Yeah...SURELY we will buy from competition (NOT) ! Just because it has the LATEST software (am talkin about competition)...it doesn't mean that we will abandon the lil gadget(optimus) ! I buy a phone for what it can do ! I bought an N8, ignoring the fact that it has the lame symbian... But the camera is amazing , the Usb On The Go is the best feature of them all, everything works!... the HDMI is really useful, FM transmitter is a wonder, Divx Xvid playback, Bluetooth 3.0, 16 GB of internal memory + 32 from Micro SD. GREAT AMOLED display, elegant construction and feeling... I'm satisfied. I don't give a damn about the Symbian. The next phone that's gonna KINDA have the same specs is gonna be the Galaxy S2... Well I can't wait THAT long for it...and surely it's going to have a HUGE price (it's not launched yet here where I am). I bought This baby for like... 290 Euros. Sure, most of you are going to say that with that money I could have bought an HTC, or an iPhone. SURE, but I hate the iGadgets with all my guts and HTC isn't what I'm looking for in features! Sorry. And I could have bought an Xperia (I'm a huge SONY fan), but I wanted the features I mentioned above.
Well I'm stuck with the N8 now and I'm happy about it. I'm not an APP maniac... I'm just a Multi Media consumer. :)
So...if the Optimus meets your demands, buy it ! Don't think about the Gingerbread... just buy what you NEED ! If this suits you, go for it.
Ok, I checked the specs page, Nokia N95 is listed as a dual-core smartphone. Why was it not considered? (Registered with my facebook account just to post this, my previous unregistered post is taking ages to appear).
Update- Silly me! N95's not really dual-core. It just has a 330mhz CPU along with another DSP. It says "dual CPU" not "dual core".
What about the Nokia N95? Wasn't that a dual-core smartphone released years ago?