Nokia names N8 release date, pricing
Much in demand, apparently
Nokia's N8 smartphone will go on sale at the end of this month priced at £429 for the SIM-free version, the Finnish phone giant said today.
The Pamela Anderson-promoted handset will arrive in the "last week of September" - presumably Monday the 27th - at Nokia's online store, before appearing on carriers and retailers websites - all the usual suspects, in point of fact - and shop shelves on 1 October.
The "much-anticipated" N8 promises "flick scrolling and pinch-to-zoom, plus a faster and more responsive user interface" - so iPhone-style operation, in other words.
It also has a 12Mp camera capable of recording HD video. It has HDMI output.
You can read Reg Hardware's hands-on first thoughts about the N8 here. ®
It runs Symbian^3 which is pretty much a total rewrite of must of the code and will be used on Symbian^4. This is nothing like Symbian 5th Edition that was an overlay of Symbian 3rd Edition. Symbian^3 does support Qt which is where they are headed. Symbian^4 brings a new UI.
You forgot its the brand new Symbian^3 OS
Apart from the exaggerated "ugly" UI (S60v5 that is) Symbian is the best OS, I mean what do andriod/iOS phones do that symbian cant? That said its pretty overpriced here in the UK
Still on an N95 here, great phone
The N8 is probably what the N8 needs to be at this point
Cheaper than iPhone while giving a premium experience, that is. I think it will do well. Whether it attracts enough app developers to give Nokia and Ovi the critical mass they need to start competing with iPhone and Android is an other matter..........
You know for all the down on it, there are a lot of people that _like_ S60; I have any number of E-series phones here that are extremely popular, being simple to use, with good battery life, decent cameras, excellent Exchange integration (although the latest baked-in incarnation of Mail for Exchange wants taking out and shooting IMO). The vast majority of my users do not want or need integrated social networking or whatever.
It's a pretty good phone
Not *quite* up to Apple or top spec android phones in the GUI department, but in recompense the camera is completely fantastic- very high quality 12MP images, and the 720p25 video is completely smooth, unlike some of the other 720p phones out there. I'd prefer the decent camera to smoother page transition in the GUI any time.
And its cheaper I believe.
No, I don't work for Nokia, but I have tried the phone.