Today’s impenetrable wall of mobile phone news continues, with this – the arrival of proper facts regarding Nokia’s Symbian S60-powered N86.
The slidey phone is Nokia’s entry in the GREAT PHONE CAMERA MEGAPIXEL WAR, thanks to it coming with an 8megapixel Carl Zeiss camera round the back, with auto-focus and support for recording MP4 video at a maximum resolution of 640 x 480.
On the phone side of things, it’s packed with 8GB of memory, obviously plays MP3s, WMVs and H.264 encodes, comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack EMPOWERING you to use whatever headphones you damn well like, plus it has a TV-out and assisted GPS service. The latter will be slightly hobbled by making you use Nokia Maps, but still. Nice.
It’ll also do the internet, with internal wi-fi support for local browsing in the home – and everything will be just about readable thanks to the phone’s 2.6″ OLED screen. It is, to be fair, looking a bit tasty.
Nokia’s spec sheet says the N86 be out in Q2 of 2009. That’s April, May or June, in layman’s terms.