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Basically, I was just looking for the best deal to get a good phone and I thought I'll give it a try to look into what Talkmobile has to offer and I was pleasently surprised as it's probably the best deal you can find. A used N8 costs around £200-£230 and the deal itself is £300.00, also you can get a Quidco £60 cashback so that can even make you to £240, which is basically the same as buying a used one and also getting a great deal with 300 minutes, 1k texts and unlimited internet data. Don't forget it's a 12 month contract!
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#1
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.
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polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.

Symbian doesn't require alot of specs to properly work. And as far as I saw, Nokia are still updating their Symbian.
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StN
polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.

Symbian doesn't require alot of specs to properly work. And as far as I saw, Nokia are still updating their Symbian.


Its dead Symbian is finished Nokia wont be making anymore handsets with it on as for specs it doesn't use a lot of power i know as i had the 5800 music phone but why would you have a handset that is that poor spec wise, thats like saying windows 7 runs on 512mb of memory (which it does) but you wouldn't want to use it like that. This phone by modern spec phones is poor when a £79 handset can take it on and beat it badly for a brandnew phone its poor and thats shown in the price, when it was released not all that long ago it was over £500 now its £300 on a 12month contract that says it all. The sepcs will come into it when you use it for playing media like movies which this phone wont play hardly any modern formats, i could go on all day about how rubbish this phone is but there will always be someone that thinks its great because they a lumbered with one there is barely any apps for it when compared to Android or ios its a bad investment.

Nokia made an interesting decision on 11th February to adopt Windows Phone 7 as their primary strategy. Obviously this meant ditching Symbian. Nokia failed to innovate their smartphone OS over the period of time.

Vlasta Berka, general manager for Nokia Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei during the Nokia E7 launch said, “Just because we’re changing our direction in terms of smartphone platform, it doesn’t mean that the existing platform is completely broken. We still have obligations to our users, developers, business partners, and customers. Symbian is here to stay. Symbian will still be around, but it’s just going to go somewhere around the corner”

Nokia currently has around 200 million Symbian Smartphone users around the world and plans to ship 150 million Symbian handsets in coming months. Besides that, Nokia will also roll out updates for Symbian devices throughout the year. If the updates are going be anywhere like the rumored UI overhaul, I’m guessing Symbian owners would be happy to still stick by it.

Although, Nokia has mentioned about its plan to sell 150 million Symbian handsets in coming months to help transition from Symbian to Windows Phone, they won’t be manufacturing any new Symbian handsets. So basically telling us that Symbian is here to stay is just a straight forward lie? Or they meant that Symbian is here to stay until we sell those 150 million Symbian Smartphones?





Edited By: polly69 on May 05, 2011 06:49: because i want to
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polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.


I bet you have'nt even touched one. I have it and believe it or not i sold my android phone for it.
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polly69
StN
polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones.
Symbian doesn't require alot of specs to properly work. And as far as I saw, Nokia are still updating their Symbian.

Its dead Symbian is finished Nokia wont be making anymore handsets with it on as for specs it doesn't use a lot of power.
This phone by modern spec phones is poor when a £79 handset can take it on and beat it badly for a brandnew phone its poor and thats shown in the price
The sepcs will come into it when you use it for playing media like movies which this phone wont play hardly any modern formats,
apps for it when compared to Android or ios its a bad investment.

Nokia made an interesting decision on 11th February to adopt Windows Phone 7 as their primary strategy. Obviously this meant ditching Symbian. Nokia failed to innovate their smartphone OS over the period of time.

Although, Nokia has mentioned about its plan to sell 150 million Symbian handsets in coming months to help transition from Symbian to Windows Phone, they won’t be manufacturing any new Symbian handsets
The media playback on a 680mhz cpu with 256meg is outstanding - s^3 has probably the best codec support for any type of media - including hd mkv's. All that for a sub 1ghz cpu and people still complain?
Nokia stated they have numerous 1ghz+ s^3 devices in the pipeline and the comparison to a 5800 is nothing - s^3 is far better and has been much more overhauled than the mess that was s^1.

