Nokia N8 Overload: Promo Vids, 12 MP Sample Images, 720p Sample Video, Tear-down & Real-life Images [Updated!]
Some promo vids:
Sample images from the 12MP cam:
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Finally, after all that leaks and unofficial reveal via Eldar, the mighty Nokia N8 is out!
The Nokia N8 marks the global device debut of the new Symbian^3 software, featuring several major advancements:
* Usability enhancements across the user interface, including single tap, multi-touch and support for gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom.”
* Three personalizable homescreens on the Nokia N8, easily maneuvered through by a simple flick.
* Faster and more responsive user interface with new 2D and 3D graphics architecture that takes full advantage of hardware acceleration
* More efficient memory management allows more applications to run in parallel for a faster, more complete and efficient multi-tasking experience.
* System: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* OS: Symbian^3
* Form Factor: Touch screen monoblock
* Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H)
* Weight: 135g
* Display: 3.5 inch widescreen (640 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch
* Battery: 1200mAh BL-4D
* Media Storage/Memory: 16GB mass memory + micro SD card slot, 135MB internal memory, support up to 32GB memory cards.
* Video Playback: Video recording, Performance: encoding 25fps, decoding 30fps, File Formats: H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.263, Real Video 10, ON2 VP6, Flash video
* Music Playback: FM radio, FM transmitter, MP3 player, Supported codecs: MP3,AAC,eAAC, eAAC+,WMA,AMR-WB, DRM support, DRM: OMA DRM 2.0
* Main Camera:
o Lens: Carl Zeiss optics
o Image capture: 12 megapixels
o Video capture: HD 720p
o Aperture: F2.8
o Focal length: 5.4
o Flash: Xenon flash
o HDMI adapter CA-157
o WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
o BT2.1 with support for stereo headsets
o Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID
o Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file transfers and charging
o USB On-the-Go
* Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio input/output and TV out
Checkout more at Nokia N8
Additional specs/features not listed:
- ARM11 CPU at 680 Mhz, 256 RAM, 512 ROM and 3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenGL-ES 2.0 support
- Comes with Music in select markets
- Flash 10 compatibility
- OLED display with 24-bit colour depth (16 million colours)
- Composite video out (secondary)
- Newer OSS Browser
- 28mm wide angle lens with Still and Video Stabilization
- no stereo speakers (hands-free speaker only)
- no over-sharpening or “digital looking” images
- Conversational view for SMS
- Editing of key office documents
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I was excited about the coming of Nokia N8, but after reading this preview from Eldar; not anymore.
Just like what Engadget says, Nokia’s woes on the drop in profits are about to become even more woeful with the launch of this model. Imagine still lagging behind your competitors after given so much time to catch up, real waste of opportunities. “Almost as responsive as the iPhone”? Now how does this not surprise us? I’m a big fan of Nokia, have always been, and I did support the stand of some analysts stating that Nokia is likened to a humungous ship, which naturally would take a longer time to make a U-turn compared to other smaller ships (competitors); but this is not something exciting after all this wait, seriously. Someone also recently commented over at a forum that Nokia phones always launch with alpha-like firmware, and mature only after the release with newer firmwares. I guess it’s going to be true again with Symbian^3.
Okay, enough of the rant, let’s go over to the phone.
Take note that it’s still a prototype, so lots of things could be changing over the next few months.
At one part he says this: “...they’ve made cosmetic improvements, that users should like. And users do not like them. I get a feeling that Nokia is living in some wonderland, where people are buying it’s products in droves. But this is not the case. And as a flagship product, Nokia N8 looks not just bleak, but as something incomprehensible. With the help of advertising, they will get people’s attention, start selling and will sell quite a few of them. Just to scare more people away from Nokia brand. A feeling is that there are some competitor moles working at Nokia, sabotaging the work. Purposefully destroying Nokia brand step by step. I can not find any other explanation for current events…“
It’s just depressing with the UI part. But we do also know that Symbian^3 is a rewrite and restructure of Core OS and some UI elements where Symbian^4 will be redesign of UI and enhancement of some Core OS elements.
Well nothing really shocking actually, since Nokia has officially pushed the launch date to sometime 3 months from now (not announcement, but sales launch). There’s nothing wrong with the hardware, although on the most part, Nokia’s just catching up with the market trend.
