Nokia is big in mobile. The Nokia N8 was the most anticipated device from the Finnish corporation this year. Well, the wait is over. The

Coming to Mobility Nigeria – the Nokia N8

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Nokia is big in mobile. The Nokia N8 was the most anticipated device from the Finnish corporation this year. Well, the wait is over. The Nokia N8 is here – and Mobility Nigeria readers will be getting loads of how the device measures up.

nokia n8

A few months ago, a regular here and now also a contributing writer, Afewgoodmen, described the N8 as a phone to look out for.

We have seen at least one example of the N8’s 720p video movie magic (and The Commuter is not considered the best movie shot exclusively on the N8, so you can let your imagination run wild). I will be taking those sample still shots that you have come to like our reviews for as well and putting that 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash to test.

You have been longing for its unique USB-on-the-Go feature. Well, I am going to be throwing everything at this guy – and you know that I don’t hold back in pushing devices hard.

Here are the full specs again:

  • Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm
  • Weight: 135g
  • OS: Symbian^3
  • 3.5 inch capacitive widescreen display; 640 × 360 pixel resolution
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • TV-out via HDMI out port (using the supplied cable) with Dolby Digital Plus sound
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • USB On-the-Go: plug in a USB flash drive, mouse, or keyboard
  • Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • FM radio
  • FM transmitter
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS
  • BL-4D 1200mAh battery
  • 680 MHz ARM 11 processor with accelerated Open GL 2 (3D Graphics hardware accelerator)
  • 256 MB RAM (about 140 MB free after booting)
  • 135mb internal storage, 16GB mass memory
  • Up to 32 GB of additional storage with an external microSD card
  • Web Browser with FlashLite support
  • Web TV
  • Video playback with DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/ support
  • MP4 Video recording at HD 720p – up to 25frames per sec
  • Video/photo editor built-in
  • 12 megapixel camera, Xenon flash, autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics
  • Live updates from Facebook, Twitter, and RenRen pushed right to your home screen
  • Ovi Maps application with voice guidance; offline maps – for free. forever

I must say that I haven’t met a device with an array of features as extensive as this since the N8’s Maemo-powered older brother, the N900. I love the N900 but the poor battery life was the straw that broke this camel’s back. Minus the lack of a hardware keyboard, how will the N8 stack up against that bloke?

Some of you have wondered whether or not that 680 MHz processor and 256MB RAM will be adequate (and prove Symbian’s renowned resource management), especially in today’s world of 1GHz processors.

How will gaming go on the N8 with that processor and its 3D Graphics hardware accelerator? Of course, you will also be interested in how its battery life holds up.

Well, if you can keep your excitement down a bit, before this week is over I should have my first impressions and pictures ready for you to digest.

Whatever you do, hang around. These are exciting days to be on Mobility Nigeria.


  1. My own dear Yomi, I am ecstatic in joy and anticipation at this!

    I envy you! TO lay hands on such beauty? And review it? What more can one ask for? Just rest assured that we would be impatiently waiting fo your review. Yes, the Nokia N8 is a multi-media MONSTER an a mobile computer to look up to!

  2. I eventually lost interest in the nokia n8, nokia takes forever to release their smart phones, I understand they want to get it right but time and patience is what consumers no longer have, especially for a premium phone.

  3. fewgoodmen,

    I almost didn’t believe it, but I was surprised to find that the exemplary camera on the X10 Mini Pro was a major factor in my liking the device. I kept dreading having to drop it for a device that would deliver uninspiring shots.

    Perhaps the N8 can win my heart. The specs sheet suggests its a phone that I will end up liking very much – just like happened with the Nokia N900 and Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro.

    But we shall see after all the dust has settled.

  4. I particularly like how the device looks and the specs sheet is mouth-watering, but I’ve been going back and forth on whether to get this device or the HTC desire HD. Guess I’d wait for your review to make my decision.

  5. This is in my opinion the phone of the year. Just take a look at the specs sheet. no competiting device out there can top it

  6. Hey Yomi,
    Congrats! I’ve been on the setup process since yesterday and have been excited about it. The phone is a true all in one multimedia powerhouse… The USB OTG feature is mind blowing: you can plug a mouse while then use tv out, though i dont have a bluetooth keyboard… I was browsing via the phone with my tv and mouse¤, the cam is breathtaking… Tried downloading NFS Shift but network keeps disconnecting since there’s no 3G here. The phone is a mini computer though it couldnt power 500gb hdd without external power… Nice Phone.

  7. Why is the device name not showing?

    Because you were posting then with Opera Mini or Opera Mobile, which send data through proxy servers. That hides the device’s identity.

    This time, you posted using the default browser and the device’s identity is clear.

  8. Please do you have any idea on how to buy from ovi store?

    You will require a debit or credit card. Cards issued in Nigeria are accepted, as I have purchased a few things from Ovi in the past.

  9. This is the ultimate multimedia device, connecting to mouse,keyboard,HDTV,hard drive common.
    i cant wait.

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