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Brand Nokia
Model Name N8
Wireless Carrier AT&T
Operating System Nokia symbian
Cellular Technology 3G
Memory Storage Capacity 16384 GB
Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi
Color Green
Screen Size 3.5 Inches
Wireless network technology GSM, UMTS, Wi-Fi
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  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and US/International 3G compatibility via 850/900/1700/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA plus GPRS/EDGE capabilities
  • 3G-enabled smartphone in green with 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen and Symbian^3 operating system
  • 12-MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and 720p video capture; Wireless-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 3.0; 16 GB internal memory; microSD expansion; HDMI output
  • Up to 5.8 hours of 3G talk time, up to 400 hours (16.7 days) of standby time; released in August, 2010
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, compact travel charger, connectivity cable, adapter for HDMI, adapter for USB, wired stereo headset, quick start guide
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.


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Product Description

Make the most of every moment, then play it all back in HD with the Nokia N8. This high-tech device offers video recording in HD, plus instant video editing, a 12 megapixel camera and the ability to upload video to share with your friends and family. The Nokia N8 also packs a 3.5” touchscreen, free* voice-guided navigation from Ovi Maps, apps from Ovi Store and an impressive design, making this the phone that has it all. Live in high definition. The Nokia N8 lets you shoot HD video in 720p resolution right on your phone, while preloaded editing software makes it easy to instantly edit your video. Built-in HDMI output allows you to use an HDMI cable (not included) to connect the device to your compatible TV or computer and play back your videos and other HD content on your device in breathtaking HD. Or upload your videos to your PC to share with friends and family. The Nokia N8 also features a best-in-class, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics to capture high-quality images. Get what you want and get where you want to go. Ovi Store offers thousands of available apps, games, videos and more. Stay in touch with apps like Snaptu; experience the best in photo and video apps with Qik, Photo Twister and Snapfish; and get ready for other great apps coming soon, including Open Table, SalesForce, Pocket Movie and Accuweather. Plus, find the route to anywhere with preloaded Ovi Maps, complete with free* voice-guided navigation to get anywhere you need to go, 3D landmarks and a share location feature to let Facebook friends know where you are. Discover a new standard in mobile entertainment with a vibrant 3.5” OLED capacitive touchscreen display. Connect your device to your home theater system to take the HD experience even further with Multichannel 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. With an eye-catching exterior to match the on-screen experience, the Nokia N8 always looks good. Connect in HD today with the Nokia N8. * Data charges may apply.


Intuitively connecting you to the people, places, and online services that matter the most to you, the Nokia N8 smartphone debuts the new Symbian^3 operating system, featuring a wealth of personalization features, usability enhancements, and a faster and more responsive interface. The 3G-enabled N8 smartphone offers a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, and 16 GB of internal memory (with memory expansion up to 32 GB via optional microSD cards). It's also compatible with 3G networks found on both AT&T and T-Mobile.

The Nokia N8 comes in a range of colors (see larger image).

In addition to this model in green, the N8 also comes in silver, gray, blue, and orange.

With the 12-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics, you can capture great images as well as 720p high-definition video and then add music, images, text, and transitions before sharing them with the world. The Xenon flash allows you to take high quality pictures in low-light conditions as well.

The Nokia N8 provides access to local and global Web TV services that deliver TV programs, news, and entertainment from channels such as CNN, National Geographic, E! Entertainment and Paramount directly on the homescreen. It also offers a true home theater experience with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. And you can plug the device to your home theatre system with an HDMI cable.

You'll stay on track thanks to the integrated GPS with free Ovi Maps Navigation for voice-guided directions, and you can find nearby restaurants, landmarks, events and other points of interest as you travel from place to place. Keep on top of your emails from your phone or computer using the free Ovi Mail service, and discover and download apps and games via the pre-loaded Ovi Store--where you'll find thousands of different applications to constantly upgrade and improve your device.

Update your status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Calendar events from social networks can also be transferred to the device calendar. Personalize your phone by adding your own widgets and configuring three live home screens, which you can swipe between with an easy gesture.

Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, support for both personal and corporate e-mail, full browsing of real Web pages with pinch to zoom, multi-format music player, FM radio plus FM transmitter, accelerometer for screen switching and gameplay, Flash Lite 4 support, and up to 5.8 hours of 3G talk time.

Unlocked Phone

This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider. This phone comes with a full manufacturer's warranty.

