This is not the old symbian. This is Symbian^3 and it's brand new and much improved.
People also seem to forget that Symbian is a very low energy using OS, which means your phone will last longer than one day withouth recharge, unlike your typical Android that just sucks any battery dry in no time.
Karma, 10 Sep 2010What's the point? If your UI is such a same as Symbian all are your nice technologies are usel... moreit's not the os that makes the beauty of UI, it depends on the choice of manufacturers, I just showed the possibilities of each os in different environments.
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2010before to post your comment, you must know all OS and not use a phone to have a beautiful inte... moreWhat's the point? If your UI is such a same as Symbian all are your nice technologies are useless. Unless it's for geek's pleasure, I really don't see the point.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Must have for any smart phone
1) Dual SIM
2) Stylus input in additionwhy dual sim????
i have 1 only.
Let's just hope it won't be another disappointing product from nokia, like my last n97. The specs at the time seemed like out of this world, only to be stuck later on with a ton of frustrating glitches, silly alibis from the nokia don't care center and, one update after the other ..... From now on i won't be nokia's lab rat anymore. I'm not letting them learn how to develop their products with my money. The hell with all the phony specs they advertise, most of which will end up not working.
btw, what happened to customer satisfaction and money back guaranteed, no questions asked??? It would have been quite useful in the case of my n97, but it would have been a sure bankrupcy to nokia!
S_p_i_l_e, 08 Sep 2010im really really sorry....
S3 is only new aged S60
but all nokia OS's are almost the sam... morebefore to post your comment, you must know all OS and not use a phone to have a beautiful interface or use thousand apps.
look at what all OS support
Android: Dalvik Java Virtual Machine, beta native ecosystem for C development,Flash and not standard Java ME, use more ressource and memory than symbian and limited in multitasking
iOS: Objective C
Symbian: framework, Mscript, Silverlight, Python, Java ME, Flash Lite, Ruby, .NET, Web Runtime (WRT) Widgets and Standard C/C++, the only OS who manage ressource and memory with a real multitasking
MeeGo: same as symbian and more, real multitasking use more ressource and rom than symbian
WP7: same as symbian but use more ressource and Rom and not real multitasking
WebOS: Mostly web technologies, level between symbian and meego
all Nokia Symbian S60v5 with Custom Firmware = awesome. FPS improvement , CPU clock improvment , no lag , no hang , more RAM , more phone memory space. i use Nokia 5230 & it's really awesome with CFW. thank's to Symbian Modder. ^_^
ghuozo57, 09 Sep 2010Nokia is definitely the most eco-friendly phone manufacturer!
F.Y.I: Nokia is still taking th... moreThe almighty brand being "green"? I always wonder how so?
This company practically releases several models in matter of months, several dozens (if not hundreds) every year.
With constantly new models coming out, what about the old models? Will they be sold out before the new ones come in? I doubt so.
So what happened to these old model new phones? Selling them cheap to 3rd world countries? With current globalization / logistics, people may get these phones cheap and resell them back in the developed countries, hence hosting threats to the pricing of the new models. Then where can these "old" models can go beside the landfills?
And isn't this company, by constantly releasing so called "new" models, encouraging its customers to replace their phones sooner than they should be? As oppose to the "one model per year" company, most actually use the phone for at least one year, if not 2. Where do the old phones go? Landfills?
How about the tooling and molding for the new models? What would happen to the old tooling and molding? Landfills?
And why keep making the 2mm chargers / plugs when the ROW (other than the always unique brand) already moved to micro-USB?
Last but not least, you want a monster cam? Why not get a DC? Even a low-end DC probably can take better photos than most PHONES with camera.
Now the question is
should we choose n8, e7 or n9?
It is a shame if nokia do not announce meego phone at nokia world.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Symbian^3 OS is completely different to S60v5 OS. The UI however is almost the same. S60v5 is ... morei agree with you dude...nokia will gain the smartphone market again once their first meego os device is released.
meego = intel's moblin os + nokia's maemo os
meego os will surely change the way how people use their smartphone
Nokia is definitely the most eco-friendly phone manufacturer!
F.Y.I: Nokia is still taking the #1 spot in Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics.
Anyway, regarding the phone i'm going to buy it because of 12 Megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera...that's a monster camera
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Too little, too late.
I used to be a Nokia fan. But I got sick of waiting around for them ... moreyou know, you're not buying the nokia n8 just because of the symbian os. 499 is worth every penny because it's made from steel, has a 12 megapixel carl zeiss optics camera w/led flash(yes, you heard it "carl zeiss" means top-notch), hdmi support, external usb drive support, awesome craftsmanship, gpu supporting opengl es 2.0 (yes, this device is meant for heavy 3d graphics), large and bright AMOLED screen (it's nokia so expect good quality in any lighting conditions), 16 GB internal memory with MicroSDHC support, HD video recording!
for me 499 is worth every penny because of these stunning features...
i do not care even if it's symbian (symbian is the most stable smartphone os, anyway)
12 Megapixel and beyond!!!
Nokia is just starting to pick up their good pace.
Keep it up.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Do you even read the information before going on and on about bullsh*t you don't even know abo... moreYou are not true Symbian fanboy! You forgot to mention that Symbian is open source ;).
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010its symbian OS ..no need to name as nokia OS 3..what abt iphone?did they use iphone OS4 instea... moreMaybe you are missing the fact that actually there is Nokia OS and it is the most popular OS for mobile phones in the world.
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010Too little, too late.
I used to be a Nokia fan. But I got sick of waiting around for them ... moreRemember 499 Euro is a PRE-ORDER PRICE in certain countries. Other countries are cheaper:
Too little, too late.
I used to be a Nokia fan. But I got sick of waiting around for them to make something like this. And once my 5800xm died, I got myself a Nexus One, six months ago. And I've never looked back since.
Android's got the momentum now. And I really can't see how Symbian can get it back. And Nokia still doesn't get it. It's not about the hardware. It's not even really about the UI (since Android is not as smooth as iOS). It's about the cloud. That's the future. Heavy integration with the cloud and the web. Google gets it. Apple and Nokia don't. They approach everything as either a hardware or software problem. Google looks at issues as service problems.
And for 499 Euros? WOW. Just imagine the Androids you can get at that price. What are they smoking in Espoo?
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2010what is nokia problem !!!! why nokia make us fool !!!! why nokia is playing with us ? why pre... moreEach company puts many of their phones on pre-order before releasing it. Samsung did it with Galaxy S and Apple did it with the iPhone 4, now Nokia is doing it with their N8 showing that it is close to being released.