Strap yourself in for pilgrims. Next great phone Nokia reappeared in London today, and this time we were allowed to even turn it on. There is almost no way that you are not aware of the N8 Now - Nokia did the viral video, the teaser demo thing, the thing the function of the solution, we have covered almost exhausted. But we've never seen, you know, do things. Now we can consider that this omission corrected, and have finally become the 3.5-inch OLED screen, re-entered the Symbian ^ 3 is asked, and retelling the story. In depth impressions and video after the break.
Well, now we know why Nokia does not allow us to see this thing working again when we noticed a month ago. The software is still extremely fragile, and seemed to believe applications to crash if it was part of their execution. Maybe it's just very aggressive power saving feature?
All joking aside, the N8 is still an unfinished product in front of the operating system and we remain cautious until the final judge of errors and accidents have been cleared. What we can say now is that the team remains the main attraction, with a very impressive camera and video functionality, the battery in good health, thin anodized aluminum body and a 640 x 360 3.5-inch OLED display. It comes with the usual caveat that OLED screens are not as useful in direct sunlight
Nokia launches and the demonstration video above to demonstrate the capabilities of recording and reading N8 HDMI output. Displays stereo microphones with little wind and road noise while stressing the birds singing nearby, and the voice of the girl. There is around, this phone is definitely a great artist when it comes to video, and a 30-second clip, we saw no more than a few seconds to process and return us to a position where they were ready to shoot again. The camera is fast (we had to do), Nokia said a half-second delay between shots. Our science experiment seemed to corroborate the complaint. That says a lot of processing power locked in the N8, but also notes that Nokia is the largest combined sensor have been integrated into a phone. L '. 1.1
What's this phone, you ask? Well, we filled the main advantages of Nokia Symbian ^ 3, and they seemed to be three: usability, speed and confidentiality. Can not say that we care much for it, but Nokia believes that retaining some themes from earlier versions of the OS will provide long-term users to easily slip into the new touch-centric experience. Speaking of that orbit around usability recommended by capacitive touch screen, its increased sensitivity and a corresponding reduction in "Are you sure you want to do X?" prompts. For our money, except for error reports and warnings WiFi every two minutes, it was probably true enough. All those press Change options in length and the sub-menu makes it really easy to settle things on the fly, and menus are defined in a way sensitive and intuitive.
You may already be familiar with the central concept of the user interface at home with three to six players display screens, and even if unchanged, we find comforting flexible and able to operate in portrait mode. Previously, they were events in the landscape, but to rearrange widgets pretty good when your phone upright. An additional menu contains other applications, but we imagine most people will install their utilities most often used - things like Facebook, media player, messaging and others - in the startup screens and avoid going into menus most.
Multitasking is another great feature touted by Nokia, and it deserves to be. Described as the true, full-fat variety, it is implemented damn good here, with a visual interface shows you both a taste of what is going and a nice big X to kill all the programs you no longer need. It is also logically made in relation to how you choose which apps to kill and continue to run in the background. If you are completely finished with an application, you can press the Exit soft kill, or want to hang, just press the Home button at the physical basis and is still running in background plan. Nokia officials tell us they have had up to a dozen programs running simultaneously, indicating that it would be much capable for most workloads. What this means for battery life, however, remains uncertain. We're just happy to see an immediate, Task Manager open and intuitive. Do not panic, we believe Nokia is jumping. We like it here.
Two-way synchronization is available for e-mail filtering on the network by the sender, date, email account, etc. You can have a unified inbox or separately, depending on what you like, and all generally considered to be one well thought out. The e-mail notifications and incoming messages to find their way to the main screen, under a widget. Threaded messaging is, if we were a little scared when we saw a 12-key flexible keyboard with the phone in portrait mode - it seems you only get the full QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode when.
To summarize then, Nokia has set up a central multimedia grunt, but the U.S. is far from being fully cooked, you can still see the dough. It is clearly the sole owner N8 is again about to complete Symbian ^ 3 environment that we are told is still scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2010. To quote one line we heard in this presentation, "it's just a matter of Anssi be satisfied with the program" at this time, but if he had, we would feel very far from the magical time. Let's see what developers are able to put together - the ingredients are all there and navigation do not seem to suffer much lag, so it's just a matter of knuckling down and clean everything.
Nokia Vodafone confirmed as a British airline already, and we hear the suggestion that N8 is likely to find your way to any network in the UK when it finally launched. The price is € 370 ($ 448) less subsidies and taxes, and - again, we repeat the proposals rather than confirmations - you should be able to get free in the UK on contracts term of about 25 pounds ($ 36) or £ 30 ($ 44) per month.
183-inch image can be as physically with the claim that Apple Nokia echo this is obtain the photons with the highest resolution possible, but we wonder if the quality of output would have been better served by a smaller number of pixels ambitious. Photos looked pretty spectacular on the screen N8 own, but most phones can handle this much these days - even stretch them on an HDTV does not give enough of a test as a 1080p display is not yet ready a dozen megapixel resolution, so we will maintain our skepticism about the quality until we see N8 are the photos in their full size glory.