The flagship Nokia N8 has finally got a release date, and it isn’t far away. The N8 has the first major Symbian update designed to bring Nokia’s phones bang up to date.

From the Nokia Press Release:

The much-anticipated Nokia N8 will be on-sale at the Nokia Online Shop for £429 SIM free or on contract from £35 per month.

The Nokia N8 will also be available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Orange, Phones4u, T-Mobile, Tesco Phone Shops, Three Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone from Friday 1st October.

The N8 will feature:

  • New and exclusive Ovi apps
  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash
  • Record HD quality videos; edit using a unique, built-in editing suite and play-back with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
  • Connect to your social networks and view live feeds from Facebook and
    Twitter in a single app directly via up to three personalised home screens
  • Flick scrolling and pinch-to-zoom, plus a faster and more responsive user interface.