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Video: New N8 hands-on

Here’s another Nokia N8 hands-on video. This time the N8 appeared in Switzerland.

The N8 looks fluid. It looks like this one has plenty of music albums and still no lag. The photos took a bit longer to load (two to three seconds). Once it loaded, going into folders was fine and took a second to load all the pictures. The pinch to zoom works fine. A few seconds later the video folder appeared randomly which I suppose wasn’t expected.

But anyways this is only a prototype, there are still weeks until final (retail) product.

Update: Translated by skills : ”We listened to our customers, we improved the speed added pinch zooming and so on. The device will appear on the market in fall. The cowerflow runs at 60 fps.”

Video uploaded by lioninside


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  1. skills
    July 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    hi guys im swiss =D i thought ill translate what hes saying in the video. he said that we listened to our customers, we improved the speed added pinch zooming and so on. the device will appear on the market in fall. he also said something about that the cowerflow runs at 60 fps, ist that good? (or maybe even important?)

    • July 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you skills! Yes, it’s good that the coverflow runs at 60FPS,the more FPS the better it is(more fluid too).

  2. John Wiegand-forson
    July 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    The more videos I watch videos of the N8 the more I am getting impressed I am starting to think people will be relatively surprised by the N8

    • July 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

      They should be surprised, I mean that’s the goal. The N8 has a bunch of multimedia features and some are unique. And most important quality/price is amazing. I don’t think anyone can beat that yet. I just wish it had meego, but I guess it won’t happen.

      • John Wiegand-forson
        July 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm

        Everyone wishes it had Meego but if this phone is as solid as it will be I will have no doubt that the waiting for meego will be worth it

  3. Yougo
    July 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hope there is n8 mini, more cheaper price, change it to 5mp same camera sensor:) 8G memory, price it at euro 299

  4. Yougo
    July 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Hope there my dream phone from nokia this nokiaworld

    htc hd 2 design without front physical buttons:)
    price it at euro 500

  5. bella frank
    July 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    hello every one i am from Middle East and i cant wait to bye this a great phone
    I just dont know when the time nokia sell it in the market
    nokia dont give us the Specific time for that ….

    mark great cover thank you very much 🙂

  6. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    July 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    n8 is a good OR GREAT device but there are few apps available for symbian and little or never updated, (will never see on symbian-touch new console emulator, divx player, skyfire2 and etc..etc..) little and big developers wants only develop for google/apple and not for symbian that’s the cruel true

    THIS IS THE VERY CANCER OF SYMBIAN

    • John Wiegand-forson
      July 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      well its a chicken and egg thing developers want to see a capable device that sells a ton and for them to develop for Symbian, and Nokia want to see good apps from developers to be able to lure customers from their rivals by advertising them.

      • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
        July 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

        so? i don’t see a solution on your comment…

        maybe there’s not a solution for the symbian case

        • John Wiegand-forson
          July 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm

          Maybe Symbian will just fade away I mean not everything stays alive forever, it is a new era for a new type of internet enabled devices and Symbian was’t built with that in mind just look at the browser. Meego was built with that in mind with the early Nokia internet devices but people didn’t understand the value of having internet everywhere like we have now

  7. dominique
    July 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    i was at the presentation myself. n8 supports divx/xvid!!!
    even with a n900 connected over USB OTG was no problem to play the files directly from n900.

    • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
      July 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      play all divx or just somes??

  8. dominique
    July 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    3 part video – nokia meeting zürich

  9. Duncan
    July 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Now all we need for this phone is a dock like the new droid X. This would be my dream HT setup for the N8.

    • bob
      July 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      that really would be a nice thing

  10. mja
    July 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    S^3 E-series will be announced “in due time” according to Nokia Conversations btw. http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/07/14/eseries-face-to-face/

    • John Wiegand-forson
      July 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

      I just saw that too very interesting indeed

  11. skills
    July 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    dominique :



    3 part video – nokia meeting zürich

    i thought i translate some important things again from those 3 vids.
    he said that divx/xvid is possible to play. he said that the only limit is: fat32 formatting, that means a movie cant be bigger than 4 gb (i hope understood it right) pinch zooming doesnt work in hdmi modus, the pictures shown are taken without xenon flash. pinchzooming does work in camera modus! awesome! the thumb of multi tasking isnt live, it takes a printscreen of the last activity in this app, still awesome! 😀

  12. dominique
    July 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    it should play ALL divx xvid. pinchzomm works always but you cant see it on hdmi. if you have questions on n8/symbian 3, ask me

  13. skills
    July 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    is it possible to synchronize a .wpl playlist with windowsmediaplayer? he said something about it in the video. but i asked nokia via email and they said it will be optimized for nokia ovi music player and media player wont be supported =(. but he said in the video pinchzooming isnt possible when the phone is connected to a tv, im swiss 😉

  14. dominique
    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    mkv support as well…

  15. Keith
    July 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    The lost E7 or whatever prototype that was and the announcement of MeeGo/Symbian^4 devices has really made me think IF I should buy the N8. But after thinking quite a lot, Ive come to a conclusion according to which I will buy the N8. Mainly because I want a multimedia beast. I dont think other MeeGo or Sym^4 will have such a camera unless they make an N-series device with the camera in mind. But since the N86, there has been no other Nokia phone with such good camera. N8 is the first one. so its possible that it will rule the multimedia part for at least a year or 2. whichi is why Im gonna buy it. Of course S^4 upgrade would be nice but if they dont offer that, I still have so much with me. N8 ROCKS!

  16. dominique
    July 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

    N8 with my N900 playing divx via USB OTG @ the n8 meeting in zürich

  17. dominique
    July 15, 2010 at 1:13 am

    sound of divx doesnt play nice at the moment (depends on settings the video was ripped) but its only a small adjustment of the codec/player. video lay back is perfect. tried several files

  18. dominique
    July 15, 2010 at 1:15 am

    all ok (video playback)

    • Jakob
      July 15, 2010 at 2:49 am

      Hey Dominique what of the OS in general and when do you think it will be out?

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