4/27/2010 12:34:00 PM
Nokia to launch N8 in Q3
Nokia's social networking smartphone, the Nokia N8, will be available in the UK during the third quarter of this year, with an estimated retail price of 370 euros.
The handset is powered by Symbian 3, which introduces several major advances, including support for gestures such multi-touch, flick scrolling and pinch-to-zoom for the ultimate user experience.
The Nokia N8 offers multiple personalisable homescreens which can be loaded with applications and widgets.
It has a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor, where consumers can record HD-quality videos and edit them using a unique, built-in editing suite.
The Nokia N8 also offers Web TV services that deliver programs, news and entertainment from channels such as CNN, E! Entertainment, Paramount and National Geographic, with additional UK focused Web TV content also available from the Ovi Store.
Meanwhile, consumers 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.
The Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, guiding people to places and points of interest in more than 70 countries worldwide.
The Nokia N8 is Nokia's first device to be integrated with Qt, a software development environment that simplifies the development and makes it possible to build applications once and deploy across Symbian and other software platforms.