Nokia unleashes N82
smartphone multimedia computer
Also suitable for voice calls, apparently
Nokia has rolled out the rumoured extension to the N series line-up, a candybar alternative to the N95 sliderphone, dubbed the N82.
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.
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).
RE: Steve Jobs was right
how the f**k would Jobs know?! his phone doesn't have 3G!
Same here. I have had no problems at all with this excellent bit of kit. Maybe we are just the lucky ones?
As for the battery life. I bought a 3rd party 1350mAh battery for mine. It makes the phone slightly bigger, but extends the life by hours
better than K850i
SE are lacking behind Nokia, when only a few years ago they use to be ahead.
With great TV out, 3.5mm headphone socket (will Sony ever learn this) and far better video recording. I think I will stick with Nokia these days.
I can't live without the usefulness of GPS now, so will be looking into this once the reviews can say about battery life and quaity of the GPS.
Still love my e90
E90 has been great phone had it for 5 months now ( live in finland :) ) not one problem with it .. battery seems to last good too , if u have the wifi switched off.
SE is getting into GPS: they now have a plugin GPS unit with some rudimentary text-based directions, but Nokia really is ahead and I'm seriously thinking of getting a Nokia 6100 because of the GPS. But I suspect I'm in a minortiy. SE is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to camera software and I think that might be slightly more important for the market.
As for battery life: if you think 3G is bad, try WiFi which has no power management or even channel conflict management capability. When it comes to transmitting data there are simple laws which govern how much power is used: you always require more power to transmit more data using a specific technology but 3G is a fuck of a lot more efficient than WiFi. I'm sitting here on a hotel wifi connection which might be suffering a teensy bit because I can see ten other networks. Not doing much for my battery life. :-(