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The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, HD-quality video recording, film editing software All in a beautiful, aluminium design and now exclusively from Nokia Direct with 32GB* of memory.
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#1
I know two people with this phone, both of whom have said stay well clear of it... I don't know why, and I don't know if generally it is considered a good phone; however, it rings alarm bells for me when 100% of owners (i know) don't like it lol!

Edited By: chrismarriott66 on Feb 25, 2011 14:03
#2
It's true. I know two people who purchased this phone (one on Voda and one Tesco mobile) and both have complained about crashing, wifi dropping connection and slow down on the handset during general usage.

Nokia should re-release this handset with W7.
1 Like #3
I have this phone & I am happy with it. There are some issues but the advantages out way the issues. I had a iPhone 3GS before this and the only thing I miss about that is the web browser. I have SPB mobile installed on it & it has made the user experience much better!
Hope that helps you guys
#4
Nokia is DEAD.

RIP
#5
wadz
I have this phone & I am happy with it. There are some issues but the advantages out way the issues. I had a iPhone 3GS before this and the only thing I miss about that is the web browser. I have SPB mobile installed on it & it has made the user experience much better!
Hope that helps you guys


Mate ...You are living in stone age ....
2 Likes #6
bibu
wadz
I have this phone & I am happy with it. There are some issues but the advantages out way the issues. I had a iPhone 3GS before this and the only thing I miss about that is the web browser. I have SPB mobile installed on it & it has made the user experience much better!
Hope that helps you guys



Mate ...You are living in stone age ....


I have been using this phone from October, after the new update PR1.1 the phone works much better, mine has been working fine, no crashes all stable and with the new 2.0 firmware which will be coming out soon, the phone will be even better.
Yeah living in the stone age when the Nokia N8 has a HDMI output, USB on the go, 12 mp cam...
2 Likes #7
The hardware spec is great, I'd love to see it running Android rather than Symbian though. (ducks...)
#8
No matter how much any N8 owner supports it, the fact is that N8's mother Nokia itself dislikes its child (symbian). That is why they have ditched it in favour of WP7.
When Nokia does not like their own OS, there is no point in going out and buying a phone that runs on an uncompetitive OS by today's standards and would not ever get any update, even if it gets one, it wont be as good as even the first Iphone ever released (Nokia CEO quoted the same in his last letter to his employees). I am not an Apple fanboy though. Just my general thought.
#9
bibu
Nokia is DEAD.RIP

I would steer clear of Nokia and use an iPhone or an Android Phone.

Nokia have always made good Phone's, however their operating system is miles behind everyone else.


Edited By: alexandercooper on Feb 25, 2011 14:55
#10
I really want to buy that phone as i love its camera, battery life and fast GPS, it has good Reevoo ratings as well. But i'm waiting for dual core phones to come out so the price of this nokia will drop :)
#11
casperecium
I really want to buy that phone as i love its camera, battery life and fast GPS, it has good Reevoo ratings as well. But i'm waiting for dual core phones to come out so the price of this nokia will drop :)


We are due a new wave of phones, i.e. the LG Optimus 2X and the iPhone 5, but I wouldn't say this is going to tumble in price as a result... It's already free on a £25pm contract with no haggling necessary!
#12
So that's more than £600 over a 2 year lock-in period for a phone that's already out of date and buggy? Add Nokia's change of direction (should have been to Android though!) and it's VERY hard to figure out why anyone not already locked into this phone would choose one now.
#13
Nokia N8: the sum of the parts are not greater than the whole in this phone
its a collection of high spec parts all working on there own.( in between crashing)
and 256mb ram wtf. orange sf has 512mb and only costs £90.
#14
7iain7
Nokia N8: the sum of the parts are not greater than the whole in this phone
its a collection of high spec parts all working on there own.( in between crashing)
and 256mb ram wtf. orange sf has 512mb and only costs £90.

+1
#15
alexandercooper
bibu
Nokia is DEAD.RIP


I would steer clear of Nokia and use an iPhone or an Android Phone.

Nokia have always made good Phone's, however their operating system is miles behind everyone else.


Yeah cos all other phones has multi-tasking 10 years ago, native hdmi + dolby support, usb-on-the-go and support for 3 UI architectures? Quick guys, the NFC chip in new Nokia's with driver support only in Symbian phones is SOOOO old that we must hide it and never allow people to use contactless information retrieval and card payments. Just because the UI is similar to 100m+ symbian users does not mean its stone-age, one could say it maintains similarity for those wanting to upgrade. We dont want people to have basic things like wallpapers, folders, custom ringtones and open bluetooth do we?!