I guess they’re taking the time to improvise on the software in this mean time (high hopes!). Symbian^3 will probably be tweaked and developed more until it’s available to the mass market, and will probably improve on its current ‘responsiveness’.
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Warning: Obscenity precaution!
I know the last one isn’t cartoon, but hey, it’s worth it still.
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Here’s a look at how dating might take place in the future. Funny..
The Nokia N900 is definitely not a perfect phone, but there are just so many reasons to like or even love it. It may lag behind in certain features/functions, but as a whole, it’s one of the best devices out there! This list below isn’t exhaustive, more are still to come:
- The built quality
- 5MP Camera
- Camera UI
- ARM Cortex-A8 with 256MB RAM (1GB Virtual RAM)
- Excellent Multitasking
- Slide-Out QWERTY keyboard (on-screen keyboard too!)
- Kickback stand
- 32GB internal storage (with microSD extension)
- Portable Multimedia Powerhouse
- Media Player
- Stereo Speakers
- Maemo 5
- UI (Hildon)
- Panoramic desktop with customisation
- Notification light
- Easy App management
- Clean menus
- Ease of use
- Menu/Multitask/Desktop Contextual button
- Quick Access
- Clock/Alarm App and UI
- Built-in screenshot function
- ‘Always online’
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Professional use
- Finally, the crown jewel: MicroB Browser with Adobe Flash 9.4
Full review coming soon! Sidenote: Thanks, WOMWorld/Nokia!
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A woman and her ten-year-old son were riding in a cab in New York City. It was raining and all the hookers were standing under the awnings.
“Mom,” said the boy, “what are all those women doing ??”
“They’re waiting for their husbands to get off work,” she replied.
The cabbie turns around and says, “Geez lady, why don’t you tell him the truth !? They’re hookers, boy !!! They have sex with men for money.”
The little boy’s eyes get wide and he says, “Is that true, Mom ?!?”
His mother, glaring hard at the cabbie, answers in the affirmative.
After a few minutes, the kid asks, “Mom, what happens to the babies those women have ???” “Most of them become cab drivers,” she said.
Oh To Be 12 Again…
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror..
Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she’d like to have for her Birthday. ‘I’d like to be twelve again’, she replied, still looking in the mirror.
On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Alton Towers theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Corkscrew, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a Mc Donald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Then it was off to the cinema with popcorn, a huge Cola, and her favourite sweets….M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure!
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, ‘Well Dear, what was it like being twelve again?’
Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. ‘I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!’
The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.
A woman, beaten black and blue, goes to the doctor.
Doctor: “What happened?”
Woman: “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk he beats me to a pulp.”
Doctor: “I have a real good medicine for that. When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of sweet tea and start gargling with it. Just gargle and gargle.”
Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.
Woman: “Doctor, that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk, I gargled with sweet tea. I gargled and gargled, and nothing happened!”
Doctor: “You see how keeping your mouth shut helps?”
BMW presents the concept of a new 4-door coupe. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé underscores the outstanding design expertise of the German premium automobile manufacturer.
With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto China in Beijing (April 23rd to May 2nd 2010), BMW provides an in-depth insight into its design philosophy and development strategy. The program of the BMW Design Night is modular in structure and presents extensive background information on the premium automobile manufacturer’s innovative design culture. In addition to highlighting the long versions of the BMW 5 Series developed specially for the Chinese market, the main focus is on an elegant 4-door vehicle with striking dynamic proportions: the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.
The concept study on display symbolises the outstanding design expertise of BMW. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé concentrates the fundamental values of the brand. Its body design authentically captures a sense of superior dynamic performance and high-quality elegance. The shaping style, which follows a coherent pattern down to the last detail, convincingly visualises BMW’s philosophy as an automobile manufacturer. As with the Concept CS 2007, BMW once again sets new benchmarks in the design of 4-door coupes with a distinctive sporty character.
Based on a powerful tradition in this segment, the BMW Concept Gran Coupé carries the essence of brand values and the genes of BMW design into the future. The concept shows the classic features of all BMW coupes: the long wheelbase, the vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines, the set-back greenhouse, the flat silhouette, the coupe-style roof line and the short front overhang reflect the dynamic potential of the vehicle. The surface structures and the fact that the design quality is geared towards perfection illustrate the aspiration of the brand BMW to build 4-door high-performance coupes with the sportiest proportions and the most elegant design.
