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Video: Nokia N8 Green hands on – WiFi positioning and ‘new’ calendar

A couple of videos by tinhtevideo, the latest in Vietnamese and the second in English.

An interesting comment in the description box (google translated):

Users normally do not feel the change because of what they see N8 and manipulation is almost similar to the other induction machine Symbian. The changes that users will find here is: very good performance, nice screen, touch sensitivity, a new design. That means you will find it very familiar but would have felt too. As you think Nokia has a very large customers are using the Symbian operating system and for Symbian N8 ^ 3 is totally reasonable. If someone still wants Nokia Symbian bored with it a very inviting once again invite you to use the N900 with Maemo operating system.

  • Check out that bigger calendar (04:00).

N8 Hands on – WiFi positioning

In a video demo they uploaded last week you’ll see a demo of WLAN positioning for the Nokia N8 which is how it is now able to get instant GPS lock.

A-GPS improves GPS start up connection by acquiring positional information from your network (requires SIM/data connection). Triangulation from cell towers may be accurate between 200-1000m, then your GPS kicks in for that finer lock.

3:00 WiFi/WLAN GPS determines positioning from known WiFi access points, and really assists where A-GPS is weak (indoors, built up cities/urban areas). WIFI positioning with SkyHook was all the original iPhone had (No actual GPS). There are apps for Symbian that will allow Ovi Maps to use WiFi positioning (can’t recall the name right now. It’s called Maps Booster)

Combine all three positing solutions and you’ve got yourself a pretty good location sensor.

SkyHook Coverage.

  • Smooth pinch and zoom of 9 and 12 megapixel images
  • Social networking demo (actually works and signed in, not like that fail demo last week -_-) Works ok, still a bit slow (they say it’s due to slow WiFi – which btw can occur in demos, e.g. iPhone 4)
  • Bounce evolution – the demo guy says something about having more of those games in future and something about integrating them (audio not clear).

  1. pff
    June 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Good video but i’m a little bored by all these videos/previews. All I want is to hold it in my hand. It’s very frustring.

  2. GordonH
    June 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    No lags. Even the Bounce game was smooth. Nokia is back competing in High end smartphone segment with a mid range phone… This is cool.

  3. June 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    no doubt about it that nokia is really doing a superb and great job on Nokia N8. thumbs up for nokia. 🙂

  4. jb8967
    June 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Funny how more than one fan-boy pundit says that Symbian^3 is not a significant change from s60v5…one wonders if they have even tried the N8 out before commenting. It’s also interesting to hear fanboys bragging that IOS 4 now has “folders” and what they call “multi-tasking”. How they can get away with this stuff is either a tribute to Steve Jobs ability to market or a condemnation of Nokia for not addressing this quickly. To me, Nokia has a great product and a horrible marketing approach with respect to the N8. Nokia needs to accentuate the positives and educate the media more effectively, or they will more certainly grab defeat from the jaws of victory on this launch.

  5. TG1987
    June 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    With Ovi Maps 3.04 there is no need to install a third party WLAN Positioning App, because it is build in.

    And it works well in urban areas here in Germany.

  6. Stephen
    June 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Any phone when the music player is set to Saint Etienne works for me. Just want it to come out, my e51 is not going to last much longer – it seems to have a very laissez faire attitude to keeping a phone signal, quite annoying.

  7. June 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    i want 2 hav it…. when is the exact date release here in the philippines, and how much?

  1. June 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

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