The N8 is a candybar-style, multi-touch screen phone featuring a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, 720p HD video recording, movie editing software, and Dolby surround sound. It comes in a svelte anodized aluminum body featuring a 3.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 640x360 pixel resolution, 16GB of internal storage (upgradable via the microSD expansion card slot), and support for all 3G bands. It will be Nokia's first smartphone to run on the Symbian^3 operating system and their last N-series phone based on the platform.
Going forward, N-series smartphones will be based on MeeGo, the Linux-based lovechild of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin. Unfortunately for the N8, it's not very appealing to invest your money in a device that sports a dying OS, but its high-end hardware and multimedia oriented features should keep you occupied.