The internet has been awash with rumours of the Nokia N8 recently, and we were half expecting it to be launched along with the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 earlier this week. Nokia’s 12-Megapixel flagship phone didn’t make an appearance, however, so what happened to it? To find out more about the Nokia N8, join us after the break…
The Nokia N8-00 looks like being one of the most exciting and important Nokia smartphones for some time, with the brand new Symbian ^3 operating system designed specifically around touchscreen usability. As such, the Nokia N8 should feel a lot more contemporary than existing touchscreen Nokia handsets. Unfortunately, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the Nokia N8, with no sign of it at yesterday’s announcement.
The Nokia N8 – formally known as the Nokia N8-00 – will sit at the top of Nokia’s smartphone range, and will be the first handset to take advantage of the Symbian ^3 operating system. That means you’ll find features such as multiple home screens and hardware graphics acceleration, with performance expected to prove exceptional.
With Nokia ironing out any final bugs in the Symbian ^3 operating system, however, it looks like the launch of the Nokia N8 has been delayed slightly. That’s not to say we’ll be waiting a long time – thankfully – with Engadget hinting at a mid-April launch for the Nokia N8.That said, Slashgear appear a litte more pessimistic, pointing out that the Nokia N8 could be delayed until as late as mid-July. Either way, we’ll be keeping you updated every step of the way.
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