Nokia is finally making the moves in the right direction, at least with design. Today the cell phone juggernaut released the Nokia N8 for a meager cost of EUR 370 bundled with loads of features that are essential for all smartphone users. It appears that the firm decided it was time it moved of its suffocating corporate mindset to bring something genuinely intuitive.
Why do I say this? Well I have tried the N97, I am recently in possession of the Nokia X6 and honestly speaking they don’t give you that feel this new generations of phones is supposed to give you or promises to. The touch interface is very sticky and and the OVI Store lacks big time with real quality applications. But coming back to the Nokia N8, I haven’t used it but the specs are as follows:
3.5 inch screen
12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
Ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite [the iPhone 3GS has the same options too].
16GB internal storage with microSD slot expansion
Runs the latest in line Symbian^3 OS
The design allures me to be honest as it appears to be less of a mortar brick and I can bet it will feel good in hands. Plus it is also extending better support for developers with the release of its easy to use Nokia Qt SDK, which is in beta but I guess would do a lot to make people see the true potential of its development platform.
If Nokia is reading this, it needs to send me a Review Unit right away. Honestly speaking this is quite unlike what Nokia would bring out.
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