Nokia N86 in the flesh, in Prague

Over the weekend we headed to Prague to film the latest MIR TV show (it’ll be up and online soon) and took the Nokia N86 with us to give it a once-over. James got hold of it the other week and although he couldn’t join us in Prague, he was good enough to loan it for us for our 24 hour trip. We simply couldn’t make you wait for N86 footage though. So here it is. Do remember that the device itself is a pre-production unit and we are very, very much liking it. Step-aside Mr N95 8GB.

Ben and Dan present.

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26 replies on “Nokia N86 in the flesh, in Prague”

I recognized Ewan from the Sony Ericsson News of the earlier shows! When's that feature coming back?

Anyway, I have a question. Is the entire from of the N86 glass? If so, are the buttons capacitive?

Side note, this video needed to be deinterlaced. Keep up the awesome and exclusive content!

It's solid scratch-proof glass with cut-outs for the buttons to protrude through. There's no capacitve touch.

SE news took a break as a) they started speaking to us and b) there's little to talk about of much excitement right now anyway…

De-interlaced?

I guess it's good news that they're really buttons, as they can just make them stick out a little further. I'd prefer more capacitive touch from Nokia, though.

When exporting video, there's a checkbox for Deinterlace, which would improve the quality of the videos. See the jaggy horizontal lines around fast motion pixels? That's the interlacing… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlace

You guys do really great videos. As much as he edits video, I know Ewan doesn't sleep.

What Whatley said…

…but I would add that it was snappy in processing the images we did manage to get it to take, the panorama mode is impressive (with auto-shooting) and the A3-sized images we were shown in Barcelona (apparently shot with N86, although not the ones we played with which were also producing variable quality shots) were very impressive.

What Whatley said…

…but I would add that it was snappy in processing the images we did manage to get it to take, the panorama mode is impressive (with auto-shooting) and the A3-sized images we were shown in Barcelona (apparently shot with N86, although not the ones we played with which were also producing variable quality shots) were very impressive.

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