Till now, 2010 it’s a harsh year for finish producer Nokia, who seem to be outclass by Apple, HTC, Motorola or even Microsoft. Why do we say that? A touchscreen model was needed like a fresh breath for Nokia, but the bad news is that will be released Q3, 2010.
The display has a 3.5-inches size and is an OLED capacitive based one with 640 x 360 pixels resolution. Along 16M colors the screen have orientation sensor, compass, proximity sensor and ambient light detector. Under the display we have a menu key while above, the earpiece.
On the right side of the phone we find volume buttons, Lock and Camera keys while on the left are the microSD and microUSB port.
As Nokia stated during the announcement people can create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps on this big screen.
The special thing is at the back, a 12 megapixel camera with autofocus, digital zooming and xenon flash. Videos can be recorder in HD quality(16:9 and 720p resolution) @25 fps in H.264, MPEG-4 format.
As for the internals, we know that the processor will be an ARM 11 680 MHz with 3D Graphics HW accelerator, but for Symbian 3.0 OS version we don’t have many details because it hasn’t been launched already. We just know that will feature important changes including support for gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch zoom. Homescreen can be personalized and loaded with apps and widgets, as usual smartphones touch screen based models. Multitasking will be also available.
Connectivity will have all-inclusive package: GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB, HDMI output and 3.5 mm jack port. Gps will be available with A-Gps support and Ovi Maps 3.0 version(with free global walk and drive navigation in more than 70 countries).
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.
Nokia N8 will be released in Q3 of 2010 with an estimated price of $500.