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Video: HD hands on with N8 with Aspahlt 5 over TV-out.

cellularemagazineit has uploaded a demo video of the Nokia N8 which at the end shows Asphalt 5 over TV out. Otherwise, you’ve seen pretty much everything before.

  • He says it’s compatible with DivX?
  • I like the menu + screen unlock (like old style 2 button nokia press) to prevent N8 getting locked if/when switchlock malfunctions
  • Nokia didn’t officialise the processor should be an ARM” – Currently we know it’s ARM 11 680MHz. Imagine Nokia suddenly changed this at release? haha. At 680MHz optimizes N8 for improved battery life. I reckon the demo guy isn’t familiar with the device or  Symbian as he says Over The Air (OTA) firmware updates are NEW to Symbian. -_-
  • At 07:00 we see Asphalt 5 demoed on the Nokia N8 via TV-out.
  • I’m sure this game is touch controlled  (NFS Underground is accelerometer based) hence why this guy ISN’T turning when he turns the N8.
  • Accelerometer type games are so much better over TV out as the screen doesn’t move when you move the phone (and so lose your view)


The video below is just the same demo in Italian. I think no one told him again in the space of doing the second video to try Asphalt 5 with touch

Frame rate is a little better than the demo. With NFS underground, the frame rate is superbly smooth (but I can’t upload that video)

Aspahlt 5 (with touch controls)

cellularemagazine.it via blog-n8

  1. Keith
    July 5, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Haha, He prolly doesnt know that asphalt 5 works with tap to turn, not accelerometer. but great phone. MUCH better than what we saw in its first commercial. but i wish the game also scaled itself to HD when connected to HDTV just like Symbian scaled itself to HD.

  2. khalidou
    July 5, 2010 at 8:33 am

    It seems that most people testing Nokia devices have never used one. After the TechnoBuffalo guy, this! C’mon, OTA updates are well known with Symbian!

  3. Guddu
    July 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

    we need that Hell Divx support in our N8 even cheapo samsugs can play that :-\
    Hey jay, is it possible to upgrade the clock speed of the processor thru OTA updates (Noob quest, sorry)…

    • Roger Johnson
      July 5, 2010 at 11:24 am

      Clock speed – yes, it’s been done on other Nokia smartphones via firmware update I believe.

  4. Roger Johnson
    July 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Funny to see all these people who are totally ignorant of Symbian and Nokia get their hands on an N8. Why on earth can’t Nokia put it into the hands of mynokiablog or AllAboutSymbian?

    Then again, I am not really that interested in reviews of the N8 that show pre-production hardware or software. I want the actual device that I will be buying comprehensively reviewed by intelligent people who have lots of Nokia/Symbian (and actually Android and iPhone) experience, so we get a fair, balanced in depth look at the device.

  5. kaiwangailan
    July 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    f.u.c.k nokiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • ivan
      July 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      kaiwangaylan . . .lol if you don’t like nokia wtf are u doing here in this blog ? Can’t u read the the name dumbass . .

      • joegami
        July 6, 2010 at 12:45 am

        don’t feed the troll

  6. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    July 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm




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