Nokia unveiled details of its first phone with new Symbian 3 software today. It’s designed to challenge the iPhone and Blackberry, although Nokia has delayed the sales launch of Symbian 3 phones until the third quarter.
The new N8 flagship model will have a 12 megapixel camera, 3.5-inch touch screen and retail for 370 euros ($493), excluding subsidies and taxes, Nokia said in a press release.
However, analysts said the new model and software at best put Nokia on par with features already available by competitors
“Symbian 3 is evolutionary not revolutionary, but N8, if reliable, is a first step in efforts to make Nokia’s high-end phones credible again,” said Ben Wood, head of research at CCS Insight.