8 Is Freakin Gr8

Posted: 29 April, 2010 in Babbles & Rants
Reading this, I really like the specifications. One thing, I personally think, that’ll prevent me for going for this phone is the touchscreen. I am so used to the QWERTY keyboard on my 9500 commie and my current Nokia E71 that having a phone without any keys to press feels odd to me ….

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via Symbian-Guru.com by TheGuru on 4/27/10


Nokia_N8Nearly 12 hours ago, Nokia officially unveiled its latest masterpiece, the Nokia N8. This smartphone is the first Symbian^3 device to be officially unveiled, and it brings Nokia up to par with the hardware capabilities of every other smartphone manufacturer on the planet.

The Nokia N8 features a 3.5-inch nHD (360×640 pixels) resolution capacitive OLED touchscreen display capable of showing 16 million colors. The phone measures in at 113.5mm x 59.12mm x 12.9mm (4.46in x 2.32in x .5in) and only weighs 135g (4.76oz). The phone is one of the most well-connected devices ever announced, with quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and what appears to be quint-band 3G (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz). That means the same variant should be able to get a 3G signal on either AT&T or T-Mobile in the U.S. and on European networks, which is simply incredible. The phone is also the first Nokia to support WiFi on the 802.11b/g/n, which is quite awesome, as well.

Nokia_N8Bluetooth v3.0 is also listed on the spec sheet that Nokia released for the N8, which brings the ability to transfer data over WiFi after setting up the connection via Bluetooth. As with most recent Nokia smartphones, the N8 includes a built-in FM radio and transmitter, built-in GPS receiver, and a microUSB port for charging and data transfer. The Nokia N8 also includes a standard 3.5mm audio port for audio-out and an HDMI-out so you can connect the device to your home theatre system for video and audio output.

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The Nokia N8 is powered by the all-new Symbian^3 operating system, which was recently open-sourced by the Symbian Foundation, and includes 3 homescreens that use N97-esque widgets for ultimate personalization.

On the multimedia side, the Nokia N8 packs a punch with its 12 megapixel autofocus camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The Xenon flash has been long-awaited and will make phontography nuts finally happy, as will the HD 720p video capture. The Nokia N8 features 16GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD card slot so you can load up your music or videos, and an on-device video editing suite make this thing a content creation powerhouse.

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The phone is rife with integrated applications, including Ovi Maps, Ovi Store, Web TV, Facebook, Twitter, and more, and well, put simply, the phone rocks.

The Nokia N8 is planned to be available in Q3 2010 in your choice of dark grey, silver white, green, blue, and orange. Pricing is set at EUR370 (US$494) before taxes and subsidies, which is astonishing, really.

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Nokia N8 Technical Specs
Operating System Symbian^3
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
Data GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/WiFi
Size 113.5mm x 59.12mm x 12.9mm (4.46in x 2.32in x .5in)
Weight 135g (4.76oz)
Battery Life Estimated 12 hours (GSM) or 5.5 hours (3G) talk time
Display 3.5″ 16m color nHD, 640×360 pixel resolution capacitive OLED touchscreen
Camera 12 megapixel autofocus with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash
Video HD 720p resolution, 25fps
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
Memory 135MB phone memory, 16GB internal, microSD card slot
Other Built-in GPS receiver, standard 3.5mm audio port, HDMI-out
Availability Planned Q3 2010
Pricing EUR 370 (US$ 494)

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