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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
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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’.