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Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Of all the mobile device companies out there today, you could make a strong argument for calling Nokia the most misunderstood. Fresh to the table this morning comes the Nokia N8 - capably specified and distinctively "of" the company - a device that on the face of it should slot somewhere in among the Droid Incredible, iPhone and Nexus One for lustworthiness. While the company press machine will happily tell you that more than 1.2bn people, worldwide, use Nokia devices every day - and Nokia enthusiasts can legitimately rival Apple fans for their rabid levels of devotion - there's already a sense among many that the N8 is just the latest flawed icing on a misguided corporate cake. Where is Nokia going wrong?

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Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia have officially announced the N8 smartphone, the handset we saw prematurely reviewed (and somewhat panned) yesterday, and the first from the company to pack a 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, HDMI connectivity and Symbian^3 OS.  As we've heard before, there's a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 capacitive touchscreen, GPS and 16GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot.

Video demos after the cut

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Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Follow this link and you'll get to lots and lots of text, but before you close the tab and move on to shinier, prettier things, check out exactly what that text is seemingly referring to.  The document, hosted on Nokia's site, is apparently an XML file for the Nokia N8, the high-end smartphone tipped to arrive sometime this year.  According to the document - which refers to the N8 by its presumed prototype name, the N8-00, the handset will have an nHD display and run Symbian^3.

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