The san fran is £ for £ the best budger smartphone out there but you pay for the raw spec on that, nothing else. I actually like the san fran but again, people love to compare bananas with oranges.

Failure of innovation is a a slight point but Nokia were the first to add nfc and usb-on-the-go to their phones. The ecosystem is broken yes but for most things that you can do with "apps" on othe platforms came as standard on symbian. If you are after apps, go elsewhere but if you want something familiar that works without messing around, this is for you.

From the looks of it, you owned a 5800 in 2008 and have not even touched s^3. That, with all the anti-nokia media propaganda these days, seems your views are obscured. I know the symbian eco-system is broken but as an OS - it is perfectly capable but lacks the gloss people die for. Most apps for droid or ios are being ported to s^3 so don't see what the problem is - or is it because nokia will move to win mo and phase out sym 2 years after this contract ends?

Functionality over visuals for me and time you went down to a phone shop and tested out a s^3 handset me thinks.
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polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.

Lol you have no clue.
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Good spot and excellent first post. Good one year deal for the N8, which I have, and which is a cracking phone, esp at this money. Welcome to the random HUKD liking the sound of their own voice technical advice too. Voted Hot

Edited By: mister.c. on May 05, 2011 10:34
#8
polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.


The OS will keep bring updated, but the phones won't necessarily get those updates.
Android as an O/S may be 'where it's at' but unless HTC & Samsung want to carry on supporting those particular handsets i'm afraid your argument is without merit.
#9
Has anyone any experience of quidco payout reliability with talkmobile? Many thanks
banned 1 Like #10
Ok unpopular comment. However I think Symbian is failure in my opinion because it just does not cut with current options available in market. Nokia have had to resign to the fact by choosing Windows for their next phones. Pretty hard fact that they know they can not compete in the market.

Symbian might as well be favorite to some, but today's market is dictated by user demand. Apple/Android seem to be filling it very well. I am afraid buying Symbian phone is just waste of time and money. Cold for me.
#11
bit expensive for a camera that makes calls. because thats its only claim to fame. apart from being a rehashed n97.

Edited By: stoney73 on May 05, 2011 13:39
#12
becknise


I bet you have'nt even touched one. I have it and believe it or not i sold my android phone for it.


Hahaha what an idiot. becknise = FAIL
#13
stoney73
bit expensive for a camera that makes calls. because thats its only claim to fame. apart from being a rehashed n97.

Exactly, if all you want is a good quality phone its perfect but at that price its a joke. You pay for features these days, and for that price it falls short. A brilliant phone but out of touch with consumers wants.
#14
stoney73
bit expensive for a camera that makes calls. because thats its only claim to fame. apart from being a rehashed n97.

The Ovi sat nav is pretty good too, better than anything on android and iphone.
#15
ermmmmmm can you make calls on this thing?
#16
Sold this for a Galaxy S2. Great camera but let down by laggy UI.
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The N8 is due a (fairly major) software update within the next two months, so this phone and Symbian isn't dead. However, Symbian is obviously in serious decline.

That said, this phone is fine; since my girlfriend has it (and I've a HTC Desire) I'd say the only drawbacks are it looks like a 1.0 release of a touch operation system (ease of use issues, eg. the qwerty keyboard is only available in landscape, some touch actions aren't as responsive as they should be, other features are poorly implemented) and the lack of apps you'd find with Android or iOS.

Camera is great and for those used to Symbian there's lots to like. Those dismissing this phone are either seriously biased or don't really know that much (just check reputable review sites for proof).

(* - apparently to be fixed with the update)

Very decent price for this phone, so definitely a bargain if that's what you're looking for (which is after-all the purpose of this site; rather than slagging off others viewpoint).


