Nokia Announces N8 Smartphone
Nokia has announced their latest smartphone, N8, which is using the Symbian ^3 platform, features a powerful 12-megapixel camera and supports High Definition video playback and allowing users to edit using the built-in editing suite. Read on for the news release.
SINGAPORE, 27 April 2010 – The N8 is Nokia’s latest smartphone, designed to connect 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 in the Q3 of 2010, the estimated retail price of the Nokia N8 is €370 (before applicable taxes or subsidies).
The Nokia N8 introduces a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash for taking great pictures. 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, Paramount and National Geographic. Additional local Web TV content is also available from the Ovi Store.
User can also 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 the latest Symbian ^3, which offers 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.