As for "Nokia abandoning symbian", not true. They expect to ship another 150m symbian devices in the next few years and once the new Qt UI comes out in PR 2.0, it will redefine the current S^3. Nokia made their mistakes buy using resistive touchscreens, low cpu/ram and not making S^1 user friendly but anyone who has actually USED an S^3 phone can feel a difference. Being a keyboard warrior and reading the anti-Nokia propaganda all day seems to be most people's mobile opinion atm.

As for the 256mb ram comment - its a non-issue. S^3 is fully scalable so runs as fast as most other phones with a 680mhz cpu, dedicated gpu and ~155mb of free ram. People think high numbers are all that matter but we all know for instance that 1033mhz ram is quicker than 533mhz, even if both sticks are 2gb in size.


Edited By: Betas on Feb 25, 2011 19:43: typo
1 Like #16
bibu
wadz
I have this phone & I am happy with it. There are some issues but the advantages out way the issues. I had a iPhone 3GS before this and the only thing I miss about that is the web browser. I have SPB mobile installed on it & it has made the user experience much better!
Hope that helps you guys


lol, living in the stone age, lol!
search the net and get educated before you make such statements. Yes nokia has a UI that is behind Android & iPhone but this is still a good smartphone.

Mate ...You are living in stone age ....
#17
this phone is great

i was watching a movie from my usb which was attached on the phone(USB TO GO), then the phone was attached to my tv via the HDMI

tell me that an iPhone to atleast 1 of it, NO
#18
nothing (i mean nothing!) beats the N900 browsing experience, especiallly when clocked at 1GHz. the iphones and androids are flashy and nice to use, but its all well and good on mobile sites with my old N95 could hadle without breaking a sweat.

Try loading a full desktop website and they will struggle. The N900 handles, youtube almost the same as my desktop, plus with samba i can stream from/to my n900 to my pc.
#19
Your desktop must be out of date as well then. Get an iphone
#20
Hee Hee Hee.
#21
rash
nothing (i mean nothing!) beats the N900 browsing experience, especiallly when clocked at 1GHz. the iphones and androids are flashy and nice to use, but its all well and good on mobile sites with my old N95 could hadle without breaking a sweat.

Try loading a full desktop website and they will struggle. The N900 handles, youtube almost the same as my desktop, plus with samba i can stream from/to my n900 to my pc.


Do you need a Lense to see the desktop version on your N900? what would you do with your N900 clocking at 1ghz? has N900 got access to 100 thousand apps as did Iphone or Android?

the fact is that Nokia ditched their own OS. If Nokia were as optimistic as you Nokia should still be producing MeeGo or Symbian devices. But Nokia did not realize a future in them. Albeit Nokia made a statement that they still provide a support to Symbian, its only to soothe their investors and to tackle a sudden drop in their share price. Sooner or later Nokia will announce they are abandoning their support for Symbian and MeeGo.
#22
Betas
alexandercooper
bibu
Nokia is DEAD.RIP


I would steer clear of Nokia and use an iPhone or an Android Phone.

Nokia have always made good Phone's, however their operating system is miles behind everyone else.


Yeah cos all other phones has multi-tasking 10 years ago, native hdmi + dolby support, usb-on-the-go and support for 3 UI architectures? Quick guys, the NFC chip in new Nokia's with driver support only in Symbian phones is SOOOO old that we must hide it and never allow people to use contactless information retrieval and card payments. Just because the UI is similar to 100m+ symbian users does not mean its stone-age, one could say it maintains similarity for those wanting to upgrade. We dont want people to have basic things like wallpapers, folders, custom ringtones and open bluetooth do we?!

As for "Nokia abandoning symbian", not true. They expect to ship another 150m symbian devices in the next few years and once the new Qt UI comes out in PR 2.0, it will redefine the current S^3. Nokia made their mistakes buy using resistive touchscreens, low cpu/ram and not making S^1 user friendly but anyone who has actually USED an S^3 phone can feel a difference. Being a keyboard warrior and reading the anti-Nokia propaganda all day seems to be most people's mobile opinion atm.

As for the 256mb ram comment - its a non-issue. S^3 is fully scalable so runs as fast as most other phones with a 680mhz cpu, dedicated gpu and ~155mb of free ram. People think high numbers are all that matter but we all know for instance that 1033mhz ram is quicker than 533mhz, even if both sticks are 2gb in size.



End of the day consumer always look value for their mney.
If Android and Apple offers their value for money, why would one go for a Nokia mobile HOPING that it would get better some day.
especially when the Nokia itself admitted their defeat.
#23
baldude


End of the day consumer always look value for their mney.
If Android and Apple offers their value for money, why would one go for a Nokia mobile HOPING that it would get better some day.
especially when the Nokia itself admitted their defeat.

