Here is another attempt by Nokia to make its presence felt in a segment where it never saw much success, yet, the Smart phone segment. The new addition to its Touch screen smart phone league is the N8 which works on the Symbain ^3 platform. Few notable features that differentiate N8 from other similar phones from Nokia (barring the platform of course), which Nokia also seems to be stressing on, is the presence of a 12MP camera with Xenon flash that can shoot HD (720p) videos with 16:9 aspect ratio and the presence of HDMI connection that also has support for ‘Dolby Digital plus technology’ so that your videos and music will sound with utmost clarity when connected to compatible TV sets.
The external looks and Home screen
N8 is arguably the best looking full touch screen mobile that Nokia has produced till date (full touch screen, because there’s that beautiful pink coloured Nokia C3). The piece is thin enough at 12.9mm and the screen has a width of 59mm (Considering that Nokia 5800 has a width of 51.7mm, this is really wide and something that everyone likes to see).
Another feature to talk about in N8 is the home screen. You can set 3 different home screens with widgets that you like and can just swipe left/right to change the home screens (earlier phones just used to have options like contacts bar, shortcuts bar and N8 is way way better).
The Screen size is 3.5 inches and has a 640×360 pixeled OLED Capacitive touch screen with Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Light detector.
Data network supported by N8 include GPRS/EDGE class B, HSDPA Cat 9 with a maximum speed of 10.2Mbps, HSUPA Cat 5 with a maximum speed of 2Mbps.
It supports WLAN with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.
It has an Internal Memory of 16GB and can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card.
N8 has support for Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB connector and charging, USB 2.0, 3.5mm FM Radio and transmitter.
And as with most Nokia Smart phones today, N8 comes with Life long free Walk and Drive Navigation.
For complete specification, go here.
N8 is priced at EURO 370 (Rs.21833 as on Apr 30, 2010) before taxes and subsidies. At this price, there is no reason why N8 shouldn’t turn some numbers for Nokia.
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