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N8 as a possible HTPC

We all remember way back in April when one of Nokia’s product managers did a short hands-on with the N8 and demonstrated the ability to connect to bluetooth devices such as a keyboard.

Well we’ve gotten a tip on another video demonstrating a rather similar set-up. A regular old Nokia SU-8W bluetooth keyboard and a Logitech M555b bluetooth mouse were connected simultaneously to the N8 and then used to interact with the UI, type messages and calendar events etc. Given the already known ability to hook the N8 up to HDTV’s via HDMI. We could be looking at the first veritable HTPC that fits in the pocket.

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  1. Cocco Bill
    August 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    That video is over 2 months old. Here’s the original (available in 720p) from June:

  2. August 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    As long as someone works out how to connect PS3 controllers and we have emulators, I will be happy.

    SNES games played through HDMI out on my 37″ YES PLEASE!! 🙂

  3. August 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    • Andre
      August 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

      LOL, fail :(. I think I’ll leave it up anyway

  4. nocare
    August 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    snes emulator based in qt is being developed

    http://www.summeli.fi

    would be great if n8 support wii and ps3 controllers

  5. nocare
    August 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

    is the top and bottom ends of n8 made of high quality hard plastic? is its surface rough or smooth? can we buy red color ends to match the black color body?

    Exciting nokia world is coming toward us in two weeks, i hope all the leaked phone is the very very early prototype design, beause there are so much room for phone design. That leaked e7 looks fine, but that leaked n9 is not,

  6. August 30, 2010 at 2:41 am

    It will look nice if nokia N8 built with Android OS, because android os is so easy and really fast.

    • Andre
      August 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

      GO AWAY!
      I don’t want to hear this on my own blog too.

    • Keith
      August 30, 2010 at 3:04 am

      Seriously? Android comes nowhere near the power of symbian. Symbian has more possibilities than symbian and is much faster. Symbian^3 is smooth as silk and symbian^4 will be even better.
      And I’m with Andre on this. You should go away from here. We don’t need trolls like you who don’t understand anything about smartphones.

      • August 30, 2010 at 6:51 am

        so for you anyone likes android is stupid and doesn’t understand nothing about smartphone?! Pls stop with this fanboy words…

        N8 with android is impossible due to nokia ,for now, doesn’t want this os in its smart…but, in the near future thanks to the arm architetture an android porting could be done …like droid for n900… But generally portings are crappy u must buy the original one so if u want symbian go for nokia else if u want android go fo a htc device

        anyway about this post..i don’t like to connect to my smartphone stuffS like keyboard/mouse if you want a good S3 with much better built in qwerty must wait for nokia E7…

        Someone i read above wants to connect a play3 controller to N8 via bt it could be possible but software needs…in the old symbian 3rd but 5th too wiimote can be connect thanks a sw installed in the smart! So nothing is impossible but we need developers………

        ThatS all
        N#O#R#U#L#E#S

        • Keith
          August 30, 2010 at 7:27 am

          What that guy said was fanboism. I just said the truth and we all know that Symbian is VERY powerful. Android is good but not as good as Symbian. It might look pretty but its not my concern. I care more about functionality which Symbian offers me VERY well.
          Symbian is VERY power efficient. Unlike Android, which needs a 1GHz CPU to perform properly. And if he likes Android, then he should go to an android fansite and comment there instead of trolling on a Nokia fansite.
          Peace

          • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
            August 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

            i’m not for android , not for apple, not for nokia(even if favorite brand), not for anyone ok??? i just comment with intelligent wherever i want without your permission!lol!because i’m not a BLIND fanboy LIKE U!!!!

        • Keith
          August 30, 2010 at 8:45 am

          I’m not even close to a fanboy. Go to engadget to meet fanboys. I just say the truth and what I said in the previous comment was all based on truth and NOT out of any fanboism. I don’t mind getting an android or iPhone if they offer me what I need (which they don’t at this point in time) and Symbian is the only OS that offers me what I need which is why I like it. I Do get disappointed sometimes by Nokia (N97, N96 etc) so I dont think calling me a fanboy is justified.
          And even I write what I feel is true. And I’m writing all this with quite some experience with Android phones and much experience with iPhone (my friend owns one)

          Plus, DID I EVER CALL YOU A FANBOY? go read my comment properly! I was talking about the other guy!
          I really don’t wanna start a fight over this buddy!