Don't need to hope I get certain thing. With most apps on other platforms available on S^3 and a better phone out of the box, most Nokia owners are content with what they have. 100k apps, less than 100 of which are useful/used often, its a bit of a non-argument.
#24
Betas


Don't need to hope I get certain thing. With most apps on other platforms available on S^3 and a better phone out of the box, most Nokia owners are content with what they have. 100k apps, less than 100 of which are useful/used often, its a bit of a non-argument.

if most users are content, why the nokia's share in smart phones is not growing but falling down rapidly? I have an android phone and if i think of an app that i would need, I'll have a choice of 10 apps. Symbian's browser is the worst thing that i had ever seen. OVI store is just crap. I would know all the apps they ever had by their name and functionality etc.,
In his last letter to his employees, Nokia's CEO referred that Nokia could not produce a mobile that can compete with first Iphone Apple had produced.
3 years ago Android had less than Symbian's market share, today Android had outpaced everyone else and stood on top. In the mean time, Nokia admitted their fault and defeat and goignn towards WP7 rather than Symbian 3. If Nokia thinks Symbian can turn around teh things for them, why would they encourage WP7?
from the above decision alone, Nokia's Symbian 3 is worst than brand new a few month old WP7. that is where the Nokia sees their future.

Edited By: baldude on Feb 26, 2011 16:28
1 Like #25
in my opinion Nokia should not have put all its eggs in one basket as far as WP7 is concerned as good as it maybe. MeeGo os would have given nokia its own identity.
The Nokia n900 is a better phone than the n8 in many ways apart from the bizzare choice of a resistive screen. So Nokia can still make great phones as the n900 proved.
#26
baldude
Betas


Don't need to hope I get certain thing. With most apps on other platforms available on S^3 and a better phone out of the box, most Nokia owners are content with what they have. 100k apps, less than 100 of which are useful/used often, its a bit of a non-argument.
if most users are content, why the nokia's share in smart phones is not growing but falling down rapidly? I have an android phone and if i think of an app that i would need, I'll have a choice of 10 apps. Symbian's browser is the worst thing that i had ever seen. OVI store is just crap. I would know all the apps they ever had by their name and functionality etc.,
In his last letter to his employees, Nokia's CEO referred that Nokia could not produce a mobile that can compete with first Iphone Apple had produced.
3 years ago Android had less than Symbian's market share, today Android had outpaced everyone else and stood on top. In the mean time, Nokia admitted their fault and defeat and goignn towards WP7 rather than Symbian 3. If Nokia thinks Symbian can turn around teh things for them, why would they encourage WP7?
from the above decision alone, Nokia's Symbian 3 is worst than brand new a few month old WP7. that is where the Nokia sees their future.
Yet the amount of symbian based phones shipped by nokia have seen growth year on year? The fact only nttdocomo and nokia mainly ship symbian phones as opposed to the countless oem's that ship android and user adoption has given android its growth. The new qt/qml based browser coming out in pr 2.0 should fix the browser issue. Symbian ITSELF is the best os out there, its the UI ontop which lags in dev.

The precise reason nokia boycotted android was because their phones would be in amongst the hundreds of other android phones, giving them no space to breathe. Made more sense to go for WP7 and have a greater influence on ms to move wp7 a way beneficial to both. That trojan horse Elop is from NA, where Symbian never boded well - symbian holds around 60-75% market share in all other regions apart from North America. The American media has had a HUGE influence on smartphones in the past 4 years - before the iphone, they all ran around with moto v3's.

The problem is that apple ship one phone a year, based one set of hardware. Nokia ship around 30 symbian handsets a year, all of different spec - now you tell me, whats easier to keep ontop of? We have seen the problem even with android OEMs, e.g. how long did people have to wait for a newer version of android for the xperia x10?

The N900 is simply a beast but again - Nokia seemed not to learn that resistive touchscreens cannot compete in todays market. Dont know where meego is going but intel seem annoyed about the nokia-winmo combination so could mean it will be demoted or dropped completely.

Oh and ovi store last year produced 719% yoy profits last year - obviously its doing something or another.

Edited By: Betas on Feb 26, 2011 19:11
1 Like #27
Betas

1. Yet the amount of symbian based phones shipped by nokia have seen growth year on year? The fact only nttdocomo and nokia mainly ship symbian phones as opposed to the countless oem's that ship android and user adoption has given android its growth. 2. The new qt/qml based browser coming out in pr 2.0 should fix the browser issue. 3.Symbian ITSELF is the best os out there, its the UI ontop which lags in dev.

