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So how solid is the anodized aluminium built Nokia N8?

Before you go and do some silly stunts trying to destroy the phone, Nokia has already done it for you lolz.

Check out these endurance test of Nokia N8.

According to them, below are the list of their favourite tests:

  • Extreme weather: We use special machines to expose them to extreme temperatures from around -40°C to +85°C, helping them to withstand conditions from the cold of the Arctic Circle to the heat of the Sahara desert.
  • Humidity: We also test for use in tropical and humid parts of the world by placing devices in a special chamber for several weeks where they will experience humidity levels as high as 95%.
  • Clothing: When we carry devices in our back pockets they may bend when we sit down or rub on trouser fibres. We simulate these effects with special machines that bend and twist the device, and one that uses a real pair of jeans to test friction and wear and tear.
  • Pockets: Devices are often in bags or pockets with other items like keys or coins, so we place devices in a special “shaker” machine with hard particles to see how resistant they are.
  • Buttons: People press the main keys on their device an average of 200-300 times every day. To ensure the keypads can respond to this level of use, we press the keys up to one million times in the lab.

Kids don’t try these with your parent’s N8 ok.

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Nokia N8 smartphone – http://goo.gl/M157 – Nokia’s highly anticipated short film, ‘The Commuter’ staring Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance, Ed Westwick and shot entirely in mobile HD on the Nokia N8 smartphone.

The groundbreaking film, directed by the McHenry Brothers, was shot in just four days with the Nokia N8 using no back up cameras, with the streets of London and St Albans providing the backdrop to Nokia’s story about one commuter’s eventful journey to work.

Watch the exclusive short film below.

Great storyline, great action scenes, great casts… but notice how the N8 couldnt focus on the faces of Dev Patel & the policeman at the beginning of the video? It’s cos the N8 camera can only focus on objects 2m away to infinity.

Done watching the film? Now here’s a behind-the-scenes video for you to enjoy.

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Nokia Conversations has posted some videos on how to take better photos with the Nokia N8.

If you have one, why not have a look and try to get some tips from there?


#1 Professional Photo Shoot


#2 Nature photography


#3 Photography Inspiration


#4 Urban Landscapes


#5 Street Photography

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Nokia Malaysia today has launched the Nokia N8, ‘the best camera smartphone in the world’, according to them.

The N8 is the first Nokia smartphone to feature the new Symbian^3 platform, combining powerful HD imaging capabilities and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and intuitive social networking features.

The launch was held at MapKL just few hours ago and the most important info, price and availability was revealed.

The RRP Nokia N8 is only RM1690 and will be made available through Nokia stores and retail outlets starting 16 October 2010.
Maxis customers will also be able to enjoy great deals on the N8 with packages ranging from RM999-RM1299 with 12-24 months contract (voice and data plans).

The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and large sensor that rivals those found in compact cameras.

THe Nokia N8 enables access to Web TV with channels like CNN, E!, Paramount and National Grographic. In Malaysia, users can also enjoy local contents from 8TV, TV3, Virtual Malaysia Destination Guide and many more.

Currently the Nokia N8 is only available in 3 colours; Silver, Black and Green.

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Wait no more! The Nokia N8 will finally be made available next weekend and you can start making pre-orders NOW!

When you pre-order now, you will be one of the first in Malaysia to own it.
You will also get an exclusive Nokia N8 Spine Case worth RM87.

Pre-order before 15th October 2010 and get yourself an ADDITIONAL 1 year warranty worth RM139!

Collection date is 16th-17th October 2010.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!

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Check out this photos below.

Can you see how crazy the crowd was at the launch of Nokia N8 in Beijing? Hahahaha Nokia Conversations posted some photos from the launch in Helsinki, Beijing, Shanghai and Moscow few days ago. Below are more shots!

Eager customers queued up to get their hands on the new N8!

Some pre-order customers were even lucky enough to get theirs hand delivered.

Right now planes, trucks and boats are bringing shipments of N8s all over the world for delivery over the coming weeks.

The first man in China to get his hands on a new N8! Congrats!

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To everyone whom have been waiting for the Nokia N8, good news! It’s now shipping! The first Nokia N8 devices have left the factories in Finland and China and are now making their way around the world.

Nokia Conversations has posted some shots of the N8 being packed and shipped. Below are some of it.

