Nokia’s flagship smartphone has been finally launched. Called the N8, the mobile phone has almost everything it requires to compete with the iPhone and Android. But the question, can it really compete? The device is using the new Symbian^3, the latest version of the world’s most popular smartphone OS. It features a capacitive screen with multi-touch, multiple home screens, widgets, true multi-tasking, 3.5 inch OLED screen, video playback/recording in 720p (HD), 16GB internal memory, FM radio/transmitter, GPS, HDMI and even a 3.5 mm AV connector.
So it is feature packed. In fact the specs are better than most Android phones out there. But is it really enough to take on the two behemoths? Symbian being the oldest smartphone platform clearly shows its age. May be it will not matter much, especially with multi-touch and the widgets. Then again, may be it will. I guess only time will tell.