Earlier we gave you the first of three posts with answers to your unanswered questions from the N8 launch. So without further ado, here’s part two!
Tobypaw: Will it be possible to attach a USB-Stick to the N8?
Nokia: With the Nokia N8, you can move large files conveniently with USB on-the-go to memory stick or compatible hard drive and further to PC, ready to upload into video sharing web services.
If the hard drive needs more than 200mAh power, it needs to have an external power supply.
Thaijoni: Will the N8 be totally lag free?
Nokia: Performance is one of our design drivers and Symbian^3 with neat hardware engine is a key contributor to that.
Sheridan01: Is the N8 upgradeable to Symbian 4?
Nokia: We have not announced any such plans.
smashpOp: What’s the lowest aperture on N8 camera?
Nokia: It is fixed at f/2.8. Instead of using the variable aperture from the Nokia N86 we used this space for increasing the size of the optics to improve both video and still images. The new sensor is more sensitive than that used in the Nokia N86 – so even though the aperture is smaller in the Nokia N8, it’s low light ability without flash will be equal to or better in the final product.
Of course, the Xenon flash provides superior images in the case of ‘flash’ shots. There is an ND filter which is used in bright light to prevent any overexposure. Also, we retained the mechanical shutter to prevent motion distortion effects in still images.
Aditya Singhvi: Just wanted to know if the N8 employs a mono speaker or stereo?
Nokia: There is a boosted D-class mono speaker for hands free. It means there’s a better audio quality and volume even with a single speaker.
Endri: Is the screen the same as on the X6?
Nokia: No. The Nokia N8 has a bright 3.5″ AMOLED screen with 16M colours. The resolution is 640×360. The Nokia N8 has a capacitive touch display that brings gestures such as pinch-to-zoom to applications like Photos and Browser.
byePhone: Do you think the N8 would be better served by an OS dedicated to only the N8?
Nokia: The Nokia N8 is the first product with Symbian^3, which offers great improvements in simplification and UX. Creativity will take a leap also thanks to the new QT application development environment. This means developers are getting new tools to bring their innovation on top of Symbian^3 and many other platforms.
Atul: Have you compared the features of N8 with other phones?
Nokia: We believe it is a great device for people who want to create amazing content, connect to their favourite social networks and be entertained with the latest Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps.
The Nokia N8 offers excellent imaging capabilities. In addition to a 12MP Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash and a large sensor, the Nokia N8 introduces the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite.
Atul: Is it password protected when trying to unlock it ?
Nokia: You can set-up device lock password to protect the device.
Brentrobinson: Is this actually a pentaband handset? Or will there be country specific band variants?
Nokia: Yes, Nokia N8 is a pentaband WCDMA device, 850/900/1700/1900/2100.
Atul: Does it come with stereo headphones with dolby effect ?
Fihu: As a camera centric phone, will N8 offer some “artsy” filters or picture post-processing beyond contrast/luminance/sharpness or cliparts?
Nokia: There is a new editing application which provides far greater control than before.
Norman: How about the focus during video capture? Is it initial focus or does it focus continuously?
Nokia: We use a new Active hyper focal distance system for video. This provides highly detailed videos from around 60cm to infinity. We chose this system because the Nokia N8 offers excellent imaging capabilities. In addition to a 12MP Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash and a large sensor, the Nokia N8 introduces the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite.
A final post with answers to the rest of your questions from the N8 launch is on the way!