Nokia's new flagship handset, the N8, is set to finally touch ground on the 26th of August if the listing on two online mobile phone retailers are to be believed.
Mobilefun and Play have the handset on preorder SIM Free for £420 in black with the later aiming to deliver the N8 on the 31st of August. The device is listed as coming soon on Vodafone where you can also register to get more details.
The N8 would cost significantly more than the HTC Desire but less than the iPhone 4G 16GB and the same as the Samsung Galaxy S. The Nokia smartphone differs from a number of its competitors by incorporating 16GB of memory by default.
The rest of the configuration is not half bad as well. There's a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 12-megapixel camera (the highest on the market), HD Video recording and is based on the Symbian^3 OS.
For some weird reason, Nokia choose to stick with an ARM11 processor running at 680MHz, a notch below the Cortex A8 that equip the likes of the HTC Desire.
Interestingly, Nokia World will happen in London on the 14th and 15th of September and one can bet that the svelte and sleek Nokia N8 will be one of the highlights.
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