Nokia N8 shipping now

Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:05 by Tech Correspondent

Nokia has finally begun shipping its N8 smartphone to customers. The handset was initially announced to be shipped in the month of April. Since then, there was a long anticipation on the arrival of the first Symbian^3 smart phone.

The N8 is priced at £429, or for £35 per month tariffs in UK.

There was a delay in its shipment because Nokia wanted to fix a few software bugs. N8 will reach first to the people who had pre-ordered it, either via Nokia’s online shops, or in retail stores. In the coming weeks, the N8 should be available across worldwide, confirmed Nokia.

nokia n8 photo

Photo: Nokia N8 smartphone

N8 uses the latest version of the Symbian OS, the Symbian^3. Symbian^3 allows users to personalize home screens and perform multitasking of apps. N8 also features an HDMI interface for connection to a TV. It comes with an AMOLED touch-screen and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

Nokia N8 for India soon

Nokia N8 photo

Nokia has bundled free satnav capabilities, via the Ovi Maps tool, and access to the Ovi Store for applications you can download and installin the phone, similar to how it works in the iTunes and Android OS app stores.

User can access web TV on the N8. The device can be used as an MP3 music player for up to 50 hours.

Initial reviews of the Nokia N8 seem to suggest that while this is the best Nokia phone ever, it does not feel as modern as the iPhone 4 or the latest Android smartphones. However, if you are a Nokia fan, perhaps this is the best phone you can get your hands on today.

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