Today the Finnish phonemaker took the wraps off the Symbian-powered Nokia N8, which it touted as a 'revolutionary' smart phone.
It's been a busy couple months for the smart phone market – system upgrades for the Apple iPhone, rumors of an iPhone 4G, a new BlackBerry Bold from the folks at RIM. Today, Nokia dove into the fray, releasing details for a smart phone called the Nokia N8, which should be available sometime late this summer. Nokia is touting the N8, which runs the latest iteration of the Symbian OS, as a "revolutionary" product, which could set new industry "benchmarks."
We're not sure we'd go that far, but the Nokia N8 sure is packing a lot of power under the hood. For starters, the phone, pictured at left, gets a 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, a whopping upgrade over the 3 megapixel camera found on the Apple iPhone. (Read our standard disclaimer about megapixels.) The Weiss camera is also capable of shooting HD video; a second video camera on the front of N8, meanwhile, can be used for video calling.