The Nokia N8 with a 32GB version, battery hard to remove?
Until recently, the word only mentioned a 16GB version of the device, but we saw pictures (they got removed a bit later) and a tweet (by Eldar Murtazin) that seem to confirm the existence of an iteration equipped with 32GB built-in memory. Moreover, people will be able to use microSD HC expansion cards of up to 32GB and connect external devices like hard disks via special microUSB-to-USB adapter. The user guide of the Nokia N8 further elaborates that plugging in an accessory like this will automatically start the File Manager application.
The other aspect of the N8 that have caused quite a few tongues to wag relates to the battery. Will it be removable? There is still no definite answer to the question. It seems owners of the handset will be able to take it out indeed, but they will first have to unscrew two pins that secure the battery in place. This has been the case with many prototypes in the last years, although we just don't know whether the manufacturer intends to release the retail units with the same battery-lock mechanism.
By the way, do you remember the rumours about the Nokia N98 that surfaced just before MWC 2010 took off? They had it Nokia would showcase said device at the exhibition, but the cell phone never got revealed at the event. The picture that got leaked along with said rumors disclosed a device with design that reminded of the N8, but was equipped with hardware keyboard instead. Now the guys over at Engadget believe the QWERTY version will hit the shelves later this year, but will probably roll out under a different name - the Nokia N9. Only time will tell whether this is true or not.
All these rumours about the Nokia N8 just add fuel to the flame and we cannot wait to get our hands on the handset. We guess this will probably happen in Q3 2010, when the Nokia N8 is to hit the shelves.
Nokia N8 Specifications