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With their reputation for producing some of the most popular mobiles of recent years, Nokia certainly know a thing or two about making quality smartphones. The Nokia N8 shows this perfectly, and it looks set to be a huge success upon its upcoming release.
Packed with everything you could ever want from a smartphone, the Nokia N8 has a number of stunning features such as a 12 megapixel camera, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and loads of internal storage.
Measuring 113.5x 59.1x 12.9mm, the Nokia N8 is relatively compact, and certainly slimline making it a comfortable phone to hold and use. The AMOLED capacitive touchscreen measures 3.5 inches, and thanks to the ability to display up to 16M colours within a pixel resolution of 360x 640, it is ideal for displaying photos and video, especially given the inclusion of an accelerometer sensor, which automatically rotates the on screen content based upon the orientation of the phone. This means photos and video can be viewed in both portrait and landscape forms.
A whopping 16GB of internal storage is provided as standard within the Nokia N8. This alone should be ample for the needs of most users, as it is more than capable of storing an average sized digital music collection. Should further storage be required though, the micro SD card slot can be utilised by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB. This would result in a combined storage capacity of a staggering 48GB!
Browsing the internet is a pleasure with the Nokia N8. Access to the internet is provided initially via HSDPA in areas with 3G coverage, however a faster connection is available via Wi-Fi whenever local wireless networks are available. Class 33 EDGE & GPRS provide access to cellular networks on the move, whilst Bluetooth and micro USB connections are also provided as standard. These allow users to connect their Nokia N8 to a number of compatible hardware devices such as other phones and computers in order to carry out tasks such as transferring media files and backing up contact information from the phonebook.
As previously mentioned, a stunning 12 megapixel digital camera is provided, which even features Carl Zeiss optics. Due to the high pixel count, obviously the resulting still images are of very high quality even when zoomed, although there is a comprehensive package of features included which allow users to enhance and edit images. Of course the camera can also shoot video, in 720p HD, making it one of the most advanced cameras currently available on a mobile phone.
The Nokia N8 is one of those smartphones which really does tick all the boxes, so whatever you are looking for in a new smartphone, the Nokia N8 is unlikely to disappoint.
Nokia has recently released several new smartphones, including the new Nokia X3 02. This great looking handset combines the use of a physical keypad and a touchscreen.
Ideal for social networkers, the Nokia X3 02 provides a comprehensive all round package. It features include a 5 megapixel camera, radio player, Wi-Fi internet access and a number of social networking applications.
The Nokia X3 02 measures 106.2x 48.4x 9.6mm making it compact and slimline, and lightweight at just 77.4 grams, meaning it is pocket friendly and unobtrusive. It is available in a number of exciting colour schemes including White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac. Therefore, even the most style conscious user is sure to find a colour variant of their liking, a smart move from Nokia in an age where mobile phones are also viewed as fashion statements.
Measuring 2.4 inches, the TF resistive touchscreen on the Nokia X3 02 is capable of displaying up to 256K colours within 240x 320 pixels. This makes is great for viewing colour photos, surfing the internet or even watching video files. The inclusion of a touchscreen means users can navigate the user interface and select icons on the screen rather than have to use fiddly navigation buttons.
50 MB of internal storage is available as standard, however a micro SD card slot is also included. This can be utilised when further storage is required, by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB. This gives the potential to store an entire digital music collection or a large number of photos, videos or documents.
Class 10 GPRS and EDGE give the Nokia X3 02 its connections to cellular networks, whilst access to the internet is provided courtesy of HSDPA at speeds of up to 10.2 Mbps (in areas covered by 3G) or Wi-Fi wherever local wireless networks are available, offering a faster connection. Bluetooth and micro USB connections allow users to connect wirelessly and directly respectively, to other devices, allowing a range of different tasks to be carried out.
The built in camera boasts 5 megapixels, meaning the Nokia X3 02 also doubles up as an effective digital camera. Its pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 means the resulting images are of high quality, whilst the camera can also shoot video in VGA quality at a rate of 18 fps.
Several pre-installed games are included, along with access to a library of downloadable games, and a stereo FM radio player compliment the versatile internal media player and social networking features, to make the Nokia X3 02 a versatile entertainment device.
Due for release very shortly, there is an increasing amount of attention being paid to the Nokia N8. This feature packed smartphone looks set to be a big success for the manufacturer.
Offering features such as a stunning 12 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics, loads of internal storage and full Wi-Fi internet access, it looks set to rival many popular smartphone models.
The Nokia N8 measures 113.5x 59.1x 12.9mm, making it a compact device, which is also a comfortable phone to hold and use thanks to its lightweight of 135 grams. The AMOLED capacitive touchscreen measures 3.5 inches, and utilises a pixel resolution of 360x 640 to display up to 16M colours. This makes the Nokia N8 perfect for viewing video and photos, especially given the fact that it also includes an accelerometer sensor which allows the on screen content to be viewed in both portrait and landscape. Another important and often overlooked feature is the Gorilla scratch resistant glass, which protects the screen from everyday wear.
A generous 16 GB of internal storage is provided as standard which allows ample storage space for digital files such as music, videos and documents. Should further storage be required, the micro SD card slot can be utilised by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB.
Class 33 GPRS and EDGE provide the Nokia N8 with its cellular network connections whilst access to the internet is provided via HSDPA in areas covered by 3G and Wi-Fi wherever local wireless networks are available. In order to connect to other compatible hardware devices, the Nokia N8 also comes with Bluetooth and micro USB connections. These features allow users to carry out tasks such as transferring music files and backing up contact info.
As mentioned, the Nokia N8 also has a stunning 12 megapixel digital camera. This is jam-packed with features such as Carl Zeiss optics (a premium quality camera lens manufacturer), autofocus and Xenon flash, and the ability to shoot 720p HD video footage. Users can attach an HDMI cable to the TV-out and connect the handset to a HD television allowing them to view the HD footage they have shot on the camera, but on the big screen.
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Of course there are also a wealth of entertainment and productivity features included, making the Nokia N8 highly versatile, and an ideal alternative to mainstream smartphones.