Much awaited and one of the most anticipated smartphone from Nokia has been started to ship today. Nokia’s N8, first phone ever which is running on Symbian 3, has been started to reach to customers hand who have been pre-booked the phone from August through Nokia’s website.
However, The availability of the phone will vary country to country. The company will respect and be committed for the customers who have shown interest and trust in Nokia and pre-booked the phone, the company said. Company is expecting to move further with broader rollout over the coming few weeks.
After much of rumors of delay in rollout, which later denied by Nokia, company has released the phone on schedule time. Due to high competition from Apple and Samsung Nokia was going through tremendous pressure from market to release N8 as soon as possible. While Nokia just witnessed a major change at CEO level, it was important for new leader to have successful and timely launch of first product after he took control.
Nokia’s hogly anticipated first smartphone which is running on Symbian 3 has already managed to capture th large number of preorders in Nokia history, as claimed by company. Consumers started booking the phone from August when company opened the website for orders.
Nokia’s new baby, N8 sports a 3.5-inch AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) touch screen with a 640×360 glass display. Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n provide the connectivity. But it’s in the area of multimedia where the phone is aiming to shine. Therefore company has recently released World’s Smallest Character Animated Film which was shot through Nokia N8 itself.
With Nokia dubbing it the world’s best camera phone, the N8 incorporates a 12-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash intended to let people snap high-quality photos. The phone can also record and play HD videos and offers both HDMI output and Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, so it can be hooked up to a TV and home theater system. Users can edit their photos and videos on the phone and then transfer them to an external hard drive via the built-in micro USB connector or upload them to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
For entertainment on the go, the N8 lets people tune into Web TV with such channels as CNN, E Entertainment, Paramount, and National Geographic.
Nokia has beefed up its Ovi Store for the N8 with access to a greater variety of mobile apps. The free Ovi Maps turns the N8 into a GPS device by providing walk and drive directions throughout more than 70 countries, Nokia said. The Ovi Maps app also lets people view public transportation in 85 cities around the world and tap into real-time traffic, speed limit warnings, and access to parking garages and gas stations.
The N8 the first in a series of smartphones that Nokia plans to release based on the new Symbian 3 software.