Nokia N82 Finally ships to India

Nokia Nseries, the multimedia sub brand of Nokia has launched the latest and much awaited Nokia N82 in the Indian market. The new Nokia N82 is a multimedia mobile phone optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity. The Nokia N82 is designed to offer photography enthusiasts an enhanced camera experience.

“In addition to the high-end camera, the Nokia N82 also enables users to navigate and discover new places, enjoy their music, browse the web, play games, chat online and be part of the global web 2.0 community wherever they go. Thanks to the wireless broadband connectivity, convergence and its increased performance, the Nokia N82 is all people need in their pocket!” said Vineet Taneja, Business Director, Multimedia, Nokia India.

The Nokia N82 Candy Bar phone features A-GPS with pre-installed Nokia Maps. The standard sales kit of Nokia N82 comes with a free voice guided navigation trial for 3 months; however the users can purchase additional features, such as city guides and longer navigation subscription. It’s also equipped with a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with a Xenon flash, and Carl Zeiss optics. There’s also a second VGA camera in front for video calling. The N82 comes with a 2GB microSD card in addition to having 100 MB of internal memory. With regards to connectivity the N82 features Wi-Fi, EDGE 3G with HSDPA, Bluetooth with A2DP and microUSB for PC connectivity.
What makes the N82 stand out is the fact that it incorporates iPhone-like gyroscopic screen rotation. What that means is, if the device is flipped the screen automatically moves to landscape mode. It also comes with an integrated stereo FM radio, an MP3 player of course and a TV out. If necessary one can also use their own set of earphones or headphones as it incorporates a 3.5mm earphone socket.

The Nokia N82 is finally available in the Indian market and is priced at Rs. 28,379.

Source: Tech2

Nokia N81

Nokia has unveiled the Nokia N81 multimedia computer, with expected availability in the fourth quarter this year. It’s likely that the N81 will ship in certain European and Asian markets first — possibly in October.

There will be two versions of the Nokia N81: an 8GB model and one with a microSD expansion slot that can accept cards up to 4GB. Both N81s are built for music and gaming with a 3.5mm headphone jack and dedicated game keys (when held in landscape position). The Symbian S60 device will also work with Nokia’s newly launched Ovi Internet brand, where you can download songs from the Nokia Music Store and games from the N-Gage service. Music fiends should also be pleased that the N81 includes A2DP support for stereo Bluetooth, an FM tuner, side-mounted dual stereo speakers, and support for a number of file formats, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, and M4A. As part of the Nokia Nseries of multimedia computers, the N81 also has RealPlayer onboard for full-screen video playback and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.

The Nokia N81 ain’t all about having a good time though. It’s still, first and foremost, a phone with quad-band world roaming and integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). The Symbian smart phone also includes email support (Push, SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), Nokia Mobile search and Nokia Maps.

From a design standpoint, the N81 is gorgeous. We had a painfully brief hands-on time with the device and the slider design is sleek and smooth. The 2.4-inch, 16 million-colour QVGA screen is beautifully sharp and bright, and the alphanumeric keypad spacious. We listened to some tunes over the phone’s speakers — lots of volume but we were still wanting a bit more richness and bass.

Obviously, battery life will be a concern with such a feature-filled phone. Nokia couldn’t give us MP3 playback battery numbers, but the N81 is rated for four hours of talk time (GSM) and up to 16 days of standby time.

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMax Edition outed

From CNET: Well, well, what do we have here? Engadget Mobile (via Internet Tablet Talk) caught wind of a WiMax-enabled Nokia N810 Internet Tablet after it was posted on Nokia Europe’s Web site. Unfortunately, the link to the product page isn’t working at the moment, but you can pretty much figure out that it’s like the Nokia N810 we reviewed earlier this year but with WiMax support. Rumor has it that we’ll see the debut of this device at CTIA 2008, so check back next week when our show coverage begins to see if this puppy shows its pretty face in Las Vegas.