Posted by Mike Evans in Coming Soon on February 11, 2010

Bring on the rumours! Nokia are thought to be bringing a new high-def video phone to MWC 2010 in the form of the Nokia N8-00. The N8-00 is rumoured to have a tonne of mouth-watering features together with a brand new Symbian OS.

I’ll get to the features in a minute, but first onto Symbian. For the past year or so, excitement has gathered around Google’s Android, which has left Windows Mobile and especially Nokia’s Symbian trailing in its wake.

This caused Nokia to look hard at Symbian, and ultimately ditch the second generation of the Symbian platform (which was called Symbian^2), jumping straight to the third generation (Symbian^3) instead.

The Nokia N8 will feature that third generation. Multi-touch gestures, beatiful user interface, capacitive screens – everything we’ve been waiting for from Nokia since Apple first threw down the iPhone gauntlet in 2007.

As if that wasn’t tasty enough, there’s the small matter of the features of the Nokia N8-00…

Nokia N8-00 Features

How does this little lot sound:

  • 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen
  • 12 megapixel camera
  • 720p video recording at 30 frames per second
  • Video on Demand through the Ovi Store
  • HDMI Output for viewing HD videos on your HDTV

Symbian^3 mobile OS

OK, so it sounds pretty much like the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. And as we all know, it’s not the features that sell a phone these days, it’s the user interface. With a brand new OS and user interface, coupled with these great features, the N8 stands a real chance of seeing Nokia back on the top of its game again.

Here’s hoping!

We should know more on Monday when Nokia start talking to the press about their plans for 2010. Hopefully we’ll see the N8-00 on display as well, but probably not at MWC 2010 itself – Nokia’s back-end networks division will be displaying at the event in Barcelona, but oddly its handset division won’t be (boo!)

[Source: Engadget]