Nokia today launched its latest and much anticipated smartphone, the Nokia N8, with Ovi services in India. Leading Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who had been living virtually on N8 for the last 48 hours, reappeared at the unveiling event with the device.
The first of a series of devices powered by Symbian^3, the latest edition of the world's most used smartphone software, the Nokia N8 intuitively connects people tothe places and services that matter most. It allows people to create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and content. The latest version of Ovi Store, available first on the Nokia N8, gives easy access to more apps. Keeping Indian consumers in mind, Nokia has introduced thousands of apps on the Ovi Store, optimized for the Nokia N8.
Speaking at the unveiling, D. Shiva kumar, Vice President and Managing Director, Nokia India said, "The consumer is in the centre of all that we do at Nokia and we are constantly innovating to enhance user experience and address user feedback. The N8, our latest smartphone, sets a new milestone for Nokia in growth and innovation with the new Symbian ^3 platform that delivers our best smartphone experience required by the ever demanding consumer today. It is the first in a new generation of Nokia devices; devices that are faster, more intuitive and fun to use.
With the N8 we are delivering a great user experience and also starting the journey of a great developer experience. People who buy the Nokia N8, besides getting a portable entertainment center, will get more than 250 new experiences and features from a faster more responsive UI to visual multitasking. On the other hand, developers can easily create custom applications and services on Symbian^3, using the Qt framework and offer them to the world's largest mobile user base of 175 million Symbian devices globally."
Priyanka Chopra, who disappeared for 48 hours, was living her life on the N8 virtually and was extremely thrilled about the device. "Technology is an indispensable part of my life and I am a completely certified gizmo geek - For the last 48 hours, I have lived my life on N8. N8 enabled me to interact constantly and communicate directly with my fans and well wishers. It is an entertainment powerhouse and is the perfect combination of looks and rock solid performance. To add to that, it is a sleek and stylish masterpiece from Nokia which is my most favorite and trusted brand", she said at the event.
The Nokia N8 is fast and easy touse and supports true multitasking, allowing users to run multiple apps simultaneously and switch between them easily. Dubbed the world's best camera phone, the Nokia N8 lets you take the highest quality photos in 12 megapixels and shoot HD-quality videos in supreme clarity with the 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. You can edit photos and videos on-screen and choose from multiple ways to share them; transfer large files to an external hard-drive with the new USB-on-the-go(which allows you to connect to any USB device through a simple cable) or upload photos to social networks.
Doubling as a portable entertainment center, people can enjoy HD quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging the device into their home theatre system. The Nokia N8 enables access to Web TV services that deliver programs, news and entertainment from international as well as Indian channels. Social networking is second nature to the Nokia N8. People can update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. All this is delivered in a robust aluminum body in five new vibrant colours with a real-glass 3.5" AMO LED display.
The Nokia N8 will be available across the country from October 13, 2010, starting with Nokia Priority Stores, at an MRP of Rs. 26,259/-. Consumers can also avail the Nokia N8 on an Easy EMI scheme, paying for the device in three equal monthly installments (EMI) at zero percent interest.* Nokia has already been offering consumers the opportunity to experience the Nokia N8 live at Nokia Priority outlets in key cities and towns across the country.
Nokia N8 Price in India: MRP of Rs. 26,259/-
Source: Nokia India