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October 19, 2010

5 cool things the Nokia N8 can do that you probably didn’t know about

Google the Nokia N8 and you’ll get over nine million results. While there are some incredibly detailed reviews out there, we’d like to think the latest Nseries device still has a few surprises up its brushed aluminum sleeve. Don’t believe us? Then check out these five fantastic features that we’re willing to wager you probably didn’t know about.

Five band radio

The Nokia N8 has a five-band WCDMA radio, which means it not only supports quadband GSM/EDGE but also 3G networks on the 850/900/1700/1900/2100 bands. What this chipset means in practice is that you can happily travel between Europe and North America without ever having to worry about networks.

In car entertainment

Ever head banged in frustration because your car gives you no way to play music except through the radio and with audio CDs? Then you’ll be singing with happiness to hear that the new Nokia N8 has a board FM Transmitter, which allows you to broadcast your tunes through your car radio. Now that rocks!

TV Times

You probably do know that you can connect a HDMI cable to a Nokia N8 to watch your films or real movies on a HDTV. But did you know that you can also use the traditional 3.5mm headset jack and the Nokia three colour A/V cable? So, even if you don’t have a HDMI port on your TV, you’re still able to make the most of the compact cinema in your pocket.

Call recording

Any of you who have a memory like a sieve will be pleased to hear that the Nokia N8 has a built in voice recorder, which means you can easily record a phone call. Simply start the recorder once you’re in a call and you get a high quality recording of both sides of the conversation.

Plug and Touch

Okay, this is still in development stage, but it’s simply too cool to ignore. Nokia Plug and Touch is a gesture-based technology, which can transform any screen into a giant touch screen. Just connect your Nokia N8 to a HDTV via the HDMI output and your gestures are recognized by the Nokia N8′s camera.

Although this is currently a prototype, it’s great to see how the Nokia N8 is in touch with the future. If you’ve discovered any other cool features you think should get more publicity, please let us know.