UPDATE (as of April 27, 2010): Nokia N8 has been officially announced! Read full press release listing official specifications of the device via the link.
What's hot about Nokia N8?
Quoting Nokia Events featuring Nokia N8:
Nokia introduces the Nokia N8, our latest smartphone that intuitively connects to the people, places and services that matter most. The Nokia N8 enables people to create compelling content, connect to their favourite social networks and enjoy the latest on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps.
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. People can also make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite.
The Nokia N8 offers a true home theater experience with HD quality film and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. You can plug the device to your home theatre system with an HDMI cable.
The Nokia N8 enables access to local and global Web TV services that deliver TV programs, news and entertainment from channels such as CNN, National Geographic, E! Entertainment and Paramount directly on the homescreen.
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, taking you where you want to be and showing you what want to see in over 70 countries worldwide.
The Nokia N8 has 16GB of in-built storage space, expandable up to 48GB with a Micro SD card. Large files can be easily transferred to a memory stick with the USB On-the-Go.
With this announcement, Nokia is offering developers a new platform to innovate on. The Nokia N8 comes 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 simple to use Nokia Qt SDK available, in its initial beta, to enable developers to start realizing the potential of Qt.
The Nokia N8 will be available in select markets during the third quarter of 2010.
The Nokia N8 marks the global device debut of the new Symbian^3 software, featuring several major advancements:
- Usability enhancements across the user interface, including single tap, multi-touch and support for gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom.”
- Three personalizable homescreens on the Nokia N8, easily maneuvered through by a simple flick.
- Faster and more responsive user interface with new 2D and 3D graphics architecture that takes full advantage of hardware acceleration.
- More efficient memory management allows more applications to run in parallel for a faster, more complete and efficient multi-tasking experience.
Here's a slideshow of Nokia N8 Official Press Shots:
Nokia N8 will be available in select markets during the third quarter of 2010 with an estimated retail price of €370, before applicable taxes or subsidies. Colors? Nokia N8 is available in Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange.
Previous Leaks on Nokia N8:
Rumored to be released in Summer of 2010, Nokia N8-00 is set to be the Finnish company's first flagship release this year -- following Nokia Nokia N900 from 2009.
Here are its purported specs:
3.5 inches Capacitive Touchscreen display
- supports multi-touch gestures
Symbian^3 Operating System* (learn more about Symbian^3 OS HERE)
Video - 720p at 30 frames per second.
web TV feature
*** UPDATE (as of April 26, 2010):
We now have clearer photos of the actual device, courtesy of MobileReview (source):
Symbian^3 Homepage of Nokia N8 -
Note: N8 will be the first phone by any manufacturer to run on this OS
Nokia N8 supports HD-video capture @ 720p
Here's N8's 12 MegaPixel camera with LED flash
and the HDMI port located at the top panel of the device, beside the earphone jack
Again, no word on exact release date nor pricing info as yet.
Please click on source link for more photos of Nokia N8