Nokia N8 Review Price Specifications

Nokia N8 is the first mobile to come with the OS Symbian ^3 and it is expected to be released by Q3 2010 though it is announced in April.Other new features other than Nokia’s N series like N97 is only its HDMI port and a 12-megapixel camera.When most of the Nokia mobiles look attractive and Nokia is also known for its good finish and elegant look Nokia N8 is an exception.Mobile doesn’t look good and it does not even have an appealing appearance.With HDMI port its easy to display videos,Images and Music on compatible television and projectors.With Symbian OS its easy to download thousands of applications.This Symbian ^3 based mobile doesn’t seem to be better than iPhone or other Android based phones.

Below are the features of N8


Size: 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm
Weight (with battery): 135 g
Volume: 86 cc

Display,user interface and Input Methods

Screen size: 3.5″
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Compass (Magnetometer)
Physical keys (Menu key, Power key, Lock key, volume keys, Camera key)
Finger touch support for text input and UI control
On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard

Talk-time (maximum):GSM 720 mins
Standby time (maximum):GSM 390 h


Internal memory: 16 GB
MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32


Bluetooth 3.0
2mm Charging connector
Micro USB connector and charging
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
USB On-the-Go
3.5 mm AV connector
FM Radio
FM Transmitter

Available Colours

Anodized aluminium casing, available in:
Silver white
Dark grey

Price of N8 mobile is about $499 and in India it could be around 22,000Rs

Nokia debuts its High end Business Phone E75

Nokia announced its new High end Business Series Phone E75 with more style and color. This one comes in light blue and Red  running on the Symbian Series 60 3rd edition with Feature Pack. On comparision with E65 the E75 has grown a little bulky and heavy. But comes with a twin keyword it has a full QWERTY keyboard apart from the normal numeric keypad.

It has the usual features of the business class phones of Nokia like VOIP and has more in terms of Nokias typical set. It still uses S60 3rd version and nothing much exciting about this model except the new looks.

Nokia E75Nokia E75 Black

Nokia E75 copper

Full specification of E75



E75 tech spec and dimensions

  • Form: Side slider with full keyboard
  • Dimensions: 111.8 x 50/80 x 14.4 mm
  • Weight: 139 g
  • Volume: 69 cc
  • Full keyboard + number keys
  • High quality QVGA display

Keys and Input Method

  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated one-touch keys: Home, calendar and email
  • Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling
  • Intelligent input with auto-completion, auto-correction and learning capability
  • Accelerated scrolling with Navi™ Key
  • Notification light in Navi™ Key

Security Features

  • Device lock
  • Remove lock
  • Data encryption for both phone memory and microSD content


  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 16 GB
  • 50 MB internal dynamic memory

Data Transfer

  • CSD
  • GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 100/60 kbps (DL/UL)
  • EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WCDMA 900/2100 or 850/1900 or 850/2100, maximum speed 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
  • HSDPA class 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps/384 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
  • WLAN Security: WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WEP
  • WLAN Quality of Service: WMM, U-APSD
  • WLAN Wizard
  • TCP/IP support
  • Nokia PC Internet Access (capability to serve as a data modem)
  • IETF SIP and 3GPP
  • Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as 3.6 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.

Display and User Interface

  • Size: 2.4″
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 16 million colours
  • TFT active matrix (QVGA)
  • Two customisable home screen modes

Power Management

  • BL-4U 1000 mAh Li-Po standard battery
  • Talk time:
    • GSM up to 5 h 20 min
    • WCDMA up to 4 h 20 min
    • VoIP over WLAN: Up to 9 hours
  • Standby time:
    • GSM up to 280 hours
    • WCDMA up to 270 hours
    • WLAN up to 130 hours
  • Music playback time (maximum): 25 hours

Operating Frequency

  • Nokia E75-1 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1900/2100 HSDPA
  • Nokia E75-2 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100 HSDPA
  • Offline mode


  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
    • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DI, DUN, FTP, GAVDP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, HID, OPP, PBAP, SPP, SAP
  • MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol) support
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Printing
  • Network (Raw). Direct TCP/IP socket connection to any specified port (a.k.a. HP JetDirectTM).
  • Network (LPR). Line Printer Daemon protocol (RFC1179).
  • Printing to file
  • USB PictBridge printing
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation, iSync, Intellisync, ActiveSync
  • Micro-USB connector support charging, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm AV connector


Colours and Covers

  • Available in-box colours:
    • Silver black
    • Red
    • Copper yellow


  • Customisable profiles
  • Customisable ring tones
  • Customisable video ring tones
  • Support for talking ring tones
  • Customisable themes
  • Customisable home screen content in Business and Personal modes


Email and Messaging

  • Supported protocols: IMAP4, Mail for Exchange, POP3, SMTP
  • Support for email attachments
  • IMAP IDLE support
  • Support for Nokia Messaging service
  • Easy email set-up
  • SMS
  • Multiple SMS deletion
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • MMS
  • Distribution lists for messaging
  • Instant messaging with Presence-enhanced contacts
  • Cell broadcast
  • IBM Lotus Notes Traveler

Browsing and Internet

  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP 2.0
  • TCP/IP support
  • Nokia browser
    • JavaScript version 1.3 and 1.5
    • Mini Map
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • Nokia PC Internet Access (capability to serve as a data modem)

Call Management

  • Integrated handsfree speakerphone
  • Automatic answer with headset or car kit
  • Any key answer
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • 3GPP VCC
  • Call timer
  • Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Automatic redial and fallback
  • Speed dialling
  • Fixed dialling number support
  • Vibrating alert (internal)
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute key
  • Contacts with images
  • Conference calling
  • Push to talk
  • VoIP

Software & Applications


  • Java™ MIDP 2.1
  • Flash Lite 3.0
  • Chat and instant messaging
  • Nokia browser
    • JavaScript version 1.3 and 1.5
    • Mini Map
  • Dictionary
  • Quickoffice (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)
  • PDF Viewer
  • ZIP Manager
  • Download!
  • File Manager
  • Nokia Search
  • Nokia Maps

Software Platform

  • S60 3rd Edition
  • Feature Pack 2 based on Symbian OS v9.3
  • Two home screens with customisable active standby views
  • Voice commands

Personal Information Management (PIM): Contacts, Clock, Calendar etc.

