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Nokia N8 Specs and Price – Symbian Phone

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Nokia N8 is now available globally. Nokia N8 at launch introduced some new features never seen before on a Nokia phone and was Nokia’s best response then to the growing competition from Android and Apple Smartphones, but now there is the Nokia Lumia 920. Nokia N8 is the first Nokia phone to come with Symbian^3 which brought a better user experience and integration with social media services. Nokia N8 is also the first Nokia phone to offer 12 megapixels camera, multi-touch, and anodised aluminium body for a glossier look, and the first phone ever to support 5 WCDMA bands and Dolby Digital Plus. Nokia N8 is upgradable to Symbian Belle OS. Nokia 808 PureView is the successor of the Nokia N8.

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A great camera with Video editing

Nokia N8 is a great camera phone featuring a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and HD video recording capability. Nokia N8 comes with a Xenon flash for shooting in locations with poor lighting.

Other features of the camera include Autofocus, Face Recognition, geo-tagging, and so on. Nokia N8 features video calling via a secondary VGA camera. Make your own movies with the N8, record in HD, add music, images, texts, and transitions using the video editing software, and share easily with your friends.

HD video & quality audio via HDMI

Of what use is an HD camera phone if it is not accompanied with quality audio and support for your widescreen TVs. The Nokia N8 features HDMI, for connection to your widescreen TVs and home theatre.

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Watch 16:9 videos taken with the Nokia N8 on your HDTV. Nokia N8 is the first mobile phone to support Dolby Digital Plus for delivering high quality audio to your home theatre via HDMI.

a 3.5-inch AMOLED Display

Nokia N8 comes with a multi-touch touchscreen, the first Nokia phone with multi-touch capability, thanks to the Symbian^3 OS. Nokia N8 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display offering a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and a colour depth of 16.7 million, a great display for your pictures, videos, maps, and documents. Nokia N8 is loaded with handwriting recognition software.

Nokia N8


Nokia N8 OS, Software and Hardware

Nokia N8 offers a faster performance, coming with a powerful 680MHz Arm III processor and a separate 3D graphics accelerator. This means the N8 will handle 3D and 2D graphics quite well, although that comes short of a 1GHz processor being launched by competitors. Nokia N8 is the first Nokia phone announced with the Symbian^3 OS. The Symbian^3 was aimed at making Nokia smartphones respond to the growing challenge from newer, high performance OS like the Android and was designed with touchscreen phones in mind. Symbian^3 offers a better user experience as well as better integration to social media services like Twitter and Facebook.

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Nokia N8 makes it easier to keep in touch with your contacts. You receive live updates from your buddies on Facebook and Twitter, directly on your home screen. You can place multiple widgets on your home screen.

You can easily customise your home screen by downloading Apps, games, and videos at Ovi store for your Nokia N8 and place them on your home screen for easy access. With Nokia N8, you can create up to three home screens.

For example, you can create one home screen for business/work, another for home and yet another for your travels. Nokia N8 makes it easy to move from one home screen to another, a single tap is all you need. It is upgradable to the more recent Symbian Belle OS.

Network, Data, and Internet browsing

Nokia N8 depending on available network can switch between 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA). Nokia N8 is the first mobile phone to support 5-band WCDMA (850/900/1700/1900/2100), giving you access almost anywhere. On GSM Nokia N8 supports quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900).

Where there is 3G network, Nokia N8 accesses high-speed data on HSDPA/UMTS. Outside 3G coverage Nokia N8 can access telecoms services on GSM with data services on GPRS and EDGE.

Nokia N8 accesses wireless LAN networks with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support, one of a few phones with Wi-Fi 802.11 n support. The built-in browser is compatible with WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML enabling you to browse WAP pages and websites tailored for mobile browsing as well as full websites.

Nokia N8 supports short-range wireless connectivity via state of the art Bluetooth 3.0. You can transfer files from/to your computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices.

With Bluetooth, and Nokia N8’s built-in internet modem, you can connect your computer to the internet using Nokia N8 as a wireless modem. USB 2.0 interface is provided for Nokia N8 and with it you can achieve the same as with Bluetooth but in a wired domain. USB offers short-range connectivity via a USB cable.

Nokia N8 Navigation and Maps

Nokia N8 has a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Wi-Fi positioning. Nokia Ovi maps enables mobile navigation with free voice guided turn-by-turn car and pedestrian navigation for the lifetime of your Nokia N8.

If Nokia navigation service is available in your country, you can get voice guided turn-by-turn directions to any address and traffic information on your Nokia N8, all free. Maps for over 200 countries are available on Nokia Ovi maps, but not all are Navigable. Nigeria is navigable on Nokia maps. Nokia N8 also features a digital Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display.

Media, Web TV, and Storage

Download contents like games, apps, and videos at the Nokia Ovi Store to keep you entertained. Nokia N8 is also enabled to download music, ringtones, wallpapers, and pictures.

Nokia N8 is equipped with 16GB internal storage, which is reasonable for your media storage. If you need more storage capacity, Nokia N8 supports up to 32GB MicroSD memory card. You can also plug-in a USB drive with the USB on the go feature.

Download Apps, themes at Ovi Store

You can stream movies and videos from YouTube and other sources, as well as watch web TV right from your Nokia N8. Nokia N8 comes with a built-in FM radio. You can also listen to FM through your car speakers, because Nokia N8 has a built-in FM transmitter.

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Nokia Price & Availability

The Nokia N8 is now available worldwide including in Nigeria. Price of N8 in Nigeria is N65,000. Considering the features offered by this phone and prevailing market price for smartphones in the same class, the Nokia N8 sound like good value for money

Nokia N8 Features and Specifications

  • Handwriting recognition
  • Symbian^3 OS, upgradable to Symbian Belle
  • ARM 11 680MHz CPU
  • 3D graphics engine
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • up to 32GB MicroSD memory card
  • GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) 5-bands (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
  • HDMI
  • USB on the go
  • YouTube browsing and streaming
  • Voice command/dial
  • Predictive texting T9
  • email/push email/IM
  • Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB)
  • Video player (HD, Mpeg4, WMA, 3GP)
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Photo editor
  • Flash Lite 4.0 preloaded
  • Games Nokia Games Download
  • Java MIDP 2.1
  • Nokia PC Suite
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Standby: 400 hours (3G)
  • Talktime: 350 mins (3G)
  • Music play: 50 hours

Nokia N8 is now available in Nigeria. You are advised to buy only from Nokia authorised dealer shops. The major advantage of buying your Nokia mobile phones and other Nokia accessories and enhancements from an authorized Nokia dealer is that you are guaranteed to buy a genuine Nokia product. You also get a one-year warranty on any product you buy, plus good after sales services.

For more information on Nokia dealers, stores, sales outlets and shops in Nigeria, visit our Nokia dealer page.

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Paschal Okafor
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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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