Nokia N8 announced ... N86 successor revealed.

Today Nokia announced their new high end camera oriented smart phone and their first Symbian ^3 OS device. (Even though FCC approvals and other information regarding the device have been floating around for at least 24 hours before the announcement.)
The Nokia N8x series line has not seen an update since the release of the 8MP camera packing N86, which at this point seems to be the last non-touch alphanumeric slide smartphone.
The N8 is a departure from its predecessors in form factor. It is the first 8-series device with touch screen device with no alphapnumeric keypad.
It does however have a capacitive touch screen with multi-touch gesture support enabled in the software (a first for Nokia).
Specification wise the phone has everything you would expect from the next step up from the N86:

    Some comparisons:
  • 12MP still image camera with Carl Zeiss Lens
  • Video Recording at 720p
  • Xenon flash (N86 had dual LED flash)
  • 600MHz Cortex A8 based ARM CPU (N86 had a 434MHz ARM11 based CPU)
  • 256MB of RAM (N86 had 128MB)
  • 16GB of built in flash with microSD (N86 had 8GB)
  • 3.5" capacitive touch nHD (640x360) resolution AMOLED display (N86 had a2.6" non-touch AMOLED display)
  • HDMI (HDTV) and RCA (SDTV) tv-out (N86 only had RCA tv-out)
  • Symbian ^3 (N86 had Symbian S60 3rd edition FP2)
    Other features include:
  • FM receiver and transmitter
  • 1200mAH battery
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • aGPS (Real handy with the free voice navigation supplied with Ovi Maps)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • WCDMA - 3.5G (800/900/1700/1900/2100MHz)