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Nokia N8 Available For Preorder On T-Mobile UK

Nokia's flagship smartphone, the N8, has been spotted on T-Mobile UK with a placeholder page and a registration form for those looking to get an early start.

Vodafone was the other UK mobile phone operator to have listed the N8 as a soon to come model nearly two months ago now but we've yet to see it in flesh.

The phone is likely to run on Symbian^3 rather than on Meego (as some have posited), a 12-megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, an accelerometer, HDMI, Wi-Fi, a proximity sensor and the ability to record 720p HD video.

Oddly enough, we've heard that it will be powered by a last generation ARM v6 (AKA ARM11) processor running at 680MHz, which would be strange given that the N900, which was launched last year, ran on an ARM Cortex A8 (ARM v7-based).

We expect that other mobile operators will soon start taking preorders on the handset and that it will be available from £35 per month on a two year contract, which would put it on the same level as the iPhone 3GS and around £10 more than the HTC Desire.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.