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> In reply to SUDHAKAR @ 2014-12-28 14:27 from utAs - click to readI don't quite trust windows phone. Yet.

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  • 2014-12-29 06:19
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> In reply to Aadrian @ 2014-12-29 00:31 from 0wxc - click to readOh that's great to hear, it's good that it's not some hardware problem. I never used Whatsapp but I've seen apps called "Close Whatsapp" and "Whatsapp Scheduler" which turns it on/off at specific times of the day. Personally I hate that type of applications (always running, always connected to the internet) where the user doesn't have any control. Problem solved, then. :-)

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  • 2014-12-29 03:09
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Finally my N8's screen turns off automatically again. I found out whatsapp kept on running continuously and that caused problems, while I don't even use whatsapp on this phone.
So I deleted the app, and now the phone's screen does turn off from itself again.

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  • 2014-12-29 00:31
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-20 09:26 from v0qG - click to readNey. Look at lumia 730 and 830 models. It will suit you.

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  • 2014-12-28 14:27
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All of you can use real player on nokia n8 phones.

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  • 2014-12-27 07:27
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-26 01:36 from B}Qj - click to readThanks mate, I'll take a look on these discussion forums soon. Hope to find a solution there, I've tried pretty much all with settings etc...
I'll let you know once I solved the issue!

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  • 2014-12-27 00:33
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> In reply to Patrick @ 2014-12-24 20:57 from fjRe - click to readupdate nokia store first, maybe it can help about quick office . .but i am not sure about real player.

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  • 2014-12-26 12:49
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> In reply to Patrick @ 2014-12-24 20:57 from fjRe - click to readI don't know about Real Player but you can get Quick Office by doing a Google search for this:

Quick Office v7.1.18 - Eng Only+ License+ E/F Mod - Symbian S60v5 S^3 Anna Belle signed

Or look for this:

Quick Office 7.01(18)

It should be modded so you can install it on E or F and free some space on C.

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  • 2014-12-26 01:47
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> In reply to Aadrian @ 2014-12-26 00:19 from 0wxc - click to readOuch! Is the screensaver on or off? I have no idea but other people seem to have had this problem and there are too many possible answers. See here:
http://discussions.nokia.com/t.../td-p/822345
and here:
http://discussions.nokia.com/t...td-p/1574324

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  • 2014-12-26 01:36
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The screen on my N8 doesn't turn off automatically anymore. It doesn't matter if I set the screen lock-time differently, it just doesn't turn off anymore, except if I use the lock switch. Anybody facing the same issue? Or what to do about it?

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  • 2014-12-26 00:19
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Hi. I lost the realplayer and quickoffice by mistake. I can't download for reinstalling them from ovistore or nokia store. Someone can help?

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  • 2014-12-24 20:57
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> In reply to Hammad Iqbal @ 2014-12-20 13:20 from g8Kw - click to readSorry. Nokia phone division is now MSFT owned and the "other" Nokia will only be making Foxconn devices from now on.

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  • 2014-12-21 07:24
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One of the best phone, if one talks about the durability, design, camera, voice and many more. NOKIA why don't u put the android in this. I used to have this phone, really loved this phone, but the software made me to change this phone.
Try to come up with upgraded andriod version, and if possible now with more speed (CPU, RAM) and last but not the least, big screen as well.
I hope that u will grow u sales by TONS!!!! Still ppl want to see NOKIA grow with such great phones like N8...........

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  • 2014-12-20 13:20
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Can't find decent nokia n8/ nokia n8 sellers (lmao). Tried looking at androids. The ones I can afford have measly internal memories and with Google's idiotic SD card restrictions with KITKAT version of their MODERN OS,I'm not looking forward to rooting just so I can install apps. On the memory card. Pfffft. Link2sd my behind.


What a dilemma.

Will sit out till next year.

Or just get abandoned kitkat devices if I can't help myself.



Haha. Abandoned KITKAT devices. Expensive devices at launch. I'm looking at you, SONY. Booohoooo.

