Tuesday, April 27

Nokia N8 With Symbian 3 Unveils 12 Megapixel Smartphone

According to Ben Wood, head of research at CCS Insight, Symbian 3 is evolutionary not revolutionary, but N8, if reliable, is a first step in efforts to make Nokia's high-end phones credible again."

As press release, Nokia N8 flagship model will have a 12 megapixel camera, 3.5-inch touchscreen and retail for 370 euros ($493), excluding subsidies and taxes, iPhone-sized device the truly exceeds any of the handset maker’s previous offerings.


For one, the N8 is the first Nokia phone to run the Symbian 3 platform, which brings with it gesture support for things like multi-touch, flick scrolling and pinch zooming. Second, there’s also a 12-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, as well as the ability to capture and edit—on device—high-definition video footage. Thirdly, Ovi Maps, for free walking and driving navigation, is included, and (benefit number four) so are the types of social-networking perks that top the feature lists of most phones. Along with the N8, Nokia has introduced a new software environment called Qt—which, in beta form, is now available to developers.
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