Nokia N8 Shipments Have Started
(NYSE:NOK) latest entertainment smartphone, the highly anticipated Nokia N8
(http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-n8) with Ovi services,
has started shipping. Customers who have placed a pre-order for the Nokia N8
in Nokia Online Shops and Nokia retail stores will be the first to receive
their Nokia N8. Market availability will vary by country and by operator,
with broad availability in the coming weeks.
“With the N8, and the new Symbian software, we are bringing a familiar,
faster and more intuitive user experience to the world’s most popular
smartphone platform. The Nokia N8 has received the highest amount of consumer
pre-orders in Nokia history and we are thrilled to start shipments of the N8,
the first of Nokia’s new Symbian smartphone range,” says
Vice President, Smartphones, Nokia.
“To appeal to today’s high-end buyers, smartphones have to be enjoyable,
useful and beautiful. Ease of use, excellent multimedia performance and
elegant design are all essential elements of the package,” says
Research Director, IDC.
The first of a series of smartphones based on the new Symbian, the Nokia
N8 is fast and easy to use and supports true multitasking, allowing users to
run multiple apps simultaneously and switch between them easily. Dubbed the
world’s best camera phone, the Nokia N8 lets you take the highest quality
photos and shoot HD-quality videos in supreme clarity with the 12MP camera
from multiple ways to share them; transfer large files to an external
hard-drive with USB-on-the-go, or upload photos to social networks like
Facebook, Twitter or RenRen straight from the homescreen. All this is
delivered in a robust aluminum body in a range of vibrant colors with a
real-glass 3.5″ AMOLED display.
The Nokia N8 has a black belt in entertainment. Its WebTV apps from
channels like E! Entertainment, National Geographic and CNN and the intuitive
music player inject an element of fun into idle moments. Plug the device to
the home entertainment center to watch HD-quality videos from the big screen
with full Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound. The latest version of
available first on the Nokia N8, gives easy access to more apps – from social
networking services like Foursquare to games like Need for Speed Shift or
productivity apps like Tesco in the UK.
Like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia N8 comes with free Ovi Maps walk
& drive navigation in more than 70 countries worldwide, with no hidden costs.
The latest beta release of Ovi Maps is also available for download from Nokia
Beta Labs for the Nokia N8. It features visibility to public transport in 85
cities around the world, as well as real-time traffic, safety camera alerts,
visibility to parking and petrol stations, and speed limit warnings.
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music,
maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive
digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks
provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks
SOURCE Nokia Corporation