Update your status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and
Twitter directly on the home screen.

Update your status, share location and
photos, and view live feeds from Facebook
and Twitter directly on the home screen.

When paired with a compatible 3G network, you'll enjoy a high-speed connection offering a variety of feature-rich wireless services--from data connectivity to your office to multimedia streaming, and take advantage of simultaneous voice and data services. In areas not served by a 3G network, you'll continue to receive data service via EDGE network (depending on network compatibility).

Note that the downloading of maps, games, music and videos and uploading of images and videos involves transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission, and the availability of particular services and features may vary by carrier.

Symbian^3 Operating System

The Nokia N8 marks the global device debut of the new Symbian^3 software, enabling you to enjoy over 250 new features, including:

  • Usability enhancements across the user interface, including single tap, multi-touch and support for gestures such as "pinch-to-zoom."
  • Three personalizable homescreens, easily maneuvered through by a simple flick.
  • Faster and more responsive user interface with new 2D and 3D graphics architecture that takes full advantage of hardware acceleration
  • More efficient memory management allows more applications to run in parallel for a faster, more complete, and efficient multi-tasking experience. And a new visual task manager lets you switch apps with a swipe and a tap.
  • Intelligent network management tailors performance to the your needs: optimizing for high speed when uploading photos or smooth streaming for a VoIP call or video feed.

    Key Features

    • Fast 3G connectivity on both AT&T and T-Mobile with broadband-like speeds via 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA (with EDGE data connectivity where 3G not available).
    • Integrated assisted GPS (A-GPS) receiver with free Ovi Maps enables you to find your route quickly and easily, whether walking or driving. Use the Walk pedestrian navigation to find your way, or the voice-guided Drive navigation to find the best route. (Learn more)
    Shoot and edit photos and high-def video with the 12-megapixel camera featuring Carl Zeiss optics (see larger image).
    • 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED touchscreen display (640 x 360 pixels, 16.7 million colors) with proximity and orientation sensors, ambient light detector, and compass (magnetometer).
    • On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
    • Three fully customizable home screens allows you to make one for work, use one for fun, and have one with your favorite picture as the wallpaper.
    • Instant access to Ovi Store for downloadable apps, games and other cool content
    • Web TV delivers local and global TV favorites right to the home screen. Access your favorite TV channels like Paramount and National Geographic.
    • HDMI audio/video output for connecting to compatible HDTVs and external monitors
    • Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound compatible with home theatre systems



    • Anodized aluminum casing
    • 12-megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics with Xenon flash, face recognition software, up to 2x digital zoom, automatic geotagging, and photo editor.
    • 720p high-definition video capture with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 25 fps, 3x digital zoom, and settings for scene, video light, white balance, and color tone (shoots in MP4 and H.264 formats)
    • Secondary camera on front for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels); requires compatible cellular service and additional charges may apply.
    • Digital audio/video player with compatibility for MP3, WMA, and AAC/eAAC/eAAC+ audio formats, plus MP4, H.264, and 3GPP video formats and Flash Lite 4 streaming video.
    • Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
    • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as headsets and printers. It includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
    • 16 GB internal memory
    • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
    • Unified e-mail client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, and .zip; HTML support for e-mail
    • Access to personal and corporate e-mail including: Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus traveler
    • Instant messaging support including OVI Chat, Yahoo, AIM, Windows Live, Gtalk, MySpace
    • Unified MMS/SMS editor plus conversational view for SMS
    • Full web browsing of real web pages with pinch to zoom capabilities, RSS reader, and support for Flash Lite 4 (which provides compatibility with a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content)
    • FM radio
    • FM transmitter for playing stored music over an external radio
    • Dedicated graphics processor for gaming with OpenGL 2.0 enables 3D graphics
    • Organizer tools including calendar, to-do list, notes, voice recorder, calculator, and clock
    • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
    • Micro USB connector (version 2.0) with charging capabilities
    • Integrated hands-free speaker
    • Automatic switching between 3G and GSM bands

      Vital Statistics
      The Nokia N8 weighs 4.76 ounces and measures 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches. Its 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.8 hours (350 minutes of 3G talk time (12 hours, or 720 minutes, of standard GSM talk time), and up to 400 hours (16.7 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies plus the 850/900/1700/1900/2100 3G frequencies (compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile).

