One of the things that will be completely different on the N8 will be its inbuilt email client, which comes with support for Nokia Messaging, Mail for Exchange and Lotus Notes Traveler. There’s also HTML viewing of email by default, pinch to zoom inside the email, quick switching between upto 10 accounts and a bunch of other neat changes.
So if you were wondering what sort of email experience awaits you on the Nokia N8, wait no more.
One of the things that I have wanted Nokia Messaging to improve on has been the speed of the client, the loading times are masked by the transitions in some of the older devices and with the N8 I wanted everything to be blazing fast. The does show a marked improvement, but I will pass final judgement once I have the N8 with me.
In the limited time at the Nokia N8 preview in Delhi, one of the things I wanted to do with the N8 was shoot a hands on video documenting my experience playing with the device for the first time. The idea behind this was to give you an idea of how the device will feel to you when you get it.
But to make things even better and add a whole lot of perspective I and ‘teh’ Clinton Jeff from ZOMGitscj teamed up to not only bring you our initial reactions but also chit chat along the way. The video was incredible fun to shoot and we shot over 25 minutes without realizing it and had to virtually asked to stop. Today I give you part one of our joint hands on.
We promised you an awesome N8 gallery and it is now time to deliver. Here is the Nokia N8 captured from every conceivable angle in all its different colours. There are also comparison shots with its predecessor in spirit the Nokia N82 and the current Nokia flagship, the N900.
To make the mix even more interesting we also threw in the Samsung Galaxy S, one of the most powerful Android devices. Before looking at each of the N8’s colours, I was sure I wanted silver but after laying my eyes on the brushed black, I am sold on it. The devices look really premium in real life and are a pleasure to hold.
Without further adieu, here is our Nokia N8 Gallery.
So what do you think, which colour are you getting?
At the Delhi preview of the Nokia N8, I got hold of a Nokia N8 in what will be its retail packaging and did what everyone is dying to do, unbox it. The contents of the box will vary from region to region with Asia most likely to get a stylus as well. The device will come with a HDMI converter and a microUSB to USB jack for USB on-the-go functionality around the world in addition to the usual Nokia accessories like the charger, headphones and so on.
So without further adieu, here are one of the first unboxing pictures of the Nokia N8 in the world, specially for the readers of The Handheld Blog. Click on the image to enlarge.
As you can see, the box itself is pretty thin and there is minimal use of colours to keep with Nokia’s aim of staying green. Coming soon is our awesome Nokia N8 gallery and to wet your appetite, here is a small teaser.
Nokia India has very kindly invited me to an exclusive preview of the Nokia N8, a device I have been wanting to get my hands on for a very long time. To say that I am excited is an understatement, for the the simple reason that the N8 brings functionality that I have wanted to ages. USB on-the-go and support for a bluetooth mouse in addition to all the other awesome functionality such as HD video capture, 12 MP stills, capacitive multitouch OLED display and I could go on.
So I will be going to New Delhi, come Friday to put the N8 through its paces and go over it with a fine tooth comb. If you have anything questions, or things I must check out, do let me know and I will be sure to get you answers.
Fortunately, by this time the N8 firmware should have also reached a certain level of maturity and we will get a good idea of what thinks will be like when it launches in late September.