  • Advanced contacts database: multiple number and e-mail details per contact, contacts with images
  • Support for company name search
  • Support for assigning images to contacts
  • Support for contact groups
  • Closed user group support
  • Fixed Dialling Number support
  • Clock: analogue and digital
  • Alarm clock with ring tones
  • Reminders
  • Calculator with advanced functions
  • Calendar with week and month view
  • Converter
  • Active Notes
  • To-do list
  • PIM information viewable during call


Video Cameras

  • Main camera:
    • 640 x 480 (VGA) up to 30 fps
    • 320 x 240 (QVGA) up to 30 fps
    • 176 x 144 at 15 fps (QCIF)
    • digital video zoom
    • video light
  • 176 x 144 at 15 fps (QCIF)
  • digital video zoom
  • video light
  • Front camera:
    • Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels (QCIF) and up to 15 fps
    • Up to 2x digital video zoom

Video Sharing & Playback

  • RealPlayer
  • Real time video sharing to another compatible mobile device
  • Video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
  • Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
  • Video playback file formats: Flash Video, mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP,RealVideo,H.264 and WMV9
  • Video streaming: .3gp, mp4, .rm
  • Customisable video ring tones

Video Codecs & Formats

  • Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
  • Audio recording formats: AMR, AAC
  • Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene modes: automatic, night
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
  • Clip length (maximum): 1 h
  • Video calling: 3GPP Video Call with H.263, MPEG-4 and H.264 video codecs and AMR-NB audio



  • 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG/EXIF
  • CMOS sensor
  • 8X digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 3.7 mm
  • Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
  • Macro focus: 10-60 cm
  • LED flash

Image Capture

  • Flash modes: Automatic, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
  • Flash operating range: 1 m
  • White balance modes: automatic, sunny, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Centre weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation:
    +2 ~ -2EV at 0.7 step
  • Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video
  • Scene modes: auto, user defined, close-up, portrait, landscape, night, night portrait /li>
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
  • Full-screen viewfinder with grid
  • Active toolbar
  • Share photos with Share on Ovi


Music and Audio

Music and Audio Features

  • Music player
  • Media player
  • Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Audio streaming formats: .rm, .eAAC+
  • FM radio 87.5-108 MHz
  • Internet Radio
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Nokia Music Manager
  • Nokia Music Store support
  • Nokia Video Manager
  • Nokia Podcasting support
  • Customisable ring tones
  • Synchronise music with Windows Media Player
  • Navi™ wheel support
  • Voice Aid

Voice and Audio Recording

  • Voice commands
  • Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling (SIND)
  • Voice recorder
  • Audio recording formats: AMR-WB, AMR-NB
  • Speech codecs: FR, EFR, HRO/1, AMR-HR, and AMR-FR
  • Text-to-speech


Maps and Navigation

  • Integrated A-GPS
  • Nokia Maps application

Package Contents

Sales Package Contents

  • Nokia E75
  • Nokia Battery (BL-4U)
  • Nokia High-Efficiency Charger (AC-8), reduce standby energy consumption to just 10% of the power used by conventional chargers
  • Nokia Connectivity cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset (HS-43)
  • User Guide, Quick Start Guide and other documentation
  • 4 GB microSD memory card


Recommended Accessories

  • Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W
  • Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-904
  • Nokia Display Car Kit CK-600

Nokia Tube – Nokia 5800 Xpress Music vs iphone vs HTC G1

Nokia has announced Nokia (code Name Tube)  5800 Xpress Music Touch screen Phone. So where does it stand in comparision with the iphone and HTC (Tmobile ) G1 ? Going by what we have seen in the previous versions of Nokia XPress Music series phones, this is definitely not a real Nokia smartphone. But feauture wise it fits in the class of iphone minus the ‘i’ and the looks.

For many who was expecting an N95/N96 as touchscreen phone this would be a huge disappointment.  The N series and E series phones of Nokia are a totally different league compared to its 5*** series music phones. But Nokia  has taken a safe step.

To bring a touchscreen in a smartphone means compatibility with various apps and much more testing, for which Nokia needs more time. And to a put N96 with a touchscreen and fail miserably with glistches would catastrophic for Nokia and its image. So they have decided to send out a Nokia 5*** phone with limited functionality and hence less intense scrutiny and better tested product.

Apple which specialises in developing its closed systems, it is easier to control quality of apps and other software running on iphones. But Nokia which lets the users do whatever they want with their smartphone, this is definite disadvantage for Nokia in terms of Quality assurance.Hence the obvious choice of a limited capability device.

Currently Android based HTC G1 is the only “SMART” smartphone around with touch screen built for your fingers. The G1 really looks cool and hopefully delivers in terms of performance. Personally IM very much looking forward to Android OS , little sneakpeeks i had with the emulators are encouraging. The basic application set including Google Talk,Google Maps and Gmail are nowdays a minimum requirements for any web enabled device. Hopefully we will have more applications to choose from on the launch date.

Still there is no serious contender for iphone , iphone beats most other touchscreen phones in terms of its touch screen  , simple UI and Application set. But rest assured this will last long. There is already rumours abound on a Touchscreen phone from Nokia from N series coming out by the end of the year or early next year.

I would really like E61i with a touch screen and full keyboard…