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Nokia N8 to launch 1 October

Nokia’s long-awaited smartphone will finally launch on all networks on 1 Octobe

Comeback kid: Nokia’s new N8 could be set to launch a fightback by the company

The N8, first announced in April, will finally be available to consumers on 1 October, Nokia has disclosed. The smartphone, based on the Symbian 3 operating system, includes a 12mp camera and will be available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Orange, Phones4u, T-Mobile, Tesco Phone Shops, Three Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.

Nokia is pinning its hopes on the N8 and the forthcoming N9 to challenge the dominance of Apple and Google in the profitable smartphone area. Although Nokia continues to be the world’s largest producer of mobile phones, its dominance is increasingly limited to the developing world, as Apple and manufacturers making phones for Google’s Android operating system take an increasing part of the Western mobile market. Many African markets, however, are increasingly using phones made by Chinese manufactuers such as ZTE, so Nokia’s share is being squeezed on several fronts.

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