      What's in the Box
      Nokia N8 handset, rechargeable battery (BL-4D), compact travel charger (AC-15), connectivity cable (CA-179), adapter for HDMI (CA-156), adapter for USB (CA-157), wired stereo headset (WH-701), quick start guide

      Free Worldwide Walk and Drive Navigation

      Nokia now offers its Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation application free across the globe. Drivers receive turn-by-turn voice guidance including lane assistance, traffic information (in 10 countries including the U.S.), and safety camera and speed warnings, while pedestrians will be guided on shortcuts through parks and pedestrian-only zones in over 100 cities across the globe. And unlike other mobile navigation mapping solutions, Ovi Maps works offline--no cellular service is required.

      Driving directions. Lonely Planet guide.

      With the new Ovi Maps for mobile you get for free:

      • Maps for over 180 countries and free map updates
      • Drive and Walk navigation available in over 70 countries with real-time voice guidance
      • My Position enables you to find your current location easier and faster than ever.
      • New one box search for quicker access to finding places and addresses.
      • Save your favorite places and routes, then synchronize them with your Ovi account over the air.
      • Car navigation with voice and visual instructions, lane assistance and speed limit information. Now also with text-to-speech voice guidance.
      • Pedestrian navigation with routing through pedestrian zones and shortcuts, pathways through parks and buildings, stairways and plazas. Now with text-to-speech voice guidance.
      • Get real-time weather information including a 5-day forecast, for your current or any location found via search.
      • Lonely Planet and Michelin offer you dynamic access to the best and most relevant editorial travel content for over 1000 destinations. Find thousands of listings for sights, restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife, and more. Look these places up on the map and get to them with Walk and Drive navigation.
      • Discover the events happening nearby your location on the map or any place found via search.
      • Share your location on Facebook--where you are, what you are up to and finish with a photo. No Hidden Costs

        The new version of Ovi Maps comes with all the maps and high-end, car grade navigation features you need for free and is yours to keep for the life of the smartphone. No additional licenses needed for extra countries, regions or services like traffic information or city guides. Data charges from network operators may apply.

        Voice Guidance and Traffic Information

        Turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation comes free for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers this includes lane assistance, traffic information, safety camera, and speed warnings. For pedestrians, this includes shortcuts through parks and pedestrian-only zones for over 100 cities around the world as well as 6,000 3D landmarks in over 200 cities to help you find exactly where you are.

        Unique Hybrid Technology

        Ovi Maps is built on an advanced technology called hybrid vector maps. Vector maps are high quality but less data intensive and allow you to continue to navigate even if you lose your network connection. This means that maps downloaded or updated across a network connection are about half the size of bulky bitmaps used by other mobile map providers. The hybrid technology ensures that, unlike other providers, any downloaded map data is stored on the device for future use.

        No Network Connection Required When Navigating

        Avoid expensive, battery-draining network connections with Nokia's unique hybrid technology. Maps can be pre-loaded on to your Nokia smartphone so you can set Ovi Maps to offline mode, saving battery power, and the navigation system will still work. This is particularly useful for those worried about data connection costs when travelling abroad or when you are travelling through areas with little or no network coverage.

        Best Global Coverage

        You take your mobile with you wherever you go in the world so, as standard, voice guided navigation for both pedestrians and drivers is available for 74 countries in 46 different languages and there are maps for over 180 countries. This gives you the best maps with the largest global coverage for free.

Product Reviews:

M. Messinger
4.0 out of 5 stars

Terrific hardware hamstrung by its software
Reviewed in the United States ?? on March 8, 2011

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The N8 is my second Nokia phone, after the E71. Granted, I'm finding it challenging to move from the E71's QWERTY keyboard to the virtual keyboard on the N8. But, the challenges don't end there. Let me back up and say, first off, both that I really wanted to love the N8 and also that its hardware gives a lot to be loved.

The phone feels great in the hand. The camera is all you've probably heard about, and more (plus, third party developers are now releasing apps that really unleash the camera's capabilities to the amateur photographer). Battery life is pretty good - not exceptional, but really good for a smart phone. I use this phone a lot and only occasionally have I had to put it on a USB or car charger, in the late afternoon. 3.5MM headphone jack is welcome. MicroSDHC slot puts the N8 ahead of the E7, in my opinion. Despite the modest clock speed of its CPU, I rarely experience sluggish behavior from this phone.

