While this is still in its infancy, being in the conceptual design stage, after viewing the video I must say I am totally impressed. Nokia has come up with something unique and innovative.
But this is because Apple and Google did them in. If both these juggernauts did not implement the iOS and Android mobile operating systems, we would still be stuck with boring and redundant phones by the Finnish maker.
With this in mind, I think Microsoft may have a heavy hand in this considering the innovation they just created with the Kinect. The concept phone is a whole touchscreen that covers the entire surface of the device.
They call this the Nokia Gem. It changes its appearance depending upon on the function chosen by the user. As you can see in the video, all spaces are occupied. That is what I call maximized! There are even virtual buttons on the sides of the concept phone.
This phone shows a lot of promise and I am very excited and looking forward when this will be manufactured and sold to the market for us consumers to enjoy.
Symbian, the operating system that powers Nokia phones is finally making use of that deal with Microsoft and will fully promote Windows Phone 7, dropping their carrier operating system in the US and Canada.
I guess Asia and the rest of the world will follow suite.
It is no secret that Nokia is struggling. Having been king of the mobile area for many years, they did not innovate on the Symbian operating system that much, hence their downfall. There were not that much games either unlike Android and iOS.
Apps are what makes a phone more desirable plus Nokia’s physical phone designs are so redundant. The only positive thing I like with regards to any of their phones is its user friendliness. Other than that, no other features really attracted me.
Using Windows Phone 7 though, this should be interesting if they can climb up with the rest of the competition.
I have always admired Nokia phones since I started owning a mobile phone. Why? The best feature that I always loved with their phones is its user friendly interface. No need for manuals to learn how to use it. While phones have evolved in so many ways, the Nokia N8’s user friendly interface is kept intact and is still powered by the Symbian operating system.
New models always come with better features. Its 12 mega pixel camera has to be one of its very attractive features considering it also has Carl Zeiss optics. The screen on the Nokia N8 is a massive 3.5 inches with a 16:9 resolution or more commonly known as High Definition. With super attractive 16.7 million color display, ambient light detector and proximity sensor, the phone ensures your screen will project display at its best and saves power where possible.
It also features a satellite navigation so you will never get lost wherever you are. Simply enter into Ove Maps and input where you want to go and the device will do the rest guiding you: where by car or by foot! The phone also features Wi-Fi positioning, a compass and accelerometer which automatically displays the map in either landscape or portrait mode depending on how you are holding the device. Your network provider can charge you for any maps that you upload to your Nokia N8. I suggest you take advantage of Nokia’s maps loader application to upload maps for free.
The Nokia N8 also takes advantage of the popularity of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) by allowing you to view photos and video on other devices like television and projectors in high-definition digital 720 pixel resolution.