I agree, the vertu is totally aimed at the most elite ppl, the A class so to speak. The 8800 is however a very classy phone and I think it will be popular in Australia for the elite community as the vertu is pretty unheard of here. In terms of looks, i would myself prefer the 8800...
I have to disagree with that, there is no comparison between Nokia 8800 and Vertus. Nokia 8800 is totally targeted to a different market segment, where ppl can afford it in the med class. About the comparison with the casio and gucci it was only an exmaple!
Anyway to make my point more clear, 8800 is target to social grading C maybe B, Vertus is target to social grading 'A', so there is no comparison, because they are not in the same social grading targeted, do you understand.
First of all, I'm not an American, I'm British, and bloody proud of it!
I can understand your argument, to a certain extent, however, I think that you have chosen the wrong comparisisons.
My Nike running trainers (used just for running) cost £120, Prada trainers cost £175, the difference is negligible! And as for Casio, they are far better than Gucci, at least Casio make a watch that serves a purpose, Gucci use a rubbish quartz movement, that impresses no one. They dont even look good, cheap materials and over priced. (not inculding Tom Ford's designs, naturally).
There is a comparison between Nokia and Vertu.. Nokia are pitching the phone at people who, if you read the posts, own Patek Philipe, wear Spencer Hart and Interno8 and drive the A8 (because its not BMW and not as pretentious as an Aston Matin). Do you understand the demographic? Its the same as Vertu's!!
It seem that people in the USA don't really like this phone, and keep on comparing it to the vertu, if that the case you lot are so stupid especially DT, anyway, is like comparing casio to gucci or nike to prada, this answer is you can't make that comparison, can you get that through you brain, the vertu is £3000 and Nokia is only £600 there no comparison and that it.
I suppose for some people who don't have much achievement in their whole life, this 8800 can give their ego a boost ... personally, I am so sorry for them !!!
Which Trust do you work for?
Glad to hear that you own a decent timepiece.
the bottom line to this phone, is that the design and the pop up mechanism make it so different to the other phone in the market, i agree with Dan why ppl always complanning that the phone is expensive, is to differenate itself from other phone, and why does is have sh1t feature, well because it not design for a phone to play about, strickly a classy, fashionable phone to dial with.
Can people please stop asking why this phone is so expensive.
It is expensive purely because its intended target group are the upper class. This phone is not intended to be a common phone like your Samsung D500.
The phone is fantastic - just come out in the Uk and appearance and ergonomics are beautiful. ok is a blatant case of function follows form but who cares? it looks good and does the job.
the camera and video are much better quality than I expected - its only 0.5megapixel but the fact that it is SVGA means that it appears better than some higher resolution alternatives e.g. ericsson s700i and p910i. mine was free on an upgrade so cant even moan about the price!
this is the best phone (for me, at least), and i'll explain why. firstly i need to start using nokia again after having used qutie a few brands and feeling that the software speed and user interface never quite matched nokia (and in motorola's case it was ridiculously slow). also, i've used smartphones, imaging phones etc and i'm now after a phone which is still "cool" but doesn't boast all these technological features as its main selling point. with so many 6*** phones being nothing more than clones of each other, this is the only nokia which stands out from the rest. its got its distinctive place within the 8*** family (of which there have only ever been around 11 mainstream handsets). the solid build of the phone should mean that it doesn't start falling apart after a few weeks or normal use (like my motorola v80), and just like a piece of jewellery can hopefully be kept for YEARS to come.
anyone know why this fone is SO expensive?
my nokia 7270 has metal parts on it and how come its not worth as much? this fone dont even have that many features.
you all complain about the batt life if you charge youe phone every night how cares if you think its to pricy get over it all new phones thes days cost about that pride like the nokia n91 stop complaining about it i work in the phone industry i think if you dont like it stop writing you view on it and post some useful info on it
Mono ringtone & not loud enough.
Very short battery life.
Worst thing is the speaker volume way too quiet (even more quiet than the Motorola V3).
I think if it being targeted to the business community it should be a success. Got mine last week and I am reasonably happy with it although I think the 6230i is a better alround phone. The 8800 looks very classy and I hope it will stand up to a few falls and knocks etc,. The fingerprint thing is a bit of a nuisance ok and it is slightly on the heavy side but in saying that I still think women will love it because it is elegant and expensive so its the perfect present for your special lady. Overall I would give it 8 out of 10 with the 6230i being a 10. If you can afford it .. buy it.!
I finally got mine and i love it.way to go nokia is worth all the money spent. and for those of you that are saying is just thae average phone i got news for you. all the luck getting it.
Nice phone but very expensive. Its about RM3+++ over here.
The price is expected to decrease but not as much as other nokia phones.
Like all 8 series, the price decreases in a long time.
But the phone is a lovely thing
I am waiting for this phone to be delivered to me from O2 online. Ordered it over 10 days ago and they just keep pushing back the dates.
What is the ring tone quality like when playing mp3's? Is it loud enough? I think that seeing as this phone is not packed with features and is more a fashion phone, it is important that the ring tone quality is ace.