Personally, I think Microsoft made a good move, in their alliance with Nokia; this phone proves Nokia's hardware is among the top of smart phones available today. The WindowsPhone OS can only go up, whereas I've about given up hope that Nokia's software development will ever improve. While Symbian^3 is a significant improvement over particularly the touchscreen capabilities of its Symbian predecessors, Nokia is not breaking any land-speed records with it's OS development cycle. Integration with PC-and cloud-based calendar, contacts, tasks, and other apps is really bad. Nokia's decision to prohibit the newest versions of Nokia PC Suite from syncing with the N8 - forcing N8 users to rely upon the awful and fatally buggy Nokia Ovi Suite - frankly illustrates some arrogant disregard Nokia holds for its customer base. Nokia Ovi Suite is but one reason why Nokia is failing in the market for higher-end phones. Perhaps Microsoft can help shore up Nokia's fortunes in this area; it's hard to imagine the alliance with Microsoft making the software situation with Nokia much worse.

Both the portrait and landscape keyboards are finicky; even Swype (while a big improvement over the delivered landscape keyboard) lags behind Android and iOS keyboards. Third party developers, such as mobileways.de, which develop the excellent Twitter app, "Gravity," have proven keyboard design can be much better, on Symbian (in fact, Gravity proves there's much that can be done with the entire Symbian UI, if Nokia only applied itself).

Nokia continues to only partially implement significant enhancements - it allows users to designate an alternate browser, as the default, then never calls the default browser; only using its lackluster native browser (although update PR2.0, expected in March or April, 2011, is expected to produce an improved browser). Particularly if Opera Mobile adds pinch-to-zoom, I expect even Nokia's updated browser will find itself not listed as most user's default web browsers. Symbian^3 allows for multiple calendars to be created, but there's no way to accept appointments received as iCal files attached to emails into one specific calendar; they only go to the default and have to be manually moved to another calendar, if desired. Symbian still has no notion of "categories" for appointments, tasks, contacts, or as a file attribute (a feature the Palm OS had, more than a decade ago). Don't expect to sync categories from Outlook, for example, to your Nokia phone. The calendar on the N8 is the worst calendar I've ever seen on a smart phone. No agenda view; no way to exclude tasks from what few views offered; an awful month-at-a-glance view. . . the calendar on the N8 is a real step backwards, even when compared to the old E71. Here again is an example where the WindowsPhone OS can only produce better functionality. It is astonishing to me that, even now, no third party developer has released a calendar app that beats the awful calendar shipped on the N8.

As of this writing, there is no ereader app available for commercial ebook formats such as the Kindle, eReader.com, MobiPocket, or Nook. This is but one example of the considerable disregard of the Symbian^3 OS held by the commercial developer marketplace. I fear this is one area where the Microsoft alliance will pose a challenge; will developers continue to work with Symbian, even after the phone is updated to Symbian^4, with the possibility the WP OS will spell the future for high-end Nokia phones?

Nokia continues efforts at developing innovative new apps, through its Beta Labs, but it is not rolling out needed updates to basic products such as Nokia Ovi Suite, fast enough.

There are some things Symbian^3 does do very well. It's multitasking capabilities and memory management are head-and-shoulders above other mobile OS', in my opinion. While Nokia has implemented copy-and-paste relatively poorly, in the N8, that feature and many others are available. Ovi Maps is one standout application that ships with the phone (and its turn-by-turn navigation is a real value-added feature to this phone). The music app isn't half bad (but, Nokia, why do you make it possible for me to edit photos and video directly on the phone, but make it impossible to edit MP3 tags?) and the video playback is very good, whether on the phone or using its HDMI output.

I could go on, but I should probably instead get to the bottom line: Do I recommend this phone? Yes and No. If you are already familiar with Symbian - the good and the bad - then you'll probably find a lot to like, in the N8. On the other hand, if you aren't interested in tinkering with your phone, you might want to seriously consider the iPhone, one of the many Android phones or (for those of you looking for a business-oriented phone) a Blackberry. Every week or two, I debate about whether I'm going to sell my N8 and return to the trusty E71; if you go with the N8, you need to do so after looking at both the good and the bad. And maybe PR2.0 and the other promised updates in 2011 actually will improve the prospects for this Symbian device. At least, that is, until Nokia's phones sporting the WindowsPhone - Nokia style - start to hit the street.
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3.0 out of 5 stars

just short of expectation
Reviewed in the United States ?? on May 31, 2011

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Now this is a difficult review in that the phone has serious strengths and weaknesses. In order for a phone to be a first class communication device, it must be joined by both performance, reliability, but most importantly usability. I believe that this phone would be an outstanding smart phone anywhere around the world, minus the U.S. I believe that Apple, Google, and even Windows Phone 7 has way surpassed Nokia Symbian^3 in UI. That being said I'd like to offer up my viewpoints of the N8 having come from Iphone 4.

