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iPhone 4G vs. Nokia N8: Release Date Seals Fate

During lasts months CTIA Wireless 2010 event we learned that the Nokia N8 would be revealed some time in April, well Nokia did not disappoint and officially announced the new handset today. The cell phone maker plans to launch the N8 in Q3, which is bad timing for a new phone – its round about the time that Apple will release the iPhone 4G.

Its either bad timing or Nokia has a very good reason, but could this decision have already sealed the fate for the N8? Do not get me wrong, the new Nokia does look like a nice phone – but it will need to be an awesome phone if it has any hope of doing well next to the rumored iPhone 4G.

We reported in a recent post that the new Nokia N8 would come with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and an awesome 12-megapixel camera complete with Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash. The handset offers 16GB of storage with a capacity to increase this via its microSD card slot.

Engadget reports that a number of markets will see the Nokia N8 released in Q3 2010 with a price tag of $494 (€370). Let us hope that Nokia is able to shift a huge number of units, it would be a shame if not.


  • Brad

    I don't think that Nokia is, or even should be, competing with the iPhone with this device. This device targets mothers who would love the idea of carrying a phone/digital camera, rather than both seperate.

    The truth is, I will be getting an iPhone this summer, but I am sure my wife would rather have the N8. The iPhone doesn't appeal to her, because it takes crappy pics. I think the tech review sites are missing the point of the N8. Nokia has designed a camera first, with a phone as an afterthought, and they can tap a whole new market with that.


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