Nokia N82

nokia_n82_ps.jpgJust when you think that, with the release of a new hi-tech gadget, you have seen everything you ever dreamed of and beyond in the world of Gizmos, another one pops up to dazzle you even more than what you already are. Let me focus here on the most happening department of gizmos: Smart Phones. Yup!! You guessed it. For those who have just got into their gadget frenzy mode Nokia Corporation, the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer, added yet another jewel of a gadget to its already expansive line of mobile phones by launching the Nokia N82. It promises to be a real treat for the photographers, a real guide for the tourists, and an absolute hit with the net savvy people. Apart from the usual features you will find in any phone of the N-Series, it comes with a 5 mega pixel camera, an A-GPS and pre-installed Nokia maps for navigation and Internet connectivity.

The phone promises to be an “enhanced camera experience” for the photographers. The 5 mega pixel camera comes with a Xenon Flash and Carl Zeies optics that give crystal clear pictures, even in low light condition. It also comes with Auto focus, fast reloading between shots and a dedicated auto focus lamp. 900 high resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of video can be stored on the device thanks to the 2GB Micro SG Card, which is included in the N82 sales package. All this along with its DVD like video quality not only enables it to out perform any camera phone in the market but also makes it an alternative to a digital camera.

The phone also supports an A-GPS and pre-installed Nokia Maps using which you can navigate through 15 million spots of interest. From sights to restaurants you can find any place in the country or right around the corner. You can also store maps or screen shots in your gallery or send it to your friend via MMS. Additional feature like City Guides and Long Navigational subscriptions can be purchased.

It also has internet connectivity via Wi-Fi, enabling web browsing, chatting, music and multimedia interaction. Supporting the Ovi family of Nokia Internet services, which include Nokia Music Store, N-Gage videogames and Nokia Maps, the N82 has a 2.4 inch LCD QVGA (240×320) TFT display with an orientation sensor that rotates the user interface automatically between horizontal and portrait mode.

The phone is priced at around Twenty Four thousand Rupees or before taxes and subsidies. It was launched here in India this December.

Imagine a gadget which you can not only use as a phone but as a Digital Camera, a GPS and a Palm top!!! Now this is one gizmo anyone would like to have in their pockets.

Vijay Krishna