Point, click, ‘YES!’: Nokia N8 available exclusively from Rogers

Remember the day when photos on your cell phone came out blurry?

Photo and video buffs rejoice: we’ve got the smartphone for you.

Available exclusively from Rogers, the new Nokia N8 comes with everything you need to capture high-quality moments while on the go, including a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in many digital cameras. It also has the ability to record high-definition video in 720p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

But it’s not just a multi-media device, including many of the features and functionality you’d expect in a smartphone, including:

  • A 3.5-inch AMOLED touch screen.
  • A 16GB internal memory, expandable to 32 GB via MicroSD card.
  • The ability to watch videos on your HD TV through HDMI connectivity.
  • Six hours of video-playback time
  • GPS receiver
  • Access to thousands of apps through Nokia’s Ovi Store.
  • A full web browser that supports Flash-based content.

You can pick one up at your local Rogers store, authorized dealers and Rogers.com for $79.99 with select three-year voice and data plans.

Check out Nokia’s video of the N8 in action below:

Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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  1. Does it have USB mass storage mode?

    • Yes, in two senses. You can connect it to a computer and the onboard memory and memory card will become accessible as mass storage devices on your PC. Additionally, you can connect mass storage devices (Flash drives mostly. An external HDD with a power supply might work too but I don’t know.) to the phone using USB on-the-go (and the included adapter) and the phone will recognize those devices and let you play media, etc. off them.

    • Yes it does have. You can transfer like USB device from phone to phone or phone to PC without any software help.

  2. Ahmed Eltawil says: November 9th, 2010 a 2:31pm

    Does it run Symbian? It does? I’ll pass.

    • What is the POINT of posting a comment like that? Huh? To be rude? To show off? To act like a big man because you can just post whatever you want without having to show your face? Because nobody listens to what you have to say in the real world? Because you don’t like your life?

      Yes, it runs Symbian. Some people like Symbian. Some don’t. Some people like people named Ahmed. Some DON’T.

      Keep rude, pointless comments to yourself. We already know that people hate on Symbian just because it isn’t one of the other mobile phone operating systems, but to run off at the mouth like that just because there is a greater chance that your comment will be read and not buried like it would on a tech blog is pathetic.

      If you want to try the phone out, go into a Rogers store and see it, or check it out on Youtube.

      Don’t be an Ahmed.

      • Your post proved nothing. You stooped to his level and made it personal by attacking his name? really? and after spending a minute and a half writing that comment you must feel all high and mighty that you set someone straight. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

        He is allowed to express his views, positive or negative.

    • Rogers_Richard says: November 9th, 2010 a 3:24pm

      Hey Ahmed,
      It does run the new Symbian^3 OS.
      Some of the cool things to come as part of this version: multi-touch and support for pinch-to-zoom; a faster interface thanks to a re-written graphics architecture; and more efficient memory management for better multi-tasking.
      Have you seen the new OS in action? I’d love to get your thoughts.

  3. Good to see Rogers continues to be on top of Nokia;s lineup of phones (ie. N95, N97, etc, from previous years). I would definitely like to see more high-end Android offerings from Rogers in the future, though.

  4. link to the phone on rogers.com is broken

    • Rogers_Richard says: November 9th, 2010 a 4:25pm

      Thanks Justin! We’re working on it right now.
      Hope to have an update for you shortly.

      • Does it come in all 5 colours or just silver?

        • When does Roger plan to release the other colours? My wife is all giddy to get the green or baby blue one.

          If the pinch, scroll response was comparable and consistent to the iphone, that would be amazing. Other than that, fantastic product. Thanks Roger for floating options to us.

  5. now i have to go play with this one to!!!
    last night was trying to track down a WP7 to play with…

  6. I bought an unlocked iPhone 4 when it came out, but if I didn’t have it, I’d definitely give this a try. Great pricing for a great device!

  7. Nice phone..but the hardware is lacking…..12MP..5MP…i could care less….I want CPU and RAM and expandable memory…easy to manage my personal data and apps…

    • Rogers_Richard says: November 10th, 2010 a 12:17pm

      Hi Keith,

      The N8 does have expandable memory (via MicroSD) up to 32GB.

