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> In reply to Tan @ 2010-06-04 07:01 from vQ1L - click to readWe need Sony to go and Nokia to go so we can get best technology for lowest price

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  • 2010-06-04 21:55
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> In reply to Engineer Man @ 2010-06-04 21:30 from n5QF - click to read Win 7 requires less powerful hardware operating requirements than Windows XP. ????? whaattt ? you have no idea what are you talking about... Engineer man :) maybe go to Microsoft courses - win 7 need 2gigs of ram for best performance - you can use 1gig unless you only listening winamp.

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  • 2010-06-04 21:47
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Absolutely. You bet S^3 will be radically different from any other S^* device you'll have used before. People have no idea that S^* is a light OS. The only area it currently fails in is glamour. UI, widgets & especially simple & quick functionality. S^3 will radically change this.

Nokia realise where S^* is weak & know where the competition is excelling. They have learned one or two things. There will definately be improvements this time on larger scale.

For a start, symbian devices use great ARM processors, & because symbian is light & very efficient it isn't weighed down & doesn't need fast CPU's. It utilizes very little overheads in terms of CPU requests. It's also economical in the battery life department. Plus is isn't weighed down with bloatware.

The difference you'll see is in the UI 3d interface of the OS, & widgets & homescreen department. This will be properly hardware accelerated by a dedicated GPU which is fast & will be responsible for drawing every pixel onto screen faster than CPU of before which no other Symbian phone has utlized before.

Also S^3 will be much simpler & quicker to navigate through menu structure with one touch rather than double clicking through lots of menus in older OS's. More buttons will be implemented into each menu to make it Quicker to access.

All this means that Symbian will excel & will be much quicker with a 680Mhz ARM CPU utilizing an ever lighter, kernel modified, memory management modified & GPU operated interface. Believe me when i say that the CPU is more than adequate enough.

Android is much like comparing Older windows OS to newer ones from Microsoft. New OS came along needing higher requirements in terms of specification & hardware needing an upgrade in hardware such as vista for machine built for Windows XP for example. Then Win 7 came along & actually reversed that trend. Win 7 requires less powerful hardware operating requirements than Windows XP.

The same can be said for Symbian vs Android devices. It's all about the operating requirements of the software, how manageable & resourceful the OS is. The N8 hardware & S^3 is still in beta testing stages. Don't make asumptions that the N8 doesn't have a fast enough CPU, that's just rubbish.


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  • 2010-06-04 21:30
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> In reply to andy burgin @ 2010-06-04 20:48 from 3pH0 - click to readThere are, or were, many Youtube videos demonstrating real time usage of the Nokia N8 capabilities from users with prototypes. The problem is that they are being removed quickly. Try searching Youtube for the most recent uploaded Nokia N8 videos every now and then.

If you believe the Nokia N8 have Dolby Digital speakers on the device, it doesn't. The Nokia N8 have a single mono speaker equipped with a Class D amplifier. The HDMI feature on the Nokia N8 has the 1.3 version specification which supports output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio streams.

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  • 2010-06-04 21:19
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It's a shame how people discredit Symbian without knowing its capabilities. This link demonstrates Symbian can meet and exceed the competition.

http://forum.dailymobile.se/in...13356.0.html

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  • 2010-06-04 21:00
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to be truethful Nokia, Samsung, LG, SE, and of course HTC, are all super devices. HTC dethroned iphone 3G. with Nexus 1 and Desire and Evo

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  • 2010-06-04 20:56
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> In reply to me @ 2010-06-04 19:33 from PIZ1 - click to readThat is what puts me off, the Symbian OS. I want this phone but I want Android!

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  • 2010-06-04 20:52
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Nokia keeping very Quite about the N8 an the new software on it,we use to be able to see loads of websites showing off Nokia new mobiles,but the N8 not many showing this New Software an Features,an want to see a review about the Camera an the Dolby Speakers on the N8,Nokia might be waiting to see the New iPhone released before they start to really show off the N8

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  • 2010-06-04 20:48
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take a look at HTC Evo, Desire, Samsung Galaxie S, Omnia HD, LG gw 990 BL 40, SonyEricson Satio, Vivaz, and more from them and N8 all gseat an

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  • 2010-06-04 20:37
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Hi.i think when it comes to Iran it costs about 900euro.all cellphones here are like this!!!

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  • 2010-06-04 20:34
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> In reply to me @ 2010-06-04 19:33 from PIZ1 - click to readHi There,

To each his own. But you are incorrect about Android versus S^3.

For example, the things people use most on a phone, the phone, sms, music. In all of these things I prefer S^3 greatly over Android. In fact, the media player in Android is so bad, people are happy there are 3rd party apps to alleviate the stress.

We can disagree about a lot of things, but S^3 is still better for texting, calling & music.

Also, Hardware UI acceleration FTW! :)

Cheers, have a good day.

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  • 2010-06-04 20:24
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this is truly a great mobile device. I was planning on getting the N86 but after seeing this I know I'm getting this instead. Nokia and Sony Ericsson are the best!

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  • 2010-06-04 20:24
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> In reply to anosh @ 2010-06-04 19:44 from SX@d - click to readCPU is UNDERclocked and can be adjusted with firmware to 1Ghz. Like happened to 5800, increased speed with firmware...

In any case, its fast enough now.

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  • 2010-06-04 20:20
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> In reply to anosh @ 2010-06-04 20:10 from SX@d - click to readi am not sure if they gonna use Android! ... but for sure they will use Windows Mobile

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  • 2010-06-04 20:16
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well friends, i think that nokia will try to meet demands of all clients in the near future and make phones with OS Android too

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  • 2010-06-04 20:10
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I know that nokia is capeable to make great and super smartphones N8 is an example, just can imagine the next super comps.

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  • 2010-06-04 19:55
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> In reply to anosh @ 2010-06-04 19:44 from SX@d - click to readwait for the future devices .. and skip this one

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  • 2010-06-04 19:50
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i think this is a truely great mobile comp N8. But it should have a cpu at least 850 to 1.3 ghrz for smoother and faster performance performanced

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  • 2010-06-04 19:44
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> In reply to me @ 2010-06-04 19:33 from PIZ1 - click to readi totaly agree with you on all what you said!

i will talk about my self! i dont care about how many applications or or or !

Free Navegation for life, Awesome Camera, Fm Transmetter, and so many other specifications will satisfy me :)

i am not demanding! they are more than what i need. and symbin is just fine with me lol i like it

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  • 2010-06-04 19:41
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android have a better look, plenty of apps n games, easy to be used, extreme speed of web browsing and look so much more like a smartphone.. symbian is old and ugly.. seriously.. android is very fast n smooth. wait till android 2.2 is out. it would so much better. i dont hate this phone, i just don't want u guys to regret getting a symbian device. but in the end, it is ur choice.=)

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  • 2010-06-04 19:33
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