Samsung's 8-megapixel beast is now ready for carrier-free consumption -- but it's going to cost you an arm and a leg. Actually, it'll probably cost you both arms, at which point you'll need to find a more creative (but still very worthwhile) technique for steadying that insane cam and navigating its S60 3.2-based interface. Just how much are we talking here? Well, for reference, you can nab the INNOV8 for as little as zilch on Orange, but Expansys' UK outlet now has the little badasses in stock for £534.99 (which is basically a grand in US currency, give or take). Extreme, yes -- but that strike against your credit limit's going to buy you 7.2Mbps HSDPA, GPS, and the envy of an N96 owner or two, so it might be worth the bankruptcy proceedings after all.

[Via IntoMobile]

Engadget HD Podcast 103 - 09.24.2008