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Nokia unleashes N82 smartphone multimedia computer

Also suitable for voice calls, apparently

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Nokia has rolled out the rumoured extension to the N series line-up, a candybar alternative to the N95 sliderphone, dubbed the N82.

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N82: multimedia computer

Rumoured to be in production since August, the N82’s appearance confirms the majority of features originally leaked. It boasts a five-megapixel camera with a xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, and sports a 2.4in display that rotates from portrait to landscape view at the flick of a wrist, thanks to a built in accelerometer.

The device includes Assisted GPS technology, which already features on Nokia’s N95 handset, and compensates for weak satellite signals by sending data about your current location over your carrier’s network – which of course you pay for. However, several TomTom-esque maps come preinstalled and Nokia’s thrown in a trial of its voice-guided navigation utility.

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Five-megapixel camera with xenon flash

Should you still want to make the occasional voice call, then the handset’s also a quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge device and can make HSDPA 3G connections for data and video calls. There’s 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity on-board, and downloaded content can be stored on the bundled 2GB Micro SD card.

Additional connectivity options include USB 2.0 and Bluetooth, with A2DP for streaming audio to wireless headphones.

The N82 is available now in what Nokia calls “key markets”, which hopefully includes the UK. It’s priced at €450 (£320/$640).

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