Nokia has not had the greatest last couple of years. Their smart phones have consistently failed in a market dominated by companies such as Apple and HTC and their sales have taken a hit because of this. Remarkably though, the Finnish electronics firm are still the world’s biggest selling mobile phone company and outsold their nearest rivals Samsung in the last half of 2010 by 10% of the world market share. This is frightening stuff for Nokia’s rivals as it just means that the company has more time to create the ultimate smart phone as their entry level phones continue to sell in the millions.
This will not last forever though and Nokia has put in place plans for a change in their reputation when it comes to smart phones and the first sign that this plan is being put into place was the release last year of Nokia’s latest high end smart phone the Nokia N8.
Nokia has put a lot of faith in the N8 – and rightly too. The phone, which is by no means perfect, does have plenty going for it, not least the remarkable camera that, coming in at a frankly remarkable 12 megapixels and boasting plenty of great and simple editing software, is as good as any other camera phone and better than many basic digital cameras. This should attract many people to the phone as it makes sense in today’s world to fit as much onto one device as possible.
If you are only interested in using your camera to take a few quick snaps and do not see yourself as anything more as a beginner when it comes to photography then you will not need a Nokia N8 AND a digital camera, the phone will more than suffice.
The camera is by no means the only thing that impresses on the N8. The new version of Symbian boasts a far superior web browser than the ones we’ve seen in the past and the OS as a whole has been worked on. Overall the phone will not set the world alight but it really is a step in the right direction from Nokia.
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