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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.