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Nokia N82 in black gets official, shipping “in weeks”

N82_04_lowresIf you want most of the Nokia N95s horsepower in a dark-chocolate candybar form factor, Nokia has your number. 82 to be exact. The N82 was officially announced today and should be shipping within weeks for around 400 Euros. Like the N95, the N82 has a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, WiFi, and HSDPA, and Assisted-GPS, all for around 100 Euros less. You’ll gain a Xenon flash but lose the 8 GB of internal storage the latest N95 offers, however the N82 does support up to an 8 GB microSD card. You’ll also lose a little in the screen size: 2.4-inches vs. the 2.8-incher on the N95, but at 320 x 240 res, that’s probably not a deal-breaker. Any bets on how long before a U.S. 3G version becomes available?

One Response to “Nokia N82 in black gets official, shipping “in weeks””

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I have the European version of the N82, and I’ve been looking at it very much from the standpoint of imaging — photos and videos. I find it faster than the original N95 (that I also have) to focus and process photos.

    The photo quality is at least as good as the N95, and the N82’s Xenon flash is superior for shots in the dark. I’m not a fan of the N82’s keypad, though, because the “buttons” are thin horizontal lines that are too small, I think, to easily push.

    I posted a few dozen photos from the N82 in a photo album online and wrote about the experience in my camera phone weblog:
    http://www.cameraphonereport.com/2008/03/first-photos-fr.html

    I also posted my first video — at night, when it was raining — in my weblog article directly after the previous post.