While most of the buzz across the United States is for devices such as the Apple iPhone 4, Motorola Droid Bionic, and HTC Thunderbolt, Nokia’s impressive N8 smart phone that blasts some of these devices out of the water when it comes to certain features. While there is no domestic carrier that offers the phone, the Nokia N8 is available unlocked through retailers such as Amazon.
Nokia N8 Specifications:
- Operating System: Symbian^3
- Networks: WCDMA and GSM/EDGE
- Display: 3.5 inch widescreen capacitive touch
- Screen Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels
- Camera: 12 megapixels and 720p video
- Connectivity: HDMI output and Micro USB
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0
- Radio: FM radio and FM transmitter
- Storage: 16GB Internal and up to 32GB Micro SD
- Battery: 1200 mAh
- Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm
- Weight: 135 grams
For anyone know knows their smart phone hardware, this phone packs plenty of heat. Unfortunately some may not like the fact that it runs on Nokia’s latest Symbian^3 platform, which deviates from the Maemo we saw on the N900. It is clear that Nokia still knows what it is doing when it comes to aesthetics, hardware, and style. However, a switch over to Android or Windows Phone 7 might be necessary to grab more attention in the United States. Keep in mind we should not forget that Symbian takes first place with 36.6% of the worldwide smart phone operating system market share according to Gartner. Although those numbers are from Q3 of 2010, Symbian is probably still number one despite the impressive Android growth rates.
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