Nokia has today announced its latest flagship – The Nokia N8. This intuitive device brings Nokia right back into 2010 with the latest features that connect people, places and services that matter most. With the Nokia N8, people can create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps. Bluetooth 3.0, Symbian^3 OS, HDMI Out, 12 megapixel camera, and the 16:9 3.5″ Capacitive OLED display with multi-touch capabilities is just the tip of the iceberg. Available in select markets during the third quarter of 2010, the estimated retail price of the Nokia N8 is GBP £320, before taxes or subsidies. Hit the jump for more press images.
The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras. Additionally, the Nokia N8 offers the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite. Doubling as a portable entertainment center, people can enjoy HD-quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging into their home theatre system. The Nokia N8 enables access to Web TV services that deliver programs, news and entertainment from channels like CNN, E! Entertainment, Paramount and National Geographic. Additional local Web TV content is also available from the Ovi Store.
Social networking is second nature to the Nokia N8. People can update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Calendar events from social networks can also be transferred to the device calendar.
The Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, guiding people to places and points of interest in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Everyone Connect | How Do You Connect?
Nokia’s Everyone Connect campaign was based around a new Nokia Messaging solution that lets you email, chat and connect with your favourite social networking sites instantly from your device. This new service was rolled out on three brand new, messaging-centric devices, the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and the Nokia E5. The question was then posed as to how you use your device to stay connected. Hit the jump to find out more.
New Firmware v31.023 | Nokia E72 (inc. Changelog)
The new firmware updates continue with the Nokia E72, that has just been updated to v31.023. The new firmware brings many new features, improvements and updates including the highly requested Internet Radio application. New firmware updates also contain more general bug fixes and optimizations necessary for the software on your device to perform properly, therefore we recommend you always keep your device up to date. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code. We have the full changelog after the break, so hit the read more button to check out what’s new.
- WAPI support for China
- Internet radio
- Smart Connect
- Advanced Communications Manager
- Freestyle email (2.05, BL3, csw.32.rd_email_10w04)
- My Nokia (4.1)
- Nokia Maps 3.3
- Share on OVI (4.3)
- OviStore (1.5.436)
- Cherry (2.1)
- Browser 7.2
- Memory-leak corrections to improve general stability
- Music player, radio, video recording, earphone, security sw and encryprion stability corrections
- Localisation corrections (Maps, Calendar, Contacts, Email and Browser area)
- MFE activation registration correction
- Synchronisation correction to mailbox creation(like Yahoo and Gmail) for the first time
- Email editing correction (dubling of words when deleting suggestions)
- Correction to synchronization when syncing draft meeting request
- Set default setting “Sync while roaming” to “No”
- Sending message without password initials crash correction
- Messaging menu memory leak correction
- Meeting request creation stability corrections
- Requiring meeting request corrections
- Meeting request saving correction if meeting request is saved before sending
- Meeting update send after editing request
- Contacts stability improvements (arrow keys pressed rapidly before contacts are loaded, add searched contact to the group without name, mail box removal, open/close contacts during call, conference call with two same name participants, … )
- Company name displayed in contacts
- Group deleting correction when group is deleted from group edit view
- Contact group editing view corrections
- Contacts search corrections (Group cannot be searched after editing its conference service number, Image detail of marked contact is not displayed in search result, Group disappears when add contact to it in searched result view)
- Missed call indicator removal correction after call has been accomplished form action menu
- Message notifier corrected when several voice messages received
- New maps version included
- Free navigation
- Improved GPS handling
- Landmark corrections (land mark received vie MMS, Landmarks are not displayed when selecting places during planning route from landmarks application)
- Voice guidance corrections (turning directions, safety camera)
- Route planning/saving corrections
- Browser bitmap memory leak correction
- Browser closing stability improvement before connection is open
- Secure connection icon corrections (going to an other secure page, secure connection canceling)
- When moving multiple Bookmarks, the last selected Bookmark is not moved
- Bookmark icon correction
- Spacebar stops working correction
- Emergency call correction when lock code query is on and call made quickly after power on
- Theme effects disabled by default
How To Update The Firmware
There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Then select Options, Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.