Nokia has announced the Nokia N86 8MP is now available to pre-order from the Nokia online shop.

Going head to head with the iPhone 3G S, at least in terms of launch timescale, the new handset, that offers an 8-megapixel camera (Nokia's first) goes on sale on Friday 19 June.

Through Nokia, the new Nseries handset will be priced at £399, sold on a handset-only, SIM-free basis.

The Nokia N86 8MP will also be available through Carphone Warehouse, free with contract, from 19 June until the middle of July, after which it will also be available from O2, 3UK, Orange and T-Mobile.

Other features over and above include pre-loaded Nokia Maps 3.0, the Ovi Store pre-loaded and an OLED display. We will bring you contract info when we have it.