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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
So now you’ve got hold of your brand new shiny Nokia N8, you’re probably wondering which of the many great apps you should download. The Ovi Store has an ever-increasing range of options to choose from, but what about the essentials? It’s virtually impossible to come up with a definitive list, but after much debate, here are 5 apps we think every proud Nokia N8 user should get their hands on.
Spotify has had us in musical raptures for some time now. This ‘universal jukebox’ gives you access to a huge library of music, which will have you foot tapping every second of the day. Spotify streams over both Wi-Fi and 3G, giving you access to practically any song ever made, no matter where you are. Even better is its ability to store your playlists so you can listen to them while completely offline. Now that really is music to our ears.
Okay, we admit it. We’re addicted to Twitter. If you love the idea of keeping up to date with all your buddies, too, you need Gravity. Recently voted by Ovi Users as their favourite app, Gravity is a fully-featured Twitter client with a fantastic user interface. It supports multiple Twitter accounts, integrates with Foursquare and Facebook and has a Google Reader included. This is one app that really does put the social into your life.
Boasting isn’t our style, but what the heck, we’re going to say it anyway. The Nokia N8 is the world’s best cameraphone and Nokia Panorama transforms it into the world’s best panoramic cameraphone. This cool app tells you how to align your pics when you’re scanning the horizon and automatically takes the photos for you once they’re perfectly aligned with the previous ones. Capturing glorious landscapes has never been easier.
To get the very best out of mobile Web 2.0, you really should give Opera Mobile a go. With more than 70 million users worldwide, and 500 million page views per day, it’s easy to see why Opera Mobile is so popular. Simple-to-use, it comes with a range of cool time-saving features such as tabbed browsing, speed dial, and a password manager. And thanks to its famed server-side compression technology, you’ll be surfing at blistering speed.
There are more and more fantastic games for the Nokia N8 coming out all the time. One that we love and think you will too is Angry Birds. What makes this game so outrageously addictive? Cute graphics, super easy controls, and the ‘one-more-go’ feeling. With hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value, it’s no wonder that millions of people worldwide have flocked to this game. Who said revenge couldn’t be fun.
There you have it. Five fabulous apps that help you enjoy music, networking, surfing, photography and gaming. Can you think of any others that should be challenging for a place? If so, let us know what else makes you appy happy.
In addition to the drop test there are more than 200 (!!!) other endurance tests that we put new models through to make sure they live up to their billing. Here are just a few of our favourites…
- Extreme weather: We use special machines to expose them to extreme temperatures from around -40°C to +85°C, helping them to withstand conditions from the cold of the Arctic Circle to the heat of the Sahara desert.
- Humidity: We also test for use in tropical and humid parts of the world by placing devices in a special chamber for several weeks where they will experience humidity levels as high as 95%.
- Clothing: When we carry devices in our back pockets they may bend when we sit down or rub on trouser fibres. We simulate these effects with special machines that bend and twist the device, and one that uses a real pair of jeans to test friction and wear and tear.
- Pockets: Devices are often in bags or pockets with other items like keys or coins, so we place devices in a special “shaker” machine with hard particles to see how resistant they are.
- Buttons: People press the main keys on their device an average of 200-300 times every day. To ensure the keypads can respond to this level of use, we press the keys up to one million times in the lab.
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Friday, October 8, 2010
One function of the Nokia N8 that is only found in a few other smartphones, like the HTC EVO 4G I have, is the ability to connect to an HDMI cable for TV out functionality. Did you also know that the traditional method of using the 3.5mm headset jack and the Nokia three color A/V cable works just fine as well?
While I had to buy a special micro HDMI cable to connect my EVO 4G, Nokia makes this drop dead easy by including a 6 inch adapter cable that connects to your N8 HDMI port with a standard HDMI female port on the other end. In addition to providing the adapter you need, the Nokia N8 supports sending everything on the display out through the HDMI port while Android is specific to certain applications. I also found that playing video, such as the National Geographic channel, gives you media controls right on the display so you can control the video that is playing out on your TV.
3.5mm A/V cable
I have a few Nokia 3.5mm to A/V cables lying around so I grabbed one and plugged it into the N8 headset jack and my TV. It worked just fine so if you do not have an HDMI port on your TV you can still connect your Nokia N8 to your TV for TV out functionality.
