Paint us a mild shade of disappointed.
Nokia has taken the time to demo its upcoming Symbian^3 operating system on the soon-to-be-released N8 handset and you'll forgive us for lacking enthusiasm. Perhaps we had set our expectations too high, but what we see in the video looks a little too similar to the current flavour of Symbian we see on the Nokia N97.
In the demo we noticed the new three-panel, widgets-based home screen, which is an incrementally improved email client and a pretty cool looking cover flow music player. Our hats are off to Nokia for doing a real-time demo minus any movie magic to make the OS seem faster or slicker than it actually is. Unfortunately, we can't help but feel that this approach would have been more successful if Nokia had a drastically different OS to show off.
The title of the vid claims to be the first of three, so here's hoping the next videos ring the wow factor.