Carphone gets N86 8MP exclusive


Nokia’s new Nseries device, the N86 8MP, is now available to pre-order online from the Nokia online  store ahead of its sale date of June 19. It is priced at £399 SIM-free.

The N86 8MP is the first Nokia device to feature an 8-megapixel camera. It will be available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse, free with selected contracts, from June 19 until the middle of July, after which it  will be available from O2, 3, Orange and T-Mobile.

The device features a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with an 8-megapixel sensor. Nokia claims it offers a performance as  good as that of a stand alone digital camera, as well as being the first mobile device with a variable aperture, giving users sharper photos in low light, and wide-angle (28mm) optics.

The device is also the first to come pre-loaded with Nokia Maps 3.0, featuring 3D and satellite mapping and enhanced pedestrian navigation, including birds-eye views of tourist landmarks.

It is also among the first Nokia devices to come pre-installed with the new Ovi Store, launched in May, which offers content including applications, videos, podcasts and location-based services. It features the application ‘Touchnote for Mobile’, which turns the photos on the phone into printed postcards that the user adds text to. It ends up posted directly to a selected recipient via the website.

Meanwhile, Nokia has released a new music programme on its N-Gage platform called ‘Dance Fabulous’.

Dance Fabulous incorporates both a music and gaming experience through a collaboration between Nokia, Interscope Records and music artists Dave Stewart and Cindy Gomez.
In Dance Fabulous players perform their own choreography and collect points by creating their own dance moves to the music. In addition to customising their own avatars, players can move between a variety of dance styles and sets and share their moves with friends and other players via the N-Gage Arena.

Nokia Media and Games director of X-Media solutions Mark Ollila said: “Dance Fabulous is a music game where players can use any music they have stored on their mobile device and download more of their favorite songs from the Nokia Music Store. Dance Fabulous offers its players a unique experience, enabling them to share their own visual content – the cool dance moves and the new dance styles they have created – and showcases how playing together with friends, combined with other rich community features, makes mobile games an essential part of mobile entertainment offering.”