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Nokia N8 Now on Sale in the UK


Nokia N8 Now on Sale in the UK

It’s been a long road, but Nokia’s N8 handset is now available in the UK. The device can be had from free on from all major networks starting at £25 a month, or can be had for £429 SIM-free in stores.

Among its many features, it offers a 12-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss Lens, autofocus, and Xenon flash, is capable of 720p video capture, and has an HDMI output. The 3.5in display has 640 x 360 resolution, and has 16GB of memory built-in with an microSD card slot available for more. It’s also available in a range of colours, - black, silver, orange, blue, and green, though the latter is exclusive to Vodafone.

As its new flagship handset analysts have placed a lot of pressure on the device to kick-start Nokia’s resurgence in the high-end smartphone market. Nokia has been under pressure for some time from the popularity of Apple and Android handsets, and the firm now has a resurgent Windows Phone 7 to deal with too. Indeed, Microsoft has revamped its OS to such a degree that even renowned Apple evangelist Stephen Fry was full of praise for the revised OS. Early reviews suggest that while the N8 is indeed a feature fest of impressive hardware, the decision to go with a revised Symbian^3, wasn’t necessarily the wisest choice, so it will be interesting to see how the N8, and Nokia itself, fare over the coming months.

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October 18, 2010, 2:23 pm

I would probably have got an N8 - if they hadn't taken so long. Still, I look forward to the review. P.s. as far as I know, Mr. Fry is the renowned Apple evangelist - not a "renounced" one (sadly)


October 18, 2010, 3:27 pm

That stated 370 Euro price tag went out the window quickly.

Had a play with one the other day - Must admit that I wasn't overly impressed with the hardware, fit or finish. It's a clunky phone to handle, as the OS is to use and I really didn't like the plastic top and bottom and all those nasty plastic door covers.

It's yet another 'So near, yet so far' effort from Nokia.


October 18, 2010, 7:22 pm

@lifethroughalens - That stated &#8364370 price tag was NOT including VAT. So if you convert the price to £ and include VAT, you end up with a price tag of £379. Obviously that's still not the same as £429 that it's being sold for at Nokia UK, but you can get it for under £400 elsewhere. And let's face it, the UK might not be the cheapest market in the first place...

As for the quality of the phone, I'll still wait for some "expert reviews".


October 18, 2010, 11:25 pm

I had a good 15 minute play with one at the weekend. The hardware feels brilliant, it just sits in the hand and feels rugged and sleek at the same time. Just lovely.

The software is OK. It's a big improvement over S^1 and no doubt will get better with firmware updates in the way the 5800 does. The keyboard and browser are the weakest bits, the former is OK once you get used to the spell checker the latter needs a lot of work. I'll use Opera Mini for now and the new browser when it comes out in December.

By which you can infer that I ordered one from Voda. I figure that software can and will be improved but hardware you're stuck with. And the hardware really is gorgeous.

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