Personally I never liked gold phones ever since the Ericsson T68(see link below), there's just something about them that looks too ostentatious, black or silver look a lot more refined.
Gold looks like a pimp phone, good for drug dealers and criminals.
what a dumb phone nokia come out with..
isnt it the same as other 8800 just the material used to make it is different
guess nokia is running out of idea
Dhir, 03 Jan 2009lets say you have a gold plated barbeque and a advanced microwave oven. which one is more luxurious?Of course the barbeque
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2009Its a shame these phones cost so much, the lack of features is almost criminal for the price t... morelets say you have a gold plated barbeque and a advanced microwave oven. which one is more luxurious?
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2009first of all this device is made for mafia,show-biz,movie actors,singers,"luxury company" weme... moreWhen the price will fall in such short time it goes to show that these phone aren't luxury but just hyped piece. thier prices are high but value is less.
and you are just emphasizing that high price + gold = luxury whereas i say more function + less price = more luxury.
you all people are just proving it again and again as a nice show piece than a nice mobile phone.
Its a shame these phones cost so much, the lack of features is almost criminal for the price they ask. Sure the handset looks good and there is still a market of people who love the 8800 series, but an 18 carat gold plated phone is a tad over-the-top.
Plenty of potential to upgrade this series: wi-fi, bigger camera, expandable memory, improved 3G etc.
Who knows, maybe a platinum plated 8800 will achieve these extra features :P
mike, 02 Jan 2009HELLO! PLEASE REMEMBER THIS PHONE IS A LUXURY PHONE!!! L U X U R Y there is a bi... moresorry mike,even a rich person need a high specs in a phone.not just 18k of gold plated body..it is useless of being show off for the rich person if the phone is left behind among the others in technology..people said,dont judge 'PHONE' by its cover..
Dhir, 02 Jan 2009how do you define luxury?? does it mean a rediculously expensive piece of metal or luxury is s... morefirst of all this device is made for mafia,show-biz,movie actors,singers,"luxury company" wemen who want to show off how rich they are.who wants to detach very clear from the big mass of 6500,6300-gold users,will buy this phone. anyway it's price will fall at half in 6-7 months for brand new models. look at scirocco price evolution:is 430 euro brand new and 250 -300 euro at 2nd hand. so,what's the problem??
This is a cool phone had the 8800 the features are same as any normal phone but this phone was not designed on features it was designed on looks and they have done a great job. Waiting for this to come out any idea of when it actually been released because so many people just chat crap is there like an official release date, and not this 'word on the great vine' lol
Another crap arte...who give a rat arse if its gold! Come on nokia give us something new!!!
how do you define luxury?? does it mean a rediculously expensive piece of metal or luxury is something (a device) which can do all the task (well if not all then many task)like taking beter picture, better connectivity, better productivity etc at lesser price than something which is rediculously priced??
i guess it comes down to people taste to define what luxury is. but its rediculous to redicule the economic condition in poorer countries just to try to defend this overly priced piece of metal. kindly do enlight me what is luxury suppose to mean in term of mobile phones. i understand living in big house, having body guards, 5 digit pay check, being born in a developed nation is luxury, but what luxury does this cell phone provide other than making calls, texting and being shiny is appearance.
no matter how you look at it. this phone will always be a luxury so dont ever compare it to other plastic phone because this phone is made of GOLD! oh and VERTU is also a luxury phone.
HELLO! PLEASE REMEMBER THIS PHONE IS A LUXURY PHONE!!!
there is a big difference between luxury and needs
if you have the money, and if you know you are rich then buy this phone
if you are a normal social climbing b#$%^ then dont buy this phone.
someone said that this phone is an "eye candy" for thieves? uhm if you walk on the streets of a thirdworld country - yes, but if you are rich and you have a car and you have body guards and you live in a safe place, no.
basically this is a luxury phone, for the love of God, it's 18k GOLD! this phone is LUXURY not your everyday NEED! wifi, expandable memory? hello! those stuff are for people who needs to work hard.
master, 31 Dec 2008mate i dont think u no what your talking about, u workin in a phone shop ay! big deal want a m... moreYou're talking about someone not having class and style and you can't type a sentence using proper words. Saying someone doesn't have class because they can see this phone is an overpriced piece of junk is ridiculous. Working in the mobile industry I can tell you the 8800's are a joke among us all and the only reason we love selling them is they are FANTASTIC commission!
I wouldn't feel bad selling YOU one at all!