Nokia has officially unveiled the Nokia N82, describing it as "the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity".

Featuring A-GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics and internet connectivity, Nokia says the new offering also incorporates all the "multimedia computer features" common to Nokia Nseries.

A-GPS and preinstalled Nokia Maps will be backed up with a free voice guided navigation trial, depending on region, and users can buy additional features, such as city guides and longer subscription to the navigation.

Map excerpts and routes can be sent to friends by MMS or users can save map screen shots to the gallery.

With a 5-megapixel camera, Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, Nokia claims the N82 delivers remarkably vivid photographs, even in low-light conditions, often a complaint with cameraphones.

Fast camera activation (the N95's camera has been criticised as slow), autofocus with a dedicated autofocus assist lamp, fast reloading between shots and DVD-like quality video capture promise good things for the photo capablities.

Thanks to the 2GB microSD card in the standard Nokia N82 sales package, you can store up to 900 high-resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of high quality video on the device.

High speed Wi-Fi connectivity and one-click upload to online communities, claims to make sharing easy. When viewing a picture or video, simply one press of a button starts uploading it while users can carry on using the device for other purposes.

The N82 is capable of multimedia slideshows - complete with music and effects - on the high resolution display or on a compatible TV.

The Nokia N82 comes with Nokia's new 3D multimedia menu and includes the orientation sensor that rotates the user interface automatically between horizontal and portrait mode.

The new Nseries device supports the Ovi family of Nokia internet services, including Nokia Music Store, N-Gage games (when available) and Nokia Maps.

Nokia says the N82 is available now in key markets with an estimated, pre-tax, unsubsidized sales price of around 450 euros. We'll bring you UK specific info when we have it.