    • August 30, 2010 at 3:27 am

      Dude Please android its a lie i said it before and ill keep it none of the androids available on the market its close to what n8 offer just go away from these site to any of those droid loosers

      • August 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

        The point is not about the merits or de-merits of Anroids, but about the sensibility of putting Android on N8. Nokia doesn’t need another OS, especially one that doesn’t fit its needs and strategies.

  7. rstyle
    August 30, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I dont care how old is this video… Ive seen the 1st keyboard and mouse video before this is NEW to me. Its nice to see that BT keyboard and mouse working properly.

    and boyy this Might be the most responsive Nokia N8 video ive seen. i dont know if its just me or what. LOL!

    Now lets just wait for that newly improve browser thats coming soon.

  8. Michael Hell
    August 30, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for picking up my Video.. although its the wrong one, seems like those idiots have uploaded it again and claimed it was theirs.

    • Keith
      August 30, 2010 at 7:29 am

      Yeah, looks like so.
      Hey btw, are you the one who is a fan of Jon from Techwaffle and is often a moderator on his live chats??

      • Michael Hell
        August 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

        no i’m not, sorry 🙂

        • Keith
          August 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

          Ohk, I’m sorry them. Coz that guy has the same name as you, Michael Hell! Lol, so I thought may be it was you 🙂

  9. Stylinred
    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

    yeah this is one of the main selling points of the N8, for me, after the Camera

  10. Adnan
    August 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    someone’s tweet.

    “Maemo/MeeGo makes your phone a “Mobile Computer”. Android/WebOS/iOS make simply a “Smarthphone”. Quite a difference to me”

  11. Keith
    August 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Nokia N8 multitasking 15 apps REALLY smoothly:

    • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
      August 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

      that’s great!

      • Keith
        August 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

        I know eh! And did you notice that many of them were heavy duty apps like two browsers, ovi maps and such?
        If Nokia avoids the mistakes they made with N97, this thing will be a HUGE hit 🙂

  12. Keith
    August 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Nokia N8 new 720p Sample video

  13. skills
    August 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    the cursor just appears if you connect the mouse?? heavy shit! 😀

    • Andre
      August 31, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Awesome huh!

      • Michael Hell
        August 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

        yes it does. if you wanna connect a bluetooth device, you will be asked what type it is. a new option there is “input devices” 🙂 the rest is seen on the video

        • Andre
          August 31, 2010 at 6:46 pm

          Have you managed to get your hands on any other protos?

          • Michael Hell
            August 31, 2010 at 6:47 pm

            i met some Nokia reps earlier this year and had a play with the device. plus we had a nice demo evening, powered by Nokia Austria

  14. Andre
    August 31, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Michael Hell :

    i met some Nokia reps earlier this year and had a play with the device. plus we had a nice demo evening, powered by Nokia Austria

    Would you consider it an adequate replacement for some of the high-end android devices such as the desire and/or nexus one?

    • Michael Hell
      August 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      as usual for that question, i’d like to quote my friend James Whatley, when he said:

      “Android is perfect to consume content. However, Nokia is perfect in creating such content”.

      Look, Android certainly has its qualities. i love the sharing integrations, the web browser and all the things that make android what it is today. i own a HTC Desire myself and use it as my main device currently. I enjoy what its capable of and certainly having fun with it.

      However, i have a lifelong history with Nokia, been using Symbian for ages, literally. I found so many things annoying when the 5800 came out. With Symbian^3 all those things are gone. the speed and also the battery life have immensely improved. Given the fact that i’m a hobby photographer as well, the N8 is just what i was waiting for – a worthy successor to my beloved N82.

      • Andre
        August 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

        Thanks for that :D.

        Not splashing for any phone just yet though :). Playing the cards close to the chest lol

        • Michael Hell
          August 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

          i have preordered my orange N8 last week 😉

          • Andre
            August 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

            I’m a typical student 😦
            No money !!

  15. Michael Hell
    August 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Andre :
    I’m a typical student
    No money !!

    autsch.. that sucks man 😦

    • Andre
      August 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm

      Worry not, I’ll have enough to buy 1 phone at the end of the year. Holding out to see what’s available then.

      • Michael Hell
        August 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm

        maybe the N8 is even outdated there 🙂

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