1. Hardware built quality, reliability, reception performance, call quality, speaker phone, noise cancellation, battery life are all something that comes to mind immediately
2. Overall build quality is exceptional, unlike Samsung, LGs of the world, this phone is built to last. Even HTC does not measure up in terms of quality build.
3. AMOLED screen is nice and bright, color contrast is pretty good, minus the resolution
4. Reception and call quality is great, coming from the Iphone4, the N8 is a God send. I no longer have dropped calls, callers can hear me, and I can actually use the speaker phone function and have no issues with callers not being able to hear me. The Iphone had a major problem in this area in that it can't reliabily connect to a bluetooth headset, or use the speaker phone without your voice breaking up or the callers. Bluetooth connected on the N8 without incident.
5. Noise cancellation is an area that I think Nokia has perfected, I get better noise cancellation with Nokia period than any other I've tried, ie iphone4, HTC, LG or Samsung.
6. battery life for a smart phone is surprising good. Unlike my iphone 4 or HTC having to charge constantly
7. if you are a world traveller, you will appreciate the Nokia maps. It allows you to travel the world and have navigation map capabilities withou wifi. I mean anywhere Nokia has a map for that country. It is also nice that domestically when you travel to an area without wifi or cell signal, I can still find my way around with Nokia maps, unlike google maps or Microsoft bing maps will stop functioning or provide directions.

1. Small screen @ 3.5 inch. spec wise the same as Iphone4, but in reality smaller.
2. Low, inadequate resolution @640x360, in today's market, it's a joke.
3. The UI on Symbian^3 is just not right for the US market. We live in a society where we are only concerned about having, and not about conserving. Nokia really lost out in this market. I can understand why Nokia is strong elsewhere, but have absolutely been drowned out here in the US. I'm not so sure that Windows Phone 7 or 8 can change that because they will now also be restricted by the same software heavy, resource intensive burden everyone else has to deal with, and that is more cpu power=lower battery life.
4. web browser is not the greatest, it is spotty and doesn't allow for decent browsing, even with Opera, it's still why behind the web experience of an Iphone4
5. A serious lack of main stream application support by US companies, I can't even get Pandora, or speedtest for symbian. Of course Google maps is only half functioning on Symbian^3. So don't expect a great many useful apps for Symbian^3. Nokia has completely lost sight at the wheel on this.
6. Processor speed at 680Mhz ARM 11 is simply not speedy. It gets the job done, but come on... a faster processor would help a lot.
7. Nokia has tray away from their core and has made a phone that just takes too many step just to make a call. they took out the hard call button that worked real well. A number shows up on screen, click call, that's it. Now instead, you have to push one button to retrieve one number than click on the number then you can call. That also holds true with many other parts of the Nokia Symbian^3 os. boy, they definitely need help there.

I'm sorry but the reason we have such crap products these days is that all companies are trying to do is compete on price point. They keep scaling back on everything to meet a price point instead of just doing it right by building the right phone. While I understand economics, but companies have become way too profit driven on the other end. We need to promote and demand more consumer centric innovation, and not profit focus.
Now having said all of the above, I think the N8 is still a great communicator, from a phone standpoint. I'm torn between having a phone that is well built + a nice 7" tablet or 10" if permits; or have one massive crammed smartphone at 4.5in. I loved everything about the iphone4 except the simple inability of Apple to provide reliable bluetooth headset connectivity; or something as simple as being able to use the speaker phone that actually works in real life, usable is all I ask. How tough is that. I hope Steve Jobs will not try and rush a product for profit, and ruin a loyal following over the years based on merits of his products. All the other phones out there are all trying to throw as many buzz technology to lure customers, but non will last very long, or perform like a Nokia phone. So I'm one frustrated user where I'd like many aspects of a Nokia in its reliability and performance of a phone, but not so good with web and apps.

Hope all this would help someone else making a decision
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