Video: Nokia N8 hands-on and first thoughts

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Steve and I were in London yesterday to get our first full hands-on with the Nokia N8, the company's first Symbian^3 phone. We'll be bringing you a range of coverage, including our detailed first impressions and some extra analysis, but to kick things off we have a 'first-look' hands-on video. The video offers a quick look through many of the key applications, demonstrating the single tap interaction model and other Symbian^3 UX changes. It is also an opportunity to get a feel for the responsiveness and performance of the device, although it is important to note that the N8 is still running pre-production software.

Hands-on with the Nokia N8

This video is also available in HD resolution.

What's in the video:

[0:00] Introduction and tour around the N8's external hardware
[1:30] Homescreen and multi-tasking
[1:40] Photos application and demo of multi-touch pinch to zoom
[2:21] Photos application and demo of long tap for context sensitive command menu
[2:45] Ovi Maps application
[3:19] Music player application and demo of cover-flow like album art visualisation
[4:00] Camera application
[4:29] Homescreen multi-page and customisation demo
[4:50] Nokia Messaging and demo of HTML email and multi-touch zoom
[5:29] WebTV
[6:10] Video player (Tron trailer)
[6:59] Other applications 
[7:30] Concluding thoughts

See also

Nokia N8 - hardware hands-on first look

Nokia N8 video overview examined in detail: part 1part 2 and part 3

Nokia N8 - content creation and consumption on Symbian^3

The Nokia N8: Imaging champion with a five year legacy

The making of the Nokia N8's camera

The Nokia N8 seen through YouTube videos

What does the internet think of the Nokia N8?

Nokia N8 image and video samples