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It looks like an eager Nokia employee has jumped the gun and given an early release date for the Nokia N8, citing September 23rd as the date Nokia customers can head over to Nokia Online and grab their new smartphone a week before general release.
NokNok.tv got the scoop, one of its readers spotting a Google Adword associated to a specific Nokia N8 search, saying the N8 would be “In-Stock, Ready For Dispatch 23rd Sept – 1 Week Before Anyone Else”.
The N8 is equipped with an impressive 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon Flash, featuring a larger sensor to capture clearer and more detailed photos.
The N8 has a 3.5 inch HD touchscreen and will allow handset owners to record HD videos and edit them using an inbuilt editing suite on the device. With Dolby Digital Plus surround sound HD content can be consumed on the device or boradcast on a HDTV by way of a HDMI Out connector.
The N8 has 16GB onboard storage with the ability to expand up to 48GB with a micro SD card so users will be able to carry their videos and photos with them wherever they go.
Can the N8 reverse Nokia’s smartphone fortunes? It certainly has the spec but Symbian still lacks the polished finish of Android and iOS, meaning it might not have enough to capture wandering iPhone and Android handset owners.
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