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Nokia Announces the Nokia N8 Symbian 3 Phone with a 12-megapixel Camera
      #36860 - 04/27/10 01:49 PM

Nokia today announced the Nokia N8, Nokia's first device to debut with Symbian 3 software, features a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras, as well as the ability to record and edit HD-quality videos and plug the device into a home theater system with an HDMI cable. More info on this new Nokia smartphone:

The Nokia N8 also offers access to global Web TV services, loads of social networking capabilities, free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, and 16GB of in-built storage space (expandable up to 48GB with a Micro SD card).

Available in select markets during the third quarter of 2010, the estimated retail price of the Nokia N8 is EUR 370, before applicable taxes or subsidies. The Nokia N8 will begin shipping in select markets during the third quarter of 2010 and will debut in the U.S. shortly after global availability.

Social networking is second nature to the Nokia N8. People can update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Calendar events from social networks can also be transferred to the device calendar.

The Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, guiding people to places and points of interest in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Symbian^3 in action
Powering the Nokia N8 is Symbian ^3, the latest edition of the world's most used smartphone software, which introduces several major advances, including support for gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom. The Nokia N8 also offers multiple, personalizable homescreens which can be loaded with apps and widgets. The new 2D and 3D graphics architecture in the platform takes full advantage of the Nokia N8's hardware acceleration to deliver a faster and more responsive user interface. Symbian^3 also raises the bar in performance by delivering greater memory management allowing more applications to run in parallel for a faster multi-tasking experience.

Here is a demo video:

Nokia N8 Technical Specs:

System: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
OS: Symbian^3

Form Factor: Touch screen monoblock
Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 135g

Display: 3.5 inch widescreen (640 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch
Battery: 1200mAh BL-4D

Media Storage/Memory: 16GB mass memory + micro SD card slot, 135MB internal memory, support up to 32GB memory cards. RAM256, ROM512

Video Playback: Video recording, Performance: encoding 25fps, decoding 30fps, File Formats: H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.263, Real Video 10, ON2 VP6, Flash video

Music Playback: FM radio, FM transmitter, MP3 player, Supported codecs: MP3,AAC,eAAC,
eAAC+,WMA,AMR-WB, DRM support, DRM: OMA DRM 2.0

Main Camera:
? Lens: Carl Zeiss optics
? Image capture: 12 megapixels
? Video capture: HD 720p
? Aperture: F2.8
? Focal length: 5.4
? Flash: Xenon flash

? Nokia Adapter Cable for HDMI CA-156
? WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
? BT3.0 with support for stereo headsets
? Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID
? Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file transfers and charging
? USB On-the-Go
?Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio input/output and TV out

Available colors:
?Dark Grey ?Silver White ?Green ?Blue ?Orange


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