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.
nHD refers the 360 x 640 resolution, and the panel is seemingly capable of 16m colors. We’ve previously heard that the N8 will use a capacitive touchscreen rather than a resistive one, though there’s no mention of that in the XML file. What we do get is confirmation of connectivity, including GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA and WiFi/Bluetooth.
There are plenty of empty gaps and unconfirmed rumors, but at least it seems pretty safe to say that an Nokia N8 is in the pipeline. Whether it will have the 12-megapixel camera, multitouch-capable 3.5-inch display and HDMI output rumored we’ll have to wait and see.