i won't buy this either if it's the real thing. i will stick with my iphone 3g. this design looks like a clone from china, so ugly. if apple really did design it, they should start finding a new one coz this design is crap!!
Praveen, 25 May 2010I don't why this Apple model also not introducing the Vedio Call Facility (Front Camera)It says in the specs that there is a secondary camera for video calling... :S
Anonymous, 23 May 2010Optus girl,
While I agree about the Iphone being better than Nokia in terms of software an... moreJust to get this straight. Maemo is not a version of Android. In fact it is worlds apart. Maemo, and MeeGo when it is done, are desktop operating systems fit into a phone size device.
You can run a python server on the N900 with Maemo. Other OS's do not even come close. Compare Maemo to Ubuntu, or XP.
Mario, 23 May 2010Well, well, well, what have we got here . . . People talking about N8 when this is supposed to... moreHi Mario,
Even though the I like the N8 a lot, what you just said is not true. It uses an ARM11, indeed, but no A9 or anything. What makes this thing so incredibly fast is the GPU, by broadcom, and the S^3 hardware accelerated UI. This is the reason the N8 is pooping all over the Omnia HD, and even more so on the 3GS.
the new Iphone may be even a little faster, but the downsides are horrible battery life, staid design, no flash, no hdmi, no camera ( i know there is one, but compared to the N8, it doesnt count) no SD,... I could go on.
If you really need a lot off relatively useless apps, get the Iphone. If you want to be part of a new era in mobile devices, get the Nokia N8. S^3 contains Qt, which means that apps written for Maemo, MeeGo, S^3 etc can all run on S^3. These are no fart apps either. N8 is going to be tough to beat for the new Iphone, even though it is just over half the price. HALF!.
I don't why this Apple model also not introducing the Vedio Call Facility (Front Camera)
if really it look like that i will never buy this mobile i will keep using the hold Iphone 3GS or i will chose other phone
Apple strong point is the appstore and games with nice graphics seriously im addicted just by using my itouch it has so many apps from music to games and videos there is nothing u cant find in the appstore.
But for Nokia Im using N97 its ovi store has so few games and apps plus alot needed to be paid.
I Cant decide if I should go for N8 With full powered hardware like 12 mp camera and xenon flash
or Iphone 4G with alot of apps but has restrictions. Its hardware vs Apps But to be honest right here in my country which is singapore. Everwhere I walked there is not a single person using nokia anymore everywhere i go is an IPhone What do u guys think?
guys iphone 4g vs n8
Well I know a nice piece of engineering when I see one. It's always abour delivering something new & exciting. The samsung I8520 & Nokia N8 have these qualities. Apple have used the same old design which is hardly innovative like samsung or HTC or nokia but it is engineered well.
While it might be built out of metal casing well,
Apple does need to re-think I think for itself & for the market & for the wide range of user base. An absolute must if they are seriously thinking of creating a modern good phone but the design needs flares & difference for some people. But it will or won't appeal to you.
There are just too many gamers, Computer enthusiasts out there who are wanting High spec smartphones. ARM CPU's, Powerful GPUs, High RAM/ROM, AMOLED, High capacity batteries, High capacity storage, Blutooth, WiFi N. Large screen, High quality camera. Then again maybe there aren't. Performance is essential. Apple at the mo only seems to fit 2-3 of these sectors.
But it's anyones guesse what apple fans are looking for in their next handset. The rest of us on the other hand are embracing other phones for being innovative, creative, utilizing modern technologies which actually do matter & make the difference between buying the device or not.
Probably most people know...
It isn't all about the hardware though. You need a good OS, a good user experience is essential, intuitive, simple, quick, easy to use, light, efficient, fast processing, Memory handling, lots of gesture based, lots of content & support.
What do apple fans think?
What are you looking for in your next phone?
What's different from 3GS?
Well I sorted of expected this outcome from apple. To bring very late to the table something of a mixed bag of technologies, some of which very desirable & attractive & outdated, & some missing that you just can not live without which is what puts me off the Apple phones everytime. Sorry apple, closed source if a big no no for me, flash, adobe, goole apps. Nope
First of all you get a TFT 960x640 pixel res screen. But skip to bottom of the list. Standard battery. Apple please define standard battery. Of course it will be sealed as usual, which is another big let down. The TFT, & that pixel res is going to be very power hungry, Old 7 power hungry for a standard battery & high res screen.
I know someone who has a 3GS, he can't use the A-GPS 3G modem when traveling for more than 45 mins without highly draining the battery. I can run my nokia 5800 for well over an hour, swich A-GPS off & not even loose 2 bars. The processor is not your apple. It's ARMS, don't go putting your patent onto ARM CPU's & say you own it.
It need to have a OLED or SAMOLED for 60% less battery drainage, 20 or 30% less reflective for bright sunlight legibility, not TFT. The storage is very nice, but WiFi again, this product has not been sadly signed up for the WiFi N certified products list. Speakers look great & will probably sound great, that's a must. 5MP camera with LED. Nah. Needs xenon & a least a decent sized CCD image sensor & aperture to call it a decent camera that will rival at least most compact digicams. 720P video recording thanks to ARM's amazing CPUS which are way better that anything snapdragon at lower clock rate with less power consumption, maybe like in Nokia N8 with the latest 45NM dual core. Nice.
After 3gs I really want to see something better.
Hate my iPhone just because is sooo outdated and cut every damn call I make, expected that new will be at least step ahead. NOT!
If this is the one .. Bye grandpa Apple!
Mario, 23 May 2010Well, well, well, what have we got here . . . People talking about N8 when this is supposed to... moreYeah right, you can read the brocure bro. lol
have you try to compare side by side between iphone and nokia? If you just speak about spec, well i'm not an apple representative staff so i don't need to know it too much. For me as a user, i do enjoy use apple iphone than nokia that's why i have all its gens.
Touch and play not press to play lol
i prefer a HTC desire anyday of the week to an iphone i just think there are rubish and everyone that has and iphone has to tell you they have iphones every 5 mins
Well, well, well, what have we got here . . . People talking about N8 when this is supposed to be all about Apple :-) How interesting. No wonder Nokia is such a dominant market force. Eitherway, let's correct a few 'facts'. The processor in N8 is a beast few people know and even fewer have encountered. The N8 uses a OMAP 3620 ARM11 (the new,redesigned cortex8 at 45nm)! Is a 720Mhz processor down cloaked to 680Mhz. Is very similar to the Snapdragon, just more modern (less power hungry and about 1/4 faster at the same clock rate). Rumors go around it will have the cutting edge, brand new OMAP 4430 (tween cortex9), (at the same clock rate and about 2.5x faster then the common Snapdragon). Apparently that was the reason for the N8's delay. If that's indeed the case, I expect Nokia to become even more dominant :-( Now you've got some real facts to argue about :-)