4.The precise reason nokia boycotted android was because their phones would be in amongst the hundreds of other android phones, giving them no space to breathe. Made more sense to go for WP7 and have a greater influence on ms to move wp7 a way beneficial to both. That trojan horse Elop is from NA, where Symbian never boded well - 4A.symbian holds around 60-75% market share in all other regions apart from North America. The American media has had a HUGE influence on smartphones in the past 4 years - before the iphone, they all ran around with moto v3's.

5.The problem is that apple ship one phone a year, based one set of hardware. Nokia ship around 30 symbian handsets a year, all of different spec - now you tell me, whats easier to keep ontop of? We have seen the problem even with android OEMs, e.g. 6.how long did people have to wait for a newer version of android for the xperia x10?

The N900 is simply a beast but again - Nokia seemed not to learn that7. resistive touchscreens cannot compete in todays market. 8.Dont know where meego is going but intel seem annoyed about the nokia-winmo combination so could mean it will be demoted or dropped completely.

9.Oh and ovi store last year produced 719% yoy profits last year - obviously its doing something or another.


1. Nokia's number of symbian phones shipped had increased BUT total market share had dropped by nearly 10% which is Very Very Very significant. if Symbian continues to loose their market share at this rate, symbian total market share after 3 years would be in single digit. It was a decision making time for Nokia

2. As a consumer, I search value for money, why would I shell out hundreds of quids and hope Nokia would improve their OS when they failed to do it since when the first iphone was shipped three years ago. especially when for the same money as what nokia costs, I could get a brand new Apple or Android mobile which runs on more mature OS and even as we speak you can think of something you wnat your phone ot do there already are built in apps its all about matter of time for you to search the app store to find one. Browser on a mobile is a major issue, we call a mobile smart because it is to gradually decrease the use of laptop. when you cant get the basic thing right while others like android in 3 yrs times can improve it why would i still want to buy a Nokia running on Symbian or MeeGo?
3. Not every smartphone user is a software architect for suppose to understand it, for consumer all that matters is value for money. If Symbian was the best OS out there, why did SE, Samsung and others who collectively owned symbian ditched them?
4. Nokia needs an identitiy and with android their team wont be competitive enough to produce a smartphoen that runs on android and can still compete against HTC or Samsung. that is why they chose a new OS to keep their identity protected. But again, my fear is can Nokia deliver a good Windows Mobile phone that can compete with HTC (great build and hardware), Samsung (SuperAmoled Plus, a technology that can make your mobile weight less yet uses very less battery and gives you a perfect picture quality).....if Nokia fail to deliver one mobile phone that has as good hardware as HTC or Samsung that day is the final nail in their coffin
4A. America is still the largest consumer and can influence their choice to the outside world...for example Apple.
5. why make 50 mobiles a year and yet try to match a single iphone released 3-4 yrs ago. Its not quantity but the quality that matters.
6. I see that as an active competititon, if HTC releases an update as soon as goolge releases their new OS, then go and buy HTC product why buy a SE or Samsung product that you know are notorious to release updates. consumer got good choice now to go to other manufacturer.
7. you answered this yourself. This clearly shows that Nokia do not want to learn from their mistakes then how can a consumer can hope they would change
8. That is going to happen for sure someday. Intel have to realize that when you produce a chip for mobile it is optimized enough that it uses less power.
9. When you have a market you do see improvement. what do you call Android or Apples growth then? that is uncomparable. They are huge.

One thing is for sure. There is a tough task ahead of Nokia. But again now I see Nokia as a mere hardware manufacturer for the mobiles. when HTC and Samsung are coming up with some brilliant mobiles and have their own R&Ds to produce chips, screens etc....i see the Nokia scope of winning the markets is not that great.



Edited By: baldude on Feb 26, 2011 20:19
#28
7iain7
in my opinion Nokia should not have put all its eggs in one basket as far as WP7 is concerned as good as it maybe. MeeGo os would have given nokia its own identity.
The Nokia n900 is a better phone than the n8 in many ways apart from the bizzare choice of a resistive screen. So Nokia can still make great phones as the n900 proved.


