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Nokia’s N8 smartphone coming to Kenya soon.

Nokia’s highly anticipated N8 handset has started shipping and is expected to arrive in East Africa with the next few weeks. However, market availability will vary by country and operator, with broad availability in the coming weeks.

Ken Oyolla, General Manager for Nokia East and Southern Africa said “With the N8, and the new Symbian software, we are bringing a familiar, faster and more intuitive user experience to the world’s most popular smartphone platform. The Nokia N8 has received the highest amount of consumer pre-orders in Nokia history and we are thrilled to start shipments of the N8, the first of Nokia’s new Symbian smartphone range,”.

“To appeal to today’s high-end buyers, smartphones have to be enjoyable, useful and beautiful. Ease of use, excellent multimedia performance and elegant design are all essential elements of the package,” Oyolla added.

The Nokia N8 lets you take the high quality photos and shoot HD-quality videos with clarity via the 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The first of a series of smartphones based on the new Symbian, the Nokia N8 is fast and easy to use and supports true multitasking, allowing users to run multiple applications simultaneously and switch between them easily.

Nokia N8 users can edit photos and videos on-screen and choose from multiple ways to share them; transfer large files to an external hard-drive with USB-on-the-go, or upload photos to social networks like Facebook, Twitter or RenRen straight from the homescreen. All this is delivered in a robust aluminum body in a range of vibrant colors with a real-glass 3.5″ AMOLED display.

The Nokia N8 also excels in entertainment. Its WebTV apps from channels like E! Entertainment, National Geographic and CNN and the intuitive music player inject an element of fun into idle moments. Plug the device to the home entertainment center to watch HD-quality videos from the big screen with full Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound. The latest version of Ovi Store, available first on the Nokia N8, gives easy access to more apps – from social networking services like Foursquare to games like Need for Speed Shift or productivity apps like Tesco in the UK.

Like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia N8 comes with free Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation in more than 70 countries worldwide, with no hidden costs. The latest beta release of Ovi Maps is also available for download from Nokia Beta Labs for the Nokia N8. It features visibility to public transport in 85 cities around the world, as well as real-time traffic, safety camera alerts, visibility to parking and petrol stations, and speed limit warnings.

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9 Comments

  1. Joe John
    October 9, 2010 at 6:27 am — Reply

    thanks for the info, the pricing and what about the E7

    • October 10, 2010 at 11:04 pm — Reply

      @joejohn the N8 will actually be available in Kenya from early November 2010. I had a chance to “play” with one late last week. It is a really nice phone!

      • October 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm — Reply

        @joejohn I do not know exactly when the e7 will get to Kenya but I expect this should be around Novemer 2010 too.

  2. Patel
    October 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    Hi..just wanted to know if you still know how much it would be going for in the kenyan market..and where in nairobi i could get one…cheerz

  3. Ted
    October 23, 2010 at 9:05 am — Reply

    resign Patels concern

  4. bonnie
    October 29, 2010 at 5:21 am — Reply

    i already have it. Well, i love it. And am the first kenyan to have it!!!

    • Justin
      November 10, 2010 at 9:58 am — Reply

      Where is this phone being sold? I can’t get it in any of the high street shops. Do tell!

  5. Kamangu
    November 10, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

    The E7 is shipping on 10 December,just in time for Christmas sales. This is according to Nokia’s Official twitter account on Monday (url)https://twitter.com/#!/nokia/status/1645487136444416(url).

  6. bonnie
    November 12, 2010 at 1:31 am — Reply

    its in nokia shops!!!

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