Some may wonder why you would practically ever use this functionality, but I know with the awesome camera and video capture capabilities that I will be using it to show photos and videos to family and friends this holiday season with everything controlled right from my N8. The photos I took today looked fantastic out on my HD TV with the HDMI port and this ability will actually encourage me to take more photos to share with the Nokia N8.
You can also use your N8 as the computer brains behind a setup where you have TV out and a Bluetooth or USB keyboard connected for a mobile office on the go.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
- A wide selection of public TV channels
- Quick channel preview
- Integrated TV guide
- Quick channel selection
- Channels from more than 17 countries
Thursday, September 30, 2010
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In most of the features like HSUPA speeds, fps in video recording, screen resolution etc the iPhone 4 beats the Nokia N8 easily. We can also be certain that the Apple A4 CPU/GPU with the new gyro axis will deliver better gaming experience and the App Store love still remains with Apple. However the openness (bluetooth file trf, mass storage, memory card addon), FM Radio and multiple carrier choices still gives the N8 an edge.
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Nokia's N8 is now shipping to those of you who pre-ordered. It may not be the device that'll make you leave your beloved BlackBerry, iPhone, or Android phone but Nokia's N8 with its significantly enhanced Symbian^3 OS is without a doubt the best you can do if you're one of the millions of Symbian users looking for a smartphone upgrade. Having said that, fans of cameraphones on any platform might be swayed by the N8's 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, extra large image sensor, and HDMI out. Nokia says that availability will vary by country and operator and should be everywhere within the coming weeks.
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Nokia said Q3, Nokia has delivered Q3. Just. The long-awaited first shipments of the Finnish market leader's N8 handset are today finally going out, and we've gotten our hands on one of the very first retail units out there. Gaze upon the gallery below to see what you'll be getting inside the box alongside your multimedia powerhouse, and do make full use of our comments section too -- we want to hear any questions you may have about the N8 and will try to answer them in full, both here and in our full review, which is naturally coming up soon!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We’ve been waiting for the Nokia N8 for quite a while now, but in the meantime the suave new Nokia C7 has made an appearance. The specs aren’t a world apart, so which would you opt for? Join us after the cut to find out more… The Nokia C7 looks set to be released in the near future – following hot on the heels of the Nokia N8. Which handset is the better choice? Read on to find out. Build quality
Choosing between the two handsets when it comes to quality is tricky, as both are incredibly tough. We think that the Nokia N8 just about shades it, however, with a one-piece anodised aluminium casing. That’s not to say the Nokia C7 is lacking, as it’s also constructed from stainless steel and glass. Check out our Nokia C7 hands-on preview Cameras
The Nokia N8 still retains the best camera we’ve ever seen on a smartphone, with a 12-Megapixel sensor. The Nokia C7 counters with an 8-Megapixel camera – it may not be as impressive but it’s still capable of amazing photographs. Both can record video content in high-definition. Storage
The Nokia C7 boasts 8GB of integrated storage space. This can upgraded via microSD cards, with cards of up to 32GB supported. The Nokia N8 offers more memory, at 16GB, and also offers microSD cards of up to 32GB. Screen
The Nokia N8 offers a large 3.5-inch touchscreen that’s perfect for web use and movies. It’s a capacitive panel, and is responsive, bright and colourful. There’s nothing to separate the two phones here, as the Nokia C7 also boasts an identical screen. Operating system
Both the Nokia N8 and Nokia C7 feature the latest cutting edge Symbian ^3 operating system. With multiple home screens on both phones, usability promises to be excellent.
Nokia is at sixes and sevens over its new flagship smartphone, the N8.Having categorically told the media earlier this week “we have decided to hold the shipments for a few weeks to do some final amends”–read our overage here–the Finnish mobile phone giant is desperately rowing back after a deluge of negative press.“There have been [some stories] about the N8 availability which we feel need clarification,” says a terse post on the company’s official blog.It adds that “we still expect to start the shipments by the end of the third quarter” and continues:“As it can take time from the beginning of shipment to arriving at their doorstep, in full transparency, we have advised our pre-order customers that they should expect their new Nokia N8 in October.”Despite the post, no one seems any the wiser.A stream of replies from Nokia’s most ardent fans makes for grim reading, painting a picture of confusion and anger.“C’mon Nokia, be honest with customers!!” writes ‘Salem874’. “Where do we stand? Confusion and things like this only worsens your (already damaged) reputation. I’m sure customers will be satisfied with being told exactly what’s going on and what to expect from their pre-orders (this coming from a long-time Nokia custome