well, a £80 Orange San Francisco has a capacitive screen, 3yrs old Apple phone has a capacitive. why the resistive. having a smooth running OS was the thing of competition when the first OS cameout. It is all now a standard for a smart phone. Today's competition is all about providing the apps to do normal things. If my daily routine is to check my stock prices, my twitter, facebook updates and mails I need an app so that i can do these at just one touch on my smartphone and I dont need to log in to my laptop for each to get the information.
Nokia has failed in yesterday's competition (to come with good hardware), todays competition (to come with good apps)....who knows what the tomorrows competition is going to be....beware when tomorrow comes, the things of copetition in yesterday and day before are standard tomorrow.
#29
Very valid points baldude - I tip my hat to you. Will see ofcourse where the phone market goes over this next year but the excessive bashing of nokia handsets seems the norm to 99/100 people - often unjustified. The n8 showed big changes in nokia's thought process and their aim to actually get a good phone out for once but people still think of the failed phones from s^1 so give them the palm...
1 Like #30
Betas
Very valid points baldude - I tip my hat to you. Will see ofcourse where the phone market goes over this next year but the excessive bashing of nokia handsets seems the norm to 99/100 people - often unjustified. The n8 showed big changes in nokia's thought process and their aim to actually get a good phone out for once but people still think of the failed phones from s^1 so give them the palm...

well, did i ever tell you that I was a nokia fanboy? I really liked all my old Nokia's cause in their contemporary times they were just brilliant. My last one Nokia N95 was a star the first one to combine a music player, dvd quality video, GPS and 8GB of space (micro sd). But the N95 was like a tide it rose and rose and rose and only to fall. I'd never seen another mastery work such as N95 released in the market to compete in contemporary other mobiles.
But today, I neither support Nokia, Android nor IOS.
I only support a system that justifies its usability and pricing.
rant over.
#31
baldude
rash
nothing (i mean nothing!) beats the N900 browsing experience, especiallly when clocked at 1GHz. the iphones and androids are flashy and nice to use, but its all well and good on mobile sites with my old N95 could hadle without breaking a sweat.

Try loading a full desktop website and they will struggle. The N900 handles, youtube almost the same as my desktop, plus with samba i can stream from/to my n900 to my pc.


Do you need a Lense to see the desktop version on your N900? what would you do with your N900 clocking at 1ghz? has N900 got access to 100 thousand apps as did Iphone or Android?

the fact is that Nokia ditched their own OS. If Nokia were as optimistic as you Nokia should still be producing MeeGo or Symbian devices. But Nokia did not realize a future in them. Albeit Nokia made a statement that they still provide a support to Symbian, its only to soothe their investors and to tackle a sudden drop in their share price. Sooner or later Nokia will announce they are abandoning their support for Symbian and MeeGo.


No, the N900 web browser has this little thing called zooming - you press a button and the elements on the page get bigger!! Cutting egde stuff!

Clocking the N900 1Ghz makes rendering webpages and the whole phone snappier (by enough for a phone released in 2009 to be able to come close to some of the latest phones currently on the market).

The N900 runs Linux - properly unlike android. Which means, 99% of the apps you download for your fancy iphone/android like controlling your pc (ssh) etc are already present on it, and the remaining apps can be easily adapted to run on it, there are more USEFULL apps for the N900 than there will ever be for the iphone or android.

As for the future of Meego/symbian that remains to be seen.
#32
rash
baldude
rash
nothing (i mean nothing!) beats the N900 browsing experience, especiallly when clocked at 1GHz. the iphones and androids are flashy and nice to use, but its all well and good on mobile sites with my old N95 could hadle without breaking a sweat.

Try loading a full desktop website and they will struggle. The N900 handles, youtube almost the same as my desktop, plus with samba i can stream from/to my n900 to my pc.

Do you need a Lense to see the desktop version on your N900? what would you do with your N900 clocking at 1ghz? has N900 got access to 100 thousand apps as did Iphone or Android?

the fact is that Nokia ditched their own OS. If Nokia were as optimistic as you Nokia should still be producing MeeGo or Symbian devices. But Nokia did not realize a future in them. Albeit Nokia made a statement that they still provide a support to Symbian, its only to soothe their investors and to tackle a sudden drop in their share price. Sooner or later Nokia will announce they are abandoning their support for Symbian and MeeGo.

No, the N900 web browser has this little thing called zooming - you press a button and the elements on the page get bigger!! Cutting egde stuff!

Clocking the N900 1Ghz makes rendering webpages and the whole phone snappier (by enough for a phone released in 2009 to be able to come close to some of the latest phones currently on the market).

The N900 runs Linux - properly unlike android. Which means, 99% of the apps you download for your fancy iphone/android like controlling your pc (ssh) etc are already present on it, and the remaining apps can be easily adapted to run on it, there are more USEFULL apps for the N900 than there will ever be for the iphone or android.

As for the future of Meego/symbian that remains to be seen.
True, that was the main attraction of the n900 for me - a proper terminal and ssh/ftp access out the box made it more like a portable computer unlike other smartphones.

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