Nokia has take the wraps off the N82, a 5-megapixel camera-equipped smartphone with built in GPS receiver and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Nokia N82 is a 3G-enabled Symbian S60 smartphone that, on top of its extensive camera and satellite navigation facilities, is also geared up for sophisticated gaming with Nokia’s new N-Gage mobile gaming platform and high-speed music downloads from the newly launched Nokia Music Store.
The N82 is a candybar design, with a large 2.4inch LCD QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT color display with up to 16.7 million colours. Its high-end cameraphone features include a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar optics and Xenon flash, and MPEG-4 VGA quality video capture at 30 frames per second. Users can also use supplied leads to connect to a TV for playback.
The N82 comes loaded with Nokia Maps software, and is supplied with trial voice-navigation software in the box. Users can purchase additional guides and subscriptions to the full Nokia service. The onboard A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) hardware can be used with other third-party Sat Nav software packages too.
3G video calling is catered for, and as it’s enabled with HSDPA, N82 users can surf the internet, download email, video and audio content at up to 3.6Mbps on suitably equipped 3G networks. A blogging facility enables users to upload images and video with one click. Wi-Fi can be used too for higher speed data connections.
The Nokia N82 comes with up to 100MB of internal user memory, plus MicroSD card expansion; Nokia supplies a 2GB MicroSD Card in-box. The N82 has a full complement of music plater features too, supporting multiple file formats (MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC /WMA/M4A), and coming with a stereo FM radio and stereo Bluetooth onboard. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack allows users to swap the supplied stereo ‘phones for higher quality cans.
The Nokia N82 uses a new version of Nokia’s Nseries multimedia menu system, with a user-friendly content driven 3D multimedia menu, which also uses a orientation sensor that adjusts the display automatically between landscape and portrait mode, depending how the user is holding the phone.
The N82 is available immediately in some markets, priced at around €450 (£300) SIM-free and without taxes.