Software update for Nokia N8 – firmware version 013.016

nokia-n8A new software update is available for Nokia N8, the firmware version 013.016.

This 013.016 software release brings performance and usability improvements as well as an enhanced social networking experience with more convenient picture and video sharing. Also, a new version of Quickoffice is available with a free editor’s license and a new version of Ovi Store. With the improved calendar, it is possible to respond to meeting requests and see the meeting location on the map.

To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update. Alternatively, this software release is available through the Nokia Ovi Suite.

Blast Blox, Gems XXL, Jigsaw Puzzle – Three free games for Nokia N8

Nokia N8 Puzzle GameA new lot of three puzzle games for Nokia N8 are now available for free download in Ovi Store. Sounds good, right?

For me, the puzzle game is the perfect game for boring moments, so I’ll present to you three of the most played games of this type.

First is named Blat Blox and has an interface similar to the Tetris game. The idea of Blast Blox is to steer the falling blocks into position and to fill the gaps in the stack below. But while doing this, you have the added bonus of three special blocks: the bomb, a flame and water. Using these special blocks, you must turn the standard bricks into wood by hitting them with the bomb, burn that wood with the flame and finally put the flame out with the water brick.

n8-puzzle-gameThe second puzzle game is Gems XXL. You need to match up at least three identical gems to win the points, before your new arrival of gems lands on the screen for more swapping about.

The list ends with the popular Jigsaw Puzzle. This game cut a photo into a thousand pieces and you’re tasked to put it all back together again. The game has several levels of difficulty.


Check out the camera comparison between Nokia N8 and Canon IXUS 130

N8 vs Canon IXUS 130After a few days ago when we showed you the video quality difference  between Nokia N8 and iPhone 4, today we prepared another great comparison between N8 and this time a camera, the Canon IXUS 130.

Yes, a camera vs N8. Are you curious who is the winner? You’ll find out in a few moments.

The Canon IXUS 130 features a 14 megapixels, while the N8 12 megapixels. For the next photos, the N8 is on 9 megapixels mode while the IXUS 130 on 10 megapixels.

Nokia N8 on the left and IXUS 130 on the right.


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Check out the difference of video quality between Nokia N8 and iPhone 4

Nokia N8 vs iPhone 4Before to hit up those two videos below, let’s compare a little the features between these two smartphones.

Well, Nokia N8 is the latest N-series phone with Symbian OS and features a 12 megapixels camera with Xenon Flash and Carl Zeiss optics capable to record HD video at 25 fps, while, the latest iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixels camera with LED flash, capable to record HD video 720p.

In the next videos you can see how iPhone 4 is more sharper in colors than Nokia N8, but N8 is more natural and has a better white balance. Also, if you compare that to a normal camera you’ll see the normal camera is closer to the N8 than the iPhone.

Watch these two videos and let us know what do you think!

You may also want to check out the benchmark battle between Windows Phone 7, Nexus One and iPhone 4.

[Via Engadget]

Nokia N8 will soon become available in UK: price and date revealed

Nokia N8 Pre-Order UKFinally Nokia N8 was officially announced in UK. The phone is already available for pre-order on Nokia UK’s website.

N8 is the first Symbian^3 device from the Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia. If you want to buy the Nokia N8 for free with a contract agreement, you must pay £35.00 ($54) per month. With SIM-free Nokia N8 is priced for £429.00 ($659).

Nokia N8 will become available starting October 1st in Carphone Warehouse, O2, Orange, Phones4u, T-Mobile Phone Shops Tesco, Three mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone stores. Vodafone will have the exclusive green version.

Some features of Nokia N8 include:

– 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (360 x 640 pixels)
– 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 680 MHz processor
– 12 megapixel camera
– Edit photos and videos on your N8
– Carl Zeiss optics for capturing great images
– Xenon flash for low-light conditions
– Watch Web TV wherever you are
– Three customisable home screens for your favourite widgets
– Record HD video
– HDMI connection for high-definition 720p resolution video output
– Dolby Digital Plus™ technology for great sound
– Free voice-guided navigation
– Up to 50 hours of music playback
– Download apps, games and videos from the Ovi Store
– Fully integrated social networking features
– Limited edition Orange version available
– Blue version available for delivery late October
– Unlocked phone, use on any network
– GPS with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0

Nokia N8 official launch on 30 September

Nokia N8The launch date of Nokia N8 is now official, after a Nokia executive told a Fininish newspaper that the advance orders of N8 will start on 30 September.