Guess who will get them first? Who else but those who pre-ordered hehe and according to Nokia, Nokia N8 has received the most pre-orders ever in their line of products.

“Being a global device launch, the Nokia N8 is shipping in tens of different languages to dozens of operators around the world. That isn’t something that happens overnight and as factory production ramps up, so will the numbers of trucks leaving with freshly boxed N8s on board.”

The N8s are being packed into the blue boxes!

Users can expect to receive the N8s as early as this weekend and more will get their hands on the devices in the coming weeks.

Now check your doorstep or nearby phone dealers to see if you can grab hold of the N8 soon :D

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This beautiful handmade treat of a film made by Oscar-winning film makers Aardman Animations – the guys behind Wallace and Gromit – is amazing for two reasons.

It’s now in the Book of Guinness World Records as officially “the world’s smallest stop motion character animation” – and it was filmed using only the new Nokia N8’s 12mp camera and a specially designed microscope!

What do you think?

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OK as you may have already known, a Nokia N8 preview session was held in Kuala Lumpur a week ago and I have posted Part 1 of the N8 first look with photos and videos.

This.. is part 2, focusing on Video playback, taking photos & videos and customizing homescreen.

Here’s a closer look at the AMOLED screen with resolution of 360*640px. Very vibrant colours and high contrast. Somehow the 3.5″ screen feels big on the N8, which is good.

Here’s a screen comparison of N8 and the X6. The AMOLED screen is clearly better than the LCD.

The 12megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics sits at the back of the phone without an external lens protector. Instead, it has a lens shutter inside… which I think is useless cos we need to protect the glass from getting scratched nonetheless.

The N8 is Nokia’s second device with Xenon flash, with N82 being the first one which was out few years ago. This also means, there is no video light during recording as Xenon cannot be switched on continuously like an LED flash.

The black line before the camera is the speaker. Unlike all previous Nseries from Nokia, the N8 only has 1 speaker. It’s a let down as users would definitely prefer dual speakers on both ends of the phone to enjoy video playback more. Oh well.. nothing we can do about it anyways.

Here’s a video demonstrating video playback, taking photos & videos and customizing homescreen with widgets and wallpapers.


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Here are 3 chinese based ads for the upcoming Nokia N8. From the slang of the people in the ads, they sound like Taiwanese.. but who knows.. maybe they are from China or probably Singapore.

Have a look and let us know what you think.

This video incorporates a few N8 users and they share what they can do with their devices.

Chris, a representative from Nokia explaining the features and the advantages of the N8.

A more revolutionary video of what we can use the N8 for. Quite interesting.

For more video ads of N8, check out TheHandHeldBlog as they have posted all 5 ads.

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Few days ago Nokia Malaysia held a preview session for the upcoming Nokia N8. SymbianpOp was there to check out the device.

Here are some videos and photos + some initial thoughts of the phone.
(This post focuses on Outlook, Homescreen, OviStore, Dial Screen & Photo Gallery. More will be covered in upcoming posts)

The session was conducted by Glen Cha, product manager for Nokia Malaysia. He demonstrated some of the key features of the N8 to us via the LCD, connected to the N8 using a HDMI cable (yes the Nokia N8 has HDMI output) + 5.1 Dolby Surround sound system.

Below is a video of his demo on music player, Ovi Maps, visual multitask and also a brief intro to some Web TV apps. N8 users will be able to watch TV clips on CNN, TV3, 8TV and more.

The Nokia N8 runs on Symbian^3, with improved interface. “There’s no more 1 tap or 2 tap… everything is single tap now”, says Glen.

On first contact, I noticed that the body was very solid, thanks to the 1-piece casing.
The AMOLED screen was very bright and colours were vibrant. The screen is 360*640 pixels aka nHD resolution.
The capacitive screen was very responsive. According to Glen, the screen is made out of ‘gorilla glass’… not sure how true but someone will definitely try smashing one in the future when it comes out. Haha.
The N8 has multiple homescreens. Up to 3. Somehow I feel that 3 homescreens is not enough. Hope Nokia will allow more soon.

I LOVE glossy screen and the one on the N8 is just what I was looking for. Superb glossy screen on high contrast, vibrant display. The dial screen has also been improved on Symbian^3. It looks more compact now and the placement of the keys are very easily accessible with 1 hand.
If you have phonebook entries, the names will appear as you type out numbers on the dial screen. Great way to save tapping phone numbers.


