Nokia M8

Yesterday, we divulged a few specs of Nokia’s upcoming M8 smartphone, but now we have the official press release to give you all the juicy details. One of the 3.5-inch touchscreen device’s biggest features is a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash, and a sensor that rivals those on standalone cameras. 16GB storage is included in the device, with more coming from a microSD slot.

With that camera, you’ll be able to shoot 72op video that can be edited directly on the device, utilizing the new Symbian 3 OS. Symbian 3 also supports multitasking, pinch to zoom, widgets, and flick scrolling. That same HD playback can be outputted to an HDTV through HDMI, along with Web TV content from services like CNN and National Geographic.

Additional apps can be downloaded from the Ovi Store, including the free Ovi Maps. To that end, Nokia’s created a special software development suite called Qt to easily get third-party apps on all Symbian devices. In addition, social networking on sites like Facebook and Twitter is integrated within the N8′s home screen. The device will be available in five different colors.

The M8 will be available in the third quarter of 2010 for around $489 US.

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Chris Gullo