It’s been a long while coming, but the Nokia N8 is due imminently and
it would seem that Nokia have extremely high hopes and a large marketing budget
in place for the N8. The latest marketing tactics employed for the launch of the
latest Nokia Mobile Phone have seen
them recruit Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, whereby
anybody can win the chance to star alongside Pamela
Anderson, in a short film that will be filmed using only the Nokia N8 and
its HD Video Recording capabilities.
The N8 will be Nokia’s
flagship phone and as a result, boasts an impressive specification list which
includes a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and is actually the first
handset from the Finnish manufacturer to be touting AMOLED technology, which
essentially offers better viewing angles, true to life colours and is also much
more efficient when displaying darker colours than standard LCD panels. The N8
will accept multi-touch inputs, meaning that pinch-to-zoom browsing is taken
care of with ease.
The N8 also touts a twelve megapixel camera, which will capture images at an
incredible 4000 x 3000 pixels thanks to the Carl Zeiss Optics Lens and also
includes autofocus and a Xenon flash. As previously mentioned, the N8 is capable
of recording videos at 720p HD quality and there is also an HDMI output meaning
that you can plug it in to an HD Ready TV to watch videos in full HD glory.
In terms of connectivity, the N8 is far from lacking. HSDPA, Wi-Fi, a-GPS and
Bluetooth make up what is fast becoming the standard on all modern day
Smartphones and are all included on the N8 as well as a micro USB port, another
technology which is fast becoming a standardised inclusion on all Smartphones
and tablets alike. On-board memory sits at 16GB offering plenty of space to
store the HD videos recorded on the device as well as music, films, games and
pretty much anything else you’d expect to be able to store on your Smartphone.
The N8 will run on the latest incarnation of Nokia’s proprietary Operating
System, Symbian^3 and the ARM 11 680 MHz processor coupled to 256MB of RAM will
be sure to keep things running smoothly. Symbian^3 itself is said to take quite
a few of its design cues from the Android Operating System, with multiple
customisable home screens which support both applications and widgets. It also
supports true multi-tasking, meaning you can happily be browsing the internet
and checking your emails whilst listening to your favourite music, with the
ability to switch between applications with a mere ‘flick and a tap’.