Nokia has officially released its widely rumoured 3G capable Nokia N8 Smartphone that is powered by brand new cutting-edge Symbian ^3 mobile operating system and features 12 Megapixel camera with HD video recording capability plus offers built-in suite of video editing software.
Rumours of the Nokia N8 had been doing rounds on net for a couple of months now and Nokia’s official announcement last Tuesday in midst of Apple iPhone 4.0 prototype missing kind of stories has finally put all speculations to rest.
Nokia N8 Smartphone is powered by 680 MHz ARM 11 Processor with 3D Graphics HW accelerator running new cutting-edge Symbian ^3 mobile operating system that offers several enhancements including support for gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom.
The new Nokia N8 Smartphone also offers multiple, personalizable home-screens which can be loaded with apps and built-in 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.
The Nokia N8 handset is GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz network and 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 /2100 / 1900 MHz network ready and it includes 16 GB internal memory, 256MB RAM and 512-MB ROM besides sporting microSD card slot offering maximum 32-GB extended storage allowing practically unlimited entries phone book.
The Nokia N8 Smartphone is equipped with a large 3.5-inches 360×640 pixels resolution 16M colors capable AMOLED Capacitive touch screen with Multi-touch input capability made from scratch resistant glass material and features Accelerometer sensor for auto rotate and Proximity sensor for auto system turn off.
The Nokia N8 is equipped with 12 Megapixels Autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash offering maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels still image resolution. The camera is also capable of recording 720p HD video recording @ 25fps with built-in LED video light.
The handset also allows geo-tagging along with face detection and smile detection features and features a VGA resolution secondary camera for video calling.
Doubling as a portable entertainment center, Nokia N8 Smartphone allows people to enjoy HD-quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging into their home theatre system. The Nokia N8 also allows access to Web TV services that deliver programs, news and entertainment from channels like CNN, E! Entertainment, Paramount and National Geographic. Additional local Web TV content is also available from the Ovi Store.
Nokia N8 Smartphone offers exhaustive data connectivity options that includes GPRS class 32, EDGE class 32, 3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps connectivity, 3G HSUPA 2.0 Mbps connectivity, WiFi 802.11b/g/N(draft) and Bluetooth v2.1 + A2DP for wireless connectivity in addition to microUSB v2.0 for wired connectivity.
3G capable Nokia N8 also features FM radio with RDS and is equipped with FM transmitter for personal broadcasting and includes GPS receiver with A-GPS support offering Ovi Maps 3.0. In addition, the handset offers JAVA MIDP 2.1 support, Flash Lite v4.0 support and includes document viewers for MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and pdf files.
Nokia N8 also offers a whole lot of Social Networking features allowing users to update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter via a single user interface available right on the home screen. In addition, the handset also includes free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation application guiding users to places and interesting locations across more than 70 countries worldwide.
Only 135 gms in weight and measuring 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, the new Nokia N8 Smartphone also includes audio media player supporting MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+ files and video player supporting MP4, 3GP, and WMA files, and features HDMI and Composite video driven TV-Out port, 3.5 mm audio out port, Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI port, and Digital Compass.
Available in choice of Blue, Dark Grey, Silver White, Orange and Green colors the new Nokia N8 Smartphone comes with strong 1200 mAh Li-Po battery offering upto 12 hours of talk time on 2G network (5 hours on 3G) and 390 hours of stand-by time on 2G network and would go on sale in select markets during Q3 this year.