Edited By: adam.mt on May 05, 2011 14:10
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I have this phone I it does everything that I need it. The only thing that is below par compared to my last phone (iphone) is the internet browser but you can download Opera which does a good job.
The camera is great. Music is easy to transfer (drag & drop). Battery life is good, I usually get 1 and a half days out of it from heavy use. The sat nav is really good.
People keep talking about apps but how many apps do you actually need?
#19
Ive applied for this contract because I am currently out of contract with T-Mobile, however my dilema is that I already have a Galaxy S so don't really need a newer/better phone, T-mobile sent me the Galaxy Ace and with this wanted to put me in a new 24month contract, i'm currently awaiting a jiffy bag to send the phone back. My thinking is taking this contract out and selling the handset which should go towards paying a big slice of the contract and just continue to use my galaxy S, will this be ok and is it legal?
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polly69
the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones.


http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/nokia-announces-symbian-anna-update-for-n8-e7-c7-and-c6-01/
#21
everyone has their own opinon...
hmm before android and apple and all that came out, i believe symbian was the most popular os for smart phones was it not?
anyway who cares time has past...
everyone may choose what they want, i see android as ubuntu linux distro and apple as apple os.
windows as... windows. computer os has become mobile.

N8 is a good deal for many, and its camera is the big point of having one. nokia mobiles are kinda like windows made to be simple and started off popular, but now probably dropping their ranks against its rivals.

nokia has noticed they need a better os, to capture a wider audience, hence they introduce windows 7 mobile.

ANDROID (linux)> Windows/Apple.
#22
Pretty good deal but I don't know why anyone would get it when the Orange San Francisco deal is going.
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polly69
It seems cheap till you look into it, 680mhz cpu thats bad the OSF for £79 is better the operating system is dead there will be no updates as Nokia is now producing Windows phones. All in all a bad deal really the only thing good is the camera, if i where you i would look else where like the HTC deire or Samsung galaxy1 they are much faster handset with a OS that will keep being updated.

You have to remember that nokia phones use a gpu as well which means that their graphics performance is seperate from their processor performance, which in real use means that there is little difference between the nokia N8 and any 1Ghz processor
The camera is a work of art and the overall build quality far exceeds anything put out by samsung or htc.
The myths about symbian are almost annoying really, yes there are a few problems, but most of them will be fixed within a month with Anna, so if you can put up with a few annoying things in the short term you will have a good phone for well over the year contract, Those who say the ovi store doesn't have as many apps, that is technically true, but realistically you wont really notice the difference, so theres only 1 farting app on ovi instead of the 200 on the ios app store, but really who cares. Also unlike other platforms you don't need some of the apps because its pre-built into the phone as a setting or feature,

At the end of the day pay your money and take your choice whether its a nokia or a samsung its just what you want at the end ofthe day

The overall deal seems like a good one, heat added
#24
That's what they said before N8 was launched - late 2010 software update with better web-browser, which was pushed to Feb, subsequently April, and now to May - June. Frankly that's quite delayed.

adam.mt
The N8 is due a (fairly major) software update within the next two months, so this phone and Symbian isn't dead. However, Symbian is obviously in serious decline.




Edited By: Quicklite on May 05, 2011 14:26
#25
Not a lot of love for Polly 69 in this thread but essentially he/she is correct. You would have to be utterly mad to buy any Nokia phone these days.

Nokia were warned repeatedly that the Symbian Operating System was going to be the end of them and they never listened.

They are still trapped in 2005 when the iPhone was a pipedream and Android was still in its infancy. The tie up with Windows is desparate last throw of the dice for an ailing company who once were king and will never be again.

I am sitting looking at a piece of crap on my desk right now that passes for my phone (my FIFTH N97) that I have been stuck with for almost 2 years having been sold it as the next big thing when it was an unmitigated disaster and counting down the days till I can buy an iPhone 5 and finally be rid of the worst phone I have ever owned in my life.

