Last update: 31 May 2010
- Review by Mobile-review originally written in Russian
The newly released Nokia N8 boasts Symbian 3, 16GB of onboard memory, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. It also include free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation to over more than 70 countries worldwide. For developers’ benefit, the N8 is also Nokia’s first handset that’s integrated with Qt. It is now available for preorder at Amazon Germany.
Nokia N8 Reviews
Mobile-Review reviews the Nokia N8 and writes;
“The size of the phone is good, build is quite good, although the dust is stuffed under the screen exactly the same way as in the Nokia X6. The rear surface is 12-megapixel camera and flash. Camera good films, photography is a bit better than the Sony Ericsson Satio, but no breakthrough there. Video recording is available in HD-quality, it is 720p. Unfortunately, there’s no advantage compared with other models. Except for the camera in terms of hardware model does not look like something different than the other devices on different platforms. Pretty fast, if your phone has no content.
TechRadar first take reviews the Nokia N8 and writes;
“The N8 is the first Nokia handset to use Symbian^3 – the latest version of the open source OS. Symbian^3 has been created with touch screens in mind and supports gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom, which is a godsend to anyone that’s been forced to try to love the likes of the 5800 XpressMusic or the Nokia X6…”
CNET Asia first take reviews the Nokia N8 and writes;
“The capacitive touchscreen measures 3.5 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. One thing Nokia smartphones have never lacked is their suite of connectivity features. The quad-band GSM N8 also supports quad-band WCDMA, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth stereo and Assisted-GPS…”
Slashgear previews the Nokia N8 and writes;
“Battery life from the 1,200mAh pack is rated at up to 12hrs GSM talktime or 390hrs GSM standby; alternatively you can record video for 3hrs 20 minutes, play music for 50hrs, play video for 7hrs (or 6hrs if you’re outputting via HDMI) or enjoy up to 3hrs 20 minutes of streaming WebTV. There’s also both an FM radio and FM transmitter…”
Video hands-on preview of Nokia N8 by nokia
Video preview of Nokia N8 – web browser by nokia
Video review of Nokia N8 – HD Video capture by nokia
Nokia N8 Press Release
Espoo, Finland – April 27, 2010 – The Nokia N8, Nokia’s latest smartphone, intuitively connects to the people, places and services that matter most. With the Nokia N8, people can create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps. 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 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras. Additionally, the Nokia N8 offers the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite. Doubling as a portable entertainment center, people can enjoy HD-quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging into their home theatre system. The Nokia N8 enables 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.
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.
Getting Qt for Developers
The Nokia N8 is Nokia’s first device to be integrated with Qt, a software development environment that simplifies the development and makes it possible to build applications once and deploy across Symbian and other software platforms. Nokia has also made the powerful and simple to use Nokia Qt SDK available, in its initial beta, to enable developers to start realizing the potential of Qt.
More press materials are available at www.nokia.com/press
Broadcast materials are available at http://digitalnewsroom.nokia.com
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.