But before the official launch, the pre-orders will also start rolling a week earlier, on 23 September.

Nokia N8 is the latest N-series phone with Symbian OS and features a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, a 12 megapixels camera with Xenon Flash and Carl Zeiss optics, capable to record HD video at 25 fps. Nokia N8 has 16 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB, 3D Graphics, TV-Out, and Flash Lite v4.0.

Also, it features access to Nokia Ovi services and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

[Via Engadget]

Eco charge your Nokia N8 with a hamster (video)

Eco charge your Nokia N8 with a hamster (video)

Yes, is true, now you can watch your hamster running on the wheel and in the same time charge your phone.

This idea belongs to Peter Ash and was promoted on his GCSE coursework. But how this idea was born?

Well, all started in 2005 when his sister had a hamster named Elvis. She started to complain about how energetic Elvis was, she couldn’t sleep at night because he wouldn’t stop playing in his wheel. So, Peter thought to use that energy in a constructive way and created a “Hamster phone charger” using a turbine and a few gears. Now both Elvis and Peter are happy, but i don’t know what to say about Peter’s sister.

[Via Intomobile]

Samsung Galaxy S and Nokia N8 hits UK and Spain

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and Nokia N8Two smartphones, the Nokia N8 and Samsung Galaxy S, from two different mobile devices manufacturing will launch soon in two different countries, Spain and UK.

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S features Android v2.1 (Eclair), a 4.0 inch capactive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16M colors, 5 megapixels camera with 720p video recording, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM and 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. For connectivity, Galaxy S has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB. I9000 has a preinstalated document editor, Goole Maps, Gmail, Search, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa) and 1500 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

Nokia N8 is the first smartphone of Nokia with 12 megapixels camera. The dimensions are 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm and 135 g weight. It has a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution. Camera has autofocus, Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics. The hardware features a 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 680 Mhz processor and 3D Graphics HW accelerator. Preinstated software include a document viewer and Ovi Maps 3.0 for GPS navigation.

The price for N8 in UK is 505 euro and for Galaxy S is unknown for the moment. Both of them will start shipping soon.

Nokia N8 available now for pre-ordering in Italy

Nokia N8 Italy Pre-orderAfter the first 14 countries where Nokia N8 becomed available for pre-ordering, now is Italy’s turn.

The last N-Series phone with Symbian OS, Nokia N8, is a smartphone with 3.5 inch AMOLED display, and 12 megapixels camera, with Xenon Flash and Carl Zeiss optics, capable to record HD video at 25 fps. Nokia N8 features 16 GB internal storage, 3D Graphics, TV-Out, and Flash Lite v4.0.

In an older post we found out the price of N8 about €370, pre tax and pre carrier subsidy. Nokia N8 is available for pre-order in Italy from €469 (about $610) and will be available in September.


Nokia N8

Nokia N8

Nokia N8 Front

BASIC Announced 2010, June
  Released Exp. release 2010, July
  2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  3G Netork HSDPA 850/900/1700/2100/1900
SIZE Dimensions 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm
  Weight 135 g
DISPLAY Size 3.5 inch, 360 x 640 pixels
  Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 16M colors
  Accelerometer Yes
  Multitouch Yes
  Sensor Proximity
SOUND Vibration Yes
  Speakerphone Yes
  Audio Jack 3,5 mm
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
  Internal 16 GB storage; 256 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM
DATA GPRS Class 33
  EDGE Class 33
  3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2.0 Mbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; UPnP technology
  Bluetooth Yes, v.3.0 with A2DP
  Infrared No
  USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 12 megapixels, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash
  Secondary Yes, VGA
  Video Yes, 720p@25fps
OTHERS CPU ARM 11 680 MHz processor, 3D Graphics HW accelerator
  OS Symbian^3
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
  Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
  Games Yes
  Colors Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS; Ovi Maps 3.0
  Java Via third party application
    DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
    MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
    Video/photo editor
    TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
    Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
    Anodized aluminum casing
    Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    Digital Compass
    Flash Lite v4.0
BATTERY   Li-Ion 1200 mAh
  Stand-by 390 h (2G) / 400 h (3G)
  Talk time 12 h 30 min(2G) / 5 h 30 min (3G)
  Music play 50 h

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