Nokia N8 might not be the first Symbian^3-based smartphone to hit the market
, yet it is the first such device to be announced to the world, and also the first one to get an official carrier, namely Vodafone UK. The high-end smartphone has just emerged on the operator's website with a “coming soon” tag all over it, giving UK phone users the promise of a near launch.
Although it lists the Nokia N8
on its website, Vodafone UK does not offer specific details on the release date or pricing of the device, but enthusiasts can rest assured that the high-end Symbian^3 device will become available for purchase with a subsidized price tag. If we were to make a supposition based on history, then we could say that chances are the Nokia N8 will be sold for free on select monthly plans from the wireless carrier.
“Get the Nokia N8
and leave your digital camera at home. Its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss lens give you pin-sharp photos. And when you shoot at night, the Xenon flash makes sure pictures come out bright and sharp. Your N8 mobile phone is also great for staying in touch with friends. Get Facebook updates straight to your homescreen – and share videos and pics (there’s room for loads with 16GB of storage built in) to the web easily,” the carrier notes on its website.
The large 3.5-inch touchscreen display or the high-quality 12-megapixel photo snapper with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash are not the only appealing specs of Nokia N8. GSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS and HSDPA connectivity options are also there, along with Bluetooth, built-in GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, microSD memory card slot for additional storage space, and other more. The handset
comes with three homescreens that can be customized separately, with enhanced social networking capabilities, and many other features.
Those interested in the new Nokia N8 mobile phone should head over to Vodafone UK's website here
to learn more on it or register for updates on its availability.