9/30/2010

Nokia N8 Shipping This Week

While stiff competition from BlackBerry, Android and iPhone have put a significant dent in Nokia’s popularity over the past couple of years, worldwide they’re still number one. That means plenty of people are sticking by Nokia, and here at Compare and Recycle we’re sure that loyal following could do a lot worse than to pick up their latest offering, the N8.

The N8 offers some great features such as a 12 MP camera, HDMI output, Nokia’s free Ovi Maps navigation software and integrated social networking. The N8 certainly looks the part but it does have one drawback, the Symbian Operating System.

For the past few years the area where many users have found fault with Nokia devices is the Symbian OS. While Android and iOS were always designed with fancy interfaces and touchscreen devices in mind, Symbian has never really felt up to scratch since phones started to make the switch from keypads to touchscreens. It’s Nokia’s refusal to leave Symbian behind which may stop the N8 achieving the success it otherwise appears capable of.

While it is clear that Nokia have made some significant improvements with the newly released Symbian^3, we’ll have to wait and see if they’ve done enough to fight off competition from iPhone and Android. Those who have already pre-ordered an N8 should expect to get their handset in the very near future with the N8 starting to ship this week.

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