UPDATE (as of April 27, 2010): Nokia N8 has been officially announced. Read full press release by Nokia via the link.
Thanks to the vigilance of IT168, we now have actual photos of what could be the first flagship release and first Symbian^3 phone of Nokia this year -- the previously rumored Nokia N8-00 !!
Here are some photos from the set hand-picked by yours truly:
As we can see from these shots, the device has a quite sizable screen -- at least 3.5 inches across, possibly up to 4 inches. The back panel shows that the phone dons a 12 MegaPixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash. Contrary to earlier reports though, it looks like the phone won't have a slide-out QWERTY keypad.
Thoughts on the design and form factor of the phone?
I think this device is definitely better looking than a lot phones recently released by Nokia. However, it's also far from being the sleekest phone you can get these days. Design-wise, this phone has got nothing on flagship releases by other companies like the iPhone 3GS and Google Nexus One.
Nokia N8-00 Release date? Price?
Rumored release date is September 2010. No word on pricing yet.