Hands-on with the Nokia N8
Thankfully the Nokia N8 might have the guts, raw power, and intuitive experience to hopefully bring them back into greener pastures. Although the unit we checked out was not a final production model, we were truly impressed with its build quality. The lime metallic colored handset definitely exuded a product that seemed polish in almost every aspect – from their choice of using a metallic finish to its durability, everything clearly came together properly. It's by no mean overbearing in weight when you hold it, instead it was quite manageable and well-balanced. The design of the Nokia N8 isn't ground breaking at all, but it clearly separates itself from Nokia's other touchscreen only devices like the XpressMusic 5800 or Nuron 5230. Now what we were really impressed about during our short visit was how smooth and fluid the handset was performing when we were touching the screen and moving around its interface. Although there are some hints to S60 5th Edition around, one can easily see how Nokia decided to stray a little bit from their usual beaten path. Finally, we were informed that Nokia will include the HDMI cable to connect the handset to a source – so no need to dish out more money to enjoy this feature from the start. All in all, we'll see how the Nokia N8 fares in the long run when it's officially released and pass our final judgment then.
Nokia N8 Specifications