First glimpse of Nokia N8 in India @SiliconIndia MAC

By Binu Paul, SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 September 2010, 09:55 Hrs
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First glimpse of Nokia N8 in India @SiliconIndia MAC
Bangalore: The excitement resonating from the crowd was really electric after having a chance to touch and play with the Nokia N8 which was showcased for the first time in India at the Siliconindia Mobile Application Conference. The event witnessed an enthusiastic crowd around 1000 developers and some of brightest minds in the mobile apps space enlightening the audience about the latest happening in the industry.

Sunil Rao, Head of Forum Nokia India presented the Nokia N8 smartphone and spoke on the topic 'Enabling the Smart Lifestyle'. Experts in the smartphone industry see Nokia N8 as the company's weapon to regain its lost glory in the smartphone market. The main features of the new device can be seen in the below sections.

Powered by Symbian^3
Nokia N8 is the first device powered by Symbian^3 operating system. The new visual task manager makes multitasking easy and one can switch between open apps with a single tap.

High definition & 12 megapixel camera
The smartphone is equipped with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640x360 pixels, a 12-megapixel camera, 16GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot that can accept up to 32GB cards. The powerful photo snapper is capable of recording high-definition video in 720p and comes with a Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash.

Integrated social networking
The Nokia N8 is capable of brining updates from social networking sites Facebook and Twitter directly to the handset's home screen.

Download apps from Ovi Store
It provides an option of downloading thousands of apps, games and videos from the Ovi Store.

Web TV services
On-demand Web TV channels like CNN and National Geographic are available on Nokia N8. Additional local Web TV content is also available from the Ovi Store.

Apart from the aforementioned, there are a handful of other new features such as HDMI connection, option for personalizing, multiple home screens, free voice-guided navigation and almost fifty hours of music playback.

"Its amazingly news. I'm really excited about the thousands of apps available on Nokia N8. I'm sure it will be more reliable than the iPhone with antenna problems," said Siddharth, a mobile app developer attending the conference.

Nokia N8 will be launched in India in a couple of weeks from now. Sunil also indicated that Nokia is coming with a series of other Symbian devices as well.

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