n8 SingTel and Nokia launch the new Nokia N8 smartphone in Singapore

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications group and Nokia, a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that SingTel will be the first operator to offer the highly-anticipated Nokia N8 to its customers starting from 5 Nov 2010 for a period of 4 weeks.

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singtel logo SingTel and Nokia launch the new Nokia N8 smartphone in Singapore

SingTel and Nokia launch the new Nokia N8 smartphone in Singapore

Singapore 28 Oct 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications group and Nokia, a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that SingTel will be the first operator to offer the highly-anticipated Nokia N8 to its customers starting from 5 Nov 2010 for a period of 4 weeks. The handset will also be available in Nokia Stores and Nokia appointed retail outlets from the same date. As the first smartphone in the world to be powered by the new Symbian^3 operating system, the Nokia N8 is the ultimate multimedia entertainment phone.

n8 SingTel and Nokia launch the new Nokia N8 smartphone in Singapore

 
Big Screen Bonanza – Entertainment Centre in your pocket

The Nokia N8 is a great portable entertainment centre that offers a cinema-grade audio and visual experience. With its built-in HDMI interface, it allows users to play music, videos and images through HDMI-compatible televisions and home theatre systems, with full Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. To bring the best out of the Nokia N8’s multimedia capabilities and to offer customers the best in live sports on the go, SingTel will offer customers one month’s free subscription to its ESPN Mobile TV service. Customers can also enjoy the latest chart hits with SingTel’s award-winning AMPed music service. As an added bonus, customers will receive a free pair of tickets to watch American pop sensation, David Archuleta, in his Singapore showcase on 14 Nov 2010.

 
Be a David La Chapelle or Steven Spielberg

Right out of the box, the new Nokia N8 sheds your inhibitions about being a photographer because its easy-to-use features allow you to effortlessly capture and edit still images. With its 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss Tessar optics camera, Xenon flash and the largest image sensor of any mobile device, it captures superb, pin-sharp images every time. The Nokia N8 provides the creative freedom to capture and edit HD quality video on the go, and view content on its large 3.5-inch AMOLED screen. Users can quickly share their photos and videos online in a few easy steps.

 
Games galore

The Nokia N8 is packed with the latest and most popular games to ensure that there’s never a dull moment. Favourites such as Angry Birds and Need for Speed Shift HD will keep avid gamers entertained for hours. Games come to life with every swipe, pinch and tap on the Nokia N8’s super-responsive touchscreen.

 
Price Plans

SingTel will introduce new N’tertainment 3G Flexi price plans for the Nokia N8. These plans include free local incoming calls and bundled data usage, as well as free AMPed and MobileTV service.

Customers who are interested in the Nokia N8 can currently pre-order the handset at www.singtel.com/n8

 N’tertainment 3G Flexi Lite Plan  N’tertainment 3G FlexiPlan N’tertainment 3G Flexi Plus Plan
 Monthly Subscription  S$39 S$56 S$95
   FREE INCOMING CALLS
 FREE Local Outgoing Calls100 min200 min500 min
 FREE Local Data Usage   12GB (Capped at S$30 a month for unlimited usage)
 FREE Mobile TV   FREE 24 Months MobileTV Basic Pack Viewing

(Includes Bloomberg TV, Channel 8, Channel NewsAsia, Dragon TV, ETTV Asia)

 FREE Singtel AMPed   Unlimited song downloads with no data charges from SingTel AMPed Music Store
 FREE ESPN Mobile TV   Free for one month

Nokia N8 Product Specifications

  • Stylish form carved out of a single block of scratch-resistant anodized aluminium
  • Sleek design measuring 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H) and weighing only 135 grams
  • Sharp and dazzling 3.5” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (640 x 360 pixels) that allows high definition picture quality and intuitive and responsive navigation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) for faster web browsing and extended data coverage, positioning, as well as support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available
  • 12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, variable zoom, autofocus, Xenon flash and video recording in HD 720p
  • Symbian^3 OS, offering users a powerful and intuitive platform with several enhancements including support for gestures such as multi-touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom, multiple, personalizable homescreens, a faster and more responsive user interface, greater memory management for a faster multi-tasking experience.
  • Built-in global Ovi Maps for walk-and-drive navigation in over 70 countries worldwide with built in premium guides from Lonely Planet and Via Michelin for tips on travel, restaurants, weather, and hotels
  • Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID
  • Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 50 hours)
  • Nokia PC suite for both PCs and Macs to enable synching data such as contacts and calendar appointments between a computer and the smartphone
  • USB On-the-Go and Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file transfers and charging
  • Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio input/output and TV out
  • 16GB mass memory + micro SD card slot, 135MB internal memory, support up to 32GB memory cards. RAM256/ROM512
  • Access to Nokia Ovi Store, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for Nokia smartphones. Categories include entertainment, games, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
  • Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone
  • Bluetooth (3.0) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • Support for Nokia Ovi Mail
  • Support for 3G networks around the world
  • Non-removable, rechargeable 1200mAh BL-4D battery (with 1 year warranty) that provides approximately 12.5 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time in GSM mode