Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010Years ahead of the SonyEricsson Satio?
A twelve megapixel, Symbian based, touchscreen smar... morehaha, nice one dude I'd forgot about Satio. If only SE gave two s***ts about its customers and supported its devices. They're getting a *little* better now, but really it's a shame considering how nice their machines can be.
We didn't want Battery access, you guys need it! haha
-posted from my iphone4 held incorrectly with a bumper case to prove a point any talk of dropping signal is all lies
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010Did you try removing the battery to reset it?..
...oh, hang on.... or you could hold the power button for 10 seconds to perform a hard-reset.
Hardeep Singh, 12 Nov 2010Yeah so yesterday, Android's had the 12mpx camera for years and iPhone's offered HDMI out with... moreYears ahead of the SonyEricsson Satio?
A twelve megapixel, Symbian based, touchscreen smartphone...
...the N8 was at least a year behind.
Yeah sure, whatever you reckon dude.
i dropped my N8 and it refused to come on. No physical damage, but just wouldn't switch on. Sent it back to the Nokia priority partner and its now been 20 days and there's no trace of my phone as yet. Pathetic service from Nokia India - they did not even replace it with another N8. What's the point of all these tests if it simply doesn't switch on and after sales is so poor.
[deleted post]Please point out the post where I said anything to the effect that "touchscreen interface is only the thing importent to an smartphone"
If you pay attention, you'll find I'm one of the strongest s60/Sym^3 advocates around these parts. However there is no denying that Nokia has been behind the 8-ball in their touch interfaces. This may change with Sym^3, especially with their upcoming updates which I am keen to see.
In any case you're either slow on the uptake, posting with some kind of agenda or trolling. Please grow up.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2010Last Nokia I had was an E52 - it's the last Nokia I'll ever buy.
The N8 is so yesterday anyways.Yeah so yesterday, Android's had the 12mpx camera for years and iPhone's offered HDMI out with Dolby Digital plus in 2007.
No matter what you fanboys say, your favourite companies don't have the skill to match Nokia in technology so anything Nokia makes is years ahead of competition.
At least the screen didn't crack like an iphone!!
nano, 12 Nov 2010that was not a drop test.. it is a sliding test.. with that slow rotating motion, the phone in... more(copy-pasted from an earlier post)
If you look carefully when the tester opens the boxes (0:22-25) there is a platform inside the boxes themselves, which prevents the phone from sliding more than a few inches before it drops.
As for the materials the box is made of - you seriously think steel has that much "give"? It's not a heavy device that would force the steel to "give" (as compared to a hammer or bowling ball).
Also don't forget the test was for two whole minutes, and was done repeatedly. I reckon if you counted every time I've dropped any handset, it wouldn't be that many times! :--D
No single test can cover all possible drop situations, but once again: show me any other handset being subjected to the same test and I'll be very interested in the result. I don't doubt that other handsets are as tough, but this has been quite a good demonstration.
that was not a drop test.. it is a sliding test.. with that slow rotating motion, the phone inside will just slide slowly and not dropping.. and the hardness of the surface of that box will not be as tough as a concrete floor.. that test was not even showing half of the real action when you drop your phone directly from your palm to the concrete floor. that test was just used to fool somebody..
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010I know in the business world, there is no free lunch.
Why this site reviews almost every mo... moreI did not know about this - hrm. You may have a point there. We did get the recent Wave review, but it's true that we just don't see a lot in the way of mid-low-end phones from the other manufacturers.
There could be perfectly legitimate reasons for this of course: maybe it's just harder for the GSMA guys to get their hands on devices ultimately confined to AsiaPac or the US. But it would be nice to get an explanation.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010Fans of the almighty brand never want to admit the fact the almighty brand REFUSED to release ... moreNo rational person will deny that Nokia has been slow on its feet when it comes to touchscreen devices. Only absolute evangelists would feel bad about admitting this.
Your expectation that all fans of a given system are this irrationally passionate only reveals your own shortsightedness. Wake up.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010Either you never tried the N76 or the company would try to deny it ever made the N76...one of ... moreThat was when they were trying to copy the Motorola Razr before they switched to trying to copy the iPhone.
Nokia, always imitating.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010I'm sure lots of Symbian users like paying for things from the OVI store, that must be why it'... moreI don't think most Symbian users even know what Symbian is all about.
In the days of N73, people bought it due to the camera. people bought N76 because it was the top of the line "flip phone" by the company, and I know many bought the 6-series just to make / receive calls SMS only.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010It's not a Symbian^3 phone in that news. Plus, they got the virus from using app from untrust... moreI'm sure lots of Symbian users like paying for things from the OVI store, that must be why it's so successful, after all Symbian has such a large market share compared to Android and iOS.
Then again Symbian users are cheapskates who'll get free Apps from anywhere, including Trojan laden ones like the Chinese example.
lui, 12 Nov 2010I have had few phones of all brands, last 2 happened to be Nokia for the only reason I wanted ... moreApples third OS update this year will be released very soon, iOS 4.2 it will bring third party App multitasking and folders to the iPad and Airshare and AirPrint to iPhones, iPod touches and iPads among other things.
What's this once a year business?
I wonder when the Vodafone Australia X10 will get 2.1 speaking of Android, it's been available a while now.
sam, 11 Nov 2010like other symbian phones its so slow and hangs frequently . just use it. i wonder why nokia s... moreFans of the almighty brand never want to admit the fact the almighty brand REFUSED to release any (3G) touchscreen phone until AFTER the fruit company released its 3G phone WORLDWIDE.
Then all of the sudden the almighty brand released dozens of touchscreen phones. Initially also denied the need for capacitive screen but now...all these top line models have capacitive screens.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010I always remember the case below....
My friend was using the almighty brand "almighty&... moreHey wasn't that the phone where if you plugged in the headphones, you couldn't open the flip?
Yet another example of brilliant Nokia design.
I have had few phones of all brands, last 2 happened to be Nokia for the only reason I wanted a smartphone with a real GPS and voice guidance, 6110 navi and n97mini, they are quite sturdy and reliable.
But the OS of the n97mini feels so obsolete compared to Android and iOS... I went yesterday in a shop to finally handle the N8 with Symbian 3 and... it feels exactly the same, NOTHING has changed, my next phone will be Android, they update the OS 2-3 times a year, compared to once a year apple and eons of Nokia.
Plus I really dont understand Nokia plans: they ship a phone, N900, first and last with Maemo then few Symbian 3 that we already know it will die when MeeGo will be released??? a bit twisted...
I look at Motorola and Sony-Er., hope Nokia is not ending up the same way...(not that I actually really care much though!)