No matter how nice this deal looks I would urge anyone to avoid it like the plague because the os is terrible and will give you no end of problems not to mention no real apps because they are on iOS and Android and the disasterous Ovi Store will be closing soon anyway.
#26
Ev0lution
They are still trapped in 2005 when the iPhone was a pipedream and Android was still in its infancy. The tie up with Windows is desparate last throw of the dice for an ailing company who once were king and will never be again.

Most definitely.

Microsoft aren't innovative enough to bring anything new to the mobile OS market. For years Windows (and associated Office products) have 'borrowed' new features from elsewhere. They won't get away with that here.

If only people would start picking up on Linux like they have Android, people would realise open source is an excellent way of obtaining software.
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Ev0lution
The tie up with Windows is desparate last throw of the dice for an ailing company who once were king and will never be again.


http://media.macworld.co.uk/cmsdata/news/3222328/3G_mobile_sales_2010_Q1.jpg

OK, the data's a bit old but...
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At the end of the day its what you want from a phone which is something you carry with you most of the time. I got this phone even though I could have got any phone I wanted. Reasons being, one I needed a great camera on my phone, sat nav on my phone and the free ovi sat nav is really good, plus I also require digital compass. I also wanted HDMI out to display my photos and movies and an FM transmitter to play back music and all with a decent battery life!

So as far as I am concerned there is no other mobile phone that offfers all of the above!

I have all I need for my lifestyle in one handset. :-)
#29
^^

You've hit the nail on the head. If any product fulfills your needs it's a good product for you.

Personally, I would get a phone with android but accept that that's not a deal killer for everyone.
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Many people here are putting the phone down simply because nNkia has been receiving some bad press off late (and for a reason too). The fact is, that most of the reviews on reviews sites are positive about this phone. It has a good enough camera to beat even some entry level point and shoot digi cams. It has an hdmi output, plays most of the current video formats (Polly69 - poorly researched). And last but not least, battery life is better than most of the new generation "Smart"Phones. All this for a yearly £240 (if quidco works) contract, HOT.

Voted Hot. Cheers OP.
#31
Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole, let symbian die folks, it's for the best. I've had a play with one, it's dated, sluggish and vastly inferior to Android/OS4.
#32
kopking23
At the end of the day its what you want from a phone which is something you carry with you most of the time. I got this phone even though I could have got any phone I wanted. Reasons being, one I needed a great camera on my phone, sat nav on my phone and the free ovi sat nav is really good, plus I also require digital compass. I also wanted HDMI out to display my photos and movies and an FM transmitter to play back music and all with a decent battery life!

So as far as I am concerned there is no other mobile phone that offfers all of the above!

I have all I need for my lifestyle in one handset. :-)



Same here, I have a very limited number of wants, an excellent camera and not needing to charge the phone every night being at the top.
#33
You can still probably get £200 for the handset on ebay, so it's not a bad deal if you have a phone that's even vaguely usable (the N8 isn't). heck, you could sell the N8 and get yourself a San Francisco and still be quids in :)
#34
ndigits
Many people here are putting the phone down simply because nNkia has been receiving some bad press off late (and for a reason too). The fact is, that most of the reviews on reviews sites are positive about this phone. It has a good enough camera to beat even some entry level point and shoot digi cams. It has an hdmi output, plays most of the current video formats (Polly69 - poorly researched). And last but not least, battery life is better than most of the new generation "Smart"Phones. All this for a yearly £240 (if quidco works) contract, HOT.

Voted Hot. Cheers OP.


From owning one for a month (free promotional item from Nokia PR), I'd put it down because the software/OS is the buggiest pile of crud ever. It constantly fails to remember settings/passwords, even when remember me boxes are ticked and the nested menus are deep and labyrinthine in their complexity.

Its a shame as the hardware is lovely.
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i currently use a 1ghz snapdragon phone, running froyo, flash 10.1, its my first android. and i love it.

there are some features that i still miss from my old s60v3, and just the way you could do some things. and nokia cameras and xenon flash will always be better.

but overall i would have to say android is better, but may be that is because im using top spec phone running android, but either way, its good.

