The Nokia N8 has proven to be a very popular smartphone since its recent release. It boasts a number of impressive key features, namely a 12 megapixel camera, 3.5 inch touchscreen and super fast internet browsing. It has now been released in a striking orange colour variant, adding further aesthetic appeal to this comprehensively functional smartphone.

The Nokia N8 Orange measures 113.5x 59.1x 12.9mm, so is similar in dimensions to many other smartphones. It is relatively lightweight at 135 grams but feels sturdy in your hand. The phone comes with a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which offers a highly responsive means of navigating the Symbian 3 user interface, and also offers fantastic display quality of on screen imagery thanks to the ability to display up to 16 million colours within a pixel configuration of 360x 640. Multi-touch input is supported and the screen also boasts proximity and accelerometer sensors as standard. The screen itself is manufactured from scratch-resistant gorilla glass which protects it from everyday wear and tear.

The Nokia N8 Orange can easily double up as a portable music player thanks to a generous 16 GB of internal storage which is provided alongside 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. Numerous music and video file formats are supported by the internal media player, so users can keep their entire digital music collection on the phone. Should further storage be required, an additional 32 GB of storage can be achieved by utilising the integrated microSD slot by installing an appropriate memory card.

Class 33 versions of GPRS and EDGE keep the Nokia N8 Orange connected the appropriate cellular networks in all but the most isolated regions. In areas where 3G coverage is available an HSDPA connection provides super fast download speeds of up to 10.2 mega bytes per second providing a fast and reliable Internet connection. An enhanced connection can be achieved however thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity which allows users to take advantage of local wireless networks be they in public, domestic or commercial locations. Additionally, micro USB and Bluetooth connections are also included allowing users to connect the phone to compatible hardware devices.

The Nokia N8 Orange is one of the most advanced camera phones currently available. Boasting 12 mega pixels, the digital camera operates at a whopping pixel resolution of 4000x 3000 which results in fantastic quality still images. The lens is manufactured by Carl Zeiss, the highly regarded lens manufacturer which leaves no doubt about the cameras build quality. Autofocus, face detection and Xenon flash are all included as standard. As an additional means of image capture, high definition video footage can be captured in 720p quality at 25 frames per second.

The Symbian 3 operating system provides the powerful and customizable user interface. This works in conjunction with a 680 MHz processor which keeps the user interface fast and smooth and provides the power to run demanding applications.

The list of included features makes the Nokia N8 Orange one of the most versatile smartphones out there. Numerous social networking, multimedia and entertainment and even work productivity applications are included as standard along with the option to download additional ones from the Ovi Store.

The Nokia N8 Orange adds a refreshing twist to this popular smartphone and looks set to gain it many new admirers.

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