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iPhone 3GS Rival Alert : Nokia N8-00 Down To £199.95

It is mind-boggling that a smartphone like the Nokia N8 is now available for only £199.95, some way below the iPhone 3GS which costs £319.

Carphone Warehouse has dropped the price of the Nokia Symbian^3 handset to a record low and offers it as a SIM free, unbranded model.

The N8-00 has arguably one of the best cameras on the market, an unrivalled 12-megapixel model with Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash.

It can record HD video that can either be viewed on its 3.5-inch 640x360 pixel OLED touchscreen (covered with a Gorilla Corning glass) or via an HDMI port, on a bigger television.

Sadly, the rest of the configuration is underwhelming; there's an ARM11 Broadcom BCM2727 system on chip clocked at 680MHz, 256MB RAM and a 1200mAh battery.

Other notable features include 16GB onboard storage, a secondary front facing camera and a microSD card reader.

The phone was announced back in April 2010 but was only released in October 2010. It initially started life at £400 but rapidly saw its price tumble down.

The Nokia 803 is rumoured to be the Sucessor of the N8, and the Symbian Belle ROM has already been leaked on the web.

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