Malaysians anticipating for Nokia N8 will have to wait a little bit longer. Previously it was targetted to launch sometime end of this month or early October, but now the dateline is indicated to be pushed towards end of October.
It was reported that the Nokia N8 enjoyed a strong pre-order demand, and this could be the most desired Nokia model to date. According to official statement, Nokia acknowledges the demand had exceeded its expectations. To ensure “great user-experience”, they decided to hold shipment for the device for a few weeks to make some final amendments. Looks like they are making last minute bug fix or refinements before it hits the market. Hope it is worth the wait.
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Another key difference of these N8 unboxing videos from Nokia? They are deliciously interactive, You get to choose three characters with three decidedly different personalities. We can’t confirm this but Ryan sounds like a Malaysian (or a Singaporean, depending on which side of the causeway you’re reading this blog from). He appears to be a geek that remembers all the model numbers of all the accessories that comes with the N8, it all looks a bit too try hard for us. But see for yourself and tell us what you think.
Interestingly, the maximum resolution in all the unboxing and it’s related videos is 720p. Does this mean that the videos are shot exclusively using the Nokia N8? Nokia’s very confident of the imaging performance of the N8 so it’s not inconceivable to think so considering that Nokia has commissioned a prominent director to shoot a short film using only the Nokia N8 and starring Pamela Anderson along with Ed Westwick.
Another interesting point to note, the Nokia N8 comes with a stylus though the videos states that this will be available in selected markets. We’re wondering if Malaysia will get it.
Check out the videos after the jump. A pretty decent effort from Nokia we think but we’d like more detail in our hands-on videos. We really like the soundtrack though.
The Nokia N8 is slated to be launched in Malaysia early October, and undoubtedly, there will be a whole lot of Nokia fans out there who wants to know as much as they can about the device.
Well, we’ve got a couple hours with the Nokia N8 recently and you can read about our first impression of the device here. In addition to that, we’ve also got a hand-on video showcasing some of the highlights of the device.
This will give you a better idea of how responsive the new Symbian S^3 is and also give you a good picture about what the Nokia N8 can do.
Video is after the jump. Enjoy! Looking forward to your comments.
You’ve already probably know this by now, the 12MP camera on the Nokia N8 is probably one of the best cameras attached to a phone anyone has ever seen.
On top of doing a sterling job as a camera, the Nokia N8 comes complete with a video and picture editing app allowing users to cobble together a decent montage directly on the device.
In this video demo, you’ll that editing pictures and videos is fairly straight forward but if given the choice, we’ll do out post-production work on a computer thank you very much.
In any case, so confident of the capabilities of the camera on the Nokia N8 that Nokia is getting the McHenry Brothers to shoot a short film starring Pamela Anderson and Ed Westwick using only the Nokia N8.
The shorty will feature Ms. Anderson in a bedroom scene. That, we got to see!
Video of the Nokia N8 editing capabilities after the jump.
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You can fill up the N8 with a couple of movies or a full season of Gossip Girls and hook it up to a home theater system for a very impressive home cinematic experience. We got first hand experience of this during the Nokia N8 preview, and although the video after the jump doesn’t accurate convey what the Nokia N8 is capable of in this respect, it does give you an impression of what it can do.
Head on after the jump to check out the video.
Not content with merely stating that the performance of the camera on the N8 is better than dedicated point and shoot cameras, Nokia has enlisted the Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl and Pamela Anderson to star in a short movie that will be filmed entirely using the Nokia N8.
The short film dubbed The Commuter will also feature two lucky fans who will star alongside Ms. Anderson in a bedroom scene (of course) and Mr. Westwick in an elevator scene.
Alas, this opportunity is only opened to hopefuls in the UK.
The Commuter will be directed by the McHenry Brothers, who have just finished filming their first full-length animated movie, Jackboots on Whitehall, starring Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike. A part from little is known about the storyline and script of this short film.
Shooting begins in London on the September 20.
The Nokia N8 may be slated for an early October launch here in Malaysia but prospective owners can already get the full details of what the device can do from its official digital manual.
Yes, Nokia fans and future N8 owners, you can download the Nokia N8 manual as use as spare time reading material while you wait for the device to be launched in Malaysia.
You can download the full Nokia N8 manual here.
For those who are waiting, official word from Nokia PR states that the N8 will be coming to Malaysia early October. We predict that the pricing will be within the RM1,900 to RM1,700 range outright and we’re not expecting any contract plans from the local telco boys.
For the latest on the Nokia N8, keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com.
At the Nokia N8 preview, Glen Cha, the Manager of Nokia Product Marketing gave a walkthrough demo on some of the highlights of the device.
In this post we’ve uploaded a video of Glen giving a brief intro of the Nokia N8 and the new Symbian S^3 mobile platform, along with the Nokia N8’s music player.
As you can see from the video, the S^3 OS that will making its first appearance in the Nokia N8, offers up a much improved and responsive user experience.
You can read our first impression of the Nokia N8 here.
Head on after the jump to view the video.
(Update 04092010) Alright let’s get straight to the point, we screwed up on the MicroUSB port bit in this review. After much rummaging through the interweb , the Nokia N8 does use MicroUSB for its data connectivity. Perhaps during our rush to get as much material as we can from the short time we had with the N8, we got the ports all mixed up. We’re sorry about this and thanks everyone for correcting the error.
Nokia Malaysia was kind enough to invite us to play around with what they are claiming as their most innovative smartphone ever. Yes, ladies and gents we got some quality hands-on time with the Nokia N8 and here’s our first impression of the device.