Well wasn't a big thing in UK, it was just too late android and apple took over everything at that time :)
3 years later... Still the most popular phone in the GSMArena database with 26,745,182 hits. I can only laugh at people who were against it when it was announced. It's a classic while no one remembers their phones any more.
I think people have no clue how to review a phone. Burning answered questions are ...
How good is it in direct sunlight
How good is the speaker
How easy is it to use
For example I have a HTC desire running android 2.2.
HTC display in sunlight is useless
HTC speaker is pathetic
HTC no root access, cant get rid of memory hog programs I don't use, hardly any space to install applications, and most will not install on the SD card.
Thats a very serious downside, the N8 looks very good in comparison.
N8 Good in direct sunlight.
N8 Good loud speaker you can actually hear voice guided navigation in a car.
N8 No rooting bull sh..t
N8 Install what you want, and on the SD card
N8 Open free and QT compatible, Meago apps will be usable.
If you want to be screwed to the floor, buy an IPhone, Android is NOT linux, they killed all the best bits, its NOT open.
I have no other choice, sell the HTC and buy an N8.
Nokia n8's coast will not able to tolerate an average indian.I think Nokia N900 is most better than N8 exept the camera!!!
too many anti-nokia trolls are posting. really wish GSMarena would do something about this recurring trend. Maybe ban IP addresses with more than 10 "Troll" postings.....
The N8 looks very interesting. great connectivity & more than adequate camera specifications shown. It will support US T-mobile customers and the wifi specifications makes for great travel prospects. I wondering if it has image stabilization? as this is required by me in a point and shoot camera. any idea of pricing? looks like a good xmas present.
Same old Nokia, forget great operating system and interface, forget style and sex appeal, just hit us with the hardware, but MAN WHAT HARDWARE. Blows the competition away. It will sell like crazy, and with that louzy and ugly UI, I'm not sure they deserve that. But bravo for finally joining the serious smartfones club. X6 and N900 simply didn't cut it! Would i buy one? Hmmm, I'm an android user/lover, so I was already drooling over Samsung Galaxy S but if this fone's UI has enough convincing improvements over the X6, I may have to consider it.
It's not a Bazzoka type flagship like(unlike) Satio!!
(which weapon wud u compare n8 with!??)
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010I'm in love with this phone..nice work Nokia! but no wifi? uhmmm..buddy i do have a wifi in it
so dont worry
Deep space bar, 29 Apr 2010Symbian still has alot apps cause it still is symbian And symbian has been out for yearsYep it's about ten years since Ericsson released the first Symbian phone, the R380 with it's touchscreen.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010The CPU processor is a joke where the rest are shooting for 1GHz, they are still at 680 Mhz..."The CPU processor is a joke where the rest are shooting for 1GHz, they are still at 680 Mhz..."
The rest are at 1 Ghz??
I would rather say 1ghz is a joke as it is at the moment. It will run your battery empty in less than 1 day of normal use but will not bring any noticeable speed increase in everyday tasks. At least with Android it will actually feel a lot slower than Symbian phones. New Symbian 3 is even more efficient and faster.
Bye Bye Andrdoid & empty batteries.
Ahhhhhhhhh...... years and years of Nokia, than on the way to pick up 5800 I picked up an Android 2.1 !!! Nokia fan inside me died a little :) .... Android was and still is such a pleasant surprise, most of the time, it is indeed a breath of ultra fresh air after Symbian.
I’ve seen videos of Nokia N8 and boy…. They almost had me back in a heart beat… then I remembered N97 and it’s “presentation” ….. and Nokia fan died another dead….. but than again it has many lives, to many to count 
Simply put Nokia never lost me, and I do hope this phone is all it represents…. I know they will sell a lot of feature phones and still make a lot of money out of it…. But please don’t let us down like you did with N97…
P.S will get this phone… more then likely 
Deep space bar, 29 Apr 2010Symbian still has alot apps cause it still is symbian And symbian has been out for yearsThese troll Nokia haters dont know anything about symbian.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010But I bet ya the iphone 3g will sell more than the n8. Why do I think so? It's because the i... moreSymbian still has alot apps cause it still is symbian
And symbian has been out for years
the next story in entertainment...about to Begin..!!
or do we have to hold our breath longer!??(it's choking already!!)
cud it finally be the end of an episode with the n8!??
This particular episode getting..boring already!!(look at all the phones came after n95....ie. n81,n85n,n86,n95ii,n96,n97..they are all same wth hardly little changes here nd thre...lack of innovation!! me'd say!!)
may b nokia forgot its nseries motto....See.New..Hear.New..Feel.New.!??
C'mon nokia it's about tym to turn the page!! (wth the intro to next Big Nseries Lineup!!)...Seriously!!!
Dont let ur Nseries fans Down..!!!
[deleted post]i couldn't have said it better my self!
btw, i hate that there are people trying so hard to find flaws in this phone just so they dont feel so bad for having an iphone toy just like every second person. this "rivalry" comes directly from immaturity and jealousy
nokia has done well in phone hardware
time to put more effort on software to compete with others
so far the ovi maps is their great apps,
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010Don't forget that all other brands flasgships including SE Xperia X10, HTC Desire, Nexus One, ... moreIs it "has" or "will have" the fastest data communication speed on the planet?
What's the big deal about the HSDPA/HSUPA speed? Look at the spec for Motorola Milestone, which was released in Nov. 2009...
and can you elaborate how important is the speed for GPRS / EDGE when a device should be running on HSDPA/HSUPA most of the time?