Nokia’s New Device Shows A Bigger Touch Pattern

Nokia recently released information on the upcoming Nokia N8.’a0 This sexy new device will hit store shelves in Q3 2010.’a0 What is so exciting about the new handset?

Nokia’s newest touch-screen device will feature an impressive 12 megapixel camera including a Carl Zeiss Lens.’a0 Additionally, the handset will be able to take HD video at 720p resolution.’a0 Combine all these optic assets with a xenon flash, and you’ll be taking some awesome snaps with the N8.

Nokia’s N8 will also be the first device to run the new Symbian^3 operating system.’a0 To summarize the N8, lets take a look at the additional features:

Other specifications of the Nokia N8 include:

  • 3.5 inch 640’d7360 capacitive touchscreen display
  • Symbian^3 OS with Qt 4.6.2 support
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Internal 16GB memory and microSD card for up to 32GB more memory802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • HDMI port
  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash and 720p video capture
  • Both a FM transmitter and a FM radio
  • Integrated GPS with free Ovi Maps navigation
  • 5 colors in aluminum casing
  • Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches and 4.76 ounces

The Bigger Story Here

Ok great, so Nokia announces a new phone…what is the real news here?’a0 The real news is that there will be *another* great touch phone option out there.’a0 Yes the iPhone is a dominant force in the touch screen marketplace with Android quickly picking up at a good pace.’a0 However, other strongly performing handset makers such as Samsung and Nokia have now embraced touch at a level not seen before.

The N8 will feature a multi-touch capacitive touch screen.’a0 Combined with the new Symbian^3 OS, and now Nokia has a potential performer in the touch market to augment the N97, XpressMusic, and X6.

To me, today’s announcements, including the N8 unveiling and the BlackBerry 6.0 demo videos (available for viewing below), show that touch has finally arrived to the broader phone market.’a0 Hooray!