But saying that some of the features android brags about was available on my s60v3 nokia series in 2008/9, like using handset as wireless hotspot, using an app called joikuspot, winrar and winzip, sat nav, videocalling, adobe pdf, microsoft word/excel, emulators like gba, snes, megadrive etc. and i forgot to mention flash 10.1 via skyfire, as well as media players like core codec player playing avi mkv etc. not to forget all this on a 128mb ram phone.

so after all that my point is, there positives and negatives in everything, i havent seen an n8 handset in the flesh, but i wouldnt dismiss it as crap symbian because symbian phones have a lot of capability.

for web browsing i would definately recommend an android phone, with the flash 10.1/2

for calling/texting/durability get a nokia phone, get a dumb model, like a 1100/1200

and for both web browsing calling texting/ multimedia/gaming, then you have to do your research and make the trade off between them

always go down to a shop and test out the phones in person, do some research on unbiased review sites, check out forums to see what apps are being developed/cracked, and make an informed decision.

oh and by the way, this is HOT!!!

Edited By: shoryuken on May 05, 2011 16:23
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Nokia won't begin rolling out any WP7 phones until sometime in 2012, so I reckon Symbian^3 will be supported and updated for a couple of years at least. And a major update in a couple of months to address some previous problems, eg new web browser, portrait keyboard and UI improvements. The N8/Symbian has life in it yet, more so than some phones stuck with older versions of IOS & Android which will never be updated. Even current Blackberry users have been told they will not be getting version 7 of their OS.

As has been said, don't be put off with negative comments from OS 'snobs'. If the N8 meets your needs and can get it at a good price, then buy it. The excellent camera, Ovi Maps and battery life are still very competitive plus points for this phone.

Edited By: DelTarrant on May 05, 2011 16:45
#37
zcgby03
becknise


I bet you have'nt even touched one. I have it and believe it or not i sold my android phone for it.


Hahaha what an idiot. becknise = FAIL


WHAT A DUMBASS YOU ARE, zcgby03
#38
Well, like someone said already, in the end of the day it's what you want from a phone. I'm not a hardcore phone user, I just need that it would substitute my MP3 player, would have a good camera and would be easy to use and since I'm used to Symbian, then I don't see a reason why I shouldn't be getting it. I've seen a lot of Symbian haters and bla bla, but it's not about Symbian, it's what the phone offers itself. It's also a 12 month contract which means that you can get another phone in a year, which basically means that you won't have to worry about Symbian being dead and not being updated. If I'd have some money to spare, I'd get a Samsung Galaxy S2 as it meets my requirements as well, but the second after that is N8, so I'll just get on with it.
#39
to those who don't know and are considering getting this phone, the battery does not come out. can be annoying, but the build of this phone is solid, which i prefer. battery will last a day with full use, so unless you don't charge your phone at night, it won't die on you at unconvenient times. had this phone 8 months, and i'm happy. had the choice between htc mozard, desire, some windows phone and samsung galaxy, glad i took this one.


my review: plays music, comes with 8gb storage so all my itunes on there. camera is amazing, 12mp, video recording is in HD and amazing quality, i used it to film laboratory experiments where there was limited lighting and i could read the digital writing on the clock in the background. the web app is rubbish but is due to change in the update, in the mean time, opera mobile is a great alternative. ovi maps works well, the email app is rubbish but is due to change, the "social" (facebook, twitter) app could and will be improved, quickoffice allows you to make word and excel documents, pretty usefull for calculations on the go on excel. you need change settings around to something that suits you, and the homescreen to what suits you, it takes time, but its worth it.


Edited By: morales on May 05, 2011 17:48
#40
After getting stuck with the 5800 i would never touch another nokia or symbian device ever again. Definitely not for this price

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