The Nokia N8: The Phone That’s Worth the Wait 4

I am waiting for the Nokia N8. You see, just last week my dual-sim phone got stolen while I was inside the MRT station and I have been in search of a replacement since then. I have been on the look out for phones that have touch-screen features, bluetooth with A2DP support (so I can use it with a bluetooth stereo headset), Wi-Fi, video and camera, audio and video out (for sharing the videos with others using larger screens), expandable memory, supports a wide range of audio and video file types and preferably with a document viewer at least (an editor is not necessary because I would rather use a netbook).

Nokia N8 gray

I have looked at other phones besides the Nokia N8, and have thought about getting smartphones like the HTC HD2 and the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S but a few of the features that I have been looking for would be compromised.

The specifications and features of the Nokia N8 are as follows:

Nokia N8 views

Size: 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm
Weight (with battery): 135 g
Volume: 86 cc

Display and user interface
Screen size: 3.5″
Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED
16.7 million colours
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Compass (Magnetometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector

Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
2mm Charging connector
Micro USB connector and charging
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
USB On-the-Go
3.5 mm AV connector
FM Radio
FM Transmitter

Key applications: Calendar, Contacts, music player, internet, messaging, photos, Ovi Store, Maps, Videos, WebTV, Office document editors, Video & photo editor, Mail, Chat, Radio
PC Applications: Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Ovi Player

Keys and input methods
Physical keys (Menu key, Power key, Lock key, volume keys, Camera key)
Finger touch support for text input and UI control
On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
Dedicated camera and volume keys
Possibility to use capacitive stylus
Handwriting recognition for Chinese

Data Network
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

I have read from Yugatech’s blog that this is scheduled for release in the 3rd quarter of this year and will be sold at PHP 22,000. So, if everything goes well, I might just find myself getting the Nokia N8 soon.

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