Nokia unveiled the first open source Symbian phone -Features

April 27, 2010 | by

Today Nokia has officially announced the first phone N8 in the Open source Symbian platform. The Symbian^3 Open source includes HDMI support, music integration, efficient memory management, 2D,3d graphic architecture, Modern network architecture, Efficient multi tasking, usability enhancements etc. Nokia N8 is the first mobile handset powered with this operating system.

The main highlight of this phone is its point and shoot 12 Megapixel Camera with xenon flash and Carl Zeiss lens. Dolby Surround system with an HDMI output will make this a pocket home theater system. The device is fully featured for the one click access of all social network sites. This also offers free lifetime worldwide car and walk navigation from OVI store over 70 countries.The Web TV delivers local and global TV favorites right to the home screen.

source: Nokia press release

Features and specifications of N8

System: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
OS Symbian^3
Form Factor Touch screen monoblock
Dimensions 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H)
Weight 135g
Display: 3.5 inch widescreen (640 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch
Battery 1200mAh BL-4D
Memory 16GB mass memory + micro SD card slot, 135MB internal memory, support up to 32GB memory cards. RAM256, ROM512
Video Playback Video recording, Performance: encoding  25fps, decoding 30fps, File Formats: H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.263, Real Video
Music Playback: FM radio, FM transmitter, MP3 player, Supported codecs: MP3,AAC,eAAC, eAAC+,WMA,AMR-WB, DRM support, DRM:OMA DRM 2.0
Main Camera
  • Lens: Carl Zeiss optics
  • Image capture: 12 megapixels
  • Video capture: HD 720p
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal length: 5.4
  • Flash: Xenon flash
  • Nokia Adapter Cable for HDMI CA-156
  • WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • BT3.0 with support for stereo headsets
  • Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID
  • Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file transfers and charging
  • USB On-the-Go
  • Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio  input/output and TV out
Available colors Dark Grey ,Silver White ,Green ,Blue ,Orange
Operating times
  • Talk time (GSM/WCDMA) –12/5 h 50min
  • Standby (GSM/WCDMA) –390/400 h
  • Video record –3 h 20 min
  • Music playback –50 h
  • Video playback –7 h
  • Video playback with HDMI –6 h
  • Web TV –3 h 20 min
Price and availability Shipping will be started from the third quarter of 2010. The approximate cost will be €370 (Rs 21,800/-)


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