Anonymous, 16 Mar 2011Here is a direct link to his post. Nokia was trying to cover up the purple screen defect by ba... moreI have this phone and it don' t any problem like that mine was order from amazon.com 03/08/2011 and it is made in finland.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2011Everything up to this point are just speculations we don't really know what went wrong. If you... moreMy observation on my n8,
My n8 its shown dark brown in analog clock in the dark place, but in morning not shown this is look pure black but when I go in the dark place again dark brown will bck again. what wrong? Why in dark place is always appear this brownish color even watch movie in dark area its always appear , but if out in dark the brownish will disappear.. What do you think? The major problem? Hardware?amoled? firmware?
KINGPIN, 15 Mar 2011My phone is dark grey, very nice color for me, it is something like a dark BMW M3, powerful an... moreThanks for your support,me,my two other cousins,and my other friend, has bought dark grey,orange,blue, and silver. ALl are lovely,no defective at all. Very cool phone. I am just loving it man,cos it is a great phone,great hardware which I can play ip games and apps,superb,all d others were happy too. Cheers......let me play more with it for now :)
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2011What's appaling is the way Nokia handled the situation. Nokiausers.net forum member Buxz777 wa... moreHere is a direct link to his post. Nokia was trying to cover up the purple screen defect by banning buzx777, who tried to start out some threads on the official Nokia forums about the defect. So much for Nokia's world class service.
Pre-historic, 16 Mar 2011The admission of Nokia of defects is good BUT IT DOESN'T JUSTIFY it. Before releasing their pr... moreWhat's appaling is the way Nokia handled the situation. Nokiausers.net forum member Buxz777 was banned several times at the official Nokia forums for starting out some threads about the purple screen defect. After getting banned a few times, he was able to get ahold of somebody up there and he was unbanned and was able to post his thread. Nokia was trying to cover up the defect at first but buxz777 made a lot of noise about the issue and was ultimately able to get Nokia's attention.
5th post from the top. buzx777 was banned for posting a thread with a poll on how many N8s were defective.
Below are excerpts from from CEO STEPHEN ELOP based on GSMARENA Article dated Feb. 09,2011--SAD BUT TRUE. Nokia bridge is falling down.
"...Consumer preference for Nokia declined worldwide. In the UK, our brand preference has slipped to 20 percent, which is 8 percent lower than last year. That means only 1 out of 5 people in the UK prefer Nokia to other brands. It's also down in the other markets, which are traditionally our strongholds: Russia, Germany, Indonesia, UAE, and on and on and on.
How did we get to this point? Why did we fall behind when the world around us evolved?
This is what I have been trying to understand. I believe at least some of it has been due to our attitude inside Nokia. We poured gasoline on our own burning platform. I believe we have lacked accountability and leadership to align and direct the company through these disruptive times. We had a series of misses. We haven't been delivering innovation fast enough. We're not collaborating internally.
Nokia, our platform is burning."
kankuzu, 16 Mar 2011hello 2 all, about n8 problem..i heard that the first model is the problem one,but after probl... moreThe first batch of N8s have the overheating motherboard problem and now we are dealing with the purple screen defect. You are lucky to get a perfect unit but a lot of defective units are still in the wild and Nokia should do a recall to prevent the public from getting a defective unit.
hello 2 all, about n8 problem..i heard that the first model is the problem one,but after problem appear nokia fix this problem,and now all problem is gone...i'm now using second edition n8,it ok...
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2011Everything up to this point are just speculations we don't really know what went wrong. If you... moreThe admission of Nokia of defects is good BUT IT DOESN'T JUSTIFY it. Before releasing their products, it should have been thoroughly tested. It seems they just approve the shipments of phones without the thorough testing, or management says so to approve the phones regardless if it has defects. Is that just for the money? Oh shame. Don't you think that's abusing Nokia fanatics of their trust? Nokia users who bought their phones should receive the same value for what they paid for. This is an expensive phone, just to realize defects exist in this phone. This is BRAND NEW, defective phones as BRAND NEW means defects were made during PRODUCTION, and still they shipped the faulty products. How many years more Nokia? another 10years of faulty products?
chester, 15 Mar 2011Even if I don’t support their strategy,I can proudly say Nokia & M$ partnership will not f... morePartnering with Microsoft for a new OS line up only means SYMBIAN phones are Pre-historic phones, it has many faults and complaints. If SYMBIAN is the best OS, using your common sense, you will know that it should not be changed. But Nokia is already replacing it.
am using n8 since 24th october 2010
thats nearly six month now
never hanged never restarted with no purple display
i must admit its a perfect device
took thousands of terrific photos and amazing HD videos and when it comes to functionability nothing is better than Symbian^3
As a phone its perfect crystall clear in call voice loud and crisp
sometimes i wish it got eyecandy UI as Android or Ios sometimes i think to switch to Samsung galaxy S ... but i stick to the N8 its really the All in one device
if anyone wanna any explanaation just ask
am the Dean of the N8 in this forum !!
KINGPIN, 15 Mar 2011My phone is dark grey, very nice color for me, it is something like a dark BMW M3, powerful an... moreMine too is grey and is a real beautiful piece of Hardware!! everybody love the way it screams im cooler than ur Ruberized Iphone !!
Which month is the pr 2.0 firmware update coming? i dont want to install third party roms on my precious n8.
[deleted post]My phone is dark grey, very nice color for me, it is something like a dark BMW M3, powerful and angry. Very coooooolll!!! In contrast with the grey text on the back NOKIA Nseries, and many others .
[deleted post]I do not recognize the phone you are talking about!
My N8 is 5 months old and works brilliantly. Never drops a call, never freezes and performs very well.
Would I buy another - too right! I compared N8 camera with IP4 the other day - there was no comparison the N8 was in a different class. Admittedly the IP4 has better apps and software but then it cost twice the price sim free! For all you that are looking at the N8, ignore all the idiots that have nothing better to do than to come on here just to slag off the phone - just go and buy it!!!
guyz 1st batch of n8 has over and second is still on..is there any news of now latest batch 3rd arrival i think so 3rd batch would be all defect free ....
rdca, 15 Mar 2011you mean amoled produce by samsung and nokia designed driver chip is not compatible or match? ... moreEverything up to this point are just speculations we don't really know what went wrong. If you want to know the latest about Nokia's purple scren then hit the link below. Nokia is now using a new defect-free screens and those with defects are still waiting to get fixed and the defect free screens haven't arrived yet. Just hold on for a bit. Nokia finally adimitted the defect and that's what really matters here. We have to thank these guys from Nokiausers.net for banging at Nokia's doors and getting the public aware of the defect and forcing Nokia to fix the defect. If the public were silent then nothing will be done.
Everyone interested in getting a new N8 must check the screen to avoid getting a defective unit. If the unit displays a reddish/purple analog clock then it's a sign of a defective unit. Use caution and avoid the hassle.