In the BMW Concept Gran Coupé, BMW presents the vision of a 4-door vehicle which combines the exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car. The design of the concept study underscores the expertise of the brand BMW in the development of vehicles with a distinctive sporty character which offer space for more than two occupants. This reflects the particular quality of the BMW Group design philosophy, which consists in precisely and authentically translating the specific values of product substance into an aesthetically convincing shaping style. The design process is set through with a passion for aesthetic appeal and dynamic performance, precision and perfection. This is how the uncompromising premium aspiration of a BMW Group product, the unmistakable style of the brand BMW and the precisely defined character of each model are given concrete form.
The body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé expresses sporty flair in its ultimate form. The 4-door vehicle clearly signals the very highest level of dynamic performance with its extremely elegant, flat and coupe-like proportions. Stretching the entire length of the vehicle and therefore measuring almost 5 meters, flowing lines dominate the design, giving rise to outstanding aerodynamic levels, just as the low center of gravity reflects an agile driving response.
The front section is defined by the BMW kidney grille characteristic of the brand – an icon of body design which is not just central but also a dominating element of front design. The kidney grille of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé has a flat appearance, with an asymmetrical side view which emphasizes the close attention to detail. The central section with the kidney grille is formally separated from other BMW icons such as the headlights and air inlets. The clarity of the LED front lights highlights the vehicle’s precision and premium aspirations. The air inlet runs back an extremely long way into the side section, making the front section appear particularly wide. All elements of the front section appear to merge to form a single, elegantly curved movement.
The sporty, flat silhouette provides an impressive body height of just under 1.40 meters. This makes the BMW Concept Gran Coupé up to 100 millimeters flatter than the BMW 5 Series or the BMW 7 Series Sedan. The roof line tapers off gently into the rear, thereby elongating the vehicle’s proportions. The forward-tilted shark nose visually extends the bonnet and creates characteristic BMW proportions with its forward-pointing dynamism. This stretched character is also highlighted by the side lines, where there is a deliberate avoidance of the typical sill line. The flat proportions make the window graphics appear extremely narrow and dynamic at the same time. Another BMW design icon, the Hofmeister kink, is especially strikingly formed – additionally emphasizing the exclusive character of the vehicle. The frameless doors give the BMW Concept Gran Coupé a modern character since the glass surfaces appear to merge seamlessly without being interrupted by columns.
At the rear, only design elements such as the lights and tailpipe trim appear to be visible at first sight. The entire rear section appears slimmer and lighter at the center, though still exuding power and dynamic performance since the volume is reinforced towards the sides. The L-shaped light banks feature a slight, almost subtle curve and the entire design of the lines and surfaces highlights the vehicle’s elegant overall appearance. The third brake light, positioned in the rear window, is also fitted with LED technology. It takes up the kink in the roof and illuminates the entire width of the rear window. The powerfully flared wheel arches above the rear axle highlight the particularly sporty character of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.
Another highly sporty and also elegant feature is the rim concept in which the individual spokes extend deep into the center of the rim towards the hub, giving the rim a striking three-dimensional quality. The spokes themselves are not solid but relief-milled, giving them a visual lightness.
The sculptural shaping style characteristic of the entire body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé permits a unique interaction between concave and convex surfaces. It also enables the light to be selectively reflected and channeled.
Thus the exterior mirrors integrated in the window shaft appear very light, blending harmoniously into the side view since their shape assimilates the entire line styling. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé is a further development of the classic design of a notchback sedan in which the individual body sections merge harmoniously into a flat, elongated and at the same time dynamic overall image. The effect of this 4-door vehicle derives not just from specific highlights but from its overall appearance, which authentically reflects its character. The car’s dynamic potential is embodied in its proportions and lines, signaling power but also elegance and forward thrust.
Autocar claims that this is the next 8 Series!
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The tale of the iPhone 4G. So much of this story was online in the past few days, I’m probably the last to post on it. Anyway, a prototype of the next-gen iPhone was lost in a bar, found by a stranger, who had later sold it to Gizmodo for $5000. Gizmodo gracefully dissected it, but eventually had to return the unit after a formal request from Apple Inc. So that proves that it’s 100% genuine.
Let’s go over the pictures fast.
And just for comparison with the 3GS:
The prototype dissected:
Now for the story.
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery
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This is hilarious, but it’s in Malay; sorry for my international readers.