Nokia unveils N8, its new flagship phone

Nokia unveils N8, its new flagship phone

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 02:37 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Helsinki: Nokia, the cellphone maker unveiled its flagship N8 smartphone, after the last high-end hit phone N95, which was unveiled in 2006. N8 will have added features like the new Symbian 3 software and it looks like the Motorola Devour and has a 3.5-inch OLED, capacitive touch screen, a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras and HD-quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging into home theatre system.

It consist all of the fun things like 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.

Last week Nokia cut its profit outlook and said the sales start for phones with Symbian 3 was delayed to the third quarter - sending its shares sharply lower. Nokia lacks a top-range model to challenge Apple's iPhone three years after its launch.

It will go on sale in the third quarter and retail for 370 euros ($493), excluding subsidies and taxes.