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 Dimensions
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
Power 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 HDMI 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 Orange Blue Green
Price of N8 mobile is about $499 and in India it could be around 22,000Rs
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.
Full specification of E75
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
Data encryption for both phone memory and microSD content
microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 16 GB
50 MB internal dynamic memory
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)
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
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
Up to 16 million colours
TFT active matrix (QVGA)
Two customisable home screen modes
BL-4U 1000 mAh Li-Po standard battery
GSM up to 5 h 20 min
WCDMA up to 4 h 20 min
VoIP over WLAN: Up to 9 hours
GSM up to 280 hours
WCDMA up to 270 hours
WLAN up to 130 hours
Music playback time (maximum): 25 hours
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
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
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:
Customisable ring tones
Customisable video ring tones
Support for talking ring tones
Customisable home screen content in Business and Personal modes
Email and Messaging
Supported protocols: IMAP4, Mail for Exchange, POP3, SMTP
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…