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Nokia N8 Light Impressions

Nokia N8 – Light Impressions

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I’ve now had quite sometime playing around with the Nokia N8, enough time in my opinion to put out a post on how I think the handset will rank up to today’s expectations. Obviously the 12 Megapixel camera is going to the focus point of it, what else is there really that stands out other than that? Well design perhaps, it’s a bit like Marmite I guess, but not as severe as the “love it or hate it” scenario with Marmite.

Nokia N8 Light Impressions

Physical Design
My initial impressions when I saw the press pics and leaked ones too, was it looked very rugged and industrialized, which I guess it is. The bare screws adding to that look on the casing. The color choices are good I guess, my personal preference would say go for the black, and having handled one myself I can say it looks and feels good. The Orange one seems to be doing the rounds with developers – allegedly it’s a limited edition color. Colors and preferences aside, what I noticed most was the size of the N8 itself. The pictures didn’t do it justice, it is a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures. A lot more comfortable to hold it in comparison to my HTC Desire. But there are some design flaws.Read More »Nokia N8 – Light Impressions

Nokia N8

Nokia Announces N8 – First Symbian 3 Handset

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Nokia has now officially announced the Nokia N8. Nokia has done the quick and sensible thing and announced the N8 officially – midst a lot of negative reactions from the mobile community.

Nokia N8

What we have here is a very high end spec handset with many of the great sought after features today, something which Nokia previously used to do. The N8 is the first mobile capable of doing all 5 bands of 3G; 850/900/1700/1900/2100 – which essentially means it should work anywhere in the world. This is definitely a better solution than having to produce different models for the North American Market and Europe / Asia. One would hope updates and upgrades will be universal with this move.

It also does Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11n, 720p Video capture, 12 Megapixel camera with Xenon flash – the latter something the Nokia community has been asking Nokia to give back since the N82. Most importantly the N8 runs on Nokia’s latest upgrade to Symbian – Symbian ^3 which alleges to fix many irks the previous OS has had for ages and hopefully make it a more modern experience.Read More »Nokia Announces N8 – First Symbian 3 Handset