As the world’s leading handset maker, Nokia has yet to make any really strides in Canada and the U.S. At least as far as smartphones are concerned. Looking to capitalize on a recent string of impressive devices, Nokia hopes the N8 will be able to capture the attention of North American users with its’ latest smart phone.
The Nokia N8 is a multimedia beast with smart phone functionality capable of handling multimedia, from photos to video to social networking but that can’t be all. What makes it different?
Why I like the Nokia N8?
- The phone comes with a Carl Zeiss/Tessar camera with 12 megapixels. 12 MEGAPIXELS? Wow!!
- The ability to record in High definition which can be played on HD TVs by using its HDMI port
- A 3.5 inch display with a full QWERTY keyboard with a multi-touch screen
- Dolby Digital Plus surround sound along with 16GB of built in storage.
- View Facebook and Twitter status, share photos and more on a single app on the home screen
As far as software goes, the Symbian 3 OS offers some new advancements such as mulit-touch screen, pinch zooming, single touch scrolling along with three customizable home screens ready for the latest apps and widget.
Why I don’t like it ?
This device does have what it takes to compete, esthetically and multimedia wise. However, for heavy phone users, all recent reports suggest that the battery life is not at all impressive. Also, the Symbian OS 3 may be its biggest downfall. Right now, it strongly lacks the community of apps that is present with Apple or the Android. Big time negative! Ease of use and efficiency. Pundits profess that the functionality and the speed of use is lagging. For app and data rich users, this is a no no. If they can hurdle this important obstacle, is there any reasons why users won’t rush to get this device?
The Nokia N8 is scheduled to be available towards the end of September in the US. Nokia is also taking pre-orders on the device. In Canada, reports or rumours suggest that Rogers will offer the device by the end of October and, possibly, Wind. We should know the answers to the question within the next 3 to 4 weeks.
But will it fly in North America? As we all know, Apple, Blackberry and Android dominate the North American Does the Nokia N8 have enough to push into this market? Probably not, just yet – it doesn’t have the momentum of Android, the market recognition of BlackBerry or the cool factor of the iPhone, but I would suggest that the N8 is a step in the right direction.
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