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  • 2014-12-20 09:26
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-16 01:52 from B}QL - click to readThe level of software configurability in Windows Phone leaves you no doubt - it is assumed you are too stupid to use a system with any advanced features so all these had been removed. They didn't stop on system options, they even removed some of the key software! Lumia 510 (I know it is not exactly in the same class of phones but is much newer) fresh out of the box - it obviously has bluetooth but you can't use it to eg. send contacts from your old phone as it has no Bluetooth software (nor SD cards slot).. I believe N8 was one of Nokias top achievements in their multitask phones lineup as it has everything it should have plus a lot more rare features like FM transmitter, HDMI Out, USB In and more. I personally loved N900 as well but it wasnt really handy in some situations. N8 for a change performs brilliant everywhere I take it. It required some mods done to the software to enable installation of custom applications but its done easily and gives you access to hundreds of Symbian applications available to download all over internet. Battery savers for example are one of these handy tools that effectively gives you extra day or two to current battery lifetime. I'm an old Symbian user and every time some cool 'new' app came out for Android you could always find something similar for Symbian (except for games but I play Sudoku-like stuff so can't say). N8 is my perfect phone, does everything current smartphones do (it also does what they stopped doing), looks nice, lasts longer, is reasonably durable and has a proper good camera. Lumia 510-likes compared to N8 being 4 years old still look as useful as 3510i (great phone though, in its times).

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  • 2014-12-19 00:39
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but nokia why did you make such great mistake.... and look at how this four yes legendary phone n8 is getting much interest from your customers,but you end up given your company to the hands of those that can't produced such a gadget like n8 .

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  • 2014-12-17 17:09
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16% daily interest suddenly. Nice to see the N8 is still popular despite being 4 years old.

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  • 2014-12-17 00:10
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-12 05:19 from v0qG - click to readWow, we have had 15% interest for days now. Maybe people are waiting for my reply? Why don't all those visitors ask something? Hey I'm available for interviews! Oh well. :-)

Old Symbian was so cool for the era, well even now smartphones can't do some of that stuff. I remember the 3650, one of my friends had it, and I just looked at the 3230. I still have my 6600 for which I've had a few "Oh is it the one from the movie?" comments. :-) That was my first Symbian, after that an E51 and a few phones in-between. It was so much fun with all those apps and games, I remember battery could last for a week, but with my use... A day or two.

Well Apple assumed everything right - give them one big button that they can press when they don't know what to do, and they're safe, voila, best phone ever. I remember trying to make my father take a pic with an iPhone (he's very old) and telling him "just press the only key there is to take a photo" and he kept pressing the "home" key instead the _only_ key shown _on_the_display_! Argh! Make something that even a fool can use and only a fool will use it. :-) As someone said elsewhere on GSMArena - the world is full of people, and people are made of humans. :-/

Back on topic, the other day I used an app called BelleCleaner and got some more free space. However, it looks like it cleaned too much as when I went to the messages there were no sender names beside the messages any more. Only phone numbers. Oops! Solution: Go to phonebook, set "SIM card contacts" as default, then go back and set "phone memory contacts" as default again. Problem solved. :-)

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  • 2014-12-16 01:52
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-11 20:17 from B}Qp - click to readI'm reminded of the time when one of my online friends on a now defunct site called her gf while an action movie was playing on smartmovie.


On a nokia 3650.


Maybe apple assumed ppl are too stupid to shut down apps sent to the background but I can't blame them since a lot of ppl caused my nokia 3230 to hang because they thought pressing RED KEY equates to shutting them down.


Bummer. Must be the same reason why nokia s40 didn't include multitasking out of the box or turn the RED KEY into Appshutdown on their s60v2 os8 and up.

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  • 2014-12-12 05:19
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-11 05:30 from v0qG - click to readHa! Totally agreed. I've always thought of the iPhone as the Nokia 3310 of the new era - wow it's fast, it's pretty, everyone has it, everyone wants it, everyone talks about it (except the "indestructible" bit naturally)... But when a demanding user gets one it's just frustrating. Back then, I got rid of my 3330 and got a Sony Ericsson, slower but with proper menus and I could actually do things quicker. :-)
You think egg timer stopping is bad? OK, now imagine this: I'm talking via Skype on my N8 (back when Skype still worked on Symbian) to someone with an iPhone 4. I get a message - I hear a beep, I check the message, I keep talking. A bit later I need to check something on the web, I check it via Opera Mini while still talking on Skype about what I'm reading. And then...
ZAP!!!
Call dropped.
The other side calls again and says sorry, there was a text message.
Hello???
:-D

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  • 2014-12-11 20:17
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