New Nokia N82 optimized for navigation, photography and internet connectivity
By Darren Quick
November 15, 2007
November 16, 2007 Nokia has announced another addition to it’s Nseries range of “multimedia computers” with the successor to the N95, the Nokia N82. Optimized for navigation, photography and internet connectivity featuring A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N82 also incorporates all the multimedia computer features common to Nokia Nseries within a candy-bar design.
The 5-megapixel (2592 x 1944) camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, delivers vivid photographs, even in low-light conditions. Fast camera activation, autofocus with a dedicated autofocus assist lamp, fast reloading between shots and DVD-like quality video capture add to its credentials as a viable alternative to a stand alone digital camera. Up to 900 high-resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of video can be stored on the on the device thanks to the 2GB microSD card included in the standard Nokia N82 sales package.
Access to more than 15 million points of interest using the A-GPS and pre-installed Nokia Maps allows users to locate and navigate to interesting sights, bars or restaurants, whether they be in another country or just around the corner. The N82 can also send map excerpts and routes by MMS or save map screen shots to the gallery. All Nokia N82 standard sales packages come with a free voice guided navigation trial. Additional features, such as city guides and longer subscription to the navigation can also be purchased.
Sharing is facilitated by Wi-Fi connectivity and one-click upload to online communities and multimedia slideshows, complete with music and effects, can be displayed on the unit’s 2.4 inch LCD QVGA (240 x 320) TFT display or through direct connection to a compatible TV via TV-out or wireless LAN/UPnP. Running S60 software on Symbian OS the Nokia N82 comes with the new content driven 3D multimedia menu and includes an orientation sensor that rotates the user interface automatically between horizontal and portrait mode. In terms of entertainment, the Nokia N82 supports the Ovi family of Nokia Internet services, including Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games (which is expected to go live later this year).
Although Nokia described the N95 as the “predecessor” to the N82, it is unclear whether Nokia has plans for the N95 to be phased out. With a talk time of up to 190 minutes for WCDMA or 260 minutes for GSM, the Nokia N82 is available now in selected European markets for around 450 euros. Nokia hasn’t yet revealed if or when the N82 will ship in the US.
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