Nokia N8 is priced at $549 & will be ready for the US by the end of September

Nokia N8 is priced at $549 & will be ready for the US by the end of September
The end of this month is shaping up to be one good one if you happen to be a fan of Nokia and its Symbian^3 platform as the highly anticipated Nokia N8 is expected to become available in the US. For a while now, we've seen the handset being offered by a handful of mobile operators around the world as a pre-order, but it was only recently we heard that the handset would being to make some waves at the end of the month abroad – it wasn't clear if the same could be said about the US launch.

However, the handset is being positioned to become available by the end of the month over here as it's clearly displayed on Nokia's US web store. Additionally, the handset sports a $549 price point which naturally doesn't require the signing of any contracts. So if you've been adamant on checking out this device, we shouldn't have to wait long before its presence can be felt – but in the mean time, it's probably a good idea to start saving up some cash for this one.

Nokia N8 Specifications | Hands-on

via Phonescoop



1. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

This phone's just a camera that runs an outdated OS. Nokia had a real winner with maemo and they could have built that OS up more but they decide to stick with crappy Symbian. I don't know what's wrong with them, it's sad.

2. thatdude1 unregistered

Nokia is sticking with maemo...via the merging with moblin to form meego. And how can you say that symbian^3 is outdated when it is just coming out? Have you even seen the finished version in action to make such a claim? And the N8 is much more than a camera with an os on it. Nokia knows exactly what its doing with the N8, which is going to be a fantastic handset.

3. rafael.roque

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

I've had an N97 with Symbian^1 since last year, and only recently has Android and iOS matched the functionality of my phone. The Symbian Foundation was setup to continue to evolve and improve the established Symbian OS. Once the N8 and the rest of Symbian^3 devices come out; it will be catch up for Android and iOS all over again... As for Meego, I believe it's missunderstood by everyone; I think it is being developed to complement Symbian Smartphones (not replace them). That is why Nokia is investing heavily on QT framework; to bridge mobile devices and computers. Imagine if you will a Netbook, Tablet, MID or even Desktop/Laptop running Meego instead of Windows or Mac OS X? Now that would be a breath of fresh air =).

4. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Sorry, but he is correct. N8's specs, except for its camera, is outdated compared to other high end phones. Unless Nokia is positioning the n8 as a mid end phone, but isn't the n8 nokia's flagship device? Other high end phones that's already been released months ago are already sporting 1mhz processors and 512 RAMs. The n8 does not. So yes, the n8 is an outdated phone if you compare it to other high end phones already out there.

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