There was a Q&A with Damian Dinning yesterday and one of the questions is one we couldn’t answer. Was the material polycarbonate? Now dsmobile mentioned when it was just called the N8 successor that it was. But it wasn’t clear during launch. Some said 808 wasn’t given the same nice materials as N9/800. Well…

Damian Dinning confirms:

Q. Is the phone made out of polycarbonate?

A. Yes, but with a ceramic-like finish. Other materials used include stainless steel for the buttons and switches and camera bezel and Gorilla glass for lens protection and for the display

http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/03/01/nokia-pureview-qa-with-damian-dinning/

Other interesting info we may already know but good to hear again from Damian.

Battery still improving:

A. We have not yet finalised battery performance measurements but our expectation that the amount of shots and video you can record in relation to battery life will be similar to the Nokia N8

Why 808 is on Symbian:

Q. Why was this introduced in a Symbian phone and not a Lumia?

A. The technology behind the 808 was a five-year development project. We wanted to bring this technology to the market as soon as we could to start delighting people with a passion for high quality pictures and videos.

Max video recording on 32MB card, highest quality. My 60D is limited to 4GB per clip. Anything beyond that apparently gets called a video camera and has different (more?) taxes that Canon wanted to avoid, so just short clips apparently at 1080p.

Q: What is the longest video clip you can record on a 32Gb memory card with the best possible picture and sound quality?

A: The maximum length single video clip you can record in 1080p @30fps is approximately 27minutes depending on the recorded content. This equates to approximately 150mb per minute of video recorded.

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