It seems like the only question
really left about the Nokia N8
, albeit the most important one, is just how it'll interface with the user and what the experience of living with it will be like. The Nokia Conversations
team is now aiming to answer just that with the first of three video walkthroughs taking us on a tour of the new device and its Symbian^3
operating environment. We now know you can have up to three homescreens with six widgets apiece, and -- gasp
-- wallpapers are available right off the bat. Threaded messaging is also implemented in the new OS, as well as a soft QWERTY keyboard and a set of emoticons... yes, emoticons. Notably, the entire demo is done with the phone held in landscape, suggesting that might be the preferred method of use, while transitions between menus look as quick and pleasurable as you might expect from a promo video. See the whole thing after the break.