One of the key points of the Nokia N8 is its anodised aluminium body. Some of you might have owned devices cased in brushed aluminium, such as the Nokia 6500 or Samsung U900 Soul. If so, you'll probably have noticed that brushed aluminium is rather susceptible to scratches, which detract from the phone's aesthetics. Anodising the Aluminium not only allows the metal to be coloured more effectively, it also increases its durability and resistance to scratches.
ShinyShiny have uploaded their video hands-on with the N8, which shows a coin being 'scratched' against a N8's back. Any marks left on the N8 are easily wiped away with a finger. Long live anodised Aluminium!