Revealed in Singapore is the Nokia N8 running the new Symbian^3 OS which will be discussed in this page exclusive.
Nokia N8 specs
3.5 inches AMOLED screen @ 360×640 pixels
16 GB storage
up to 32GB via microsSD
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
HSDPA 10.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
12MP autofocus camera w/ Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash
Symbian ^3 OS
ARM 11 680MHz processor
3D Graphics HW accelerator
FM Radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1200mAh Li-Po battery
Perfect in its AMOLED screen which displays crisp and bright image, it is also fitted with unibody aluminum design which is pretty solid and tough.
N8’s homescreen is customizable and has 3 panels, but unlike the Android, can slide between homescreens both on portrait and landscape mode. Expect this new Nokia handset in the third quarter of this year which likely costs around 25k.
Truly momentous for Nokia as they revealed the first ever “dual-SIM” named as C2.
Sibling of C1, C2 is more upgrade than the first in terms of SIM functionality, C2 allows user to use both SIM simultaneously; meaning calls and text messages can be received to either number while the phone is on.
The SIM 1 is placed underneath the battery while the SIM 2 is hot-swappable, meaning SIM card 2 can be replaced while the phone is operating.
C2 is a wallet-friendly handset costing at around Php2,500 enough to have more features to enjoy for. It has FM radio and music player which can store up to 32gb micro SD cards for spacious music storage.
C2 units will also feature Nokia Ovi Life’s Tool covering information on healthcare, agriculture, education and entertainment.
For contacts-preferred individuals, it can store up to 1,000 entries in the phonebook. Not only that, it has a battery life span of about 16.5 days, standby mode.
Other features to include are VGA camera, Bluetooth and GPRS.
Available in grey, black, magenta, dark blue and white, it will be out to market this Q4 of the year.
Nokia unleashed their first ever phone with double sim feature branded as C1. Primary to the C-series, C1 is very basic yet the cheapest.
The Nokia C1 has 3 sub-models (C1-00, C1-01 and C1-02).
Nokia C1-00, being the cheapest among the three is affordable at 1,700 pesos before taxes. The device carries text and call capability plus some handy features such as flashlight and FM radio with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
Tagged as “double sim”, it carries two sim but they work independent of one another. You can switch between SIM cards reducing call rates when traveling from one country to another or being able to share a phone within a family and still use their own SIM card.
The Nokia C1 (C1-00) has a room for 500 phonebook entries and 250 text messages. Boasting its battery capability, it can run for up to six weeks on a standby mode, the longest record for Nokia phone.
It is available in variety of colors, blue, red, light grey and green, measuring 15mm and weighing 73g with the battery and sports a full color screen.
Both Nokia C1-01 and C1-02 differ only in slight variations.
Nokia C1-01 includes built-in VGA camera while Nokia C1-02 possesses features like Ovi Mail, Chat Bluetooth, MicroSD, and music.
Handsets will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2010.
Nokia is serious with its push to be make Ovi Maps and their GPS-enabled handsets to be the center-piece of our private cars. This is why they will start shipping selected units of their mobile phones with a free car charger and holder.
That’s on top of Ovi Maps pre-installed on every new handset they roll out the door.
In a short presentation by Nokia reps this afternoon, the handset manufacturer revealed that new units of their Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini will all come with a car kit (charger and cradle — about Php1,500 in value).
Other units like the Nokia X6, Nokia E72, Nokia E52, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia 5230 will also come with a holder you can hook up inside your car. Their prices will all remain the same.
You should be able to get these additional accessories when you buy a new unit starting next week (just look for a newer and bigger packaging). The Nokia N97 is now selling at Php24,200, the N97 Mini at Php21,00, the Nokia X6 at Php18,000, the 5800XM at Php12,850 and the Nokia 5230 at Php7,900.
The Nokia E5 is another full-qwerty smartphone that could easily be an upgrade to the E72 model. It’s got 3G/HSDPA 10.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g. Bluetooth 2.0, a 5MP fixed-focus camera, stereo FM tuner, and GPS running Symbian OS v9.3, Series 60 release 3.2.
The Nokia E5 is priced around $245 (Php11,00) when it becomes available in the Philippines.
The Nokia C6 is a 3.2-inch touchscreen phone with a full qwerty slide-out keyboard and 3G/HDSP 7.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, 5MP AF camera, and GPS running Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 release 5. This one looks like a cross between the 5800XM and the E75.
Expected retail price is Php13,500 when it reaches the Philippines.