Nokia continue to drip out new information about the Nokia N8‘s abilities, and after the impressive photo and video editing demonstration earlier it’s now the turn of multimedia playback to briefly hog the spotlight. According to Blog-N8.fr, a French Nokia representative confirmed that the N8 would be able to natively play DivX encoded videos, along with the H.264, MPEG4 and other formats mentioned at the handset’s official launch.
The site apparently saw a demo of Avatar playing smoothly on the N8 in DivX format, while 720p HD content was played back – separately - via the handset’s HDMI port. So far Nokia have made no mention of native DivX compatibility, though it’s certainly not something we’d sniff at. We’re waiting on confirmation from Nokia themselves as to whether this is accurate or a mistake, and will update accordingly.
[via SymbianWorld - Thanks Rita!]