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  • 2010-05-17 08:51
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SMS view.

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  • 2010-05-17 08:47
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-17 03:43 from n7fJ - click to readI think I would wait for gsm arena review to really confirm that this phone doesn't have stereo speakers.

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  • 2010-05-17 08:47
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I am more Interested IN s3 than this phone. If s3 fail . Nokia fail symbian fail

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  • 2010-05-17 08:34
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It’s fairly common to see clones of Apple’s products over in China, and we’ve caught sight of an iPad clone before. Now it seems that another Chinese company has taken the time and effort to come up with the APad, another iPad clone. It’s priced at $210, which is less than half the price of the iPad, which could become a deal for those who are on a tight budget. Specifications of the APad include: see it at
• Dual-core Rockchip processor
• 2GB-32GB flash memory
• 128MB of RAM
• Memory card slot for up to 16GB of storage space
• 7-inch 800 x 400 touchscreen display
• Wi-Fi
• Google Maps
• Accelerometer
• Android OS

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  • 2010-05-17 08:01
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even though i got my galaxy spica awhile ago, i'm still gonna get this one once released. Eclair UI is great and responsive, not regretting buying it at good price. Some options in symbian were not found in android like built in explorer in the phone's drive, installing non-market apps to phone, but I can tell total "smatphone-ness" of android is comparable to symbian with better UI, for audiophile peeps they should not astray from nokia x/n series as these are still the best music phones in the industry. even though i found good setting for the spica mp3 player it's not goog enough for my last n series phone. huhu

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  • 2010-05-17 07:25
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-17 00:00 from n$ek - click to reads60v5 is compactible with s60v3. I have N5800 and i know. Also symbian^3 will support s60v5 apps

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  • 2010-05-17 07:09
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If this phone is bad then it is bad . We just do not let people judge it without seeing the retail product

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  • 2010-05-17 06:36
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C'mon, it is LED screen with other power saving components inside, save more energy, 1200mAh is simply more than enough.

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  • 2010-05-17 06:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-17 04:28 from pwT% - click to readWOW.... is all I can say, the camera quility is up to standard like a compact digi cam now it is that good, I thought the nokia n86 was good but this just blows you away :D

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  • 2010-05-17 05:16
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-17 04:29 from pwT% - click to readhow was the sound experience?..i plan to buy dolby surround headset like boss to have fully music experience from n8..

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  • 2010-05-17 05:12
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-17 04:29 from pwT% - click to readnice review of a prototype n8..but i want to ask m0re if its really support threaded sms?..and please describe the transition..please..thanks!

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  • 2010-05-17 05:08
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1. The author has used the N8 for a few days
2. Prototype prototype prototype

Overall Impressions

3. S^3 is a new OS with traces of S^1, not an old S^1 with brushes of improvements, something the author finds a consolation (but he later mentions that having traces of S^1 is nevertheless still a con)
4. S^1 is simply the touch version of S60v3, whereas S^3 provides an optimised touch interface. E.g. in S^1, input heavily depended on the 'Options' softkey. This dependence, which signified a non-touch keypad input system, has been greatly reduced in S^3, where drop-down menus appear wherever your finger is placed

Email on S^3

5. Email client has improved tremendously GUI-, UX- and function-wise (if I didn't mis-translate, I think he mentions there's multiple inbox support, multiple folder support, search support finally!, sorting enabled)

Homescreen on S^3

6. Author prefers the live updates delivered by the widgets system on S^3 compared to iPhone's notifications system, though he mentions the latter is also more intuitive
7. His personal favourite is still the N900's homescreen, which provides for even more customisation options
8. 85% of his everyday tasks can be completed through the homescreen, eliminating the need to enter the main menu, with this respect of the S^3 UI he's very satisfied

Multitasking on S^3

9. Efficiency in both running multiple applications as well as switching from app to app has seen improvements, thanks to more robust hardware and more streamlined coding
10. Live multitasking renders UI more intuitive
11. WebOS' multitasking UI is still more attractive

Misc improvements

12. Transitions (e.g. starting apps, screen rotation) are very smooth and dynamic
13. Coverflow is the way to go for touch-input player interfaces
14. Lock screen can display more information
15. Threaded SMS
16. Multitouch pinch-to-zoom (though he weirdly prefers spiral zooming on the N900!)
17. Browser hasn't seen many GUI changes, but definitely more stable compared to S^1
18. Opera 10 offers better navigation, but lacks full Flash support and multitouch


19. It wouldn't disappoint as a digital camera substitute
20. HDMI-out is very practical, author now saves the trouble of buying a HD-capable player and a HDD just to enjoy HD movies on his HDTV, he'd never imagined his first HD movie on the TV actually played from his N8!
21. USB OTG further complements this feature as he can now BT movies in the day to his portable HDD and play the movie via N8 without the need to use the computer at night
22. With push-email enabled, frequent web browsing, reading eBooks, N8's battery lasted 1.5 days

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  • 2010-05-17 04:29
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> In reply to ericdgadgetfreak @ 2010-05-17 02:05 from vxk4 - click to readyour right eric..i'll go with samsung galaxy s..nice specs sheet..and fast processor..

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  • 2010-05-17 04:15
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New os ui is much better. Good loudspeaker. Good design. Many essential app

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  • 2010-05-17 04:02
  • u73r
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I em nokia user, and I don't think i em going to bay this nokia and the reasons is:
No stereo speakers,
No much software for it,
Not good looking phone for gentlemen like me,
I don't like capacitive screen, and i don't care about that kind of "multitouch" even if it is dog fut touch!

I don't see either MeGoo is coming out at all, maybe I'll go for n97mini or Samsung HD because the new FW x4 seem to bee a good one as one update.

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  • 2010-05-17 03:43
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too slow to arrive in the philippine market...i'll go for samsung galaxy s in the meantime!

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  • 2010-05-17 02:05
  • vxk4
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This phone is great but I'm gonna wait for meego devices.That's gonna be the real deal.

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  • 2010-05-17 01:22
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-16 17:38 from PEdG - click to readIm glad the only thing you picked up on from my post was lack of DivX. Yes, SmartMovie might be available, but it doesn't make up for a lack of official DivX client or DivX playback support.

My other arguments still remain, re, lack of official Last.FM app, lack off Layar application, SportsTracker has only just been re-released.

Symbian is getting behind the times in terms of apps, probably due to the popularity of the cross manufacturer Android, and the dominance of the iPhone (I never said the iPhone was good).

Nokia really need something like that, and I think they'll fall short on the mark with the poor OS which is what iPhone and Android fans cry out for, and it falls short in the screen department.

Hopefully this is just a stop gap measure until Symbian^4.

But lets be honest, S60v3 apps weren't compatible wiht S60v5. Why do we think S60v5 apps will be compatible with Symbian^3? How long do you think we'll have to wait for the app developers to kick their programmers into gear?

Think I'll go with Android until Symbian^4 kicks in.

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  • 2010-05-17 00:00
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