Nokia N86 8MP now shipping worldwide

Nokia announces the worldwide shipment of its latest high-end camera phone, the Nokia N86 8MP.

Nokia N86
Nokia N86 Bonnie Cha/CNET

Piggybacking the Nokia N97 announcement , the Finnish cell phone manufacturer announced on Wednesday that is has begun global shipments of the Nokia N86 8MP.

The N86 debuted at GSMA 2009 and is an 8-megapixel camera phone with advanced features, such as a mechanical shutter, variable aperture, and a dual-LED flash. The S60 device also has 8GB of internal memory in addition to a microSD expansion slot that can accept up to 16GB cards.

Other highlights include a 2.6-inch, scratch-resistant OLED display, stereo Bluetooth support, Wi-Fi, e-mail support, an FM transmitter, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, and video-out capabilities.

While it's being shipped worldwide, Nokia did not announce a specific North American version of the N86 at this time. For now, you can buy it unlocked for around $524.

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