Nokia N8: Symbian Successor Due In October
by Ernest Doku
The Nokia N8 has finally been given a release date: it is to hit European shores in October 2010.
Despite the phone's good looks and a few hints from Nokia that they might be releasing Symbian phones in the future, it is has been confirmed that this handset will be the Finnish manufacturer's last effort to push the platform on an Nseries device.
A pre-emptive roasting of a pre-production model by serial leaker Eldar Murtazin has then hamstrung the N8's image ahead of it's launch. Nokia will find it very hard to claw back confidence after such an awful start.
paper, the N8's specs do look impressive: it's got a large capacitive
touchscreen, a 680Mhz processor and a 12 megapixel camera. However,
specs alone do little to make a great phone (just take a look at the
People want a phone that is easy, if not enjoyable to use, and after some supremely disappointing Symbian-based experiences in the past 18 months, Nokia are going to have to pull off a miracle to make the N8 have any impact on Apple's infamous competition.