Nokia N8 to be Available from 5th November

The highly anticipated Nokia N8 handset will be available for Singtel for 4 weeks from 5th November.

SingTel and Nokia launch the new Nokia N8 smartphone in Singapore

Singapore 28 Oct 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications group and Nokia, a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that SingTel will be the first operator to offer the highly-anticipated Nokia N8 to its customers starting from 5 Nov 2010 for a period of 4 weeks. The handset will also be available in Nokia Stores and Nokia appointed retail outlets from the same date.  As the first smartphone in the world to be powered by the new Symbian^3 operating system, the Nokia N8 is the ultimate multimedia entertainment phone.

Big Screen Bonanza – Entertainment Centre in your pocket

The Nokia N8 is a great portable entertainment centre that offers a cinema-grade audio and visual experience.  With its built-in HDMI interface, it allows users to play music, videos and images through HDMI-compatible televisions and home theatre systems, with full Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.  To bring the best out of the Nokia N8’s multimedia capabilities and to offer customers the best in live sports on the go, SingTel will offer customers one month’s free subscription to its ESPN Mobile TV service. Customers can also enjoy the latest chart hits with SingTel’s award-winning AMPed music service. As an added bonus, customers will receive a free pair of tickets to watch American pop sensation, David Archuleta, in his Singapore showcase on 14 Nov 2010.

Be a David La Chapelle or Steven Spielberg

Right out of the box, the new Nokia N8 sheds your inhibitions about being a photographer because its easy-to-use features allow you to effortlessly capture and edit still images. With its 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss Tessar optics camera, Xenon flash and the largest image sensor of any mobile device, it captures superb, pin-sharp images every time. The Nokia N8 provides the creative freedom to capture and edit HD quality video on the go, and view content on its large 3.5-inch AMOLED screen. Users can quickly share their photos and videos online in a few easy steps.

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Games galore

The Nokia N8 is packed with the latest and most popular games to ensure that there’s never a dull moment.  Favourites such as Angry Birds and Need for Speed Shift HD will keep avid gamers entertained for hours.  Games come to life with every swipe, pinch and tap on the Nokia N8’s super-responsive touchscreen.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s Executive Vice President of Consumer Group, said: “SingTel is proud to be the first to bring the Nokia N8 to Singapore.  We are committed to bringing the latest devices and the best mobile experiences to our customers, as we transform into a multimedia solutions company.

“The Nokia N8 is the ultimate multimedia entertainment device that offers endless possibilities for our customers’ mobile lifestyles.  We believe it will be very popular with our customers – especially with the large base of loyal Nokia users, who have been eagerly awaiting its launch. With the widest range of handset offerings and apps, SingTel seeks to allow our customers to reap the full potential of our unrivalled 3G mobile network.”

“Nokia is excited to introduce the new Nokia N8 in Singapore with SingTel.  We believe that our consumers are unique individuals who follow their own path in life. They are participants, not spectators. They see opportunities, even when times are tough. And when the opportunity comes their way, they go for it. What we really do is help people grab life’s opportunities and experience life’s joys. This is where our latest smartphone powerhouse, the Nokia N8 comes in. It will appeal to a broad range of consumers who will enjoy the unparalleled multimedia experience with HD capture and playback, worldwide free turn-by-turn drive and pedestrian navigation, constant live feed access to your favourite social networks, high quality content from both global and local partners like ChannelNewsAsia, E! Entertainment, National Geographic, first class content and applications from Nokia OVI store to mention just few.” said Vlasta Berka, General Manager, Nokia Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei.

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Price Plans

SingTel will introduce new N’tertainment 3G Flexi price plans for the Nokia N8. These plans include free local incoming calls and bundled data usage, as well as free AMPed and MobileTV service.

Customers who are interested in the Nokia N8 can currently pre-order the handset at www.singtel.com/n8

Nokia N8 Product Specifications

›   Stylish form carved out of a single block of scratch-resistant anodized aluminium

›   Sleek design measuring 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H) and weighing only 135 grams

›   Sharp and dazzling 3.5” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (640 x 360 pixels) that allows high definition picture quality and intuitive and responsive navigation

›   Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n) for faster web browsing and extended data coverage, positioning, as well as support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available

›   12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, variable zoom, autofocus, Xenon flash and video recording in HD 720p

›   Symbian^3 OS, offering users a powerful and intuitive platform with several enhancements including support for gestures such as multi-touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom, multiple, personalizable homescreens, a faster and more responsive user interface, greater memory management for a faster multi-tasking experience.

›   Built-in global Ovi Maps for walk-and-drive navigation in over 70 countries worldwide with built in premium guides from Lonely Planet and Via Michelin for tips on travel, restaurants, weather, and hotels

›   Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID

›   Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 50 hours)

›   Nokia PC suite for both PCs and Macs to enable synching data such as contacts and calendar appointments between a computer and the smartphone

›   USB On-the-Go and Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file transfers and charging

›   Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio input/output and TV out 3

›   16GB mass memory + micro SD card slot, 135MB internal memory, support up to 32GB memory cards. RAM256

›   ROM512

›   Access to Nokia Ovi Store™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for Nokia smartphones. Categories include entertainment, games, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.

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›   Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone

›   Bluetooth® (3.0) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals

›   Support for Nokia Ovi Mail

›   Support for 3G networks around the world

›   Non-removable, rechargeable 1200mAh BL-4D battery (with 1 year warranty) that provides approximately 12.5 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time in GSM mode

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.

About SingTel

SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV.  It has a network of 37 offices in 20 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.  Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 351 million mobile customers in eight markets.

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