Probably a Hybrid. lol Neither a Mobile nor a Tablet neither a table top stand, but a Mobile computer maybe.
Although Android phones which run Gingerbread are apparently pure form factor Mobile Tablet computers probably & not hybrid. Meego devices will be official Tablet Computers also!
Depends what you intend using this device for, if as a camera, maybe a good choice. As a smartphone, maybe average. Let's compare two handsets on pay-as-you-go, in Britain. N8 £329 Tesco, ZTE Blade aka San Francisco on Orange £99. I don't work for Orange so don't think I'm biased here! At £99 you get a 480x800 Oled display, capacitive one at that and IT ROCKS! Android 2.1, a fast GPU, but a processor similar to the N8. N8 640x480, and having seen them side by side, the only 'better' in N8 is contrast ration, only just better though. Audio much better in N8 though, camera junk in Blade, true. But bang for buck, and quality that you would never expect from ZTE that rivals Nokia, the ZTE screen is glass, and can tell you scratches with great difficulty, unlike HTC Desire. The Blade runs NFS, almost as fast as N8, but at greater resolution (provided you close all background apps running) I intend to get an N8, as love the idea of easy HDMI connection, and USB on the go, but apart from that may actually be thinking the Blade is the flagship handset, and better, how odd when you think of price differential. Nokia have good build quality (apart from my 5230 with its THIN plastic that still makes odd creaking noises, yuk!) Time will tell if N8 is another N95 for them. Too late mabe, better out there perhaps, at similar or cheaper price
can i ask, when you receive a text message on this phone, do you get the usual nokia standard '1 new message' or does it show the name of the person texting, as on samsung etc.
These specs just do not bode well when paired with Android. It's going to have to have one serious energy source.
Nameless, 02 Nov 2010'say the analysts?' Stop believing the FUD, they are paid to misguide us...
Its like audio ca... moreWell said. You can make your own cables using wires & plugs from standard home appliances. There is no point paying stupid money because people who have great hearing, even engineers can't hear the perceivable difference.
There is so much noise that the human ear cannot pick up. The frequencies are never the same frequencies, they always somehow change. Something science can't explain. It's a phenomenah where the perceivable variables will always be variable.
I think people just think a perceptional change has taken place. With psycho acoustics, the same can be said. Whether a change in the aoucstic soundstage really changes based on the amount of physical noise from lights, electricity, circuits. Could actually help lessen noise etc. etc.
I have bought aktimate maxi speakers. But with the replace polarities you'll be surprised to hear a little bit more warmth from switching them & tye channels.
Dear all I'm a regular reader in this forum.and almost everyday i used to come here cuz i simply love this site.
First of all I'm a fashion designer.so I'm not a technical person.now I'm using nokia e61i and i had nokia e90 which i broke by myself once a very midnight cuz my girl friend annoyed me badly.however 1 month back i buy nokia 5233 and just btd10700 that means only 160usd.ok my plan had to buy nokia n8 but due to delay iv to choose another option as my 2nd handset as 5233 and this is my first touch screen phone.
Ok before i purchase i knew it very well that it does t even any office application no zip manager no adobe reader no gps even poor audio quality without hand s free.i don't even choose 5230 it has gps though.
ok i don't v proper idea about google os but i know about i phone.but from the very beginning i just hate it cuz price factor and limitation you all know such kind off issue.
Now why should i pick this 5233 cuz i know how to manage out now i v all those software quick office, adobe zip manager, win rar, oxford ,spb shell 3.7 which all are free.right Now my music player is open spb open, total recall open auto hello open, blacklist open, auto lock open, opera mini 5.1 with swype open.what I'm trying to tellin u guys this is nokia and there os, this what they can do.my ph not even hackl like my e61i
I ll buy n8 once price ll fallen cuz current local shop owner asking 65000bdt almost $950
last word nokia n8 ll be an unlimited possibilities.
Everydays I am reading the comment for n8. Today, I tried the n8 in the store it has excellent feature but:
1. It has bad touch screen compare with iPhone 4 and galaxy s
2. The multi task is uncomfortable compare with other ( the touch response when closing the applications
3. The number of applications is nothing compare with iPhone and android
4. Os is outdated compare with the others
5. Nokia massaging for email is lag with mail for exchange
6. Slow interface compare with iPhone 4 ( galaxy s laging with you keep open alot of applications )
7. Price is reasonable but in my opinion I will add some money to buy something butter than this
8. The browser is terrible ( in my opinion it is most important feature in smart phone nowadays.
This is my comments
'say the analysts?' Stop believing the FUD, they are paid to misguide us...
Its like audio cables and the cr@p they said about them, is 10000usd for 1 foot copper justified? No? Well, people with a diploma said they are worth the price. I for one don't buy it nor do I buy in the stories about Symbian dying. An efficient OS like that can only evolve...
[deleted post]yeah right, that's why sony got out of the top 5 smartA$$!
and you want us to use android shit? NEVER, this shit sucks resources like an old donkey. keep it to yourself.
The Nokia N8 is expected to help increase shipments around the holiday season but Symbian is falling and Nokia needs to move with MeeGo, say the analysts.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010Rules are different from country to country !!! Maybe he bought phone from friend.what do you ... moreStop spreading those lies. Anyone can go into a store and try N8 themselves.
It is very fast and smooth. Galaxy S has worse lag than N8.
[deleted post]Rules are different from country to country !!! Maybe he bought phone from friend.what do you care.I had this phone for three hours and it is the lagiest and bagiest phone i have ever used.N95 eat this phone alive.
just a phone i will love to have and compare with my sony ericsson's phone.without that i think is an ordinary mobile phone
Engineer Man, 02 Nov 2010Now I think official release is supposed to 4th Nov. But Nokia clearly print on their website ... moreAll the phone manufacturers are currently suffering component shortages. For example, manufacturers like HTC are actually releasing new phones with non-AMOLED screens exactly because there simply aren't enough to go around.
If you combine that to the fact that C7 and N8 are selling very well and have been sold out in many places, it is most likely impossible for Nokia to stick to their earlier release plans no matter how much they wanted to.
Tanvir_666, 02 Nov 2010Thanx ... Actually so many ppl r complaining in this blog that their fn is freezing or restart... moreThe Nokia N8 is the most feature packed device in the market right now! U guys are complaining about hardware and outdated software????? I thought the features made the device! I mean its easy to overlook some hardware and software shortcomings if the device has enough features to keep you entertained! Dont get caught up in all of the OS bullshit! Because that can be changed without even buying a new device nowadays so can software shortcomings! So that leaves the hardware - i wont miss a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM if my 600MHz processor with 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM runs my games, videos, movies, music and browsing very comfortably! I personally prefer the balance of the Nokia N8!!
N8 owners, plz dont worry. The up-coming software will fix many bugs & issues.
N8 is really the technology. Cool device.
Selva, 02 Nov 2010Hi Tanvir.. I have bought this phone on 25th Oct. Am much happy with the phone. Its amazing an... moreThanx ... Actually so many ppl r complaining in this blog that their fn is freezing or restarting... that's making the confusion for me.... Once I thought about HTC Desire HD also... But it also has some problem too,eg.poor battery life,miserable speaker,no amoled display.... So may be I'm going for N8... Let's see.... Thanks again....