I think Nokia(and its fanboys) beats the drum about the camera because they know N8 cannot match the competition in regard to display, user interface, speed (don't tell me you do not want to browse the net from your mobile as fast as possible), applications (why someone will not want good games on their mbile?), etc.
In the end, you can kill your time making pictures of your shoes with this phone, because I don't believe the games will be very engaging:).
miscof_7, 06 Oct 2010Most Nokia haters are American. They hate it for Symbian, which is not American. See any relat... more"can n8 beat wave s8500 overall?"
It depends on your preferences and what you find important. Judging just from the specs list, they seem quite similar, except for one important point: the camera. The camera on N8 blows other mobiles out of the water and then some. So yeah, in my eyes the Wave is beat.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010I just had an email from Nokia Direct saying I should be getting my N8 in 2 weeks - how come p... moreI think it all depends on where you order from. Bigger companies/operators might get theirs earlier, hence the availability differences. I've ordered mine from an operator in Finland in September, but I still haven't got it and no idea when I shall. Hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks though.
Good article, It's nice to see some impartiality on it all. Some great points made from people on aspects of the Symbian 3 UI which some reviews decide NOT to compare where Nokia clearly wins. There is definitely a case of bash the big boys when it comes to Nokia.
I'll use whatever is the best device out there and in the last few years Nokia has not been good at the top level hence I've used Iphones and HTC, but in saying that it's time for a change to something new and the N8 is finally something from Nokia I think I will try out.
Just admit it GSMA. You're just as hurt as those other nokia fanboys reading those legit reviews from the others because you guys are nokia fanboys yourselves.
For example. Engadget, Gizmodo, BGR, and Phone Arena publishes similar news articles most of the time, which includes iphone related articles that you guys seem to be oblivious about. Iphone articles that are big news that we see and read from all the others, except here on your site, but yet you notice their articles favoring the iphone over your precious n8.
Btw, there's already an article from the others about nokia's meego head that left nokia. It's not even on here. Hmmm, I wonder why?
I just had an email from Nokia Direct saying I should be getting my N8 in 2 weeks - how come people are already unboxing them, if I can't get it directly from Nokia? Bizarre!
Thank you for ordering the new Nokia N8. Your Nokia N8 will soon be ready for delivery and we expect to deliver it to you within the next two weeks. You will be one of the first to receive the new Nokia N8, packed with lots of exciting features.
If you have any questions about your order, you can contact us directly at 0800 888 100.
Nokia Online Shop Customer service http://www.nokiadirect.co.uk
I've got the Nokia N8 as of yesterday. And I'm still thrilled to use it. I've already forgotten my N97 :).
The quality the smoothness and not to forget the multi-tasking is not to be taken lightly.
I still need a week to play with it, before I can really make a judgement.
Oh my goodness. What kind of an article is this? Can you even call this an article? It's more of like GSMA acting like a nokia fanboy at a comments section of an article trying to defend nokia. Hey GSMA, just make your own review and stop criticizing other reviews. Shameful really.
Try and compare the N8 with the iPhone:
1. Call a friend
2. Check your calendar, what's next?
3. Read incoming email
4. Missed events
These are just a few things that the N8 lets you do immediately. Why these weren't tested is clear: make the N8 (and all s60 5th and other symbian approaches to usability) look worse than they are in everyday use.
miscof_2, 06 Oct 2010Why put android on this? If people want android, they'll buy android phones.
Android is ... moreif im gonna buy between the three, nokia n8, samsung wave, and iphone4?
1. N8 - open and free to hack, easily hackable and insane camera and vid quality(see allaboutsymbian.com regarding camera comparison)
2. Iphone4 - nice but security is really annoying
3. Samsung wave - good phone but no better than the two
miscof_5, 06 Oct 2010i used 331o 11oo 6630 and now usind n82........... music series is not good as n series...n8 i... moremaybe symbian os is a lil unpolished yet but dont compare a feature iphone to smart n8. Go put ur iphone and shove it ur @$5, i think you have to point it the right way since its in
miscof_7, 06 Oct 2010Most Nokia haters are American. They hate it for Symbian, which is not American. See any relat... moreGo compare the specs of your wave and the n8,ull see the n8 is better overall(comparing specs),its just the cpu thats better on the wave,but the 3d accelerator makes up for that in the n8. And if by accident you go sit on your phone it would most likely break in 2
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010Most Nokia haters are American. They hate it for Symbian, which is not American. See any relat... moreMost Nokia haters are American. They hate it for Symbian, which is not American. See any relation here? I do. American blog sites feed the hate in Apple/Android fans and those come to other blogs such as GSMA and vent their hate here. Face it, Americans have zero tolerance for other nations' or people's success. Especially if that success eclipses their own. This is why the hate campaign against Nokia has reached an unprecedented high. The N8 beats all the mobile devices out there in many areas, and US hardware/software manufacturers are feeling threatened.
can n8 beat wave s8500 overall?
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2010http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/nokia-n8-692448/review
n8 is bad n ppl ... moren8 is bad n ppl will regret buying
its not that bad, lets just say its only a mid-end-ranged phone.
sohelBD, 05 Oct 2010i used 331o 11oo 6630 and now usind n82........... music series is not good as n series...n8 ... morei used 331o 11oo 6630 and now usind n82........... music series is not good as n series...n8 is faaaaar better than iphone 4g...
i disagree, how can n8 be faaaaaaar better than iphone 4? lol
just compare the specs... n8 cant come any closer...
the only thing that makes n8 better is the camera and price...
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2010Why do you want Android on it? "BECAUSE ITS SO COOL!" is not an answer.Why do you want Android on it? "BECAUSE ITS SO COOL!" is not an answer
true, android is very popular nowadays, but i dont really like android that much. i prefer meego or if they develop more, the LiMo os... im just saying that n8 is lousy enough to say that it cannot handle android that easily as compared with wave s8500 (if thares a chance to port android into it.)