      And as I mentioned above, the latest version of Symbian OS has created a faster user experience and allows for multi-tasking.

      If you get a chance to check it out in action, be sure to let us know your thoughts!


      • It’s actually expandable up to 48GB, unless this is some custom modification for Rogers. It comes with 16GB internally and supports MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB. They’re hard to find, but they do exist.

        Nokia recommends a minimum of Class 4 for the memory card for photography and HD video.

        • Rogers_Richard says: November 10th, 2010 a 3:41pm

          Hi Dan,

          Thanks for pointing that out! According to Nokia’s website, it comes with a MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32 GB. That added to the 16GB on-board memory brings it to 48GB.


    • Most tend to overlook the fact that the N8 has a dedicated GPU to offload the graphics work from the CPU. Games are really smooth. Also, the thing has video codecs aplenty — high def DIVX files play like a champ (unconverted too… no need to convert first!).

  8. I’ve been waiting to order either the Blue or Orange N8 unit over from Europe

    But the phone is way cheaper from Rogers and i don’t have to wait for those other colours to come into stock arghh should i cave and get a silver one or not :/

    Will Rogers be getting any other colours?

    • Rogers_Richard says: November 10th, 2010 a 5:04pm

      Hi Stylinred,

      The Nokia N8 is currently available in grey only. If more device colours become available, they will be listed on the Nokia N8 product page on Rogers.com.


      • Ahh i see… well hopefully the product page starts working sometime soon :/ it’s been an error page for two days now

  9. Well, I REALLY wish this phone came to America. (T-mobile) I would SO buy this phone, in a heartbeat. This is probably the only phone that will compel me to replace my n900, on contract.

  10. Has anyone else tried to select the nokia n8 phone from Rogers. Whenever I select it, Rogers crashes?

  11. This us the phone I’ve wanted since Nokia gave us a glimpse early on the new year. I got an iPhone 4 in June (cause I had to have a new toy) and now my son will have an IPhone 4 instead.
    I had an N95 for two years and have always liked Nokia’s durability and reception. But, I didn’t like how Rogers limited the file size to 600 kb for a ting tone!
    Has Rogers modified anything on this phone from original Nokia programming?

    • Hi Glenn,

      No Rogers has not modified anything on the phone and has not preloaded any apps on the device.


      • what a lie!! go to 23 second in the vid, you can clearly see the icon for the god awful rogers music player and two other rogers apps. what i hate the most is that these apps cannot be deleted!!!

        hey rogers, how about you dont tamper with devices and add things which CANT deleted… or no wait, im sure that would be too much to ask!

        also, fix you website…

        -not impressed

        • Yes, I agree, its annoying to see these limiting apps when the original Nokia app was better to begin with.

          Don’t be a kill joy. Let us kids have some fun.

  12. web link is still down…come on rogers, its not that hard to keep your website up and going

    just think how many devices you could have sold by now if ur website wasnt down

  13. The tech specs are amazing but I’m holding back because of the lack of apps. Symbian ^3 is very new.

    • Sym^3 is backwards compatible so all the older symbian apps work

      and the included apps pretty much do everything you could possibly need anyhow; unlike those other brands Nokia/Symbian include what you need out of the box

      as for “aftermarket” apps the Ovi store already has thousands and thousands of things to download (the Ovi Store has people downloading over 2.5 million times a day)

  14. Hey guys just picked up the phone, LOVE it, i have the htc magic right now and the N8 is a nice switch, will be getting the focus at the end of november when it is available to existing customers, so will be pretty sweet to have 3 OSs to play around with

  15. The only thing my iPhone has over my N95 is the apps. Once I took a few pics with the iPhone, even the apps can’t save it from my N95!
    And don’t get me started on how much I liked my N95′s photo editor over what I’ve tried with my _phone!
    I can’t wait to get an N8!!… Once I can get something other than grey!

  16. n8 when launch other colours

  17. nokia n8 i goto roger store over there only have silver whitecolour we need dark grey please tell when launch thanks

  18. Best phone in markets today until Nokia’s MeeGos come. No doubt ill buy this.

  19. The page on rogers.com is still crashing… sort it out.

  20. If I were to buy this phone with no contract from a rogers store, doesnt it come unlocked or is it locked with rogers.