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Ok you can see how some of the features look and work on the Nokia N8 in the video above.
Watch it and if you have any comments and questions, please leave them at the COMMENTS area below.

Nokia N8 availability: October 2010
Price: TBA.

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OK So we have heard a lot about Nokia’s upcoming super smartphone N8, the first device to be powered by Symbian^3 OS.

We have also seen what the 12megapixel camera can do and the 720p HD video recording on the N8.

SymbianpOp will be at the Nokia N8 Preview Session tonight held in Kuala Lumpur and here’s your chance to clear your doubts and curiosity!

If you have any questions about the N8 at all, please feel free to leave it here in the COMMENTS section or send us an email at smashpop[at]gmail[dot]com and we will try our best to raise it at the session tonight.

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Nokia Conversation has posted some initial camera samples from the Nokia N8. The photos were taken by a variety of folks involved in the camera’s development. They also claim that the photos were untouched, straight from the camera.

Check out the photos below to see what the 12megapixel Carl Zeiss optics on the Nokia N8 can do.

According to them, more low light photos will be posted soon.
What do you think of the photos taken using the Nokia N8? I think they are superb. Sharp images, vibrant colour, low noise.

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Woohoo! This is probably one of the reasons why one should get a Nokia N8.

Do you know that, with the USB On-The-Go feature on the N8, we can plug in almost any thumbdrive/mobile phones to the N8 and get detected as a mass storage drive?
With this feature, you can store alllllll your MP3s in the thumbdrive and plug it to your N8 when you want to listen to music.(or photos.. or videos.. or basically any files that can be opened using the N8)

All you need is a micro USB to USB adapter cord.. which is already provided along with many recent Nokia phones.

Check out this video below for step by step guide.

What do you think of this USB OTG feature?

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Hello weekends! Lets all sit back, relax and watch this overview video of the upcoming Nokia N8 by the product manager itself.

So from this video we know that it has 3 homescreens (why not more?), browser supports Flash, has cover flow album art, thumbnail preview multitasking and more.

Enjoy!

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Photos below were taken using the Nokia N8 that isn’t running the latest software. Notice that even though the OS is not the final version, the outcome of the camera was very impressive. Super sharp photos and very vibrant colours.

Checkout these 3 photos. Taken at full 12-megapixel resolution. (Click to enlarge)

Here’s a sample HD video recorded using the N8 at 720p without editing. Superb results.

The preview here is not in HD. View the original HD video on VIMEO.

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As we all already know, the recently announced Nokia N8 will be the next flagship device with superb 12mpx camera, HD recording, Dolby Surround Sound and is also the world’s first Symbian^3 device.

The N8 comes in 5 exciting colours; Black, Silver, Orange, Green and Blue.

Here are some videos of the fantastic camera-centric device.

PROMO VIDEOS

Nokia N8 Sneak Peak

What will you do with it?

HANDS ON VIDEOS

Introducing the Nokia N8

Media Wall

Facebook

HD Video Recording

More info on the Nokia N8 here

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Nokia just announced a new device powered by the new Symbian^3 platform, the Nokia N8. It is launched with a new breed of camera to compete with the current point and shoot digicams in the market.

From the specs, I’d say that this Nokia N8 is the best Nokia camera device ever as it comes with a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. The camera sensor is larger than most of the sensors in current camera phones and also digicams out there, so expect photos with good noise control from this new N8.

The N8 can also capture HD videos at 720p and has the ability to edit them within the device itself. Watching videos is also great on the 3.5″ HD capacitive touchscreen. This is the first Nokia device to have HDMI output to you can plug it to your HDTVs to share photos and videos with your friends. Other than that, the experience of watching videos on the N8 is also different as it has Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and is ablt to hook into a dedicated Web TV application for access to news and entertainment on the move.

The N8 also has messaging and social networks features. Access live feeds from your Twitter and Facebook accounts from the homscreen itself. You will be able to comment, reach and post photos and statuses with one touch. As usual, the N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation with support in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The Symbian^3 powering the N8, is a new and enhanced version of the current Symbian OS and it now supports gestures and multitouch like pinch to zoom. Other enhancements are; 3 customizable homescreens, improved 2D and 3D graphics for faster and more responsive UI.

The N8 comes with 5 eye catching colours and will cost about €370 before tax and subsidies. The Nokia N8 is expected to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

Stay tuned for more into on Nokia N8!

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