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Nokia N8 UI appears in a video demo and it looks good

Reviews of Nokia N8 are spawning all over the place as if Nokia has lifted some sort of an embargo on the N8 public appearances. We just stumbled upon a pretty nice video that offers a rare sight – the Nokia N8 Symbian ^3 UI in action, including some pinch zooming and some gaming action (the office favorite, Angry birds). Plus both – you can pinch zoom in Angry birds, too. How’s that for cool?

Update: In some quite related news, we just got that Doug Dawson, a Nokia spokesman, has confirmed for Reuters that the Nokia N8 will be the last N-series device to run Symbian OS of any kind. From now on, N-series flagships will only use MeeGo. But that doesn’t mean Nokia will drop Symbian. The company will still use it for the rest of its touch smartphones, such as the X-series and even the C-series. The rest of the smartphones will use the regular non-touch variety of Symbian S60.

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Other new stuff includes the fluid Cover flow-style layout of the music player. Not to mention the Task manager that shows running apps with nice big thumbnails.

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Music player album covers • the new task manager

Unfortunately, the voice in the background speaks in Danish only so we can’t get all the juicy details. But the video itself is pretty illustrative. Go check it out at the source link below.



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